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Erik Anderson

Erik thanks his mother for his love of all things Oscar, having watched the Academy Awards together since he was in the single digits; making lists, rankings and predictions throughout the show. This led him down the path to obsessing about awards. Much later, he found himself at GoldDerby, led by Tom O’Neill and then migrated over to Oscarwatch (now AwardsDaily), headed up by Sasha Stone before breaking off to create AwardsWatch. He is a member of the International Cinephile Society, GALECA (The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics), the International Press Academy and is the founder/owner of AwardsWatch.

Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics (GALECA) Sets Key Dates for Dorian Awards for Film and Television

“The critic has to educate the public; the artist has to educate the critic.” — Oscar Wilde GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics (of which yours truly is a member), previously known as the Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association, has announced its voting timeline and ceremony date for its milestone 10th Dorian Awards. The group’s approximately 220 members …

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Golden Globes: 80 Films Eligible for Foreign Language Film

The last two years saw the Foreign Language Film Globe winner not nominated for the Oscar 80 films from 49 countries have qualified to be nominated by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) for the Foreign Language Film category at the 76th Golden Globe Awards.  The Golden Globes do things differently than the Oscars; primarily, they allow more than one …

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Listen to a track from Nicholas Britell’s score of ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ and swoon

Lakeshore Records has released a sneak peek of the original motion picture score of If Beale Street Could Talk from Oscar-nominated composer Nicholas Britell entitled “Agape.” Britell was nominated for an Academy Award for his score for Moonlight, which won the Best Picture Oscar in 2017. He’s previous work has included Oscar-winning films 12 Years a Slave and The Big Short and …

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First Look: Jennifer Aniston and Danielle MacDonald in ‘Dumplin’’

Jennifer Aniston in Dumplin’ Directed by Anne Fletcher (The Proposal, 27 Dresses), Dumplin’ stars Danielle MacDonald (Bird Box, Patti Cake$), the plus-size, teenage daughter of a former beauty queen (Jennifer Aniston, Horrible Bosses, Marley and Me, the upcoming Murder Mystery), who signs up for her mom’s pageant as a protest that escalates when other contestants follow her footsteps, revolutionizing the pageant and their …

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Interview: Joel Edgerton, actor/writer/director of ‘Boy Erased’

Joel Edgerton on the set of Joel Edgerton’s BOY ERASED, a Focus Features release. Credit: Kyle Kaplan / Focus Features Joel Edgerton built a solid career in his native Australia in television shows like Water Rats and The Secret Lives of Us but had his first international break came from when he played Uncle Owen Lars in 2002’s Star Wars: …

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Review: Joel Edgerton’s honest and empathetic ‘Boy Erased’ (★★★½)

Joel Edgerton has crafted a compassionate family drama with extraordinary performances from Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe In Boy Erased, based on Garrard Conley’s best-selling memoir of the same name, Jared, a 19-year old college student, is whisked away from his Arkansas home in the dark, early hours of the morning by his mother to 12-day gay conversion camp …

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