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Erik Anderson

Erik blames 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.

33rd Annual IDA Documentary Awards Winners: Dina, LA 92 and Edith+Eddie

Dina won the top prize, Best Feature, from the International Documentary Association (IDA) this week, against very stiff competition. The film beat out City of Ghosts, Faces Places, LA 92 and Strong Island, all of which are on the Oscar shortlist for Documentary Feature. Dina, ironically is not, despite winning the Documentary prize at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival early ...

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2018 Oscars: 10 Films Advance in Live Action Short Oscar Race

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 10 live action short films will advance in the voting process for the 90th Academy Awards®.  A record 165 pictures had originally qualified in the category. The 10 films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production companies: “DeKalb Elementary,” Reed Van Dyk, director (UCLA) “The Eleven O’Clock,” ...

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2018 Oscars: Final Predictions for the Foreign Language Film Shortlist

It’s been an exciting 10 weeks during which we analyzed almost 30 films in the Foreign Language Film Oscar race, a number that represents around 30% of the total films in contention. These 30 films included some of the highest-profile and most obscure films vying for the noms, and represented countries from Latin America, Europe, Africa and Asia. While it’s ...

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‘Blade Runner 2049’ Leads 2017 Seattle Film Critics Society Nominations

Dunkirk, Lady Bird, and The Shape of Water follow with 7 nominations each. Seattle, WA. – The Seattle Film Critics Society has announced nominations for the 2017 Seattle Film Critics Society Awards, honoring the best in film for 2017. Leading the field with 8 nominations is Denis Villeneuve’s epic, expansive, reimagining of a cult classic, Blade Runner 2049, earning a ...

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Golden Globe Nominations: The Biggest Surprises and Snubs

There was a lot to hem and haw about this morning with the Golden Globe nominations but then, isn’t there always? In a year stacked with strong contenders it’s inevitable that there will be some righteous snubs and some surprising inclusions. Here are some of the standouts from today. All the Money in the World hitting the December 4th deadline ...

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Golden Globe Nominations: The Shape of Water Charms, All the Money in the World Surprises with 3 Noms

Guillermo del Toro’s fantasy The Shape of Water romanced the Hollywood Foreign Press today, earning a field-best seven Golden Globe nominations from the group, including Best Motion Picture – Drama, Best Director and Best Actress – Drama for Sally Hawkins. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri was right behind with six, making it a very good morning for Fox Searchlight (which ...

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Final Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG) Nomination Predictions

I know it says ‘final’ up there but it probably should just say ‘official’ since my mind keeps changing as I write this and the moment I click ‘publish’ it will again. It’s a stacked year here and none more than in the guild’s top category Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. There’s only room for five ...

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