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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.

Awardswatch’s Best Actress Nominee Rankings – 2000s Edition

As promised, after yesterday’s Best Actor nominee rankings comes everyone’s true favorite, Best Actress. And again, some surprising results are in store. Where will Meryl Streep’s many performances land? Or Kate Winslet? Or Judi Dench? Prepare yourself. Wigs will be snatched. Faves will be slayed. Here are the hints: 1. Two performances received no votes. 2. One actress has two of her …

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Awardswatch’s Best Actor Nominee Rankings – 2000s Edition

The Best Picture Rankings of the 2000s era nominees proved so popular that we’re back and this time counting down the Best Actor nominees! Awardswatch voters dug deep to analyze which Oscar nominated performances have stuck with us the most and which have been forgotten. Surprisingly, there were no ties in the Best Actor list. A huge thank you to …

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Gold Rush Gang Oscar Predictions: April 2014

April 2014 predictions from the best Oscar predictors in the business, The Gold Rush Gang, are here! In Best Picture, support for Big Eyes, Birdman, Foxcatcher, Inherent Vice and Interstellar is still strong. Unbroken is still trying to break into that top 5 but who would it unseat? Fury and Get On Up drop a bit, each losing one vote from last month. …

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Contender or Pretender Series: The Grand Budapest Hotel

Welcome to the latest installment of Awardswatch’s Contender or Pretender 2014, and this week we give you something a little bit different.  To this point, the series has focused on films whose releases are months in the future, some of which having not yet even put out trailers.  But this week we turn our attention to perhaps the one film …

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2014 Tony Nominations: Hedwig in; Bridges and Michelle Williams Snubbed

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder and the revival of Hedwig and the Angry Inch starring Emmy winner and previous Tony host Neil Patrick Harris led the 2014 Tony nominations this morning with 10 and 8 apiece, respectively. 6-time Emmy winner and Tony winner Tyne Daly and 5-time Tony winner Audra Macdonald return to compete against each in for …

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67th Cannes Film Festival Complete Jury Revealed

The complete Cannes Film Festival jury was revealed this morning and the group is as eclectic as its been in many years. Previous Cannes winners will sit alongside respected filmmakers and actors in what could be a divisive and exciting amount of deliberation come awards time. The list: Jane CAMPION – President Carole BOUQUET – French actress Sofia COPPOLA – …

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Cannes Film Festival Director’s Fortnight Lineup Announced

Two Sundance films are making their way to the south of France next month; Jim Mickle’s Cold in July and Damian Chazelle’s Whiplash. The two films will compete in the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs during the festival and are eligible for the coveted Caméra d’Or prize. Created in 1978 to encourage greater recognition of young filmmakers, the Caméra d’Or is awarded to the …

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Contender or Pretender Series: Inherent Vice

Welcome to the latest entry of Contender or Pretender 2014! Our Oscar hopeful this week is Inherent Vice, Paul Thomas Anderson’s adaptation of the Thomas Pynchon novel of the same name. Will it prove to be a triumph with Oscar, like There Will Be Blood, or an awards disappointment like The Master? The Hopeful: Inherent Vice Directed By: Paul Thomas Anderson Written By: …

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