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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.

Oscar Podcast #17: AFI – Selma Soars, American Sniper Shoots Blanks

Big happenings with some major premieres of Oscar hopefuls at AFI this last week in the form of Selma, American Sniper and A Most Violent Year give the Gold Rush Gang (Richard, Jason and myself, Erik) a lot to talk about in this podcast. We discuss the mixed test screening (attended by a trio of AwardsWatchers) that led to some …

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Stunning new stills from ‘Unbroken’ by 11-time Oscar nominee Roger Deakins

We’ve got some new (and a few previously seen) stills from Angelina Jolie’s Oscar hopeful Unbroken for you, featuring arguably some of Roger Deakin’s best work ever. The cinematographer has been nominated 11 times for the Oscar (including dual nominations in 2008 for The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford and Best Picture winner No Country for …

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SELMA Trailer and Poster

At long last we have the first trailer and poster for highly anticipated Oscar hopeful Selma, from director Ava DuVernay. The film, which details a three-month period in 1965 as Martin Luther King Jr. (played by David Oyelowo of The Butler) marches on Selma, Alabama for equal voting rights has gone through many hands before it reached DuVernay’s. Big names …

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TRAILER: Final trailer for ‘Into the Woods’

Here it is, the final trailer for the Disney musical adaptation of the Tony Award-winning musical, Into the Woods. The film, directed by Rob Marshall, stars Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, Anna Kendrick and Johnny Depp. It opens Christmas Day. And just to add some Oscar trivia to this, former Gold Rush Gang member Dennis compiled a quick list of recent …

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These New ‘Into the Woods’ Character Posters are Truly Moving

With Disney going into full gear with the marketing for its hopeful Christmas blockbuster and potential Oscar nominee Into the Woods, we have 10 gorgeous new character posters that play with the eye just a bit as backgrounds move. With the final trailer due tomorrow, the debut of the Stephen Sondheim/James Lapine musical as a feature film is both highly …

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2015 Oscars: 20 Films Submitted for Animated Feature Oscar®

LOS ANGELES, CA – Twenty features have been submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 87th Academy Awards®. Big name films include Disney’s Big Hero 6 (opening this weekend), Dreamworks’ How to Train Your Dragon 2 and Focus Features’ The Boxtrolls. The submitted films, in alphabetical order, are: Big Hero 6 The Book of Life The …

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