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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.

Interview: Garrard Conley, author of ‘Boy Erased’

Author Garrard Conley on the set of Joel Edgerton’s Boy Erased, a Focus Features release. Credit: Focus Features Garrard Conley is the author of the memoir Boy Erased, about his experience in a gay conversion camp, now a major motion picture set for release by Focus Features on November 2nd. Boy Erased was nominated for a Lamdba Literary Award and was featured …

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‘The Favourite’ leads 2018 British Independent Film nominations (BIFA)

Not too surprisingly, Yorgos Lanthimos’s Queen Anne period piece The Favourite grabbed the most nominations from the British Independent Film Awards (BIFA) today. The Venice Film Festival-winning film earned 13 mentions including Best Actress for Olivia Colman and both Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz in supporting actress. Weisz was also nominated for Sebastian Lelio’s Disobedience, in Best Actress. Also making …

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‘Ladies in Black,’ ‘Sweet Country,’ ‘Boy Erased’ top Australian Academy Awards (AACTA) Nominations

The nominations for the 60th Australian Academy Awards have been announced and Ladies in Black leads the pack with 11, followed by Sweet Country with 10.  Joel Edgerton earned three of Boy Erased‘s seven nominations (Director, Supporting Actor and Adapted Screenplay) that also included Best Feature and three acting nods for Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe. Upgrade, Breath …

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The Lead or Supporting Category Two-Step this Oscar Season

The line between supporting and lead has always been a blurry one. Sometimes the sheer impact of a character and of an actor’s performance can propel them from a supporting lock to a lead contender. Anthony Hopkins in The Silence of the Lambs and Louise Fletcher in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest are probably the two biggest examples of …

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Natalie Portman goes off in ‘Vox Lux’ trailer

From Black Swan to Jackie, Academy Award winner Natalie Portman has exceeded at playing broken women; women on the verge. But get ready for an even wilder version of what you’ve seen before. Vox Lux begins in 1999 when teenage sisters Celeste (Raffey Cassidy) and Eleanor (Stacy Martin) survive a seismic, violent tragedy. The sisters compose and perform a song …

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