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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.

14th Traverse City Film Festival to feature ‘The Eyes of Orson Welles, Ethan Hawke’s ‘Blaze’

For the last decade and a half, Oscar-winning filmmaker Michael Moore (Bowling for Columbine) has brought world-class films and filmmakers to the small bay city of Traverse City, Michigan to make it a destination festival. This year’s slate is a combination of new films, classic films, shorts, kids’ film, foreign films and tributes including: The North American premiere of Mark …

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‘BoJack’ is back September 14th

Season 5 of the Emmy-nominated animated show BoJack Horseman is set to get back in the saddle on September 14th, exclusively on Netflix. As well as being an Emmy nominee, BoJack Horseman is a two-time Critics’ Choice winner for Animated Series and a two-time Writers Guild of America (WGA) winner (and five-time nominee) for Animated television. Will Arnett voices BoJack, the …

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Official trailer for ‘Beautiful Boy’ with Timothée Chalamet and Steve Carell is a heartbreaker

The first full trailer for Beautiful Boy, the English-language debut of Belgian director Felix Van Groeningen (the Oscar-nominated The Broken Circle Breakdown), is here and it’s a doozy. Oscar nominees Steve Carell (Foxcatcher) and Timothée Chalamet (Call Me By Your Name) star as David and Nic Sheff, a father and son whose memoirs (“Beautiful Boy” and “Tweak,” respectively) tell the heartbreakingly …

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New Academy member Regina Hall shines in ‘Support the Girls’ trailer

Regina Hall (Girls Trip), who was just yesterday was invited to join the Academy, gets a showcase in the new trailer for writer/director Andrew Bujalski’s acclaimed comedy Support the Girls where she has received universal praise for her performance. Hall plays Lisa Conroy, the general manager at at Hooters-style bar and grill called Double Whammies. Corralling and protecting a handful of 20-something …

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Academy Invites Record 928 New Members

Quvenzhané Wallis, Chloé Zhao, Justin Simien, Timothée Chalamet among the Academy’s invites AMPAS, the Motion Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences, has invited a record 928 new members to their ranks, more than any single year in their history. This follows two years of extraordinary growth (774 in 2017 and 683 in 2016 – compared to 322 in 2015) in the Academy’s …

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Cardi B, Kendrick Lamar, Ava DuVernay top 2018 BET Awards Winners

The 2018 BET Awards were held last night and Cardi B, Kendrick Lamar and Ava DuVernay came away winners in Female Hip Hop Artist, Album of the Year (“DAMN.”) and Video Director of the Year, respectively. Cardi B also won the Coca Cola Viewers’ Choice Award for “Bodak Yellow,” besting Drake (who won Video of the Year for “God’s Plan”) and …

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