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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.

‘Creed II’ Begins Production in Philadelphia; Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone and Tessa Thompson Return

Production begins today in Philadelphia on Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures (MGM) and Warner Bros. Pictures’ Creed II, starring Michael B. Jordan and Sylvester Stallone, reprising their roles of Adonis Creed and Rocky Balboa respectively. Creed II is the continuation of the Rocky saga and sequel to the 2015 critically acclaimed and crowd-pleasing 2015 hit Creed, which took in more than $170 million at the worldwide box …

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‘Westworld’ Season 2 trailer: You say you want a revolution?

We’re less than a month away from the April 22nd premiere of the second season of the wildly successful HBO sci-fi drama Westworld from Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy and now we have the first trailer. Cunningly utilizing Nirvana’s “Heart Shaped Box” (arranged by show composer Ramin Djawadi, the trailer brings us back to the impending robot uprising with Emmy nominees …

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Oscar winner Sissy Spacek joins Julia Roberts drama ‘Homecoming’ at Amazon

Oscar winner Sissy Spacek (Coal Miner’s Daughter) is the latest to join the Julia Roberts 30-minute Amazon drama Homecoming from Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail. Homecoming is based on a fictional podcast series of the same name about employees at a secret government agency who are eager to re-enter civilian life. Spacek will play Roberts’ mother. Podcast creators Eli Horowitz and …

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Academy Launches 2018 Student Academy Award Competition

Winners Eligible for Oscars® LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy is now accepting entries for its 2018 Student Academy Awards® competition.  All Student Academy Award® winners become eligible for Oscars® consideration.  The entry deadline for submissions is Friday, June 1. The U.S. competition is open to all full-time undergraduate and graduate students whose films are made within the curricular structure of an eligible accredited institution. …

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Michael Showalter joins Annapurna Television with new production deal

Showalter Establishes New Production Company Semi-Formal Productions with Jordana Mollick as President of Development and Production Los Angeles, CA (MARCH 29, 2018) – Annapurna Television has partnered with writer, director Michael Showalter and his new production company Semi-Formal Productions, it was announced today. The multi-year, first-look deal to produce, direct, and write will cover both a current TV project in …

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