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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.

Iowa Film Critics Association (IFCA) loves Lady Bird

The Iowa Film Critics Association (IFCA) have bestowed their Best Film, Director and Actress awards to Lady Bird.   The group fell in line with the current batch of acting frontrunner from critics with Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour) in Best Actor, Willem Dafoe (The Florida Project) in Supporting Actor and Laurie Metcalf (Lady Bird). They also have a dubious prize ...

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Rachel Morrison (Mudbound) makes history as American Society of Cinematographers first female nominee

Rachel Morrison (Mudbound) broke through one of many glass ceilings in Hollywood by becoming the first female nominee from the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) in the group’s 32-year history. The Oscars, in 89 years, have never nominated a woman in that category. Morrison’s next film is the Marvel blockbuster Black Panther.   Four cinematographers selected as this year’s ASC ...

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Alliance of Women Film Journalists (AWFJ) Winners

The Alliance of Women Film Journalists (AWFJ) have chosen The Shape of Water as the best film of 2017. They also awarded the film their Best Director prize over their sole female nominee, Greta Gerwig). Gerwig was given the group’s Best Woman Director and Woman Screenwriter awards for Lady Bird.   Nomination leader Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri managed just ...

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2018 BAFTA Nominations: ‘Shape of Water’ Leads with 12; ‘Get Out,’ ‘Lady Bird’ Shut Out of Top Awards

The nominations for the 2018 EE BAFTA awards were announced and The Shape of Water leads all film with 12 nominations, including Best Film, Director, Actress and Original Screenplay. Two films share the second highest nomination total, nine – Darkest Hour and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. Blade Runner 2049 and Dunkirk grabbed eight nominations apiece.   There were two glaring ...

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BAFTA Nomination Predictions

The BAFTA nominations are right around the corner (tomorrow, 7:30am UK time), hot off the heels of the Golden Globes last night and I have my thoughts and predictions for what’s getting in and what might get snubbed. With so many potential Oscar contenders like Get Out and Lady Bird being so very “American” we might see lower nomination totals ...

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The Best, the Worst and the Firsts at the Golden Globes

From the red carpet to the opening monologue to nearly every single speech, this year’s Golden Globes were never more a product of such a specific time and movement. With every actor and actress, in an unprecedented move, eschewing the raucous reds, blistering blues and graphic greens gowns of carpets past and instead donning all black in solidarity and support ...

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‘Three Billboards’ Wins Golden Globe Best Picture, Actress, Supporting Actor, Screenplay

Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri came out on top as the Hollywood Foreign Press awarded the Fox Searchlight dark comedy its top awards, including Best Motion Picture – Drama, Actress, Supporting Actress and Screenplay.   The show began with host Seth Meyers skewering Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey and the sexual harassment allegations that have awakened Hollywood’s explosive action ...

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