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Erik Anderson

Erik blames 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.

‘Where Is Kyra?’ Poster and Trailer starring Michelle Pfeiffer

I can barely think of an actress who deserves a comeback more than Michelle Pfeiffer. The three-time Oscar nominee (Dangerous Liaisons, The Fabulous Baker Boys, Love Field) was poised for one last year with the release of mother! and the Murder on the Orient Express remake but the former failed and flopped (despite incredible notices for Pfeiffer) and the latter, ...

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‘Grace and Frankie’ Gets a Season 5 with guest star RuPaul

The fourth season of Grace and Frankie just dropped on Netflix on January 19th but the streamer has already renewed the show for a fifth season to debut in 2019. RuPaul joins the cast as a guest star in season five as Benjamin Le Day, a “formidable and quick-witted adversary who faces off with Grace and Frankie.” Grace and Frankie’s ...

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AwardsWatch Forums’ 50 Favourite Performances of 2017

For the last five years, the AwardsWatch forums have compiled their 50 Favourite Performances of the year and the results for 2017 are in. Once we enter the top 20 it’s impressive how many performances showed up that didn’t earn #1 mentions but were on so many ballots, and still had a high placement on those ballots, earned such high rankings. ...

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2018 Oscars: Did the WGA help clear up Best Picture?

Well…yes and no. The predictions of who would win the Writers Guild award for Original Screenplay were generally pretty varied among seasoned Oscarologists. Get Out, the winner, was seen as the favorite but there were also trumpets blared for Lady Bird‘s last stand to stake a claim of a guild win (it did not) and then the creeping feeling that ...

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WGA Awards: ‘Call Me By Your Name,’ ‘Get Out,’ ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Topline Guild Wins

The Writers Guild of America (WGA) have chosen Call Me By Your Name (Sony Pictures Classics) and Get Out (Universal) as the best screenplays of 2017. They each also earned the most screenplay wins during critics’ season in their respective categories – Adapted and Original. They enter the Oscars as favorites but Original Screenplay is a much tougher category this year and ...

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‘Call Me By Your Name,’ ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Win USC Scripter Awards

Call Me By Your Name and The Handmaid’s Tale won the USC Scripter awards for film and television (respectively) last night. The University of Southern California’s USC Libraries Scripter honors adaptations and rewards both the script writer and the original author(s). For Call Me By Your Name, screenwriter James Ivory and novelist Andre Aciman were awarded; for The Handmaid’s Tale ...

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2018 Oscars : 6 Observations on this year’s Animated Short Film Race

Two weeks ago, AMPAS announced its Oscar nominations in all 24 categories and like every year, there were surprises and snubs. The Animated Short Film race is one that’s rarely commented on – except when there are notable snubs or surprising inclusions. This year was no different – except that there was one big snub that had everyone truly puzzled. ...

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Trailer and poster for ‘I Feel Pretty,’ starring Amy Schumer

Emmy-winner Amy Schumer stars in I Feel Pretty, the story an ordinary woman who struggles with feelings of insecurity and inadequacy on a daily basis wakes from a fall believing she is suddenly the most beautiful and capable woman on the planet. With this newfound confidence she is empowered to live her life fearlessly and flawlessly, but what will happen ...

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