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Erik blames his mother for his love of all things Oscar, having watched them together since he opened his eyes. They also watched Miss Universe religiously every year (the pageantry!) and Erik came to the conclusion that the combination of these two things ultimately led him down the path to obsessing about awards and ACTRESSING. He began 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. He can be reached at erik.anderson@awardwatch.com.


Shahab works as a Software Developer. Other than handling bits and bytes during the day and helping out in this site to function, he loves experiencing, enjoying and reading about music, cinema and culture, in general. Sometimes he will dare to post on the AwardsWatch forums as well. He is a member of the International Cinephile Society.