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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.

San Francisco Film Critics Circle (SFFCC): ‘ROMA’ Best Picture; Melissa McCarthy, Michael B. Jordan grab acting prizes

Yalitza Aparicio and Marina de Tavira in Alfonso Cuarón’s ROMA (image courtesy of Netflix) The San Francisco Film Critics Circle have chosen ROMA as the best film of 2018, Spike Lee as Best Director for BlacKkKlansman, Melissa McCarthy as Best Actress for Can You Ever Forgive Me? and Michael B. Jordan as Best Supporting Actor for Black Panther.  The Favourite …

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‘Minding the Gap’ wins three IDA Documentary awards

Bing Liu’s Minding the Gap (Hulu) Bing Liu’s Minding the Gap bested all competition at the 34th Independent Documentary Association’s awards last night, winning three prizes: Best Feature, Editing and Emerging Filmmaker for Liu. The coming of age skateboarding doc won a Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Filmmaking at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year and is currently streaming …

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‘ROMA’ tops Chicago Film Critics Association (CFCA) winners

ROMA ROMA was the big winner with the Chicago Film Critics Association tonight, taking Best Picture, Director, Editing, Cinematography and Foreign Film.  Ethan Hawke (First Reformed) and Toni Collette (Hereditary) won Best Actor and Actress while Olivia Colman earned a Supporting Actress win for The Favourite despite being pushed lead elsewhere.  Check here for their list of nominees. Full list …

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Philadelphia Film Critics: ‘ROMA’ Best Picture, Barry Jenkins Best Director, Viola Davis Best Actress

ROMABarry Jenkins (If Beale Street Could Talk)Viola Davis (Widows) The Philadelphia Film Critics Circle has chosen ROMA as the best film of 2018, Barry Jenkins as Best Director (If Beale Street Could Talk), Viola Davis (Widows) as Best Actress and Christian Bale (Vice) as Best Actor. Here is their full list of winners. Best Movie: ROMA Best Director: Barry Jenkins, If Beale …

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Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA) predictions

Last year, the Los Angeles Film Critics Association went in for Call Me By Your Name, giving it Best Picture, Best Actor (Timothée Chalamet) and Luca Guadagnino tying in Best Director with The Shape of Water’s Guillermo del Toro. Only Guadagnino didn’t manage to turn his win into an Oscar nomination (or win, as in del Toro’s case). This year, …

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Awkwafina and Laverne Cox to reveal 25th Screen Actors Guild (SAG) nominations

AwkwafinaLaverne Cox Awkwafina (Crazy Rich Asians, Ocean’s Eight) and Laverne Cox (Orange Is the New Black, the upcoming Bad Hair) will announce the nominees for the 25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® on Wednesday, Dec. 12 at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood. The nominations announcement will be carried live on TNT, TBS, truTV, tntdrama.com/sag-awards,truTV.com and sagawards.org at 10 a.m. (ET) / 7 a.m. (PT). The Actor® Nominations also can be viewed via TNT’s Facebook, Twitter @TNTdrama and YouTube channels …

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Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society (LAOFCS) winners

The Hate U GiveRami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody)Toni Collette (Hereditary) The 2nd annual Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society winners have been announced with The Hate U Give snagging Best Picture, Rami Malek is Best Actor for Bohemian Rhapsody and Toni Collette is Best Actress for Hereditary. You can find their full list of nominations here.  Best PictureThe Hate U Give …

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