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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.

Inaugural COVEN Film Festival lands February 9 in San Francisco

The Inaugural COVEN Film Festival Brings World-Class Short Films Made By Women to San Francisco February 9 Announcing the first-ever COVEN Film Festival, San Francisco’s new world-class short film festival featuring films made by women, for everyone. A full day of curated short film screenings, complete with filmmaker Q&A’s will take place Saturday, February 9th, 2019 at the New People …

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‘Avengers,’ ‘Lost in Space,’ ‘Incredibles 2’ lead Visual Effects Society (VES) nominations, ‘Black Panther’ shut out

Avengers: Infinity War, Christopher Robin, Ready Player One, Solo: A Star Wars Story and Welcome to Marwen will compete for the Visual Effects Society’s top prize as the nominations for the group’s annual awards were announced today. Avengers leads with 6, Ready Player One was next with 5 with Solo: A Star Wars Story and Welcome to Marwen next with …

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USC Scripter nominees: ‘Leave No Trace,’ ‘Beale Street,’ ‘Death of Stalin’

Debra Granik and Anne Rosellini’s Leave No Trace based on the novel My Abandonment by Peter Rock The USC Scripter honors the adapted screenplays for film and television plus the authors of the source material they’re adapted from. Today, the USC Libraries named the 31st USC Scripter five nominees in film and six in television (due to a tie and combines limited series and regular …

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2018-2019 Guild-Industry-Televised Awards: Where We Stand

We now have the Golden Globes and the Critics’ Choice winners with PGA, DGA, SAG and BAFTA to come. Here is where the Best Picture, Director and acting races look in terms of nominations and wins. A Star Is Born still leads in terms of nominations (with a perfect track record) but ROMA and Alfonso Cuarón are pulling out ahead …

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Brad Pitt hosts ‘Beale Street’ Reception, Screening as Oscar Voting

From left: Joi McMillon, (behind) Kenneth Walker, Nicholas Britell, Barry Jenkins, Brad Pitt, (behind) James Laxton and Caroline Eselin at the If Beale Street Could Talk reception hosted by Pitt This weekend, Los Angeles was lit up by stars on the ground as the final weekend of Oscar campaigning for nominations resulted in a supernova of receptions, screenings, talent and …

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