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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.

‘Leave No Trace,’ ‘A Very English Scandal’ win USC Scripter awards

Leave No Trace (Bleecker Street) The 31st USC Scripter Awards were held last night at the Edward L. Doheny Jr. Memorial Library and gave us quite a surprise. Debra Granik’s Leave No Trace came out on top. The USC Scripter awards both the adaptation and the original source so Granik and Anne Rosellini were awarded along with author Peter Rock from …

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Black Reel Awards: ‘Black Panther’ roars with 10 wins; ‘Beale Street’ with four

Black Panther (Disney)If Beale Street Could Talk (Annapurna Pictures) Black Panther dominated the 19th Black Reel Awards with record-breaking 10 wins, including Outstanding Motion Picture, Outstanding Actor (Chadwick Boseman), Outstanding Supporting Actor (Michael B. Jordan) and Outstanding Director (Ryan Coogler). The film had a record-setting 17 nominations. Barry Jenkins’ If Beale Street Could Talk was next with four major wins …

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Oscars: Full breakdown of speech length for 2018 Oscar winners

Mark Bridges, Costume Design winner for Phantom Thread, gave the shortest speech at the 90th Oscars – 52 seconds (photo: The Hollywood Reporter) Earlier this week I detailed what it would take to get to a 3-hour Oscar telecast (and why I think they shouldn’t do it) that included a full time breakdown of last year’s show. Today, as an …

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AwardsWatch’s 50 Favourite Performances of 2018

Rachel Weisz and Olivia Colman reign in The Favourite The battle for the favourite performance of 2018 turned out to be a real battle of The Favourite(s). Co-stars Olivia Colman and Rachel Weisz took the top 2 spots on the AwardsWatch annual list of favourite performances of the year. It was the second time that the top two spots were …

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2019 Oscars: Production team for 91st Academy Awards announced

Production Team Welcomes New Faces, Includes Veterans Producers Donna Gigliotti and Glenn Weiss today announced 11 key members of the production team for the 91st Oscars, which will air live on Sunday, February 24th on ABC.  It was previously announced that Weiss would be returning as director for his fourth consecutive year, while sharing producing duties with Gigliotti for the …

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