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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.

The Revenant, Mad Max, The Martian Nab Art Directors Guild (ADG) Wins

  The Revenant, Mad Max: Fury Road and The Martian all won their respective categories of Period, Fantasy and Contemporary Film from the 20th Art Directors Guild awards last night. Each are nominated for the Production Design Oscar as well, making this is very close race. In television, Game of Thrones, American Horror Story: Hotel and The Muppets were among …

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Mad Max, The Big Short, Inside Out Win ACE Eddie Awards

  Not a lot of surprises at last night ACE Eddie Awards where Max Max: Fury Road, The Big Short and Inside Out took the top honors in the Drama, Comedy and Animated categories for Best Edited Feature Films. Amy won the Documentary category. Mad Max: Fury Road and The Big Short will go head to head for the Film …

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Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Preview and Predictions (TV)

  The television side of the Screen Actors Guild awards, much like the Golden Globes, often tends to step outside more than their film counterparts. With the film side there are months of critics awards, build up and momentum leading to the Emerald City of awards, The Oscars. That’s less so for the TV awards, which vary from being based …

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2016 Oscars: 88th Academy Awards Details and Presenters

Oscars producers David Hill and Reginald Hudlin announced today the first slate of presenters for the 88th Oscars telecast. The Oscars, hosted by Chris Rock, will air live Oscar® Sunday, February 28, on ABC. First Slate of Presenters and Performers Benicio Del Toro Tina Fey Whoopi Goldberg Ryan Gosling Kevin Hart Lady Gaga (with an introduction by Vice President Joe Biden) Sam Smith …

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27th GLAAD Media Award Nominations Laud Empire, Carol, Tangerine, Transparent

  The nominations for the 27th GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian Association Against Defamation) Media Awards in 31 categories covering all areas of media (including Film, Television, Journalism) have chosen Carol, The Danish Girl, Dope, Freeheld and Grandma as their top films in wide release for 2015. In the television categories there are 10 nominees in both Comedy Series and Drama …

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2016 César Nominations Highlight Diversity with Female and Ethnic Nominees

The 2016 Césars, often referred to as the French Oscars, revealed their nominations today and features three female directors nominated for Best Director for the first time; Mustang’s Deniz Gamze Ergüven, Standing Tall’s Emmanuelle Bercot and Mon Roi’s Maïwenn. Marguerite from Xavier Giannoli and Arnaud Desplechin’s My Golden Days lead the pack with 11 nominations apiece, followed by Dheepan and Mustang with 9, …

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2016 Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Preview and Predictions (Film)

  Awards season marches on and this weekend are the 22nd Screen Actors Guild Awards. As we all know, this was an anomalous year with SAG correlating with the Oscars. Only two of the five Outstanding Cast in a Motion Picture nominees made the Oscar Best Picture lineup of eight.  That means that Spotlight and The Big Short, the two …

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2016 Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) Nominations

  Mad Max: Fury Road, The Martian, The Revenant and Star Wars: The Force Awakens lead the 63rd Golden Reel Awards from the Motion Picture Sound Editors guild (MPSE), with three apiece. All four films, plus Sicario, were nominated for the Sound Editing Oscar this year. On the television side, Game of Thrones was the nomination leader with three mentions. …

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