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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.

Fox Searchlight acquires Chloé Zhao’s ‘Nomadland’ with Frances McDormand

Photo Courtesy of Fox Searchlight PicturesPhoto Courtesy of Fox Searchlight Pictures Fox Searchlight Pictures Chairmen Nancy Utley and Stephen Gilula together with Presidents of Production Matthew Greenfield and David Greenbaum announced today that the company has acquired worldwide rights to writer-director Chloé Zhao’s (The Rider) third feature Nomandland. The film stars Frances McDormand in her first role since winning the …

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World premiere of Netflix’s ‘Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City’ to open 2019 San Francisco International Film Festival

Tommy Lau Photography for SFIFF A episodic opener will be the first for SFIFF and features an all-star cast including Laura Linney, Olympia Dukakis, and Ellen Page SFFILM today announced that the 2019 San Francisco International Film Festival will kick off with the World Premiere of Netflix’s new original series Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City, Wednesday, April 10, 7:00 pm at the Castro Theatre. The evening will …

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‘Tolkien’ trailer teases Lord of the Rings origins

Tolkien explores the formative years of the orphaned author as he finds friendship, love and artistic inspiration among a group of fellow outcasts at school. This takes him into the outbreak of World War I, which threatens to tear the “fellowship” apart. All of these experiences would inspire Tolkien to write his famous Middle-Earth novels. The film is directed by …

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2019 Oscar Predictions: BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY (February)

Cinematography has been the cornerstone of film from its very inception. Before anything else there was the camera. From its birth on paper film to going from black and white to color to 3D to the extraordinarily advanced high definition digital cameras used today, cinematography has been one of most evolutionary elements of filmmaking. On Monday, The Academy announced it …

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2019 Oscar Predictions: BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS (February)

While the other three acting categories seem pretty close to as locked as possible, Supporting Actress remains not so much a mystery but a real nail-biting race. Regina King (If Beale Street Could Talk) pulled of two surprise wins last month when she took both the Golden Globe and the Critics’ Choice after being snubbed at the Screen Actors Guild …

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Academy Reveals the Four Categories Being Presented During Commercial Breaks

The Academy today revealed the categories that the viewing audiences will not see and will instead be presented during commercial breaks and edited into the show later. They are: Film Editing, Cinematography, Makeup & Hairstyling and Live Action Short. While four is fewer than the “6-9” rumors that were floating around since the initial announcement was made last August, it’s …

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Alexander Valley Film Society’s Oscar Red Carpet Fundraiser

Living in a small town, away from LA and the glitz and glam of Hollywood, I’m always supportive of my local film festivals, be it the long and well-known Mill Valley Film Festival or San Francisco International Film Festival to the young upstarts like the Alexander Valley Film Festival put on by the Alexander Valley Film Society up in Sonoma …

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61st Grammy Awards: Kacey Musgraves wins AOTY as women dominate album categories

Album of the Year winner Kacey Musgraves (Golden Hour) Country singer Kacey Musgraves won the Grammy Album of the Year, part of her clean sweep. She won all four of her nominations tonight that also included Country Album (Golden Hour), Country Song (“Space Cowboy”) and Country Solo Performance (“Butterflies”). She became the first country performer to win Album of the …

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