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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.

Emmy Podcast #10: FINAL Predictions! Everything Must Go!

In this final Emmy predictions podcast before the nominations are revealed on Thursday by So You Think You Can Dance‘s Cat Deeley and Orange is the New Black‘s Uzo Abuda (an Emmy winner in Guest last year), Awardswatch Emmy Experts Chris Pepper and Peter Cioth join me, Erik Anderson, to continue on from last week’s podcast (with Vox.com‘s Todd VanDerWerff) to dig into the …

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Can Kate Winslet Come Back to Oscar with The Dressmaker?

  It’s been a while since Kate Winslet won her Oscar for The Reader (2009, to be exact) and she hasn’t been nominated since. Interesting, coming off the fact that she had secured six nominations up to that point; three of them in a four year span leading up to her win. Was her thirst for an Oscar so complete …

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REVIEW: Trainwreck (★★★½)

  In the opening scene of Trainwreck, the new film directed by Judd Apatow, two young girls are told by their father “Monogamy isn’t realistic” and they feed the line back to him as a mantra.  It’s the setup for grown-up Amy’s strict one-night stand lifestyle as an adult and the jumping off point for the funniest, smartest, most hilarious …

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Sony Pictures Classics Gives ‘Grandma’ a poster and an Oscar Push

Sony Pictures Classics has released the poster for their August release Grandma, starring Lily Tomlin. And hey, quote blurbs from our friends Nathaniel Rogers at The Film Experience and Clayton Davis at Awards Circuit. Good on you, boys. The poster comes just ahead of the news that Sony/Tri-Star has just pulled Nicholas Hytner’s The Lady in the Van (starring Oscar winner …

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences sets the submission dates for 88th Oscars

  Scientific and Technical Awards: Friday, July 10th Documentary Short Subject: Tuesday, Sept. 1st Documentary Feature: Monday, Sept. 21st Animated Short Film: Thursday, Oct. 1st Foreign Language Film: Thursday, Oct. 1st Animated Feature Film: Friday, Oct. 30th Original Score: Wednesday, Dec. 2nd Original Song: Wednesday, Dec. 2nd General Entry Form: Wednesday, Dec. 2nd The submission process can be initiated online …

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