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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.

Hot Trailer: The Grand Budapest Hotel (Wes Anderson, 2014)

The first trailer for Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel has arrived and in classic Anderson fashion, it’s filled with color, humor, fabulous costuming and production design and a vast cast of Anderson regulars (Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe, Jason Schwartzman) as well as first-timers Ralph Fiennes, Saoirse Ronan, Lea Seydoux, Mathieu Amalric, F. Murray Abraham, Jude …

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Review: 12 Years a Slave (Steve McQueen, 2013)

In matters regarding a historical time frame, accuracy is key in presenting a story so that people can understand what occurred, and to give us all proper perspective to reflect upon and try not to repeat the horrors of the past. In British director Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave, if you are familiar with his film style from Hunger …

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AwardsWatch Weekly Music Roundup: Week of October 14, 2013

Looking for your new obsession in the music world? Want to know what everyone at AW is wagging their tongues about? Look no further – at our weekly roundtable, you can take a listen to a wide variety of genres, songs, albums, and artists, all of which come personally recommended by our amazing music team. The Weekly Roundtable was created …

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8 Doc Shorts On Oscar’s 2013 Shortlist

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that the field of Documentary Short Subject contenders for the 86th Academy Awards® has been narrowed to eight films, of which three to five will earn Oscar® nominations. Voters from the Academy’s Documentary Branch viewed this year’s 40 eligible entries and submitted their ballots to PricewaterhouseCoopers …

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Review: Fall Out Boy – Pax Am Days

Of all the things I love about Fall Out Boy, I think the thing I love most about them is their willingness to try anything musically. The most unexpected and weird musical experiment of theirs I can think of is a slow-jazz lounge version of “Dance, Dance”, which got put it at the end of their live album *** and is unfortunately …

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Meryl Streep and the Oscars: A Very Long Love Affair

There seems to be a consensus between public opinion, critics and industry in claiming Meryl Streep as the greatest living actress on Earth. It is not without justification that Meryl has become the person with the highest number of nominations in acting categories in the history of the Oscars, receiving 17 nominations in over 30 years of a professional career, …

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AwardsWatch Weekly Music Roundup – Week of October 7

Weekly Roundtable: The Week of October 7, 2013 Looking for your new obsession in the music world? Want to know what everyone at AW is wagging their tongues about? Look no further – at our weekly roundtable, you can take a listen to a wide variety of genres, songs, albums, and artists, all of which come personally recommended by our …

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Record 76 Countries Officially Submitted for Foreign Language Film Oscar

A record 76 countries have submitted films for consideration in the Foreign Language Film category for the 86th Academy Awards®. Moldova and Saudi Arabia are first-time entrants; Montenegro is submitting for the first time as an independent country. The 2013 submissions are: Afghanistan, “Wajma – An Afghan Love Story,” Barmak Akram, director; Albania, “Agon,” Robert Budina, director; Argentina, “The German …

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Review: Miley Cyrus – Bangerz

From the first notes of slow burning opener “Adore You,” we can hear that it’s happened: Miley Cyrus has been reborn. “Well duh,” you say? Not so fast. Sure, she’s been on the mouths of everyone from CNN anchors to tabloid rats to your grandmother who still wants to know exactly what “twerking” is, but one thing that’s been in …

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