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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.

Screen Actors Guild Television Nominations

The Screen Actors Guild television nominations were revealed this morning and saw very little new shows or performers break though. The usual suspects in comedy of Modern Family, 30 Rock and The Big Bang Theory dominated with three nods apiece while Girls was snubbed. Over in drama Boardwalk Empire, Breaking Bad and Game of Thrones led with three nominations apiece …

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Screen Actors Guild Film Nominations: 12 Years a Slave Leads Mentions

After beginning the pre-awards season as the perceived frontrunner, only to be hobbled by the major critics awards, 12 Years a Slave came roaring back to the lead with a field best four nominations at the Screen Actors Guild this morning. Nominations for the film’s Cast, Chiwetel Ejiofor (Lead Actor), Michael Fassbender (Supporting Actor) and Lupita Nyong’o (Supporting Actress) put …

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Critics Societies Roundup 1

  In the past few days, focus has been mainly on the LAFCA announcing their winners on Sunday, and the SAG Awards nominations being announced today. In the meantime however, a number of smaller critics circles have announced their own nominations, and we are rounding up four here today: the Detroit Film Critics Society, the Online Film Critics Society, the …

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Gold Rush Gang: Screen Actors Guild Nominations Predictions

The 20th Screen Actors Guild Award nominations are upon us and the Gold Rush Gang has spoken. While our group agreed on many things, there is some heated disagreement as well. Most of us have a solid four for the Cast in a Motion Picture category and every single one of us are in 100% agreement on five Male Actor …

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AFI Top 10 Films of the Year

The American Film Institute (AFI) announced its top 10 films of the year and while there were the usual suspects that we’ve seen in this first week of awards season, there were some glaring misses too. Blue Jasmine missed and August: Osage County, which has barely made a blip with the critics awards failed to get a mention here. Sundance winner …

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AwardsWatch Weekly Music Roundup: Week of December 09, 2013

Hi folks, the roundup is back after a week off (and announcement of Grammy nominations.) Check out what AW is listening this week…   What Michael Ward is listening to this week… A Local Band: Curse of Cassandra (local being the Dayton, Ohio area) Recently, I found out one of my college professors (who, during my career as a student, …

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Los Angeles Film Critics Association Winners

The Los Angeles Film Critics Association have spoken and the favorite of the day was…..a tie! Three of them, to be exact. An unprecedented amount of tie votes in major categories came from the group in heated, close battles and runoffs. Unlike NYFCC, LAFCA uses a 3-2-1 voting system. The two with the most points from round one go to …

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Gold Rush Gang: Los Angeles Film Critics Association Predictions

 The LAFCA will announce their awards on Sunday, December 8, 2013. Nine of the 11 Gold Rush Gang members have chosen their picks to win the LAFCA awards and here they are: Picture *Gravity – Ben, Dennis, Evan, Kenneth, Richard 12 Years a Slave – Beth, Erik, Peter Blue Is the Warmest Color – Cedric Director *Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity – …

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56th Grammy Award Nominations

Jay-Z leads the pack of the 56th Grammy nominations with nine as the announcement was also full of typically shocking snubs and head-scratching mentions. Jay-Z’s haul left him entirely out of the general field as was Justin Timberlake, who got seven nominations. Newcomers Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Pharrell (for his worth with both Daft Punk and Robin Thicke on …

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Ten films move onto Visual Effects shortlist

The Academy has announced the ten films that will make it to the final bake-off in the Visual Effects category this year, where this list will be whittled down to five. Notable absentees: The Hunger Games, Man Of Steel, The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty. Elysium Gravity The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Iron Man 3 The Lone Ranger Oblivion …

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