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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.

Oscar podcast #4: September 23, 2013

In this podcast, recorded September 23, Erik, Kenneth and Dave talk about TIFF, 12 Years a Slave, Grace of Monaco‘s screening and move to 2014. There’s also a very special AwardsWatch announcement so stick around to the end to hear it! [audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/awardswatchpodcasts/AwardsWatch_Oscar_podcast_4b.mp3 | titles=Oscar podcast #4: September 23, 2013]

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Grace of Monaco Moves to 2014

In a sudden move this week, Grace of Monaco, the Nicole Kidman-starrer about the tumultuous life of actress Grace Kelly and her ascension to royalty was abruptly pulled from The Weinstein Company’s fall slate and shuttled to a Spring 2014 release. This news comes after a recent test screening in New York City last week (attended by members of AwardWatch) …

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Statistics and trivia

While we do not pretend to be Nate Silver and base our predictions solely on statistics, they are a valuable instrument in prognostication. Coming soon, we will present a variety of statistics and trivia here that you can interpret yourself and base your own predictions on. Or at least try to understand ours….

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The Grandmaster (Wong Kar-wai, 2013)

Most famous and renowned for his passionate tales of romance, Wong Kar-Wai still seems like an inspired fit for Chinese martial arts moviemaking. The beloved director has a lyrical control of tone and atmosphere, can precisely pace a picture, and has exhibited careful control of the camera. The challenge of melding artful storytelling with thrillingly executed fight sequences, a daunting …

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Mud is the first screener to hit AMPAS

 Roadside Attractions and Lionsgate dug their heels deep into the Mud, making it the first official screener for AMPAS, marking the beginning of the long trek to the Dolby Theater next March. The Jeff  Nichols-directed film, co-starring Matthew McConaughey, made $21 million dollars earlier this spring, making it one of the biggest breakout indie hits of the year. Not to …

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Don Jon (Joseph Gordon-Levitt, 2013)

I must say, I have to give kudos to Gordon-Levitt for doing something so seemingly mainstream yet very dark as a debut feature. Though the film is often very funny and sometimes pretty charming, Gordon-Levitt is luckily also not afraid to show his own character’s deepest flaws – it opens right with his character Jon describing in seductive, disturbing detail …

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Blue Is The Warmest Color trailer and poster released

Even though Sundance Selects is a pretty small Oscar player, their campaigning for Cannes Palme d’Or winner Blue Is The Warmest Color by director Abdellatif Kechiche seems to be in full force. After playing at both Telluride and Toronto, and with the New York Film Festival and a handful of others still coming up, the studio has now released both …

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Oscar podcast #3: August 18, 2013

It’s Sunday, August 18th and Erik, Peter and Richard discuss The Butler, category placement and Judi Dench’s clitoris. [audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/awardswatchpodcasts/AwardsWatch_Oscar_Podcast_4.mp3 | titles=Oscar podcast #3: August 18, 2013]

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Oscar podcast #2: July 29th, 2013

In this podcast, recorded July 29th, Erik, Kenneth and Benjamin discuss their current Oscar predictions in the top 8 categories as well as reveal the July results of the AwardsWatch forums polls. Opening/Closing music by BoxCat Games. [audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/awardswatchpodcasts/AwardsWatch_Oscar_Podcast_3.mp3 | titles=Oscar podcast #2: July 29th, 2013]  

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Oscar podcast #1: July 6th, 2013

In AwardsWatch’s first Oscar podcast, AWers Erik, Hardy, Long and Richard discuss their Oscar predictions in the top 8 categories as well as the forums’ collective predictions. [audio:http://ec.libsyn.com/p/8/6/9/8696890ef4ced9ca/AwardsWatch_Oscar_Podcast_1.mp3?d13a76d516d9dec20c3d276ce028ed5089ab1ce3dae902ea1d01cf8f36d4cb588352&c_id=5843188 | titles=Oscar podcast #1: July 6th, 2013]

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