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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.

72nd Cannes Film Festival: News and Details

Cannes favorites Terrence Malick, Xavier Dolan, and Pedro Almodóvar will hit the Croisette alongside newcomers like Mati Diop, who makes her feature film directorial debut with Atlantiques. Diop is the first black woman in the festival’s 72-year history with a film in the In Competition section. The 2019 Cannes Film Festival announced the majority of its official lineup this morning, …

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‘Joker’ trailer leans into the reality of toxic white male fragility

Joaquin Phoenix in Joker (Warner Bros) “I used to think that my life was a tragedy, but now I realize it is a comedy.” It’s a fine line between creating a sympathetic villain and justifying the behavior of a serial killer or mass murderer and the first teaser trailer for Todd Phillips’ Joker starring Joaquin Phoenix ever so treacherously walks …

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Adam Driver, Bill Murray and Tilda Swinton highlight the star-studded first trailer for Jim Jarmusch’s ‘The Dead Don’t Die’ trailer

The first trailer and poster for Jim Jarmusch’s new film The Dead Don’t Die brings us “the greatest zombie cast ever disassembled.” Jarmusch dipped his toe into the supernatural with his now classic 2013 vampire tale Only Lovers Left Alive and his new zombie apocalypse comedy reunites with his Lovers star Tilda Swinton. The Dead Don’t Die also ropes in …

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‘Black Panther,’ ‘black-ish’ top 50th NAACP Image Award winners; Beyoncé is Entertainer of the Year

Black Panther (Marvel)black-ish (ABC) Marvel’s Black Panther and ABC’s black-ish, both Disney properties, dominated the 50th NAACP Image Awards last in film and television, respectively. Beyoncé won the Entertainer of the Year award. The comic book blockbuster and Academy Award Best Picture nominee took home Motion Picture, Actor (Chadwick Boseman), Supporting Actress (Danai Girira) and Supporting Actor (Michael B. Jordan) …

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Production begins on Focus Features’ ‘Promising Young Woman’ with Carey Mulligan, Bo Burnham, Laverne Cox, Molly Shannon

Production has begun in Los Angeles on Promising Young Woman, with Carey Mulligan (Paul Dano’s Wildlife; Suffragette) and Bo Burnham (Eighth Grade) leading an all-star cast that includes Alison Brie (Glow; The Post), Connie Britton (Dirty John; Friday Night Lights), Adam Brody (Shazam!; The O.C.), Jennifer Coolidge (A Mighty Wind, Legally Blonde), Laverne Cox (Orange is the New Black), Max Greenfield (New Girl; Hello, My Name Is Doris), Christopher Mintz-Plasse (How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World; …

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New Categories, Rules for the 2019 Emmys

One new competitive category, juried awards and a handful of rule changes are headed to this year’s potential Emmy nominees. A new music composition category has been added specifically for documentaries in addition to the current category for narrative series’. The choreography category is being restructured to separate choreography for reality shows like So You Think You Can Dance? and …

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Grammys change eligibility date thanks to 2020 Oscars

Lady Gaga accepts the Pop Duo or Group Performance Grammy for “Shallow” at the 2019 Grammy Awards The 2020 Grammys are making a big change in their eligibility this year and it’s all because of the Oscars’ date change. Artists will have 11 months, not the usual 12, for submissions in order to be eligible for Grammy nominations this year …

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‘Killing Eve’ slays BAFTA TV noms with 14

Killing Eve The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has today announced the nominations for the 2019 Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards and British Academy Television Craft Awards, where Killing Eve led way with 14, including Drama Series, Directing, Writing and two Leading Actress nominations – one each for Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer. Oh has already …

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2019 Emmys: Veep is back, can it reclaim the comedy crown from Mrs. Maisel?

Veep (photo: Colleen Hayes/HBO) and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (photo: Amazon Prime Video) Last year, the freshman season of Amy Sherman Palladino’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, from Amazon, dominated the 2018 Emmys winning Comedy Series, Directing and Writing (both for ASP, a first for a woman), Lead Actress and Supporting Actress among its eight wins. Its domination with other awards …

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