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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.

GKIDS dates Cannes premiere ‘Mirai’ for 2018 US theatrical release

GKIDS, the acclaimed producer and distributor of animation for adult and family audiences, announced it will theatrically release Mirai in theaters on Friday, November 30, 2018. The film is written and helmed by Mamoru Hosoda, the celebrated director behind The Boy and the Beast, Wolf Children, Summer Wars, and The Girl Who Leapt Through Time. Mirai will be released in both its original Japanese language and a new English …

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Oscar Podcast #67: Academy Drops Bombshell New Category; Shortens Telecast, Moves Some Awards to Commercial Breaks with guest Daniel Joyaux

There are some major changes coming to the very next Oscars ceremony…and they’re not good. Yesterday, the Academy, in a bombshell announcement, revealed that they would be creating a new category: Outstanding Achievement in Popular Film. After yet another year of dropping ratings, this attempt to secure viewership from audiences that have shelled out their money to the year’s blockbusters …

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2018 TIFF Documentary Linnep Includes New Michael Moore, Errol Morris, Frederick Wiseman

Fahrenheit 11/9 (courtesy: TIFF) Slate includes new works from Alexis Bloom, Rashida Jones & Alan Hicks, Werner Herzog & André Singer, E. Chai Vasarhelyi & Jimmy Chin, Vitaly Mansky, Rithy Panh, and Janus Metz & Sine Plambech The Toronto International Film Festival’s 2018 documentary program presents its lineup of 27 feature-length non-fiction films, representing 19 countries. The TIFF Docs selection …

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2018 TIFF Midnight Madness Scares Up ‘Climax,’ World Premieres of ‘Halloween,’ ‘The Predator’

Jamie Leigh Curtis returns to ‘Halloween’ (courtesy: TIFF) Midnight Madness has just announced its explosive lineup of films for the 43rd Toronto International Film Festival.Screening to an audience of die-hard film fans every evening at 11:59pm, this year’s programme features 10 quintessential genre movies that are guaranteed to either terrorize or mesmerize. “This year’s Midnight Madness slate promises another idiosyncratic …

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2018 TIFF Platform includes Karyn Kusama’s ‘Destroyer’ with Nicole Kidman and Sebastian Stan

Photo: Michael Buckner/Variety/REX/Shutterstock The Toronto International Film Festival unveiled today the 12 feature films that comprise the Platform lineup for 2018, including the police drama Destroyer from Karyn Kusama and starring Oscar winner Nicole Kidman (The Hours), Emmy winner Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black) and Sebastian Stan (The Avengers, Captain America series’). Destroyer is listed as an ‘International Premiere’ which signifies …

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House of Cards’ Final Season Returns to Netflix on November 2

“History is written by the victors” — Winston Churchill After a long delay in production due to the firing of Kevin Spacey for sexual misconduct allegations, the final season of the Emmy-winning House of Cards will finally hit the airwaves this fall, returning November 2nd. Golden Globe winner and Emmy Award nominee Robin Wright returns as President of the United …

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Review: Glenn Close is Oscar-worthy in ‘The Wife’

Glenn is ready for her Close-up in ‘The Wife’ No one can do a cold stare like Glenn Close. Throughout her new film, The Wife, Close, in a career-defining and Oscar-worthy performance, often sits just outside the film’s focus; usually to the side of her novelist husband Joe Castleman (played with pure academic arrogance and perfection by Jonathan Pryce), aiming …

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