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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.

Latino Entertainment Journalists Association Forms Under President Clayton Davis, Launches Hashtag #YoSoyLEJA

The new group sets January 20, 2019 for their first awards New York, NY – December 7, 2019 – The Latino Entertainment Journalists Association (LEJA) has formed under President Clayton Davis (owner of AwardsCircuit) in an effort to create a diverse voice in the industry for the Latino community. After realizing there was a glaring gap in the diversity conversation for Latino …

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‘ROMA,’ Lynne Ramsay, Elizabeth Debicki, Steven Yeun land Chicago Film Critics Association (CFCA) nominations

Lynne RamsayElizabeth DebickiSteven Yeun The Chicago Film Critics Association often hits us with some inspired nominations and this year is no different. They kicked up a little bit of dust last week, making an announcement of acting category placements that saw the women of The Favourite lining up differently than other awards bodies have been instructed, including Olivia Colman being …

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BREAKING: Kevin Hart Is OUT as Oscars Host

Kevin Hart has stepped down as the host of the 91st Academy Awards, a job he held for two days.  When The Academy pressed the comedian to apologize to the LGBTQ community for his past comments or step down, the actor/comedian refused. When Hart announced in an Instagram post that he was going to host the Oscars, I took Twitter to …

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2019 Writers Guild Awards: ‘Barry’ lead television nods; ‘Succession,’ ‘Sharp Objects’ nominated

HBO’s Barry grabbed three nominations from the Writers Guild of America The Writers Guild of America West (WGAW) and the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) have announced nominations for outstanding achievement in television, new media, news, radio/audio, and promotional writing during 2018. The Americans, Better Call Saul, The Crown, The Handmaid’s Tale (last year’s champ) and newcomer Succession are …

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Golden Globe Reactions from Lucas Hedges, Charlize Theron, Spike Lee and more

The trio of Focus Features films that received Golden Globe nominations this morning – BlacKkKlansman, Boy Erased and Tully – earned seven mentions and with them a flurry of reactions and appreciation from stars Lucas Hedges, Charlize Theron, Adam Driver and John David Washington as well as director Spike Lee, producers Sean McKittrick, Jason Blum, Raymond Mansfield, Jordan Peele and …

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‘Vice,’ ‘The Favourite,’ ‘Green Book’ ‘A Star Is Born’ lead 76th Golden Globe Awards nominations

Christian Bale in Golden Globe nomination leader VICE The nominations for the 76th Golden Globe Awards were announced this morning by actors Terry Crews, Danai Gurira, Leslie Mann and Christian Slate. They were joined by Golden Globe ambassador Isan Elba, Hollywood Foreign Press Association president Meher Tatna and Dick Clark Productions executive VP of television Barry Adelman. In the Motion Picture categories, Vice …

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