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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.

‘Avengers,’ ‘Spider-Man,’ ‘Lost in Space’ top VES visual effects awards

Avengers: Infinity War and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse were the big winners at last night’s 17th Visual Effects Society (VES) awards, each winning four trophies. Avengers took the top award, Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature. The event was hosted by Patton Oswalt, his eighth go round. That win puts Avengers in clear frontrunner status for the Visual Effects …

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Madonna to be honored by GLAAD Advocate for Change Award

Madonna (photo via Twitter @James_Moore10) The 30th GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian Association Against Defamation) Awards will honor music legend and LGBTQ+ ally Madonna with the Advocate for Change Award for her continued advancement of accelerating acceptance towards the LGBTQ+ community through her music and personal endeavors. “Madonna always has and always will be the LGBTQ community’s greatest ally and it …

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2019 Sundance: ‘Knock Down the House’ wins Overall Festival Favorite

NNewly elected Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (New York’s 14th district) in Knock Down The House by Rachel Lears (Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Rachel Lears) All 121 Features Screened Eligible for Award The Sundance Institute today announced Knock Down the House as the winner of the Festival Favorite Award, selected by audience votes from the 121 features screened at the 2019 …

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2019 Oscars: Awkwafina, Chris Evans, Charlize Theron, Daniel Craig, Tessa Thompson among first round of Oscars presenters

First 2019 Oscar presenters announced: Awkwafina, Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Tina Fey, Whoopi Goldberg, Brie Larson, Jennifer Lopez, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, Amandla Stenberg, Charlize Theron, Tessa Thompson, Constance Wu Awkwafina, Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Tina Fey, Whoopi Goldberg, Brie Larson, Jennifer Lopez, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, Amandla Stenberg, Charlize Theron, Tessa Thompson, Constance Wu                Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Philharmonic to PerformDuring the “In …

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16th ICS Awards: ‘Zama’ tops with Best Picture, Director; ‘Hale County,’ Brian Tyree Henry pick up wins

Lucrecia Martel’s Zama Better than a bandit’s ears. Zama, the brilliant satire of Spanish colonialism, captured four top prizes at this year’s ICS Awards, taking home best picture, best director for Argentinian maestro Lucrecia Martel, non-English language film, and lead actor for Daniel Giménez Cacho as the clueless corregidor. Formed in 2003, the International Cinephile Society is an online group made …

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46th Annie Awards: ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ swoops in with seven wins including Best Animated Feature

Incredibles 2 and Ralph Breaks the Internet led the 46th Annie Awards, celebrating animation in feature film and television but it was Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse swooped in with a huge victory, snatching up seven wins – clean sweep – including Best Animated Feature. The film also won for direction (Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey and Rodney Rothman); writing (Phil Lord …

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