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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.

Kenneth Branagh’s ‘All Is True’ gets a trailer

After a surprise announcement last month, Kenneth Branagh’s secret Shakespeare film All Is True has a trailer and it’s quite good.  Portraying an aging Shakespeare, Branagh’s assembles a stellar cast that includes Academy Award winner Judi Dench and Academy Award nominee Ian McKellen.  The film begins with a fire destroying the Globe Theatre in the middle of the opening night …

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Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg are your 76th Golden Globes hosts

Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg at the 2018 Emmy Awards After the controversial choice yesterday by the Academy to have comedian Kevin Hart host the Oscars, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association chimed in with the announcement of their hosts for the Golden Globes: Killing Eve‘s Sandra Oh and Brooklyn Nine-Nine‘s Andy Samberg.  Oh is a Supporting Actress Golden Globe winner …

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Washington DC critics go for ‘ROMA,’ Cooper and Gaga are Best Actor and Actress

Alfonso Cuarón and Yalitza Aparicio (ROMA)Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga (A Star Is Born) ‘The Favourite’ and ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ also earn double wins ROMA triumphed with four wins when The Washington, D.C. Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA) announced their top honorees for 2018 this morning. A poignantly observed, Mexico-set period drama dedicated to director Alfonso Cuarón’s real-life …

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Golden Globe Predictions – Television

KiddingThis Is UsThe Handmaid’s TaleHomecoming One thing about the television side of Golden Globes that can often make them better than the Emmys is the groups’ openness to nominating fresh, new shows and performers right off the bat. We’ve gotten inspired nominations and wins in the past (everything from Felicity to Mozart in the Jungle) and it makes for a …

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Golden Globe Predictions – Motion Picture

A Star Is Born The FavouriteIf Beale Street Could TalkBlack Panther Even with a group as unpredictable as the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, a group of just over 90 international journalists based in Los Angeles, it’s probably safe to say that A Star Is Born and The Favourite will probably do very well here.  That said, the Golden Globes are …

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20 Advance in Visual Effects Oscar Race: ‘Black Panther,’ ‘Isle of Dogs,’ ‘Mary Poppins,’ more

Isle of DogsMary Poppins Returns 20 films will compete for a Visual Effects Oscar nomination, the Academy announced today. They include Black Panther, Isle of Dogs, Mary Poppins Returns and A Quiet Place.  Curiously missing from the list was Annihilation. Alex Garland’s previous film, Ex Machina, was a surprise Oscar winner in this category for 2015. Also missing was high …

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Atlanta Film Critics Circle love ‘The Favourite,’ ‘ROMA’

The FavouriteROMA The Atlanta Film Critics Circle gave Yorgos Lanthimos’s The Favourite their top prize along with Best Screenplay, Best Lead Actress to Olivia Colman, Best Supporting Actress to Emma Stone and Best Ensemble Cast.  The group also fell in love with ROMA, which was their #3 film of the year and earned wins for Alfonso Cuarón in Best Director …

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Online LA Critics noms: ‘Black Panther, ‘The Favourite,’ ‘A Star Is Born,’ ‘BlacKkKlansman’ and more

The new organization, only in its second year, dropped their nominations today with The Favourite and Black Panther topping list with ten each, while A Star is Born earns nine, and BlacKkKlansman earns eight. Bo Burnham’s Eighth Grade scored six nominations. Barry Jenkins’ If Beale Street Could Talk was also well-received by the members of the LAOFCS as the film scored a total of five nominations including Best Supporting Actress for critics’ …

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