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During the awesomeness that is Oscar season, check in with me to get the latest awards analysis and commentary, plus comprehensive lists of all of the season’s nominees and winners, from the Oscars to the Golden Globes to the guild awards to the critics’ prizes. Off-season, be sure to check in too, as I post film reviews, put together random best and worst lists and embark on the journey that is the Oscar Flashback, when I revisit a past Oscar category and determine who or what really should’ve taken home the statue.

All the best,


Andrew Carden, AKA Human IMDb (to his trivia team), is a native of the most exciting city in the world, Albany, NY. He has been an adoring film buff since he can remember – his earliest recollection is a double feature of Groundhog Day and A Few Good Men with his parents at the Malta Drive-In, when he was two – and has diligently followed the awards seasons since 2002, when he sighed over Catherine Zeta-Jones’ win (for Chicago) over Kathy Bates (for About Schmidt) in Best Supporting Actress. (Seriously, Kathy has deserved at least four Oscars at this point.) Andrew is a graduate of Northeastern University, where he obtained a master’s in journalism and public policy. His investigative report into archaic laws still on the books in Massachusetts was published on the front page of The Boston Globe in 2013. Andrew resides in Boston with his better half Allison (who makes the occasional guest appearance on The Awards Connection) and works in state government.

Contributions to Gold Derby

Warren Beatty looks to extend Oscar record with ‘Rules Don’t Apply’
Martin Scorsese’s ‘Silence’: Oscar nominations #13 and #14 for celebrated filmmaker?
Which Best Picture is the best musical?
First Ladies and the actresses who portrayed them on film, television and the stage
2017 Oscar predictions (Best Original Song): Animated features will fare well
2017 Oscar predictions (Best Original Song): 7 documentary features that include songs could contend
2017 Oscar predictions (Best Original Song): 'La La Land' likely to reap category maximum two bids
Oscar Best Original Song winners: Top 10 of all time at Academy Awards
Best Original Song Oscar: 'La La Land,' 'Moana,' 'Hidden Figures' could join 16 films with multiple nominations
Best Original Song Oscar: Top 10 tunes snubbed by the Academy include 'Pure Imagination,' 'New York, New York'
Lily Tomlin adds SAG Awards lifetime achievement honor to crowded mantle
'Jackie' composer Mica Levi is only 5th woman in Oscar history to contend in a score category
'La La Land' could dance off with Oscars for costume and production design like 'All That Jazz' did
Damien Chazelle ('La La Land') would be youngest-ever Best Director Oscar-winner
Lucas Hedges ('Manchester by the Sea') would be youngest-ever Supporting Actor winner
Faye Dunaway: Oscar Best Picture presenter has own Academy Award, plus BAFTA, Globe, Emmy (and yes, Razzie)
Oscars: Isabelle Huppert ('Elle') would be 13th Best Actress winner to be sole nominee from her film
Oscars: Viggo Mortensen ('Captain Fantastic') would be 6th Best Actor winner to be sole nominee from his film
Oscars: Top 10 Best Song performances ever - Bruce Springsteen, Madonna, Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston and more
Oscars: Top 10 Worst Best Song performances ever - Gwyneth Paltrow, Sheena Easton, Debbie Allen and more
Emmy spotlight: Oscar-nominee Jeannie Berlin seeks first Emmy bid for 'The Night Of'
Emmy spotlight: Will Jane Fonda finally garner a Comedy Actress nod for 'Grace and Frankie'?
Emmy spotlight: Lauren Graham and Kelly Bishop deserve long overdue Emmy nominations for 'Gilmore Girls'
Will Claire Foy ('The Crown') become 4th Drama Actress to win Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG Award in same year?
'Alien: Covenant' seeks to be fifth film in franchise to garner Oscar nominations
Will Lily Tomlin ('Grace and Frankie') score 7th Emmy victory in 2017?
Emmy episode analysis: Jonathan Banks' ('Better Call Saul') investigation leads him to Los Pollos Hermanos
Emmy episode analysis: Mandy Patinkin's ('Homeland') Saul Berenson under arrest
Emmy Flashback: Norman Lear dominates Emmy Awards, and now Kennedy Center Honors
Emmy episode analysis: Alec Baldwin ('Saturday Night Live') as Donald Trump is grilled over firing of James Comey
Emmy episode analysis: Glory 'Hallejulah' for Kate McKinnon's performance as Hillary Clinton on 'SNL'
2017 Emmys Live Pre-Show (appearance begins at one-hour mark)
2017 Emmys: Nicole Kidman, Alec Baldwin among five best acceptance speeches
Judi Dench ('Victoria and Abdul') would be lucky seventh Best Actress Oscar nominee directed by Stephen Frears
Octavia Spencer in 'The Shape of Water': Oscar history in the making
Annette Bening: Playing real-life actress in 'Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool' could be key to Oscar win
'Battle of the Sexes': Emma Stone would make Oscar history as first actress nominated for playing real-life athlete
Laurie Metcalf, Allison Janney: Emmy favorites vie for first Oscar nominations for scene-stealing turns in 'Lady Bird' and 'I, Tonya'
Carrie Fisher ('Star Wars: The Last Jedi'), Harry Dean Stanton ('Lucky'): Posthumous Oscar nominations?
2018 Oscar nominations: Judi Dench in both lead ('Victoria and Abdul') and supporting ('Murder on the Orient Express')?
Oscar Flashback: Two nominations in one year for Cate Blanchett, Julianne Moore, Jamie Foxx and more
'The Meyerowitz Stories': Dustin Hoffman back at Oscars after 20-year absence?
Kate Winslet in 'Wonder Wheel': Lucky 13th actress to get Oscar nomination for Woody Allen movie?
Melissa Leo in 'Novitiate': Oscar blessings for her role as nun
Woody Harrelson in 'LBJ': Oscar history in the making?
Aaron Sorkin brings winning Oscar ways to 'Molly's Game'
Frances McDormand ('Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri') seeks elusive first Golden Globe, BAFTA victories
James Ivory: Oscar for writing 'Call Me By Your Name' after three losses for directing?
Michelle Pfeiffer movies: 10 best include 'Batman Returns,' 'Fabulous Baker Boys' and, yes, 'mother!'
Will Tom Hanks ('The Post') and Ben Bradlee follow 'The Godfather' Don Corleone into Oscar history?
Carrie Fisher ('The Princess Diarist') could be 9th posthumous Grammy winner for Best Spoken Word Album
Paul Thomas Anderson ('Phantom Thread') is overdue for Oscar after six losses
Tiffany Haddish: Oscar bound for 'Girls Trip' after NYFCC win?
Jordan Peele ('Get Out') would make Oscar history with Original Screenplay win
2018 Oscar predictions for Best Original Song: Animated features will fare well
2018 Oscar predictions for Best Original Song: Will 'La La Land' composers win again?
Christopher Plummer ('All the Money in the World') on the verge of making Oscar history
Dee Rees ('Mudbound') will make history with Adapted Screenplay Oscar nomination
Ridley Scott ('All the Money in the World') would be oldest Best Director Oscar nominee
The 10 films that won Oscars for Lead Actress and Supporting Actress: 'Lady Bird,' 'I, Tonya' or 'The Shape of Water' could be next
Are we underestimating Steve Carell at the Oscars following Critics' Choice, Golden Globe, SAG nominations?
Mary J. Blige ('Mudbound'): Will she be the next musician-turned-actor to win an Oscar?

Podcast Appearances

Next Best Picture Review: "The Founder"
Film Guy Podcast: Episode 4 - Final Oscar Predictions
Next Best Picture Podcast: Episode 27 - Reactions to the 89th Academy Awards
Next Best Picture Review: "Dunkirk"
The Film Scoop Podcast: Episode 14 - Pre-Festival Oscar Predictions
The Film Scoop Podcast: Episode 24 - BFCA Nominations

Radio Interviews

NPR (1A): A Graceful Transfer of Power

  • Andrew's 10 Favorite Films
    1. E.T. The Extra Terrestrial
    2. Ordinary People
    3. Halloween
    4. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
    5. The Silence of the Lambs
    6. Tootsie
    7. Manhattan
    8. Network
    9. Ed Wood
    10. A Christmas Story
  • Andrew's 10 Favorite Best Picture Winners
  1. Ordinary People
  2. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
  3. The Silence of the Lambs
  4. The Best Years of Our Lives
  5. The Godfather
  6. Rebecca
  7. Casablanca
  8. Kramer vs. Kramer
  9. The Deer Hunter
  10. Marty
  • Andrew's 10 Favorite Oscar-Winning Performances
  1. Jack Nicholson, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
  2. Jodie Foster, The Silence of the Lambs
  3. Katharine Hepburn, The Lion in Winter
  4. Gregory Peck, To Kill a Mockingbird
  5. Timothy Hutton, Ordinary People
  6. Anne Bancroft, The Miracle Worker
  7. Elizabeth Taylor, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  8. James Coburn, Affliction
  9. Dustin Hoffman, Kramer vs. Kramer
  10. Faye Dunaway, Network

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