Media Affiliation: Awards Circuit
Biography: Like a movie cliche, Christopher James was born in a small, farm town (Lodi, California – check out our wines at your local Ralphs) always dreaming of moving to Hollywood. He moved out to Los Angeles for college, earning degrees in both Screenwriting and Marketing from Loyola Marymount University. Since graduation, Chris has written for Awards Circuit. While there, he’s covered film festivals, written TV, and film reviews and speculated on all things award shows. He also is the co-host of the podcast “The People vs Oscar,” where he pits the Best Picture winner and highest grossing film of each year against each other (“Snow White” vs “The Life of Emile Zola” anyone?). In the marketing world, Christopher has worked in media agencies buying advertising for a variety of entertainment accounts. Currently, he works for the Digital Marketing team at Fandango. His computer background is from the ending of “Big Little Lies,” his Slack photo is of Greta Gerwig, Saoirse Ronan, and Laurie Metcalf, and he imitates Gloria Swanson while walking down stairs.
Favorite Films: Annie Hall, Almost Famous, Goodfellas, The Lion King, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Sunset Blvd, The Graduate, Casablanca, Psycho, Cinema Paradiso
First Film You Ever Saw: The Lion King