Sasha Stone (born March 11, 1965) is an American film blogger based in Los Angeles. She is the founder and editor of the film/awards discussion website Awards Daily (formerly known as Oscarwatch).

Sasha Stone
Born (1965-03-11) March 11, 1965 (age 54)
EducationUniversity of California, Los Angeles
Years active1999–present


Sasha Stone grew up in Topanga and Ojai, California, and went to Nordhoff High School.[1] She studied film at New York University and Columbia University, and eventually graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles. She won third place in the Samuel Goldwyn Writing Awards competition at UCLA in 1993.[2] She has one daughter.[2]

Stone has written for various entertainment industry magazines, including Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, and The Wrap,[3][4][5] and was also the film critic for the Santa Monica Mirror.[6] She founded a website covering the Academy Awards called Oscarwatch in 1998.[7] The website was later renamed Awards Daily after Stone was sued in 2006 by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for using Oscarwatch as the site's name for eight years prior.[2] Since its founding, the website has received a Shorty Award nomination.[8] Additionally, Stone has appeared on NPR's Weekend Edition.[9]

Following the Boston Marathon bombings of 2013, Stone was featured in a New York Times article about how quickly false information can spread in moments of crisis on Twitter.[10] She wrote her own account of the night in question on her personal blog.[11]

In 2014, Stone was profiled by Boris Kachka in New York Magazine[12] about the growing industry of Oscar punditry, which Stone helped launch.

Stone is a member of the Alliance of Women Film Journalists.[13]


  1. ^ "About". Sasha Stone. Retrieved July 30, 2012.
  2. ^ a b c "About". AwardsDaily. Archived from the original on May 30, 2012. Retrieved May 28, 2012.
  3. ^ "Sasha Stone". Variety. Reed Business Information. Archived from the original on February 8, 2013. Retrieved May 28, 2012.
  4. ^ "Sasha Stone Movie Reviews & Previews". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved May 28, 2012.
  5. ^ "Rust and Bone Makes Strong Debut at Cannes". Studio Briefing. May 17, 2012. Retrieved May 28, 2012.
  6. ^ "The Early Days of Oscarwatch". Sasha Stone. Archived from the original on November 10, 2013. Retrieved July 30, 2012.
  7. ^ Appelo, Tim (January 31, 2011). "Top Award Predictor Pundit Sasha Stone: 'I Know Nothing'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 28, 2012.
  8. ^ "Sasha Stone was nominated for a Shorty Award!". Shorty Awards. Archived from the original on November 10, 2013. Retrieved May 28, 2012.
  9. ^ "From Book to Film: Nominees for Adapted Screenplay". Weekend Edition. NPR. Retrieved September 10, 2012.
  10. ^ "Should Reddit Be Blamed for the Spreading of a Smear?". The New York Times. July 25, 2013.
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  13. ^ "Sasha Stone - Alliance of Women Film Journalists". Alliance of Women Film Journalists. Archived from the original on July 25, 2012. Retrieved July 30, 2012.

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