It’s that time!  The Awards Circuit Community Awards must now choose their favorite films and performances from 2002.  In case you missed it, Rob Marshall’s “Chicago” and Peter Jackson’s “The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers” led the way with twelve nominations each.  Stephen Daldry’s “The Hours” garnered nine nominations while Spike Jonze’s “Adaptation” captured eight citations.  Martin Scorsese’s “Gangs of New York” failed to nab a Best Picture nomination but still managed nine nominations altogether.  Roman Polanski’s “The Pianist,” though still named a Best Picture nominee, could only muster five nominations from the community.

In record setting news, Leonardo DiCaprio remains the most nominated actor in community history.  With his Lead Actor nomination for “Catch Me If You Can,” he has been nominated six times by our readership.  Right behind him is the great Meryl Streep, with her double nominations for “The Hours” and “Adaptation,” has been cited five times.  I leave the milestones up to our longtime reader, GL to go over the stats when winners are announced.  We always look forward to them.

I will announce the Davis Award Nominees tomorrow!

Vote for your favorites in the 19 categories HERE!  I will announce the winners on next Sunday’s Power Hour with the staff in tow with us moving on to Year 2000 the following week.  Look forward to your winners!

Comment and discuss!  Who or what are you pulling for?

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Clayton Davis--prolific writer and autism awareness advocate of Puerto Rican and Black descent, known for his relentless passion, dedication, and unique aptitude. Over the course of a decade, he has been criticizing both film and television extensively. To date, he has been either featured or quoted in an array of prominent outlets, including but not limited to The New York Times,, Variety, Deadline, Los Angeles Times, FOX 5, Bloomberg Television, AOL, Huffington Post, Bloomberg Radio, The Wrap, Slash Film, and the Hollywood Reporter. Growing up in the Bronx, Clayton’s avid interest in the movie world began the moment he first watched "Dead Poets Society” at just five years of age. While he struggled in English class all throughout grade school, he dived head first into writing, ultimately taking those insufficiencies and transforming them into ardent writings pertaining to all things film, television, and most importantly, the Academy Awards. In addition to crafting a collection of short stories that give a voice to films that haven’t made it to the silver screen, Clayton currently serves as the Founding Editor of He also holds active voting membership at various esteemed organizations, such as the Broadcast Film Critics Association, Broadcast Television Journalists Association, African-American Film Critics Association, New York Film Critics Online, Black Reel Awards, and International Press Academy. Furthermore, Clayton obtained his B.A. degree in American Studies and Communications.