Around the Circuit: September 22 – 28


It’s time to visit the week that was via our Around the Circuit piece, where we look back at articles that we feel are worth your time covering the Oscar race, new releases, or really just anything film related.

Link(s) of the week:

Kris Tapley, Guy Lodge, and Gregory Ellwood at In Contention go from A(mour) to Z(ero Dark Thirty) to discuss the chances for each film in the Best Picture race, listing the pros and cons for each Oscar hopeful.

Brad Brevet of Rope of Silicon kicked off his first run at predicting the Oscar race by diving into Best Director on Monday, Lead and Supporting Actor on Tuesday, Lead and Supporting Actress on Wednesday, Adapted and Original Screenplays on Thursday, and finally Best Picture on Friday.

Oliver Lyttelton at The Playlist calls the Best Supporting Actress race “wide open,” and gives us his breakdown of the category along with his predictions.

Deadline’s Pete Hammond (and others) discuss the outcome of the Emmy’s, and bitch a little about the repeat winners.

Sasha Stone at Awards Daily lists her 13 Rising Stars of 2012. Based on some of the names on the list (Joaquin Phoenix, Ben Affleck, Amy Adams, etc.), I’d assume she is referring to their rising Oscar chances. While other names (Nate Parker, Quvenzhané Wallis, and Benh Zeitlin) seem to fit the bill of both rising star and/or stars with rising Oscar chances. Either way, it is a list of great and talented people that is well worth a read.

At filmicability with Dean Treadway, Dean ranks the 111 best films directed by women.

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