Introducing – In Line: 365

If you listened to the Awards Circuit Power Hour this week, you heard many of the staff members and myself make New Year’s Resolutions for both filmmakers and ourselves.  While I’m fully expecting (yet determined) to have my resolution of waking at 5:00 am every morning and going for a run to crash and burn, […]

Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 34: New Year’s Spectacular

We start the podcast off with the Academy Idol Results.  Are you surprised by the results?  You may be. All the writers make New Year’s Resolutions for Filmmakers and for Ourselves. We talk about Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained and Tom Hooper’s Les Miserables and the pros and cons about each. Happy New Year to All […]

Three Amigos of ‘Skyfall’ – Roger Deakins

Technical branches in the Academy never receive the high-profile buzz or focus they clearly deserve. Acting categories, along with Picture, Director, and Screenplay, reap all the awards focus for the season. This year, however, an interesting thing to notice is that three–criminally, I might add–overdue veteran crew members will be making a play for Oscar […]

Box Office (12.30.12)

‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey‘ (WB) has swept the international box office, creating a sensation that rivals the magnitude of Skyfall, though we can only wait to see how long it lasts. This week and this weekend, ‘The Hobbit‘ sits on top, almost doubling ‘Les Miserables (2012)‘ (Uni.) during the week with ‘Django Unchained‘ (Wein.) shooting in […]

Circuit Round-Up (Week Ending 12/30)

Happy New Year (almost), readers of The Awards Circuit. In less than twenty-four hours, we’ll all be citizens of the year 2013, so get excited! I don’t need a crystal ball to know how many of you spent the last few days of the year. Based on the popularity of our “reaction” thread for Django […]

‘Stoker’, ‘Gatsby’, and ‘Wonder’ Get New Posters!

As we get ready to enter the brand new year, it’s never too late to get on the ball for potential Oscar contenders coming down the pike.  Chan-wook Park’s Stoker starring Nicole Kidman, Mia Wasikowska, and Matthew Goode has a new poster and early word is already positive for Wasikowska who’s been an up and […]

How Tom Hooper’s Direction Hurt ‘Les Miserables’

When actors study their craft, be it the method, the Miesner technique, Adler, or any other of the many forms taught around the globe, they are taught to use their entire body. Movement, often dance is taught to the students so they will understand how important the use of their entire being is in any performance. When Hannibal Lector makes his first appearance in The […]

SAG Awards Ballots to Be Mailed

On Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, ballot instructions on how to choose recipients of the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be mailed to SAG-AFTRA members. After the jump, have a look at the official release with details on how voters will proceed with selecting their winners from the nominees that were announced back on November 30th.

Oscars Competition, By Numbers

Can ‘Argo‘ win against the other great submissions for Best Motion Picture in the 2013 Academy Awards? After countless awards in several film festivals, the race is growing tighter as some critics overlook certain titles for others. Less seasoned in the world of Oscars and festivals, I got really confused when it came to determining […]

Circuit 3: Humphrey Bogart

My very favorite actor of all time, Humphrey DeForest Bogart, was born on Christmas Day, 1899 (though some believe Warner Brothers created this as a fictional birthday to help glamorize the actor). Bogie began his career on Broadway during the 20s and 30s. His first big film success came when he played Duke Mantee in […]

Online Film Critics Society Gives Praise to ‘The Master’

The Online Film Critics Society has announced the nominations for their 16th annual year end acknowledgements. The OFCS is comprised of a large group of critics whose work appears primarily online (nearly 200 members). Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master was the most nominated film by the group with eight nods. You can visit their site here, and check […]