Why ‘Lincoln’ Can Still Win Picture…

While Zero Dark Thirty, admittedly a brilliant, troubling film, has taken two of the major Best Picture and Best Director Awards, I am still a firm believer that Lincoln will take the Academy Award for Best Picture. Steven Spielberg I am less sure about, though the members of the Academy will acknowledge that his brilliant […]

2013 Writers Guild Awards nominations for TV, news, and radio announced!

The WGA has announced  it’s nominees for the 2013 Writers Guild Awards for outstanding achievement in television, news, radio, promotional writing, and graphic animation. Most of the Emmy nominated field is represented here but some notable nominations including Girls being the  new series, to be represented in both Comedy Series and New Series categories, and Breaking […]

Circuit 3: Julianne Moore

The lovely and talented Julianne Moore turned 52 this December 3rd. Born in 1960 as Julie Ann Smith, Moore got her big break after winning a Daytime Emmy Award in 1988 for her performance in the soap opera As the World Turns. In the early 90s, she received several supporting roles in films, including The […]

2013 Grammy Award Nominations

Taking a quick break from all the precursors for awards season, the Grammy’s have announced their nominations.  Fun, Jay-Z, Kanye West, and the incredibly talented Frank Ocean lead with six nominations each.  Black Keys and Miguel each received five nominations each.  American Idol Season 1 Winner Kelly Clarkson received four nominations including Record of the […]

Mark Magidson Talks About ‘Samsara’

A little known fact about Mark Magidson, the producer of ‘Samsara’ (2012), and Ron Fricke, the director of ‘Samsara’, is that they were the first to build their own IMAX camera and perfect a motion control time-lapse system that ran by a computer. In the early 80’s, Magidson met Fricke through a mutual friend and […]

Circuit Consideration – Eiko Ishioka

Film: Mirror Mirror For Your Consideration: Best Achievement in Costume Design Director: Tarsem Singh Screenplay: Marc Klein, Jason Keller and Melisa Wallack Realistic Nominations: None The bittersweet sentiment attached to posthumous Oscar nominations is an unavoidable and even reasonable reaction when they occur.  Our more cynical age has also sadly brought immediate suspicion to those […]