Oscar Ballots Sent Out Today!

Ladies and gentlemen of the Awards Circuit, the official Oscar ballots have been sent out to the near 6,000 members of the Academy.  From this point on, any major omissions, inclusions, etc. must be taken as a serious factor in the race.  With Golden Globes, SAG, and Critics Choice announcing last week, those awards are […]

Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 33: Critics Choice, Golden Globes, SAG, and Django Unchained

It’s all about the critics’ awards this week as we dive into the choices by the Critics Choice Movie Awards, Golden Globe Nominations, Screen Actors Guild Nominations and a slew of other groups that announced last week. We are also finally given an opportunity to talk about Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained.  Don’t worry, no spoilers, […]

Golden Satellite Awards Find a ‘Silver Lining’

David O. Russell’s Silver Linings Playbook won and won big with the Golden Satellite Awards. SLP won five awards, including the big four: Picture, Director (Russell), Actor (Bradley Cooper), and Actress (Jennifer Lawrence). On the TV side of business, Homeland took the top prizes – speaking of which, did you see that nail-biting finale Sunday night? It’s the […]

Chicago Film Critics Association Honors ‘Zero Dark Thirty’

The Chicago Film Critics Association has bestowed five awards upon Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty, including Best Picture and Director of 2012. Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master continues to have a nice showing as of late, winning four awards, including Supporting Actor and Supporting Actress for Philip Seymour Hoffman and Amy Adams, respectively. Full list after […]

The Kansas City Film Critics Circle Bows to ‘The Master’

After what looked like the beginning of a Zero Dark Thirty sweep with the critics, we see another critics group opting for something else. The Kansas City Film Critics Circle has named Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master the best film of 2012. However, they selected a director other than PTA as best in show, and instead went […]

Box Office (12.16.12)

Congratulations! With the release of ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey‘ (WB), the epic prequel to The Lord Of The Rings series, the sun has set on ‘Breaking Dawn Part 2‘ (Sum.) and ‘Skyfall‘ (Sony) has jumped to the top of many charts, including the American box office. Behind it is ‘Rise of the Guardians‘ (Par./DW), […]