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


POWERHOUR_LOGO_NEWIt’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, I promise.

We also dive into the Oscar possibilities for Best Original Song, Best Original Score, and Best Makeup & Hairstyling since the contenders and bakeoff nominees have been announced.

There’s also been an update to the Oscar Predictions if you didn’t notice.  Check those out and follow along as we talk about some of the categories.

Listen in and don’t forget to share it with your movie friends!


Clayton Davis is the esteemed Editor and Owner of Born in Bronx, NY to a Puerto Rican mother and Black father, he’s been criticizing film and television for over a decade. Clayton is a proud member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association where he votes and attends the kick off to the awards season, the Critics Choice Movie Awards. He's also an active member of New York Film Critics Online, the International Press Academy, which hosts the popular Satellite Awards, and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association, which hosts the Critics Choice Television Awards. He has been quoted and appeared in various outlets that include the New York Times,, Bloomberg Television, Bloomberg Radio, The Wrap, Slash Film, and the Hollywood Reporter. He resides in New Jersey with his wife and two children.

  • Josh P.

    If the Academy thought about not wanting to give people too many awards, then Viola Davis would have an Oscar right now instead of Meryl Streep. And I agree with what was said: there is no way that if “Lincoln” wins Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor and Best Adapted Screenplay, it is going to lose to Best Actor. If it wins all those awards, it’ll be because of Daniel Day-Lewis. They don’t care if its Oscar history. If it’s a good performance, they’ll go for it.

  • moviewatcher

    The opening music was from The Master, right? It was great…

    • Terence Johnson

      yep the track is Alethia from The Master soundtrack

  • steve

    Uh…did Terrence see the Les Mis review in EW yet?

    • Terence Johnson

      I saw the grade but haven’t read the review…I don’t like reading reviews of movies I’m anticipating highly lol

  • Knox Van Horn

    Clayton, you say that you have a horrible feeling that Joaquin will get it in front of Jackman, but don’t you like Phoenix’s performance better than Jackman’s? Why is that a bad feeling?

    • Clayton Davis

      I’m definitely on board with Phoenix being nominated. I feel it should be at the expense of Washington or Hawkes. Maybe I didn’t state clearly, if Phoenix does make it, it would probably be at Jackman’s expense which is sad because Jackman is just as deserving to be there as Phoenix.

      • Knox Van Horn

        Ah I see. That makes sense. I feel like if Phoenix can clinch a nomination and if he wins at the globes or Critics choice he will have just as good a chance at winning as anyone else. I mean i still think he’s the best performance of the year without any doubt

  • http://TheAwardsCircuit Joey Magidson

    Hope everyone’s enjoying the improved sound quality. My wallet hurts from my new mic, but it’s worth it…