Around the Circuit: December 15th - December 21st - AwardsCircuit.com - By Clayton Davis

Around the Circuit: December 15th – December 21st

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Link(s) of the week:

At The Wrap, Steve Pond ran a simulation for Oscar that resulted in an outcome with eight Best Picture nominees. He has been allowed by the BFCA to recount their ballots under Oscar’s preferential system, and while the same method forecast eight noms last year (we had nine), it’s still an interesting read to say the least.

Variety’s Jon Weisman wonders why the results of Oscar voting is kept a secret.

Sasha Stone of Awards Daily fills us in on the state of the race, and like me, feels Lincoln is still the film to beat, though she reminds us that nobody knows anything.

Screen Rant’s Paul Young ranks the 13 Best Movie Posters of 2012, with a very, um, surprising yet inspired choice for #1. He followed it up with the 13 Worst Movie Posters of 2012.

Pete Hammond at Deadline previews the race for Adapted and Original Screenplay, and then Director.

The staff at The Playlist ranks the worst films of the year. I have to admit to only seeing one of their selections (John Carter).

Katey Rich of Cinema Blend ranks her 10 biggest breakthroughs of 2012 for actors and directors. Her top three choices seem a bit odd for a “breakthrough” list, though. Click the link to see who they are and her explanation for her selections.

Rope of Silicon’s Brad Brevet ranked the five best docs for the year.

Scott Feinberg at The Hollywood Reporter updates his weekly Oscar predictions.

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