In Line: Sam Neill

For today’s edition of “In Line”, I’d thought I’d bring up someone not many of us have even thought of lately.  Sam Neill, one of Northern Ireland’s gift to us back in the early 90’s has been acting for more than 35 years.  Starting his career in B-ish movies like Omen III: The Final Conflict […]

Coming Soon…ACCA and the Awards Circuit Staff Awards!

If you have been on Facebook or Twitter in the past two days, you may have noticed a few FYC ads popping up on the staff’s pages. That’s because for the first time ever, the Awards Circuit staff will be throwing their name into the ring of the critics groups that host their own awards! While you […]

Art Directors Guild Nominations Include ‘Atlas,’ ‘Karenina,’ and ‘The Hobbit’

The Art Directors Guild honors excellence in production design in film. They divide their awards into three categories: Period, Fantasy, and Contemporary. So being that there are 15 nominees, it doesn’t give away too much as far as where the chips may fall with Oscar, though it can do some serious damage for your film if […]

Are We Underestimating the British Voting Bloc? (‘Skyfall’ Edition)

Exactly two hours before I began writing up this article, the Producers Guild of America had just announced its complete list of nominees. In the “Theatrical Motion Picture” category, one film appeared that virtually no pundit had thought to anticipate: Sam Mendes’ British-produced Skyfall. But after recently crossing the $1 billion mark worldwide, not to […]

Circuit 3: Anthony Hopkins

Sir Philip Anthony Hopkins was born December 31st, 1937, in Margam, Port Talbot, Wales. At a young age, Hopkins was encouraged to become an actor by fellow countryman Richard Burton, and thus attended the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in Cardiff, Wales before moving to London to be trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Like […]