Around the Circuit: January 19th – January 25th


Link(s) of the week:

Sasha Stone of Awards Daily examines the Best Picture race through her PGA predictions, and hopes (like me) that a win here for  Lincoln will finally lead to super-producer Kathleen Kennedy winning her first Oscar for Best Picture. She looks ahead to the SAG awards as well.

Scott Feinberg at The Hollywood Reporter updates his Oscar predictions and news on the race.

Kris Tapley of In Contention leaves Sundance looking ahead to what films might make a run at next year’s Oscars (a la Beasts of the Southern Wild this year).

Film School Rejects‘ David Christopher Bell gave us a list of 12 characters that we hate by the end of their movie.

Ben Child at The Guardian explains why he feels JJ Abrams will be the perfect choice to direct the new Star Wars film.

Treye Green at The Huffington Post looks at 12 iconic movie roles that almost went to different actors.

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About Mark Johnson

Lover of all things film and Oscar. Fantasy sports’ equivalent of George Steinbrenner. Your very own Han Solo, making friends all over the movie-loving galaxy in spite of himself. When he’s not ranking just about everything or dominating boardgames, Mark is breaking down the Oscar race 24/7 with Rain Man-like stats and knowledge. In his downtime, you can find him commiserating with other Northeast Ohio sports fans because a hero isn’t complete without a little heartbreak. If Lost, Homeland, Breaking Bad, Mad Men and Survivor are your style, then congratulations, you have something in common with this inglourious basterd.