• Oscar Circuit
    Oscar Circuit: Best Costume Design

    It is the costume designer’s job to properly design a wardrobe of costumes that symbolize the characters in a film and to set the right mood for every scene. The following nominees did a fantastic job completing this task. And the nominees are… Anna Karenina– Jacqueline Durran Les Miserables– Paco Delgado Lincoln–...

  • Article
    Awards Circuit Community Goes for ‘Les Miserables’

    It’s often the favorite part of being a member of the Awards Circuit, the community which consists of just under 100,000 voted in the 2012 Awards Circuit Community Awards (ACCA).  If you listened to our podcast, we revealed the winners which were semi-surprising to say the least. Tom Hooper’s Les Miserables won...

  • Article
    2013 Oscar Scenarios – Russell Becomes the New Nichols

    As we sit six days before the Oscar ceremony attempting to finalize predictions and racking our brains trying to decipher this race, I find myself thinking of different scenarios for Oscar night.  You can choose which one looks good to you and chime in with your own, but it makes for interesting conversations...

  • Academy Idol
    Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 40: Semi-Final Oscar Predictions, ACCA Winners, Academy Idol Finalists

    It’s our final (pre-recorded) podcast before the Academy Awards.  We’re talking heavy in every single category as much as we can. Before we jump into the categories, I reveal the Academy Idol finalists.  Which two do you think made it?  Amour and Beasts of the Southern Wild?  Zero Dark Thirty and Amour?...

  • News
    CAS and MPSE Guilds Sound Off

    On late Saturday night, the Cinema Audio Society (CAS) handed out their prizes for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing, awarding Les Misérables with their award for a live action film. This probably puts Les Misérables as the frontrunner for the Sound Mixing Oscar (if it wasn’t already), especially on the heels of last weekend’s victory...

  • News
    Oscar®-Nominated Actors Salma Hayek Pinault, Melissa Mccarthy, Liam Neeson, & John Travolta to Present

    Is it just me or does it seem like there have been more presenters announced this year than in years past? We are up to 30 presenters and/or “special guests,” so maybe I’m wrong about the amount so far (24 Oscar categories, after all). It just seems like we have had more...

  • Article
    Oscar 2013 Will Win/Should Win Selections (Young)

    (The annual “Will Win/Should Win” of the Awards Circuit has been our most popular yet most challenging series where each writer let’s their final thoughts be known on the Oscar categories.  Each writer will reveal their choices everyday leading up to the Oscar ceremony.  Think you can do better?  Let your final...

  • News
    International Film Music Award Nominations highlight ‘Cloud Atlas’ and ‘Life of Pi’

    2012 has been a great year for movie music, therefore it would be no surprise that the nominees for the International Film Music Awards would be pretty good. Lincoln and Life of Pi lead the nominated field with 4 nominations, including citations for their composers in Film Composer of the Year, John...

  • Film Reviews
    Like Someone in Love (***½)

    Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami (Certified Copy) once again triumphantly disrupts the natural order of mainstream cinema. With his latest offering — the sleek, dreamy yet hyperreal Like Someone in Love — Kiarostami has positioned himself as the maestro of experimental filmmaking. Transitioning from the romantic vineyards of Tuscany to the metropolitan claustrophobia...

  • Article
    Box Office (08.17.13)

    Top movies this week on the international charts look more like a chopped salad than anything else! No consistency, lots of different names, especially with the American Academy Awards just around the corner, everyone is hoping to understand the final decisions. In America, ‘Identity Thief‘ (Uni.) stole #1 daily, and overall this...

  • General
    Circuit Round-Up (Week Ending 2/17)

    We’re just one week away from the 85th Annual Academy Awards, and the love for Argo continues to pile up even in these last few crucial days. In the latest Power Hour, The Awards Circuit staff discussed how the USC Scripter Awards and BAFTAs — both, of course, went for Ben Affleck’s...