CircuiBreaker_CoverWelcome to the Awards Circuit podcast titled “CIRCUIT BREAKER!,” a weekly podcast from featuring host Clayton Davis along with panelists Sam Coffey, Mark Johnson and Joey Magidson. We discuss movies, television and all the awards shows that need predicting. New episodes are released every Monday. Find us on Twitter at@Circuit_Pod, email us at, and submit your comments and questions at the bottom of the episode.

On the agenda:

  • With the United States presidential election on Tuesday, we’re talking about our favorite political films.
  • Denzel Washington’s “Fences” screened for SAG voters on Saturday night and we talk about the reactions that poured in, declaring winners in several categories including Supporting Actress for Viola Davis.
  • We get deep into the Golden Globes and discuss some of the possibilities for Lead Actor (Drama and Comedy/Musical) and Lead Actress (Drama and Comedy/Musical). Also diving into Best Picture (Comedy or Musical) and how many films have a shot at coming in behind “La La Land.”
  • Box office has been kind to films like “Moonlight” and “Hacksaw Ridge” this weekend.
  • We have a screener update and what films are getting the pushes from their respective studios.
  • #ACCircuitBreaker Poll this week asked what actor or actress you want to see come out of retirement. We share YOUR thoughts!
  • We have questions and #CinephileShowdowns sent in and answer them!

Comment and send in #CinephileShowdowns, #ChoosetheGold and #ACCircuitBreaker questions in the comment section below!

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Clayton Davis--prolific writer and autism awareness advocate of Puerto Rican and Black descent, known for his relentless passion, dedication, and unique aptitude. Over the course of a decade, he has been criticizing both film and television extensively. To date, he has been either featured or quoted in an array of prominent outlets, including but not limited to The New York Times,, Variety, Deadline, Los Angeles Times, FOX 5, Bloomberg Television, AOL, Huffington Post, Bloomberg Radio, The Wrap, Slash Film, and the Hollywood Reporter. Growing up in the Bronx, Clayton’s avid interest in the movie world began the moment he first watched "Dead Poets Society” at just five years of age. While he struggled in English class all throughout grade school, he dived head first into writing, ultimately taking those insufficiencies and transforming them into ardent writings pertaining to all things film, television, and most importantly, the Academy Awards. In addition to crafting a collection of short stories that give a voice to films that haven’t made it to the silver screen, Clayton currently serves as the Founding Editor of He also holds active voting membership at various esteemed organizations, such as the Broadcast Film Critics Association, Broadcast Television Journalists Association, African-American Film Critics Association, New York Film Critics Online, Black Reel Awards, and International Press Academy. Furthermore, Clayton obtained his B.A. degree in American Studies and Communications.