Circuit Breaker Episode 17: ‘Fences’ Reactions, Golden Globes, and VOTE!

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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About Clayton Davis

Clayton Davis is the esteemed Editor and Owner of Born in Bronx, NY to a Puerto Rican mother and Black father, he’s been criticizing film and television for over a decade. Clayton is a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association where he votes and attends the kick off to the awards season, the Critics Choice Awards. He’s also an active member of New York Film Critics Online, International Press Academy, Black Reel Awards, and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association. Clayton has been quoted and appeared in various outlets that include The New York Times,, Variety, Deadline, Los Angeles Times, Bloomberg Television, AOL, Huffington Post, Bloomberg Radio, The Wrap, Slash Film, and the Hollywood Reporter.
  • Joey Magidson

    Enjoy, and I’ll reiterate it as well…vote!

  • Alec Glass

    you mentioned updated Golden Globe predictions, where could I find those? Or is that referring to the ones from mid-august?

  • Ferdinand

    The category placements of the actresses of The Hours had probably very little to do with how people viewed the film but rather more with trying to get Streep (nominated that year in supporting for Adaptation.) and Moore (nominated that year in lead for Far from Heaven) two acting nominations that year.

    • Luke McGowan

      See also Jamie Foxx 2004

  • Luke McGowan

    The discussion of Academy Idol and the save has me wondering where has Kristen gone? Is she coming back?

  • Iso Ns

    Cinephile Showdowns:
    Arrival OR Ex Machina
    Hacksaw Ridge OR Lone Survivor
    Sully OR Bridge of Spies
    Nocturnal Animals OR Sicario
    Manchester By the Sea OR Precious
    Lion OR Slumdog Millionaire
    Moonlight OR 12 Years a Slave
    La La Land OR Inside Llewyn Davis

  • Kelia Juliet

    Att titta på filmer på nätet 2016-2017

    Fences HD
    Arrival HD
    sully HD
    La La Land HD
    Lion HD
    Hacksaw Ridge HD

    LINK : OW.LY/6NeP306wHaL