Circuit Breaker Episode 22: Critics Choice, Golden Globes, and SAG Nods


Welcome 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:

  • Simple enough…we’re talking about the Critics Choice Awards, Golden Globes and SAG nominations.
  • We also talk the breaking news about “Moonlight” and “Loving” being moved to Adapted Screenplay.


"Fences" - Opens in theaters on Christmas Day
“Fences” – Opens in theaters on Christmas Day

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  • Joey Magidson


  • Juan Carlos Ojano

    Really interesting point raised on Emma Stone’ Oscar chances in correlation to Audition’s status as Best Original Song contender.

  • Luke McGowan

    What’s going on with The Founder? It’s out in Australia and I saw it almost two weeks ago. What’s the point of an embargo if people in other countries can see it?

    Ps Keaton is great in the film. Such a shame it fel apart.

  • Tee

    What do you think could be the most shocking, but well-deserved, nod come nomination morning ala Straight Outta Compton in Original Screenplay or Ex Machine in VFX?

    Jonah Hill was indeed nominated for Moneyball.

    Do you guys think that Kubo can pose enough of a threat to take down the Disney/Pixar machine? The last winner from a non-Disney studio was Rango, which had very little competition. Kubo has both the traditional Moana and the progressive Zootopia to deal with, so do you think it can take it?

  • Ryan

    Cinephile Showdown:

    Moana OR Zootopia
    Arrival OR Prisoners
    Allied OR Flight
    Hacksaw Ridge OR Apocalypto
    The Force Awakens OR Rogue One

  • Steve

    Best Director showdown:

    The theme is all of the living directors who have 2 Best Director Oscars. You choose which directing you like better of the two.

    Milos Forman: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest or Amadeus
    Oliver Stone: Platoon or Born on the Fourth of July
    Clint Eastwood: Unforgiven or Million Dollar Baby
    Steven Spielberg: Schindler’s List or Saving Private Ryan
    Ang Lee: Brokeback Mountain or Life of Pi
    Alejandro G. Iñárritu: Birdman or The Revenant