Circuit Breaker Episode 45: Aging Performers, Weak Oscar Lineups, and ‘The Beguiled’

Welcome to the Awards Circuit podcast titled “CIRCUIT BREAKER!,” a weekly podcast from AwardsCircuit.com featuring host Clayton Davis along with panelists Sam Coffey, Mark Johnson, Joey Magidson, and Karen Peterson. 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 podcast@awardscircuit.com, and submit your comments and questions at the bottom of the episode.

On the agenda:

  • Lots of questions came in from our readers resulting in some great discussions surrounding actors that have aged well and poorly (in the sense of talent, not looks!).
  • What’s been the “weakest” Supporting Actor lineup since 2000?
  • We’re talking about Sofia Coppola’s “The Beguiled” and where it ranks in her filmography and what it can do in the Oscar race.

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ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY | ADAPTED SCREENPLAY | ANIMATED FEATURE |
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ORIGINAL SCORE | ORIGINAL SONG |

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About Clayton Davis

Clayton Davis is the esteemed Editor and Owner of AwardsCircuit.com. 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, CNN.com, Variety, Deadline, Los Angeles Times, Bloomberg Television, AOL, Huffington Post, Bloomberg Radio, The Wrap, Slash Film, and the Hollywood Reporter.
  • Joey Magidson

    Enjoy!

  • Robby Poffenberger

    I love Tom Wilkinson in Michael Clayton. That’s all.

    • Tom Wilkinson is the only part of Michael Clayton I enjoyed…