Circuit Breaker Episode 56: Telluride Preview, Questions, and ACCA 1992 Winners

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Welcome to the Awards Circuit podcast titled “CIRCUIT BREAKER!,” a weekly podcast from AwardsCircuit.comfeaturing 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:

  • We’re announcing your 1992 Awards Circuit Community Award Winners.  With Clint Eastwood’s Oscar-winning “Unforgiven” leading the nominations, did it walk away victorious or did it lose out to something “unexpected?”
  • The Telluride Film Festival is gearing up this weekend.  We’re previewing the expected showings in the Colorado mountains and if the Best Picture winner is there.
  • We’re also taking your questions!

THIS EPISODE IS EDITED BY DREW GRIFFIN.

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  • John

    Thank you so much Mark for defending Unforgiven against the nonsensical disregard by everyone else.

    • Joey Magidson

      I wouldn’t say I disregard it. More just preferential to other films that year. So, somewhere in the middle.

    • I remember in 1992, I was really upset that Unforgiven got all the attention when other films like A Few Good Men and A League of Their Own were virtually ignored. When I finally saw Unforgiven, I did see that it was a good film and deserved attention. But I still don’t think it’s the best film of the year. It’s not even in my Top 5, although it is in my Top 10.

      • Luke McGowan

        Sing it sister. Nowhere near as good as Eastwood’s other Best Picture winner. not even close.

  • Joey Magidson

    Enjoy!

  • Luke McGowan

    Totally saw an Aladdin win coming from a mile away.

    • But if Robin Williams was still alive…?

      • Luke McGowan

        I’d like to say Nicholson wins. He certainly should.

  • Luke McGowan

    Every single year there’s a movie crammed into awards season and it always does well. Hidden Figures, The Big Short, American Sniper, Wolf of Wall Street…what is it going to be this year?

  • Cornelius Buttersby

    New game: Inspired by the now old news that Mahershala Ali is going to be in True Detective, you have to pick an Oscar year, draw an actor from each acting category and a director from the Best Director lineup, and pitch a season of True Detective.

    For example take 2016:

    Denis Villeneuve’s True Detective.
    Set in Detroit, it follows the aftermath of a murder of a young black man and the police cover-up conspiracy which surrounds it, through the eyes of three different sets of people covering the case.

    Casey Affleck and Ruth Negga are police detectives, one a disillusioned detective who frequently accepts bribes, the other an ambitious and gifted younger detective assigned to the case for publicity reasons around her race. Octavia Spencer is the mother of the murder victim, who decides to take the law into her own hands when she suspects police cover up. Mahershala Ali plays a detective on the rise in another department, encouraged to leave the case alone to advance his career who investigates from another angle.

    Or would you prefer Barry Jenkins’ True Detective starring Viggo Mortensen, Natalie Portman, Naomie Harris and Michael Shannon?

    Give it a try, just imagining a director-quartet combo that sounds interesting, from 2016 and 2015.

  • Ryan

    Circuit Breaker Question:

    At this moment, what do you see being the most likely Picture/Director split?

  • Ryan

    Cinephile Showdown: (for movies you have not yet seen, decide which you think you will personally prefer).

    Untitled Paul Thomas Anderson Project OR The Post
    Call Me By Your Name OR Last Flag Flying
    Blade Runner 2049 OR Star Wars: The Last Jedi
    Downsizing OR The Shape of Water
    mother! OR Suburbicon

  • Raul Gama

    If you were to declare the winners in the top categories only by the trailers, who would be?
    I’d say:
    Sally Hawkins – The Shape of Water
    Michelle Pfifer – Mother! Timothée Chalamet and Armie Hammer – Call me by your name
    Director – Nolan or Del Toro