Circuit Breaker Episode 61: Best Actor’s Age Bias, NYFF Premieres, and “Locks” In the Race

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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.

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On the agenda:

  • Announcing the category placements and campaigns for Algee Smith (“Detroit”), Cynthia Nixon (“A Quiet Passion”), Claire Foy (“Breathe”), and Melissa Leo (“Novitiate”).
  • We talk about the first reviews for Richard Linklater’s “Last Flag Flying” and where it stands in the Oscar race.  Also, does Steve Carell stand a chance in either category he’s campaigned in?
  • We talk about the news of the week including the next installment of “It” and it should play the adults.
  • We talk about the curse word “lock” and using it in the months of September and October.
  • We’re talking about Best Actor and the chances for Timothee Chalamet and who needs to fall in order for him to make the lineup for “Call Me By Your Name.”

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