Circuit Breaker Episode 63: Gun Shy Predictions, NYFF Closing, and Expulsion of Predators

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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:

  • We’re talking the closing of the New York Film Festival last week.  The East Coast got their first look at “Mudbound” from Dee Rees (where standout notices came for Garrett Hedlund) and “Wonder Wheel” from Woody Allen (getting a less than stellar reception though Kate Winslet seems intact).  Where is the Oscar landscape today?
  • Harvey Weinstein was expelled from the Academy.  We’re sharing our thoughts.
  • The Paul Thomas Anderson movie has a title (“Phantom Thread“) which has us talking about “The Post” and these still unseen contenders.
  • Small, new studios are trying to make a name for themselves.  We talk about who and what they have.
  • Is there a frontrunner and people are just too SCARED to say so?

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  • Joey Magidson

    Enjoy!

  • Cornelius Buttersby

    Question for the next podcast: Do you think a sci-fi film will win Best Picture in the next decade or so, and what would it take for one to win?

    Follow-up question, which genres/forms of film (i.e. including Documentary and Animated films) do you think will never win (or never again win) Best Picture?

  • Mike

    Questions for the AW staff:

    1) What was the reason that you became film lovers? What age and what movie made you passionate about the movies?

    2) I am pleased that Donald Sutherland is receiving an Honorary Oscar this year. Since he is getting this award, are his chances for getting nominated/winning for The Leisure Seeker still possible?

    The only instances where someone won a competitive Oscar after they got the Honorary (in the past 50 years) were:
    Charlie Chaplin – Honorary Oscar 1971, Best Score for Limelight 1972
    Henry Fonda – Honorary Oscar 1980. Best Actor for On Golden Pond 1981
    Paul Newman – Honorary Oscar 1985, Best Actor for The Color of Money 1986
    Ennio Morricone – Honorary Oscar 2006, Best Original Score for The Hateful Eight 2015

  • Mike

    Questions for the AW staff:

    1) What was the reason that you became film lovers? What age and what movie made you passionate about the movies?

    2) I am pleased that Donald Sutherland is receiving an Honorary Oscar this year. Since he is getting this award, are his chances for getting nominated/winning for The Leisure Seeker still possible?

    The only instances where someone won a competitive Oscar after they got the Honorary (in the past 50 years) were:
    Charlie Chaplin – Honorary Oscar 1971, Best Score for Limelight 1972
    Henry Fonda – Honorary Oscar 1980. Best Actor for On Golden Pond 1981
    Paul Newman – Honorary Oscar 1985, Best Actor for The Color of Money 1986
    Ennio Morricone – Honorary Oscar 2006, Best Original Score for The Hateful Eight 2015

  • So how is Moneyball about something other than baseball?

  • So how is Moneyball about something other than baseball?

  • Ryan

    Cinephile Showdowns:

    Moneyball OR Battle of the Sexes
    Ex-Machina OR Blade Runner 2049
    Stronger OR Patriot’s Day
    Wind River OR Sicario
    American Made OR Blow

  • Robby Poffenberger

    Was this the episode where they talked about the most disappointing films?

    Spiderman 3. It was the first time I bought tickets in advance, using my hard-earned paper route money. I camped out at the theater with a friend. I was 14 — young enough to get truly excited for it, but old enough to realize how awful it was..

    • I am deeply sorry for that experience. Man, that movie was bad.