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:

  • DGA Winners were announced over the weekend and we talk about what it means to the Oscar race, in particular, Best Picture and Best Director.  Is Guillermo del Toro a lock for “The Shape of Water” or can Christopher Nolan take up some space?
  • Most of this episode focuses on the Awards Circuit Community Awards as we announce the winners and statistics regarding the 22 categories.  What film will join the ranks of “La La Land,” “Mad Max: Fury Road,” and “Birdman?”
  • After weeks, we finally get into a spoiler full review of “Call Me by Your Name” and our initial thoughts about the film especially the actions of some of the characters and Michael Stuhlbarg’s big speech at the end.

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MOTION PICTURE | DIRECTOR |
LEAD ACTOR | LEAD ACTRESS | SUPPORTING ACTOR | SUPPORTING ACTRESS | 
ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY | ADAPTED SCREENPLAY | ANIMATED FEATURE |
PRODUCTION DESIGN | CINEMATOGRAPHY | COSTUME DESIGN | FILM EDITING | MAKEUP & HAIRSTYLING | SOUND MIXING | SOUND EDITING | VISUAL EFFECTS |
ORIGINAL SCORE | ORIGINAL SONG |
FOREIGN LANGUAGE | DOCUMENTARY FEATURE |

ANIMATED SHORT | DOCUMENTARY SHORT | LIVE ACTION SHORT |