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, Chris James, 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 discussing the trailer for “Lizzie” with Chloe Sevigny and Kristen Stewart.  Are they Oscar worthy?
  • Oscars ALERT!  Barry Jenkins’ “If Beale Street Could Talk” finally unveiled its first trailer and we’re excited.  How good/great will it be?
  • Doing a Fall Awards Season Preview of the following films: “Beautiful Boy,” “Juliet, Naked,” “Mile 22,” “Operation Finale,” “Cold War,” “Fahrenheit 11/9,” “All About Nina,” “Don’t Worry You Won’t Get Far on Foot,” “You Were Never Really Here,” “Wildlife,” “Colette,” “Night School,” “What They Had,” “Can You Ever Forgive Me?,” “The Old Man & the Gun,” “Life Itself,” “Peterloo,” and more.


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Clayton Davis--prolific writer and autism awareness advocate of Puerto Rican and Black descent, known for his relentless passion, dedication, and unique aptitude. Over the course of a decade, he has been criticizing both film and television extensively. To date, he has been either featured or quoted in an array of prominent outlets, including but not limited to The New York Times, CNN.com, Variety, Deadline, Los Angeles Times, FOX 5, Bloomberg Television, AOL, Huffington Post, Bloomberg Radio, The Wrap, Slash Film, and the Hollywood Reporter. Growing up in the Bronx, Clayton’s avid interest in the movie world began the moment he first watched "Dead Poets Society” at just five years of age. While he struggled in English class all throughout grade school, he dived head first into writing, ultimately taking those insufficiencies and transforming them into ardent writings pertaining to all things film, television, and most importantly, the Academy Awards. In addition to crafting a collection of short stories that give a voice to films that haven’t made it to the silver screen, Clayton currently serves as the Founding Editor of AwardsCircuit.com. He also holds active voting membership at various esteemed organizations, such as the Broadcast Film Critics Association, Broadcast Television Journalists Association, African-American Film Critics Association, New York Film Critics Online, Black Reel Awards, and International Press Academy. Furthermore, Clayton obtained his B.A. degree in American Studies and Communications.