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NYFCC Winners Announced – ‘La La Land’ Comes Out on Top, Jenkins Wins Director

The New York Film Critics Circle are announcing their winners. Refresh this page to check back on the winners throughout the morning: BEST FILM: “La La Land” BEST DIRECTOR: Barry Jenkins for “Moonlight” BEST ACTRESS: Isabelle Huppert for both “Elle” and “The Things to Come” BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Michelle Williams for both “Manchester by the […]

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Critics’ Choice Movie Award Nominations – ‘La La Land’ Leads With 12 Nominations

(Los Angeles, CA – December 1, 2016) – The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) has announced the film nominees for the 22nd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards.  The winners will be revealed live at the star-studded Critics’ Choice Awards gala, which will be broadcast from the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica on A&E on Sunday, December 11 […]

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Critics’ Choice Awards Preview – A Quick Prediction

The Broadcast Film Critics Association will announce their nominees for the Critics’ Choice Awards tomorrow and while I’m an active and voting member of the group, by popular demand, I’m venturing some guesses for tomorrow’s announcements. Nominees in the film categories will be announced tomorrow morning at 9:30 a.m. ET / 6:30 a.m. PT Full […]

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Lionsgate’s ‘La La Land’ to Receive 2016’s Best Ensemble Acting Awards at Capri Film Fest

Read the Press Release: LIONSGATE’S ‘LA LA LAND’ TO RECEIVE 2016’s ‘BEST ENSEMBLE ACTING AWARD’ AT CAPRI, HOLLYWOOD – THE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Film Will Unspool January 1st On Italy’s Emerald Isle CAPRI (Naples), Italy, November 21, 2016 – “La La Land,” the eagerly anticipated and original American romantic musical written and directed by Damien Chazelle and starring Ryan Gosling, […]

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New York Film Critics Circle Preview – Is it a Group Built for ‘Moonlight’ or Something Else?

The National Board of Review kicked things off on Tuesday with their naming of “Manchester by the Sea” as Best Film of 2016. On Thursday, the east coast critics known as the New York Film Critics Circle will weigh in on their thoughts for the year. A little bit of history on NYFCC: Last year […]

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OSCARS: Deconstructing the NBR Winners and What it Means to the Oscar Race

As you’ve likely seen already, “Manchester by the Sea” took home four prizes this afternoon from the National Board of Review, picking up citations for Best Film, Best Actor for Casey Affleck, Best Original Screenplay for Kenneth Lonergan and Breakthrough Performance (Male) for Lucas Hedges. Co-distributors Amazon Studios and Roadside Attractions must be feeling excellent at […]

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2016 National Board of Review Winners – ‘Manchester by the Sea’ and Barry Jenkins Win Big

Later today, the National Board of Review will unveil their picks for the very best films and performances of 2016. This is the area where the winners will be announced. If you’re interested to see what our predictions are, check here prior to the announcement. Read the Press Release: The Organization’s Annual Gala will be […]

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Gotham Awards: ‘Moonlight’ Walks Off With Four, Affleck and Huppert Pick Up Acting Awards

The Gotham Awards were handed out this evening and the big winner was Barry Jenkins’ “Moonlight,” which picked up four prizes including Best Feature. As already hinted at in the latest Oscar Predictions, the A24 film could prove to be the spoiler in the Best Picture race by the end of the season. Casey Affleck […]

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2016 National Board of Review Preview – What Film Starts as the Oscar Frontrunner?

The National Board of Review has the distinct honor of kicking off the precursor season this year. On Tuesday, Nov. 29, they will unveil their favorite films and performances of 2016. In the last six years, their Best Film winner has gone on to a nomination for Oscar’s Best Picture five times (naming “A Most […]

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Annie Nominations Announced – ‘Zootopia’ Leads With ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ Close Behind

Check out the full nominations for the Annie Awards, courtesy of Variety.: Check out the latest Oscar Predictions for Animated Feature Best Animated Feature “Finding Dory,” Pixar Animation Studios “Kubo and the Two Strings,” Laika “Kung Fu Panda 3,” DreamWorks Animation “Moana,” Walt Disney Animation “Zootopia,” Walt Disney Animation Best Animated Feature – Independent “Long […]

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Circuit Breaker Episode 20: NBR, NYFCC, and Critics Choice Preview With Precursor Kick-Off

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 and Joey Magidson. 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 […]

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WATCH: New ‘Fences’ Trailer Showcases Why Denzel Washington and Viola Davis Are Oscar Frontrunners

On this Thanksgiving weekend, Paramount Pictures has released a brand new extended trailer for “Fences” from prdoucer/director/ star Denzel Washington. Sure to be a big Oscar contender in several categories including Best Picture, Lead Actor (Denzel Washington), Supporting Actress (Viola Davis), Adapted Screenplay (posthumously for August Wilson), and one or two of the key supporting […]

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Circuit Breaker Episode 19: ‘Patriots Day,’ Thanksgiving, and Molly Shannon Interview (‘Other People’)

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 and Joey Magidson. 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 […]