Clayton Davis

Clayton Davis is the esteemed Editor and Owner of AwardsCircuit.com. Born in Bronx, NY to a Puerto Rican mother and Black father, he’s been criticizing film and television for over a decade. Clayton is a proud member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association where he votes and attends the kick off to the awards season, the Critics Choice Movie Awards. He's also an active member of New York Film Critics Online, the International Press Academy, which hosts the popular Satellite Awards, and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association, which hosts the Critics Choice Television Awards. He has been quoted and appeared in various outlets that include the New York Times, CNN.com, Bloomberg Television, Bloomberg Radio, The Wrap, Slash Film, and the Hollywood Reporter. He resides in New Jersey with his wife and two children.

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If the Oscars Were Today, Who Would Be the Nominees?

We’ve crossed over to the second part of the year.  I’ve made my voice heard on what’s to come in the future of the year, and some of the staff...

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‘Southpaw’ Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Available July 24, Featuring Original Score by Oscar-winning Composer James Horner

(July 1, 2015 – New York, NY) Sony Music announces the release of SOUTHPAW, the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, featuring the music of Oscar-winning composer...

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The Captivating Phenomenon “Empire” Season 1 Arrives on Blu-ray and DVD September 15

LOS ANGELES, CA (July 2, 2015) – Become a part of the phenomenon that captivated the nation when “TV’s biggest smash of the past decade,” (Robert...

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Pixar’s ‘Toy Story’ Wins Top Prize for 1995 Awards Circuit Community Awards

This past weekend, we announced the winners of the 1995 Awards Circuit Community Awards.  With films like “Apollo 13,” “Leaving Las Vegas,”...

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Academy Awards Nominee and Emmy Winner Laurence Fishburne to Star as Alex Haley in ‘Roots’

New York, NY – July 1, 2015 –  Academy® Award nominee and Emmy® Award winning actor Laurence Fishburne (Black-ish) is set to star as Alex Haley in the  A+E...

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Crackle Releases July 2015 TV & Movie Offerings including ‘Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser’

Oscar® winners, critically acclaimed hits and modern favorites are among more than 70 new titles available in July on Crackle, the free television streaming network –...

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See the Birth of iMac and the iPhone in the First Trailer for ‘Steve Jobs’ with Michael Fassbender

One of the most anticipated films of the fall is Oscar-winner Danny Boyle’s “Steve Jobs,” written by Academy Award winner Aaron Sorkin.  Starring...

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The American Flag is Upside Down in the First Teaser for ‘Snowden’ by Oliver Stone

The TEASER TRAILER for Open Road Film’s upcoming thriller, SNOWDEN, has arrived. Written and directed by Academy Award®-Winning...

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Watch the First Trailer for the English-Language Remake of ‘Secret in their Eyes’

After the release of the new images and release date for Billy Ray’s “Secret in their Eyes,” we have the first trailer for the English-language remake...

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First Set of Images Released for ‘Secret in their Eyes’ with Nicole Kidman, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Julia Roberts

Below please find six new stills from STX Entertainment’s upcoming thriller, SECRET IN THEIR EYES, ahead of the worldwide debut of the theatrical trailer tomorrow...

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Oscar Circuit: ‘Dope’ and ‘Me & Earl & the Dying Girl’ Emerge as Awards Contenders

Last year “The Grand Budapest Hotel” looked like at best, an Original Screenplay contender for the Oscars.  When the critics started handing out prizes, and then...

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Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 149: Emmy Contenders, Cinephile Showdown, ACCA 1995 Winners

Welcome to another edition of the Awards Circuit Power Hour, our weekly podcast diving deep into all things film, television, and entertainment. On the agenda today:...

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Watch Tom Hardy Times Two in the First Trailer for ‘Legend’

Universal Pictures has debuted the new trailer (and a poster) for Academy Award winner Brian Helegand’s “Legend” starring Tom Hardy.  Playing dual...

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New Posters and Images from ‘American Ultra’ with Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg

Check out the new posters and images from “American Ultra” starring Academy Award nominee Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart. You won’t want to miss a...

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Academy Invites 322 to Membership – Kevin Hart and Damian Chazelle Among the Newest Members

LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 322 artists and executives who have...

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Emmys: Is it Time for ‘Game of Thrones’ or is ‘Mad Men’ Bringing it Home?

In less than three weeks, the 2015 Emmy Award Nominations will be revealed.  At 11:30am ET on July 16, the best in television will have their chance to shine.  As...

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1995 Awards Circuit Community Awards Final Ballots Open! Vote for YOUR Winners!

If you listened to the Awards Circuit Power Hour podcast this past weekend, then you heard the nominations for the 1995 Awards Circuit Community Awards.  It’s...

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#ACListing Community Talk – Best Original Screenplay from the 1990’s

As promised with the revamp, we’re going to take a more active approach in interacting with the readers here on AwardsCircuit.com.  We already have great things...

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Oscars Seem to Stick with Sliding Scale for Best Picture as Awards Rules are Updated!

As seen in the press release below, there’s no mention of switching back to five Best Picture nominees for the upcoming Academy Awards celebration.  AMPAS...

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1995 Awards Circuit Community Awards Nominations – ‘Apollo 13′ Leads, ‘Seven’ Close Behind

The Awards Circuit Community Awards (or ACCA) dabbed in on the year 1995, creating a little history along the way.  “Apollo 13” led the nominations with...

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Oscar Circuit: Assessing the Future Landscape for the Acting Categories

The first half of the year is days from closing and the landscape thus far hasn’t offered any early year contenders such as “The Grand Budapest Hotel”...

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BREAKING NEWS: Oscar-Winning Composer James Horner Dies in Plane Crash

Talk about just a shocking and devastating thing to see on social media.  James Horner, the two-time Oscar-winning composer of “Titanic” died in a plane...

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Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 148: Inside Out, Preference Game, ACCA 1995 Nominations

Welcome to another edition of the Awards Circuit Power Hour, our weekly podcast diving deep into all things film, television, and entertainment. On the agenda today is:...

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10 Greatest Movie Villains of All-Time (Clayton Davis)

*Our yearly tradition that cites the “Greatest ___ of All-Time” begins once again with a look at the baddest guys and gals of the silver screen.  Each writer will...

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Film Review: Inside Out (★★★½)

The buzz has been huge for Pixar’s latest venture about the mind of a little girl and the emotions that live within her.  Writer/directors Pete Docter and Ronaldo...