The day is finally here. All the predictions, prognosticating, bitching, and moaning has led to this. The Academy Awards begins at 8:00 pm Eastern time tonight with the Red Carpet beginning at 7:00 pm. However, here we have a day full of great festivities for you to enjoy.
You can check out our CHART page to see what the writers and I are each thinking Oscar might go for. If you missed our series of “WILL WIN/SHOULD WIN” – you can go back and check those out too.
We have our LIVE podcast that begins at 5:00 pm ET via Blog Talk Radio. We’ll be taking your calls, talking last-minute jitters, and trying to calm Mark Johnson down. I’ll also be announcing the winner of Academy Idol Season 6!!!! If you want to call in and chat with us: (347) 237-5231
Our LIVE BLOG, will begin at 7:00 pm ET right here, for all of you to chat with us and fellow Oscar lovers about the red carpet and the winners as they are announced.
I’d like to thank you all for a great year of movie talk and look forward to discussing more with you for the 2014 ceremony. Year-In-Advance Predictions will be up on Tuesday with new articles and series to quickly follow. So don’t go away when the Oscars are over. We are talking Oscars, movies, and television all year long! ACCA 1999, our readership awards that go back in time to fix Oscars’ mistakes, will begin in early March.
I appreciate all of you that continuing to come back to read the site daily. If you feel compelled and generous to do so, running a big operation like this can be quite costly on minimal outside remedies like advertisements which we barely get. I’d ask all of our readers to contribute anything they can via the Donation tab on top or to by clicking here. Any contribution will help us continue to make The Awards Circuit bigger and better for 2013-2014 awards season! Thank you in advanced for your generosity. Read more on Happy Oscar Day! – A Day Full of Excitement…
Don’t you guys just love lists? Of course you do or else Mark’s fantastic Circuit 3 series wouldn’t be so popular. Entertainment Weekly, in celebration of the Oscars, has released their top 25 Best Picture winners which you can view here. It being Entertainment Weekly some of the choices are maddening (My Fair Lady at 16? Midnight Cowboy on the list at all?) but it’s a pretty interesting list. Spurned by this article, I decided to try my hand at ranking Best Picture winners, which you can see after the jump. What do you all think are the best Best Picture winners in Oscar history? Read more on What are the “Best” Best Picture Winners?…
It’s our final (pre-recorded) podcast before the Academy Awards. We’re talking heavy in every single category as much as we can.
Before we jump into the categories, I reveal the Academy Idol finalists. Which two do you think made it? Amour and Beasts of the Southern Wild? Zero Dark Thirty and Amour? Beasts of the Southern Wild and Zero Dark Thirty? Listen and see.
The voice has been heard! The Awards Circuit Community Awards Winners are revealed. Which films and performances did you push through?
We also take some of your questions, concerns, and try to decipher this crazy race.
Friendly reminder for all you movie enthusiasts out there that the annual Awards Circuit Community Awards and the sixth season of Academy Idol voting closes tonight at midnight Eastern time.
On the Academy Idol side, the top three films are battling for a spot in next week’s finale. The top three are Michael Haneke’s Amour, Benh Zeitlin’s Beasts of the Southern Wild, and Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty. Which two films do you think deserves a shot for your votes in the finale?
On the ACCA side, you have embraced films like Lincoln with eleven nominations and The Perks of Being a Wallflower with six; it’s time to put your favorites on the table. The final voting for the awards closes tonight with the winners being announced on this weekend’s Awards Circuit Power Hour! Will Leonardo DiCaprio be on Meryl Streep territory with his third win from the esteemed community? We’ll have to see and find out.
Reminder about who the nominees are down below. If you love a film or performance, let us know by voting on the sidebar.
The Awards Circuit Power Hour is jammed packed this week with announcements and general Oscar talk.
After the big weekend for Ben Affleck’s Argo, winning the Directors Guild of America, we’re talking about the possibility of Argo taking it all but many think Lincoln is not far behind and that twelve nominations really means something. We also ask, why isn’t Ben Affleck nominated? Is it a downright “F U” from the Academy or is it just an oversight on their part?
As the Academy draws near, the Awards Circuit continues to stretch out its hand to our readers. If you’re not aware, we pride ourselves in listening, interacting, and enjoying our readership. There are many things for all lovers of film to get involved in as we draw a close to awards season.
We have partnered with FunOfficePools.com to handle our annual Oscar pool contest. This will give everyone the opportunity to officially go on record and win some cool prizes. Register at Fun Office Pools, choose your predicted winners for the Academy Awards and you could win all the Best Picture nominees (when they are released) on DVD or Blu-Ray. That’s for our first place winner. The second place winner will receive an Awards Circuit shirt or hoodie from our merchandise store.
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This past week AMPAS presented their nominees for the very best of 2012. We go through a slew of categories to discuss our reactions and who could be winning in six weeks time. With Spielberg’s Lincoln leading with 12 nominations and Lee’s Life of Pi close behind with 11, are we due for an upset or can a film with no directing nomination like Ben Affleck’s Argo pull through at the last minute?
We also talk some of the BFCA winners, the show, and how the first award show of the season can be perceived.
The Golden Globes are tonight and we make our final predictions of who and what can receive a boost from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
If you listened (or haven’t listened yet) to the Awards Circuit Power Hour from this week, the Top 9 Results for the Awards Circuit game, Academy Idol, were announced at the top of the episode.
Not revealing the Bottom Three or what film was eliminated, the voting period has just opened up for this week. Like last year, “#1 Votes Week” only allows YOU to vote only ONE TIME during the week. So keep in mind, the film you really want to stay, should be the film that gets your vote this week.
Looking forward to the results. Voting closes Thursday night at midnight eastern time.
Academy Idol officially kicks off tonight but unfortunately, technical difficulties are preventing Myles Hughes in uploading the episode. This space will be updated (hopefully!) by tomorrow and have the episode for your viewing pleasure. The voting has opened though and can be found on the right sidebar.
A bit of GOOD NEWS: The top five highest vote-getters will advance to the Top 13. Next Sunday, the Top 13 Adapted films will face off for your votes once again. The following week, each writer of the Awards Circuit will choose one (1) of the remaining films to battle it out once again for your votes in our Wild Card show. The Top 3 highest vote-getters of that episode will round out the Final Top 13. HERE IS THE GOOD NEWS>>>>There are nine staff writers on the site, and including myself as Editor-in-Chief makes ten (10) films to compete once again. I, the Editor-in-Chief, have decided to select two (2) additional films that have NOT been named to the Top 26 films thus far and have them compete in the Wild Card episode. Read more on Academy Idol Top 13 (Originals) Compete for YOUR Votes!…
The 26 films have been announced for the sixth season of Academy Idol. 13 Original and 13 Adapted films will compete for your votes every week until the Oscars. Voting opens next Sunday. The video was created by Awards Circuit’s old-time friend Myles Hughes.
As awards season gears up, The Awards Circuit (http://www.awardscircuit.com) is preparing for its sixth season of the internet game, Academy Idol. Loosely based on FOX’s hit-show “American Idol,” the game is constructed to give the Awards Circuit readership a voice during awards season. In partnership with the popular Awards Circuit Community Awards (or ACCA), any reader has an outlet to make their voice heard.
Last year’s winner of Academy Idol 5, Steve McQueen’s “Shame.”
Five years ago, The Awards Circuit introduced its readers to Academy Idol, a movie-driven competition that mirrors the same formula as FOX’s popular American Idol franchise. Within the course of the season, twenty-four of the year’s best films (twelve adapted and twelve original) will duke it out for your votes until one film is left standing and crowned as the new champion of Academy Idol. Once the twenty-four are whittled down to the finalists (a group of twelve or thirteen), the film with the lowest number of votes each week will be eliminated from the competition. Just like on American Idol, the only way you can guarantee your favorites remain safe in the competition is to VOTE VOTE VOTE! Shame’s victory last season proved that no matter how small or seemingly unpopular a film might appear on paper, its chances of winning are equal to that of any other major film in the competition since votes determine who stays, who goes, and who ultimately wins. Finally, each week of competition will also include a theme that is related in some way to the awards race (Oscar categories, for instance). Read more on Academy Idol: A Refresher Course on The Awards Circuit’s Most Infamous Game…
In case you missed the announcement during the LIVE Blog last night, Steve McQueen’s emotionally resonate film, “Shame” won the fifth season of the Awards Circuit’s Academy Idol.
The film starring Michael Fassbender and Academy Award Nominee Carey Mulligan beat presumed early frontrunner, “Drive.” Both films had never been in the Bottom Three or Two during the voting weeks. Nicolas Winding Refn’s “Drive” is also the second runner-up in history, joining Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight,” to never be in the bottom three and lose the title. This is also the first time that the ACCA winner (“The Artist”) did not make the finale. “Shame” also has the smallest box office of any previous Idol winner.
Welcome back to the Awards Circuit Power Hour. I’m joined by Staff Writers Joey Magidson and Robert Hamer and we’re speaking about the Picture, Director, Screenplay categories. I also reveal the Academy Idol Top 3 Results!!!!
Here’s the agenda:
News (Cinema Audio Society, USC Scripter, ACE)
Talk a little about the Awards Circuit Community Awards 2011.
Adapted Screenplay (The Descendants vs. Moneyball)
Original Screenplay (Midnight in Paris vs. The Artist)
Hardest Categories to Predict
Taking Questions from the Awards Circuit Readers!
Director (Is it Hazanavicius’ to lose?)
What film can upset “The Artist?”
We talk about Billy Crystal hosting
Should Oscar do away with the Best Song category?
2013 Oscar Contenders and when we will reveal the year-in-advance predictions