• Around the Circuit: May 11 – 17

    Link(s) of the week: Brad Brevet at Rope of Silicon previews the Cannes Film Festival by listing the ten films he is anticipating the most. Meanwhile, Pete Hammond at Deadline wonders if this year’s fest will have the same impact on Oscar as the last two. And finally, Scott Beggs at Film...

  • Around the Circuit: May 4 – May 10

      Link(s) of the week: Kris Tapley of In Contention has seen The Great Gatsby and now assesses the film’s chances at being an awards player later this year.

  • Around the Circuit: April 27 – May 3

      Link(s) of the week: The LA Times’ Nicole Sperling looks at the mostly-male-mostly-white-mostly-older members in the Academy and reports on whether AMPAS will diversify its ranks or not.

  • Around the Circuit: April 20 – 26

      Link(s) of the week: Deadline’s Pete Hammond explains why there is no truth to the Oscar rumors surrounding Seth MacFarlane’s return as host as well as why AMPAS brought back last year’s producers. While The Hollywood Reporter’s Scott Feinberg feels the man behind The Family Guy should return for an encore.

  • Around the Circuit: April 13 – April 19

      Link(s) of the week: At The Guardian, Peter Bradshaw examines the 2013 Cannes Film Festival lineup, from the films expected to big players (The Coen Brothers’ Inside Llewyn Davis and Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby) to some lesser-known gems.

  • Around the Circuit: April 6 – 12

      Link(s) of the week: It’s Opening Day (week) for baseball! After witnessing Terence’s damned Yankees clobber my beloved Indians on Opening Day in Cleveland, Ohio, my spirits were a little dampened. But the staff at The Playlist knew just how to ease my pain by ranking the top 15 best baseball...

  • Around the Circuit: March 30 – April 5

      Link(s) of the week: With The New York Times reporting that Academy members were meeting to discuss the future of the Oscars, Sasha Stone of Awards Daily gave five suggestions for AMPAS to keep in mind when they get together.

  • Around the Circuit: March 23rd – March 29th

      Link(s) of the week: The big news of the week centered around the March 2 2014 date for the 86th Academy Awards. Pete Hammond at Deadline gives his analysis on why the date was pushed back rather than moved forward.

  • Around the Circuit: March 16th – March 22nd

      Link(s) of the week: With the disastrous looking Olympus Has Fallen hitting theaters this weekend (Joey’s ** review here), Brad Brevet at Rope of Silicon wonders what the best political action thrillers of all time are. Thinking along the same lines, Andrew Dyce at Screen Rant lists their 10 favorite fictional Presidents.

  • Around the Circuit: March 9th – March 15th

      Link(s) of the week: Brad Brevet at Rope of Silicon gives us his first predictions for Best Picture. He and I agree on the top three at the moment (Monuments Men, The Wolf of Wall Street, and David O. Russell’s untitled Abscam film). Great minds think alike, I suppose.

  • Around the Circuit: March 2nd – March 8th

      Link(s) of the week: It is a big year for South Korean director Park Chan-wook. Not only is his 2003 hit Oldboy receiving an American remake (directed by Spike Lee), but he also is releasing his first American film, Stoker. To celebrate, Rob Hunter at Film School Rejects has decided to rank the...

  • Around the Circuit: February 23rd – March 1st

    Link(s) of the week: Deadline’s Pete Hammond gave his opinions on how the Oscars went down, and sympathizes for host Seth MacFarlane. I agree with Pete’s assessment that we seem to be too sensitive nowadays when it comes to our sense of humor, but I know there are others on staff who...

  • Around the Circuit: February 16th – February 22nd

    Link(s) of the week: It’s Oscar week! So most pundits – just like us here at The Awards Circuit – were busy unveiling their final predictions. Pete Hammond at Deadline went first, setting off a domino effect including Scott Feinberg and Todd McCarthy at The Hollywood Reporter, Anthony Breznican of Entertainment Weekly,...

  • Around the Circuit: February 9th – February 15th

    Link(s) of the week: Brad Brevet at Rope of Silicon wonders if Argo winning Best Picture would be bad for the future of the Oscars.

  • Around the Circuit: February 2nd – February 8th

    Link(s) of the week: When an Oscar race seems all but sewn up for a film you aren’t necessarily rooting for, there comes a time where you must accept it, make peace with it, and move forward with your predictions. That’s exactly what The Film Experience’s Nathaniel Rogers did this week following...

  • Around the Circuit: January 26th – February 2nd

    Link(s) of the week: In the wake of Argo cleaning up at PGA and SAG last weekend, Jon Weisman of Variety warns us against counting Lincoln out of the Oscar race, regardless of how good the chances look for Affleck’s film to bring home the big prize.

  • Around the Circuit: January 19th – January 25th

    Link(s) of the week: Sasha Stone of Awards Daily examines the Best Picture race through her PGA predictions, and hopes (like me) that a win here for  Lincoln will finally lead to super-producer Kathleen Kennedy winning her first Oscar for Best Picture. She looks ahead to the SAG awards as well.

  • Around the Circuit: January 12th – January 18th

    Link(s) of the week: Anne Thompson of Thompson on Hollywood gives us a list of ten things she learned from the Golden Globes. And there isn’t a single one that I disagree with.

  • Annual Awards Circuit User Survey! Please make your voice heard!

    It’s that time of the year where we want to hear from all of you.  There is a short 10 question survey for you to fill out and I beg that you take a few moments to fill out the survey in order to make the Awards Circuit a better place for...

  • Around the Circuit: January 5th – January 11th

    Link(s) of the week: The big talk around the web this week centered around everyone’s final predictions before the nominations were announced on Thursday. Hindsight’s a bitch, so you can now look back and see how they all did: The Hollywood Reporter’s Scott Feinberg, The Playlist’s Oliver Lyttelton, The Film Experience’s Nathaniel Rogers,...