‘Downton Abbey’ Coming To Silver Screen?

In an interview this week with The Hollywood Reporter, Michael Edelstein, president of NBCUniversal International Studios, said a “Downton Abbey” film was in the works.  The show, which ended in 2015, was a smash hit in the United Kingdom and the US and was the most nominated foreign TV show in Primetime Emmy history. “Downton […]

Emmys: 10 Breakthrough Actors to Watch

Over the next two weeks, members of the Television Academy will be filling out their ballots to determine this year’s nominees for the Primetime Emmy Awards. And in this age of “Peak TV”, their job will be a hard one. With freshman and returning shows reaching new heights of quality and cultural relevance, there are […]

Top 10: LGBTQ+ Characters On TV

Happy Pride Month from AwardsCircuit.com! If you’re looking for some TV shows that celebrate queer pride, here’s a list of the top 10 notable LGBTQ+ characters on TV right now. While you’re here, check out our Emmy Predictions for 2017. Some of the actors on this list won Primetime Emmys for their roles, and could snag […]

Awards Speculation: Festivals Ignite the Foreign Language Oscar Race

While the Cannes Film Festival is often hit or miss when it comes to launching major Oscar contenders, there’s one category where it has become a reliable launchpad. Each year the long road to the Foreign Language Oscar effectively begins at this glitzy event, where no less than 4 of this decade’s winners were first unspooled […]

Top 10: Best Monster Movies of All-Time

There’s nothing more frightening and exhilarating than confronting what goes bump in the night. This thrilling observation has helped craft the monster movie genre and kept it around for nearly one hundred year. In many ways, the monster genre shows great flexibility and durability across genres and cultures. Perhaps most famous for the monster genre […]

Top 10: Best Tom Cruise Performances

Tom Cruise may not be the biggest star in Hollywood, but he is certainly one of the most recognizable. Since his first onscreen appearances in “Endless Love” and “Taps” in 1981, Cruise has appeared in more than 40 films. More than 40 films that have grossed nearly $4 billion. He has been nominated for three Academy […]

TV: ‘The Leftovers’ Finale and Emmy Predictions

In the age of peak TV, the way series end is almost more important than the journey themselves. Audiences have turned on both fan favorite shows and critical darlings for weak endings. On the other hand, some shows have stapled their place in TV history because they stuck the landing. Perhaps this is what made […]

Hollywood: Why Wonder Woman Matters So Much

WOMEN IN CINEMA: For young girls growing up in the early 1980s, strong female role models were in short supply. We were too young to know that Ellen Ripley or Sarah Connor existed, let alone aspire to be like them. The popular characters in those days were the “Transformers” and He-Man and GI Joe and… Barbie. […]

Top 10: Female Villains in Film

The majority of villains in film are men. Let’s just get that out of the way. Google search famous big screen baddies and you will be inundated with male personas. It’s obvious that Hollywood doesn’t consider the female image to be as menacing, nor does it assume actresses can personify abominable roles as well as […]

TONYS: ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ and ‘Groundhog Day’ Lead the Musical Field

Every few years, there is a musical that breaks through into the mainstream. Last year, “Hamilton” broke through to phenomenon levels, and frankly, that might be an understatement. On the surface, the 2017 Tony awards are not as exciting as last years. However, that’s certainly not been the case. This year’s nominees in the musical […]

Top 10: Best Female Superheroes in Movies

In honor of Wonder Woman’s historic origin film dropping this weekend, it’s only right to salute nine other female superheroes who save mankind from, well, men. Check out the entire list below! (*BEWARE SPOILERS*) 1. Trinity performed by Carrie-Anne Moss (“The Matrix”) “Matrix” sequels aside, Trinity has more agency in one spin-kick than most individuals […]

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Top 10: Best Summer Beach Movies

Who doesn’t love summer? The sun, the beach, and no school. This makes it prime moviegoing season, as everyone is free and looking to beat the heat. What better way to do that then retreating to an air conditioned movie theater? Luckily, even before “Jaws” invented the blockbuster, beach movies were already a staple at […]

2017 Awards Profile: Bong Joon-ho’s “Okja” From Netflix

FILM: “Okja: PRODUCERS: Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Dooho Choi, Lewis Taewan Kim, Ted Sarandos and Joon-ho Bong DISTRIBUTOR: Netflix DIRECTOR: Bong Joon-ho WRITERS: Bong Joon-ho and Jon Ronson CAST: Ahn Seo-hyun, Tilda Swinton, Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano, Byun Hee-bong, Lily Collins, Steven Yuen, Shirley Henderson, Je-moon Yoon, Devon Bostick, Giancarlo Esposito, Daniel Henshall, Choi Woo-shik […]

Top 10: Best Johnny Depp Performances

When you bring up the name Johnny Depp, a number of things spring to mind. There’s his personality, of course, but more so, there’s his acting. Over the course of over three decades, he has been a consistent presence on the big screen. With this week’s release of “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell […]

Awards Speculation: Will Winston Churchill Secure the Votes?

Over the years, awards season has increasingly resembled political elections, with hopefuls all but kissing babies to win industry approval. For this upcoming 2017-2018 awards cycle, that analogy couldn’t be more appropriate. Several actors across TV and film will step into the shoes of Winston Churchill, attempting to channel the political moxie of one of […]

Cannes Rewind: 10 Essential Palme d’Or Winners

In just a matter of hours, the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival will open with Arnaud Desplechin’s “Ismael’s Ghosts,” kicking off an 11-day celebration of contemporary film. Amid the cinephilia, most of the attention will be focused on a select 19 films competing for the coveted Palme d’Or, the most prestigious film festival prize in […]

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Top 10: Best Ridley Scott Films

You can’t argue with the dedication to the craft that director Ridley Scott exhibits. He is a filmmaker who never seems to rest. In honor of this week’s release of “Alien: Covenant” (review found here) and as a tribute to Scott in general, we’re looking at his best work to date. A solid handful of […]

2017 Awards Profile: Martin McDonagh’s ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ From Fox Searchlight Pictures

FILM: “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” PRODUCERS: Martin McDonagh, Graham Broadbent and Peter Czemin DISTRIBUTOR: Fox Searchlight Pictures DIRECTOR: Martin McDonagh WRITERS: Martin MCDonagh CAST: Frances McDormand, Sam Rockwell, Woody Harrelson, Peter Dinklage, John Hawkes, Abbie Cornish, Lucas Hedges, Caleb Landry Jones and Kathryn Newton SYNOPSIS (via IMDB): “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” is a […]

Awards Speculation: History of the Oscar Reboot

Massive change is the consequence of horror. Such was the case on the morning of January 22, 2009. Moviegoers, critics and even Academy voters were in a state of utter disbelief following the “Best Picture” nomination announcement. Christopher Nolan’s unanimously praised “The Dark Knight” was nowhere to be found in the lineup despite landing eight […]

Top Ten: Best Mother-Daughter Movie Relationships

There’s nothing like spending Mother’s Day in the movie theater with your mom. Opening this weekend, “Snatched” brings to life a new mother-daughter pairing in Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn. The film marks Hawn’s return to film after a 15-year hiatus. As mother and daughter find themselves kidnapped while on a South American vacation, “Snatched” […]

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Top 10: Best Oscar-Nominated Comedic Performances

In honor of her upcoming film “Snatched,” today we celebrate Goldie Hawn‘s incredible comedic Oscar win in 1969 for “Cactus Flower.” The Oscars often get skewered for not acknowledging comedic performances as often as they do the frowning side of the thespian mask; after all, the old adage goes that it’s harder to make someone laugh than […]