Oscars 2016: Is It Time for Pixar to Join the Picture Club?

Another season has come and gone.  "Birdman" and Fox Searchlight are sitting on top of the throne, and will remain there for the entire...

Oscars 2016: First 40 Contenders Listed for Best Picture

Yesterday yielded the new Year-in-Advanced Oscar Predictions for 2016.  Taking a look out this early has multiple benefits.  You can write your own narrative...

2018 Final Oscar Predictions: ‘The Shape of Water’ Set to Lead with an All-Time...

As the time comes for the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences to announce their own favorite films and performances from 2017, I've...

SAG Nominations: What Did We Learn Today?

The SAG Awards threw a wrench or two in the awards race today and we are feeling very giddy about it. Lots of moving pieces and analyses...

Top 10: Best Disney Animated Musicals

It’s hard to find someone who didn’t grow up on Disney animated musicals. It could be the classics from the dawn of animation or...

Best of 2017: Personal Winners and Top 10 Films of the Year

We've come to the end.  At least the end with my take on the year 2017.  Choosing the personal winners of the year, along...
National Board of Review

OSCARS: Predictions for the National Board of Review and the Important Week Ahead

If there was an official "starting pistol" to the awards season, this week would be the time to listen for the big bang.  For...

Golden Globes: What Did We Learn Today?

The Golden Globes announced their nominations this morning where the revived and kick up serious Oscar campaigns for major films and studios.  The embrace...

OSCARS: Anticipating the Tears for Best Actor Going Into the Winter Break

With SAG voting firmly underway, Oscar voters are packing up for their getaways for the winter break.  Screeners are being piled up, and they...

2014 Oscar Predictions – Best Actor Updated!

Welcome to the week of Oscar Prediction updates!  Yesterday I dropped the gauntlet on Best Picture and Best Director and have decided to move...

Best of 2017: If I Had an Oscar Ballot

As the Best of 2017 series gears up with "unconventional citations," thought pieces from the filmmakers and actors themselves, and about a dozen other...

Golden Globes: Analysis and Initial Reactions to the Nominations

It's that time of the year.  Initial thoughts from today's nominations for the Golden Globes with more to be added throughout the day: Sam...

TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL: 15 Most Anticipated Films to Watch

The 2015 Tribeca Film Festival will be underway this Wednesday, April 15 with some of the best and talented filmmakers in independent cinema will...

Ten Greatest Performances of All Time (Mark Johnson)

When considering the greatest screen performances of all time, you have to acknowledge the fact that not all eras in film were created equal....

10 Foreign-Language Actors You Should Know

Ever since the earliest days of cinema, international actors have been embraced by American audiences for being among the best in the business. During Hollywood's Golden Age...

NYFCC Winners – ‘Lady Bird’ Wins Big, Sean Baker, Tiffany Haddish, and Timothée Chalamet...

The New York Critics Circle dealt out their favorites of 2017 earlier today and offered up plenty of shocks. The big winner overall was Greta...

OSCARS: Studios Position Their Star Players for the Awards Season

OSCAR CIRCUIT: The 2018-2019 awards season takes its first official steps this Wednesday with the 75th Venice International Film Festival.  The Opening Night spectacular...

Best & Worst Female Portrayals in a Batman Film

When a Batman film is made, we always tend to sit back and try to figure out who would have been better suited as one...

Top Ten Tuesday – Oscar Snubs of 1998

Debuting a few new series at the Awards Circuit this week, we have decided to venture off into the deep currents of Top 10's....

Good Reads: “Her” & “12 Years A Slave”

Welcome back to Good Reads, where I look into what makes the screenplay winners Oscar worthy. Last week I analysed Birdman and The Imitation...

Good Reads: “Midnight In Paris” & “The Descendants”

Hey y’all, welcome to Good Reads where we look into what makes the screenplay winners Oscar worthy. 2014, 2013 and 2012 are already covered,...

Oscars Transcripts from All the Acceptance Speeches!

BEST PICTURE: Brad Pitt: Thank you all. Thank you for this incredible honor you bestowed on our film tonight. I know I speak for everyone...
Bradley Cooper, Stefani Germanotta | A Star is Born | Warner Bros

Top 10: Most Anticipated Female Performances of the Awards Season

As the fall festivals begin their announcements, and we begin to look at the potential landscape of the upcoming awards season, we begin to...

Good Reads: “The King’s Speech” & “The Social Network”

Welcome to Good Reads, where we look into what makes the screenplay winners Oscar worthy. We’re polishing off the half-decade now with a controversial...

Good Reads: “Django Unchained” & “Argo”

Hello, welcome to Good Reads where I look into what makes the screenplay winners Oscar worthy. We've already discussed the winners of 2014 and...
Oscar Predictions

OSCARS or NOT: Top 50 Films You Need to See for the Fall

This week we have the official kick off to awards season with the Telluride Film Festival starting for critics everywhere.  Films will be "secretly"...

Happy Mother’s Day! Top Ten Movie and TV Moms of the Last 20 Years

THROWBACK ARTICLE: Mothers, the backbone of many children's lives.  They protect, provide, and encourage many individuals to be the best people they can be.  Quick shout...

68th Annual Cannes Film Festival Award Predictions

The thing I always enjoy about predicting the Cannes Film Festival awards every year is how it forces me to predict from an emotional distance...

9 Films That Would Win the “Best Popular Film” Oscar and Why It Wouldn’t...

The Academy announced earlier today the inclusion of "Best Popular Film" or some type of iteration of that title.  No one knows what it...

Awards Circuit Opens Community Awards, Staff Announces Best of 2013, Academy Idol Top 5...

It's going to be a big week for the Awards Circuit Community and Awards Circuit Staff.  We have lots to announce and introduce to...
Critics' Choice Awards

Awards Calendar: WGA, SAG, AFI, and Critics Choice Get a Say While Films Start...

The precursors are getting fully underway as the Annies announced their awards this past Monday following last week's announcements for the National Board of...

Under the Circuit: Greta Gerwig

Indie queen has conquered the world of independent film, will she ever get that chance at the Oscars?

Awards Circuit’s Top 10 Breakthrough Performers of 2017

It's the most wonderful time of the year! End of year lists are flooding the internet - from essential compilations like Kris Tapley's top 10...

Six Spot #12: 2014 Best Supporting Actress

Welcome back to The Six Spot! Long time no see! In case you’re new to Six Spot, here’s an easy rundown: I look at...

SAG Analysis: What Regina King’s Snub Means and What Film is the Frontrunner?

OSCAR CIRCUIT: The Screen Actors Guild announced their nominations and had proven to be out of touch with the mainstream awards bodies.  The most...