10 Guilty Chills and Thrills from 1993 – Twenty Years Later

File this one under random but I found myself reminiscing about the great films of 1993.  Obviously, one of the first films people usually...

Oscar Circuit: Best Cinematography

Our look at the individual Oscar categories continues.  If you missed a piece, click on the tag titled Oscar Circuit 2014.  You can also...

Six Spot: Three Devils Face Off For A Slot In The 2006 Adapted Screenplay

Welcome to the lucky number seventh installment of our Six Spot series, spotlighting all the people who came in 6th place at the Oscars. This...

Sci-Fi Fridays, Episode 30: Ranking the ‘Sin City’ characters #30-26

Yes, I am well aware Sin City: A Dame to Kill For was a colossal failure at the box office last weekend, but that...

Happy Oscar Day! – A Day Full of Excitement

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...

2018 Oscar Circuit: Best Supporting Actor

AND THE BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR NOMINEES ARE Willem Dafoe – "The Florida Project" Oscar Scene: “It's only the second week of summer and there's already been...

“Bond Week” begins Monday at The Awards Circuit!

Who doesn't love 007? Here at The Awards Circuit, we're big fans of James Bond, and with the release of the latest Bond film...

Sci-Fi Fridays Episode 2: Casting Star Wars Episode VII, Part #1

With the announcement of 2015's Star Wars Episode VII and the subsequent Star Wars spinoff films -- origin stories for some of the most beloved...

Six Spot: Which Film Did Oscar Not Call By Name For 2017 Best Adapted...

Welcome to the fourteenth entry in our Six Spot series! Call us by your name and we'll call you by ours. James Ivory became the...

FYC: Reminders and Highlights from 2013 (Part 1)

Hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving holiday but beginning on Monday, we're back to the Oscar race.  Campaigns are in full swing, luncheons are happening...

Under the Circuit: Richard Gere

Oscar hasn't shown any love to Richard Gere in his 40 year career, is there a nomination somewhere in the "Chicago" star's future?

OSCARS 2017: A Peek at the Ballots #4 (Female Voter Over 40) – Adores...

  Speaking with voters for the Academy Awards can offer some wonderous insight.  Speaking with an older female voter, who only agreed to share her...

Top 10: Best Oscar-Snubbed MCU Aspects

Until the 91st Academy Awards were held, the Marvel Cinematic Universe had yet to receive a coveted Oscar. There had been a handful of...

EASTWOOD — AMONG THE ELITE

Had anyone in the seventies suggested to me that Clint Eastwood, at that time best known as the renegade detective in Dirty Harry (1971)...

Emmy Episode Analysis: Will SNL or Laurie Metcalf dominate Guest Acting Wins?

It's time to move on from the people behind the scenes and dip our toes in the pool of talented actors and actresses on...

2014 Oscar Nominations – To Be Announced

We are just about eight-hour away from the unveiling of the Academy Award Nominations.  We've all speculated long enough, I've put everything I got...

Back-to-Back Oscar Winner Luise Rainer Dies at 104

In a year already filled with traumatic losses of iconic stars, past and present, the cinephile community must mourn the loss of another legend:...

In Line: Amanda Seyfried

Current Oscar Track Record: Never Nominated In our inauguration of the new "In Line" series, an examination of 365 talented actors, directors, craftsman in Hollywood...

Sizing Up: Best Adapted Screenplay

We’re coming to the end of the Sizing Up series at The Awards Circuit, which is of course the making of early groupings of...

In the Editing room with William Goldenberg and Dylan Tichenor!

On Monday I was able to conduct a couple of 'Zero Dark Thirty' interviews on behalf of The Awards Circuit. Today I'm bringing you...

Examining the ‘Margaret’ Extended Cut

A few weeks ago, I was delighted to see Kenneth Longergan's 'Margaret' get a well deserved second moment in the sun. The hype and...

In Defense Of: The MPAA

Here’s something I’d never thought I’d be doing. As many of you know, we here at the staff sometimes can't stand one another and try...

Stanley Kubrick’s Legacy Shines on at LACMA

Ah, Los Angeles, the City of Angels.  With its constant happy sunshine, close proximity to sandy beaches, and the promise of celebrity sightings at...

Under the Circuit: Paul Dano

Can Paul Dano end his drought at the Oscars with his role in the Brian Wilson biopic "Love & Mercy?"

Under the Circuit: Kevin Bacon

"The Following" star is connected to nearly everyone in Hollywood, the one thing missing in an Oscar nomination

2017 Awards Circuit In Line Series: 25 Actors for an Oscar Nomination

Welcome to the official 2017 AWARDS CIRCUIT IN LINE SERIES! The Academy Awards get tons of flack for not rewarding actors and actresses in the...

Genre Geeks: 10 Actors in Upcoming Sci-Fi/Horror Films Hoping for Oscar Attention

Every year a slew of award-worthy performances in genre movies go unrecognized, primarily from notable actors attempting to challenge their craft. Studios small and...

Pop Circuit: ‘Alita: Battle Angel’ Finally Releases – What’s Next For Robert Rodriguez and...

"Alita: Battle Angel" felt like a movie that would never find its way to the big screen. The film was originally announced to be...

OSCARS: ‘The Post’ Lands in NYC and Cements the Year of the Woman

Before an audience full of critics, AMPAS, SAG, and industry voters, Steven Spielberg's highly anticipated "The Post" unspooled before a New York audience.  Under...

Oscars 2015: Who Will Win/Should Win (Jack Moulton)

It's Oscar Week! Each staff member will be revealing their final picks for the upcoming Academy Awards on February 22. Missed one? Click on...

Best of British: Vanessa Redgrave

If there’s one thing we Brits are proud of, it’s our long and lively history. Even within the comparatively short life of cinema, we...

OSCARS 2015: Taking on Something “Weird” for the Academy Awards

As the film festivals continue to announce their lineups, the Oscar season is right on the horizon.  Venice has "Birdman," Toronto has "The Judge,"...

On the Oscar Chances for Clint Eastwood

I love the films of Clint Eastwood. Well most of them. In my book, Clint Eastwood: Evolution of a Filmmaker, I state, had anyone ever told...

SAG Nomination Analysis – What Does It All Mean?

The SAG bells rang today but they rang for many surprising and jaw-dropping exclusions.  As going on record stating this is the most competitive...

Oscar Circuit: Best Visual Effects

And the Nominees are... The Avengers – Janek Sirrs, Daniel Sudick, Jeff White, and Guy Williams Oscar Scene: Hulk smashing The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – David Clayton, Joe...

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