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Oscar Circuit: Following the Box Office to the Best Picture Nomination

Readers and followers on the Awards Circuit social media pages led me to think about the box office and the "follow the money" mentality...

2015 Oscar Predictions Updated – The Half Way Mark

While Joey and Robert and weighing in on the first half of the year, I've fully updated the official Oscar Predictions for the upcoming...

Awards Profile 2019: Nahnatchka Khan’s ‘Always Be My Maybe’ from Netflix

Welcome to the 2019 Awards Profile series, where we talk about films coming to a theater near you in the coming year (at least...

Oscars: NBR and NYFCC Puts Focus on Kristen Stewart, Category Confusion, and ‘Carol’

It all became clear on Wednesday (well...not really).  A few weeks ago, in a previous Oscar Circuit, I talked about the "narrative" of an...

2013 Oscar Predictions Updated!!!

It's getting serious now.  Oscar Circuit to follow sometime today or tomorrow.  For now, enjoy the predictions.  Also, keep in mind, there is commentary...

2015 Oscars and Emmy Awards Prediction Updates Begin – A Year of New Faces?

We are about to enter May, the very beginning of the summer blockbuster season.  Both the Sundance and Tribeca Film Festivals have premiered and...

Emmy Circuit: Looking Ahead at the Race for Outstanding Limited Series

Welcome to the 2019 Emmy Circuit series, where we analyze and predict all your favorite TV series and their chances with the Television Academy (at...

Oscar Circuit: Venice Wraps, TIFF Is Off, and King of the ‘Land’ (For Now)

When I took a look at the films that were topping the Oscar charts this morning, it was extremely interesting how many of them...

Oscar Predictions Update: Is Best Supporting Actor a ‘Map to the Stars’?

It's time to look at some of the boys in the Supporting Actor categories with the next set of Oscar Prediction updates.   The...

SAG Awards Predictions and Preview: Looking Like 2006 All Over Again?

On Saturday, the SAG Awards will take place, handing out awards to actors by actors.  With the Oscar nominations officially out, and stirring up their...
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Casey Affleck vs. Denzel Washington – The Race in Best Actor Just Got Interesting

Up until last Sunday, the race for Best Actor seemed, if not locked up, then something close to it. "Manchester by the Sea" star...

Awards Profile 2019: Melina Matsoukas’ ‘Queen & Slim’ from Universal Pictures

Welcome to the 2019 Awards Profile series, where we talk about films coming to a theater near you in the coming year (at least...

Oscars: Thanksgiving Drops In Christian Bale and Emily Blunt with NBR and NYFCC Awards...

2018 OSCAR CIRCUIT: This week will officially kick off the precursor season, where the best films and performances of 2018 will be recognized by...

2016 Oscar Circuit: Lead Actor

Welcome to our annual Oscar Circuit series, our deep down look into each and every category that will be presented at the upcoming Academy...

Oscars 2014: Will Win/Should Win (Michael Balderston)

After months of speculation, countless tweaks and revisions, we are only eight days away from the 2014 Academy Awards. With what has been unquestionably...
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OSCARS: How High Can ‘La La Land’ Soar?

It’s no secret around here that our favorite Editor-in-Chief Clayton Davis doesn’t exactly favor Damien Chazelle’s musical juggernaut, “La La Land.” Were you to...

Awards Profile 2019: Jon Favreau’s ‘The Lion King’ from Walt Disney Studios

Welcome to the 2019 Awards Profile series, where we talk about films coming to a theater near you in the coming year (at least...

Oscar Circuit: Power Players Emerging, Dark Horses Forming

OSCAR PREDICTIONS:It's all down to the next two months.  While the cloud of awards season can be taxing and draining on publicists, bloggers, and...

Oscars 2015: Will Win/Should Win (Michael Balderston)

Who will be the big winner in one of this super competitive year?

Oscar Circuit: Resistance is Futile

As Telluride and Venice ended and we sit in the heat that is the Toronto Film Festival, I'm updating Oscar Predictions slowly but surely....

OSCARS 2017: A Peek at the Ballots #2 (Female Voter Over 40)

Continuing to give the raw perspective of an Academy voter, a female voter of one of the major branches took an hour to talk...

Oscars 2016: A Veterans Bloodbath Ahead, Both Old and New in Lead Actor

It's about that time to start getting into the acting races, at least on the surface for Oscars 2016. As always, the Lead Actor race...

Oscar Circuit: End of the First Quarter, Any Academy Award Contenders So Far?

April may bring the “fools,” but along with that comes brand new predictions for the Oscars. With the first quarter of 2017 officially in...

Oscar Circuit: Could Viola Davis See a Best Supporting Actress Campaign?

In a world where the internet explodes with rage over the negative feedback over "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" or the latest incoherent...

Oscar Circuit: The Year of Firsts and Records Broken?

There are lot of moving pieces as studios gear up for the official kick off for Phase 1 of Oscar season.  On November 30, New...

Oscars 2015: Will Win/Should Win Selections (Mark Johnson)

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...

Oscars: Looking at the Ballots of Six Voters for the Academy Awards

It's the piece our readership and awards lovers have waited for...our peek into the ballots of voting members for the upcoming Academy Awards.  This...

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...

Oscars: Predicting the Narrative with Golden Globes and SAG Guesses

The Hollywood Foreign Press Academy is an eclectic bunch.  As we constantly speculate about the Oscar conversation, the Golden Globes have become equally as...

Opinion: DOJ Oscars Threat Exposes Politicized Department

The recent letter from the head of the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice to Academy CEO Dawn Hudson sure raised some eyebrows...

2014 Oscar Watch – Sony Pictures Classics Loads Up, Disney Waiting to Pounce

It's all beginning.  The studios are on their marks, publicists are sending e-mails, and screenings are happening by the day.  Last week we constructed...

2014 Oscar Predictions – Lead Actress Predictions Updated!

Week of Oscar Prediction updates continue with Lead Actress today. Let me get this out first...so many readers, film lovers, etc., are very passionate about...

OSCARS: NYFF Prepares to Drop ‘Wonder Wheel’ and ‘Last Flag Flying’ in the Oscar...

The New York Film Festival pre-screenings began this past Monday and over the next three weeks, we look to the East Coast for the...

Oscar Circuit: New Trailers for ‘Widows’ and ‘Suspiria’ Bring Slight Focus to This Year’s...

We're nearing the end of the first half of the year and then before you know it, fall festivals will be here and the...

‘American Hustle’ Reveals Itself to Los Angeles and New York – Oscar Chances?

David O. Russell's highly anticipated feature American Hustle showed its face to both Los Angeles and New York crowds earlier today and while we...

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