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...

OSCARS: Charlize Theron’s Multiple Producing Projects and the “Double Troubles”

Over the past few days, the WAY TOO EARLY Oscar Predictions for 2018 have been updated category by category. In case you missed it, the...

OSCARS: Taking A Look at the 2017 Hopefuls for the Academy

We're already moving to a new Oscar season. As proven by the shocking Oscar win for Barry Jenkins' masterpiece "Moonlight" at this year's Academy...

OSCARS 2017: Thoughts on the Historic Night with the Biggest Shocker in Academy History

The dust has settled considerably over the last few hours where one of the biggest shockers in the history of the Oscars unraveled right...

Final Oscar Predictions – Will ‘La La Land’ Tie or Break the 11 Win...

ENTER OUR OSCARS CONTEST via our CIRCUIT CENTER HERE! The Academy Awards ballots were handed in this past Tuesday, Feb. 21. We have stewed on...

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...

OSCARS 2017: A Peek at the Ballots #3 (Male Voter Over 40) – Loves...

As the Academy Awards get ready to unveil their winners this Sunday, Feb. 26., we take a peek inside the ballots of Oscar voters...

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 2017: A Peek at the Ballots (Male Voter Over 40)

As the Oscars barrel into our weekend, and voters have turned in their ballots as of Tuesday at 5 p.m. PST, we take our...

Oscars: DGA and ASC Weigh In and Shake Up the Double Digit Race for...

With two big guilds weighing in this weekend, the Directors Guild of America and American Society of Cinematographers, the race has evolved into a...
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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...
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SAG Award Winners TBA – LIVE Chat with Other Awards Enthusiasts During the Red...

Tonight is the Screen Actors Guild Awards, where we will get an even clearer picture of the Oscar race and where it stands.  While...
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SAG Awards Predictions: Can ‘La La Land’ Keep the Momentum without an Ensemble Nomination?

After a few zingers handed out by the Academy this week with their Oscar nominations, the Screen Actors Guild will weigh in on their...

How Many Oscars Can and Will ‘La La Land’ Win in February?

It's been a long day. The Academy Awards revealed their nominations today with "La La Land" leading the fray with 14 nominations, tying "Titanic"...
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Final Oscar Nominations Predictions: Can ‘La La Land’ Tie the Record? Is ‘Arrival’ Going...

It's all down to this! Tuesday morning the Academy will finally unveil their choices for the best in film for the year, and let's...
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Circuit Breaker Episode 27: Final Oscar Predictions and ACCA 2016 Nominations

Welcome to the Awards Circuit podcast titled “CIRCUIT BREAKER!,” a weekly podcast from AwardsCircuit.com featuring host Clayton Davis along with panelists Sam Coffey, Mark Johnson...

A Letter to the Academy as Ballots Are Due

Dear Academy Voter, By now, you may have already turned in your ballots for the upcoming 89th annual Academy Awards. Nominations will be announced on...
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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...

OSCARS: Previewing the PGA and BAFTA Nods

On Tuesday, two big groups will announce their nominations. The Producers Guild of America and the coveted BAFTA Awards will weigh in on 2016...

OSCARS: Is ‘La La Land’ Positioned to Be the New ‘Titanic’ After the Golden...

The Golden Globes shook things up a bit last night. To some, it may have solidified their thoughts that "La La Land" will be...

OSCARS: Why ‘Manchester by the Sea’ Is the New Frontrunner in Best Picture

During this holiday break, the cities of Los Angeles and New York may be sleeping in terms of public relations activity, but AMPAS voters...

OSCARS: As Voters Head to Their Holiday Getaways, the Race for the Academy Awards...

As Christmas looms on the horizon, the stars, filmmakers and industry voters have mostly already headed out for the holidays. In their suitcases, backpacks...
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OSCARS: What Did SAG Do for the Awards Race Today? Predictions Updated!

The SAG Nominations did what they love to do earlier today. They showed us, once again, that the critics don't rule the industry and...

Barry Jenkins and the Precursor Trifecta + SAG Predictions

As the Oscar race for Best Picture ventures on, we keep a close eye on the ever evolving Best Director race. In the trifecta...
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Golden Globes: Final Predictions for the Nominations

The awards season has produced some of the usual beats that we tend to see year in and year out. The analysis on this...

Oscar Circuit: Original Song, Most Competitive Category of the Techs

And with that, we're off to the races with the precursors. The National Board of Review, New York Film Critics Circle and Los Angeles...

New York Film Critics Circle Preview – Is it a Group Built for ‘Moonlight’...

The National Board of Review kicked things off on Tuesday with their naming of "Manchester by the Sea" as Best Film of 2016. On...

OSCARS: Deconstructing the NBR Winners and What it Means to the Oscar Race

As you've likely seen already, "Manchester by the Sea" took home four prizes this afternoon from the National Board of Review, picking up citations...

Oscar Circuit: Calm Before the Precursor Storm

We've arrived. The official launch of the awards season, and the first wave of major awards to be handed out, comes this Tuesday, Nov....
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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...

Oscars: ‘Fences’ Lands and Golden Globes Chasing the Hollywood Couples?

The beginning of Phase 1 has officially kicked off. FYC ads and sites are up and running, pundits are chiming in with predictions and...

Oscar Circuit: AFI Film Fest Sets the Stage for Studio Films and Annette Bening’s...

Moving into the month of November means the official launch of Phase 1 for awards season. Marketing plans are in place, publicists are planning...

Oscar Circuit: Wrapping Up the New York Film Festival and Looking Ahead to Precursors

The festival doors at the Film Society at Lincoln Center have closed. The 2016 New York Film Festival is officially in the books with...
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OSCARS: Early Timeline Creates an Awards ‘Thirteen Days’

Earlier than ever this year, some of the biggest critics and major precursors will announce their nominations and winners from the very best of...

Oscar Circuit: Late Releases and Denzel Washington’s Misses in Best Picture

October-fest is here! This is the month where it seems we start really looking for our Best Picture winner. In years past, we have...

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