Oscars: Final Predictions As Voting Comes To A Close On The Most Open Race...

We've come to this moment, earlier than usual but such a year has warranted it.  The Oscars are happening this Sunday, and it is...

Oscar Circuit: ’12 Years a Slave’ Tries to Keep Its Lead Over the Holiday...

OSCAR PREDICTIONS 2013: Well, here we are...many of the studios will be closing up for business today to go on their holiday leave, save...

Oscars 2019: Year-In-Advance Predictions Include Females Behind the Camera, Superhero Films, and Lots of...

The Oscars are officially in the books for 2017 and here at the Awards Circuit, we look ahead to the year ahead and what...

Oscars 2020: Year-In-Advance Predictions with Some Very Long Titles In the Mix

The Oscars are over.  Wasn't that a season?  In this new land of "unpredictability," "new members," and "surprise endings," we have known entered a...

Oscars 2016: A ‘Hateful’ Bunch of Players in the Hunt for Best Supporting Actor?

Supporting categories are never easy to predict this far out when it comes to the Oscars.  You have to try to foresee a standout...

Oscars 2016: Wave of 90’s and 00’s Supporting Actresses in Play?

The supporting ladies have been a great place to re-discover great talent as we saw this past year with Patricia Arquette winning for "Boyhood."...

Oscars 2016: The Contending Scribes of the Screenplay Races Listed

Taking a look into the 2015 year for both of the screenplay races, Original and Adapted.  There's plenty to chew on and plenty to...

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...

Oscars 2016: Is Best Actress Going Back to the Younglings or Are Veterans Taking...

Julianne Moore has an Oscar.  Just wanted to remind you all of that wonderful fact. This year, the ladies are looking as full as ever, at...

Awards Profile: The Sea of Trees

Welcome to the 2015 Awards Profiles series.  For the next two months, every day (except for Saturday), we will bring you a run down of a...

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...

Oscars 2016: Double Dose of Pixar with Charlie Brown and Spongebob in the Mix...

The full look into the Oscars for 2016 continues with a peek into the Animated Feature race where Pixar stands with two strong contenders...

Film Review: The Imitation Game (★★★★)

EDITOR FILM REVIEW: It took a little over 24 hours before I weighed in on my official thoughts on Morten Tyldum's The Imitation Game from The Weinstein Company....

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...

2016 Oscars: A Year for Minority Directors on the Horizon?

The Oscar Predictions overhaul continues this month and next on the docket is Best Achievement in Directing.   With Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu snagging the trophy for...

Film Review: Avengers: Age of Ultron (★★½)

Full disclosure: I'm not an avid superfan of the Marvel universe.  This shouldn't disqualify me from talking about the newest mega film "Avengers: Age of...

Film Review: Map to the Stars (★★★½)

(This review was previously posted in September 2014 during the New York Film Festival.) Probably the weirdest monster you'll come across, David Cronenberg's Map to...

Film Review: Bleeding Heart (★★★)

2015 TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL: The intimate and calm nature of Diane Bell's "Bleeding Heart" is simply mesmerizing.  Starring Jessica Biel as May, a yoga instructor...

Film Review: Home (★★½)

Children films have been known to push the envelope for its audience.  Pixar’s “WALL-E” had the entertaining, cute factor to appeal to its targeted...

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...

Final Oscar Predictions: ‘A Star is Born’ Set to Lead, ‘Roma’ Poised to Make...

We're down to the nitty-gritty of awards season.  Oscar ballots have been turned in and its time to make our final guesses on what...

Film Review: Mad Max: Fury Road (★★★½)

The slickest, coolest ride you can take this year has arrived in the form of George Miller's "Mad Max: Fury Road" starring the talented...
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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...

EXCLUSIVE: ‘Map to the Stars’ Will NOT Have an Oscar Qualifying Run, Just Golden...

It was reported a few weeks ago that David Cronenberg's "Map to the Stars" will in fact, be given an Oscar qualifying this year....

Oscar Predictions: Holidays, Short Lists, and a Surprise Film to Lead the Nominations

OSCAR CIRCUIT: As Hollywood begins their shutdown procedures for the holidays, screeners are being piled into a briefcase of sorts, private jets are being...

2014 Oscar Predictions – Best Supporting Actor Updated!

The Oscar Predictions update week continues with Best Supporting Actor. Like always, the category has unlimited possibilities from the veterans to the newcomers.  The word...

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...

Gabriela Rodriguez, Producer of ‘Roma’ Set to Be First Hispanic Woman Nominated for Best...

The talk this awards season has been the prospect that Academy Award winner Alfonso Cuarón would break an Oscar record, being a five-time Oscar-nominee for...

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...

Film Review: ‘Hidden Figures’ Is Pure Goodness Featuring a Stellar Cast

There's much to admire in Theodore Melfi's newest uplifting venture "Hidden Figures." His ability to tap into the human condition and spirit has been...
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Oscar Nominations Announcement: LIVE Video Talking Pre and Post #OscarNoms

The Oscar nominations finally drop today and the entire AwardsCircuit.com staff (well, most of us who aren't sleeping) are watching the announcements that are...

Oscars 2016: Contenders So Far, Cannes Here and Now, and More Still to Come

The art of Oscar predicting is never been afraid to admit you were wrong.  Going full throttle on "The Sea of Trees" seems to...

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