4 Year Awards Circuit Anniversary and the $1 Drive!

It's coming!  On May 1, 2012, it will mark four years that the Awards Circuit has been up and running.  Can't believe it's been...

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...

Film Review: Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice (★★)

Working through the early announcements to now, and finally seeing the result of Zack Snyder's "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice" has been like...

Film Review: Into the Woods (★★★)

Slick, lavish, and imaginatively vibrant, Rob Marshall's newest musical adaptation "Into the Woods" hits most of the notes as a thoroughly entertaining experience of...

Film Review: Inside Out (★★★½)

The buzz has been huge for Pixar's latest venture about the mind of a little girl and the emotions that live within her.  Writer/directors...

Film Review: ‘Wonder Woman’ Ignites the Screen with the Magic of Gal Gadot and...

Color me surprised.  "Wonder Woman," the newest film in the DC Cinematic Universe encompasses sincerity, heart, and a charismatic and endearing performance from its...

Oscar Circuit: The Start of the Race at Venice and Telluride

OSCARS 2016: We're fully underway.  The awards season has begun with the first set of screenings at the Venice Film Festival and Telluride will...

Happy 5 Year Anniversary to the Awards Circuit!

Awards Circuit turns 5 years old today.  I've been on this adventure along with a great team of writers for five years and I...

Oscar Talk – Open Thread for Predictions

For the past few days, I've caught up on screenings of various projects and presumed contenders for this year's Academy Awards.  I'm holding off...

Oscars: 20 Academy Award Contenders from the First Half of 2016

As we exist now in the second half of the year, studios and awards strategists are positioning their slates for the fall festivals and beyond....

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

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...

Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 78: Questions, New Years, and the 2014 Slate

Welcome to another edition of the Awards Circuit Power Hour, our weekly podcast diving deep into all things film, television, and entertainment. Hope everyone enjoyed their...

Some Oscar Grumblings

They came, they saw, they conquered.  The Academy Awards delivered their awards last night and it was, surprising to say the least.  "The Artist"...

Oscar Circuit: ‘Beautiful Boy’ and ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ Attached to Gold Magnets...

In case any of the readers missed the big announcement on Friday, AwardsCircuit.com launched the all-new Oscar Prediction pages, with a new format and...

2015 Critics Choice Television Awards Predictions – A Night Made for Streaming Services?

On Sunday, the Broadcast Television Journalists Association will present their awards for the very best of television at the Critics Choice Television Awards which...

Oscar Circuit: ‘Interstellar’ Says “Remember, Remember the Fifth of November”

2015 OSCAR PREDICTIONS: Fanboys will gawk at the vision of Hugo Weaving uttering those lines from "V for Vendetta" but I will use it...

National Board of Review Preview and Predictions

Tomorrow the prestigious National Board of Review will unveil their slate of films and performances they consider the best of 2012.  After yesterday's long...

Oscar Circuit: When People Stop Being Polite, and Start Getting Real

It's always a good time for an Oscar Predictions update, especially in the thick of a festival.  NYFF is about to drop the bomb...
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Critics Choice: First set of predictions for the first major awards show

Continuing our weekly trend of not just predicting the Oscars, but all the major guilds, we move on to the Critics Choice Awards.  Hosted...

FYC: Tracker for Awards Season Launches with Screeners Hitting Doorsteps

It's that time of the year again.  The studios are putting in their orders for screeners, the marketing teams are gathering their materials, and...

Film Review: ‘It’ Declares Itself as a Horror Classic with a Powerhouse Ensemble

Fear can be paralyzing, and to some, it's invigorating.  The adaptation of Stephen King's horror masterpiece "It" is not only one of the best...

Film Review: Men, Women & Children (★★★)

EDITOR FILM REVIEW: A singularity of depressing feelings fills Jason Reitman's latest drama Men, Women & Children and doesn't let up in its 116...

Is there “Magic” in McConaughey’s Oscar Campaign?

Steven Soderbergh's Magic Mike received some of the most surprising and welcoming reviews of 2012 so far.  At first, the film emotes a trashy,...

Oscars 2015: ‘Birdman’ is a Worthy Winner, Linklater’s Oscar-Less Hands is the True Loss

Well, here we are.  The Academy Awards have officially been revealed, and there was plenty to like, scoff, and dwell in as the evening...

2014 Tribeca Film Festival Preview: ‘5 to 7’ Starring Anton Yelchin and Bérénice Marlohe

While the Tribeca Film Festival may not have the aura or attention as other festivals like Toronto or Telluride, it offers some of the...

Oscar Circuit: “What the Hell Just Happened” – Editors’ Reactions

Wow…writing this up took all day. Just when we think we’ve figured the Academy out, they throw not just one wrench but many in...
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Emmys: Final Predictions Ahead of Thursday’s Nominations – Will ‘This Is Us’ and ‘The...

The Emmy nominations are dropping tomorrow morning and the very best in this golden age of television will be recognized.  We'll bring you the...

Oscars 2015: Directors Guild of America Set to Offer More Questions to a Wide...

We are in the beginning moments of the final stretch of the Oscar season.  The final voting process begins on Friday at 8:00...

Oscar Circuit: Studios Already Lining Up for the Academy Awards

The first set of fall festivals have announced their lineups in the form of the Venice and Toronto Film Festivals.  Awards season is nearly...

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...

Middleburg Film Review: ‘Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri’ is the Darkly Rich Movie We...

2017 MIDDLEBURG FILM FESTIVAL: It's always nice to have a film blend the genres of black comedy and a hard-hitting drama successfully. You expect...

Film Review: ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’ Encapsulates Fun and Laughs

A staple of the 90’s kid’s childhood is the 1995’s action-adventure “Jumanji”, starring the late Robin Williams. When it was announced that they would make a...

2012 Davis Awards Continue w/ Best Actor

No other category has given me more ulcers than Best Actor.  As the Davis Award citations continue daily, my personal ballot for Lead Actor...

Best of 2013: Davis Awards Cite Specialty Categories

And here we are...the 2013 year has passed and what a year it was.  The Academy Award nominations will be announced on January 16...

New York Film Critics Winners Announced!!

Will be announced shortly!  Check back for the winners as they are announced!  My predictions are here. WINNERS Best Picture - Zero Dark Thirty!!!!! Best Director -...