Oscar Ballots Are In, Which Films are Out?

After months of speculation, whining, theorizing, the Oscar ballots have been turned in and the nominations will be announced this Thursday, January 10 @...

OSCAR CIRCUIT: Festivals Loading the Awards Season Gun

OSCARS 2017: We're closer than ever to awards season with August well underway, and with that, a new Oscar Circuit column.  TIFF has announced...

Producers Guild of America Preview: Are We Set for a Shocking Exclusion?

On Saturday, January 2, the voting for the Producers Guild of America closes up and if I'm a betting man, most of the ballots...

Full Oscar Winners!

I went 20 for 24. Not my best day but not bad either. I'm heartbroken for Viola Davis. I know some of Meryl fans...

TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL: 15 Most Anticipated Films to Watch

The 2015 Tribeca Film Festival will be underway this Wednesday, April 15 with some of the best and talented filmmakers in independent cinema will...

Critics Choice Movie Awards Introduces New Category for Fans to Vote!

As awards season gets underway and many of my fellow East Coasters try to bounce back from a very dreadful week full of power...

Film Review: ‘The Mountain Between Us’ Orchestrates a Weak Story and Wasted Talent

You can't see a more stiff, less inspired direction than what is witnessed in Hany Abu-Assad's "The Mountain Between Us."  Adapted by J. Mills...

SAG Awards Preview & Predictions

The Screen Actors Guild will be announcing their nominees tomorrow at 9pm ET on TNT by Judy Greer (The Descendants, Two & a Half...

Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 97: Godzilla, Interstellar, and Cannes News

Welcome to another edition of the Awards Circuit Power Hour, our weekly podcast diving deep into all things film, television, and entertainment. We're quick and to...

Final SAG Predictions – Will the SAG Ensemble Curse Be Broken?

The SAG Nominations are tomorrow, lighting up an epicenter of talk about which performers and films will land Oscar nominations on Jan. 23.  As...

Oscar Circuit – The Final Stretch and End of the Year Honors Begin!

We are in the final stretch of Phase 1 of awards season. Oscar ballots are due this coming Thursday, January 3rd, with nominations being...

2014 Oscar Predictions – Is ‘Stories We Tell’ Our First Best Picture Contender?

Raves continue to pour in for Sarah Polley's Stories We Tell, the documentary about the family origins of writer/director Polley's life.  Standing sturdy at...

Oscar Circuit – Music vs. History

With two (really one) contender left to be unveiled, this is the most exciting awards race I've covered in all my years of Oscar prognosticating....

The Magic of Belle Isle (**)

I can recall the great times of Rob Reiner.  Taking on important, stylishly intelligent films like A Few Good Men (1992) or capturing the...

CONFIRMATION! Jessica Chastain Will Compete in Lead Actress at the Oscars for ‘A Most...

It was speculated over the past few months that "it girl (again)" Jessica Chastain would compete in Supporting Actress for her upcoming role in...

Oscar Tracker Updated with Cannes Film Screenings

As we trek through the summer months and the Cannes Film Festival continues to screen some high-profile projects, I took the liberty to update...

Middleburg Film Review: ‘In the Fade’ Presents a Raw and Brilliant Diane Kruger

2017 MIDDLEBURG FILM FESTIVAL: Fatih Akin's sensational and gripping drama "In the Fade" is one of the year's most surprising endeavors.  It sneaks up...

2015 Oscar Predictions Revamp – Best Picture, Director Updated!

To our loyal Awards Circuit readers, you have seen the Oscar Predictions take different forms over the years.  Some were well-received, some were not....

Top Ten Tuesday: Faux Oscar Trailers of the 90’s

I'm not sure if I've been as excited for a "Top Ten Tuesday" more than this one.  This is actually one that might span...

SAG PREDICTIONS: First Glimpse at the Biggest Influence of the Oscars

Nearly always to follow an Oscar Predictions update, we move on to a new guild to venture off some guesses for awards season.  I...

Davis Awards for 1998 Revealed!

The Awards Circuit Community Awards winners for Year 1998 will be announced on the podcast this week.  With lots of people weighing in on...

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...

Film Review: Selma (★★★★)

Passionate, informative, and tenderly told, Ava DuVernay's vision of Martin Luther King Jr. and his fight for voters' rights is fully realized in her...

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...

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 Question of the Day

It can get lonely out there for an Oscar lover.  You often can find yourself running around trying to have a conversation with anyone...

Oscar Circuit: The History of the Co-Lead Dilemma or (How it Really Isn’t a...

Whether you call it the "category fraud" argument or the lack of recognition of multiple leads in the same film, the on-going argument for...

Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 71: Golden Globe Comedies, Star Wars, and Double Nominees

Welcome to another edition of the Awards Circuit Power Hour, our weekly podcast diving deep into all things film, television, and entertainment. We're back this week...

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...

‘Spotlight’ Wins Best Picture, Talking Big Moments of the Night

After a very long and late night, the 88th Academy Awards are officially behind us.  Tom McCarthy's "Spotlight" came on top to win Best...

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...

Critics Choice Movie Awards Tonight!

We will be LIVE Blogging the Awards Show starting at 7:30pmET.  Join us here! Awards season officially kicks off this evening on VH1 as the...

New York Film Critics Circle Predictions – Made for ‘Call Me by Your Name?’

The New York Film Critics Circle will be revealing their winners tomorrow on the best of 2017.  Speaking with a voting member of the...

Top Mothers of Film and Television

Mothers, the backbone of many children's lives.  They protect, provide, and encourage many individuals to be the best person they can be.  Quick shout...

AMPAS Members Holiday Check In – What are Voters Thinking as They Await Oscar...

The Christmas break is full of holiday cheers, relaxation, and screener watching for an Academy member.  All the major studios have got their major...