Final Oscar Predictions – Will ‘La La Land’ Tie or Break the 11 Win Record on Sunday? #Oscars

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 this for months now, looking for alternatives in different sectors of the film year. Everything has pointed to “La La Land,” with a few subtle hints along the way that […]


SXSW Announces ‘Life’ With Jake Gyllenhaal, Ryan Reynolds as Closing Night Film

South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference and Festivals announced the World Premiere of “Life,” directed by Daniel Espinosa, as its Closing Night Film on March 18. Columbia Pictures and Skydance’s “Life” is a terrifying sci-fi thriller about a team of scientists aboard the International Space Station whose mission of discovery turns to one of primal fear when […]

OSCARS 2017: A Peek at the Ballots #4 (Female Voter Over 40) – Adores ‘Fences’ and Denzel Washington

  Speaking with voters for the Academy Awards can offer some wonderous insight.  Speaking with an older female voter, who only agreed to share her major categories with me, along with very few tech choices, she ended up pouring her heart out about her feelings about “La La Land,” Damien Chazelle, and the powerhouse performances in […]

OSCARS 2017: A Peek at the Ballots #3 (Male Voter Over 40) – Loves ‘Hell or High Water’ and ‘Manchester’

As the Academy Awards get ready to unveil their winners this Sunday, Feb. 26., we take a peek inside the ballots of Oscar voters from different parts of the world.  The look at the ballot down below is from an older male voter.  To protect his identity, he asks to only include one sentence from each […]

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Costume Designers Guild Winners – ‘Hidden Figures’ Upsets ‘Jackie’; ‘La La Land’ Takes Contemporary

The Costume Designers Guild announced their winners Tuesday. “Hidden Figures” upset what some consider to be the Oscar frontrunner for costumes, “Jackie,” for Excellence in Period Film. It also bested “Florence Foster Jenkins,” also nominated at the Oscars (“Hidden Figures” is not). “La La Land,” as expected, took Excellence in Contemporary Film. Meanwhile, “Doctor Strange” […]

Circuit Breaker Episode 31: Final Predictions for Oscars 2017

// Welcome to the Awards Circuit podcast titled “CIRCUIT BREAKER!,” a weekly podcast from featuring host Clayton Davis along with panelists Sam Coffey, Mark Johnson and Joey Magidson. We discuss movies, television and all the awards shows that need predicting. New episodes are released every Monday. Find us on Twitter at @Circuit_Pod, email us at, […]