Category: Oscar Circuit

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Why ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Can Be the Best Thing That’s Happened to the Oscars and Black Filmmakers

The Academy Awards have desperately been attempting to stay relevant in today’s cinematic climate, with changes to their voting system and members, in order to...

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Oscar Circuit: A Guide to Recognizing Your Oscars with the Fall Festivals

The Telluride Film Festival has proven to be a strong component to every Best Picture winner in the last few years.  Danny Boyle’s “Slumdog...

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Oscar Circuit: The History of the Co-Lead Dilemma or (How it Really Isn’t a Problem and the Academy Should Be Honest)

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 co-leads is a...

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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 here and with films starting...

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Oscar Circuit: Is Brie Larson a Contender for Supporting Actress in ‘Trainwreck?’

In the face of a $30 million opening weekend, Judd Apatow’s “Trainwreck” has received mostly positive notices from the nation’s critics.  Star...

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Oscar Circuit: Are We Setting Up for a ‘Universal’ Year?

At the start of July, we’re looking at a summer movie season that hasn’t exactly offered its fair share of critically acclaimed work.  As noted in other Oscar...

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Oscar Circuit: ‘Dope’ and ‘Me & Earl & the Dying Girl’ Emerge as Awards Contenders

Last year “The Grand Budapest Hotel” looked like at best, an Original Screenplay contender for the Oscars.  When the critics started handing out prizes, and then...

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Oscar Circuit: Assessing the Future Landscape for the Acting Categories

The first half of the year is days from closing and the landscape thus far hasn’t offered any early year contenders such as “The Grand Budapest Hotel”...

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Oscar Circuit: Could Melissa McCarthy “Spy” on a Best Actress Nomination?

Women have been owning up the box office for the past month.  First with “Pitch Perfect 2” from director Elizabeth Banks on the same weekend as George...

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Oscar Circuit Monthly: Month of May Delivers ‘Mad Max’ But Little Else to the Oscar Landscape

In a new column, which is technically just an off-shoot of the regular Oscar Circuit that goes up with every Oscar Predictions update, I’ll be taking a look at the...

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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 have been a big mistake based...

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2015 Oscar Circuit: Best Director

The Directors Guild of America (DGA) is widely known as the most accurate precursor to its corresponding Oscar. The DGA has only differed from the eventual Best...

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Oscars 2015: Will Win/Should Win (Mike Ward)

It’s Oscar Week! Each staff member will be revealing their final picks for the upcoming Academy Awards on February 22. Missed one? Click on Will Win/Should Win 2015....

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2015 Oscar Circuit: Best Foreign Language Film

Our annual look at the individual Oscar categories. If you miss a piece, click on the tag titled Oscar Circuit 2015. You can also see the official Oscar Predictions page...

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2015 Oscar Circuit: Best Documentary Short

Get the inside edge on those trick short categories with this edition of our annual Oscar Circuit series

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2015 Oscar Circuit: Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Our annual look at the individual Oscar categories. If you miss a piece, click on the tag titled Oscar Circuit 2015. You can also see the official Oscar Predictions...

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2015 Oscar Circuit: Best Animated Feature

Our annual look at the individual Oscar categories. If you miss a piece, click on the tag titledOscar Circuit 2015. You can also see the official Oscar Predictions page...

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Oscar Circuit: Best Original Score

Our annual look at the individual Oscar categories. If you miss a piece, click on the tag titled Oscar Circuit 2015. You can also see the official Oscar Predictions page...

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2015 Oscars Circuit: Best Live Action Short Film

Our annual look at the individual Oscar categories.  If you miss a piece, click on the tag titled Oscar Circuit 2015. You can also see the official Oscar Predictions...

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2015 Oscar Circuit: Best Sound Mixing

Our annual look at the individual Oscar categories. If you miss a piece, click on the tag titled Oscar Circuit 2015. You can also see the official Oscar Predictions page...

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2015 Oscar Circuit: Best Adapted Screenplay

Which film will join "12 Years a Slave," "Argo" and "The Descendants" as a Best Adapted Screenplay winner?

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2015 Oscar Circuit: Best Production Design

Our annual look at the individual Oscar categories. If you miss a piece, click on the tag titled Oscar Circuit 2015. You can also see the official Oscar Predictions page...

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2015 Oscar Circuit: Best Animated Short

AND THE NOMINEES ARE The Bigger Picture (Daisy Jacobs) The Dam Keeper (Daisuke Tsutsumi and Robert Kondo) Feast (Patrick Osborne) Me and My Moulton (Torill Kove) A...

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2015 Oscar Circuit: Lead Actress

Our annual look at the individual Oscar categories. If you miss a piece, click on the tag titled Oscar Circuit 2015. You can also see the official Oscar Predictions...

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2015 Oscar Circuit: Best Visual Effects

Our annual look at the individual Oscar categories. If you miss a piece, click on the tag titledOscar Circuit 2015. You can also see the official Oscar Predictions page...