Oscars: DGA and ASC Weigh In and Shake Up the Double Digit Race for ‘La La Land’

With two big guilds weighing in this weekend, the Directors Guild of America and American Society of Cinematographers, the race has evolved into a few more question marks. While it’s been all but determined that “La La Land” and its director Damien Chazelle will be winning Best Picture and Director at the 89th Oscars ceremony, […]

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Casey Affleck vs. Denzel Washington – The Race in Best Actor Just Got Interesting

Up until last Sunday, the race for Best Actor seemed, if not locked up, then something close to it. “Manchester by the Sea” star Casey Affleck won virtually every critic award – including the Critics’ Choice and Golden Globe – leading up to Sunday’s Screen Actors Guild Awards. There, he was favorited to win again, […]

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SAG Award Winners TBA – LIVE Chat with Other Awards Enthusiasts During the Red Carpet and Show!

Tonight is the Screen Actors Guild Awards, where we will get an even clearer picture of the Oscar race and where it stands.  While “La La Land” is the frontrunner for Best Picture, it’s not nominated in the top category of Cast Ensemble.  The only two awards up for grabs will be its stars Ryan […]

SAG Awards Predictions: Can ‘La La Land’ Keep the Momentum without an Ensemble Nomination?

After a few zingers handed out by the Academy this week with their Oscar nominations, the Screen Actors Guild will weigh in on their choices for 2016 with their awards.  Indicative of support from the actor’s branch, only one film has won the Best Picture prize without the SAG Ensemble prize (“Braveheart”).  This year, “La […]

How Many Oscars Can and Will ‘La La Land’ Win in February?

It’s been a long day. The Academy Awards revealed their nominations today with “La La Land” leading the fray with 14 nominations, tying “Titanic” and “All About Eve.” While we are all quick to say “it’s over,” I’d like to point out that many things can happen in four weeks. SAG will reveal their own […]

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Final Oscar Nominations Predictions: Can ‘La La Land’ Tie the Record? Is ‘Arrival’ Going for 10?

It’s all down to this! Tuesday morning the Academy will finally unveil their choices for the best in film for the year, and let’s be honest, we just all need the distraction right now. With the inauguration, confirmation hearings, and the fabric of America seemingly falling apart, retreating into the movies and glitzy red carpet […]


Circuit Breaker Episode 27: Final Oscar Predictions and ACCA 2016 Nominations

Welcome to the Awards Circuit podcast titled “CIRCUIT BREAKER!,” a weekly podcast from AwardsCircuit.com 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 podcast@awardscircuit.com, and […]

OSCARS: Is ‘La La Land’ Positioned to Be the New ‘Titanic’ After the Golden Globes?

The Golden Globes shook things up a bit last night. To some, it may have solidified their thoughts that “La La Land” will be our first sweeper since “Titanic” in 1998, winning a buttload of awards that will likely include Best Picture, Director and Original Screenplay. It would be the first musical original screenplay nominee […]

OSCARS: As Voters Head to Their Holiday Getaways, the Race for the Academy Awards Is On

As Christmas looms on the horizon, the stars, filmmakers and industry voters have mostly already headed out for the holidays. In their suitcases, backpacks and carry-on luggage are dozens of screeners that have piled on their assistants’ desks for the past 45 days. They’ve heard a certain film is “pretty good” or that a performance […]

Barry Jenkins and the Precursor Trifecta + SAG Predictions

As the Oscar race for Best Picture ventures on, we keep a close eye on the ever evolving Best Director race. In the trifecta of major precursors – National Board of Review, New York Film Critics Circle, and Los Angeles Film Critics Association – director Barry Jenkins of the masterful “Moonlight” took home prizes from […]