As we inch closer to our 50th podcast episode, the writers and I talk about quite a bit this week. Of course, after the HUGE week of trailers, our first half of the show is dedicated to all the various movie trailers that dropped including Gravity, August: Osage County, The Butler, and Captain Phillips. Do we think these are possible contenders or did they strike the wrong chord with some of our staff members?
Mark drops some serious knowledge on this week’s “Did You Know?”
We reflect on the opening of Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby. What did our staff members think of the film and what do we think of its Oscar chances and its lead Leonardo DiCaprio.
It was the week of canceling television shows and we discuss the possible Emmy Contenders in both Drama and Comedy categories. What are your favorite shows on television at the moment? Discuss with us.
Awards Circuit Power Hour is back this week with several topics to juice up your interest. We kick things off by talking about the Tony nominations that were recently announced and Terence admits his falters in predicting the unpredictable Tonys.
With Zach Braff utilizing Kickstarter to fund his next directorial project, the staff and I discuss if it is right for someone with access to celebrities to use a crowd-funding source like Kickstarter.
The Tribeca Film Festival as well as the Montclair Film Festival have ended. We talk about some of our favorite films that played and if any of them have any Oscar chances.
Summer is upon us and a lot of blockbusters and indies are gearing up for their debuts. The staff each pick two choices for their most anticipated films. Also, Mark Johnson goes over the summer schedule.
We play “The Producer Game” and adapting or remaking a science fiction/horror film. Which film would you remake if you could?
Finally, the ballots are in! I announce the winners of the Awards Circuit Community Awards for 1999. Did American Beauty keep its crown or did David Fincher’s Fight Club, the most nominated film, perform a clean sweep? Listen!
It’s been really fun delivering (mostly) weekly podcasts to you all and we’ve hoped you enjoyed them. We’re almost at the half century mark and are planning a fun look into the lives of the writers for the big 5-0! As you know last year we did a Digging Into series with the writers interviewing each other but this year we are looking for you wonderful readers to help us out. So if you’ve ever wanted to ask a specific writer a question about movies, their life, why the earth is round, who they think will win the World Series, you now have the opportunity. You can submit your questions in the form after the jump. If you want to just submit a general question for the entire staff, just put “General” in the line asking for the writers name. The form will be open till the 10th so get your questions in before then. Look forward to seeing what you have to say! Read more on 50th Power Hour Podcast Coming Soon – We’re taking your questions!…
Awards Circuit Power Hour is back this week with a great in-depth talk about some of the highlights of the past week.
We kick off the podcast talking about the new trailer for Romeo and Juliet. Is it a story that needs to be told…again? Also, Academy Award nominee Hailee Steinfield has a terrific year ahead of her including a role in Tommy Lee Jones’ next directorial effort. Is there wiggle room for her to make a second showing with Oscar so soon?
The Awards Circuit Power Hour team is back this week with a fun-filled agenda. We start the podcast on a somber note and speak about the passing of the film critic, Roger Ebert at the age of 70. What did he mean to the staff? We also look at his number #1 films of the year and what kind of taste the great critic had for films.
The final two of Circuit Madness came and went. Steven Spielberg’s Schindler’s List faced off against Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather. One of them is about to be named the “Best” Best Picture Winner of All-Time! Which one will it be? You have to listen to find out.
Trailer Talk is up next and we speak about the stylistic promises of Nicolas Winding Refn’s Only God Forgives with Ryan Gosling and Kristin Scott Thomas. Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby gets a similar conversation but with less enthusiasm. What are some problems we see for the upcoming adaptation are also discussed. Finally, the less than stellar trailer for the upcoming remake of Carrie with Chloe Grace Moretz and Julianne Moore has almost no faith in most of the writing staff.
We play an exciting horror edition of “Do, Dump, or Marry?” – Terence brings up quite a bit from the The Omen to having the staff choose between the scream queens of cinema. What would you do?
The MTV Movie Awards are airing LIVE this Sunday and is being hosted by Rebel Wilson, star and nominee of Pitch Perfect (2012). We go over their “better-than-usual” slate of nominees and try to discuss who and what will win at the ceremony.
It’s not the Awards Circuit Power Hour without Oscar talk. Last week, we spoke about high-profile writers that have something to deliver this year. This time around, the directors are our focus. Going down the line from Alfonso Cuaron for Gravity to Richard Linklater for Before Midnight, even an outside shot for a documentary director like Sarah Polley for Stories We Tell is toyed with.
Terence makes a new plea to Hollywood in this week’s edition of Stop! Making It Happen and it circles around NBC’s newest show “Hannibal.”
It’s a short, sweet podcast today as the Awards Circuit Power Hour reveals the results of our first annual Circuit Madness. We’re down to four films and we may be in store for a surprise or two. Download the latest bracket>>>Oscar_Madness_Full_8
We talk over the news of the past week including the new trailer for Richard Linklater’s Before Midnight, Wes Anderson possibly entering the Oscar race for the second year in a row, and the December releases becoming “thinner” than usual.
The Awards Circuit Power Hour is focusing on the Oscars 2013 Post Mortem. What were our big gripes with the show? How did Seth MacFarlane do as a host? Was it too long?
We also examine Ben Affleck’s Argo (2012) and its three Oscar wins for Picture, Editing, and Adapted Screenplay. How will the film stand the test of time and look next to other Best Picture winners? Was Ang Lee’s Life of Pi #2 in the lineup?
The Pros and Cons with the Oscar ceremony. What did they do right? What did they do wrong?
A look at all the winners: What was the biggest surprise of the night?
Terence has a rant on this week’s edition of “Stop Making It Happen” while Mark gives us some knowledge on this week’s “Did You Know?”
We introduce the new series that will be brought to you during the off-season including Michael Ward’s “Everything Comes Back Around,” Nicole Melkonian’s “Writer’s Block,” and Tiff Chai’s “International Circuit.”
Since the twelfth season of American Idol has kicked off, we begin our Past Idol Series with a short chat with Season 11′s Hallie Day, who made the Top 24. How was her experience on the show and what she has planned next in this past Idol world? Follow Hallie at @HDayAI11
We preview a bit of the Oscars 2014 and prepping you for next week’s preview. What film are we placing at #1 on our predictions? Also, what do you want to see at next year’s Oscar ceremony?
It’s our final (pre-recorded) podcast before the Academy Awards. We’re talking heavy in every single category as much as we can.
Before we jump into the categories, I reveal the Academy Idol finalists. Which two do you think made it? Amour and Beasts of the Southern Wild? Zero Dark Thirty and Amour? Beasts of the Southern Wild and Zero Dark Thirty? Listen and see.
The voice has been heard! The Awards Circuit Community Awards Winners are revealed. Which films and performances did you push through?
We also take some of your questions, concerns, and try to decipher this crazy race.
This will be our last pre-recorded Power Hour before the Academy Awards next Sunday. We will be having a LIVE podcast show beginning at 5:00pm Eastern time on Oscar Sunday to discuss last-minute jitters and announce the winner of the sixth season of Academy Idol. Until then, ask any questions you have that you want us to discuss on the episode.
Just a heads up, we’re ONLY talking Oscar Predictions so make it related to the race (as I’m sure you will anyway).
The Awards Circuit Power Hour generates some lively discussions this week among the staff. I’m joined by Terence, Joey, and Mark to dive into the Oscar race as well as other various topics:
We talk about the BAFTA Awards that took place on Sunday where Argo reigned supreme. How many awards will Ben Affleck’s film win? Does the surprise win for Emmanuelle Riva mean anything? (time of recording was Sunday as I was at the time unaware that she didn’t attend the ceremony)
We take a question via one of our readers, Michael Napoli, that generates some discussion about Daniel Day-Lewis winning this third Oscar. Katharine Hepburn won four Oscars over fifty years while Day-Lewis seems to be winning three over thirty, having an average of one nomination every five films. Could there be an upset in his future?
I deliver your Academy Idol Results. The Top 4 competed during “Scores Week.” With no Bottom Two named, which of the films, Amour, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Silver Linings Playbook, and Zero Dark Thirty, would surprise you with an elimination? Listen for the Top 3 announcement.
Argo wins the USC Scripter award over heavy hitters Silver Linings Playbook and Lincoln. Is Chris Terrio lined up for an Adapted Screenplay win?
Final Oscar ballots are out! When is the best time to make your final predictions?
In light of Nicole Melkonian’s newest series, Writer’s Block, we discuss some of favorite screenplays of all-time. I also announce that the staff will be writing up their “10 Greatest Screenplays of All-Time” following the Oscars light last year’s popular, “10 Greatest Films of All-Time.”
The Awards Circuit Power Hour is jammed packed this week with announcements and general Oscar talk.
After the big weekend for Ben Affleck’s Argo, winning the Directors Guild of America, we’re talking about the possibility of Argo taking it all but many think Lincoln is not far behind and that twelve nominations really means something. We also ask, why isn’t Ben Affleck nominated? Is it a downright “F U” from the Academy or is it just an oversight on their part?
We gearing up for the final leg of awards season with an in-depth talk about tonight’s Screen Actors Guild Awards, the Producers Guild awarding “Argo” and revealing the winners of the first annual Circuit Awards chosen by the AwardsCircuit.com writers.
Make sure to stick around for our SAG Awards LIVE Blog beginning at 7:30 pm Eastern Time!
It’s that time again we’re taking questions for Power Hour! We’ll be broadcasting LIVE on Blog Talk radio talking about the PGA Awards, how the Oscar race stands now, and announce the winners of the first annual Circuit Awards! There will be an opportunity for you to send your questions LIVE during the recording of Power Hour or you can post them in the comments. We will be recording on Sunday at 6:00 pm Eastern Time. So be here Sunday @ 6 sharp to give your feedback and ask your questions. You can also leave it in the comment section.
We check in with Terence about the musings of the Sundance Film Festival with Joey Magidson.
We talk the guild announcements of the Sound Editors and Costume Designers.
The controversy surrounding Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty is finally addressed by us. Is it rubbish? Some think so.
Your Top 7 Academy Idol results are revealed.
The staff have come together and put together the first annual Circuit Awards. We announce all the nominees but don’t fray, the Awards Circuit Community Awards (or better known as ACCA) voting period will be opening Monday night. Get your votes ready!
It’s that time of the year where we want to hear from all of you. There is a short 10 question survey for you to fill out and I beg that you take a few moments to fill out the survey in order to make the Awards Circuit a better place for all entertainment enthusiasts. Greatly appreciated!
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This past week AMPAS presented their nominees for the very best of 2012. We go through a slew of categories to discuss our reactions and who could be winning in six weeks time. With Spielberg’s Lincoln leading with 12 nominations and Lee’s Life of Pi close behind with 11, are we due for an upset or can a film with no directing nomination like Ben Affleck’s Argo pull through at the last minute?
We also talk some of the BFCA winners, the show, and how the first award show of the season can be perceived.
The Golden Globes are tonight and we make our final predictions of who and what can receive a boost from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
We are a few days from the big announcement of the Oscar nominations and the staff and I dig deep into the major categories while discussing some things from the past week.
The first thing on the agenda is to reveal the results of the Top 9 Academy Idol films. Since last week’s theme was “Golden Globe Nominations”, which film do you think got the axe?
We take several of your questions from the speculation of online voting fraud to our beliefs in films like The Master and Django Unchained.
We talk the upcoming Directors Guild of America nominations. With Ben Affleck Kathryn Bigelow, and Steven Spielberg looking good for citation (and to some extent Ang Lee), could we get a surprise from someone like Wes Anderson or Benh Zeitlin? Also, with the sliding scale, are the days of the “lone director” over?
We give our reactions to last week’s Producers Guild and Writers Guild nominations. Which films received a boost?
We talk about some films that could show up surprisingly a la The Blind Side and Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close.
Are we due for a surprise in any of the acting categories? We discuss.