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‘O.J.: Made in America’ and ’13th’ Among Peabody Awards Winners in Documentaries

Ezra Edelman’s Oscar-winning “O.J.: Made in America” and Ava DuVernay’s Oscar-nominated “13th” are among the 12 winners of Peabody Awards for documentaries. The awards group announced the winners Tuesday. Per the Peabodys, the documentary winners “include compelling stories about refugees, sexual assault victims and their accusers, warfare both on the ground and in the cyber arena, […]

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, and […]

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Community: What Were Your Favorite BAFTA 2017 Nominations?

Early this morning, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) announced their nominees for the 2016-2017 awards season. While most of their nominees are par for the course, BAFTA 2017 has shaken up some key races. The biggest misses were definitely Barry Jenkins missing Director and Denzel Washington missing Actor. It will be interesting to see how these […]

BEST OF 2016: Personal Ballot of the Year

To start, and to simply put…this list is mine. Lots of thought and commentary went into naming the very best films and performances of 2016. Some were no-brainers, others were much more difficult. Even more commentary will be shared on Friday when the winners are announced, along with the order of the Top 10 Films of […]

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Alliance of Women Film Journalists Winners – ‘Moonlight’ and Ava DuVernay Honored

The Alliance of Women Film Journalists announced their best in film today. The group chose “Moonlight” for Best Picture, Director and Adapted Screenplay, among others. Special awards went to Ava DuVernay and Kelly Reichardt for Best Woman Director and Best Woman Screenwriter, respectively. See the full list of winners below. Check out the Precursor Tracker […]

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Women Film Critics Circle Winners – ’13th’ and ‘Hidden Figures’ Dominate

The Women Film Critics Circle winners were announced today. The awards celebrate the best in film by, for and about women. “Hidden Figures” and “13th” heavily factored into the awards, with the former taking Best Movie About Women and the latter taking Best Movie by a Woman, respectively. Both films took home several other honors […]

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OSCARS: Documentary Feature Shortlist Unveiled – See Which Films Made the Cut!

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences released its documentary feature shortlist today. Familiar names such as “Weiner,” “13th,” “The Eagle Huntress,” “O.J.: Made in America,” “Gleason” and more made the list. The shortlist for Best Documentary Feature is: “Cameraperson,” Big Mouth Productions “Command and Control,” American Experience Films/PBS “The Eagle Huntress,” Stacey Reiss […]

Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Winners – Natalie Portman and Viola Davis Pick Up their First Prizes

Read the Press Release: Washington, D.C. — “La La Land” was singing a happy tune when The Washington, D.C. Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA) announced their top honorees for 2016 this morning. Sparkling musical love story “La La Land” was the big winner, racking up seven awards, including Best Film and Best Director (Damien Chazelle). […]

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Nominees for IDA Documentary Awards Announced

Nominees for the International Documentary Association’s 2016 IDA Documentary Awards were announced today. Ava DuVernay’s “13th” and Ezra Edelman’s “O.J.: Made in America” are up against Kirsten Johnson’s “Cameraperson,” Gianfranco Rosi’s “Fire at Sea,” Raoul Peck’s “I Am Not Your Negro” and Josh Kriegman and Elyze Steinberg’s “Weiner” for the Best Feature Award. The awards honor the best of the […]

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OSCARS: 145 Films Submitted for Best Documentary Feature

The Oscar race for Best Documentary Feature is fully underway. The Academy released their official submission list that consisted of 145 titles. The only notable omission is “De Palma” from Noah Baumbach and Jake Paltrow, which played the festival circuit over the past year. Presumed frontrunners like “13th,” “Gleason” and “O.J.: Made in America” made […]

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’13th,’ ‘O.J.: Made in America’ and ‘Gleason’ Lead Critics’ Choice Documentary Nods

The nominations for the first Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards are here. The CCDAs are an offshoot of the Critics’ Choice Awards, and are voted on by the members of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and Broadcast Television Journalists Association. Ava DuVernay‘s “13th,” Ezra Edelman‘s “30 for 30: O.J.: Made in America” and Clay Tweel‘s “Gleason” are each sitting pretty with five nominations each. […]

Weekend Openings: Top Tier Documentaries

This week, there is quite the slate of new releases to talk about. Chiefly, there are a pair of excellent documentaries hitting. They’re hardly the only things of note, as a certain controversial would-be Oscar contender is out as well, but documentaries are where it’s at this weekend, and that’s not always the case. If anything, […]

NYFF Film Review: ’13th’ Could Be One of the Best Documentaries Ever Made

2016 NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL: In this political landscape where racial tensions are at an all-time high, and humanity is desperately searching for a peaceful compromise of understanding, Ava DuVernay‘s “13th” from Netflix is about as timely as a film can be. A passionate powerhouse of emotions and content, DuVernay somehow manages to top her […]