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The Golden Trailer Awards honor ‘Gravity’ with Best in Show

Yes, they have awards for everything these days, including trailers for movies and the like. This award is called the Golden Trailer (with this being the 15th Annual...

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Check out this Annapurna Sizzle Reel

One of the most exciting production shingles out there right now has to be Megan Ellison‘s Annapurna Pictures. Over the last few years, Ellison has been the reason...

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Razzie Awards Names ‘Movie 43’ the Worst Film of the Year!

Well, at least one voting body seemed to be listening to me (aside from the critics groups that cited Her during the precursor season). Yesterday, the Razzie voters let...

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2014 Independent Spirit Awards Predictions

The day before the Academy Awards each year, the Independent Spirit Awards are held, obstensibly to give a moment in the sun to the more indie films out there. This year...

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Oscars 2014: Will Win/Should Win Selections (Joey Magidson)

An annual tradition for all of us here at The Awards Circuit, I once again humbly present to you my picks for who/what Will Win as well as who/what Should Win at the...

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Oscar Circuit: Best Director

Our look at the individual Oscar categories continues.  If you missed a piece, click on the tag titled Oscar Circuit 2014.  You can also see the official Oscar...

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Costume Designers Guild Awards ’12 Years a Slave’ and ‘Blue Jasmine’

Well, this late precursor was a little more interesting than I expected it to be. With the Best Costume Design category at the Oscars a bit up in the air, the Costume...

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Sound Editor Awards Give Love to ‘Captain Phillips’ and ‘Gravity’

Another precursor made the rounds this past weekend for our obsessing pleasure, with the Motion Picture Sound Editors’s 61st annual Golden Reel Awards chiming in....

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LEGO Recreates the Best Picture Nominees!

Well, here’s something random and kind of awesome for you all to take a look at. Maybe the release last weekend of The LEGO Movie has everyone in a toy-centric...

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Oscar Circuit: Best Adapted Screenplay

Our look at the individual Oscar categories continues.  If you missed a piece, click on the tag titledOscar Circuit 2014.  You can also see the official Oscar...

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USC Scripter Awards John Ridley and ’12 Years a Slave’

John Ridley and his 12 Years a Slave script got a boost in its quest to win the Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar last night when it took home the USC Scripter Award. 12...

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Art Directors Guild winners include ‘Gravity’, ‘The Great Gatsby’, and ‘Her’

Doing absolutely nothing to clear up the Best Production Design race at the Oscars, the 18th annual Art Directors Guild awards spread the wealth among three of the top...

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American Cinema Editors Awards Choose ‘American Hustle,’ ‘Captain Phillips,’ and ‘Frozen’

Well, this precursor may have complicated things just a bit. Normally I like to predict the Best Picture winner to also take the Best Film Editing Oscar as well, though...

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Oscar Circuit: Best Visual Effects

Our look at the individual Oscar categories continue.  If you missed a piece, click on the tag titled Oscar Circuit 2014.  You can also see the official Oscar...

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Annie Awards Love ‘Frozen’

We all know by now that the Annie Awards aren’t huge fans of Pixar, so there was really no chance of Frozen not going home with the top prize this year, but...

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American Society of Cinematographers Reward Emmanuel Lubezki and ‘Gravity’

It might be time to actually start realistically accepting the notion that Emmanuel Lubezki is finally about to win an Oscar. We joked a few years ago that he’d...

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‘Gravity’ Wins Four 3D Society Awards

You can file this one under the category of “duh”, but Gravity did quite well at the International 3D & Advanced Imaging Society’s Creative Arts Awards...

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Top Ten Scores and Soundtracks of 2013

Here’s a look at some of those audible treasures from 2013. Yes, this is my yearly look at the best scores and soundtracks that the film world had to offer. This...

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Alternate Oscar Nominations!

Here we are again folks, time to look at just what Oscar left off of their nominations list. For those who don’t follow or don’t remember this piece from years past,...

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Talking ‘Mitty’ and Being a Character Actor with Adrian Martinez

I’m fascinated by character actors, as I’m sure many of you are as well. I’m especially fascinated when they start showing up in higher profile roles...

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Motion Picture Sound Editors Nominations

The nominees for the 61st annual Golden Reel awards have been announced by the Motion Picture Sound Editors. Among the films doing the best with this precursor, we have...

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Cinema Audio Society Nominations include ‘Captain Phillips’, ‘Gravity’, and ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’

The precursor circuit turns its attention to Sound Mixing now, as the Cinema Audio Society has unveiled their nominations. In the main category of Live Action Motion...

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Visual Effects Society Nominations Are Led by ‘Gravity’

The 12th annual Visual Effects Society nominations have been announced, and surprising absolutely no one, Gravity is the film that has done the best among the nominees....

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International Cinephile Society Nominations

If you’re someone who gets tired of seeing the same films and performances cited again and again during the precursor season, then the annual release of the...

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ACE Eddie Nominees Include ’12 Years a Slave’ and ‘Her’

The nominations for the American Cinema Editors’ Eddie Awards (or ACE Eddies) were announced today, and they basically represent the films who could wind up in the...