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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BEST OF 2016: The Unconventional Citations of the Year Part 2

We’re moving right along with the “BEST OF 2016,” naming the unconventional attractions that graced that are worth talking about.  Yesterday, I dabbed into some of the overlooked and underrated gems of the year. This time, it’s good to get into some unconventional specifics.  When MTV was at its prime, recognizing both music and movies, […]

Online Film Critics Society Nominations – ‘La La Land’ and ‘Moonlight’ Lead With 7 Each

Read the Press Release: Check out the Precursor Tracker on the Oscar Predictions page to see all the groups side by side! With 6 nominations apiece are the critically acclaimed Arrival and Manchester by the Sea.   Films also up for Best Picture include Jackie and Hell or High Water.   Casey Affleck’s performance in […]

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 […]

Circuit Breaker Episode 23: Precursor Check In, ‘Rogue One,’ and Anticipating a Snub

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 [email protected], and […]

New York Film Critics Circle Preview – Is it a Group Built for ‘Moonlight’ or Something Else?

The National Board of Review kicked things off on Tuesday with their naming of “Manchester by the Sea” as Best Film of 2016. On Thursday, the east coast critics known as the New York Film Critics Circle will weigh in on their thoughts for the year. A little bit of history on NYFCC: Last year […]

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Oscar Circuit: Following the Box Office to the Best Picture Nomination

Readers and followers on the Awards Circuit social media pages led me to think about the box office and the “follow the money” mentality that plagues Oscar-goers. This, in turn, led me to think about how thin the populist vote will be represented by the Academy Awards this year. At this time of writing, of […]

WATCH: New Montage of the Unforgettable Music of ‘Moonlight’

EXPERIENCE THE UNFORGETTABLE “MUSIC OF MOONLIGHT” IN POWERFUL NEW MONTAGE There’s magic to be found in the music of MOONLIGHT. Along with Nicholas Britell’s groundbreaking original score is a bold, eclectic, and unforgettable selection of tracks that cross genre and style—from soul to hip-hop, tropicália to gospel. Check out the exclusive new montage below featuring […]

Oscar Circuit: Wrapping Up the New York Film Festival and Looking Ahead to Precursors

The festival doors at the Film Society at Lincoln Center have closed. The 2016 New York Film Festival is officially in the books with a few answers coming for questions on the Oscar race. The biggest thing to come out of the festival was surely Mike Mills’ “20th Century Women.” Boasting some beautiful notices for […]

NYFF Film Review: ’20th Century Women’ Redefines Family and Relationships

2016 NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL: Clever and beautifully endearing, Mike Mills‘ beautiful portrait of five people in the late 1970s is one of the year’s most glamorous efforts. Vaunting an exceptional ensemble, Mills’ wistful and ingenious script stands tall above the competition. Sweet-minded and shimmering in its comedic beats and even more irresistible in its […]

WATCH: First Trailer for A24’s ’20th Century Women’ With Annette Bening, Elle Fanning and Greta Gerwig

Today we have a fun and beautiful trailer for Mike Mills’ upcoming “20th Century Women.” Starring Annette Bening, Elle Fanning, and Greta Gerwig, the film will have its premiere at the NYFF. Rumored to be an awards player in multiple acting categories, this could be a sleeper hit on the circuit. Mills’ previous efforts have included the acclaimed […]