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Oscars: 20 Academy Award Contenders from the First Half of 2016

As we exist now in the second half of the year, studios and awards strategists are positioning their slates for the fall festivals and beyond.  As the Academy Awards make pivotal announcements towards inclusion and diversity, we’re looking back at the early months to see what films and performances are in contention for next year’s Oscars. […]

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Circuit Breaker Podcast: Episode 3 – Oscar Trailers, the Emmys, and ACCA TV Nominations Announced

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, […]

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FSLC announces Ava DuVernay’s The 13th as Opening Night of NYFF54

Read the Press Release: New York, NY (July 19, 2016) – The Film Society of Lincoln Center announces Ava DuVernay’s documentary The 13th as the Opening Night selection of the 54th New York Film Festival (September 30 – October 16), making its world premiere at Alice Tully Hall. The 13th is the first-ever nonfiction work […]

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Jessica Chastain and ‘Miss Sloane’ Enter This Year’s Oscar Race with December Release

Read the Press Release: July 13, 2016 – BEVERLY HILLS – EuropaCorp and FilmNation announced today that MISS SLOANE will be released on December 9. The film is directed by Oscar®-nominated John Madden (THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL, SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE) and is based on the original screenplay by Jonathan Perera. Oscar®-nominated actress Jessica Chastain […]

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Circuit Breaker Podcast: Episode 2 – First Half Oscar Contenders, Ghostbusters, and Circuit Madness Winner

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, […]

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WATCH: First Trailer for ‘La La Land’ starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling

Can’t.  Wait.  For.  “La La Land.”  Period. Written and directed by Academy Award® nominee Damien Chazelle, LA LA LAND tells the story of Mia [Emma Stone], an aspiring actress, and Sebastian [Ryan Gosling], a dedicated jazz musician, who are struggling to make ends meet in a city known for crushing hopes and breaking hearts. Set […]

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WATCH: Official Trailer for the Oscar Hopeful ‘Loving’ with Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga

From acclaimed writer/director Jeff Nichols, Loving celebrates the real-life courage and commitment of an interracial couple, Richard and Mildred Loving (portrayed by Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga), who married and then spent the next nine years fighting for the right to live as a family in their hometown. Their civil rights case, Loving v. Virginia, went […]

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GKIDS Acquires Production on I.G.’s ‘Miss Hokushai’ – Opens October 14th

Read the Press Release: New York (July 7, 2016) – GKIDS, the acclaimed distributor of animation for both adult and family audiences, announced it has acquired distribution rights to MISS HOKUSAI, the latest feature from Japanese animation powerhouse Production I. G (GHOST IN THE SHELL, A LETTER TO MOMO). The film by renowned director Keiichi […]

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Submission Deadlines For 2016 Oscars® Approaching

LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today published its list of upcoming submission deadlines for 89th Academy Awards® consideration. Submissions for individual categories and the General Entry/Official Screen Credits (OSC) form are due by 5 p.m. PT on the following dates: Scientific and Technical Awards Wednesday, July 13 Documentary […]

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The Academy Announces Key Dates for 89th Oscars®

Read the Press Release: LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy and the ABC Television Network today announced key dates for the 89th Oscars®.  The Academy Awards® presentation will air live on ABC on Oscar® Sunday, February 26, 2017. Academy key dates for the 2016 Awards season are: Saturday, November 12, 2016                    Governors Awards Thursday, January […]

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AMPAS Invites 683 New Members for the Academy Awards 2017

Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs released the following statement today regarding its invitation to the new 683 membership: On behalf of the Academy, I am honored to extend membership invitations to 683 distinguished filmmakers, artists and executives who represent the best in our global film community, and who have made a lasting impact on movie […]

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Circuit Breaker Podcast: Episode 1 – Best Films of the Century, News, and Supporting Actor Oscar Talk

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, […]

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WATCH: First Trailer for ‘American Pastoral’ from director Ewan McGregor and Lionsgate

In one of the latest updates on the Oscar Prediction pages, I spoke about rumors circling Ewan McGregor‘s directorial debut “American Pastoral“.  The early buzz is HUGE, and we’re always handed a few under-the-radar surprises during the awards season. Case in point, Tom McCarthy’s “Spotlight” last year.  The film was looked upon as nothing more […]