Oscars: Predicting the 2016 Foreign Language Film Shortlist

After months of screenings involving volunteer members of the Academy, the 85-film longlist of Foreign Language Oscar submissions will soon be whittled down to nine. From Albania to Yemen, Oscar dreams are about to be made and crushed with the annual shortlist. The process has undergone several changes over the years, but things have stabilized […]

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). […]

Oscar Circuit: Original Song, Most Competitive Category of the Techs

And with that, we’re off to the races with the precursors. The National Board of Review, New York Film Critics Circle and Los Angeles Film Critics Association weighed in with their winners, choosing “Manchester by the Sea,” “La La Land” and “Moonlight” respectively. The acting races have revealed themselves to be quite competitive, with Best […]

Circuit Breaker Episode 21: First Wave of Precursors Recap w/ Guest Jenelle Riley

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, and […]

Los Angeles Film Critics Winners – ‘Moonlight’ Dominates

Winners are being announced by LAFCA: New Generation is awarded to Trey Edward Shults and Krisha Fairchild, KRISHA. Best Foreign-Language Film, Winner: THE HANDMAIDEN. Best Foreign-Language Film, Runner-Up: TONI ERDMANN Best Picture, Winner: MOONLIGHT. Best Picture, Runner-Up: LA LA LAND. Best Director, Winner: Barry Jenkins, MOONLIGHT. Best Director, Runner-Up: Damien Chazelle, LA LA LAND. Best […]

NYFCC Winners Announced – ‘La La Land’ Comes Out on Top, Jenkins Wins Director

The New York Film Critics Circle are announcing their winners. Refresh this page to check back on the winners throughout the morning: BEST FILM: “La La Land” BEST DIRECTOR: Barry Jenkins for “Moonlight” BEST ACTRESS: Isabelle Huppert for both “Elle” and “The Things to Come” BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Michelle Williams for both “Manchester by the […]

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Critics’ Choice Awards Preview – A Quick Prediction

The Broadcast Film Critics Association will announce their nominees for the Critics’ Choice Awards tomorrow and while I’m an active and voting member of the group, by popular demand, I’m venturing some guesses for tomorrow’s announcements. Nominees in the film categories will be announced tomorrow morning at 9:30 a.m. ET / 6:30 a.m. PT Full […]

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 […]

OSCARS: Deconstructing the NBR Winners and What it Means to the Oscar Race

As you’ve likely seen already, “Manchester by the Sea” took home four prizes this afternoon from the National Board of Review, picking up citations for Best Film, Best Actor for Casey Affleck, Best Original Screenplay for Kenneth Lonergan and Breakthrough Performance (Male) for Lucas Hedges. Co-distributors Amazon Studios and Roadside Attractions must be feeling excellent at […]

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2016 National Board of Review Winners – ‘Manchester by the Sea’ and Barry Jenkins Win Big

Later today, the National Board of Review will unveil their picks for the very best films and performances of 2016. This is the area where the winners will be announced. If you’re interested to see what our predictions are, check here prior to the announcement. Read the Press Release: The Organization’s Annual Gala will be […]

Gotham Awards: ‘Moonlight’ Walks Off With Four, Affleck and Huppert Pick Up Acting Awards

The Gotham Awards were handed out this evening and the big winner was Barry Jenkins’ “Moonlight,” which picked up four prizes including Best Feature. As already hinted at in the latest Oscar Predictions, the A24 film could prove to be the spoiler in the Best Picture race by the end of the season. Casey Affleck […]