Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 184: Final Oscar Predictions and Academy Idol Finale Revealed

Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 184: Final Oscar Predictions and Academy Idol Finale Revealed

Welcome to another edition of the Awards Circuit Power Hour, our weekly podcast diving deep into all things film, television, and entertainment. On the agenda: News of the week including casting rumors and omissions from the Oscar ceremony. Academy Idol has reached this point.  The final two are revealed. Finally, we talk through our final […]

Academy Idol Top 3 Voting Open! BAFTA Awards Week is the Theme!

Academy Idol Top 3 Voting Open! BAFTA Awards Week is the Theme!

It’s Oscar Week!  With that, we are officially down to the Top 3 of the community game, Academy Idol.  Three films remain: John Crowley’s “Brooklyn,” Todd Haynes’ “Carol,” and Denis Villenueve’s “Sicario.”  The top two films will compete this week in our Season 9 finale where past films like “There Will Be Blood,” “Inglourious Basterds,” […]

ICYMI – Academy Idol Top 4 Voting is Still Open! Supporting Actors is the Theme!

ICYMI – Academy Idol Top 4 Voting is Still Open! Supporting Actors is the Theme!

In case you missed it earlier this week, the Academy Idol Top 4 voting has been open and will close Monday morning at 11:00 am Eastern Time.  Due to the Valentine’s Day holiday, the crew and I will record the Awards Circuit Power Hour podcast on Monday morning, with the episode going up immediately after […]

Academy Idol Top 5 Voting Open! Scores and Songs Week!

Academy Idol Top 5 Voting Open! Scores and Songs Week!

The Academy Idol competition continues with your Top 5 begging for your votes.  The theme is “SCORES AND SONGS” week, where you will vote based on the musical composition and songs that are played within the films. Here’s the lineup: “Room” – Stephen Rennicks “Inside Out” – Michael Giacchino “Brooklyn” – Michael Brook “Carol” – […]

Academy Idol Top 6 Voting Open! – “Oscar Noms” is the Theme!

Academy Idol Top 6 Voting Open! – “Oscar Noms” is the Theme!

The annual Academy Idol competition continues with the Top 6 films hoping for YOUR support.  After we said farewell to Cary Joji Fukunaga’s “Beasts of No Nation” last week, six very strong and beloved films remain on the table.  The theme is “Oscar Noms” this week, where you will vote based on their showing with […]

Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 179: Oscar Reactions and ACCA Nominees by the Community

Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 179: Oscar Reactions and ACCA Nominees by the Community

Welcome to another edition of the Awards Circuit Power Hour, our weekly podcast diving deep into all things film, television, and entertainment. On the agenda: We have your Academy Idol Top 7 (Part 2) results.  Which film takes the big walk? We go over the Oscar nominations and what was brought on by the Academy […]

Academy Idol Top 7 (Part 2) Voting Open – Its FILM EDITORS Week!

Academy Idol Top 7 (Part 2) Voting Open – Its FILM EDITORS Week!

In case you didn’t notice on the last episode of the Awards Circuit Power Hour, the WRITERS SAVE was finally used.  With an unanimous agreement from all the writers, Tom McCarthy’s “Spotlight” was spared elimination.  This week will be even more difficult.  First, it’s “FILM EDITORS” week where you vote for each film on the […]

Academy Idol Top 7 Voting Open! – It’s Cinematographers Week!

Academy Idol Top 7 Voting Open! – It’s Cinematographers Week!

The next round of Academy Idol voting is open with the top seven films taking each other on based on their cinematographers.  We saw the shocking exit of Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson’s “Anomalisa” last week and who knows what will be on the chopping block this week. Here’s your lineup: “Spotlight” – Masanobu Takayangi […]

Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 176: Major Guilds, Oscars Voting, and Academy Idol Top 8

Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 176: Major Guilds, Oscars Voting, and Academy Idol Top 8

Welcome to another edition of the Awards Circuit Power Hour, our weekly podcast diving deep into all things film, television, and entertainment. On the agenda today: Academy Idol Top 8 Voting results.  What film is getting the boot?  Are we using the SAVE? Big week for guild announcements, with Oscar ballots in hands.  We discuss. […]

Academy Idol Top 8 Voting Open! – ‘#1’s Week’ Gives You Just One Vote for One Film

Academy Idol Top 8 Voting Open! – ‘#1’s Week’ Gives You Just One Vote for One Film

The next round of Academy Idol is open with the Top 8 taking each other on for YOUR votes.  This week brings one of the most controversial weeks of the competition as you can only vote for one film, one time.  “#1’s Week” has seen some interesting results in the past and this week is […]

Academy Idol Top 9 Voting Open! SAG Nominations Week is the Theme!

Academy Idol Top 9 Voting Open!  SAG Nominations Week is the Theme!

Happy Holidays Readers!  The Academy Idol Top 9 compete for YOUR votes once again this weekend.  The theme is “SAG Nominations” but as always, you vote for YOUR favorites to remain in the competition. Last week, we saw “The Revenant” go on its way.  The “WRITERS SAVE” is still in play.  Voting will remain open […]

Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 174: ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ and Everything Surrounding It

Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 174: ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ and Everything Surrounding It

Welcome to another edition of the Awards Circuit Power Hour, our weekly podcast diving deep into all things film, television, and entertainment. On the agenda today: NON-Star Wars Talk up until the 14:15 mark. We talk about some of the big announcements by AMPAS including the Makeup shortlist, Foreign Language shortlist, and the 112 scores […]

Academy Idol Top 10 Voting Open! It’s Golden Globes Week

Academy Idol Top 10 Voting Open!  It’s Golden Globes Week

Last week we said goodbye to Quentin Tarantino’s “The Hateful Eight.”  This week, the remaining ten films take on each other based on their showing with the Golden Globes. Keep in mind, voting is only open for 24 hours.  It will close on Sunday at 6:45 pm during the recording of the Awards Circuit Power […]

Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 173: Golden Globes, SAG, and Academy Idol Top 11 Results

Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 173: Golden Globes, SAG, and Academy Idol Top 11 Results

Welcome to another edition of the Awards Circuit Power Hour, our weekly podcast diving deep into all things film, television, and entertainment. On the agenda today: Major precursor talk including the Golden Globes and SAG nominations.  There have been a few critics groups that have been announced. Questions from the readers including Cinephile Showdowns. Academy […]

Academy Idol Top 11 Open! Early Precursors Week is the Theme!

Academy Idol Top 11 Open!  Early Precursors Week is the Theme!

Our Academy Idol competition continues with eleven films still left in the competition.  Last week we saw “Son of Saul” eliminated, and gather three out of five votes for the “Writer’s Save.”  For the save to be used, it must be unanimous.  The competition continues. This week is “Early Precursors,” based on all the awards […]

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