Academy Idol X Champion Crowned!

It’s time to crown our Academy Idol X Champion, but before we do that, let’s review the race this year. It was a tight competition from the rounds of 30, when we selected 12 films from the adapted/original screenplay breakdown. The one film that didn’t make it out of competition, but was selected to compete […]

Academy Idol X: Finals! ‘Arrival’ vs. ‘Moonlight’

Welcome back to Academy Idol X, where the readers pick their favorite film in an elimination style tournament. This year, we’ve seen a favorites like “La La Land” finish in 7th, and “Manchester by the Sea” finish 4th. However, we’re down to our final two this week. First we have to reveal which film is going […]

Academy Idol X Top 8: Screenplay Week!

Hello readers! Welcome back to Academy Idol X, where we will discuss the results from our double elimination round. We’ll also get started on our top 8 voting. But first, let’s get to the results of our Top 10 double elimination round. Top 10 Results This week, we only gave readers a single vote to […]

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Academy Idol X Top 10: Double Elimination Round!

Welcome back to the Academy Idol X Top 11! We’re back with the results for our last round, as well as opening the next round of voting. First off, we’ll jump into the results from the Top 11. Top 11 Results Our films that are safe this round are: “Arrival,” “Manchester By the Sea,” “Moonlight,” […]

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!

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,” […]

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!

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 […]

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!

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 […]

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

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 […]

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!

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 […]

Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 171: New Oscar Contenders, Indie Spirit Nods, Academy Idol Top 13 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: Catching up on movies during the Thanksgiving holiday. Talking a bit of “Creed” and other movies that opened. Independent Spirit Award nominations announced. Academy Idol Top 13 results.  Did the […]

Academy Idol Top 13 Voting Open! Directors Week is the Theme!

The Academy Idol Top 13 finalists were announced on the last episode of the Awards Circuit Power Hour podcast based on the votes of the entire readership.  It’s time to turn your attention to voting once again for your favorites to stay in the competition.  The theme for this week is: Directors. The thirteen finalists […]

Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 170: Oscar Stats, Creed, and Academy Idol Top 30 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: Talking about a screener check in and looking at what Academy members are receiving. Talking about “Creed” and other movies we’re seeing. Cinephile Showdowns and Best/Worst for games Academy […]

Academy Idol Top 3 Results, Final Two Revealed!

Academy Idol Final 3 were announced on the last episode of the Awards Circuit Power Hour.  In a shocking elimination, “Gone Girl” was sent packing, after never being in the Bottom Three this season.  The top three (“Boyhood,” “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” and “Whiplash”) then competed during our theme based on DIRECTORS.  The voting is […]

Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 134: BAFTA, DGA, and ACCA 2014 Winners

Welcome to another edition of the Awards Circuit Power Hour, our weekly podcast diving deep into all things film, television, and entertainment. This episode is dedicated to Irene Fraga. Simple enough agenda for you all today and here are the main points: Academy Idol Top 5 results ACCA 2014 Winners Announcement Directors Guild of America Winner […]

Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 132: PGA Winner, Open Oscar Race, and ACCA 2014 Nominees

Welcome to another edition of the Awards Circuit Power Hour, our weekly podcast diving deep into all things film, television, and entertainment. We have a packed agenda for you all today: PGA winner announced.  Is “Birdman” the frontrunner? Academy Idol Top 7 results.  Which film is eliminated….or not? Awards Circuit Community Awards 2014 Nominations announced.  See […]

Academy Idol Top 9 Voting Open – #1’s Week (ONE Single Vote for the Entire Week)

The next round of Academy Idol is open for voting.  Your Top 9 films are competing for your votes.  This is my favorite theme week titled, “#1’s.”  You will only get ONE vote for the entire week.  Films like “The Descendants” and “The Sessions” have been eliminated on weeks like this.  What could we be […]