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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 […]

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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,” […]

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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” – […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]