Circuit Breaker Episode 20: NBR, NYFCC, and Critics Choice Preview With Precursor Kick-Off

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 […]

WATCH: New ‘Fences’ Trailer Showcases Why Denzel Washington and Viola Davis Are Oscar Frontrunners

On this Thanksgiving weekend, Paramount Pictures has released a brand new extended trailer for “Fences” from prdoucer/director/ star Denzel Washington. Sure to be a big Oscar contender in several categories including Best Picture, Lead Actor (Denzel Washington), Supporting Actress (Viola Davis), Adapted Screenplay (posthumously for August Wilson), and one or two of the key supporting […]

Circuit Breaker Episode 15: Viola Davis Supporting, Middleburg Fest, Q & A

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 […]

85 Countries In Competition for 2016 Foreign Language Film Oscar, Record Number of Submissions

Read the Press Release: 85 COUNTRIES IN COMPETITION FOR 2016 FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM OSCAR® 60th anniversary of the Foreign Language Film Category LOS ANGELES, CA – Eighty-five countries have submitted films for consideration in the Foreign Language Film category for the 89th Academy Awards®.  Yemen is a first-time entrant. The 2016 submissions are: Albania, “Chromium,” Bujar […]

Academy Reveals Nicholl Screenwriting Shortlist

Read the press release: LOS ANGELES, CA – Eleven individual screenwriters and one writing team have been shortlisted for the 2016Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting.  The Academy Nicholl Fellowships Committee will meet later this month to select up to five winners to receive year-long fellowships.  A total of 6,915 scripts were submitted for this year’s […]

Circuit Breaker Podcast Episode 6: Summer Oscars, NYFF Lineup, and Alfred Hitchcock

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 […]

John Singleton’s ‘Boyz N the Hood’ Leads Academy’s June Programming Slate for LA and NYC

LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy today announced its June slate of Los Angeles and New York programs: a “Boyz N the Hood” 25th anniversary celebration, a digital restoration premiere of Alfred Hitchcock’s “Rebecca” and a 60th anniversary screening of the George Stevens epic “Giant.”  The events will be highlighted by onstage discussions with a […]

The Academy Adds Diverse Voices To Its Leadership – Gael García Bernal Among the Additions

Read the Press Release: LOS ANGELES, CA – Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs today appointed three new governors to join the Academy’s 51-seat Board. Reginald Hudlin (Directors Branch), Gregory Nava (Writers Branch) and Jennifer Yuh Nelson (Short Films and Feature Animation Branch) were confirmed by the current Board members for three-year terms, effective immediately. “I’m proud […]