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2016 Oscar Circuit: Best Animated Short

Welcome to our annual Oscar Circuit series, our deep down look into each and every category that will be presented at the upcoming Academy Awards.  Each writer of...

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2016 Oscar Circuit: Best Original Screenplay

Welcome to our annual Oscar Circuit series, our deep down look into each and every category that will be presented at the upcoming Academy Awards.  Each writer of...

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The Annual Alternate Oscar Nominations

Just like they consistently manage to do, the Academy offered up a mix of good and bad with their most recent Oscar nominations announcement last week. As always,...

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Sizing Up: Best Adapted Screenplay 2015

We’re coming to the end of the Sizing Up series for 2015 folks. This penultimate time around, we’re moving on from the acting categories and tackling the Adapted...

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Sizing Up: Best Supporting Actress 2015

Continuing on with the Sizing Up series, this one is a look at the slate of Best Supporting Actress contenders. As always with this annual tradition of mine, this is as...

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Sizing Up: Best Supporting Actor 2015

Happy post Turkey Day folks. By now, you know what this is…my series of articles that deal with how to rank the chances of the various categories of Oscar...

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Sizing Up: Best Actor 2015

Ahoy there folks. We come now to part three of this year’s Sizing Up series, which as you know are a group of articles that deal with how to rank the chances of the...

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Sizing Up: Best Director 2015

Welcome back again to the Sizing Up Series folks. It’s time to continue this 2015 incarnation with an in-depth look at the Director candidates competing for a spot in...

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Sizing Up: Best Picture 2015

Folks, here we go again. Continuing a fairly long standing annual fall tradition at The Awards Circuit, I’m beginning the Sizing Up series once again. The name of the...

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2015 Oscar Circuit: Best Animated Short

AND THE NOMINEES ARE The Bigger Picture (Daisy Jacobs) The Dam Keeper (Daisuke Tsutsumi and Robert Kondo) Feast (Patrick Osborne) Me and My Moulton (Torill Kove) A...

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Sizing Up 2014: Best Original Screenplay

All good things must come to an end. We’re at the conclusion of the 2014 Sizing Up series and closing it out with a look at the final major category…Best...

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Sizing Up 2014: Best Adapted Screenplay

We’re coming to the end of the Sizing Up series. This penultimate time around, we’re tackling the Adapted Screenplay race. I willingly admit that my success rate...

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Sizing Up 2014: Best Supporting Actress

Continuing on with the Sizing Up series, this one is a look at the slate of Best Supporting Actress contenders. As always with this annual tradition of mine, this is as...

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Sizing Up 2014: Best Supporting Actor

Happy December folks. By now, you know what this is…my series of articles that deal with how to rank the chances of the various categories of Oscar contenders....

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Sizing Up 2014: Best Actress

We’re back now ladies and gentlemen (Happy Belated Turkey Day to you all as well) for part four of this annual series. This time around I’m going to be tackling the...

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Sizing Up 2014: Best Actor

Ahoy folks. We come now to part three of this year’s Sizing Up series, which as you know are a group of articles that deal with how to rank the chances of the...

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Sizing Up 2014: Best Director

Welcome back to the Sizing Up Series. It’s time to continue this 2014 incarnation with an in-depth look at the Director candidates competing for a spot in this...

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Sizing Up 2014: Best Picture

Here we go again folks. Continuing an annual fall/winter tradition at The Awards Circuit, I’m beginning the Sizing Up series. The name of the game here, for those new...

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2014 Independent Spirit Awards Predictions

The day before the Academy Awards each year, the Independent Spirit Awards are held, obstensibly to give a moment in the sun to the more indie films out there. This year...

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Oscars 2014: Will Win/Should Win Selections (Joey Magidson)

An annual tradition for all of us here at The Awards Circuit, I once again humbly present to you my picks for who/what Will Win as well as who/what Should Win at the...

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Alternate Oscar Nominations!

Here we are again folks, time to look at just what Oscar left off of their nominations list. For those who don’t follow or don’t remember this piece from years past,...

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Sizing Up: Best Original Screenplay

We’re at the end of the Sizing Up series and closing it with a look at the Original Screenplay race. I freely admit that my success rate is still to be determined with...

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Sizing Up: Best Adapted Screenplay

Well, we’re coming to the tail end of the Sizing Up series, which tackles the Adapted Screenplay race. I willingly admit that my success rate is still to be determined...

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Sizing Up: Best Supporting Actor

Folks, you know what this is…my series of articles that deal with how to rank the chances of the various categories of Oscar contenders. This one is as large a...

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Sizing Up 2013 – Best Picture

Continuing an annual fall tradition here at The Awards Circuit, I’m back with my Sizing Up series. The name of the game here is obviously to make an early grouping of...