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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...

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Ten Exciting Films to See at New York Film Festival!

The 51st New York Film Festival is almost upon us folks! Clayton and I have our acceptance letters and will be picking up our press credentials before you know it in a...

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Theories Surrounding Ben Affleck Playing Batman – How and the Why?

Now that a little bit of the initial hubbub over the choice of Ben Affleck to play Batman in the upcoming Man of Steel sequel has died down for the most part (I’m...

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The Potential of ‘Parkland’ – Dark Horse?

We look for it each and every year as Oscar prognosticators…the awards contender that no one expected months before. Historically, they’ve come late in the...

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Will the First Half of 2013 Ultimately Produce Zero Oscar Nominees?

There’s no way around it…there hasn’t been much in the way of awards contenders so far this year. When you think about the first half of 2013 only...

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Highs and Lows of the First Half of 2013

One of my annual traditions, this is my rundown of the best and worst things that I’ve seen during the first six months of 2013. As it stands, I’ve seen more...

Contemplating Potential Cannes Film Festival Showings

With the first domino of the Cannes Film Festival having just fallen and The Great Gatsby debuting, why not ponder what else could play at the fest? I’ve done that...

In The End, Was It Always ‘Argo’?

Almost exactly a year ago, I mentioned Ben Affleck’s film Argo as a potential Best Picture winner at the 85th Academy Awards. We had just finished the prior season...

Previewing the Independent Spirit Awards!

I’ve often said that my favorite awards show each year usually winds up being the Independent Spirit Awards. Part of that has to do with how the nominees often...

Oscar Possibilites from the Sundance Film Festival

More years than not, at least one or two films from the Sundance Film Festival manage to wind up in the awards season conversation. This past year, we had contenders...