OSCARS 2016: Will Win/Should Win (Karen Peterson)

OSCARS 2016: Will Win/Should Win (Karen Peterson)

Over the last couple of years, the Oscars have gotten increasingly tough to predict. And that just makes it so much more fun. This year’s nominees are quite the collection, and, of course, so much of the news has been about who WASN’T nominated, even more than who WAS. So as I look over this […]

Oscars 2016: Will Win/Should Win (Joey Magidson)

Oscars 2016: Will Win/Should Win (Joey Magidson)

One of many annual traditions here at The Awards Circuit, I humbly present my picks for who/what Will Win as well as who/what Should Win at the impending Academy Awards. Before we get started though, a few very quick thoughts for you all to chew on. This has been, without question, one of the strangest […]

2016 Oscar Circuit: Best Animated Short

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 AwardsCircuit.com will tackle a different category, offering up their own perspectives on those specific races.  If you miss a piece, click on the tag titled Oscar Circuit 2016. […]

2016 Oscar Circuit: Best Original Screenplay

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 AwardsCircuit.com will tackle a different category, offering up their own perspectives on those specific races.  If you miss a piece, click on the tag titled Oscar Circuit 2016. […]

The Annual Alternate Oscar Nominations

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, I’m going to be making my annual list here of nominations from the announcement that didn’t happen. For those who don’t follow or don’t remember this piece from […]

Sizing Up: Best Adapted Screenplay 2015

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 Screenplay race. I willingly admit that my success rate is still to be determined with this year’s crop of articles, but that kind of comes with the […]

Sizing Up: Best Supporting Actress 2015

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 large a grouping of the hopefuls as is possible, categorizing them by their assumed likelihood of a nomination come the big morning. Oftentimes, more […]

Sizing Up: Best Supporting Actor 2015

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 contenders. This one is as large a scale grouping of the hopefuls for Best Supporting Actor as possible/prudent this year, excluding of course some no shot […]

Sizing Up: Best Actor 2015

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 various categories of Oscar contenders in a given year. This one is as close to an all-encompassing grouping of the hopefuls […]

Sizing Up: Best Director 2015

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 this year’s Oscar lineup. As was the case last year (and the many years before it, for that matter), there are a few things to keep […]

Sizing Up: Best Picture 2015

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 game here, for those new on the scene, is basically to make an early grouping of the hopefuls for all the main categories and, well, you […]

2015 Oscar Circuit: Best Animated Short

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 Single Life (Joris Oprins) Continuing on with the Oscar Circuit series, we come now to Best Animated Short. Oftentimes, this is a hard category to get correct, one […]

Sizing Up 2014: Best Original Screenplay

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 Original Screenplay. This is the last race to be analyzed before next year, so I’ll quickly say how much I enjoy doing it and the […]

Sizing Up 2014: Best Adapted Screenplay

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 is still to be determined with this year’s crop of articles, but that kind of comes with the territory of Oscar prognostication, and I’m feeling at least as […]

Sizing Up 2014: Best Supporting Actress

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 large a grouping of the hopefuls as is possible, categorizing them by their assumed likelihood of a nomination come the big morning. Oftentimes, more […]

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