Awards Speculation: Female-Centric Films to Look Forward To in 2017

Every year, news outlets point to a film or media study to underscore the case that the entertainment industry is overcoming systemic practices of sexism. Last year, the female-led “Ghostbusters” reboot got people excited about the progressive steps studios were taking to end patriarchy in Hollywood. Around the same time, journalists were quick to point […]

Oscars: Why ‘Unbroken’ Is NOT Out of the Race Just Yet

We read reviews from various outlets to seek out an Oscar contender.  When a film is panned, dragged through the mud, or even just receive standard reception, we take those words and translate it into a language for understanding a gold statue.  Pundits, critics, and audiences seem very quick at the moment to write off Angelina Jolie‘s World War II […]

Oscar Predictions

OSCARS or NOT: Top 50 Films You Need to See for the Fall

This week we have the official kick off to awards season with the Telluride Film Festival starting for critics everywhere.  Films will be “secretly” screened, buzz will reach a fever pitch for certain films, and some films will fall on their face.  It’s the nature of the game.  The entire staff of has put […]

‘Begin Again’ and “Lost Stars” are the First Official Push for Awards Season

You can call it “Christmas come early” or “Christmas in July” but today marked the first official piece of awards season material received by the Broadcast Film Critics Association.  If you follow the site during awards season (which you obviously do), as a member of the BFCA, and other organizations, I keep a log of […]

Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 80: Final Oscar Predictions, Guilds News, Academy Idol Results

Welcome to another edition of the Awards Circuit Power Hour, our weekly podcast diving deep into all things film, television, and entertainment. Very simple agenda today but jam-packed with in-depth awards discussion.  We start off by talking about all the guild nominations that have been announced in the last week including Directors Guild, ACE, and more. […]

Scarlett Johansson Campaigned in Lead Actress for ‘Don Jon’ by Relativity Media

Relativity Media launched their awards site over the weekend that includes Joseph Gordon-Levitt‘s directorial debut Don Jon and Scott Cooper‘s thriller Out of the Furnace.  With only one studio left to launch (20th Century Fox), we now have nearly all the campaign questions answered. One question that was surrounding Levitt’s film was where they would […]

Walt Disney Studios Submits ‘Monsters University’ and ‘Frozen’ in Original Screenplay

Another head-scratcher for the awards season books.  The Academy declares sequels adapted works as we’ve seen with past nominees like Toy Story 3 and Before Sunset.  Once in a while, some studios try to dance around the AMPAS rule.  We’ve just learned that Walt Disney Studios and Pixar have submitted Monsters University in Original Screenplay […]

You Can’t Vote for What You Don’t See – An Awards Season Plea

I’m starting it early this year.  I’ve long championed some of the little guys but have admitted out loud, that I do fall into the consensus crowd more times than not.  I still agree with the rewarding of Slumdog Millionaire and am not offended by the rewarding of films like The King’s Speech, Chicago, or even Crash.  With that being […]

2014 Fantasy Awards League Open for Registration!

The Fantasy Awards League is officially open!!!! We are officially open for business.  With the partnership of Fantasizr, we are running a fantasy awards season league to keep us all engaged with all the awards that will be handed out throughout the season. This all kicks off on Thursday officially with the Gotham Awards.  You […]

Bruce Dern and Will Forte Will Campaign as Co-Leads for ‘Nebraska’, New Images Released

In the midst of collecting the reactions to the screening of Alexander Payne’s Nebraska at Telluride, Paramount Pictures has released new images from the highly anticipated film.  In awards news, it has been decided that both Bruce Dern and Will Forte will both be campaigned for Lead Actor consideration for the Oscars this year.  After […]

Oscars 2013: Will Win/Should Win (Hamer)

I knew this day would come, and it is with a sense of both excitement and sadness.  By the end of my long deployment, I will have earned the most difficult and significant achievement of my life – Surface Warfare Officer Qualification, and finally perform the mission that my ship and I have been training […]

Oscar Ballots Are In, Which Films are Out?

After months of speculation, whining, theorizing, the Oscar ballots have been turned in and the nominations will be announced this Thursday, January 10 @ 8:30 am Eastern Time.  To celebrate this momentous occasion,  the staff and I will be broadcasting a LIVE Nominations Edition of Power Hour on Thursday morning.  We will likely jump on at about 8:00 […]