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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Did Harvey Weinstein Switch ‘Fruitvale Station’ to Adapted and Michael B. Jordan Supporting for the Oscars?

The Weinstein Company has revamped their awards site earlier this week, giving it a fresh look and respective categories listed for all nine films.  All of their contenders are listed that include August: Osage County from John Wells, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom by Justin Chadwick, and more. One of the leading contenders for Original […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]