Circuit Breaker Episode 30: BAFTA Winners, State of the Race, Q&A

  Welcome to the Awards Circuit podcast titled “CIRCUIT BREAKER!,” a weekly podcast from featuring host Clayton Davis along with panelists Sam Coffey, Mark Johnson and Joey Magidson. We discuss movies, television and all the awards shows that need predicting. New episodes are released every Monday. Find us on Twitter [email protected]_Pod, email us at [email protected], […]

BAFTA Awards: Mel Brooks to Receive BAFTA Fellowship

Legendary multi-hyphenate Mel Brooks will receive BAFTA’s highest honor at the awards show this Sunday. The group named him this year’s BAFTA Fellowship honoree, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Brooks is the comedic genius behind films like “Young Frankenstein,” “Blazing Saddles,” “The Producers” and so many others. He joins the likes of Charlie Chaplin, Alfred Hitchcock, Steven […]

Oscars: DGA and ASC Weigh In and Shake Up the Double Digit Race for ‘La La Land’

With two big guilds weighing in this weekend, the Directors Guild of America and American Society of Cinematographers, the race has evolved into a few more question marks. While it’s been all but determined that “La La Land” and its director Damien Chazelle will be winning Best Picture and Director at the 89th Oscars ceremony, […]

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Community: What Were Your Favorite BAFTA 2017 Nominations?

Early this morning, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) announced their nominees for the 2016-2017 awards season. While most of their nominees are par for the course, BAFTA 2017 has shaken up some key races. The biggest misses were definitely Barry Jenkins missing Director and Denzel Washington missing Actor. It will be interesting to see how these […]

BAFTA Nominations: No Love for Barry Jenkins or Denzel Washington

The BAFTA Nominations have been announced. Take them all in: BEST FILM ARRIVAL Dan Levine, Shawn Levy, David Linde, Aaron Ryder I, DANIEL BLAKE Rebecca O’Brien LA LA LAND Fred Berger, Jordan Horowitz, Marc Platt MANCHESTER BY THE SEA Lauren Beck, Matt Damon, Chris Moore, Kimberly Steward, Kevin J. Walsh MOONLIGHT Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, […]

Oscars: 20 Academy Award Contenders from the First Half of 2016

As we exist now in the second half of the year, studios and awards strategists are positioning their slates for the fall festivals and beyond.  As the Academy Awards make pivotal announcements towards inclusion and diversity, we’re looking back at the early months to see what films and performances are in contention for next year’s Oscars. […]

Academy Idol Top 3 Voting Open! BAFTA Awards Week is the Theme!

It’s Oscar Week!  With that, we are officially down to the Top 3 of the community game, Academy Idol.  Three films remain: John Crowley’s “Brooklyn,” Todd Haynes’ “Carol,” and Denis Villenueve’s “Sicario.”  The top two films will compete this week in our Season 9 finale where past films like “There Will Be Blood,” “Inglourious Basterds,” […]

BAFTA Award Winners – ‘Revenant’ Cleans Up with ‘Mad Max’ Not Far Behind

The BAFTA Awards will begin today, February 14th at 2:00pm Eastern Time.  Unless you have some killer friends inside of streaming services, you won’t be able to watch the ceremony until the “edited” version is broadcast at 9:00pm on BBC One.  If you’re like any of us Oscar obsessives, you’ll be glued to social media […]

Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 182: Guest Evgeny Afineevsky (“Winter on Fire”), DGA, and BAFTA Predix

Welcome to another edition of the Awards Circuit Power Hour, our weekly podcast diving deep into all things film, television, and entertainment. On the agenda today: Questions and Cinephile Showdowns from the readers. (You can submit in the comments of this post or on our forum) Guest Evgeny Afineevsky, Oscar-nominated director and producer of “Winter […]

‘Bridge of Spies’ and ‘Carol’ lead the BAFTA nominations

Late last night (or technically early this morning), the British Academy of Film and Television Arts announced their British Academy Film Awards, with Steven Spielberg‘s Bridge of Spies and Todd Haynes‘ Carol leading the way with nine nominations apiece. Next in line was Alejandro González Iñárritu‘s The Revenant with eight, while George Miller‘s Mad Max: […]