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Barry Jenkins and Adele Romanski’s Pastel Joins Annapurna with New Production Deal

Los Angeles, CA (May 16, 2017) – Annapurna has partnered with PASTEL, the Academy Award®-winning production company behind MOONLIGHT. The two-year film production deal includes a feature project to be directed by Barry Jenkins in development at PASTEL, as well as future films from PASTEL partners Jenkins, Adele Romanski, Sara Murphy, and Mark Ceryak. The […]

Awards Speculation: #OscarsSoWhite Returns From Hiatus?

Welcome back to the 2017 Awards Speculation series, where we speculate on specific Oscar categories, analyzing big players, potential dark horses and upcoming narratives. For the next few weeks, we will bring you a category every Friday to talk about how it might shake out over the upcoming months. If you have a suggestion, please include it in the comments below. […]

Circuit Breaker Episode 37: Moonlight/La La Land Rehash, ACCA 93 Recommendations, and Circuit Madness 16 Results

Welcome to the Awards Circuit podcast titled “CIRCUIT BREAKER!,” a weekly podcast from AwardsCircuit.com 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 at @Circuit_Pod, email us at podcast@awardscircuit.com, and […]

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Barry Jenkins Describes the Oscars Speech He Wanted to Give

While the Oscars were crazy for viewers, it pales in comparison to what “Moonlight” director Barry Jenkins must have felt. Due to the now infamous snafu in which “La La Land” was mistakenly named Best Picture, the “Moonlight” team didn’t quite get the usual acceptance speech moment. As such, Jenkins tells The Hollywood Reporter that everything […]

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 AwardsCircuit.com 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 at @Circuit_Pod, email us at podcast@awardscircuit.com, […]

Oscars: Can ‘Moonlight’ Pull Off a Best Picture Upset?

It seems that nothing can stop the speeding train of Hollywood musical joy that is Damien Chazelle’s “La La Land.” A record-tying 14 Oscar nominations and seven record-winning Golden Globe wins carries insurmountable weight going into the 89th Academy Awards. But where there is the impossible, there is history. From “Gravity” to “Mad Max: Fury Road,” […]

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Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association Names ‘Moonlight’ Best of Year

The Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association announced its winners for its annual Dorian Awards today. The group crowned “Moonlight” Film of the Year, as well as LGBTQ Film of the Year. Director Barry Jenkins took home Director and Screenplay of the Year prizes. Mahershala Ali also took home Film Performance of the Year for an Actor. […]

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DGA Awards Nominees – Garth Davis, Denis Villeneuve IN; Mel Gibson, Martin Scorsese OUT

The Directors Guild of America Awards film nominees are out, with some surprising results. Oscar frontrunners Damien Chazelle (“La La Land”), Kenneth Lonergan (“Manchester by the Sea”) and Barry Jenkins (“Moonlight”) are in. Denis Villeneuve and Garth Davis rounded out the list, for their films “Arrival” and “Lion,” respectively. Notable omissions include Mel Gibson and […]

BEST OF 2016: Personal Ballot of the Year

To start, and to simply put…this list is mine. Lots of thought and commentary went into naming the very best films and performances of 2016. Some were no-brainers, others were much more difficult. Even more commentary will be shared on Friday when the winners are announced, along with the order of the Top 10 Films of […]

2017 Guild Predictions: WGA and Art Directors Weighing In

A lot of major guilds will be announcing in the next seven days. It seemed like an appropriate time to offer up some predictions on how each of them will go. The major guilds that are announcing are: Writers Guild of America (Wednesday, Jan. 4) Art Directors Guild (Thursday, Jan. 5) BAFTA Nominations (Tuesday, Jan. […]

Circuit Breaker Episode 24: Guilds, In Line, and the New Oscar Frontrunner

Welcome to the Awards Circuit podcast titled “CIRCUIT BREAKER!,” a weekly podcast from AwardsCircuit.com 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 at @Circuit_Pod, email us at podcast@awardscircuit.com, and […]

Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Awards – ‘Moonlight’ Adds More Trophies, Portman Takes Actress

The Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association announced their winners for the best of 2016.  You can read the entire breakdown below but most notable is “Moonlight” adding more wins to its tally with trophies in Picture, Director, and Supporting Actor for Mahershala Ali. Read the press release down below: Check out the Precursor Tracker on […]

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African American Film Critics Association Gives Love to ‘Moonlight,’ ‘Hidden Figures’

The African American Film Critics Association announced their picks for the year’s best in TV and film today. The group bestowed top honors, as well as Best Independent and directing honors, to “Moonlight.” “Hidden Figures,” which has been relatively left out of other critics groups’ picks, received some love as well. The AAFCA gave the […]

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New York Film Critics Online Winners – ‘Moonlight’ Shines, Ruth Negga Receives Breakthrough Award

The New York Film Critics Online weighed in with their winners for the year’s best films today. Check out the full list of winners below, as they’re announced: Check out the Precursor Tracker on the Oscar Predictions page to see all the groups side by side! Best Picture: “Moonlight” Best Ensemble: “Moonlight” Best Actor: Casey Affleck […]

Circuit Breaker Episode 21: First Wave of Precursors Recap w/ Guest Jenelle Riley

Welcome to the Awards Circuit podcast titled “CIRCUIT BREAKER!,” a weekly podcast from AwardsCircuit.com 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 at @Circuit_Pod, email us at podcast@awardscircuit.com, and […]

Community: What Were Your Favorite NBR Citations?

This week the National Board of Review released their picks for the best in cinema for 2016. Overall, the NBR’s picks seem to be well received with a few glaring exceptions. Perhaps the biggest surprise of the day was the “Fences” shutout. Still, there were plenty of nominations to be excited about. With this in […]

OSCARS: Deconstructing the NBR Winners and What it Means to the Oscar Race

As you’ve likely seen already, “Manchester by the Sea” took home four prizes this afternoon from the National Board of Review, picking up citations for Best Film, Best Actor for Casey Affleck, Best Original Screenplay for Kenneth Lonergan and Breakthrough Performance (Male) for Lucas Hedges. Co-distributors Amazon Studios and Roadside Attractions must be feeling excellent at […]