Final Oscar Predictions – Will ‘La La Land’ Tie or Break the 11 Win Record on Sunday? #Oscars

ENTER OUR OSCARS CONTEST via our CIRCUIT CENTER HERE! The Academy Awards ballots were handed in this past Tuesday, Feb. 21. We have stewed on this for months now, looking for alternatives in different sectors of the film year. Everything has pointed to “La La Land,” with a few subtle hints along the way that […]

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 [email protected]_Pod, email us at [email protected], […]

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,” […]

Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association

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. […]

Garth Davis' Lion, DGA Award

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 […]

OSCARS: Is ‘La La Land’ Positioned to Be the New ‘Titanic’ After the Golden Globes?

The Golden Globes shook things up a bit last night. To some, it may have solidified their thoughts that “La La Land” will be our first sweeper since “Titanic” in 1998, winning a buttload of awards that will likely include Best Picture, Director and Original Screenplay. It would be the first musical original screenplay nominee […]

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 […]

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 [email protected]_Pod, email us at [email protected], and […]

Online Film Critics Society Nominations – ‘La La Land’ and ‘Moonlight’ Lead With 7 Each

Read the Press Release: Check out the Precursor Tracker on the Oscar Predictions page to see all the groups side by side! With 6 nominations apiece are the critically acclaimed Arrival and Manchester by the Sea.   Films also up for Best Picture include Jackie and Hell or High Water.   Casey Affleck’s performance in […]

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 […]