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Best Actress 2012 nominees

Six Spot #9: Best Actress 2012

Welcome back to The Six Spot! In case you missed last week’s 2013 Best Actor Six Spot, you can catch it here. ***DISCLAIMER — please refrain from spoiling the...

Oscar Question

Six Spot #3: Best Supporting Actor 2012

Welcome back to the Six Spot!  In case you’re new to the Six Spot, this is a column where I look at the cold hard facts to determine who or what would have been...

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...

Oscar Circuit: Best Director

And the nominees are: Amour – Michael Haneke Beasts of the Southern Wild – Benh Zeitlin Life of Pi – Ang Lee Lincoln – Steven Spielberg Silver Linings Playbook...

Oscar 2013 Will Win/Should Win Selections (Mark Johnson)

(The annual “Will Win/Should Win” of the Awards Circuit has been our most popular yet most challenging series where each writer let’s their final thoughts be known...

Oscar 2013 Will Win/Should Win Selections (Young)

(The annual “Will Win/Should Win” of the Awards Circuit has been our most popular yet most challenging series where each writer let’s their final thoughts be known...

Oscar Circuit: Best Actress

This year we don’t have the fortune of knowing exactly who will win Best Actress. We have five nominees that include two frontrunners, one possible upset and two...

Editor Top Films of 2012 – The Year of the Film

2012 went in the blink of an eye.  By July of last year, I was fearful of how the year would turn out for film.  At that point my top two films, Beasts of the Southern...

Women in Cinema- The “Oscarettes”: Who will be nominated for Best Actress?

With the Oscar nominations being announced tomorrow morning and all other nominations revealed, it’s that time folks where we all wonder and debate who will be honored...

Zero Dark Thirty, Middle of Nowhere win big with African-American Film Critics Association

Add another tally to the impressive amount of critics awards Zero Dark Thirty has won. The African-American Film Critics Association has named the Bigelow film the best...

Houston Film Critics Society announces nominations, Lincoln leads with 8

Contrary to popular belief, I am not a member of the Houston Film Critics Society. But you’ll be hard pressed to see me arguing with the nominations they’ve...

Writers Guild of America Disqualifies Several Films for their Awards!

Via Kris Tapley over at HitFix/In Contention, he took a look at the ballot for the Writers Guild of America upcoming awards and took note of several omissions that...

American Film Institute (AFI) names Top Ten Films and Television Shows for 2012!

The prestigious American Film Institute has released their top 10 films and television programs for 2012. The American Film Institute’s annual awards are selected by...

Satellite Awards nominations announced, ‘Les Miserables’ leads with 10

It’s an awards bonanza here at the Awards Circuit today, with the latest entry coming courtesy of  the International Press Academy. The Satellite Awards, which...

Sight and Sound critics name ‘The Master’ Best Film of 2012

Tis the season for critics groups to begin announcing their “Best of 2012″ lists and one of the earliest announcements come from the Sight and Sound critics....

Why ‘Argo’ is still in the driver’s seat for Best Picture

Now that the Presidential election and race for the White House is thankfully behind us (at least for another 4 years that is), even more speculation and analysis can be...

‘The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’ leads diverse selection of British Independent Film Awards nominations

Nominating films from The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel to The Imposter, the British Independent Film Awards cast a wide net with their nominations announced this morning....

2012 Gotham Independent Film Awards nominees led by “Beasts” and “Moonrise”

The Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP), the nation’s oldest and largest organization of independent filmmakers announced today the nominees for the Gotham Independent...

BFI London Film Festival – DAY 3

Laurence Anyways (****) I can count on one hand the amount of times in my life when I’ve left a cinema buzzing from what I’d just watched; exhilarated by the...

Oscar Circuit: “If I Had a Magic Lamp…”

Attempting to keep a pulse on the season has presented some challenges as of late for the 2013 Oscars and its predictions.  It can be argued that we don’t have...

Ten Contenders from the First Half of 2012

Most years, at least a few films from the first half of the year manage to get the attention of the Academy in one way or another. The end result is usually a few Best...

Beasts of the Southern Wild (***½)

In the grand scheme of film criticism and the notion that groundbreaking directors can be born right out of their first feature, Benh Zeitlin’s Beasts of the...

Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 11: Superhero Talk, Beasts of the Southern Wild, ACCA 2000 Nominees

Box Office The Amazing Spider-Man – Needed? or just a money-maker? The Dark Knight Rises – First words, casting choices, and more Superhero films...

Watch ‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’ director’s first short film ‘Glory at Sea’!

Beasts of the Southern Wild has slowly but surely been working its way into critics’ hearts (and Oscar charts). After winning the Camera d’Or at Cannes and...

Oscar Circuit: “Let’s dance…”

It’s the first of the month.  Not only that, it’s the first day of the second half of the year.  Anybody else feel like that was fast?  Yet, here we are....