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INTERVIEW: Ethan Hawke talks ‘Boyhood’ and ‘Predestination’

There’s really no other way to put it…Ethan Hawke is on one hell of a ride right now. He’s been pretty consistent his whole career, rarely appearing in...

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Paramount will distribute Richard Linklater’s baseball themed follow up to ‘Boyhood’

I think we can all agree that Richard Linklater more or less should be allowed to do as he pleases with his next project now that Boyhood has proven to be among his...

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Oscar Circuit: Best Adapted Screenplay

Our look at the individual Oscar categories continues.  If you missed a piece, click on the tag titledOscar Circuit 2014.  You can also see the official Oscar...

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Awards Circuit Opens Community Awards, Staff Announces Best of 2013, Academy Idol Top 5 Open

It’s going to be a big week for the Awards Circuit Community and Awards Circuit Staff.  We have lots to announce and introduce to all of our readers.  First, let...

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Writers Guild of America Award Predictions – ‘Hustle’ vs. ‘Her’

The Writers Guild of America will bestow their honors this weekend.  Naturally, we have some Oscar overlay but we’ll be looking to the guild for one answer and...

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Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 82: DGA-Oscars Link, Sundance Winners, Academy Idol Top 6 Results

Welcome to another edition of the Awards Circuit Power Hour, our weekly podcast diving deep into all things film, television, and entertainment. What a week it has...

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Forest Whitaker to Receive Joel Siegel Award from BFCA; Linklater, Hawke, and Delpy Get LOUIS XIII Genius Award

Read the Press Release: The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) has announced that it will be honoring Forest Whitaker with the Joel Siegel Award, to be presented...

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Top 10 of 2013 – The Editor’s Take on a Historic Year for Cinema

What a fantastic year.  Just so much to be grateful for with family, friends, good health, and so on but one thing is just an amazing year at the movies.   Creating a...

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Utah Film Critics Choose ‘Gravity’ as their Favorite Film, Bill Nighy wins Supporting

Utah Film Critics made fantastic choices for their best of the year, even if I don’t agree with them all.  Gravity picked up its first win (without a tie) for...

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FYC: Reminders and Highlights from 2013 (Part 1)

Hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving holiday but beginning on Monday, we’re back to the Oscar race.  Campaigns are in full swing, luncheons are happening...

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Independent Spirit Award Nominations Announced!

The Film Independent Spirit Awards – which recognize the finest achievements by independent filmmakers – have released their 2013 nominations. To no...

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You Can’t Vote for What You Don’t See – An Awards Season Plea

I’m starting it early this year.  I’ve long championed some of the little guys but have admitted out loud, that I do fall into the consensus crowd more...

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Oscar Updates Continue with Screenplays, Animated Feature, and Production Design

Oscar Predictions continue here and with the acting categories getting the updates last week, I thought it was time to start breaking down the “non-major”...

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2014 Oscar Watch – Sony Pictures Classics Loads Up, Disney Waiting to Pounce

It’s all beginning.  The studios are on their marks, publicists are sending e-mails, and screenings are happening by the day.  Last week we constructed the first...

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Best Actor Predictions – Can Hanks Become the New Day-Lewis?

For the past two years, Meryl Streep and Daniel Day-Lewis joined a very small group of actors that have won three Academy Awards.  Streep won two Oscars in Lead Actress...

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2014 Golden Globe Awards Preview – A Big Comedy Year Ahead!

This Oscar race is heating folks, and in a big way.  By my calculations, there are three overly stacked categories that will inevitably have worthy contenders sitting...

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2014 Oscar Predictions – The Calm Before the Storm V. 2.0

We are exactly a week from the beginning of the Telluride Film Festival that takes place in Telluride, Colorado.  Last year, it kicked off a near unbeatable season for...

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Ten Best Studio Films – Sony Pictures Classics

Last year, the staff and I gave you a comprehensive and personal list of our 10 Greatest Films of All-Time.  Some that means more to us than just the...

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Around the Circuit: July 27 – August 2

  Link(s) of the week: Scott Feinberg at The Hollywood Reporter urges using caution for those predicting the winners of the 86th annual Academy Awards this far out....

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2014 Oscar Predictions Pages Updated!

I’ve taken a dive into the Oscar Prediction pages, at least in the major categories.  They’re all there for your viewing pleasure. Significant changes...

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Highs and Lows of the First Half of 2013

One of my annual traditions, this is my rundown of the best and worst things that I’ve seen during the first six months of 2013. As it stands, I’ve seen more...

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Oscar Circuit – Is the Glass Half Full or Half Empty?

We are a few days away from the close of the second quarter and the first half of the 2013.  I think it’s safe to say, it’s been an uneventful stretch of...

Circuit Round-Up (Week Ending 6/9)

Hello again, Awards Circuit devotees! Another week has passed by and it ended on a GRREEAAATTT note…ain’t that right, Tony? Yes, my pun has a purpose: After...

Weekend Openings: 5/24/2013

Time for Vin Diesel and Paul Walker to renew the lease on their iron lung and life blood with another installment of nos-infused, dudebro fanfare in Fast & Furious...

Oscar Circuit – The Studio Assessment Part 1

It’s time to dive, dive in deep…well, at least as deep as you can in May.  As I attempted to unveil the newest set of Oscar Predictions, I realized how many...