What a Lovely Day! — Warner Bros. going hard for ‘Mad Max: Fury Road?’

What a Lovely Day! — Warner Bros. going hard for ‘Mad Max: Fury Road?’

Warner Bros. has launched its 2015 FYC site!  While it’s certainly a time for excitement for those of us wanting the Oscars to ride eternal, shiny and chrome, we must also remember that the mere presence of a film on an FYC site does NOT mean that said studio is going to campaign a) at […]

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

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 anything that really made you wonder about his choices, but now he’s just on another planet. Basically, beginning in 2013 when Before Midnight blew most of us […]

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

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 finest works to date. Especially considering that he’s also coming off of Bernie and Before Midnight as his prior two films, he’s […]

Oscar Circuit: Best Adapted Screenplay

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 Predictions page for Best Adapted Screenplay. And the Nominees are 12 Years a Slave – John Ridley OSCAR SCENE: Soloman says that he will survive Before Midnight – Julie […]

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

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 me just say, and I firmly believe this, the AwardsCircuit.com community is among the best people out there on the internet movie-blogosphere.  We have respectful, […]

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

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 one answer alone: how strong is David O. Russell‘s American Hustle?  The exact Oscar nominees for Best Original Screenplay are nominated by the Writers Guild.  We are […]

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

Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 82: DGA-Oscars Link, Sundance Winners, Academy Idol Top 6 Results
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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 been.  The race for the Oscars continues.  Lots of news to go over including the closing of the Sundance Film Festival where Terence attended and saw films like “Boyhood” […]

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

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 to him by his co-star in “Lee Daniels’ The Butler,” Oprah Winfrey.  Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke and Richard Linklater will receive this year’s Critics’ Choice LOUIS XIII Genius […]

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

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 top ten list has never felt so daunting.  At least 25 films made a play for my list, looking solid at one […]

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

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 Best Picture while Alfonso Cuaron won Best Director.  The surprise mentions were in Supporting Actor where they opted for Bill Nighy‘s work in the time-traveling […]

FYC: Reminders and Highlights from 2013 (Part 1)

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 daily on both coasts, and the precursor awards will start delivering starting with the Satellite Award nominations followed by New York Film Critics Circle and National Board of Review following.  Voting […]

Independent Spirit Award Nominations Announced!

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 one’s surprise, Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave led all films in nominations with seven nods. And thus it begins… The nominees in the Best Feature category (their top award) are 12 Years a Slave, […]

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

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 times than not.  I still agree with the rewarding of Slumdog Millionaire and am not offended by the rewarding of films like The King’s Speech, Chicago, or even Crash.  With that being […]

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

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” categories in groups.  Honestly, these are some of the more exciting races because the technical merits of films this year have been the most astounding and have made this year […]

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

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 version of the “FYC Tracker” where I’ll share the screeners box art and other information about campaigns as they become available. Sony Pictures Classics seems to be the first […]

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