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Under the Circuit: Tom Hardy

Tom Hardy is about to lead his first blockbuster in "Mad Max: Fury Road," now if only the academy could get off the snide and nominate one of the best actors working...

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Circuit Madness Final Four Games Begin! Nicholson vs. Hopkins and Day-Lewis vs. DeNiro

We’re near the end of Circuit Madness and we’re down to the final four Lead Actor winners.  These are two of the most competitive matches we’ve...

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Awards Profile: Snowden

Welcome to the 2015 Awards Profiles series.  For the next two months, every day (except for Saturday), we will bring you a run down of a future 2015 film that we see...

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Circuit Madness Elite 8 Voting Open! Biggest Matches of the Tournament Taking Place

We are coming to the tail end of the Circuit Madness tournament where all of Oscar’s Best Actor winners battle each other in an epic battle to be named the very...

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Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 138: Circuit Madness Sweet 16, Anniversary Films, and Joan Allen

Welcome to another edition of the Awards Circuit Power Hour, our weekly podcast diving deep into all things film, television, and entertainment. On the agenda today:...

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Circuit Madness Final 16 Open! Best Actor Winners Doing Battle NOW!

We are down to 16 Lead Actor winners. Our annual Circuit Madness games continue today with the biggest battles of the season just kicking off.  There will be some epic...

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Awards Profile: Bridge of Spies

Welcome to the 2015 Awards Profiles series.  For the next two months, every day (except for Saturday), we will bring you a run down of a future 2015 film that we see...

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Oscars 2016: A Veterans Bloodbath Ahead, Both Old and New in Lead Actor

It’s about that time to start getting into the acting races, at least on the surface for Oscars 2016. As always, the Lead Actor race looks rich with fruitful...

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2015 Oscar Circuit: Best Actor

Our annual look at the individual Oscar categories. If you miss a piece, click on the tag titled Oscar Circuit 2015. You can also see the official Oscar Predictions...

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Oscars 2015: Will Win/Should Win (Cristina Lule)

It’s Oscar Week! Each staff member will be revealing their final picks for the upcoming Academy Awards on February 22. Missed one? Click on Will Win/Should Win 2015....

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2015 Oscars Scenarios #2: The Consecutive Case of Bradley Cooper

As we all know Bradley Cooper has been nominated for his stunning work in Clint Eastwood‘s “American Sniper” in Best Actor.  This marks...

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Under the Circuit: David Oyelowo

David Oyelowo's snub by the Academy last Thursday may be the most recent, but it isn't his first

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Awards Circuit Community Awards for 2014 Opens for Voting with Two New Categories Added!

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year…” It’s that time again for our Awards Circuit Community.  Preliminary voting is now open for the...

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Oscar Nods that Make You Go “Hmmm…” – The Search for the “WTF?” Nomination

OSCARS 2015: The infamous search has begun.  Nearly every year, since SAG began handing out awards, we have received a nominee on Oscar morning that wasn’t...

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Oscars: ‘The Theory of Everything’ Building Momentum, Redmayne Picking Up Steam

Focus Features has been coming on strong the past two years with “Dallas Buyers Club” winning three Oscars last year, and now with “The Theory of...

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Sizing Up 2014: Best Actor

Ahoy folks. We come now to part three of this year’s Sizing Up series, which as you know are a group of articles that deal with how to rank the chances of the...

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Under the Circuit: Jeff Daniels

The "Dumb and Dumber To" star's mantle is lacking an Oscar nomination

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Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 121: Marvel Slate, Best Actor, and Birdman Spoilers

Welcome to another edition of the Awards Circuit Power Hour, our weekly podcast diving deep into all things film, television, and entertainment. We have a jammed packed...

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Stat Awards Monday #1 – Making sense of the fresh faces in Best Actor

Welcome to Stat Awards Monday (or, SAM, for short—see what I did there?—I know, but just go with me here). In this new awards season weekly column for Awards...

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New “Inherent Vice” Trailer Starring Joaquin Phoenix

FINALLY! Apple has just dropped the first “teaser” trailer for the much-anticipated Paul Thomas Anderson film, Inherent Vice.  Some Oscar prognosticators...

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Under the Circuit: Oscar Isaac

One of 2013's biggest snubs, can Oscar Isaac crack the top five in 2014?

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NYFF Trailer has arrived! Clips of ‘Inherent Vice,’ ‘Gone Girl,’ & ‘Mr. Turner’

Entertainment Weekly has released a trailer for the 52nd Annual New York Film Festival.  Awards Circuit will be bringing deep coverage of NYFF starting next Monday and...

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TIFF: Theory no more! ‘The Theory of Everything’ is in fact a contender!

I often think calling something “Oscar bait” is lazy and highly inaccurate in an era where things like Gravity, 12 Years a Slave, The Wolf of Wall Street,...

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TIFF: Bill Murray Day climaxes with ‘St. Vincent’

Festival time means journalists and film critics tweeting their reviews/opinions instantly once the credits begin to roll.  We saw solid reactions for Jason...

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Is ‘BIRDMAN’ a bird, a man, or a masterpiece? – Telluride Word is Big

Yesterday, Telluride brought us solid word on Wild and great word on The Imitation Game.  Telluride Day 2 brings us rapturous word on Alejandro González...