Diane Keaton

Top 10: Best Oscar-Nominated Comedic Performances

In honor of her upcoming film “Snatched,” today we celebrate Goldie Hawn‘s incredible comedic Oscar win in 1969 for “Cactus Flower.” The Oscars often get skewered for not acknowledging comedic performances as often as they do the frowning side of the thespian mask; after all, the old adage goes that it’s harder to make someone laugh than […]

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Circuit Breaker Episode 27: Final Oscar Predictions and ACCA 2016 Nominations

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 at @Circuit_Pod, email us at podcast@awardscircuit.com, and […]

Circuit Breaker Episode 15: Viola Davis Supporting, Middleburg Fest, 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 at@Circuit_Pod, email us at podcast@awardscircuit.com, and […]

‘LA LA LAND’ Lands with a Bang – Venice 2016

The opener of the Venice Film Festival may not always pop, but when it does, it’s big.  Recent Venice openers include Black Swan, Gravity, and Birdman–all of which won big Oscars.  Today, Damien Chazelle’s La La Land opened the fest, and the reactions are nothing short of glowing.  Special notice is given not only to Chazelle […]

2016 Awards Profile: ‘Sully’ from Clint Eastwood

Welcome to the 2016 Awards Profiles series, where we talk about high and low-profile films coming to a theater near you at some point this year. We will analyze the potential for these films to be players for the Academy Awards, and while many of these have the potential to be recognized, many will not […]

AFI Fest Film Review: Macbeth (★★★½)

If it wasn’t an impossibility, William Shakespeare would rise out of his grave and give Justin Kurzel’s Macbeth a standing ovation. Adapting the playwright’s work for the big screen seems easy in theory: construct believable set pieces, hire some thespians with theater backgrounds, and make sure the sound equipment is fully prepared to capture every […]

CONCUSSION is AFI’s Centerpiece!

Big news comes from AFI FEST 2015 presented by Audi!  Will Smith‘s NFL-medical drama, Concussion, will be the Centerpiece Gala at AFI on November 10, 2015 and the Gala will serve as the film’s World Premiere.  I just recently put Smith in my Best Actor five, thinking Concussion could be a big player.  Sony Pictures could certainly […]

New Trailer for ‘The Revenant’ with Leonardo DiCaprio Drops!

A fresh new trailer for three-time Oscar-winner and reigning Best Director champ Alejandro González Iñárritu‘s lasted film, The Revenant, debuted this morning.  Many have pegged its star, Leonardo DiCaprio, as the de facto frontrunner for Best Actor.  DiCaprio plays frontiersman Hugh Glass, who endures unimaginable grief (a/k/a a bear attack!) as well as the betrayal of his […]

Venice 2015: ‘The Danish Girl’ is a Massive Oscar Contender

InstaTweet reactions and reviews must be taken for what they are–informal, sensational, and fun.  Rarely do you see festival tweets that boil down to a lukewarm reactions–it’s either a masterpiece or a dud.  And so, judging by the reactions of Tom Hooper‘s The Danish Girl‘s premiere at the Venice Film Festival, it looks like the […]

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 ever had in the tournament.  Make sure to choose your winners and listen to the Awards Circuit Power Hour for the results. Whoopi Region Winner vs. Crystal Region Winner […]

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 as a potential awards vehicle for next year’s Academy Awards.  This is all speculative since with just about all these films, we haven’t seen a […]

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: Circuit Madness Sweet 16 results – Who moves on? Talking about Joan Allen and ten years after “The Upside of Anger.” 15 years later – “Pretty Woman” 30 years later […]

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 as a potential awards vehicle for next year’s Academy Awards.  This is all speculative since with just about all these films, we haven’t seen a […]

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 characters and talented performers.  Many previous winners are in play this year like Matthew McConaughey (“Sea of Trees”), Robert Redford (“Truth”), recently crowned Eddie Redmayne (“The […]

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 page for Best Actor here. A very palpable two-horse Oscar race emerged mid-season this year in one of the strongest categories offered at this year’s Academy Awards.  Best […]

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. Make sure to make your picks in our Oscar Pool hosted by Fun Office Pools. Last year was an unforgettable cinematic year. We got “Boyhood,” a once […]

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 Cooper’s third consecutive nomination.  He was previously nominated for David O. Russell’s “Silver Linings Playbook” and “American Hustle.”  After missing out on Golden Globe, SAG, BFCA, and BAFTA nominations, Cooper muscled his […]

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 2014 Awards Circuit Community Awards for our entire readership to weigh in upon.  Standing strong for six years, along with our continous success of going back and voting on past years, […]

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 Everything” picking up substantial momentum going into the holiday break.  With the makeup shortlist dropping yesterday, James Marsh’s film was among the seven remaining films in the running over […]