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Oscars: Alejandro G. Iñárritu Wins DGA for ‘The Revenant’ Making History, Will the Oscars Follow?

The Directors Guild of America (or the DGA) named their winners from the 2015 year on Saturday night and cited Alejandro González Iñárritu as the Best Director for...

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DGA Preview: It’s Anyone’s Game with a Winner Not Clearing Up a Thing

The Directors Guild of America will take place this Saturday (can’t believe it) and we will get, hopefully, a clearer picture of what the Oscars can look like on...

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DGA nominees are in! – WHAT A LOVELY DAY for ‘Mad Max’

  The DGA nominees are: Alejandro G. Inarritu – The Revenant Tom McCarthy – Spotlight Adam McKay – The Big Short George Miller – Mad Max:...

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WATCH: First Trailer for Steven Spielberg’s ‘The BFG’ from Walt Disney

Steven Spielberg, looking for his EIGHTH Best Director nomination this year for Bridge of Spies, unveils first teaser for Disney’s THE BFG! The talents of three of...

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Oscar Rematch: Benton vs. Coppola vs. Fosse (1979)

Three is a crowd, especially when you’re trying to win an Oscar. But that was the choice before the Academy back in 1979 when the voters had a trio of exceptional...

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Sizing Up: Best Director 2015

Welcome back again to the Sizing Up Series folks. It’s time to continue this 2015 incarnation with an in-depth look at the Director candidates competing for a spot in...

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New ‘THE H8FUL EIGHT’ Trailer from Quentin Tarantino!

Check out the new trailer for Quentin Tarantino‘s upcoming western, The Hateful Eight.  Not surprisingly, it looks awesome. In post-Civil War Wyoming, eight...

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Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 167: Tech Category Check In, The Martian, and Oscar Rematches

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: Gotham...

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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...

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Under the Circuit: Joe Wright

After a fast start to his career, Wright has struggled to find the right chord to strike with the Academy

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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....

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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...

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Venice 2015: InstaTweet Reactions to Beasts of No Nation

If you’re not following Film Twitter’s reactions to the 2015 Venice Film Festival, you’re missing out (check out #Venezia72 or #Venice72 for a full...

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DGA Announces 2016 Awards Schedule with New Category for First Time Feature Directors!

Los Angeles – The Directors Guild of America (DGA) today announced the schedule of key dates for the 68th Annual DGA Awards, which will take place on Saturday,...

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Under the Circuit: Ava DuVernay

Ava DuVernay may only have three feature films to her name, but she is quickly becoming one of the industries most respected names

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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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Awards Profile: Irrational Man

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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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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2016 Oscars: A Year for Minority Directors on the Horizon?

The Oscar Predictions overhaul continues this month and next on the docket is Best Achievement in Directing.   With Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu snagging the trophy for...

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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 Oscar Circuit: Best Director

The Directors Guild of America (DGA) is widely known as the most accurate precursor to its corresponding Oscar. The DGA has only differed from the eventual Best...

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2015 Oscar Circuit: Best Film Editing

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...

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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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Directors Guild of America Preview – Who Will the DGA Choose?

The Directors Guild of America will announce their nominees tomorrow, adding even more questions to the mix.  AMPAS already turned in their ballots but it’ll be...

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SAM #5: Best Director and its precursors

Welcome to Stat Awards Monday (or, S.A.M., for short). In this new awards season weekly column for Awards Circuit, I—Sam—will be guiding an investigation of...