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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...

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SAM #4: Actresses Turned Producers & Best Picture

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...

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Sizing Up 2014: Best Director

Welcome back to the Sizing Up Series. It’s time to continue this 2014 incarnation with an in-depth look at the Director candidates competing for a spot in this...

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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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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...

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Reese Witherspoon opens Telluride to ‘WILD’ raves

At 4 o’clock, Telluride attendees sat down for the kickoff film of the festival: Jean-Marc Vallée’s Wild.  Last year, Vallée directed two actors...

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Awards Profile: Miss Julie

Directed By: Liv Ullmann Written By: Liv Ullmann Cast: Jessica Chastain, Colin Farrell, Samantha Morton Synopsis: Over the course of a midsummer night in Fermanagh in...

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Six Spot #6: Best Director 2007

Welcome back to The Six Spot!  In case you missed last week’s 2003 Best Actress Six Spot, you can catch it here. This week, we return to the Best Director race...

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Six Spot #5: Best Director 2011

Welcome back to The Six Spot!  In case you missed last week’s 2003 Best Actress Six Spot, you can catch it here. This week, we discuss one of the more interesting...

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Awards Profile: Trash

Directed By: Stephen Daldry Written By: Richard Curtis Cast: Rooney Mara, Martin Sheen, Wagner Moura, Selton Mello Synopsis: Set in an unnamed Third World country, three...

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A (Brief) Oscar History of “The Split”

While I’m already on record predicting that we won’t have a Best Director / Best Picture split this year, many pundits are nevertheless standing strong,...

Cheers to a satisfying film year and one totally worthy Oscar lineup.

Oscars 2014: Will Win/Should Win (Joseph Braverman)

Ah yes, the film year that was 2013. I’m not sure if I agree that it was unequivocally one of the “greatest years in cinema (exclamation mark!!!!),”...

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Oscar Circuit: Best Director

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

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Oscar Night Record Breaking Possibilities – What and Who Will Make History?

Many Oscar seasons come and go.  Often, we have races “locked” from September while others remain a mystery until the envelope is opened.  Seemingly, each new...

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Director’s Split – Is Cuarón DGA Win the Sign for ‘Gravity’ in Best Picture?

The Directors Guild of America weighed in last night choosing their favorite directors in film and television.  To no one’s real surprise, Alfonso Cuarón won...