Emmy Circuit 2015: Comedy Lead Actor

Welcome back to Emmy Circuit 2015!  In this series of articles, I discuss and prediction the 2015 Emmy race, noting the ever-changing landscape of these categories and tracking the ongoing buzz.  I’ve already handed out some predictions for Best Actor in a Drama Series, Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, and Best Comedy Actress. Today, we skip […]


FX Orders “The Comedians” Starring Billy Crystal and Josh Gad

Read the Press Release from FX Networks: LOS ANGELES, March 19, 2014 – FX has ordered 13 episodes of the comedy series The Comedians, starring Billy Crystal and Josh Gad, it was announced today by Nick Grad and Eric Schrier, Presidents of Original Programming, FX Networks and FX Productions. In The Comedians, Crystal plays a superstar veteran comedian […]

Monsters University (**½)

Not even the coldest of hearts can resist the affable charm of monster-duo Mike Wazowski and James P. Sullivan (Billy Crystal and John Goodman, respectively), but that doesn’t mean it’s fair for them to carry a threadbare, unoriginal narrative on their backs and expect Toy Story 2-levels of greatness to transpire. Disney•Pixar’s Monsters, Inc. prequel, […]

Weekend Openings: 12/25-12/28

Quentin Tarantino’s career-long itch to put his stamp on the beloved Spaghetti Western finally takes form with the release of Django Unchained to begin the Christmas weekend.  It’s going head-to-head with Tom Hooper’s adaptation of the epic musical drama, Les Miserables.  Rounding out the long weekend is Gus Van Sant’s latest, Promised Land. Django Unchained […]

Weekend Openings: (12/19-12/21)

Having emerged as somewhat of the frontrunner in the awards race in recent weeks, Zero Dark Thirty opens to special limited engagements this week before nationwide release in January.  It’s a pretty strong week in terms of variety, with Judd Apatow’s latest, This Is 40, foreign drama powerhouse, Amour,and Walter Salles’ adaptation of On the […]

Disney/Pixar’s Monster’s University Teaser Trailer(s) Debut!

Anyone who knows me by now, knows that how I much I absolutely LOVE Monster’s Inc., as it was my #2 film of 2001.  While my excitement is parked cautiously on the follow-up prequel, Monster’s University, I remember great films like Toy Story have only gotten better with each and every movie. Disney/Pixar has released […]

Awards Circuit Power Hour: Episode 5: News, Contenders, and Everything In-Between

This week Editor-in-Chief Clayton Davis is joined by Joey Magidson, Michael Ward, and Anna Belickis speaking about everything entertainment.  Here’s the profile of what is discussed: March blues? Any contenders so far? “The Grey” “The Lorax” “The Hunger Games” Box Office Numbers (The Artist crossing 40 million) Big weekend for 21 Jump Street – Golden […]

Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 3: Post-Oscar Talk

It’s been 24 hours and I’m joined by Joey, Robert, Anna, and Joseph to dish on the things of the night.  Here’s the agenda. The Not-So Surprising Wins (Plummer, Spencer) Quick note about our Academy Idol winner Billy Crystal:  How did he do? Technical aspects of the show (pacing, circus act, etc.) Surprises of the […]

EW’s exclusive interview with Oscar host Billy Crystal

Entertainment Weekly sat down with Oscar host Billy Crystal and dug deep about Sunday’s ceremony.  An interesting read I might say.  Can’t wait to see Billy back where he belongs.  He also graces the cover of Entertainment Weekly this week! You can read the entire piece here.  Start reading after the jump.

Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 2: The Big Categories

Welcome back to the Awards Circuit Power Hour.  I’m joined by Staff Writers Joey Magidson and Robert Hamer and we’re speaking about the Picture, Director, Screenplay categories.  I also reveal the Academy Idol Top 3 Results!!!! Here’s the agenda: News (Cinema Audio Society, USC Scripter, ACE) Talk a little about the Awards Circuit Community Awards […]

OSCAR.COM Officially Kicks Off OSCAR® Season!

Read the Official Press Release: Upcoming Features Will Include Award-Winning Second Screen Experience That Gives Movie Fans Unparalleled, Live, Behind-the-Scenes Access, Exclusive Original Video Series, Popular My Picks Game, Photos and Insider Commentary Oscar.com, the official online home of the 84th Academy Awards®, is launching its award-winning Oscar Digital Experience today with a first look […]

Circuit Round-Up (Week Ending 11/13)

The events of the previous week – as far as the Oscar season goes – were, shall we say, a complete and utter shitstorm.  Obviously the Ratner fiasco was the biggest thing on every Oscar-watcher’s mind for the past few days, but we at The Awards Circuit had plenty of other content for y’all despite […]


Here’s the Official Press Release: Beverly Hills, CA – Producers Brian Grazer and Don Mischer have announced that Billy Crystal will serve as host for the 84th Academy Awards. “I’m thrilled to welcome Billy back to the Oscar® stage,” said Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences president Tom Sherak. “He’s a comic legend and […]