Awards Speculation: #OscarsSoWhite Returns From Hiatus?

Welcome back to the 2017 Awards Speculation series, where we speculate on specific Oscar categories, analyzing big players, potential dark horses and upcoming narratives. For the next few weeks, we will bring you a category every Friday to talk about how it might shake out over the upcoming months. If you have a suggestion, please include it in the comments below. […]

2017 Awards Circuit In Line Series: 25 Actresses for an Oscar Win

Welcome to the official 2017 AWARDS CIRCUIT IN LINE SERIES! The Academy Awards get tons of flack for not rewarding actors and actresses in the prime of their careers. It often boils down to poor timing, but sometimes the Academy’s choices are downright baffling. Here at Awards Circuit, we will begin an annual tradition called […]

Ed Oxenbould, Wildlife

‘The Visit’ Star Ed Oxenbould Joins Gyllenhaal, Mulligan in ‘Wildlife’

“The Visit” star Ed Oxenbould is joining Jake Gyllenhaal and Carey Mulligan for “Wildlife,” Paul Dano‘s directorial debut. Variety first broke the casting news. Oxenbould most recently appeared in “Paper Planes” with Sam Worthington. His first feature film role was alongside Jennifer Garner and Steve Carell in “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.” News […]

Paul Dano, Wildlife

Paul Dano Nabs Jake Gyllenhaal, Carey Mulligan for Directorial Debut ‘Wildlife’

In-demand actors Jake Gyllenhaal and Carey Mulligan are headlining Paul Dano‘s directorial debut, “Wildlife.” Variety first broke the news. News of Dano’s new film first broke in early August. Per the announcement, the actor will direct a big screen adaptation of Richard Ford’s classic, “Wildlife.” According to the report, Dano also co-wrote the screenplay with […]

‘SUFFRAGETTE’ commemorates Women’s Equality Day with New Poster and Video

On August 26th, 1920 the United States government accorded women the right to vote. Each year, the President of the United States designates August 26th as Women’s Equality Day to commemorate this landmark decision. Focus Features’ moving and powerful SUFFRAGETTE shines a light on women who risked everything for the right to vote, in early-20th […]

Watch the First Trailer for ‘Suffragette’ with Carey Mulligan and Meryl Streep from Focus Features

Watch the first trailer for the Oscar hopeful “Suffragette” from Focus Features that stars a slew of Oscar talent and hopefuls. Director Sarah Gavron’s film starring Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter, Brendan Gleeson, Anne-Marie Duff, Ben Whishaw, Romola Garai, Natalie Press, and three-time Academy Award winner Meryl Streep, will open in limited release on October […]

Awards Profile: Suffragette

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 […]

Nicolas Winding Refn is making a horror movie?

Filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn is one of the more unique voices in the business, so anything he’s involved with has my interest. Apparently, he’s potentially going to be making a horror thriller called The Bringing for Sony if negotiations go well, which is a choice I did not see coming for the director. This movie […]

Thomas Vinterberg’s ‘Far from the Madding Crowd’ Will Open May 1, 2015

Add this to your 2015 calendars.  Another push back for Fox Searchlight Pictures.  It was officially announced that Thomas Vinterberg’s upcoming remake of Far from the Madding Crowd starring Academy Award nominee Carey Mulligan, Michael Sheen, and Matthias Schoenaerts will be released in theaters on May 1. 2015. Cross this one off your Oscar Predictions […]

Awards Profile: Far From the Madding Crowd

Directed by: Thomas Vinterberg Written by: David Nicholls Cast: Carey Mulligan, Juno Temple, Michael Sheen Synopsis: Far From the Madding Crowd, based on the 1874 book of the same name by Thomas Hardy, follows the tempestuous Bathsheba Everdene (Carey Mulligan) who struggles to remain independent despite falling for three different men. Why It Might Succeed: […]

Warner Bros. Launches Awards Site – ‘Gravity’ and ‘Her’ Set for Oscar Play

Warner Bros. sent out e-mails to all major awards guilds, including the Broadcast Film Critics Association, today announcing the launch of their awards site with screening dates and categories listed.  The studio who last year won Best Picture with Ben Affleck’s “Argo” seems to have another strong possibility for many award citations this coming season. […]

Inside Llewyn Davis (★★★★)

NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL: I am completely smitten.  I have long admired Joel Coen and Ethan Coen and what they have offered the realm of cinema.  I am in love with “Fargo” still until this day, and they’ve provided solid efforts on nearly every outing since.  Their newest endeavor that focuses on the folk scene in 1961 is an absolute dream. […]

Women in Film: Hilary Rodham Clinton and Hollywood’s Beauty Pageant

With an Oscar race that’s filling up with actresses portraying pop culture icons (Nicole Kidman as Grace Kelly, Naomi Watts as Princess Diana), it was only a matter of time before we moved onto one of the current figureheads of female empowerment: Hilary Rodham Clinton.  Clinton has as many supporters as she does detractors, creating […]

Playing the Veteran Card – Cannes Favorites That Could Translate to Oscar!

Just prior to the festival, in the latest round of Oscar Predictions, Bruce Dern emerged in the #1 spot on the Best Actor list.  Thinking he could build some goodwill for himself after an illustrious career that has only resulted in one sole nomination and an unmeasured celebrity status.  Judging by the early word for […]

The Great Gatsby (**½)

Baz Luhrmann sure knows how to bring the bombast to his take on The Great Gatsby, but in the end he’s just the latest filmmaker to fail in his attempt to bring the classic novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald to life. Luhrmann, along with co-writer Craig Pearce, relishes in trying to both bring the period […]

New Images from the Coen Brothers’ New Film ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’

CBS Films recently announced that the newest Coen Brothers film, Inside Llewyn Davis, would have a December 6 release date, right in the heart of awards season (after its debut at the Cannes Film Festival). This bodes well for those (including myself) who have the film in their Best Picture predictions, as well as the film’s […]

Trailer for Coen Brothers’ ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ Leaks Online

Get it while it’s hot! I don’t expect this to be online long before it is removed, but check out the trailer for the latest Coen Brothers film, Inside Llewyn Davis, which has dropped before schedule online. I am more than excited for this film loosely based on folk singer Dave Van Ronk (Oscar Isaac). Carey Mulligan, […]

New Trailer for Baz Luhrmann’s ‘The Great Gatsby’

After debuting a set of new posters, Warner Bros. has released a new trailer for Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby.  Opening in May 2013, Luhrmann’s film stars potential Oscar-winner Leonardo DiCaprio along with Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton, and Isla Fisher. The film was originally scheduled to come out on Christmas and then was […]

Critics’ Choice Movie Awards Preview

Tomorrow morning, the Critics Choice Awards will bestow their nominees for the world to see.  While it might sound biased, I very much respect the organization’s choices more times than not.  While their known for predicting the outcome of the Academy Awards, they do reward powerful and eclectic cinema when everyone else seems to be ignoring. Last […]

Ten Films by Ten Women Directors

With the upcoming DVD/Blu-ray release of Sarah Polley’s second directorial feature, Take This Waltz, the Canadian-born writer/director builds upon the promising foundation of her filmmaking career. Polley follows up her acclaimed and Oscar-nominated debut, Away from Her (2006), with a simply honest portrayal of a woman’s struggle to fill the gaps in her seemingly happy […]

“Best” Actress Award or “Whatever We Have Left Over”

Trying to sand down the rough slate that is the Actress categories is an intimidating task.  The past few years, the category has produced the likes of Natalie Portman in her career-topping performance in Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan and Marion Cotillard’s transformation like no other in the Foreign Language film, La Vie en Rose. It’s […]