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2016 Oscar Circuit: Best Actress in a Leading Role

Welcome to our annual Oscar Circuit series, our deep down look into each and every category that will be presented at the upcoming Academy Awards.  Each writer of AwardsCircuit.com will tackle a different category, offering up their own perspectives on those specific races.  If you miss a piece, click on the tag titled Oscar Circuit 2016. […]

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‘Carol’ Wins Top Honors from Intl. Cinephile Society

Todd Haynes’ “Carol” cleaned up big on Sunday, winning five awards from the Intl. Cinephile Society. The group consists of industry professionals, journalists, films scholars and historians. The film beat 10 other films (several of which are foreign language films) to take home the top honors for best picture. Rooney Mara also won best actress […]

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‘Carol’ Available on Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand March 15, 2016 Available on Digital HD March 4, 2016

Beverly Hills, CA – February 2, 2016 –Anchor Bay Entertainment and The Weinstein Company are proud to announce the home entertainment release of CAROL—one of the most critically acclaimed films of 2015, from director Todd Haynes and starring Academy Award® winner Cate Blanchett and Academy Award nominee Rooney Mara. Adapted from Patricia Highsmith’s seminal novel The […]

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SAG Awards Predictions and Preview: Looking Like 2006 All Over Again?

On Saturday, the SAG Awards will take place, handing out awards to actors by actors.  With the Oscar nominations officially out, and stirring up their own set of controversies, it’ll be interesting to see if SAG-AFTRA becomes a barometer for the most coveted award show for Hollywood or a reactionary response to recent dealings and changes […]

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‘Carol’ Wins Big with Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association

“Carol,” Todd Haynes’ lesbian drama, is still finding some love after not receiving a Best Picture nomination at this year’s Oscars. The Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association announced its winners Monday, and “Carol” came away the clear favorite in film categories. The film received awards for Haynes, Cate Blanchett, Film of the Year and […]

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Final Predictions for the Golden Globes – Wide Open Races in Both Movies and Television

With SAG set to hand out their nominations this coming Wednesday, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association will announce their nominations for the 2016 Golden Globes on Thursday.  This year, more than ever, we’ll be looking at both organizations to get indications of support for certain films and performances.  The HFPA has already corrected certain campaigns […]

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TWIST: Vikander and Mara LEAD for Golden Globes!

As reported late Friday night by Variety’s Kris Tapley and other industry writers, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the entity responsible for handing out the coveted Oscar precursor Golden Globes, has made some very interesting rulings in re: Comedy/Drama submissions and Lead/Supporting classification. The big bombshell of the HFPA’s ruling is that Alicia Vikander of The […]

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AFI Fest Film Review: Carol (★★★½)

Transportive and utterly dreamy, Todd Haynes’s Carol whisks us back to a bygone era when reality wasn’t golden but hope always was. The “American Dream” at this time was a white male hetero-normative one, where the perfect Christmas involved the snooty in-laws, a beautiful wife whose only purpose was to please her husband and entertain […]

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LFF Film Review: Carol (★★★½)

BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL: It’s an inevitability that Carol will face categorisation as an LGBT film, but that’s not the limits of how it should be considered. It’s simply a heartfelt and deeply human love story where the principle couple confronts insurmountable odds. In Carol’s case, these obstacles are the prejudices of the time and culture […]

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Oscars: Predicting the Narrative with Golden Globes and SAG Guesses

The Hollywood Foreign Press Academy is an eclectic bunch.  As we constantly speculate about the Oscar conversation, the Golden Globes have become equally as important in not just predicting nominees/winners, but giving artists a platform to kick-start their road to the podium.  It’s important to gauge the temperature about what they could cite for the […]