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The Negative Effects of Gender-Swapping Roles

Women in Cinema: Since the silent days of cinema, audiences have engaged in the mirth of watching big-screen actors caricature the woman. Comedic icons such as Chaplin, The Three Stooges and Fatty Arbuckle donned feminine garb for laughs. A century later and this gag has yet to retire, sending audiences tee-hee-ing at the sight of famous […]

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Six Spot #8: Best Actor 2013

Welcome back to The Six Spot! In case you missed last week’s 1997 Best Actor Six Spot, you can catch it here. This week, I finally tackle what has by far been the most requested Six Spot: Best Actor 2013. But before we dive into that, I want to assure everyone that I do, indeed, […]

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Oscar Circuit: Best Original Screenplay

Our look at the individual Oscar categories continue.  If you missed a piece, click on the tag titled Oscar Circuit 2014.  You can also see the official Oscar Predictions page for Best Original Screenplay. And the Nominees are: American Hustle – David O. Russell and Eric Warren Singer Blue Jasmine – Woody Allen Dallas Buyers […]

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Oscar Circuit: Lead Actor

 And the Nominees are… Christian Bale – American Hustle Bruce Dern – Nebraska Leonardo DiCaprio – The Wolf of Wall Street Chiwetel Ejiofor – 12 Years a Slave Matthew McConaughey – Dallas Buyers Club This year marks the first time since 1966 that the entire field is comprised of performances from Best Picture-nominated films. Prior to this quintet, the acting categories were filled with […]

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Oscars 2014 Will Win/Should Win Selections (Sam Coffey)

Clayton has given me the honor of being the first Awards Circuit writer out of the gate to cement my Academy Award predictions.  All the guilds and groups have weighed in,  minus the Costume Designers Guild.  All the tea has been drank, and all that remains are the leaves for us to read.  Here goes […]

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Awards Circuit Community Awards Go Big for ‘Gravity’ with Seven Wins!

If you listened to this week’s podcast episode then you already know what the entire Awards Circuit readership chose in our Awards Circuit Community Awards.  In a site that inhabits more than 100,000 unique and passionate lovers of film, television, and various entertainment outlets, they still can surprise us from time to time. The big […]

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Oscar Circuit: Supporting Actor

And the Nominees are… Barkhad Abdi – Captain Phillips Bradley Cooper – American Hustle Michael Fassbender – Twelve Years a Slave Jonah Hill – The Wolf of Wall Street Jared Leto – Dallas Buyers Club The Supporting Actor Oscar race is one that has produced a number of surprises over the years. Since the Screen Actors Guild came into play in 1994, only 11 out […]

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Oscar Nominated Screenwriter of ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ Lands Rockefeller Movie

Relativity has hired on Oscar nominated screenwriter, Craig Borten, to pen the adaptation of Ron Chernow’s Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller. Borten, who received his first Oscar nomination this year for his Dallas Buyers Club screenplay, will now take on the task of telling the story of the founder of Standard Oil. The film […]

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Oscar Circuit: Film Editing

Our look at the individual Oscar categories continue.  If you missed a piece, click on the tag titled Oscar Circuit 2014.  You can also see the official Oscar Predictions page for Film Editing. Film Editing is one of the most important parts of the film-making process. It is taking all the hours of footage that have […]

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Oscar Circuit: Makeup and Hairstyling

Our look at the individual Oscar categories continue.  If you missed a piece, click on the tag titled Oscar Circuit 2014.  You can also see the official Oscar Predictions page for Best Makeup and Hairstyling. And the nominees are: Dallas Buyers Club – Adruitha Lee and Robin Mathews Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa – Stephen Prouty The […]