Circuit Breaker Episode 30: BAFTA Winners, State of the Race, Q&A

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Circuit Breaker Episode 29: ACCA 2016 Winners Special, DGA, and ASC

Welcome to the Awards Circuit podcast titled “CIRCUIT BREAKER!,” a weekly podcast from AwardsCircuit.com featuring host Clayton Davis along with panelists Sam Coffey, Mark Johnson and Joey Magidson. We discuss movies, television and all the awards shows that need predicting. New episodes are released every Monday. Find us on Twitter at @Circuit_Pod, email us at podcast@awardscircuit.com, and […]

Damien Chazelle Wins DGA Feature Film Award, Garth Davis Wins First-Time Director

The Directors Guild of America handed out their awards last night where Damien Chazelle became the youngest winner in the history of the awards for his work on “La La Land.” No surprise there, but this has just about locked up the Oscar win for the acclaimed director of “Whiplash.” Actor Jane Lynch hosted the ceremony […]

Oscars: Can ‘Moonlight’ Pull Off a Best Picture Upset?

It seems that nothing can stop the speeding train of Hollywood musical joy that is Damien Chazelle’s “La La Land.” A record-tying 14 Oscar nominations and seven record-winning Golden Globe wins carries insurmountable weight going into the 89th Academy Awards. But where there is the impossible, there is history. From “Gravity” to “Mad Max: Fury Road,” […]

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WATCH: Behind-the-Scenes Footage of Some of the Crazy Shots in ‘La La Land’

The good folks over at SlashFilm have unearthed behind-the-scenes footage of the intense camerawork on awards darling “La La Land.” The three new clips showcase the varied, and at times laborious, camerawork done on the film. The videos highlight three distinct parts of the movie, and the different types of shots required. In one in […]

How Many Oscars Can and Will ‘La La Land’ Win in February?

It’s been a long day. The Academy Awards revealed their nominations today with “La La Land” leading the fray with 14 nominations, tying “Titanic” and “All About Eve.” While we are all quick to say “it’s over,” I’d like to point out that many things can happen in four weeks. SAG will reveal their own […]

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2017 Academy Award Nominations Announcement – LIVE Stream With LIVE Blog Chat

Happy Oscar nomination day! We’re finally here: The Academy Award nominations for the upcoming 89th annual ceremony. Beginning at 8:18 am ET, the Academy will reveal their nominations on the very best of 2016. We expect plenty of surprises and we’re going to be here with you every step of the way. Down below, you […]

Recap: Hawaii Film Critics Society Winners – Ties All Around

Some of the last few critics groups weighed in with their decisions over the weekend. Among them was the Hawaii Film Critics Society who dubbed “La La Land” Best Picture. Damien Chazelle also took Best Director. Although those prizes were not split, several of the group’s decisions were. Michael Shannon (“Nocturnal Animals”) and Jeff Bridges (“Hell […]

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Georgia Film Critics Association – Mahershala Ali Wins Twice

The Georgia Film Critics Association weighed in with their winners Friday. Overall, the group’s choices are unsurprising. Oscar frontrunners “Moonlight” and “La La Land” battled it out for the most wins. “Moonlight” took five overall, with star Mahershala Ali winning twice – once for Best Supporting Actor and once for the Breakthrough Award. The film […]

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DGA Awards Nominees – Garth Davis, Denis Villeneuve IN; Mel Gibson, Martin Scorsese OUT

The Directors Guild of America Awards film nominees are out, with some surprising results. Oscar frontrunners Damien Chazelle (“La La Land”), Kenneth Lonergan (“Manchester by the Sea”) and Barry Jenkins (“Moonlight”) are in. Denis Villeneuve and Garth Davis rounded out the list, for their films “Arrival” and “Lion,” respectively. Notable omissions include Mel Gibson and […]

OSCARS: Is ‘La La Land’ Positioned to Be the New ‘Titanic’ After the Golden Globes?

The Golden Globes shook things up a bit last night. To some, it may have solidified their thoughts that “La La Land” will be our first sweeper since “Titanic” in 1998, winning a buttload of awards that will likely include Best Picture, Director and Original Screenplay. It would be the first musical original screenplay nominee […]