John Krasinski in Early Talks for J.J. Abrams’ Sci-Fi Film ‘God Particle’

John Krasinski in Early Talks for J.J. Abrams’ Sci-Fi Film ‘God Particle’

John Krasinski may be joining the cast of J.J. Abrams’ sci-fi film “God Particle.” The former star of “The Office,” is in early talks for the film. Krasinski would join previously announced stars David Oyelowo and Gugu Mbatha-Raw for the Paramount and Bad Robot project. J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk are producing for Bad Robot. […]

Six Spot: Best Actor in a Leading Role (2014)

Six Spot: Best Actor in a Leading Role (2014)

Welcome back to Six Spot!  Click the link if you want to read back issues of Six Spot, but if you’re new, the concept is easy: Who just missed an Oscar nomination?  Who was #6?  Who has the dubious position of being the Six Spot?  In case you missed last week’s article about the 2015 […]

2016 Awards Profile: ‘A United Kingdom’ from Amma Asante

2016 Awards Profile: ‘A United Kingdom’ from Amma Asante

Welcome to the 2016 Awards Profiles series, where we talk about high and low-profile films coming to a theater near you at some point this year.  We will analyze the potential for these films to be players for the Academy Awards, and while many of these have the potential to be recognized, many will not […]

David Oyelowo, Gugu Mbatha-Raw Sign On for ‘God Particle’

David Oyelowo, Gugu Mbatha-Raw Sign On for ‘God Particle’

David Oyelowo and Gugu Mbatha-Raw have signed on for Paramount and Bad Robot’s upcoming film, “God Particle.” The two will portray the leads in a film that is set to be directed by Julius Onah (“The Girl is in Trouble”). According to TheWrap, “God Particle” will follow an American space station crew who believe they […]

WATCH: First Trailer for Nina Simone Biopic “Nina,” Starring Zoe Saldana

WATCH: First Trailer for Nina Simone Biopic “Nina,” Starring Zoe Saldana

The first trailer for the Nina Simone biopic “Nina” was released today. The trailer offers the first glimpse of Zoe Saldana as the famous jazz singer. The film mostly focuses on Simone later on in her career, as well as her relationship with her nurse-turned-manager Clifton Henderson (“Selma” star David Oyelowo). “Nina” is the directorial […]

Oscars 2017: Looking Ahead with Year in Advanced Predictions – Will #OscarsNotBeWhite?

Oscars 2017: Looking Ahead with Year in Advanced Predictions – Will #OscarsNotBeWhite?

The Oscars have been handed out.  For lots of different pundit publications, they’ll settle down for the next few weeks/months, and concentrate on just resting after a very unpredictable and exhaustive awards season.  Here at Awards Circuit, we do not.  We move swiftly, and with our best judgment to the next season, and anticipate some […]

Ava DuVernay, Lupita Nyong’o in Talks for Sci-Fi Thriller “Intelligent Life”

Ava DuVernay, Lupita Nyong’o in Talks for Sci-Fi Thriller “Intelligent Life”

Ava DuVernay and Lupita Nyong’o are both in talks for the upcoming sci-fi thriller film “Intelligent Life.” DuVernay, who last directed “Selma,” is in negotiations to direct and Nyong’o is in negotiations to star. “Intelligent Life” will follow a script by Colin Trevorrow (“Jurassic World”) and Derek Connolly (also “Jurassic World”). The film is the […]

SELMA comes to Blu-ray on May 5th, Digital HD on April 21st

SELMA comes to Blu-ray on May 5th, Digital HD on April 21st

HOLLYWOOD, Calif.  –-  Hailed as “extraordinary” (David Denby, The New Yorker), “deeply moving” (Claudia Puig, USA Today) and “a triumph” (A.O. Scott, New York Times), director Ava DuVernay’s powerful drama SELMA debuts on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and On Demand May 5, 2015 from Paramount Home Media Distribution.  The film arrives two weeks early on […]

Paramount Pictures to Distribute “Captive” Starring David Oyelowo and Kate Mara

Paramount Pictures to Distribute “Captive” Starring David Oyelowo and Kate Mara

Paramount Pictures announced today that it has secured the worldwide distribution rights to “CAPTIVE,” starring David Oyelowo (“SELMA”) and Kate Mara (“FANTASTIC FOUR,” “House of Cards”). The studio will release the film on September 18, 2015. Directed by veteran filmmaker Jerry Jameson, the film is based on the book Unlikely Angel:  The Untold Story of the […]

Oscars 2015: Will Win/Should Win (Cristina Lule)

Oscars 2015: Will Win/Should Win (Cristina Lule)

It’s Oscar Week! Each staff member will be revealing their final picks for the upcoming Academy Awards on February 22. Missed one? Click on Will Win/Should Win 2015. Make sure to make your picks in our Oscar Pool hosted by Fun Office Pools. Last year was an unforgettable cinematic year. We got “Boyhood,” a once […]

JENNIFER ANISTON, SIENNA MILLER, DAVID OYELOWO, CHRIS PRATT, JOHN TRAVOLTA AND KERRY WASHINGTON TO PRESENT AT 87TH OSCARS®

JENNIFER ANISTON, SIENNA MILLER, DAVID OYELOWO, CHRIS PRATT, JOHN TRAVOLTA AND KERRY WASHINGTON TO PRESENT AT 87TH OSCARS®

LOS ANGELES, CA—Jennifer Aniston, Sienna Miller, David Oyelowo, Chris Pratt, John Travolta and Kerry Washington will be presenters at this year’s Oscars, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today. The Oscars, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, will air on Sunday, February 22, live on ABC. Aniston has starred in such films as “Cake” […]

Awards Circuit Community Awards 2014 Nominations – ‘Birdman’ Leads the Way

Awards Circuit Community Awards 2014 Nominations – ‘Birdman’ Leads the Way

One of the staples of Awards Circuit is our very own awards, decided on by our 250,000+ readership.  For years, we give the readers a voice.  When the Awards Circuit Community Awards were first created, it started off as a novelty, just something simple to give us something to do in the off season.  As […]

Under the Circuit: David Oyelowo

Under the Circuit: David Oyelowo

David Oyelowo’s snub by the Academy last Thursday may be the most recent, but it isn’t his first

Film Review #2: Selma (★★★½)

Film Review #2: Selma (★★★½)

With the overabundance of fervent platitudes of love for director Ava DuVernay’s Selma, anything I say will reek of copycatting and rehashing what my betters have penned. But, I must make the attempt regardless…. From the deaths of four little girls to the rampant debate regarding Ferguson, we aren’t any closer to being a “post-racial” society, […]

Best of 2014: Final Plea to AMPAS Voters and Editor’s Personal Winners of the Year

Best of 2014: Final Plea to AMPAS Voters and Editor’s Personal Winners of the Year

Ballots are due in just over 24 hours.  AMPAS may be doing some last-minute scrambling to ensure they see the things “they’re suppose to see.”  The Oscars will announce their nominations next Thursday morning at 8:30 am Eastern Time.  The world will be up to see who gets nominated, and we will be conducting a […]

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