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2016 Oscar Circuit: Best Director

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. You can […]

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Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 182: Guest Evgeny Afineevsky (“Winter on Fire”), DGA, and BAFTA Predix

Welcome to another edition of the Awards Circuit Power Hour, our weekly podcast diving deep into all things film, television, and entertainment. On the agenda today: Questions and Cinephile Showdowns from the readers. (You can submit in the comments of this post or on our forum) Guest Evgeny Afineevsky, Oscar-nominated director and producer of “Winter […]

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2015 DGA Honors Recipients Announced – Thelma Schoonmaker, Ron Howard Among the Praised

Los Angeles – The Directors Guild of America (DGA) today announced that Director/Producer Ron Howard, Teamsters Local 817 President Thomas J. O’Donnell, Director/Writer/Producer Tyler Perry, U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY), and Film Editor Thelma Schoonmaker will be honored at the 2015 DGA Honors, to be held at the DGA Theater in New York City on […]

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Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 134: BAFTA, DGA, and ACCA 2014 Winners

Welcome to another edition of the Awards Circuit Power Hour, our weekly podcast diving deep into all things film, television, and entertainment. This episode is dedicated to Irene Fraga. Simple enough agenda for you all today and here are the main points: Academy Idol Top 5 results ACCA 2014 Winners Announcement Directors Guild of America Winner […]

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DGA Awards: Birdman, Transparent and Olive Kitteridge Take Top Prizes

Well…it appears like the Oscar race is all but sewn up as Alejandro González Iñárritu picked up the DGA Award for Feature Film, the movie’s third major guild prize including SAG and PGA. Birdman is looking to follow in the footsteps of Best Picture winners Argo and The King’s Speech by sweeping the big guilds […]

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Directors Guild of America Preview – Who Will the DGA Choose?

The Directors Guild of America will announce their nominees tomorrow, adding even more questions to the mix.  AMPAS already turned in their ballots but it’ll be interesting where the group at large makes their choices.  The last time that the DGA weighed in without Oscar seeing it first, we got Kathryn Bigelow and Ben Affleck […]

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Jane Lynch Returning to Host 67th Annual DGA Awards

Los Angeles – Directors Guild of America President Paris Barclay today announced that actor Jane Lynch will return to host the 67th Annual DGA Awards for the second year in a row. “She’s back, we’ve got her, and we couldn’t be more pleased,” said DGA President Paris Barclay.  “Last year, Jane gave us a taste […]

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Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 82: DGA-Oscars Link, Sundance Winners, Academy Idol Top 6 Results

Welcome to another edition of the Awards Circuit Power Hour, our weekly podcast diving deep into all things film, television, and entertainment. What a week it has been.  The race for the Oscars continues.  Lots of news to go over including the closing of the Sundance Film Festival where Terence attended and saw films like “Boyhood” […]

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Around the Circuit: January 19 – January 25

The madness ceases to stop! Last Sunday, we witnessed an unprecedented and seemingly impossible event: two films tied for the top PGA prize — Gravity and 12 Years a Slave — which marked the first time that has ever happened in the guild awards’ 25-year history. Things became a little clearer yesterday when Gravity cake-walked […]

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Director’s Split – Is Cuarón DGA Win the Sign for ‘Gravity’ in Best Picture?

The Directors Guild of America weighed in last night choosing their favorite directors in film and television.  To no one’s real surprise, Alfonso Cuarón won Best Directorial Achievement in a Feature Film.  Cuarón, who won Best Director at the Golden Globe and Critics Choice Awards, continues to be the hands on favorite to win his […]