Circuit Breaker Episode 26: DGA, PGA and Top 10 of 2016

Welcome to the Awards Circuit podcast titled “CIRCUIT BREAKER!,” a weekly podcast from 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, and […]

DGA Announces TV, Commercials, Documentary Nominations for 2016 – Donald Glover and Derek Cianfrance Named

Los Angeles – Directors Guild of America President Paris Barclay today announced the DGA’s nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Television, Commercials and Documentary for 2016. “There’s so much to celebrate in such an incredible year for television, commercials and documentaries as we announce the DGA nominees for directorial achievement,” said Barclay. “As content across […]

Ridley Scott

Ridley Scott to Receive DGA Lifetime Achievement Award

Ridley Scott, who many felt was undeservedly shut out of Best Director last year for “The Martian,” will receive the DGA’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Distinguished Achievement in Motion Picture Direction. The award will be given at the 69th annual show Feb. 4 at the Beverly Hilton. “Masterful in any genre, Ridley’s groundbreaking methods and peerless […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

Oscars: Alejandro G. Iñárritu Wins DGA for ‘The Revenant’ Making History, Will the Oscars Follow?

The Directors Guild of America (or the DGA) named their winners from the 2015 year on Saturday night and cited Alejandro González Iñárritu as the Best Director for his impressive work on “The Revenant.”  As predicted in our DGA preview, the case for Iñárritu has been loud and seen on the wall.  With a citation from the […]

DGA Preview: It’s Anyone’s Game with a Winner Not Clearing Up a Thing

The Directors Guild of America will take place this Saturday (can’t believe it) and we will get, hopefully, a clearer picture of what the Oscars can look like on February 28th.  With the way the season has played out, I don’t expect a “conventional” or “expected” pick for the prestigious award.  Thus far, we’ve had […]

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 […]