Film Review: Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice (★★)

Film Review: Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice (★★)

Working through the early announcements to now, and finally seeing the result of Zack Snyder’s “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” has been like going through the seven stages of grief and loss.  With the film’s challenging flaws to overcome, there’s some exciting and pulse-pounding moments to admire greatly.  Let’s work through it: Step 1 […]

Oscars: Looking at the Ballots of Six Voters for the Academy Awards

Oscars: Looking at the Ballots of Six Voters for the Academy Awards

It’s the piece our readership and awards lovers have waited for…our peek into the ballots of voting members for the upcoming Academy Awards.  This year, likely more than ever, there doesn’t seem to be a clear consensus on what is their favorite films and performances of the year.  In speaking with this crop of voters, […]

Oscars: 10 Actors and Actresses Still Searching for their Second Nomination

Oscars: 10 Actors and Actresses Still Searching for their Second Nomination

Oscar week continues with a look at some of the best actors and actresses who are desperately seeking their second Oscar nomination after being welcomed into the club some time ago. If we look back at others that used to fit this criteria, you can pull out names like Marion Cotillard, who was striking out […]

2016 Oscar Circuit: Best Animated Feature

2016 Oscar Circuit: Best Animated Feature

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. […]

SAG Awards Predictions and Preview: Looking Like 2006 All Over Again?

SAG Awards Predictions and Preview: Looking Like 2006 All Over Again?

On Saturday, the SAG Awards will take place, handing out awards to actors by actors.  With the Oscar nominations officially out, and stirring up their own set of controversies, it’ll be interesting to see if SAG-AFTRA becomes a barometer for the most coveted award show for Hollywood or a reactionary response to recent dealings and changes […]

Veteran Editors Carol Littleton, ACE and Ted Rich, ACE to Receive Career Achievement Honors at the 2016 ACE Eddie Awards

Veteran Editors Carol Littleton, ACE and Ted Rich, ACE to Receive Career Achievement Honors at the 2016 ACE Eddie Awards

Universal City, January 24, 2016 – American Cinema Editors (ACE) will present veteran editors Carol Littleton, ACE and Ted Rich, ACE with the organization’s prestigious Career Achievement honors at the 66th Annual ACE Eddie Awards on Friday, January 29, 2016 in the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel.  The Career Achievement Award honors veteran […]

OSCARS: Initial Gut Predictions for the Ceremony! Who Dreams in Gold?

OSCARS: Initial Gut Predictions for the Ceremony!  Who Dreams in Gold?

The Oscar nominations were announced earlier today and boy, did we get a few zingers, although, not as many as you’d think.  Let’s look at some of the highlights: “Spotlight” scored all the key areas it needs to “justify” a Best Picture frontrunner status with nods for Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams, and Editing, three places […]

Oscars: Predictions for the Golden Globes, and Updates for the Academy Awards

Oscars: Predictions for the Golden Globes, and Updates for the Academy Awards

With the Golden Globes coming on Sunday evening, AMPAS will turn in their ballots this Friday, locking in a mystery that won’t be revealed until next week.  Some major guilds have announced but as we’ve come to learn, many of the Academy members turn in their ballots nice and early.  Very few actually wait until […]

2015 Year In Review: My Personal Ballot for an Unpredictable Year for Cinema

2015 Year In Review: My Personal Ballot for an Unpredictable Year for Cinema

The year-in-review series has officially begun.  2015 is firmly behind us and we venture off into the sunset, attempting to cite the very best in films and performances that the last 365 days had to offer.  Doing it a little different this year, I’ve decided to kick things off with my own personal ballot of […]

Producers Guild of America Preview: Are We Set for a Shocking Exclusion?

Producers Guild of America Preview: Are We Set for a Shocking Exclusion?

On Saturday, January 2, the voting for the Producers Guild of America closes up and if I’m a betting man, most of the ballots will likely be turned in by this coming Wednesday/Thursday before the New Year’s festivities kick off. With that, we’ll be looking for ten films that will have their moment in the […]

Oscars: Thoughts from Voters Before Ballots are Handed Out

Oscars: Thoughts from Voters Before Ballots are Handed Out

The day is nearly here.  Publicists and awards strategists are in overdrive at the moment, as they know that Wednesday, Oscar ballots are in the hands of voters.  Factoring in the Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild, Critics Choices, box office, and about another dozen or so indicators of love and support, the Academy will make […]

OSCARS: 9 Weird Things That Can Happen On Nomination Morning

OSCARS: 9 Weird Things That Can Happen On Nomination Morning

Oscar ballots will be in the hands of voters by Wednesday, pushing forward an all out mysterious season.  With all the different scenarios and friendly reminders spoken of in the past week, we’ve already done our due diligence about what can be a surprise inclusion, but what about those shocking exclusions?  Going into an Oscar […]

WANTED! Search for the Surprise Oscar Nominee Begins with 10 Suspects

WANTED! Search for the Surprise Oscar Nominee Begins with 10 Suspects

We look for them every year. The nominee that swoops in at the last minute and shows either the strength of a certain film that is nominated for Best Picture or one that simply makes your jaws drop. We’ve seen them over the years like Tommy Lee Jones in “In the Valley of Elah,” William […]

OSCARS: Ten Performances That the Academy Shouldn’t Overlook On Their Ballots

OSCARS: Ten Performances That the Academy Shouldn’t Overlook On Their Ballots

As lovers of the Academy machine, we tend to feel they have their minds made up when the nominations for the Golden Globes and SAG are announced.  We hope that the critics awards tends to offer a few alternative choices but often, that’s never the case.  With the ten films that Oscar voters should consider, […]

OSCARS: 10 Films AMPAS Should Watch Over the Break

OSCARS: 10 Films AMPAS Should Watch Over the Break

As AMPAS members enjoy their holiday weekend, and venture off into this next week before New Year’s, many are sitting by their fireplaces, getting through their screener piles in order to fill out their Oscar ballots that will be in hand on 12/30.  There are quite a few we’re afraid not enough Academy members are […]

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