WATCH: New Trailer for Season 7 of HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’

Spoilers ahead. HBO just released a new trailer for the long awaited Season 7 of its smash hit “Game of Thrones.” The trailer backs up last month’s trailer for the new season. Unlike the first trailer, where all three monarchs are featured walking to their thrones, we get another glimpse of the battle royale beginning […]

Circuit Breaker Episode 46: First Half Oscar Contenders, Emmy Races, and Festival Guesses

Welcome to the Awards Circuit podcast titled “CIRCUIT BREAKER!,” a weekly podcast from featuring host Clayton Davis along with panelists Sam Coffey, Mark Johnson, Joey Magidson, and Karen Peterson. 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 […]

WATCH: First Official Trailer for ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7

Winter is here. HBO released the first official trailer for “Game of Thrones” season 7. As winter arrives, things are heating up in the seven kingdoms. At the end of last season, Daenerys Targaryen was finally on her way to Westeros where Cersei Lannister took possession of the Iron Throne. In the north, the Starks […]

Circuit Breaker Episode 41: 1993 Retrospective, Emmy Predictions, and Circuit Madness Finale Results

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 […]

MTV Movie and TV Awards Love ‘Beauty and the Beast’ and ‘Stranger Things’

The 26th MTV Movie and TV Awards were held Sunday in Los Angeles. Nominees on the film side included “Get Out” and “Beauty and the Beast,” while “Stranger Things” was the most nominated TV series. Ultimately, “Beauty and the Beast” won Movie of the Year. It beat “Get Out,” “Edge of Seventeen,” “Logan,” and “Rogue […]

Visual Effects Society Winners – ‘Jungle Book,’ ‘Game of Thrones’ Throttle the Competition

The Visual Effects Society weighed in with their picks in film and television Tuesday night. “The Jungle Book” (also nominated at the Oscars) took the top honor of Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature. Fellow nominee “Kubo and the Two Strings” took top animated honors, although “Moana” won more animated prizes overall. Disney’s “Rogue One: […]

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Visual Effects Society Nominations – ‘Rogue One’ and ‘Game of Thrones’ Slay

The Visual Effects Society weighed in with their picks in film and television today. “Rogue One” led the film pack with seven total nods, with “Doctor Strange” and “The Jungle Book” receiving six each. HBO’s “Game of Thrones” throttled the competition on the TV side. The show received a whopping 11 nominations. On the animated […]

Emmy Episode Analysis: Can HBO Defend Itself in Comedy and Drama Series?

The big races are finally here. Last year we saw HBO dominate all the top categories, with “Game of Thrones,” “Veep,” “Olive Kittridge” and “Bessie” all winning. While HBO does not have a race in Best Miniseries, it is looking to defend its title in the other three major categories. For series nominations, each nominated […]

HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ Dominates the Creative Arts Emmys

It looks like “Game of Thrones” should prepare for a very warm reception next week. The HBO epic took home a record-breaking nine wins at the Creative Arts Emmys last night. On the miniseries/TV movie front, “The People v O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” saw the strongest showing. The miniseries took home four awards, which […]

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‘Game of Thrones’ Actress Natalie Dormer Heads to ‘Professor and the Madman’

“Game of Thrones” star Natalie Dormer is joining the long-gestating film, “The Professor and the Madman.” Producer and star Mel Gibson has been trying to get the project, based on a Simon Winchester book, going since 1998. Dormer joins Gibson and Sean Penn in the cast. The Hollywood Reporter, who first reported the news, says that Gibson […]

Emmy Episode Analysis: Can the “O.J.” Men Steal a Supporting Actor Victory

It’s hard to be a supporting actor sometimes. You have to wrestle away the spotlight from people with much more screen-time than you. There’s the pressure to make an impact, sometimes with much more limited time to do so. A truly successful supporting performance manages to craft an inner life and fully realized character with less […]

Emmy Episode Analysis: Three “Game of Thrones” Women Compete for Supporting Actress

One of the strengths of the TV medium is how it uses the expanded length to spotlight many supporting characters. With full arcs and consistent subplots, supporting players do more than merely support. They get to carry plots, episodes and more. They are able to craft a fully fleshed out life for their characters. Eighteen […]

Emmy Episode Analysis: Best Directing Will Go to the Bastards

We journey forward in our trek through the Emmy nominated episodes. Last week we looked at writing in the drama, comedy and miniseries/made for TV movie fields. Each Wednesday, from here on out, we are going to discuss each and every category leading up until the big night on September 18th. Every category, including the acting […]

2016 ACCA TV Nominations: FX’s ‘People v O.J. Simpson’ Leads with 10 Nominations, Sophie Turner and Bruce Campbell Surprise Too!

If you listened to the latest episode of Circuit Breaker, you heard the announcement of the Awards Circuit Community Awards for Television.  FX’s “The People v. O.J. Simpson” led the fray with ten nominations including Best Limited Series.  Netflix’s “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” was 2nd in nomination tally with seven including a double dose in Supporting […]

Community Poll: What is your favorite HBO show, past or present?

With the Emmy nominations last week, HBO proved again that it is the premier network in prestige TV. While the network dropped considerably from last year (from 120+ nominations), the network still led the nomination count by almost 40 nominations. With HBO’s dominance the old adage, “it’s not TV, it’s HBO” continues to ring true today. […]

TV: Winners and Losers of the Emmy Nominations

The Emmy’s announced their nominations yesterday! With so many snubs and surprises throughout the nominations, there were definitely some shows that made out like bandits. On the other hand, some fan favorites went home empty handed again. With that in mind we broke down some of the winners and losers of Emmy nomination morning. Winner- […]

TV Weekly Ratings (week of June 20-26)

  Sunday night’s “Game of Thrones” finale was the highest rated cable program for the week of June 20 – 26 with 4.3 in adults 18-49 and also having the most viewers overall with 8.89 million. The HBO show improved from the previous week (June 13-19) where its penultimate episode also ranked #1 with adults […]

Community Poll: Who won Season 6 of “Game of Thrones?”

Last weekend, “Game of Thrones” ended it’s sixth season with a bang. The show has remained one of the most popular series in the history of television, and might be the largest pop culture phenomenon of the decade. With the show approaching it’s endgame, who do you think won the sixth season? Select your favorite […]

Interview: Pedro Pascal from ‘Narcos’ talks Netflix and More

Quick: Name the Emmy worthy actor that can give a thoughtful interview with anecdotes about meeting J.K. Rowling after being strapped to a rotating gondola all day on set. If you said Pedro Pascal, then you’d be correct. The actor, currently working on the Kingsman sequel, had a pretty tough day on set when we […]

John Boyega Heads to Kathryn Bigelow’s Detroit Race Riot Drama

Newly minted “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” star John Boyega is heading to Kathryn Bigelow‘s latest film about the Detroit race riots of 1967. Details about the film, including its title, are relatively unknown. Up until now, the cast was also unknown. The Hollywood Reporter notes that the cast is being touted as an ensemble, […]

Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 197: Oscar Predictions, the First Half of the Year, and Questions

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: We’re BACK ON iTUNES!!!! We’re talking films we’re looking forward to as well as the contenders from the first half of the year. Taking your questions, #CinephileShowdowns, and #ChoosetheGold ANNOUNCING […]

CONTEST: Win ‘Game of Thrones’ Steelbook Special Editions and the First Season of ‘Vinyl’

If you are sitting at the edge of your seat on Sunday nights, it’s probably because you’re watching HBO’s “Game of Thrones” and indulging in social media to talk about theories, predictions, and what a particular symbol means.  If you follow our very own Cristina Lule’s weekly recaps of the show, then you’re probably engaging […]

TV Recap: ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 6 Episode 6 – “Blood of my Blood”

  After last week’s heart-wrenching episode, where fans said adieu to Hodor in an indelible farewell sequence, viewers get a small respite from all the action and shocking deaths with a few touching and hoorah! moments. In “Blood of My Blood,” we finally see Sam’s parents and the manor he grew up in (including his […]

TV Recap: ‘Game of Thrones’ Sn 6 Ep 5 ‘The Door’

The current season of “Game of Thrones” has been traversing through uncharted territory. The sixth season, so far, has revealed a few things that George R.R. Martin has planned for his upcoming books – the show narrative-ly goes beyond Martin’s last published book in his “A Song of Ice and Fire” series – one of […]