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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SAG Award Winners TBA – LIVE Chat with Other Awards Enthusiasts During the Red Carpet and Show!

Tonight is the Screen Actors Guild Awards, where we will get an even clearer picture of the Oscar race and where it stands.  While “La La Land” is the frontrunner for Best Picture, it’s not nominated in the top category of Cast Ensemble.  The only two awards up for grabs will be its stars Ryan […]

SAG Awards Predictions: Can ‘La La Land’ Keep the Momentum without an Ensemble Nomination?

After a few zingers handed out by the Academy this week with their Oscar nominations, the Screen Actors Guild will weigh in on their choices for 2016 with their awards.  Indicative of support from the actor’s branch, only one film has won the Best Picture prize without the SAG Ensemble prize (“Braveheart”).  This year, “La […]

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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 […]

Final Emmy Predictions 2016: ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Veep’ Set for HBO to Dominate Once Again?

The Emmys are on Sunday night, and once again, the TV Academy will be prepared to name the best of the year. It should be noted, they love their surprises and this year should offer just as many as in recent years. Check out the final predictions and see if your favorite television shows and […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]