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 AwardsCircuit.com 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 podcast@awardscircuit.com, 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 […]