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Artios Awards Winners – Love for ‘La La Land,’ ‘Moonlight,’ ‘Manchester’ and More

The Casting Society of America held its annual Artios Awards Thursday night. The awards celebrate the best in casting in film, TV and theater. Oscar frontrunners “La La Land,” “Moonlight” and “Manchester by the Sea” all took home an award. Other potential Oscar players “Hidden Figures” and “Hell or High Water” also received some love. […]

Denver Film Critics Society Winners – ‘Moonlight’ Tops, ‘Drive It Like You Stole It’ Sneaks In

The Denver Film Critics Society weighed in with their picks for 2016. As one of the last groups to announce their winners for the year, they mostly went with stock choices across the board. “Moonlight” won top honors in Best Picture and Director. “Hell or High Water” and “Moonlight” took original and adapted screenplay honors, […]

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Community: What Were Your Favorite BAFTA 2017 Nominations?

Early this morning, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) announced their nominees for the 2016-2017 awards season. While most of their nominees are par for the course, BAFTA 2017 has shaken up some key races. The biggest misses were definitely Barry Jenkins missing Director and Denzel Washington missing Actor. It will be interesting to see how these […]

Art Directors Guild Nominations – ‘Fences’ and ‘Hacksaw’ Cited, ‘Silence’ Misses Out

Awards Celebrate “Return to Hollywood” Feb. 11 at the Ray Dolby Ballroom There is a TIE in two categories resulting in six nominees respectively: PERIOD FILM and VARIETY, REALITY OR COMPETITION SERIES HOLLYWOOD, Jan. 5, 2017 – Nominees for the Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) 21st Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards in […]

Circuit Breaker Episode 24: Guilds, In Line, and the New Oscar Frontrunner

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 […]

2017 Awards Circuit In Line Series: 25 Actors for an Oscar Nomination

Welcome to the official 2017 AWARDS CIRCUIT IN LINE SERIES! The Academy Awards get tons of flack for not rewarding actors and actresses in the prime of their careers. It often boils down to poor timing, but sometimes the Academy’s choices are downright baffling. Here at Awards Circuit, we will begin an annual tradition called […]

North Carolina Film Critics Association Nominations – Sam Neill Pops Up for ‘Hunt for the Wilderpeople’

The North Carolina Film Critics Association announced their nominations, where many of the usual suspects popped up, but they embraced some left field choices. Sam Neill received his first mention for the year for his performance in “Hunt for the Wilderpeople,” while films like “The Handmaiden” made a healthy showing. Winners will be announced at the […]

Nevada Film Critics Society Winners – Ben Foster Takes the Spotlight With the ’20th Century Women’

The Nevada Film Critics Society handed out their awards, gushing over “Hell or High Water” from David Mackenzie. The film won four awards overall including a Supporting Actor citation for Ben Foster over co-star Jeff Bridges. The real surprise was the double love for the “20th Century Women” actresses, as both Annette Bening and Greta […]

Circuit Breaker Episode 23: Precursor Check In, ‘Rogue One,’ and Anticipating a Snub

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 […]

San Diego Film Critics Society Winners – ‘Hell or High Water’ Sweeps, Sonia Braga Wins for ‘Aquarius’

San Diego Film Critics Society announced their winners after naming their nominees last week. “Hell or High Water” picked up its first win for Picture, Director and tied for Supporting Actor with Ben Foster carrying the torch alongside Mahershala Ali in “Moonlight.” Other notable wins are Sonia Braga for the Brazilian film “Aquarius” and a […]

Barry Jenkins and the Precursor Trifecta + SAG Predictions

As the Oscar race for Best Picture ventures on, we keep a close eye on the ever evolving Best Director race. In the trifecta of major precursors – National Board of Review, New York Film Critics Circle, and Los Angeles Film Critics Association – director Barry Jenkins of the masterful “Moonlight” took home prizes from […]

San Diego Film Critics Society Nominations – ‘Nocturnal Animals’ Shows Strength and Sonia Braga Pops Up

The San Diego Film Critics Society announced their nominations earlier this week with winners set to be announced on Monday, Dec. 12. Check out the nominations: Check out the Precursor Tracker on the Oscar Predictions page to see all the groups side by side! Best Picture “Hell or High Water” “La La Land” “Manchester by […]