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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. […]

Hidden Figures

Box Office: Oscar Hopefuls ‘Hidden Figures’ and ‘La La Land’ Dominate MLK Weekend

(JANUARY 13 – JANUARY 15, 2017 estimates) “Hidden Figures” (Week 4) – $20,450,000 “La La Land” (Week 6) – $14,500,000 “Sing” (Week 4) – $13,810,970 “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” (Week 5) – $13,759,000 “The Bye Bye Man” (Opening) – $13,378,000 “Patriots Day” (Week 4) – $12,000,000 “Monster Trucks” (Opening) – $10,500,000 “Sleepless” (Opening) […]

2017 USC Scripter Nominees: ‘Hidden Figures’ Muscles In Alongside ‘Moonlight’ and Others

The USC Scripter has announced their nominations: The finalist writers for film are, in alphabetical order by film title: Scriptcreenwriter Eric Heisserer for “Arrival,” adapted from the novella “Story of Your Life” by Ted Chiang August Wilson for the play and screenplay of “Fences” Screenwriters Allison Schroeder and Theodore Melfi for “Hidden Figures,” based on […]

Hidden Figures

Box Office: ‘Hidden Figures’ Locked in Tight Race With ‘Rogue One’

(JANUARY 6 – JANUARY 8, 2017 estimates) “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” (Week 4) – $21,972,000 “Hidden Figures” (Week 3) – $21,800,000 “Sing” (Week 3) – $19,573,670 “Underworld: Blood Wars” (Opening) – $13,100,000 “La La Land” (Week 5) – $10,000,000 “Passengers” (Week 3) – $8,800,000 “Why Him?” (Week 3) – $6,500,000 “Moana” (Week 7) […]

BEST OF 2016: Personal Ballot of the Year

To start, and to simply put…this list is mine. Lots of thought and commentary went into naming the very best films and performances of 2016. Some were no-brainers, others were much more difficult. Even more commentary will be shared on Friday when the winners are announced, along with the order of the Top 10 Films of […]

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 […]

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BEST OF 2016: The Unconventional Citations of the Year Part 2

We’re moving right along with the “BEST OF 2016,” naming the unconventional attractions that graced that are worth talking about.  Yesterday, I dabbed into some of the overlooked and underrated gems of the year. This time, it’s good to get into some unconventional specifics.  When MTV was at its prime, recognizing both music and movies, […]

Box Office: ‘Rogue One’ Nearly Overtaken by ‘Sing’

(DECEMBER 30 – JANUARY 1, 2016/2017 estimates) (4-day estimates in Italics) “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” (Week 3) – $49,539,000/$64,336,000 “Sing” (Week 2) – $42,820,000/$56,400,000 “Passengers” (Week 2) – $16,150,000/$20,700,000 “Moana” (Week 6) – $10,974,000/$14,301,000 “Why Him?” (Week 2) – $10,600,000/$13,000,000 “Fences” (Week 3) – $10,045,000/$12,700,000 “La La Land” (Week 4) – $9,530,000/$12,330,000 “Assassin’s […]

2017 Awards Circuit In Line Series: 25 Actresses 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 […]

Box Office: ‘Sing’ Only New Release to Challenge ‘Rogue One’

(DECEMBER 23 – DECEMBER 25, 2016 estimates) (4-day estimates in Italics) “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” (Week 2) – $64,377,000/$96,085,000 “Sing” (Opening) – $35,290,000/$56,080,000 “Passengers” (Opening) – $14,850,000/$23,100,000 “Why Him?” (Opening) – $11,050,000/$16,715,000 “Assassin’s Creed” (Opening) – $10,280,000/$15,000,000 “Moana” (Week 5) – $7,402,000/$10,447,000 “Fences” (Week 2) – $6,688,000/$11,366,000 “La La Land” (Week 3) – […]

Women Film Critics Circle

Women Film Critics Circle Winners – ’13th’ and ‘Hidden Figures’ Dominate

The Women Film Critics Circle winners were announced today. The awards celebrate the best in film by, for and about women. “Hidden Figures” and “13th” heavily factored into the awards, with the former taking Best Movie About Women and the latter taking Best Movie by a Woman, respectively. Both films took home several other honors […]

Houston Film Critics Society Nominations – ‘The Nice Guys’ and Rebecca Hall Get a Deserved Boost

The Houston Film Critics Society released their nominations where “The Nice Guys” surprisingly popped up in their Best Picture lineup, alongside films like “The Handmaiden” and “Nocturnal Animals.” Other notable mentions include Octavia Spencer (“Hidden Figures”) and Rebecca Hall (“Christine”). Mahershala Ali (“Moonlight”) was noticeably left out of the Best Supporting Actor category. Check out […]