Circuit Breaker Episode 34: ‘Logan’s’ Oscar Chances, Acting Preview, and ‘Kong: Skull Island’

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 [email protected], and […]

OSCARS: Taking A Look at the 2017 Hopefuls for the Academy

We’re already moving to a new Oscar season. As proven by the shocking Oscar win for Barry Jenkins’ masterpiece “Moonlight” at this year’s Academy Awards, the demographic and tastes of AMPAS is changing. While there are still hindrances and biases against certain films and genres (like superhero films, comedy or sci-fi), we could see some […]

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 […]

2017 Awards Circuit In Line Series: 25 Actresses for an Oscar Win

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 […]

OSCARS: As Voters Head to Their Holiday Getaways, the Race for the Academy Awards Is On

As Christmas looms on the horizon, the stars, filmmakers and industry voters have mostly already headed out for the holidays. In their suitcases, backpacks and carry-on luggage are dozens of screeners that have piled on their assistants’ desks for the past 45 days. They’ve heard a certain film is “pretty good” or that a performance […]

Circuit Breaker Episode 21: First Wave of Precursors Recap w/ Guest Jenelle Riley

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 [email protected]_Pod, email us at [email protected], and […]

Circuit Breaker Episode 18: Oscar’s Box Office, AFI Fest, and ‘Miss Sloane’

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 [email protected]_Pod, email us at [email protected], and […]

Miss Sloane

Film Review: ‘Miss Sloane’ Is Ruthless With a Monstrous Turn by Jessica Chastain

2016 AFI FILM FEST: In a time of fiery debate, just following a tumultuous election year, nothing is as timely or educational as John Madden‘s politically charged “Miss Sloane.” Constructed by a crackling script by Jonathan Perera, in his boisterous debut, the film is rich in words and helmed by an enigmatic turn by Jessica […]

Oscar Circuit: AFI Film Fest Sets the Stage for Studio Films and Annette Bening’s Best Actress Run

Moving into the month of November means the official launch of Phase 1 for awards season. Marketing plans are in place, publicists are planning events, and the stars are gearing up to plead their cases to members of the guilds. We’ve already spoken about the upcoming “13 days” of the awards season which will shoehorn over […]

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Oscar Circuit: Have the Acting Winners Already Been Seen?

With three big festivals behind us, and #NYFF54 fully underway, the acting races are heating up. In the midst of the race unfolding, the Oscar-loving community is desperate for a frontrunner. When Awards Circuit writer Mark Johnson returned from Telluride a few weeks ago, he stated there’s a chance that he saw all four acting […]

Miss Sloane

WATCH: New Trailer for ‘Miss Sloane’ With Jessica Chastain

EuropaCorp has just released a new trailer and poster from their upcoming political thriller “Miss Sloane.” The film is the story of a brilliant but ruthless lobbyist (Jessica Chastain) who is notorious for her unparalleled talent and her desire to win at all costs, even when it puts her own career at risk. “Shakespeare in Love” director John Madden directed […]