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Cannes: Jessica Chastain, Will Smith Added to Festival Jury

The Cannes Film Festival today announced the jury for its 70th Festival de Cannes. The jury will be headed by director, screenwriter and producer Pedro Almodóvar. Joining him on the jury are four women and four men from different specialties and different parts of the world. Each year the festival selects a new jury to […]

Awards Speculation: #OscarsSoWhite Returns From Hiatus?

Welcome back to the 2017 Awards Speculation series, where we speculate on specific Oscar categories, analyzing big players, potential dark horses and upcoming narratives. For the next few weeks, we will bring you a category every Friday to talk about how it might shake out over the upcoming months. If you have a suggestion, please include it in the comments below. […]

Awards Speculation: Is It Finally Time for Jessica Chastain’s Oscar?

Back in 2011, a then little-known actress emerged with one of the most astonishing breakout years in recent memory. Appearing in no less than five films, a Sacramento native by the name of Jessica Chastain immediately stole the hearts of film lovers everywhere. The Academy took notice too, giving her a first Best Supporting Actress […]

Circuit Breaker Episode 36: Forgettable Best Picture Winners, Circuit Madness Results, and ‘Justice League’

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 […]

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 podcast@awardscircuit.com, 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 […]

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 at @Circuit_Pod, email us at podcast@awardscircuit.com, and […]

Weekend Openings: Choices On Thanksgiving Weekend

This weekend, audiences recovering from turkey overdoses and political discussions with relatives will have quite a few options in theaters for their viewing pleasure. Yes, fresh off of Thanksgiving, we have a very solid slate of Oscar hopefuls hitting cinemas. The hope is obviously to woo the Academy, though first contenders like “Miss Sloane” and […]

The Zookeeper's Wife

WATCH: First Trailer for ‘The Zookeeper’s Wife’ With Jessica Chastain

Jessica Chastain has a long history of bringing the stories of strong women to the big screen. Her latest, “The Zookeeper’s Wife,” looks to continue that tradition, if the first trailer for the film is any indication. The official synopsis for the film is as follows: The real-life story of one working wife and mother […]