Circuit Round-Up (Week Ending 1/13)

The only way to sum up the week is with two simple words: Oscar® Nominations. As you might have heard in our special LIVE Power Hour episode, The Awards Circuit staff was more than a little shocked by the unveiling of the nominees. All we kept thinking as the Director’s category was being announced was, […]

Circuit Round-Up (Week Ending 1/6)

The penultimate week before Oscars are announced has come to an end, ballots have been turned in, and now only five days separate us between not knowing the Academy Award™ nominations and finding out how just how in-touch (or out-of-touch) The Awards Circuit is with 2013’s Oscar® lineup. I, for one, can’t control my nerves […]

Circuit Round-Up (Week Ending 12/30)

Happy New Year (almost), readers of The Awards Circuit. In less than twenty-four hours, we’ll all be citizens of the year 2013, so get excited! I don’t need a crystal ball to know how many of you spent the last few days of the year. Based on the popularity of our “reaction” thread for Django […]

Circuit Round-Up (Week Ending 12/23)

Happy holidays, fans of The Awards Circuit! I hope everyone is staying warm and enjoying the time with friends and family this holiday season. This past week was another busy — although slightly less chaotic than last week — one for us at the site, but we carried on with grace and gusto as always! […]

Circuit Round-Up (Week Ending 12/16)

Aside from the 84th Annual Academy Awards™, there was no bigger week this year at The Awards Circuit than this one. Sunday began with three critics groups — Los Angeles Film Critics Association, Boston Film Critics and New York Film Critics Online — announcing their winners and runners-up for the best in Film 2012. Zero […]

Circuit Round-Up (Week Ending 12/9)

The week is almost over at The Awards Circuit, but what a week it was! On top of Editor-in-Chief Clayton Davis’ updated Oscar Predictions, the New York Film Critics Circle, National Board of Review and Boston Online Film Critics Association had quite a lot to say in regards to this highly competitive awards season. Considering […]

Circuit Round-Up (Week Ending 12/2)

Hello again, all ye faithful readers of The Awards Circuit. As I’m sure you noticed, we were experiencing some technical difficulties earlier in the week due to increased online traffic and had to perform a full update so you all could have the most comfortable experience possible browsing through our beloved site. We thank you […]

Circuit Round-Up (Week Ending 11/25)

Hello again, fans of The Awards Circuit. We hope you all had an extremely fulfilling (and filling) Thanksgiving Weekend! This week brought us a host of events, perhaps none more involving than the official launch of Academy Idol Season 6. Last Sunday, we asked you to VOTE for your favorite film(s) amongst the competing Original […]

Circuit Round-Up (Week Ending 11/19)

Cue Richard Strauss’ “Also sprach Zarathustra” in honor of the announcement of The Awards Circuit’s infamous online movie competition…Academy Idol!! Yes, thanks to the help of our “Academy Idol” liaison and former staff member, Myles Hughes, we unleashed what could possibly be the best viral video of the year: The Introduction of Academy Idol Six’s […]

Circuit Round-Up (Week Ending 11/11)

Hello again, readers of The Awards Circuit! Before I begin the week’s recap, I want to first start off by saying a big “THANK YOU” to Daniel Ashtiany for taking over the reins for me while I was covering the AFI Film Fest. Great job, mate! Speaking of Los Angeles’ second major film festival of […]

Circuit Round-Up (Week Ending 10/21)

With the 2012 Presidential Election right around the corner, and Lincoln a serious contender for “Best Picture,” this week at The Awards Circuit felt more than ever like an arduous yet exciting journey on the campaign trail. Starting us off with this political theme was Joey Magidson, who released his 10 Best Movie Presidents article […]

Circuit Round-Up (Week Ending 10/14)

Before you refresh yourselves on the week’s events here at The Awards Circuit, I have but one favor to ask of you all: Go. See. Argo. Now. Don’t worry, I can wait for two hours. Done? Great — please share your thoughts here! Now on to the weekly recap…We began the week by, of course, […]

Circuit Round-Up (Week Ending 10/7)

The awards season may be keeping us awake all hours of the day, but The Awards Circuit hasn’t forgotten that October is the one month where screaming is but an exertion of bliss. To celebrate not just Halloween but the legacy horror has bestowed upon the film industry, we present 31 Days of Horror for […]

Circuit Round-Up (Week Ending 9/30)

And the Oscar goes to…Homeland? Wait…what?! Oh, that’s right, I meant the The Emmys — only the second-most substantial entertainment awards ceremony of the year! The Awards Circuit was on hand Sunday to talk Emmys on our first LIVE Blog since the 84th Academy Awards in February. Not only was it an eventful night to […]

Circuit Round-Up (Week Ending 9/23)

The awards race is really starting to shape up right now, and The Awards Circuit was on site this week at the New York Film Festival to report on potential Oscar bidders as well as a slew of yet-to-be-released titles coming our way! Hyde Park on Hudson might not be a serious awards contender next […]

Circuit Round-Up (Week Ending 9/16)

What a difference one week makes. Two presumed Oscar contenders in both the “Best Actor” and “Best Actress” fields may be in some jeopardy, a famed auteur may have pushed too far the limits of the moviegoer, and one film seemed to come from behind and emerge as a potential spoiler for “Best Picture,” firmly […]

Circuit Round-Up (Week Ending 9/9)

This week at The Awards Circuit was much ado about EVERYTHING. Before I begin recapping the monumental event that is the Toronto Film Festival — where our very own John H. Foote is currently at, sharing with us daily reviews and diary segments about the most promising films that are coming out of TIFF, right […]

Circuit Round-Up (Week Ending 9/2)

As summer comes to an end, The Awards Circuit knows that the year’s “hottest” days are ahead of us thanks to some fall releases that will really start to heat up the awards season. One such film, Terrence Malick’s To The Wonder, is surmised to be a major last-minute player for the 2013 Oscars® on […]

Circuit Round-Up (Week Ending 8/26)

Another week and more head-scratching at The Awards Circuit. As the awards race begins to really heat up, The AC team tries to come together and figure out this mess, albeit fun mess, that is Oscar season. During our latest episode of Power Hour, we discussed the current state of the race as well as […]

Circuit Round-Up (Week Ending 8/19)

The Awards Circuit began the week by getting Stone-d. No kids, not that kind of getting “stoned” — the better one which includes being in the presence of the Queen of Oscar Predictions…the one who started it all for us online awards prognosticators…Sasha Stone, Editor-in-Chief and founder of  Sasha Stone was our humble guest […]

Circuit Round-Up (Week Ending 8/12)

Another week, another entertaining time at your favorite awards prognostication site, The Awards Circuit! We began by presenting another installment of our popular “Power Hour” podcast series, this week’s being one of the most listened to yet. Please be sure to check it out, as Editor-in-Chief Clayton Davis, Joey Magidson, Terence Johnson, and yours truly […]

Circuit Round-Up (Week Ending 8/5)

This was a definitive week for us at The Awards Circuit. Thanks to the exclusive content partnership we recently formed with, your favorite site for entertainment news, awards prognostication, and general movie and television talk has now extended its reach across the internet by being a part of the network. This new online […]

Circuit Round-Up (Week Ending 7/29)

And…we’re back! Coming off a huge week with The Dark Knight Rises, you’d expect us to slow down at The Awards Circuit. Hah, not a chance! We began the week with some wrap-up thoughts on Christopher Nolan’s final film in his heavily acclaimed — although polarizing to some — Batman Trilogy. First up was Robert […]

Circuit Round-Up (Week Ending 7/22)

We have arrived, everyone! After waiting for four years, The Dark Knight Rises is finally upon us, and to say it consumed this week at The Awards Circuit would be the understatement of 2012. After wrapping up the final articles of our successful 30 Days of Batman Series with Mark Johnson’s “Batman at the Box […]

Circuit Round-Up (Week Ending 7/15)

Another week at the The Awards Circuit, and our 30 Days of Batman series is still going strong! We began with Joey Magidson’s reminiscence of “Christopher Nolan’s Journey With Batman” followed by Daniel Ashtiany’s water cooler speculation about the “2015 Batman Reboot.” As long as nobody related to the Twilight franchise is involved, I’ll be game […]

Circuit Round-Up (Week Ending 7/8)

Another week has gone by at The Awards Circuit, and we draw closer and closer to that all-important awards season. Having been pleased with the recent string of quality summer films, my “Spidey” sense is tingling that 2012 is going to be a great year for film overall. Getting an exclusive sneak peek at some […]

Circuit Round-Up (Week Ending 7/1)

Hello everyone! I am officially back to bring you the weekly recap on all that went down at The Awards Circuit. I would like to thank Robert Hamer for doing a tremendous job taking over the reins for two weeks during my deep entrenchment in the Los Angeles Film Festival. Speaking of Los Angeles’ most […]

Circuit Round-Up (Week Ending 06/17)

Last week saw reviews of Rock of Ages, Brave, People Like Us, and Your Sister’s Sister. The debate raged on in regard to Prometheus, with me firmly in the negative camp and Joseph Braverman coming passionately to its defense, culminating with the staff hashing it out in last week’s Power Hour.  Finally, should there be […]

Circuit Round-Up (Week Ending 6/10)

So many events went down this week at The Awards Circuit that my circuits threatened to overload! No, ladies and gentlemen, I am no android a la Fassbender’s David from Prometheus, but I was overwhelmed — in the best way possible, of course — by the plethora of great articles we delivered for you all […]

Circuit Round-Up (Week Ending 6/3)

I hope you all had another great week with us here at The Awards Circuit! What stood out this week? Amongst other things, Editor-in-Chief Clayton Davis and the entire AC Staff revealed their mid-year Oscar 2013 Predictions! Did Cannes affect our choices? Indubitably yes, but check out each of our predictions to see how much […]


Though it has taken many false starts and much concentration to sit down at the computer again and begin writing, I am back at it in earnest. I need to extend a huge thank you to Clayton Davis and all the writers here for their understanding and support over the last ten months, and in […]

Circuit Round-Up (Week Ending 5/27)

Another week has come and gone at The Awards Circuit. This week was especially important because we began our first ever ACCA TV. I hope everyone has voted for their favorites in television, because your nominations will be announced very soon! Personally, I absolutely have no idea which shows or performances jive with everyone, but […]

Circuit Round-Up (Week Ending 5/20)

Did you just feel that gust of wind fly past? That was the entire week here at The Awards Circuit, gone faster than The Flash (movie franchise, anyone?). We began the week by honoring Mother’s Day with Editor-in-Chief Clayton Davis’ special article: “Top Mothers of Film and Television.” Needless to say, Sally Field…we like you; […]

Circuit Round-Up (Week Ending 5/13)

Hello, hello everyone! It was another stupendous week here at The Awards Circuit. We began the week by facing the single greatest success known to movie-kind in a box office weekend: The Avengers! Yep, this superhero flick mowed down every single movie competitor that has ever stood before it. Easily surpassing Harry Potter and the […]