OSCARS 2017: A Peek at the Ballots #3 (Male Voter Over 40) – Loves ‘Hell or High Water’ and ‘Manchester’

As the Academy Awards get ready to unveil their winners this Sunday, Feb. 26., we take a peek inside the ballots of Oscar voters from different parts of the world.  The look at the ballot down below is from an older male voter.  To protect his identity, he asks to only include one sentence from each […]

Circuit Breaker Episode 30: BAFTA Winners, State of the Race, Q&A

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DGA Awards Nominees – Garth Davis, Denis Villeneuve IN; Mel Gibson, Martin Scorsese OUT

The Directors Guild of America Awards film nominees are out, with some surprising results. Oscar frontrunners Damien Chazelle (“La La Land”), Kenneth Lonergan (“Manchester by the Sea”) and Barry Jenkins (“Moonlight”) are in. Denis Villeneuve and Garth Davis rounded out the list, for their films “Arrival” and “Lion,” respectively. Notable omissions include Mel Gibson and […]

OSCARS: Is ‘La La Land’ Positioned to Be the New ‘Titanic’ After the Golden Globes?

The Golden Globes shook things up a bit last night. To some, it may have solidified their thoughts that “La La Land” will be our first sweeper since “Titanic” in 1998, winning a buttload of awards that will likely include Best Picture, Director and Original Screenplay. It would be the first musical original screenplay nominee […]

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 […]

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Vancouver Film Critics Circle Winners – ‘Manchester by the Sea’ Pulls Off Near Sweep

The Vancouver Film Critics Circle weighed in with its winners today. “Manchester by the Sea” almost pulled off a sweep, taking Best Film, Actor, Supporting Actress, Screenplay and Director honors. Meanwhile, Isabelle Huppert continued her love fest with the critics, as did “Moonlight” star Mahershala Ali. See the full list of winners below. Check out […]

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Kansas City Film Critics Circle Winners – ‘Manchester’ Takes Pic, Director and Actor Trophies

The Kansas City Film Critics Circle weighed in with its winners Sunday. “Manchester by the Sea” won big, taking home the prize in Picture, Director and Best Actor. Jeff Bridges also bested current frontrunner Mahershala Ali for Best Supporting Actor for “Hell or High Water.” Check out the rest of the winners below! Check out the […]

Boston Online Film Critics Winners – ‘Moonlight’ Tops With ‘Cameraperson’ Taking Editing

The Boston Online Film Critics Association named “Moonlight” the Best Film of 2016, as well as continuing the streak of Supporting Actor hopeful Mahershala Ali. Barry Jenkins’ film also won Best Ensemble, although Damien Chazelle took directing honors. The group made interesting choices overall, choosing “Cameraperson” for not just Documentary Feature but for Best Editing. […]

OSCARS: Deconstructing the NBR Winners and What it Means to the Oscar Race

As you’ve likely seen already, “Manchester by the Sea” took home four prizes this afternoon from the National Board of Review, picking up citations for Best Film, Best Actor for Casey Affleck, Best Original Screenplay for Kenneth Lonergan and Breakthrough Performance (Male) for Lucas Hedges. Co-distributors Amazon Studios and Roadside Attractions must be feeling excellent at […]