Final Oscar Predictions – Will ‘La La Land’ Tie or Break the 11 Win Record on Sunday? #Oscars

ENTER OUR OSCARS CONTEST via our CIRCUIT CENTER HERE! The Academy Awards ballots were handed in this past Tuesday, Feb. 21. We have stewed on this for months now, looking for alternatives in different sectors of the film year. Everything has pointed to “La La Land,” with a few subtle hints along the way that […]

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 31: Final Predictions for Oscars 2017

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 […]

Can ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ Beat ‘Zootopia’ in Animated Feature?

There was quite a bit of shock when “Kubo and the Two Strings” nabbed the second visual effects Oscar nomination for an animated film, the first since “Nightmare Before Christmas” in 1993. Only “Moana” and “Kubo and the Two Strings” were mentioned elsewhere in addition to the Animated Feature category. Best Animated Feature frontrunner, “Zootopia,” on […]

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2017 Academy Award Nominations Announcement – LIVE Stream With LIVE Blog Chat

Happy Oscar nomination day! We’re finally here: The Academy Award nominations for the upcoming 89th annual ceremony. Beginning at 8:18 am ET, the Academy will reveal their nominations on the very best of 2016. We expect plenty of surprises and we’re going to be here with you every step of the way. Down below, you […]

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Final Oscar Nominations Predictions: Can ‘La La Land’ Tie the Record? Is ‘Arrival’ Going for 10?

It’s all down to this! Tuesday morning the Academy will finally unveil their choices for the best in film for the year, and let’s be honest, we just all need the distraction right now. With the inauguration, confirmation hearings, and the fabric of America seemingly falling apart, retreating into the movies and glitzy red carpet […]

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Visual Effects Society Nominations – ‘Rogue One’ and ‘Game of Thrones’ Slay

The Visual Effects Society weighed in with their picks in film and television today. “Rogue One” led the film pack with seven total nods, with “Doctor Strange” and “The Jungle Book” receiving six each. HBO’s “Game of Thrones” throttled the competition on the TV side. The show received a whopping 11 nominations. On the animated […]

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 […]

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 […]

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‘Jungle Book,’ ‘Kubo,’ ‘Rogue One’ Among Shortlist for Best Visual Effects

“The Jungle Book,” “Kubo and the Two Strings” and “Rogue One” are advancing in the Best Visual Effects Oscar race. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the 20-film shortlist for the category Friday. Per The Hollywood Reporter, the inclusion of “Kubo” is notable because it’s unusual for an animated film to make […]