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Emmy Circuit 2016: Lead Actor in a Comedy Series Sewn Up for Jeffrey Tambor?

  Welcome back to Award Circuit’s Emmy coverage. May is our unofficial starting point for the Emmy race, which takes us through two and a half months of discussing potential nominees followed by another two months of talking potential winners. In Emmy prep, we begin our Emmy Circuit series, where we dive into the many […]

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2016 Oscar Circuit: Lead Actor

Welcome to our annual Oscar Circuit series, our deep down look into each and every category that will be presented at the upcoming Academy Awards.  Each writer of AwardsCircuit.com will tackle a different category, offering up their own perspectives on those specific races.  If you miss a piece, click on the tag titled Oscar Circuit 2016. You can […]

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Circuit Madness Final Two Voting Open! – Daniel Day-Lewis vs. Jack Nicholson

We’re finally here!  The Circuit Madness final vote of the season.  Two breathtaking Lead Actor winners pitted against each other. Jack Nicholson won his first of three Academy Awards for his stunning work in Milos Forman’s “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” which five Oscars overall.  He’ll take on Daniel Day-Lewis’ second Academy Award winning […]

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Circuit Madness Lead Actor Tournament Kicks Off – First Games Begin!

The first games of the Circuit Madness Tournament has kicked off with Oscar’s Lead Actor winners.  Lots of tight matches in the first round like Kevin Spacey taking on Adrien Brody and Peter Finch taking on Jeremy Irons. Vote in the Circuit Madness station or down below. Download the bracket: CircuitMadness_LeadActor_2015_FULL CircuitMadness_LeadActor_2015_FULL GAMES REMAIN OPEN UNTIL […]

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Around the Circuit: November 10 – November 16

  Link(s) of the week: Grantland’s Mark Harris studied the Screenplay category placement nightmare and suggested how to fix it. Other worthy news from around the web… Awards Daily’s Sasha Stone looked at the directors of the films in contention for Oscar, pitting the “masters” against “emerging masters” against “relative newcomers,” and ranked the ten […]

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2014 Oscar Predictions – Hanks and McConaughey, the new Hunter and Thompson?

I can’t believe it’s already November.  The season has already shown a bit of itself with the Gotham Awards announcing their nominations, but that’s relatively unimportant when it comes to the Oscar predicting.  New York Film Critics Circle will unveil their first batch of winners on December 3, leaving room for Los Angeles and National […]

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Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 67: Gravity, Walter Mitty, and Lead Actor

Welcome to another edition of the Awards Circuit Power Hour, our weekly podcast diving deep into all things film, television, and entertainment. A lengthy, in-depth podcast is upon us today.  We have lots to talk about. After kicking it off with a funny story about Mark Johnson fooling the Oscar pundit world, we talk about some […]

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Best Actor Predictions – Can Hanks Become the New Day-Lewis?

For the past two years, Meryl Streep and Daniel Day-Lewis joined a very small group of actors that have won three Academy Awards.  Streep won two Oscars in Lead Actress for “Sophie’s Choice” and “The Iron Lady” and won in Supporting Actress for “Kramer vs. Kramer.”  Day-Lewis has the most Lead Actor wins in history. […]

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2014 Oscar Predictions – Best Actor Updated!

Welcome to the week of Oscar Prediction updates!  Yesterday I dropped the gauntlet on Best Picture and Best Director and have decided to move away from the prospect of Ridley Scott and his film The Counselor being crowned the best of the year.  Definitely not out the question yet but need to look elsewhere as […]

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Oscar Circuit – Supporting Players Riding the Wave

It’s happened nearly every year since I’ve followed the Academy Awards race this closely.  A performance is touted as THE performance of the year with no way they could lose when the envelope is opened.  Often times, the kick off happens at the Cannes Film Festivals, other times during Toronto.  Regardless, the Lead performer often […]

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Awards Season Shuffle – Where Will Actors Be Campaigned?

Moving in on these later summer days, the season is gearing  up for a loud and hopefully entertaining start with Telluride, Toronto, and New York Film Festival all coming in at just over a month’s time.  The staff and I weighed in our predictions, and I’ll probably do one more little tweak just before the […]

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Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 58: Toronto Preview, Batman Casting, and Lead Acting Potentials

Our weekly podcast is up for your listening pleasure, The Awards Circuit Power Hour.  We have a short but thorough agenda that brings some lively discussions on the following topic points: John Williams returns to score Star Wars Episode VII Academy Award nominee Terrence Malick is being sued for not finishing, “Voyage of Time.” Rita […]