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Awards Profile: Trash

Directed By: Stephen Daldry Written By: Richard Curtis Cast: Rooney Mara, Martin Sheen, Wagner Moura, Selton Mello Synopsis: Set in an unnamed Third World country, three...

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You Can’t Vote for What You Don’t See – An Awards Season Plea

I’m starting it early this year.  I’ve long championed some of the little guys but have admitted out loud, that I do fall into the consensus crowd more...

Two Disc Deluxe Edition of ‘Les Miserables’ Cast Album to arrive March 19th

Despite the reception the film seemed to get from the top critics and even some of our own staff, Les Miserables was an unquestionable hit at the box office and garnered...

Oscar 2013 Will Win/Should Win Selections (Mark Johnson)

(The annual “Will Win/Should Win” of the Awards Circuit has been our most popular yet most challenging series where each writer let’s their final thoughts be known...

Oscar Circuit: Best Actor

Years from now when I think back on 2012 and what it had to offer, I’m sure the cinematic landscape that was presented will surely stick out as many directors and...

Oscar 2013: Will Win/Should Win (Mike)

(The annual “Will Win/Should Win” of the Awards Circuit has been our most popular yet most challenging series where each writer let’s their final thoughts be known...

Oscar Circuit: Best Costume Design

It is the costume designer’s job to properly design a wardrobe of costumes that symbolize the characters in a film and to set the right mood for every scene. The...

CAS and MPSE Guilds Sound Off

On late Saturday night, the Cinema Audio Society (CAS) handed out their prizes for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing, awarding Les Misérables with their award...

Oscar 2013 Will Win/Should Win Selections (Young)

(The annual “Will Win/Should Win” of the Awards Circuit has been our most popular yet most challenging series where each writer let’s their final thoughts be known...

Oscar Predictions – State of the Race and Peaking at Oscar Ballots

The Oscars are less than two weeks away. It seems everyone and his mother is choosing Argo to take it all in the end, which is perfectly sound since the film did pick up...

Oscar Circuit: Sound Mixing

Best Achievement in Sound Mixing Argo – John Reitz, Gregg Rudloff and Jose Antonio Garcia Les Miserables – Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson and Simon Hayes Life...

Oscar Circuit: Supporting Actress

Supporting Actress has proven to be one of the best categories recently for the Academy Awards. For every year there was a clear front runner (Spencer, Monique, Hudson),...

Oscar Circuit: Best Production Design

New name. Same Category. The Academy Award for Best Production Design celebrates the best in art direction and set design. Production designers have an incredibly...

Incredible Looking Posters for the BAFTA Nominated Films

Every year, The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) selects one lucky artist to create posters for the films nominated for their awards. This year,...

Oscars® to Feature Tribute to Movie Musicals of the Last Decade

Well this is some interesting news. AMPAS has decided to honor three movie musicals from the past decade – Chicago (2002), Dreamgirls (2006), and...

Oscar Circuit: Best Makeup

Makeup can be a truly wonderful thing. I apply makeup to my face every morning and I am transformed into a better looking version of myself. In film, a makeup team is...

Editor Top Films of 2012 – The Year of the Film

2012 went in the blink of an eye.  By July of last year, I was fearful of how the year would turn out for film.  At that point my top two films, Beasts of the Southern...

Costume Designers Guild Awards Nominations Announced

The nominations for the 15th Annual Costume Designers Guild (CDG) Awards have been announced. The awards honor excellence in costume design throughout movies,...

The Cinema Audio Society Reveals Their Nominations

The Cinema Audio Society recognizes excellence in Sound Mixing (or Sound, as it used to be called). The nominees for the 49th Annual CAS Awards have been announced in...

Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 34: New Year’s Spectacular

We start the podcast off with the Academy Idol Results.  Are you surprised by the results?  You may be. All the writers make New Year’s Resolutions for...

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...

Oscar Circuit – The Final Stretch and End of the Year Honors Begin!

We are in the final stretch of Phase 1 of awards season. Oscar ballots are due this coming Thursday, January 3rd, with nominations being announced exactly one week...

How Tom Hooper’s Direction Hurt ‘Les Miserables’

When actors study their craft, be it the method, the Miesner technique, Adler, or any other of the many forms taught around the globe, they are taught to use their...

Around the Circuit: December 22nd – December 28th

Link(s) of the week: It’s the end of the year, so “best of” and “worst of” lists are abound. But the people at Film School Rejects went all...

Open Thread for Reactions to ‘Django Unchained’ and ‘Les Miserables’

I’m dying to hear what our readership thought of the two big Christmas openers, Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained and Tom Hooper’s Les Miserables....