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Ang Lee is circling ‘Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk’ as his next film

Even if I wasn’t amazingly enamored with Life of Pi, I did like Ang Lee‘s Oscar winning direction quite a bit (though he has Ben Affleck‘s Academy...

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Could ‘Gravity’ bring about a new Best Visual Imaging Oscar category?

A potentially interesting bit of Oscar related news might have come out of the annual Visual Effects Society summit that’s going on. Essentially, after films like...

Oscar Circuit: Best Director

And the nominees are: Amour – Michael Haneke Beasts of the Southern Wild – Benh Zeitlin Life of Pi – Ang Lee Lincoln – Steven Spielberg Silver Linings Playbook...

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...

2013 Oscar Scenarios – Lee Becomes Fosse

As I kicked off some juice this past Monday and started some heated discussion, we’re looking at all the possible angles for any film to get love on Oscar night....

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 2013 Will Win/Should Win Selections (Melkonian)

(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...

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...

International Film Music Award Nominations highlight ‘Cloud Atlas’ and ‘Life of Pi’

2012 has been a great year for movie music, therefore it would be no surprise that the nominees for the International Film Music Awards would be pretty good. Lincoln and...

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: Original Score

Original Score is one of the most interesting categories year in and year out, with the list of films that were disqualified being almost as good of a list as the...

Oscar Circuit: Film Editing

And the nominees are: Argo – William Goldenberg Life of Pi – Tim Squyres Lincoln – Michael Kahn Silver Linings Playbook – Jay Cassidy and Crispin Struthers Zero...

No Surprise: ‘Life of Pi’ Dominates the Visual Effects Society Awards

I think if you asked the staff to guarantee one win on Oscar night, we might all unanimously agree on the visual effects team for Life of Pi being triumphant. Heck, we...

Art Directors Guild Honors ‘Karenina,’ ‘Pi,’ and ‘Skyfall’

Saturday night was a big night for handing out awards. Along with the DGA, the Annies and the Art Directors Guild (ADG) handed out their own best of the year honors....

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...

Oscar Circuit: Best Visual Effects

And the Nominees are… The Avengers – Janek Sirrs, Daniel Sudick, Jeff White, and Guy Williams Oscar Scene: Hulk smashing The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey –...

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,...

Oscar Circuit: Adapted Screenplay

Faithfully and successfully adapting an original source into a workable feature film screenplay often poses itself as a daunting task to even the most seasoned...

Oscar Circuit: Sound Editing

And the nominees are: Argo – Erik Aadahl and Ethan Van der Ryn Django Unchained – Wylie Stateman Life of Pi – Eugene Gearty and Philip Stockton Skyfall...

Oscar Circuit: Cinematography

And the Nominees Are: Roger Deakins, Skyfall Janusz Kaminski, Lincoln Claudio Miranda, Life of Pi Seamus McGarvey, Anna Karenina Robert Richardson, Django Unchained Few...

Oscar Updates Begin – Could ‘Argo’ pull it off?

Since Oscar nominations, everyone is trying to get their heads around what each nomination means and which films are building momentum after the Critics Choice Movie...

ACE Eddie Nominations: Round Up The Usual Suspects

The American Cinema Editors (ACE) nominations used to be announced prior to the Oscar nominations, and would be a good bellwether towards the eventual Oscar outcome....

The American Society of Cinematographers Honor ‘Pi,’ ‘Lincoln,’ and ‘Skyfall’

The nominees for the 27th annual American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) awards have been announced, and the Oscar frontrunners – Life of Pi, Skyfall, and...

2013 Visual Effects Society Nominees Announced

The Visual Effects Society (VES) has announced their nominees for the VES Awards, and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey leads the pack with seven nominations. Life of...