Circuit Breaker Episode 26: DGA, PGA and Top 10 of 2016

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 […]

American Society of Cinematographers Awards Announced: ‘Silence’ Makes the Cut with ‘Moonlight’

The American Society of Cinematographers (or ASC) have announced their nominees where “Silence” has finally received some much deserved recognition for Rodrigo Prieto.  Some other notable and strong inclusions include James Laxton’s elegant work on “Moonlight” and Greig Fraser’s touch on “Lion.” Expected nominees Linus Sandrgen (“La La Land“) and Bradford Young (“Arrival“) rounded out […]

2017 USC Scripter Nominees: ‘Hidden Figures’ Muscles In Alongside ‘Moonlight’ and Others

The USC Scripter has announced their nominations: The finalist writers for film are, in alphabetical order by film title: Scriptcreenwriter Eric Heisserer for “Arrival,” adapted from the novella “Story of Your Life” by Ted Chiang August Wilson for the play and screenplay of “Fences” Screenwriters Allison Schroeder and Theodore Melfi for “Hidden Figures,” based on […]

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 […]

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 […]

Art Directors Guild Nominations – ‘Fences’ and ‘Hacksaw’ Cited, ‘Silence’ Misses Out

Awards Celebrate “Return to Hollywood” Feb. 11 at the Ray Dolby Ballroom There is a TIE in two categories resulting in six nominees respectively: PERIOD FILM and VARIETY, REALITY OR COMPETITION SERIES HOLLYWOOD, Jan. 5, 2017 – Nominees for the Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) 21st Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards in […]

Capri Hollywood Fest Crowns ‘La La Land’ Best Film, Michael Keaton Surprises in Best Actor

The Capri Hollywood International Film Festival in Italy crowned “La La Land” the best film of 2016 today. Damien Chazelle’s musical took six total awards during the fest, including Best Actress for Emma Stone. The film also took home Best Ensemble Cast, Best Photography for Linus Sandgren, Best Score for Justin Hurwitz and Best Song […]

2017 Awards Circuit In Line Series: 25 Actresses for an Oscar Win

Welcome to the official 2017 AWARDS CIRCUIT IN LINE SERIES! The Academy Awards get tons of flack for not rewarding actors and actresses in the prime of their careers. It often boils down to poor timing, but sometimes the Academy’s choices are downright baffling. Here at Awards Circuit, we will begin an annual tradition called […]

Box Office: ‘Sing’ Only New Release to Challenge ‘Rogue One’

(DECEMBER 23 – DECEMBER 25, 2016 estimates) (4-day estimates in Italics) “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” (Week 2) – $64,377,000/$96,085,000 “Sing” (Opening) – $35,290,000/$56,080,000 “Passengers” (Opening) – $14,850,000/$23,100,000 “Why Him?” (Opening) – $11,050,000/$16,715,000 “Assassin’s Creed” (Opening) – $10,280,000/$15,000,000 “Moana” (Week 5) – $7,402,000/$10,447,000 “Fences” (Week 2) – $6,688,000/$11,366,000 “La La Land” (Week 3) – […]

WATCH: New Online Trailer for ‘Lion’ From the Weinstein Company

A new online trailer has debuted for Garth Davis’ stunning “Lion,” which was recently nominated for four Golden Globes and two SAG Awards. As the season heavily focuses on the trajectory of frontrunners like “La La Land,” “Manchester by the Sea” and “Moonlight,” a plus for the Weinstein Company’s true story about Saroo Brierly is […]

Circuit Breaker Episode 23: Precursor Check In, ‘Rogue One,’ and Anticipating a Snub

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 […]

OSCARS: 145 Scores Announced by the Academy, ‘Arrival’ and ‘Silence’ Omitted

The Academy released their list of eligible scores for the 2016 Best Original Score Oscar and it seems we have two big omissions from the list.  The biggest was Johann Johansson’s masterful “Arrival” and Kathryn and Kim Allen Kluge’s understated yet brilliant work on “Silence.”  Also missing from the list is Lesley Barber’s work on […]