Oscar nominations

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 […]

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 […]

2017 Awards Circuit In Line Series: 25 Actors for an Oscar Nomination

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 […]

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 […]

Circuit Breaker Episode 22: Critics Choice, Golden Globes, and SAG Nods

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 [email protected], and […]

Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association

BREAKING: ‘Moonlight’ and ‘Loving’ Classified as ADAPTED Screenplays for Oscars

The SAG nominations aren’t the only things throwing a wrench into this year’s Oscar race. In another shocking move, the Academy declared “Loving” and “Moonlight” ineligible for Best Original Screenplay honors. The films will instead be in contention for Best Adapted Screenplay nods. Both films have competed for Original Screenplay honors all season so far. […]

New York Film Critics Circle Preview – Is it a Group Built for ‘Moonlight’ or Something Else?

The National Board of Review kicked things off on Tuesday with their naming of “Manchester by the Sea” as Best Film of 2016. On Thursday, the east coast critics known as the New York Film Critics Circle will weigh in on their thoughts for the year. A little bit of history on NYFCC: Last year […]

2016 National Board of Review Preview – What Film Starts as the Oscar Frontrunner?

The National Board of Review has the distinct honor of kicking off the precursor season this year. On Tuesday, Nov. 29, they will unveil their favorite films and performances of 2016. In the last six years, their Best Film winner has gone on to a nomination for Oscar’s Best Picture five times (naming “A Most […]

Box Office: ‘Moana’ Decimates Newcomers in Thanksgiving Weekend

(NOVEMBER 25 – NOVEMBER 27, 2016 estimates) “Moana” (Opening) – $55,523,000 “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” (Week 2) – $45,100,000 “Doctor Strange” (Week 4) – $13,369,000 “Allied” (Opening) – $13,000,000 “Arrival” (Week 3) – $11,250,000 “Trolls” (Week 4) – $10,340,000 “Almost Christmas” (Week 3) – $7,610,000 “Bad Santa 2” (Opening) – $6,106,658 “Hacksaw […]