Movies for Grownups awards

2017 AARP Movies for Grownups Awards Winners – ‘Loving’ Takes Top Honors

The AARP held its 16th Annual Movies for Grownups Awards Monday evening. Interracial marriage drama “Loving” took home Best Picture, and “Fences” saw both of its stars (Denzel Washington and Viola Davis) take home acting prizes. Mike Mills’ “20th Century Women,” which was largely shut out of the Oscars save for a screenplay nod, won […]

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 Guild Predictions: WGA and Art Directors Weighing In

A lot of major guilds will be announcing in the next seven days. It seemed like an appropriate time to offer up some predictions on how each of them will go. The major guilds that are announcing are: Writers Guild of America (Wednesday, Jan. 4) Art Directors Guild (Thursday, Jan. 5) BAFTA Nominations (Tuesday, Jan. […]

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 […]

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

Welcome to the Awards Circuit podcast titled “CIRCUIT BREAKER!,” a weekly podcast from 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, 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. […]


‘Loving’ to Receive Special Honor at PGA Awards

“Loving” will receive the Stanley Kramer Award from the Producers Guild of America, it was announced today. The award, which honors productions that raise public awareness of social issues, will be given at the PGA Awards on Jan. 28. “Loving” certainly does just that. The film stars Ruth Negga, Joel Edgerton, Michael Shannon and Nick Kroll in […]

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 […]