Circuit Breaker Episode 31: Final Predictions for Oscars 2017

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 […]

New Blu-ray/DVD Releases (02/21/17) – Oscar Nominees Galore

This week, a treasure trove of Oscar-nominated films come to Blu-ray and DVD. Quality trumps quantity on a day like this, but you’ll never hear complaints about that. As such, let us dive right in and see what’s hitting shelves! PICK OF THE WEEK “Manchester by the Sea” One of 2016’s most emotional endeavors, Kenneth […]

Circuit Breaker Episode 30: BAFTA Winners, State of the Race, Q&A

  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, […]

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Art Directors Guild Winners – ‘La La Land,’ ‘Hidden Figures,’ ‘Passengers’ Win in Film

The Art Directors Guild announced their winners tonight. “La La Land,” “Hidden Figures” and “Passengers” won out on the film side. Check out the full list of nominees and winners below Period Film: “Cafe Society” — Production Designer: Santo Loquasto “Fences” — Production Designer: David Gropman “Hacksaw Ridge” — Production Designer: Barry Robison “Hail, Caesar!” — Production […]

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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 […]

Academy Awards: Oscar Loves Long Films, No Matter the Category

How many people like long movies? Personally, there is nothing more satisfying than a well-told hour-and-a-half film. However, it seems Oscar is stereotyped as liking longer movies. When one thinks of a Best Picture winner, they typically think of the long epics – “Titanic,” “Gone with the Wind,” “Ben Hur” and the list goes on. […]

Circuit Breaker Episode 29: ACCA 2016 Winners Special, DGA, and ASC

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: Can ‘Moonlight’ Pull Off a Best Picture Upset?

It seems that nothing can stop the speeding train of Hollywood musical joy that is Damien Chazelle’s “La La Land.” A record-tying 14 Oscar nominations and seven record-winning Golden Globe wins carries insurmountable weight going into the 89th Academy Awards. But where there is the impossible, there is history. From “Gravity” to “Mad Max: Fury Road,” […]

Awards Circuit Announces 2016 ACCA Nominees – WATCH the Nomination Video!

LA LA LAND takes field-leading 15 ACCA nominations. JACKIE and ARRIVAL tie with 10 nominations. NEW YORK (January 23, 2017) – Awards Circuit announced today its nominees for the 2016 Awards Circuit Community Awards. The awards are voted on annually by Awards Circuit’s community of readers from all over the world. Damien Chazelle’s modern musical “La La Land” received the […]

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London Film Critics’ Circle Winners – ‘La La Land’ Wins Overall, Huppert Wins for ‘Things to Come’

The London Film Critics’ Circle held its 37th annual Film Awards Sunday night. The group spread the love around, with “Moonlight,” “Manchester by the Sea” and Isabelle Huppert all receiving two total awards. It was Damien Chazelle’s “La La Land” that ultimately won over the group though, taking Film of the Year honors. Oscar frontrunner Mahershala […]

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Artios Awards Winners – Love for ‘La La Land,’ ‘Moonlight,’ ‘Manchester’ and More

The Casting Society of America held its annual Artios Awards Thursday night. The awards celebrate the best in casting in film, TV and theater. Oscar frontrunners “La La Land,” “Moonlight” and “Manchester by the Sea” all took home an award. Other potential Oscar players “Hidden Figures” and “Hell or High Water” also received some love. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Circuit Breaker Episode 24: Guilds, In Line, and the New Oscar Frontrunner

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 […]

Box Office: ‘Rogue One’ Nearly Overtaken by ‘Sing’

(DECEMBER 30 – JANUARY 1, 2016/2017 estimates) (4-day estimates in Italics) “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” (Week 3) – $49,539,000/$64,336,000 “Sing” (Week 2) – $42,820,000/$56,400,000 “Passengers” (Week 2) – $16,150,000/$20,700,000 “Moana” (Week 6) – $10,974,000/$14,301,000 “Why Him?” (Week 2) – $10,600,000/$13,000,000 “Fences” (Week 3) – $10,045,000/$12,700,000 “La La Land” (Week 4) – $9,530,000/$12,330,000 “Assassin’s […]

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 […]

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 […]

North Carolina Film Critics Association Nominations – Sam Neill Pops Up for ‘Hunt for the Wilderpeople’

The North Carolina Film Critics Association announced their nominations, where many of the usual suspects popped up, but they embraced some left field choices. Sam Neill received his first mention for the year for his performance in “Hunt for the Wilderpeople,” while films like “The Handmaiden” made a healthy showing. Winners will be announced at the […]

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Vancouver Film Critics Circle Winners – ‘Manchester by the Sea’ Pulls Off Near Sweep

The Vancouver Film Critics Circle weighed in with its winners today. “Manchester by the Sea” almost pulled off a sweep, taking Best Film, Actor, Supporting Actress, Screenplay and Director honors. Meanwhile, Isabelle Huppert continued her love fest with the critics, as did “Moonlight” star Mahershala Ali. See the full list of winners below. Check out […]

London Film Critics Nominations – ‘Love and Friendship’ and ‘Moonlight’ Lead the Way

The London Film Critics have announced their nominees for the best of the year, with “Moonlight” and “Love & Friendship” leading the fray. They also made some inventive citations in their Film of the Year lineup, in particular “American Honey,” the documentary “Fire at Sea” and the vastly underrated “I, Daniel Blake.” Check out the […]

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Kansas City Film Critics Circle Winners – ‘Manchester’ Takes Pic, Director and Actor Trophies

The Kansas City Film Critics Circle weighed in with its winners Sunday. “Manchester by the Sea” won big, taking home the prize in Picture, Director and Best Actor. Jeff Bridges also bested current frontrunner Mahershala Ali for Best Supporting Actor for “Hell or High Water.” Check out the rest of the winners below! Check out the […]