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Six Spot #8: Best Actor 2013

Welcome back to The Six Spot! In case you missed last week’s 1997 Best Actor Six Spot, you can catch it here. This week, I finally tackle what has by far been the most...

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U2 to Perform “Ordinary Love” On The Oscars®

BEVERLY HILLS, CA — World-renowned rock band U2 will perform their Oscar®-nominated song, “Ordinary Love” for a global audience at the Oscars®, show producers...

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Oscar Circuit: Best Original Song

Our look at the individual Oscar categories continue.  If you missed a piece, click on the tag titled Oscar Circuit 2014.  You can also see the official Oscar...

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71st Golden Globes Award Winners – ‘American Hustle’ Wins Three, ’12 Years a Slave’ Wins Where It Counts

Below are the winners of the tonight’s 71st Golden Globes awards.  We had some interesting surprises and choices.  A full examination of the winners will be up...

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NAACP Awards Announced – ’12 Years a Slave’ Shows Up Big

Check out the full list below for the NAACP Awards Nominations and if you missed an any awards announcement, please check on our Precursor Station for all the awards...

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Community Reactions: Your Thoughts on the Holiday Movie Releases

So many films are opening in theaters today, some just in full release.  Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street, Ben Stiller’s The Secret Life of Walter...

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Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 73: AFI Recap, Studio Placements, Oscar Talk

Welcome to another edition of the Awards Circuit Power Hour, our weekly podcast diving deep into all things film, television, and entertainment. We have a jam-packed...

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AFI Fest: Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (★★)

I know, I know. I’m shocked too. The last thing I’d ever want to do is slam a film dedicated to the heroic liberator of South Africa, the beyond incredible...

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AFI Fest: Staff Top 10 Most Anticipated Films

AFI Fest is right around the corner and Awards Circuit will be covering all the films and happenings at the festival. There are so many titles playing at the fest but I...

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‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom’ to Screen for President Obama at the White House

President Barack Obama will screen the Nelson Mandela biopic, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, at the White House this Thursday, according to representatives from The...

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TWC Releases New Trailer for ‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom’ with Original Song by U2!

The buzz has been building for The Weinstein Company and their new film “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” by director Justin Chadwick and starring the terrific...

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Best Actor Predictions – Can Hanks Become the New Day-Lewis?

For the past two years, Meryl Streep and Daniel Day-Lewis joined a very small group of actors that have won three Academy Awards.  Streep won two Oscars in Lead Actress...

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Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 64: More Festival Round-Up, News, and Categorizing the Globes

Welcome to another edition of the Awards Circuit Power Hour, our weekly podcast diving deep into all things film, television, and entertainment. The staff is back this...

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TORONTO : ‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom’ Puts Idris Elba in the Oscar Hunt!

One of the big question marks of the awards season is Justin Chadwick’s “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” in which the very underrated Idris Elba...

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Oscar Circuit – Supporting Players Riding the Wave

It’s happened nearly every year since I’ve followed the Academy Awards race this closely.  A performance is touted as THE performance of the year with no...

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Ten Best Studio Films – The Weinstein Company

Continuing the Best Films by the Studios Series. The Weinstein Company, the name that’s synonymous with Oscar-bait projects that gathers excitement from awards...

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Awards Season Shuffle – Where Will Actors Be Campaigned?

Moving in on these later summer days, the season is gearing  up for a loud and hopefully entertaining start with Telluride, Toronto, and New York Film Festival all...

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2014 Oscar Predictions – Pre-Festival Looks and Optimism for the Season

The pre-festival rounds up have begun.  Studios are assessing their potential for awards success while bloggers, critics, and analysts begin to formulate possible...

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Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 57: Trailers Galore, Animated Race, and 2013 ACCA TV Nominees

The Awards Circuit Power Hour is back this week and we’re digging through the dozen trailers that have premiered over the two weeks as well as other tidbits from...

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First Trailer for ‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom’ Drops on Mandela’s 95th Birthday

The Weinstein Company (TWC) and Distant Horizon have released the first trailer for Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, starring Idris Elba in the titular role. The date is...

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First Teaser Trailer for ‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom’ Starring Idris Elba

There isn’t much in this first look at Justin Chadwick’s Mandela biopic, but what there is is pretty inspiring. The first teaser trailer for Mandela: Long...

First Poster for ‘Mandela’ Showcases Idris Elba Front and Center!

The Weinstein Company looks to have another impressive slate of films hitting the stateside this upcoming awards season.  Naturally, AMPAS voters, as well as Oscar...

Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 47: Next Great Oscar Host, Cannes Festival Lineup, ACCA 1999 Nominations!

Awards Circuit Power Hour is up and alive again this week with a jammed-packed agenda for all of your listening pleasures.  A lot of great stuff to talk about from the...

Awards Profile: Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

Directed By: Justin Chadwick Written By: William Nicholson Cast: Idris Elba, Naomie Harris, and Mark Elderkin Synopsis: There is no official synopsis released for...