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OSCARS: Deconstructing the NBR Winners and What it Means to the Oscar Race

As you’ve likely seen already, “Manchester by the Sea” took home four prizes this afternoon from the National Board of Review, picking up citations for Best Film, Best Actor for Casey Affleck, Best Original Screenplay for Kenneth Lonergan and Breakthrough Performance (Male) for Lucas Hedges. Co-distributors Amazon Studios and Roadside Attractions must be feeling excellent at […]

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Oscar Circuit: AFI Film Fest Sets the Stage for Studio Films and Annette Bening’s Best Actress Run

Moving into the month of November means the official launch of Phase 1 for awards season. Marketing plans are in place, publicists are planning events, and the stars are gearing up to plead their cases to members of the guilds. We’ve already spoken about the upcoming “13 days” of the awards season which will shoehorn over […]

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Circuit Breaker Episode 15: Viola Davis Supporting, Middleburg Fest, 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, and […]

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Oscar Circuit: Have the Acting Winners Already Been Seen?

With three big festivals behind us, and #NYFF54 fully underway, the acting races are heating up. In the midst of the race unfolding, the Oscar-loving community is desperate for a frontrunner. When Awards Circuit writer Mark Johnson returned from Telluride a few weeks ago, he stated there’s a chance that he saw all four acting […]

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Circuit Breaker Episode 11: The Overdue Narrative, Acting Categories and NYFF

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 […]

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NYFF Film Review: ‘Moonlight’ Captures Urban Truth in a Masterful Manner

NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL 2016: A magnificent portrait of urban life, Barry Jenkins‘ astounding “Moonlight” captures the essence of a generation. Acting as urban cinema’s “Brokeback Mountain” and “Boyhood,” it’s as if we got to see “Ennis” and “Mason” grow up in a different culture and era. In this case, it’s even more powerful and profound. […]

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Oscar Circuit: Could Viola Davis See a Best Supporting Actress Campaign?

In a world where the internet explodes with rage over the negative feedback over “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” or the latest incoherent thought from a presidential candidate that gets his hair disheveled on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon,” we approach the point in the early awards season where film campaigns begin to […]

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WATCH: ‘Collateral Beauty’ Trailer With Will Smith, Helen Mirren and More

It has been quite a while since any news of “Collateral Beauty” has been announced. The dry spell is officially snapped, however, as the full-length trailer for the film released today. “Collateral Beauty” follows a New York ad man (Will Smith) on a downward spiral after a personal tragedy. His colleagues devise a unique plan to help […]

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Circuit Chat: Fanning v. Fanning Face-Off in Supporting Actress?

Welcome to Circuit Chat!  Each Wednesday that Circuit Chat lands, we’ll be talking about a specific category either in depth or a particular film or narrative taking place through the season.  Think of this as Clayton’s Oscar Circuit, but about one race rather than all of them!  For example: the potentially historic strength of the Best Actress […]

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2016 Oscar Circuit Guide: Award Hopefuls Debuting at Venice, TIFF, and NYFF

The Oscar season will officially be underway this week with the start of the biggest festivals of the fall. Over the next four weeks we will venture off into the Venice Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, Telluride Film Festival and New York Film Festival. This is a preview of the fall festivals and what […]

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Golden Globes Update: Prediction Shifts Due to Controversy and Possible “Star-Mania!”

The Golden Globes are an integral part of the awards season and has the race unfolds for the next six months, we’ll continue to monitor all the big races that will help shape the Academy Awards in February. As new changes come down the pike, such as the Nate Parker controversy, or the announcement of […]

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Circuit Breaker Podcast Episode 6: Summer Oscars, NYFF Lineup, and Alfred Hitchcock

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 […]

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WATCH: First Breathtaking Trailer for ‘Moonlight’ from A24

Today, A24 released the poster and trailer for its very first production “Moonlight” from writer/director Barry Jenkins. Early rumblings have already suggested that a strong Oscar player is in our midst with suggested standout performances from Mahershala Ali and Naomie Harris. Check out the trailer below: Look at the latest Oscar Predictions and see where […]