Awards Speculation: #OscarsSoWhite Returns From Hiatus?

Welcome back to the 2017 Awards Speculation series, where we speculate on specific Oscar categories, analyzing big players, potential dark horses and upcoming narratives. For the next few weeks, we will bring you a category every Friday to talk about how it might shake out over the upcoming months. If you have a suggestion, please include it in the comments below. […]

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 [email protected]_Pod, email us at [email protected], and […]

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SAG Awards Predictions: Can ‘La La Land’ Keep the Momentum without an Ensemble Nomination?

After a few zingers handed out by the Academy this week with their Oscar nominations, the Screen Actors Guild will weigh in on their choices for 2016 with their awards.  Indicative of support from the actor’s branch, only one film has won the Best Picture prize without the SAG Ensemble prize (“Braveheart”).  This year, “La […]

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Final Oscar Nominations Predictions: Can ‘La La Land’ Tie the Record? Is ‘Arrival’ Going for 10?

It’s all down to this! Tuesday morning the Academy will finally unveil their choices for the best in film for the year, and let’s be honest, we just all need the distraction right now. With the inauguration, confirmation hearings, and the fabric of America seemingly falling apart, retreating into the movies and glitzy red carpet […]

Houston Film Critics Society Nominations – ‘The Nice Guys’ and Rebecca Hall Get a Deserved Boost

The Houston Film Critics Society released their nominations where “The Nice Guys” surprisingly popped up in their Best Picture lineup, alongside films like “The Handmaiden” and “Nocturnal Animals.” Other notable mentions include Octavia Spencer (“Hidden Figures”) and Rebecca Hall (“Christine”). Mahershala Ali (“Moonlight”) was noticeably left out of the Best Supporting Actor category. Check out […]

Film Review: ‘Hidden Figures’ Is Pure Goodness Featuring a Stellar Cast

There’s much to admire in Theodore Melfi‘s newest uplifting venture “Hidden Figures.” His ability to tap into the human condition and spirit has been proven with efforts like “St. Vincent.” Boasting an all-star cast that includes the talents of Taraji P. Henson, Janelle Monae and Octavia Spencer, the 20th Century Fox feature emerges as one of […]

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CHECK OUT: ‘The Shack’ Poster and Trailer With Octavia Spencer, Sam Worthington

The first trailer for “The Shack,” based on the New York Times bestseller of the same name, is here. The film hails from the producer of “Life of Pi” and “The Blindside.” Stuart Hazeldine directs, with a script adapted by John Fusco, Andrew Lanham and Destin Cretton. “The Shack” takes us on a father’s uplifting […]

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WATCH: New ‘Hidden Figures’ Trailer With Octavia Spencer, Taraji P. Henson and Janelle Monáe

Capitalizing on excellent early buzz for “Hidden Figures,” 20th Century Fox has released a new full-length trailer for the film. “Hidden Figures” follows Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughn (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe), brilliant African-American mathematicians who were part of the NASA brain power behind the launch of astronaut John Glenn […]

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 […]

Director Guillermo del Toro Begins Principal Photography on ‘The Shape of Water’

Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones, Michael Stuhlbarg and Octavia Spencer to Star Read the Press Release: Los Angeles, CA, August 15, 2016 – Fox Searchlight Pictures’ Presidents Stephen Gilula and Nancy Utley announced that principal photography on THE SHAPE OF WATER began today in Toronto, Canada.  The film stars Academy Award nominee Sally […]