Circuit Round-Up (Week Ending 2/17)

We’re just one week away from the 85th Annual Academy Awards, and the love for Argo continues to pile up even in these last few crucial days. In the latest Power Hour, The Awards Circuit staff discussed how the USC Scripter Awards and BAFTAs — both, of course, went for Ben Affleck’s awards sweeper — […]

Oscar 2013 Will Win/Should Win Selections (Braverman)

(The annual “Will Win/Should Win” of the Awards Circuit has been our most popular yet most challenging series where each writer let’s their final thoughts be known on the Oscar categories.  Each writer will reveal their choices everyday leading up to the Oscar ceremony.  Think you can do better?  Let your final thoughts be known […]

Oscar Circuit: Live Action Short

And the Nominees are: Asad (South Africa/USA) Buzkashi Boys (Afghanistan/USA) Henry (Canada) Death of a Shadow (France/Belgium) Curfew (USA) There’s no better platform for up-and-coming filmmakers to show what they’re capable of than the Live Action Short Film Oscar® category. Just ask current Director’s Guild of America president, Taylor Hackford, who in 1979 won the […]

Circuit Round-Up (Week Ending 1/6)

The penultimate week before Oscars are announced has come to an end, ballots have been turned in, and now only five days separate us between not knowing the Academy Award™ nominations and finding out how just how in-touch (or out-of-touch) The Awards Circuit is with 2013’s Oscar® lineup. I, for one, can’t control my nerves […]

Are We Underestimating the British Voting Bloc? (‘Skyfall’ Edition)

Exactly two hours before I began writing up this article, the Producers Guild of America had just announced its complete list of nominees. In the “Theatrical Motion Picture” category, one film appeared that virtually no pundit had thought to anticipate: Sam Mendes’ British-produced Skyfall. But after recently crossing the $1 billion mark worldwide, not to […]

Circuit Round-Up (Week Ending 12/30)

Happy New Year (almost), readers of The Awards Circuit. In less than twenty-four hours, we’ll all be citizens of the year 2013, so get excited! I don’t need a crystal ball to know how many of you spent the last few days of the year. Based on the popularity of our “reaction” thread for Django […]

Circuit Round-Up (Week Ending 12/23)

Happy holidays, fans of The Awards Circuit! I hope everyone is staying warm and enjoying the time with friends and family this holiday season. This past week was another busy — although slightly less chaotic than last week — one for us at the site, but we carried on with grace and gusto as always! […]

Circuit Round-Up (Week Ending 12/16)

Aside from the 84th Annual Academy Awards™, there was no bigger week this year at The Awards Circuit than this one. Sunday began with three critics groups — Los Angeles Film Critics Association, Boston Film Critics and New York Film Critics Online — announcing their winners and runners-up for the best in Film 2012. Zero […]

Circuit Round-Up (Week Ending 12/9)

The week is almost over at The Awards Circuit, but what a week it was! On top of Editor-in-Chief Clayton Davis’ updated Oscar Predictions, the New York Film Critics Circle, National Board of Review and Boston Online Film Critics Association had quite a lot to say in regards to this highly competitive awards season. Considering […]

Oscar Circuit – Music vs. History

With two (really one) contender left to be unveiled, this is the most exciting awards race I’ve covered in all my years of Oscar prognosticating.  Every category is competitive and with races like this, anything can happen.  Along with updating the official Oscar Predictions, I’ve updated the major precursors such as the Golden Globe Awards and […]

Circuit Round-Up (Week Ending 12/2)

Hello again, all ye faithful readers of The Awards Circuit. As I’m sure you noticed, we were experiencing some technical difficulties earlier in the week due to increased online traffic and had to perform a full update so you all could have the most comfortable experience possible browsing through our beloved site. We thank you […]

Circuit Round-Up (Week Ending 11/19)

Cue Richard Strauss’ “Also sprach Zarathustra” in honor of the announcement of The Awards Circuit’s infamous online movie competition…Academy Idol!! Yes, thanks to the help of our “Academy Idol” liaison and former staff member, Myles Hughes, we unleashed what could possibly be the best viral video of the year: The Introduction of Academy Idol Six’s […]