All posts tagged "oscar predictions 2013"

  • General
    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...

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    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...

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    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...

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    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...

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    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...

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    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”...

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    Oscar Circuit – The Final Stretch and End of the Year Honors Begin!

    We are in the final stretch of Phase 1 of awards season. Oscar ballots are due this coming Thursday, January 3rd, with nominations being announced exactly one week later. If there’s any time to pay attention to the “buzz” and “word on the street,” this past week was that time. Trying to...

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    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...

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    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...

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    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...

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    Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 31: Full Oscar Rundown, Early Django Screenings, Academy Idol Results and Wild Cards

    It’s a lengthy podcast today but it’s Oscar-filled and we run through nearly every single category.  Even talk about the Globes a bit. We work through the Shorts first.  Has anyone seen them? Original Song – Who’s is it to lose? Original Score – Editor drops Desplat, so who can win?  John...

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    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...

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    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....

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    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...

  • Podcasts
    Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 28: Les Miserables Trailer, Studio Slates, and Oscar Prospects

    We have tons of fun this week on the Awards Circuit Power Hour.  A jam-packed agenda full of laughs, analysis, and looking in-depth at the Oscar race and its films. We talk the movie trailers of “Warm Blood,” “World War Z,” and of course, “Les Miserables. “Lincoln” had a strong opening weekend...

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    Oscar Circuit – “Master” of Networking?

    As the awards season is underway, multiple scenarios are playing out in my mind suggesting what can occur for the remainder of the year.  Films like The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and Zero Dark Thirty are still sight unseen with Django Unchained and Promised Land about to get their first set of...

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    Circuit Round-Up (Week Ending 11/11)

    Hello again, readers of The Awards Circuit! Before I begin the week’s recap, I want to first start off by saying a big “THANK YOU” to Daniel Ashtiany for taking over the reins for me while I was covering the AFI Film Fest. Great job, mate! Speaking of Los Angeles’ second major...

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    Two Lead Contenders on Lionsgate Awards Plate

    When the Lionsgate Awards site went LIVE today and listed their slate of contenders involving Stephen Chbosky’s The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Fisher Stevens’ Stand Up Guys, Gary Ross’ The Hunger Games, Nicholas Jarecki’s Arbitrage, and J.A. Bayona’s The Impossible, I started to analyze how this year could pan out for...

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    Oscar Circuit – The Calm Before the Storm (No Pun Intended)

    Writing this LIVE in the middle of Hurricane Sandy on the East Coast, what’s a better time to talk about Oscar Predictions than now.  As we enter the leg of the season this November, some categories start to look more clear and less of a mystery.  Some films also emerge as the...

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    Circuit Round-Up (Week Ending 10/28)

    Never a dull moment at The Awards Circuit, we began with two fantastic articles from our newest contributing writers, Nicole Melkonian and Tiff Chai. Nicole goes with her heart — which we are so thankful of — and lists the 10 Greatest Films by a Female Director. Tiff Chai, who is spearheading...

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    Circuit Round-Up (Week Ending 10/21)

    With the 2012 Presidential Election right around the corner, and Lincoln a serious contender for “Best Picture,” this week at The Awards Circuit felt more than ever like an arduous yet exciting journey on the campaign trail. Starting us off with this political theme was Joey Magidson, who released his 10 Best...

  • Podcasts
    Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 24: Lincoln, Argo, Flight, and the Oscar Race for Best Actor

    This week’s Power Hour focuses on the large amount of news, premieres, and other awards worthy citations from the week. We spend a good amount of time on “Trailer Talk”

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    Circuit Round-Up (Week Ending 10/14)

    Before you refresh yourselves on the week’s events here at The Awards Circuit, I have but one favor to ask of you all: Go. See. Argo. Now. Don’t worry, I can wait for two hours. Done? Great — please share your thoughts here! Now on to the weekly recap…We began the week...

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    Circuit Round-Up (Week Ending 10/7)

    The awards season may be keeping us awake all hours of the day, but The Awards Circuit hasn’t forgotten that October is the one month where screaming is but an exertion of bliss. To celebrate not just Halloween but the legacy horror has bestowed upon the film industry, we present 31 Days...

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    Taking Questions for Power Hour!

    It’s that time again, we’re taking your questions for Power Hour! We’re going to be talking New York Film Fest, horror movies, and of course the Oscars.  There are two ways to send them in; you can record a message to us via Speakpipe on our sidebar or directly on our Facebook page or...