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Circuit Breaker Podcast Episode 4: Fall Festivals, Predictions, and ACCA TV Winners

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, […]

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Oscar Circuit: Could ‘Son of Saul’ Become the First Foreign Best Picture Winner?

Each Oscar season reflects a narrative of the collection of films in contention.  Last year portrayed a passionate underdog against expert filmmaking techniques in films like “Boyhood” and the eventual winner “Birdman or (the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance).”  The year before, it was about history and spectacle as winner “12 Years a Slave” took on […]

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Oscar Circuit: Assessing the Future Landscape for the Acting Categories

The first half of the year is days from closing and the landscape thus far hasn’t offered any early year contenders such as “The Grand Budapest Hotel” last year.  If anything, we’re seeing more unconventional films that are hoping for a dance with the Academy.  “Ex Machina” landed with major love from critics but could go […]

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Awards Profile: The Revenant

Welcome to the 2015 Awards Profiles series.  For the next two months, every day (except for Saturday), we will bring you a run down of a future 2015 film that we see as a potential awards vehicle for next year’s Academy Awards.  This is all speculative since with just about all these films, we haven’t […]

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Awards Profile: The Hateful Eight

Welcome to the 2015 Awards Profiles series.  For the next two months, every day (except for Saturday), we will bring you a run down of a future 2015 film that we see as a potential awards vehicle for next year’s Academy Awards.  This is all speculative since with just about all these films, we haven’t […]

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Oscars 2015: Will Win/Should Win Selections (Mark Johnson)

It’s Oscar Week! Each staff member will be revealing their final picks for the upcoming Academy Awards on February 22. Missed one? Click on Will Win/Should Win 2015. Make sure to make your picks in our Oscar Pool hosted by Fun Office Pools. For those of us who are obsessed with the Oscar race, February 22nd […]

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2015 Oscar Circuit: Best Director

The Directors Guild of America (DGA) is widely known as the most accurate precursor to its corresponding Oscar. The DGA has only differed from the eventual Best Director Oscar winner seven times in 67 years. That’s running at a remarkable clip of just around 90%. What makes things even more interesting is the DGA winner’s film […]

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Oscars 2015: Will Win/Should Win (Mike Ward)

It’s Oscar Week! Each staff member will be revealing their final picks for the upcoming Academy Awards on February 22. Missed one? Click on Will Win/Should Win 2015. Make sure to make your picks in our Oscar Pool hosted by Fun Office Pools. And now it has come down to this: the Cinematic Super Bowl, […]