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Under the Circuit: Joe Wright

After a fast start to his career, Wright has struggled to find the right chord to strike with the Academy


Under the Circuit: Tobey Maguire

The 21st century's first super hero has yet to defeat the Oscar snub


Spike Lee, Debbie Reynolds, and Gena Rowlands will Receive the Academy’s 2015 Governors Awards

Honorary Oscars are a fascinating thing to me. Basically, they’re often used as make up attempts by the Academy to right past wrongs, though sometimes...


Under the Circuit: Judd Apatow

Will one of comedy's current kings ever earn the respect of the academy?


Awards Profile: Irrational Man

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...


Under the Circuit: David Oyelowo

David Oyelowo's snub by the Academy last Thursday may be the most recent, but it isn't his first


Under the Circuit: Jamie Lee Curtis

Most Known For: “Halloween,” “True Lies,” “A Fish Called Wanda” Snubbed For: “A Fish Called Wanda,” “True Lies” Acting, believe it or not, could be...


Under the Circuit: Paul Bettany

Under the Circuit returns for the first time in 2015 with "Avengers: Age of Ultron's" Paul Bettany


Under the Circuit: Joel Edgerton

Edgerton looks to join a club made up of Aussies Hugh Jackman, Jacki Weaver and the late Heath Ledger


Under the Circuit: Jennifer Aniston

Can Aniston be the next TV star turned Oscar nominee? Is "Cake" the film that will get here there?


Under the Circuit: J.K. Simmons

Is the veteran character actor just months away from his first Oscar nomination?


Under the Circuit: Oscar Isaac

One of 2013's biggest snubs, can Oscar Isaac crack the top five in 2014?


Under the Circuit: James Gandolfini

The late actor's last film hits theaters this Friday, could he earn posthumous nomination?


Under the Circuit: Steve Buscemi

Steve Buscemi finally got his leading man role thanks to "Boardwalk Empire," but will he ever get an Academy Award nomination?


Under the Circuit: Alfred Molina

Will Alfred Molina be snubbed once again this year, or will "Love is Strange" land him his first Oscar nomination?


RIP Richard Attenborough (1923-2014)

  Yesterday, news broke that veteran British actor/director, Richard Attenborough, passed away in London at the age of 90.  Attenborough was an Oscar-winning...


Under the Circuit: Richard Gere

Oscar hasn't shown any love to Richard Gere in his 40 year career, is there a nomination somewhere in the "Chicago" star's future?

lupita nyong'o

86 Years A Snub – The Struggle for Black Actors in Hollywood

Lupita Nyong’o joined the coveted Oscar ranks earlier this month, becoming the seventh black actress (who is of Kenyan descent) to win an Oscar at the 2014 Academy...


Circuit 3: Foreign Language Films

For those of us outside of the larger markets, finding the films nominated for Oscar’s Best Foreign Language Feature can sometimes be a daunting, if not futile,...


Highlights of Ellen Degeneres as Oscar Host!

Announced today that Ellen Degeneres will return as the host of this year’s Oscar ceremony, I couldn’t be any happier.  I thought she was fantastic the last...


MTV Interviews Alfonso Cuaron at Comic-Con About ‘Gravity’

Kevin P. Sullivan of MTV sat down with Alfonso Cuaron, co-writer and director of the new film Gravity, and had him discuss a bit about the project and stars Sandra...

Circuit 3: Academy Changes

Now that we  have had a few days to recover from this crazy award season, let’s take a moment to reflect. This year so many unique things happened this awards...

What are the “Best” Best Picture Winners?

Don’t you guys just love lists? Of course you do or else Mark’s fantastic Circuit 3 series wouldn’t be so popular. Entertainment Weekly, in...

Oscar Circuit: Original Score

Original Score is one of the most interesting categories year in and year out, with the list of films that were disqualified being almost as good of a list as the...

Oscar Circuit: Best Production Design

New name. Same Category. The Academy Award for Best Production Design celebrates the best in art direction and set design. Production designers have an incredibly...