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68th Annual Cannes Film Festival Award Predictions

The thing I always enjoy about predicting the Cannes Film Festival awards every year is how it forces me to predict from an emotional distance that I can’t with the...

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2015 Tony Awards Nomination Predictions

The Tony Awards are Broadway’s biggest awards and the stage is set for a really interesting Tony Award race. The nominations will be announced tomorrow and Sam and...

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EMMY PREDICTIONS: Creative Arts Emmys

The Emmy Awards give out a TON of trophies.  Some people consider this much too much, however, I dare you to look down this list of their technical categories and...

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Emmys Circuit: Best Comedy Actor

There are some categories at this year’s Emmys that are overflowing with quality performances. Indeed, some races are sporting six or seven plausible winners. Some...

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67th Annual Cannes Film Festival Award Predictions

The final in-competition entry at this year’s Cannes Film Festival has screened, and with the time gap between speculation and results much smaller than the Oscar...

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2014 Independent Spirit Awards Predictions

The day before the Academy Awards each year, the Independent Spirit Awards are held, obstensibly to give a moment in the sun to the more indie films out there. This year...

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Golden Globes Predictions – A Final Look Before the Ceremony

Sunday night the Hollywood Foreign Press will unveil their winners for 71st annual Golden Globe Awards with host Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.  With a more than solid slate...

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National Board of Review Predictions – What Gets a Boost?

The National Board of Review (NBR) has traditionally been first in the awards season kick off over the past few years.  For the past two however, NYFCC has stepped in...

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New York Film Critics Circle Preview – What Will Show Up Tomorrow?

The New York Film Critics Circle will be cooking up their favorite films and performances of 2013 tomorrow beginning at 10:00 am Eastern time.  The East Coast group...

2013 Tony Award Nominations Predictions

Broadway is boomtown! Or at least it will be when the nominations for the 2013 Tony Awards are announced on Tuesday. The Tonys, for the uninformed, is theater’s...

Of the Upcoming Mortals and Cities

I have read all the books in ‘The Mortal Instruments‘ series, doodled production design ideas, and even drafted different scripts with the hopes of the...

Happy Oscar Day! – A Day Full of Excitement

The day is finally here.  All the predictions, prognosticating, bitching, and moaning has led to this.  The Academy Awards begins at 8:00 pm Eastern time tonight with...

Previewing the Independent Spirit Awards!

I’ve often said that my favorite awards show each year usually winds up being the Independent Spirit Awards. Part of that has to do with how the nominees often...

Producers Guild of America Predictions

The Producers Guild of America will announce their winner tomorrow.  Speaking with Staff Writer Mark Johnson yesterday, he affectionately told me that this weekend...

Screen Actors Guild Awards Preview

The Screen Actors Guild will unveil their winners this Sunday night simultaneously on TBS and TNT.  As a very good indicator for what can happen at the Oscars, all eyes...

Golden Globe Predictions – A Final Guess

**UPDATE: Jessica Alba, Megan Fox, Ed Helms To Announce Golden Globe Nominations** The Hollywood Foreign Press Academy will present their nominees tomorrow for 70th...

Screen Actors Guild Award Predictions and Preview

Final SAG Predictions have been updated.  Go to the page under the menu bar, OTHER AWARD SHOWS. Here are general thoughts before you go and check them out. As tomorrow...

National Board of Review Preview and Predictions

Tomorrow the prestigious National Board of Review will unveil their slate of films and performances they consider the best of 2012.  After yesterday’s long and...

Predicting the 2012 Cannes Film Festival Winners

And so the most prestigious film festival in the world comes to an end, with the “awards season” taking a vague shape right behind it.  Cannes, usually to its...

MTV Movie Awards – Fiction or Rubbish?

The Oscars are far behind and in front of us. As we start rattling our minds around awards season prospects like “Lincoln,” “The Great Gatsby,”...

Previewing the Spirit Awards

There’s probably no awards show I like more year in and year out than the Independent Spirit Awards. It’s quirky as can be and tends to honor films the...

Oscar 2012 Will Win/Should Win Selections (Magidson)

An annual tradition at The Awards Circuit, I humbly present to you my picks for who/what Will Win as well as who/what Should Win at the Oscars. Before I get into it...

Oscar Circuit: Adapted Screenplay

The screenplay categories have a strong correlation with past Best Picture winners.  In the past few years, “Slumdog Millionaire,” “No Country for Old...

Directors Guild of America Preview & Predictions

Probably the most important precursor of them all, the Directors Guild of America announces their nominees tomorrow.  With the field of Best Picture anywhere between...

Writers Guild of America Predictions

While many notable contenders are ineligible for a citation from the Writers Guild of America, many films that are not in serious contention will likely show up as the...