Golden Globes Get 2017 Date, New Comedy vs. Drama Rules

Golden Globes Get 2017 Date, New Comedy vs. Drama Rules

In addition to announcing the air date for next year’s Golden Globes, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association also unveiled some new specifications for distinguishing a film as a drama versus a comedy in light of last year’s snafu involving “The Martian.” The HFPA has set January 8, 2017 for the 74th Annual Golden Globes show, […]

Ridley Scott’s “Alien: Covenant” Release Changed to Summer 2017

Ridley Scott’s “Alien: Covenant” Release Changed to Summer 2017

“Alien: Covenant,” Ridley Scott’s “Prometheus” sequel, has been moved up to August 4, 2017 from October 6, 2017. The film, which stars Michael Fassbender, Danny McBride, Katherine Waterston, Jussie Smollet and Demian Bichir, is the second in a planned trilogy. The first film, “Prometheus,” was set 30 years after the events of 1979’s “Alien,” also […]

2016 Oscar Circuit: Best Production Design

2016 Oscar Circuit: Best Production Design

Welcome to our annual Oscar Circuit series, our deep down look into each and every category that will be presented at the upcoming Academy Awards.  Each writer of AwardsCircuit.com will tackle a different category, offering up their own perspectives on those specific races.  If you miss a piece, click on the tag titled Oscar Circuit 2016. You can […]

DGA Preview: It’s Anyone’s Game with a Winner Not Clearing Up a Thing

DGA Preview: It’s Anyone’s Game with a Winner Not Clearing Up a Thing

The Directors Guild of America will take place this Saturday (can’t believe it) and we will get, hopefully, a clearer picture of what the Oscars can look like on February 28th.  With the way the season has played out, I don’t expect a “conventional” or “expected” pick for the prestigious award.  Thus far, we’ve had […]

2015 Awards Circuit Community Awards Nominations – ‘Mad Max’ Leads While Mara Is A Lead

2015 Awards Circuit Community Awards Nominations – ‘Mad Max’ Leads While Mara Is A Lead

The readers of AwardsCircuit.com have voted in the annual Awards Circuit Community Awards for 2015.  In 22 categories, George Miller’s epic masterpiece “Mad Max: Fury Road” led the nominations with 12 including Best Motion Picture, Best Director, Best Actress (Charlize Theron), as well as Production Design, Cinematography, Costume Design, Film Editing, Makeup and Hairstyling, Sound, […]

DGA nominees are in! – WHAT A LOVELY DAY for ‘Mad Max’

DGA nominees are in! – WHAT A LOVELY DAY for ‘Mad Max’

  The DGA nominees are: Alejandro G. Inarritu – The Revenant Tom McCarthy – Spotlight Adam McKay – The Big Short George Miller – Mad Max: Fury Road Ridley Scott – The Martian It should be noted that only TWO films have been nominated at the 3 major guilds (PGA, SAG Ensemble, and DGA): The […]

Oscars: Looking to the DGA for Clarity on a Very Foggy Season

Oscars: Looking to the DGA for Clarity on a Very Foggy Season

After the weirdness of the Golden Globes on Sunday night, we move into the week where we finally learn who and what is going to be nominated for an Academy Award.  We celebrate all this with a special edition of the Awards Circuit Power Hour podcast that will be up tomorrow morning, where we discuss […]

Final Predictions for the Golden Globes – Wide Open Races in Both Movies and Television

Final Predictions for the Golden Globes – Wide Open Races in Both Movies and Television

With SAG set to hand out their nominations this coming Wednesday, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association will announce their nominations for the 2016 Golden Globes on Thursday.  This year, more than ever, we’ll be looking at both organizations to get indications of support for certain films and performances.  The HFPA has already corrected certain campaigns […]

Online Film Critics love ‘Carol,’ ‘Sicario’

Online Film Critics love ‘Carol,’ ‘Sicario’

The Online Film Critics Society have announced the nominations for their 2015 award, the winners of which will be determined on December 14, 2015.  A strong showing for Oscar favorites Spotlight, Room, The Revenant, Brooklyn, and (somewhat surprisingly) The Martian are notable, but the headline belongs to Carol and Sicario, who lead the field.  The […]

Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 167: Tech Category Check In, The Martian, and Oscar Rematches

Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 167: Tech Category Check In, The Martian, and Oscar Rematches

Welcome to another edition of the Awards Circuit Power Hour, our weekly podcast diving deep into all things film, television, and entertainment. On the agenda: Gotham Nominations The weekend box office along with new Oscar talk surrounding “The Martian” winning Best Picture and Director.  Is it true? A look at some of the technical categories […]

Film Review #2: The Martian (★★★★)

Film Review #2: The Martian (★★★★)

As a voracious reader I try to give every translation from page to screen a fair shake; the Hollywood process differs so greatly from publishing it’s required elements be changed. By that same token, I tend to temper my excitement, as too often parts I love from the source material never leap to the film. When I can […]

CONCUSSION is AFI’s Centerpiece!

CONCUSSION is AFI’s Centerpiece!

Big news comes from AFI FEST 2015 presented by Audi!  Will Smith‘s NFL-medical drama, Concussion, will be the Centerpiece Gala at AFI on November 10, 2015 and the Gala will serve as the film’s World Premiere.  I just recently put Smith in my Best Actor five, thinking Concussion could be a big player.  Sony Pictures could certainly […]

Film Review: The Martian (★★★½)

Film Review: The Martian (★★★½)

As a huge fan of Andy Weir‘s novel of the same name, I was just as nervous as I was pumped for Ridley Scott‘s adaptation of The Martian. I’d loved the idea of filmmaker Drew Goddard writing and directing this film version, but when Goddard left (he’s still the screenwriter here though) and Scott took […]

NYFF announces a special screening of Ridley Scott’s ‘The Martian’

NYFF announces a special screening of Ridley Scott’s ‘The Martian’

Before 20th Century Fox moved The Martian‘s release date up to October 2nd, I had been of the mind that it would be one of the big movies to debut at the 53rd New York Film Festival. Well, even with that date now rapidly approaching, the film will still have an NYFF related moment in […]

Watch the Newest Trailer for Ridley Scott’s ‘The Martian’ with Matt Damon

Watch the Newest Trailer for Ridley Scott’s ‘The Martian’ with Matt Damon

20th Century Fox has released a brand NEW trailer for their upcoming film, THE MARTIAN! Featuring a star-studded cast that includes Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Kate Mara, Michael Peña, Jeff Daniels, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Donald Glover, THE MARTIAN is based on a best-selling novel, and helmed by master director Ridley Scott. Watch the […]

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