Oscars 2014: Will Win/Should Win (Robert Hamer)

What a year, what a year! Well, movie-wise my whole year was – give or take some donations from generous studios – compressed to roughly three months, and I’m still playing catch-up on the cinematic offerings of 2013. Not that I’m complaining, though. Maybe the return from deployment has been messing with my head, but I have not […]

Circuit Round-Up (Week Ending 2/24)

Well it happened, ladies and gents! Ben Affleck’s mega-popular Argo “Crash“-ed its way to “Best Picture” victory. Just like Paul Haggis’ come-from-behind champion in 2006, Argo took home the very same wins in the very same categories (Picture, Screenplay, and Editing), in addition to being announced the winner by Jack Nicholson yet again. The Crash […]

Oscars 2013: Will Win/Should Win (Hamer)

I knew this day would come, and it is with a sense of both excitement and sadness.  By the end of my long deployment, I will have earned the most difficult and significant achievement of my life – Surface Warfare Officer Qualification, and finally perform the mission that my ship and I have been training […]

Circuit Round-Up (Week Ending 2/10)

We are now officially two weeks away from Oscar Sunday, which only means The Awards Circuit is working double-time to bring you the latest and greatest in awards news. We started off our charitable offerings with some fun yet informative banter on Power Hour, each of us sharing our thoughts on the state of the […]

Circuit Round-Up (Week Ending 1/27)

As the talk of 2012 slowly comes to an end, The Awards Circuit moves forward by embracing the new film year. Joey Magidson and Terence Johnson spent a full nine days in Park City, Utah getting to know the films and filmmakers that could make a huge impact in 2013. Check out their interviews, reviews […]

Circuit Round-Up (Week Ending 1/20)

Immediately following the Golden Globes telecast and LIVE Blog, The Awards Circuit diverted its attention to the premiere film film festival of every year: Sundance. Thanks to Terence and Joey as our eyes and ears on the ground, readers were given in-depth reports on both the films showcased and the festival experience itself.

Circuit Round-Up (Week Ending 1/13)

The only way to sum up the week is with two simple words: Oscar® Nominations. As you might have heard in our special LIVE Power Hour episode, The Awards Circuit staff was more than a little shocked by the unveiling of the nominees. All we kept thinking as the Director’s category was being announced was, […]

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 control my nerves […]

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” thread for Django […]

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 gusto as always! […]

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 Film 2012. Zero […]

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 awards season. Considering […]

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. We thank you […]

Circuit Round-Up (Week Ending 11/25)

Hello again, fans of The Awards Circuit. We hope you all had an extremely fulfilling (and filling) Thanksgiving Weekend! This week brought us a host of events, perhaps none more involving than the official launch of Academy Idol Season 6. Last Sunday, we asked you to VOTE for your favorite film(s) amongst the competing Original […]

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 Academy Idol Six’s […]

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 film festival of […]

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 the site’s focus […]

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 Movie Presidents article […]

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 by, of course, […]

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 of Horror for […]

Circuit Round-Up (Week Ending 9/30)

And the Oscar goes to…Homeland? Wait…what?! Oh, that’s right, I meant the The Emmys — only the second-most substantial entertainment awards ceremony of the year! The Awards Circuit was on hand Sunday to talk Emmys on our first LIVE Blog since the 84th Academy Awards in February. Not only was it an eventful night to […]

Circuit Round-Up (Week Ending 9/23)

The awards race is really starting to shape up right now, and The Awards Circuit was on site this week at the New York Film Festival to report on potential Oscar bidders as well as a slew of yet-to-be-released titles coming our way! Hyde Park on Hudson might not be a serious awards contender next […]

Circuit Round-Up (Week Ending 9/16)

What a difference one week makes. Two presumed Oscar contenders in both the “Best Actor” and “Best Actress” fields may be in some jeopardy, a famed auteur may have pushed too far the limits of the moviegoer, and one film seemed to come from behind and emerge as a potential spoiler for “Best Picture,” firmly […]

Circuit Round-Up (Week Ending 9/9)

This week at The Awards Circuit was much ado about EVERYTHING. Before I begin recapping the monumental event that is the Toronto Film Festival — where our very own John H. Foote is currently at, sharing with us daily reviews and diary segments about the most promising films that are coming out of TIFF, right […]

Circuit Round-Up (Week Ending 9/2)

As summer comes to an end, The Awards Circuit knows that the year’s “hottest” days are ahead of us thanks to some fall releases that will really start to heat up the awards season. One such film, Terrence Malick’s To The Wonder, is surmised to be a major last-minute player for the 2013 Oscars® on […]

Circuit Round-Up (Week Ending 8/26)

Another week and more head-scratching at The Awards Circuit. As the awards race begins to really heat up, The AC team tries to come together and figure out this mess, albeit fun mess, that is Oscar season. During our latest episode of Power Hour, we discussed the current state of the race as well as […]

Circuit Round-Up (Week Ending 8/19)

The Awards Circuit began the week by getting Stone-d. No kids, not that kind of getting “stoned” — the better one which includes being in the presence of the Queen of Oscar Predictions…the one who started it all for us online awards prognosticators…Sasha Stone, Editor-in-Chief and founder of AwardsDaily.com.  Sasha Stone was our humble guest […]

Circuit Round-Up (Week Ending 8/12)

Another week, another entertaining time at your favorite awards prognostication site, The Awards Circuit! We began by presenting another installment of our popular “Power Hour” podcast series, this week’s being one of the most listened to yet. Please be sure to check it out, as Editor-in-Chief Clayton Davis, Joey Magidson, Terence Johnson, and yours truly […]

Circuit Round-Up (Week Ending 8/5)

This was a definitive week for us at The Awards Circuit. Thanks to the exclusive content partnership we recently formed with Hollywoodnews.com, your favorite site for entertainment news, awards prognostication, and general movie and television talk has now extended its reach across the internet by being a part of the Awardsrace.com network. This new online […]

Circuit Round-Up (Week Ending 7/29)

And…we’re back! Coming off a huge week with The Dark Knight Rises, you’d expect us to slow down at The Awards Circuit. Hah, not a chance! We began the week with some wrap-up thoughts on Christopher Nolan’s final film in his heavily acclaimed — although polarizing to some — Batman Trilogy. First up was Robert […]

Circuit Round-Up (Week Ending 7/22)

We have arrived, everyone! After waiting for four years, The Dark Knight Rises is finally upon us, and to say it consumed this week at The Awards Circuit would be the understatement of 2012. After wrapping up the final articles of our successful 30 Days of Batman Series with Mark Johnson’s “Batman at the Box […]

Circuit Round-Up (Week Ending 7/15)

Another week at the The Awards Circuit, and our 30 Days of Batman series is still going strong! We began with Joey Magidson’s reminiscence of “Christopher Nolan’s Journey With Batman” followed by Daniel Ashtiany’s water cooler speculation about the “2015 Batman Reboot.” As long as nobody related to the Twilight franchise is involved, I’ll be game […]

Circuit Round-Up (Week Ending 7/8)

Another week has gone by at The Awards Circuit, and we draw closer and closer to that all-important awards season. Having been pleased with the recent string of quality summer films, my “Spidey” sense is tingling that 2012 is going to be a great year for film overall. Getting an exclusive sneak peek at some […]

Circuit Round-Up (Week Ending 7/1)

Hello everyone! I am officially back to bring you the weekly recap on all that went down at The Awards Circuit. I would like to thank Robert Hamer for doing a tremendous job taking over the reins for two weeks during my deep entrenchment in the Los Angeles Film Festival. Speaking of Los Angeles’ most […]