SAG-AFTRA Reaches Tentative Agreement Covering Music Video Performers

LOS ANGELES (April 21, 2017) — SAG-AFTRA today announced that it had reached a tentative agreement with the major record labels — Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment, Warner Music Group, and Disney Music Group— for a successor to their industry-wide contract covering dancers and other performers on music videos. The original agreement was approved […]

Hidden Figures

First Lady Michelle Obama Hosted ‘Hidden Figures’ Screening at White House

First lady Michelle Obama brought “Hidden Figures” to the White House. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the first lady hosted the cast and director of the film at the White House Thursday. The outlet also notes that she had already seen the film, and gave remarks on it at the event as well. “Hidden Figures” follows […]

Circuit Breaker Episode 22: Critics Choice, Golden Globes, and SAG Nods

Welcome to the Awards Circuit podcast titled “CIRCUIT BREAKER!,” a weekly podcast from 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, and […]

The Girl on the Train

2017 SAG Awards Nominations – Say Hello to Emily Blunt and Octavia Spencer

The Screen Actors Guild Awards for 2016 will be announcing their nominees this morning beginning at 10:00 am ET. Stunt Ensemble awards will also be announced, via live webcast on, at 9:50 a.m. ET/6:50 a.m. PT. Check back here for the list of nominees as they are announced! NOMINEES 2017 SAG Awards nominations: FILM […]

WATCH: New ‘Fences’ Trailer Showcases Why Denzel Washington and Viola Davis Are Oscar Frontrunners

On this Thanksgiving weekend, Paramount Pictures has released a brand new extended trailer for “Fences” from prdoucer/director/ star Denzel Washington. Sure to be a big Oscar contender in several categories including Best Picture, Lead Actor (Denzel Washington), Supporting Actress (Viola Davis), Adapted Screenplay (posthumously for August Wilson), and one or two of the key supporting […]

Lily Tomlin to receive SAG Life Achievement Award during the SAG Awards on TBS & TNT in January

Lily Tomlin – an entertainment maverick whose talents put her at the pinnacle of comedy, acting, writing and producing – has been named the 53rd recipient of SAG-AFTRA’s highest tribute: the SAG Life Achievement Award for career achievement and humanitarian accomplishment. Tomlin will be presented the performers union’s most prestigious distinction at the 23rd Annual […]

Oscars: 20 Academy Award Contenders from the First Half of 2016

As we exist now in the second half of the year, studios and awards strategists are positioning their slates for the fall festivals and beyond.  As the Academy Awards make pivotal announcements towards inclusion and diversity, we’re looking back at the early months to see what films and performances are in contention for next year’s Oscars. […]

Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 181: Guest Alicia Vikander, SAG Winners, and 2015 ACCA Winners

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: Interview with Critics Choice and SAG winner Alicia Vikander of “The Danish Girl” and “Ex Machina.”  She joins us to talk about working, being an Oscar nominee, and what’s next […]