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 […]

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Casey Affleck vs. Denzel Washington – The Race in Best Actor Just Got Interesting

Up until last Sunday, the race for Best Actor seemed, if not locked up, then something close to it. “Manchester by the Sea” star Casey Affleck won virtually every critic award – including the Critics’ Choice and Golden Globe – leading up to Sunday’s Screen Actors Guild Awards. There, he was favorited to win again, […]

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SAG Awards Predictions: Can ‘La La Land’ Keep the Momentum without an Ensemble Nomination?

After a few zingers handed out by the Academy this week with their Oscar nominations, the Screen Actors Guild will weigh in on their choices for 2016 with their awards.  Indicative of support from the actor’s branch, only one film has won the Best Picture prize without the SAG Ensemble prize (“Braveheart”).  This year, “La […]

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 [email protected], and […]

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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 […]

Barry Jenkins and the Precursor Trifecta + SAG Predictions

As the Oscar race for Best Picture ventures on, we keep a close eye on the ever evolving Best Director race. In the trifecta of major precursors – National Board of Review, New York Film Critics Circle, and Los Angeles Film Critics Association – director Barry Jenkins of the masterful “Moonlight” took home prizes from […]

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 […]

SAG Winners: ‘Spotlight’ Prevails with Idris Elba Making History as a Non-Oscar Nominee

The SAG Awards handed out their awards tonight offering up some more insight into the Oscar race.  The big winner of the night was the cast of Tom McCarthy’s “Spotlight,” which won Best Cast Ensemble over presumed frontrunner “The Big Short,” which went home empty-handed.  The big shock of the night came in Best Supporting […]