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David O. Russell’s ‘Joy’ will hit on Christmas Day of 2015

I know not all of you have been too fond of David O. Russell‘s recent string of successes, but I certainly have been. As such, I’m excited to see him quickly turn around and continue the run he’s been on, which started with Silver Linings Playbook and continued last year with American Hustle. He’s officially […]

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Six Spot #9: Best Actress 2012

Welcome back to The Six Spot! In case you missed last week’s 2013 Best Actor Six Spot, you can catch it here. ***DISCLAIMER — please refrain from spoiling the Six Spot is the comment section!  Feel free to point out gaps in my logic and who YOU think would have won, but please don’t say […]

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David O. Russell Teaming with Jennifer Lawrence Again

I don’t think anyone can blame Jennifer Lawrence and David O. Russell for wanting to collaborate again and again with each other. They’ve done some of their most honored work together, after all. Russell got Lawrence her first Oscar in Silver Linings Playbook and they’re both looking for wins this time around with American Hustle. […]

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Circuit 3: Robert De Niro

Robert De Niro celebrates his 70th birthday on August 17. The two-time Academy Award winner got his start in a few lesser known films including a pair directed by Brian De Palma (The Wedding Party; 1969) and Roger Corman (Bloody Mama; 1970). People began taking notice of this young talent when he played a dying baseball […]

Circuit Round-Up (Week Ending 5/5)

Hello again, Awards Circuit readers! I hope you all had a great time celebrating national Star Wars day(May 4th) and Mexico’s independence from France (May 5th) this weekend. Broadway — of all things — kicked off the week thanks to Terence Johnson’s Tony Award Nominations Predictions. Click here to see just how accurate he was […]

David O. Russell Announced as the Guest Director for the 2013 Los Angeles Film Festival

Film Independent has released a statement announcing David O. Russell as the Guest Director for the 2013 Los Angeles Film Festival (along with other programming highlights). Russell is coming off directing the award-winning Silver Linings Playbook, while working on his new film, American Hustle (read Joey’s Awards Profile here). Have a look at the official […]

MTV Movie Awards Goes Big for ‘The Avengers’ and ‘Silver Linings Playbook’

The MTV Movie Awards have officially (almost anyway…) moved away from the Twilight series into new territory with some of their choices that were seen in last night’s ceremony that hosted by Rebel Wilson, now an MTV Movie Award winner herself.  With sketches that included a wink from Oscar host James Franco, the show started […]

‘Silver Linings Playbook’ nearly sweeps the Independent Spirit Awards!

Potentially previewing tomorrow night’s Oscar ceremony, Silver Linings Playbook had an excellent showing at the Independent Spirit Awards. Winning in all but one of the categories that it was nominated for, there’s clearly some love for David O. Russell’s film. You can take issue with the way the Spirit Awards handles its business (including this […]

Oscar Circuit: Best Director

And the nominees are: Amour – Michael Haneke Beasts of the Southern Wild – Benh Zeitlin Life of Pi – Ang Lee Lincoln – Steven Spielberg Silver Linings Playbook – David O. Russell Ah, the film director: the man or woman behind the curtain. The director is the person responsible for the entire production – […]

Oscar 2013 Will Win/Should Win Selections (Mark Johnson)

(The annual “Will Win/Should Win” of the Awards Circuit has been our most popular yet most challenging series where each writer let’s their final thoughts be known on the Oscar categories.  Each writer will reveal their choices everyday leading up to the Oscar ceremony.  Think you can do better?  Let your final thoughts be known […]

Oscar Circuit: Best Actor

Years from now when I think back on 2012 and what it had to offer, I’m sure the cinematic landscape that was presented will surely stick out as many directors and filmmakers pushed the thematic narrative with breathtaking visuals, stupendous performances, and uniquely driven story structures.  One thing that will be near the top was […]

Oscar 2013: Will Win/Should Win (Mike)

(The annual “Will Win/Should Win” of the Awards Circuit has been our most popular yet most challenging series where each writer let’s their final thoughts be known on the Oscar categories.  Each writer will reveal their choices everyday leading up to the Oscar ceremony.  Think you can do better?  Let your final thoughts be known […]

Oscar 2013 Will Win/Should Win Selections (Melkonian)

(The annual “Will Win/Should Win” of the Awards Circuit has been our most popular yet most challenging series where each writer let’s their final thoughts be known on the Oscar categories.  Each writer will reveal their choices everyday leading up to the Oscar ceremony.  Think you can do better?  Let your final thoughts be known […]