Emmy Episode Analysis: Three “Game of Thrones” Women Compete for Supporting Actress

One of the strengths of the TV medium is how it uses the expanded length to spotlight many supporting characters. With full arcs and consistent subplots, supporting players do more than merely support. They get to carry plots, episodes and more. They are able to craft a fully fleshed out life for their characters. Eighteen […]

Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 138: Supporting Players 2015, Male Ghostbusters Too, 32 Circuit Madness Results

Welcome to another edition of the Awards Circuit Power Hour, our weekly podcast diving deep into all things film, television, and entertainment. Agenda is as follows: Circuit Madness results with 32 Lead Actor winners left. A Male Ghostbusters movie is coming too.  Is it a slap in the face to the female movie coming? Supporting Actor […]

Oscar Circuit – Supporting Players Riding the Wave

It’s happened nearly every year since I’ve followed the Academy Awards race this closely.  A performance is touted as THE performance of the year with no way they could lose when the envelope is opened.  Often times, the kick off happens at the Cannes Film Festivals, other times during Toronto.  Regardless, the Lead performer often […]

McConaughey and Weisz Surprise with NYFCC, Zero Dark Thirty and Lincoln take 3 awards

The New York Film Critics have announced their winners for the best in cinema for 2012.  The East Coast group that awarded Best Picture to Michel Hazanavicius’ The Artist last year chose the brilliant Zero Dark Thirty directed by Kathryn Bigelow.  The film won a total of three awards from the coveted group including Cinematography […]

‘The Hobbit’ submits an Original Song for Oscar Consideration

The Warner Brothers Awards Site has had their roster listed for a few weeks now.  Big contenders like Ben Affleck’s Argo, Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises, and The Wachowski Siblings and Tom Tykwer’s Cloud Atlas have their respective categories listed.  Even Steven Soderbergh’s Magic Mike is pushing a campaign for Matthew McConaughey and the […]

Final Editor Emmy Predictions!

The Emmy Awards are tonight!  Many of the staff members will be LIVE blogging here on the site.  If you’re watching, come join us for the party.  Listed below are my last minute Emmy Predictions: Best Television Series – Drama Predicted: Mad Men Alternate: Downton Abbey Best Actor – Drama Predicted: Bryan Cranston – Breaking Bad Alternate: […]

TIFF and the Aftermath

So what now? With screenings finished, TIFF closed, and New York’s Film Festival looming, how will TIFF impact the Oscar race? Believe it or not it has already begun; in fact it was happening as TIFF was playing out. You could hear the chatter in the theaters, press rooms, and hallways as critics talked with […]