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Oscars 2014 Will Win/Should Win Selections (Sam Coffey)

Clayton has given me the honor of being the first Awards Circuit writer out of the gate to cement my Academy Award predictions.  All the guilds and groups have weighed in,  minus the Costume Designers Guild.  All the tea has been drank, and all that remains are the leaves for us to read.  Here goes […]

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Sound Editor Awards Give Love to ‘Captain Phillips’ and ‘Gravity’

Another precursor made the rounds this past weekend for our obsessing pleasure, with the Motion Picture Sound Editors’s 61st annual Golden Reel Awards chiming in. As with most precursors, they opted to honor as many contenders as possible, with Captain Phillips, Gravity, and The Great Gatsby taking some of the bigger awards. The Best Sound […]

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Oscar Circuit: Production Design

And the Nominees are… American Hustle – Judy Becker (Production Design); Heather Loeffler (Set Decoration) Gravity – Andy Nicholson (Production Design); Rosie Goodwin and Joanne Woollard (Set Decoration) The Great Gatsby – Catherine Martin (Production Design); Beverley Dunn (Set Decoration) Her – K.K. Barrett (Production Design); Gene Serdena (Set Decoration) 12 Years a Slave – Adam Stockhausen (Production Design); Alice Baker (Set Decoration) The […]

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Art Directors Guild winners include ‘Gravity’, ‘The Great Gatsby’, and ‘Her’

Doing absolutely nothing to clear up the Best Production Design race at the Oscars, the 18th annual Art Directors Guild awards spread the wealth among three of the top contenders for that Academy Award category. Her won the Contemporary category as expected, while Gravity expected won the Fantasy category as well, leaving the only real […]

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2014 Grammy Nominations – Jay Z leads with Nine, Timberlake Scores Seven

Jay-Z led the 2014 Grammy nominations with nine.  On the film front, “Argo” looks to continue its sweep from last year with a Best Score nomination alongside this year’s “The Great Gatsby.” Some of my favorite artist scored mentions including Bruno Mars, Pink, and they great Justin Timberlake.  Also, big shout out to Marc Anthony […]

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Warner Bros. Launches Awards Site – ‘Gravity’ and ‘Her’ Set for Oscar Play

Warner Bros. sent out e-mails to all major awards guilds, including the Broadcast Film Critics Association, today announcing the launch of their awards site with screening dates and categories listed.  The studio who last year won Best Picture with Ben Affleck’s “Argo” seems to have another strong possibility for many award citations this coming season. […]

Around the Circuit: May 11 – 17

Link(s) of the week: Brad Brevet at Rope of Silicon previews the Cannes Film Festival by listing the ten films he is anticipating the most. Meanwhile, Pete Hammond at Deadline wonders if this year’s fest will have the same impact on Oscar as the last two. And finally, Scott Beggs at Film School Rejects gives […]

Weekend Openings: 5/10/2013

Leave it to Baz Luhrmann to take a classic American novel like The Great Gatsby,  ripe with questions about the moral depravity of American society and its fixation on the American dream, and turn it into a superficial spectacle worthy of gracing the glitzy stages of Las Vegas.  Stephen Colbert summed it up best: “It’s […]