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

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 […]

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

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 […]

Oscars: BAFTA Weighs In, Time to Throw Out the Playbooks

Oscars: BAFTA Weighs In, Time to Throw Out the Playbooks

This sh** just got real.  The Academy Awards (or Oscars) are exactly two weeks away and this race is completely wide open in so many ways.  With ballots officially in voters hands since Friday, tens of thousands of eyes were on the BAFTA awards in order to pin point the Oscar winners in various categories. […]

Oscar Circuit: Production Design

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 […]

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

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 […]

Best of 2013: Davis Awards Choose Breakthrough and Body of Work Mentions

Best of 2013: Davis Awards Choose Breakthrough and Body of Work Mentions

The next phase of the Best of the Year citations continue with some highlights of many actors and actresses that will likely not get too many mentions at the end of the awards season, at least where it counts.  Many performers made their breakthrough in either their first feature performances or were finally given a […]

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

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 […]

Alec Baldwin Will Compete in Lead Actor at the BAFTA Awards for ‘Blue Jasmine’

Alec Baldwin Will Compete in Lead Actor at the BAFTA Awards for ‘Blue Jasmine’

As category placements continue to be determined over the next few weeks (and films evidently getting a 2014 push), we have learned of one of the more peculiar placements of the season so far and it is in the form of Academy Award nominee Alec Baldwin. Warner Bros. Awards site, along with listing the categories […]

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

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. […]

Oscar Circuit – Is the Glass Half Full or Half Empty?

Oscar Circuit – Is the Glass Half Full or Half Empty?

We are a few days away from the close of the second quarter and the first half of the 2013.  I think it’s safe to say, it’s been an uneventful stretch of cinematic wonders that can go the distance.  Some films lived up to their hype while many fell short or were simply flat-out poor […]

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 […]

Oscar Circuit – The Studio Assessment Part 1

It’s time to dive, dive in deep…well, at least as deep as you can in May.  As I attempted to unveil the newest set of Oscar Predictions, I realized how many promising films are left to be seen in the remaining seven months.  As of now, the only real Best Picture contender that has the […]

Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 49: Movie Trailers, Emmy Talk, and Our First 2014 Oscar Contenders!

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As we inch closer to our 50th podcast episode, the writers and I talk about quite a bit this week.  Of course, after the HUGE week of trailers, our first half of the show is dedicated to all the various movie trailers that dropped including Gravity, August: Osage County, The Butler, and Captain Phillips.  Do […]

Around the Circuit: May 4 – May 10

  Link(s) of the week: Kris Tapley of In Contention has seen The Great Gatsby and now assesses the film’s chances at being an awards player later this year.

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 […]

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