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Richard Linklater’s ‘Boyhood’ Tops Sight & Sound’s 2014 Best Films list

I know a fair amount of you look forward to the release of the Sight & Sound list each year, so I’m glad to be of service in that regard here on Black Friday....

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Circuit 3: The Best Movies to be Shut Out by Oscar

One of the ugliest terms that you hear uttered over and over again during awards season is the word snubbed. The Academy simply can’t recognize everyone, and...

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Six Spot #8: Best Actor 2013

Welcome back to The Six Spot! In case you missed last week’s 1997 Best Actor Six Spot, you can catch it here. This week, I finally tackle what has by far been the most...

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Oscar Circuit: Lead Actor

 And the Nominees are… Christian Bale – American Hustle Bruce Dern – Nebraska Leonardo DiCaprio – The Wolf of Wall Street Chiwetel Ejiofor – 12 Years a...

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Oscar Circuit: Best Director

Our look at the individual Oscar categories continues.  If you missed a piece, click on the tag titled Oscar Circuit 2014.  You can also see the official Oscar...

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Oscar Circuit: Supporting Actor

And the Nominees are… Barkhad Abdi – Captain Phillips Bradley Cooper – American Hustle Michael Fassbender – Twelve Years a Slave Jonah Hill – The Wolf...

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Oscar Circuit: Best Adapted Screenplay

Our look at the individual Oscar categories continues.  If you missed a piece, click on the tag titledOscar Circuit 2014.  You can also see the official Oscar...

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Ziegfeld Theater Presents A Film Retrospective Celebrating The Collaboration of Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese on February 13th and 14th

Read the Press Release: NEW YORK, NY (February 10, 2014) – Bow Tie Cinemas Ziegfeld Theater will celebrate the longtime collaboration between Academy...

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2014 Oscars Scenario 1: Marcia Gay Harden Shock Syndrome and an Unpredictable Race

We are just under four weeks away from the Academy Awards ceremony.  During this time, the Sundance Film Festival has come and gone, while Berlin is firmly underway....

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Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill will re-team on a new film

Anyone who saw The Wolf of Wall Street (and that should be all of you) can attest to the great chemistry that Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill have with each other....

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Awards Circuit Opens Community Awards, Staff Announces Best of 2013, Academy Idol Top 5 Open

It’s going to be a big week for the Awards Circuit Community and Awards Circuit Staff.  We have lots to announce and introduce to all of our readers.  First, let...

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Writers Guild of America Award Predictions – ‘Hustle’ vs. ‘Her’

The Writers Guild of America will bestow their honors this weekend.  Naturally, we have some Oscar overlay but we’ll be looking to the guild for one answer and...

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Blonde Angels and Devils Litter Scorsese’s Landscape

WOMEN IN CINEMA: And we’re back with part two in my on-going exploration of blonde females in the work of directors David O. Russell and Martin Scorsese.  Part one...

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Oscar’s Best Actor – Tightest Race Outside of Best Picture

We are talking a lot of the Oscars on a daily basis with some very interesting perspectives on how the race will shape up over the next five weeks or so.  Many are...

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Leonardo DiCaprio Adds Another Oscar Nomination as Producer on ‘Wolf of Wall Street’

The Academy has announced the producer credits for Martin Scorsese’s Oscar-nominated film The Wolf of Wall Street which scored five nominations last week including...

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71st Golden Globes Award Winners – ‘American Hustle’ Wins Three, ’12 Years a Slave’ Wins Where It Counts

Below are the winners of the tonight’s 71st Golden Globes awards.  We had some interesting surprises and choices.  A full examination of the winners will be up...

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Top 10 of 2013 – The Editor’s Take on a Historic Year for Cinema

What a fantastic year.  Just so much to be grateful for with family, friends, good health, and so on but one thing is just an amazing year at the movies.   Creating a...

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Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 79: Guilds, Wolf, and Our Personal Oscar Winners

Welcome to another edition of the Awards Circuit Power Hour, our weekly podcast diving deep into all things film, television, and entertainment. We have a great episode...

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Producers Guild of America Announces Nominations – ‘Blue Jasmine’ and ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ Get Boost

The Producers Guild of America announce their nominations today for film, animation, and television.  Getting a huge boost today was Woody Allen’s “Blue...

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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...

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The Wolf of Wall Street (★★★★)

I remember the very first time I saw the initial trailer for Martin Scorsese‘s The Wolf of Wall Street. To be honest, I didn’t really care for it. It seemed...

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Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 78: Questions, New Years, and the 2014 Slate

Welcome to another edition of the Awards Circuit Power Hour, our weekly podcast diving deep into all things film, television, and entertainment. Hope everyone enjoyed...

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Around the Circuit: December 22 – December 28

  Hello there, faithful readers of The Awards Circuit! I hope everyone had a joyous holiday, complete with great food and wonderful company. Several high profile...

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15 Best Screenwriters of 2013

Everyone has their favorite performances and their favorite films of the year but no one really gives their proper due to the writers of our beloved films that...

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Community Reactions: Your Thoughts on the Holiday Movie Releases

So many films are opening in theaters today, some just in full release.  Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street, Ben Stiller’s The Secret Life of Walter...