Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 28: Les Miserables Trailer, Studio Slates, and Oscar Prospects

We have tons of fun this week on the Awards Circuit Power Hour.  A jam-packed agenda full of laughs, analysis, and looking in-depth at the Oscar race and its films.

  • We talk the movie trailers of “Warm Blood,” “World War Z,” and of course, “Les Miserables.
  • “Lincoln” had a strong opening weekend on a per screen average, is it the frontrunner?  What are pros and cons of Spielberg’s film, “Les Miserables” and “Argo?”
  • “Skyfall” opened up to positive reviews and we discuss if the craftsman lying in Greg P. Russell, Roger Deakins, and/or Thomas Newman can find long overdue Oscar recognition.
  • We look at the slate for some film studios: Lionsgate/Summit that has smaller, more prestigious films like “Arbitrage” and “The Impossible.”  We also fans of “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” and “The Hunger Games.”  What about the Weinstein Company that has the muted “Quartet” or the just announced 3-hour long “Django Unchained?”
  • After seeing “Silver Linings Playbook” we have some interesting thoughts on the prospects of Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence.
  • We talk the acting categories: Lead and Supporting Actor and Actress.
  • Which performances are bound to be ignored but the staff would love to see recognized.
  • We also announce the 26 films that will compete in the sixth season of Academy Idol.

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