2014 Fantasy Awards League Open for Registration!


OSCAR_DRAFT_LOGOThe Fantasy Awards League is officially open!!!!

We are officially open for business.  With the partnership of Fantasizr, we are running a fantasy awards season league to keep us all engaged with all the awards that will be handed out throughout the season.

This all kicks off on Thursday officially with the Gotham Awards.  You can create your own private leagues, which we encourage you to do.  By default, the public leagues will give you a 3 player max.  In private, you can have up to 10 players.

Go here for the sign up and invite your friends: http://www.fantasizr.com/sport/awardscircuit-fantasy-awards-season

Here are the rules:

We have partnered with Fantasizr (http://www.fantasizr.com/), a site that creates mock fantasy leagues for various shows and programs, to create this near 5 month event.  The staff here will be participating in a fantasy-style draft lasting 10 rounds, pulling from a list of 180 films released (or scheduled to be) in 2013. At the end of the draft, each participant will have 10 films on their roster.  This will be your team for the precursor season.

Those films will score one point for every nomination they receive in any category (Lead Actress, Cinematography, Visual Effects, etc.) throughout the awards season (based on the list of Critics, Guilds, and other awards shows specified below), and two points for every win.

It all begins with the Gotham Awards on October 24 and ends with the 86th Academy Awards onMarch 2. The participant with the most total points at the end of the Oscars is the big winner.

While the staff squares off against each other, you at home will also be able to play along by registering for a league with the Awards Circuit Community or all your friends. Each week on thePower Hour Podcast we will give scoring updates, leaders will get a shout-out to how they are doing along the way.

Here are the 50 groups and awards shows that qualify for the scoring system:

CRITICS GROUPS (UPDATED 10/22 w/ new critics groups added)

  • African-American Film Critics Association
  • American Film Institute
  • Austin Film Critics
  • Boston Society of Film Critics
  • Central Ohio Film Critics
  • Chicago Film Critics Association
  • Dallas-Fort Worth Association
  • Detroit Film Critics
  • Florida Film Critics Circle
  • Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association
  • Houston Film Critics Society
  • Indiana Film Critics
  • Kansas Film Critics Circle
  • Las Vegas Film Critics Society
  • London Film Critics Circle
  • Los Angeles Film Critics Association
  • National Board of Review
  • National Society of Film Critics
  • New York Film Critics Circle
  • New York Film Critics Online
  • Oklahoma Film Critics
  • Online Film Critics Society
  • Phoenix Film Critics Society
  • San Diego Film Critics Society
  • San Francisco Film Critics Circle
  • Southeastern Film Critics Association
  • St. Louis Film Critics
  • Toronto Film Critics Association
  • Utah Film Critics
  • Vancouver Film Critics Circle
  • Washington, D.C. Area Film Critics Association
  • Women’s Film Critics Circle


  • Academy Awards
  • Critics Choice Movie Awards (hosted by Broadcast Film Critics Assocation)
  • Golden Globe Awards
  • BAFTA Awards
  • Independent Spirit Awards
  • Razzie Awards
  • Gotham Awards
  • Annie Awards
  • SAG (Screen Actors Guild) Awards
  • Image Awards
  • Saturn Awards
  • NAACP Awards


  • Writers Guild of America (WGA)
  • Producers Guild of America (PGA)
  • Directors Guild of America (DGA)
  • Costume Guild of America
  • Art Directors Guild
  • Visual Effects Society
  • American Cinema Editors (ACE)
  • American Society of Cinematographers
  • Cinema Audio Society
  • Motion Picture Sound Editors
  • USC Scripter
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Clayton Davis is the esteemed Editor and Owner of AwardsCircuit.com. Born in Bronx, NY to a Puerto Rican mother and Black father, he’s been criticizing film and television for over a decade. Clayton is a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association where he votes and attends the kick off to the awards season, the Critics Choice Awards. He also founded the Latino Entertainment Journalists Association, the first Latino-based critics’ organization in the United States. He’s also an active member of the African-American Film Critics Association, New York Film Critics Online, International Press Academy, Black Reel Awards, and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association. Clayton has been quoted and appeared in various outlets that include The New York Times, CNN.com, Variety, Deadline, Los Angeles Times, FOX 5, Bloomberg Television, AOL, Huffington Post, Bloomberg Radio, The Wrap, Slash Film, and the Hollywood Reporter.