Awards Circuit Announces End of the Year Events, New Series, and Search for 7 Jury Members from the Readership

It’s nearing the best time of the year here at Awards Circuit as the end of the year series will begin in the coming days. As we say goodbye to 2017, we remember all the good, bad, and exceptional things of the year.  As always, we’re not the only ones going to weigh in on the year as we’ve always given the readership equal platforms to have their say on what the year meant to them.

This year, besides just ACCA (Awards Circuit Community Awards) and my own personal ballots, we’ve reached out the Oscar contenders themselves and asked them to weigh in on this year meant to them.  You’ll hear directly from them, in their own words, on what 2017 meant to them.

Down below is the calendar of events to look out for:

  • Tuesday, Jan. 2 – New Op-Ed Series “From the Awards Contenders: What 2017 Films Meant to Me” Begins
  • Tuesday, Jan. 2 – Best of 2017: The Unconventional Categories (Editor’s Picks) Part 1
  • Wednesday, Jan. 3 – Best of 2017: The Unconventional Categories (Editor’s Picks) Part 2
  • Thursday, Jan. 4 – Best of 2017: Personal Nomination Ballot (Editor’s Picks)
  • Friday, Jan. 5 – Best of 2017: Top 10 of 2017 and Personal Winners (Editor’s Picks)
  • Monday, Jan. 8 – Awards Series “Circuit Considerations” Begin
  • Monday, Jan. 15 – Awards Circuit Community Awards nomination voting period opens
  • Tuesday, Jan. 16 – 2018 In Line Series: 25 Actors for an Oscar Nomination
  • Wednesday, Jan. 17 – 2018 In Line Series: 25 Actress for an Oscar Nomination
  • Thursday, Jan. 18 – 2018 In Line Series: 25 Actors for an Oscar Win
  • Friday, Jan. 19 – 2018 In Line Series: 25 Actresses for an Oscar Win
  • Saturday, Jan. 20 – Awards Circuit Community Awards nomination voting closes
  • Monday, Jan. 22 – Awards Circuit Community Awards nominations announced on the Circuit Breaker podcast.
  • Wednesday, Jan. 31 – Awards Circuit staff releases their Top 10 films of 2017.
For the 2017 Awards Circuit Community Awards, we’re going to be to awarding TWO (2) Special Achievement Awards to two recipients that will be announced with the ACCA nominations.
First is the “2017 Awards Circuit Lifetime Achievement Award” – given to an individual whose dedication the film industry has made a lasting impact.  Last year’s inaugural recipient was Kevin O’Connell, who went on to win his first Academy Award for Best Sound Mixing for “Hacksaw Ridge.”
The second is the “Johnny Alba Innovation Award” – named after the founder of The Oscar Igloo, who inspired the creation and innovation of AwardsCircuit.com, an award given to a person who made a significant impression on the film year.  This could be awarded to a newcomer, veteran filmmaker, craftsperson, etc..  Last year’s inaugural prize was awarded to Pablo Larrain, the visionary director behind “Neruda” and “Jackie” – the latter in which received three Oscar nominations including Best Actress for Natalie Portman.
If you would like to participate, you have to throw your hat in the ring by filling out the form down below.  We will be choosing seven (7) for the readers to participate.
Last year’s participants were:
  • Brooke Cale – Denver, Colorado – Jury President
  • James Hart – San Antonio, Texas – Vice Chair of Committee/Jury Member
  • William George – Manalapan, New Jersey – Jury member
  • Luke McGowan – Melbourne, Australia – Jury member
  • Matthew St. Clair – North Haven, Connecticut – Jury member
  • Paula Gajardo – La Serena, Chile – Jury member
  • Trevor Barker – Ontario, Canada – Jury Member

CLICK THE CATEGORY TO SEE THE OSCAR PREDICTIONS:

MOTION PICTURE | DIRECTOR |
LEAD ACTOR | LEAD ACTRESS | SUPPORTING ACTOR | SUPPORTING ACTRESS | 
ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY | ADAPTED SCREENPLAY | ANIMATED FEATURE |
PRODUCTION DESIGN | CINEMATOGRAPHY | COSTUME DESIGN | FILM EDITING | MAKEUP & HAIRSTYLING | SOUND MIXING | SOUND EDITING | VISUAL EFFECTS |
ORIGINAL SCORE | ORIGINAL SONG |
FOREIGN LANGUAGE | DOCUMENTARY FEATURE |

ANIMATED SHORT | DOCUMENTARY SHORT | LIVE ACTION SHORT |