Around the Circuit: December 29th – January 4th


Link(s) of the week:

Want to know what category you have the best odds of receiving an Oscar nomination in? At The Wrap, Steve Pond crunches the numbers to uncover a few Oscar secrets.

Prior to the DGA, PGA, and WGA nominations being unveiled, Sasha Stone at Awards Daily discussed the Best Picture race in her latest State of the Race piece, and wondered what movie will move Oscar voters the most.

At Entertainment Weekly, Anthony Breznican has regrets about not backing Ann Dowd’s performance in Compliance earlier in the race.

At Gold Derby, Tom O’Neil has the odds on the Best Picture race, and while Lincoln is out front at 9-2, he’s not ready to put money on it winning just yet.

The Hollywood Reporter’s Scott Feinberg updates his Oscar predictions.

At In Contention, Kris Tapley lists his end of the year awards, while Guy Lodge ranks his 10 Best films of the year.

Sophia Savage at Thompson on Hollywood names ten roles in 2012 that should have gone to someone else.

If  you aren’t tired of Top 10 12 lists, here is one ranking the best foreign language films from 2012, brought to you by Rob Hunter at Film School Rejects. And one from Daniel Walber ranking the 12 best documentaries.

Sean O’Connell at Cinema Blend ranks the 10 Best On-Screen Couples for 2012.

Oliver Lyttelton at The Playlist decides what his favorite films of the year are.

Adam Chitwood at Collider looks back at the highest grossing films of 2012.

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Lover of all things film and Oscar. Fantasy sports’ equivalent of George Steinbrenner. Your very own Han Solo, making friends all over the movie-loving galaxy in spite of himself. When he’s not ranking just about everything or dominating boardgames, Mark is breaking down the Oscar race 24/7 with Rain Man-like stats and knowledge. In his downtime, you can find him commiserating with other Northeast Ohio sports fans because a hero isn’t complete without a little heartbreak. If Game of Thrones, Lost, Breaking Bad, Mad Men, and Survivor are your style, then congratulations, you have something in common with this inglourious basterd.


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