Around the Circuit: December 8 – December 14



Link(s) of the week:

Awards Daily’s debuted Marshall Flores’ (who I’m a big fan of) new column dealing with one of my favorite aspects of the awards race: stats!

Other worthy news from around the web…

In Contention’s Kris Tapley assessed the fallout of the first round of critics’ awards, which left the race wide open.

The Wrap’s Steve Pond informed us of ten lessons to take from the first wave of critics’ awards, and listed six actors who shouldn’t give up their Oscar hopes just because they were shutout of SAG and Golden Globes.

Thompson on Hollywood’s Anne Thompson showed us where she feels the Oscar race stands following both the SAG and Golden Globe noms.

The Film Experience’s Nathaniel Rogers provided a study on the oldest Lead Actress lineups.

Rope of Silicon’s Brad Brevet updated his Best Picture predictions following the AFI top 10 announcement.

Film School Rejects’ Christopher Campbell named ten films you should see after seeing certain films from 2013.

The Hollywood Reporter’s Scott Feinberg updated his Oscar predictions now that every film has been seen.

Salon’s Daniel Carlson explained why awards season is bad for movies.

The Playlist’s Oliver Lyttelton wondered what might win the tech awards outside of Visual Effects, since we all know Gravity has that one walking in the door.

The LA Times’ Todd Martens studied the contenders in the Original Song race.

Cinema Blend’s Mack Rawden named five films that lost Oscar momentum following the SAG nominations.

Collider’s Adam Chitwood wondered if Jared Leto was about to win the Supporting Actor Oscar.

What do you think?

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Written by Mark Johnson

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