Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 101: Birdman, Sequel Weekend, and Oscar’s Weird Nominees

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POWERHOUR_LOGO_NEW1Welcome to another edition of the Awards Circuit Power Hour, our weekly podcast diving deep into all things film, television, and entertainment.

It’s our Father’s Day episode.  This one goes out to all the Dads of the Awards Circuit, both readers and staff.

We start off by recalling 20 years since a lot of our favorite films hit theaters including The Birdcage, The Lion King, Forrest Gump, and Pulp Fiction.

We had the new trailer premiere for “Dumb & Dumber To” as well as “The Interview.”  We have a lot to say on one of them.

This weekend “How to Train Your Dragon 2″ and “22 Jump Street” impressed many across the country but what did we think of it?

There are reactions to our recently announced ACCA 1997 nominees.  Some of us have explanations and thoughts on what ACCA is all about.  Voting opens midday Monday.

The premiere trailer for “Birdman” hit screens this week and some are just ecstatic to see it.  There is some apprehension from some, which leads to a discussion on the “weird” nominees that Oscar has embraced over the years.

Finally, we talk Oscar categories.  Today, we focus on Best Original Screenplay.

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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.