Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 163: The Martian, Sicario, and Category Fraud


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

On the agenda:

  • Kristen wrote about the best dance sequences of all-time.  We discuss our favorites.
  • We talk about the openings and reception to Ridley Scott’s “The Martian,” Denis Villenueve’s “Sicario,” and Robert Zemeckis’ “The Walk.”
  • We get into a fiery discussion about category fraud.
  • NYFF premiered “Steve Jobs” and we discuss its possibilities on the awards circuit.
  • A24 Films and Universal launch their FYC sites.  We discuss their slates.
  • Lots of Cinephile Showdowns and questions to speak about.

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Clayton Davis is the esteemed Editor and Owner of 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,, Variety, Deadline, Los Angeles Times, FOX 5, Bloomberg Television, AOL, Huffington Post, Bloomberg Radio, The Wrap, Slash Film, and the Hollywood Reporter.