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Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 169: Globe Shifts, Prediction Check In, Academy Idol 9 Announcement

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

On the agenda today:

THIS EPISODE IS DEDICATED TO ALL THE PEOPLE OF PARIS, FRANCE.  WE STAND WITH YOU!

  • Rooney Mara and Alicia Vikander are moved to Lead Actress (Drama) for the Golden Globes.
  • The debuts of “Anomalisa,” “By the Sea,” “Concussion,” and “The Big Short” at AFI Fest.
  • First Trailer for “Finding Dory” dropped.  What do we think of Pixar sequels?
  • Academy Screener Tracker check in.
  • Oscar Predictions Check In: A look at the categories for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, and Best Actress.
  • The announcement for the 9th season of Academy Idol.  What films have been selected to compete for the votes of our readership?
  • Questions from the readers including Cinephile Showdowns!

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Written by Clayton Davis

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.

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