Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 2: The Big Categories


Welcome back to the Awards Circuit Power Hour.  I’m joined by Staff Writers Joey Magidson and Robert Hamer and we’re speaking about the Picture, Director, Screenplay categories.  I also reveal the Academy Idol Top 3 Results!!!!

Here’s the agenda:

  • News (Cinema Audio Society, USC Scripter, ACE)
  • Talk a little about the Awards Circuit Community Awards 2011.
  • Adapted Screenplay (The Descendants vs. Moneyball)
  • Original Screenplay (Midnight in Paris vs. The Artist)
  • Hardest Categories to Predict
  • Taking Questions from the Awards Circuit Readers!
  • Director (Is it Hazanavicius’ to lose?)
  • What film can upset “The Artist?”
  • Best Picture
  • We talk about Billy Crystal hosting
  • Should Oscar do away with the Best Song category?
  • 2013 Oscar Contenders and when we will reveal the year-in-advance predictions

Comment and discuss.

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