Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 26: Cloud Atlas, Lack of Documentary Viewing, and Oscar Predictions


The Awards Circuit Power Hour returns twelve hours earlier before Hurricane Sandy plows through the East Coast.  Just in case my internet and electricity go out, you’ll have our episode down in the books.  The staff and I discuss the following things on this week’s episode.

  • The reception to Cloud Atlas.  Is it an Oscar contender?  What are some of the feelings swirling around the web about this ambitious feature?  Is there room in the race for newcomers Doona Bae and Ben Whishaw?
  • Ballots for the International Press Academy’s Satellite Awards went out this past week.  Without seeing the big, end of the year favorites, is the award show telling of anything at all?
  • With such poor discipline as critics, we discuss the Documentary Feature race and which films could emerge on top.  Could an early year favorite and high-profile film like Bully make the final cut with the Weinsteins backing?
  • We attempt to break down nearly every category.
  • Of course, we take a bunch of YOUR questions as well.

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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.