Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 31: Full Oscar Rundown, Early Django Screenings, Academy Idol Results and Wild Cards


It’s a lengthy podcast today but it’s Oscar-filled and we run through nearly every single category.  Even talk about the Globes a bit.

  • We work through the Shorts first.  Has anyone seen them?
  • Original Song – Who’s is it to lose?
  • Original Score – Editor drops Desplat, so who can win?  John Williams posed for Oscar #8123?
  • Visual Effects – Where’ The Impossible?  Overage of superhero films.
  • Sound categories – Skyfall gaining steam.  Is it Greg P. Russell’s time?  
  • Questions from the Readership.
  • We talk about the early screenings of Django Unchained, Zero Dark Thirty, with Terence finally catching up on Silver Linings Playbook and Anna Karenina.
  • Film Editing – Matches with Picture?  Action film-friendly?
  • Costume Design – Posthumous win for Ishioka?
  • Cinematography – Is there anyone that can trump Claudio Miranda?  Does Roger Deakins lose again?
  • Production Design – Les Miserables vs. Lincoln vs. Anna Karenina
  • Animated Feature – Is it really Brave?  Really?
  • Supporting Actress – Anne Hathaway and her four guests.
  • Supporting Actor – If Leonardo DiCaprio isn’t there, who wins?
  • Lead Actress – Is their room for young Wallis, two foreign actresses, and two hot girls whose names start with a J?
  • Lead Actor – Denzel Washington is vulnerable we think.  What about Bradley Cooper?  Richard Gere?  Can Jackman really win?
  • Director – Repeated winners?  First-timer Ben Affleck?
  • Picture – How many nominees will there be?
  • Academy Idol Results! – The five films to make the Adapted cut and the 12 Wild Cards chosen!  Voting opens Monday morning!
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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.