Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 43: Original Screenplay Writers, Tribeca Preview, Circuit Madness Results


PowerHour_Logo_NewAwards Circuit Power Hour is full of speculation this week.  We’re talking about dozens of possible Oscar contenders this year and asking that fateful question, will they ever win an Oscar?

We reveal the results of Circuit Madness, the quest to find the “Best” Best Picture winner of all-time.  Did your favorite move forward?  Listen in to see.

We give a lowdown of the upcoming Tribeca Film Festival where Richard Linklater’s Before Midnight will be playing along Prince Avalanche and the upcoming documentary about Oscar-nominee Michael Haneke called Michael H – Profession: Director.

We play “Give Them an Oscar” and with subjects like Sam Rockwell and Jessica Alba, the choices are very different.

A big focus of this podcast is placed on our possible Original Screenplay contenders and with heavy hitters like Woody Allen, Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, and Jim Jarmusch all making a bid this year, we could have a strong lineup coming down the line.  John Carney has an upcoming film with Keira Knightley titled Can a Song Save Your Life? and some think I might be overestimating its potential.  There are even some on staff that believe Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity may be a bit “too sci-fi” for the Academy’s liking.  I disagree.  Listen to see if you do too.

We also introduce a new game that gives you the power of Harvey Weinstein.

Listen to the podcast and make sure to comment on the topics you find interesting.  Enjoy!

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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.