Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 47: Next Great Oscar Host, Cannes Festival Lineup, ACCA 1999 Nominations!

PowerHour_Logo_NewAwards Circuit Power Hour is up and alive again this week with a jammed-packed agenda for all of your listening pleasures.  A lot of great stuff to talk about from the past week:

The Cannes Film Festival announced their lineup and we dive into the very “American” centric choices they have decided to include in their slate this May.  Are there any contenders that can potentially come out of the festival?

It seemed to be the week of the name changes.  Ryan Coogler’s “Fruitvale” became Fruitvale Station, James Gray’s “Lowlife” became The Immigrant, and the untitled upcoming film from David O. Russell is now called American Hustle.  Do these do anything for their films?

Awards Profiles are talked about from the week including American Hustle, Pixar’s Monster’s University, Justin Chadwick’s Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, Denis Villenneuve’s Prisoners, and Ned Benson’s The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: His and Hers.  There are pros and cons for all with some very visible obstacles ahead.

Tribeca Film Festival is still underway with some talk about Scott Coffey’s Adult World with Emma Roberts, the slowly-paced Bluebird with Amy Morton, and Phil Morrison’s Almost Christmas with Paul Giamatti.

Craig Zadan and Neil Meron were announced as Oscar’s producers once again which leads to our suggestions for the next great Oscar host.

Many trailers hit this week including Man of Steel, The Great Gatsby, and Star Trek: Into Darkness. Many sequels are hitting between now and 2015.  Has Hollywood lost their touch and are these sequels necessary?

Finally, we announce your Awards Circuit Community Award nominations for Year 1999.  There’s a film that leads with twelve nominations, perhaps you can guess which one?  Also, the writers talk about some films from the year that we still “do not get.”

What do you think?


Written by Clayton Davis

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.


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