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Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 59: New Trailers, Ellen Degeneres, and ACCA TV Winners!

PowerHour_Logo_NewAwards Circuit Power Hour is back in full effect this week and get this, we come in at an hour.  Which is surprising because we had a lot to talk about.

Our first third of the podcast goes into the big trailers that debuted last week.  We have lots to say about David O. Russell’s American Hustle.  We dive into the prospects about the film, how good can it be, and the possibility of Amy Adams being pushed Lead as opposed to Supporting.  Also, is Bradley Cooper a future Supporting Actor winner we’re not expecting?

The very awkward (and perhaps leaked?) teaser trailer for Kill Your Darlings showed Dane DaHaan and Daniel Radcliffe chewing on some scenery.  Is the October release and the screening at Toronto going to have it get swallowed up by bigger films?

Robert Redford sat alone on a boat in the trailer for JC Chandor’s All is Lost and we couldn’t be more excited.  The impending Best Actor hopeful could finally land himself in serious contention alongside other veteran frontrunners.  Will the film be able to do more besides that though?

Universal Pictures dropped the trailer for Peter Berg’s Lone Survivor and we’re all a bit skeptical on what it can do.  Is it The Perfect Storm in Afghanistan?

We the announcement that it will be the centerpiece at the New York Film Festival, is Ben Stiller about to make a run for the Oscar stage with The Secret Life of Walter Mitty?  Many of us think so.  Not only that, below the line categories are very feasible as well like Cinematography and Visual Effects.

We’re talking the big news stories of the week including Ellen Degeneres tapped as Oscar host and the new President of the Academy.

Finally, we announce YOUR winners of the second annual Awards Circuit Community Awards for Television (or better known as ACCA TV).  Lots of surprises and a tie or two.  Check them out.

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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