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Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 64: More Festival Round-Up, News, and Categorizing the Globes

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POWERHOUR_LOGO_NEW1Welcome to another edition of the Awards Circuit Power Hour, our weekly podcast diving deep into all things film, television, and entertainment.

The staff is back this week with lots of talk regarding some of the big films that have premiered at festivals including “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom,” “Dallas Buyers Club,” and “The Railway Man,” “Can a Song Save Your Life?” and “The Fifth Estate.”

Outside of the festival circuit, “Captain Phillips,” “Diana,” and “Rush” have screened to some outstanding reviews and pummeling words.

We also get into talk about which films will try to sell themselves as comedies or dramas for the Golden Globe awards this year but not before we get into debate about Best Actor and who the frontrunner REALLY is.

We also bring you the news of the week.

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Written by Clayton Davis

Clayton Davis is the esteemed Editor and Owner of AwardsCircuit.com. 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, CNN.com, 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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Joey Magidson

Happy listening!

Ryan

My current pick for Best Picture – Drama is currently American Hustle with The Wolf of Wall Street close on its tail. I am not sure that I am buying Gravity for a win yet, and celebrity casts don’t get much bigger than what American Hustle has ready. If the history of the Globes is any indication, Martin Scorsese will win Best Director again, because even if the film doesn’t win Picture, they still like to reward him for everything. My top five picks in Best Picture – Comedy or Musical are identical except for Her taking the place of… Read more »

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