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Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 68: NYFF Closing, Voice Acting, and Oscar Check

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

  • Second trailers dropped for George Clooney’s “The Monuments Men” and David O. Russell’s “American Hustle.”  Both for the positive.
  • We have another fun-filled podcast with lots to talk about.  We get into the news of the week including the very real possibility of Martin Scorsese’s “The Wolf of Wall Street” coming out on Christmas.
  • 76 countries are competing for the Foreign Language Oscar.  What films are set to do some damage?
  • New York Film Festival ended this weekend with screenings of Ralph Fiennes’ “The Invisible Woman,” “Blue is the Warmest Color” and Spike Jonze’s “Her.”  We give our thoughts on what these films could do in the Oscar race.
  • We also got a look on Alexander Payne’s “Nebraska” and J.C. Chandor’s “All is Lost.”
  • We get into a deep discussion about voice acting and if it should call for an Oscar nomination for Scarlett Johansson in “Her.”  Do you agree?
  • Captain Phillips” opened this weekend to terrific reviews and scoring some good money at the box office.  Is the film a real contender for the top prize and could Tom Hanks win his third Oscar?
  • We also introduce a NEW interactive game that will bring the Awards Circuit Community closer together.

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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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