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Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 71: Golden Globe Comedies, Star Wars, and Double Nominees


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

We’re back this week with some in-depth discussion on the Oscar race and various other topics.

  • Terence kicks things off with a story about his journey to see some of the films that will be playing at “AFI Festival presented by Audi” – An edge of your seat thrill ride about the days of a journalist.
  • We talk about Star Wars Episode VII and the problems it seems to be having and will have in the near future.
  • Why are studios so quick to try to get their “adapted” works pushed in Original Screenplay.
  • We touch on some of the Golden Globe categorizations that are occurring like “The Wolf of Wall Street” and “August: Osage County” being considered comedies.
  • Awards screenings are starting and “Gravity” is being filled up while others are struggling to be seen.  Does it NEED to be seen on the big screen?  Questions from Readers assist with this.
  • Box Office talk – The Best Picture winner, does it need to make money?  How much does 12 Years a Slave need to be declared successful?
  • Best Actress Look – Do we have a default five?  How does Adele Exarchopoulus or Kate Winslet frog jump Emma Thompson and Judi Dench?
  • I’ve seen The Past and Philomena.  I give some quick thoughts on these Oscar hopefuls.
  • The possibility for double nominees Matthew McConaughey and Tom Hanks.  Who has the better chance and who can win?
  • We also take a look back at the race between The Social Network and The King’s Speech.  Did money topple Network?

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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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Joey Magidson

Happy listening…


Ok, I had to stop and come here at the 57 minute mark. I just heard Terence criticize the ending of Blue Jasmine. He didn’t really specify what his criticism was other than it felt wrong in some way. I thought the ending, with regard to where Jasmine as a character went, was perfectly suitable. In some way, Jasmine is being punished for her hubris, her selfishness, her spitefulness. Yet throughout the movie, Woody Allen and Blanchett have been crafting this very complex character with acute psychological detail. In the end, in that final masterful shot, we feel a mix… Read more »


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