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Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 75: Critics Awards, Wolf of Wall Street, Academy Idol Results

This week’s episode is jammed packed with precursor talk….

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

A very hefty episode this week with lots to talk about.

  • The first sad news is that we don’t have any new iTunes reviews to read.  Please leave us one.
  • We talk about some of the news of the week beginning with the trailers for “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” and “300: Rise of an Empire.”  What are these two offering for next year’s entertainment slate.
  • Did “Please Mr. Kennedy” from “Inside Llewyn Davis” get submitted for Original Song?  Also, why did they release the clips for it as well as “Let It Go” from “Frozen?”
  • Writers Guild of America announced nominees for Television – Netflix showed up strong for “House of Cards” and “Orange is the New Black”
  • Martin Scorsese’s “The Wolf of Wall Street” screened for critics this weekend.  We offer our assessment of its Oscar chances.  Is it this year’s spoiler?
  • Lots of awards were given out this week: National Board of Review, NYFCC, Los Angeles, Boston, Boston Online, New York Online, Washington Nominations – We talk about it all.  What films are getting the boost and which ones are hurting.
  • Box Office Talk – Frozen was #1.
  • Academy Idol Wild Card Results.  Your final two films are selected for the Top 12.  Also announces this week’s theme.

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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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