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Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 82: DGA-Oscars Link, Sundance Winners, Academy Idol Top 6 Results

Our weekly podcast dives deep in the race for the Oscars as well as other big news…

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

What a week it has been.  The race for the Oscars continues.  Lots of news to go over including the closing of the Sundance Film Festival where Terence attended and saw films like “Boyhood” and “Dear White People.”  We also go over some of the big acquisitions that included “Whiplash” and “Frank.”

Quentin Tarantino has shelved his (supposed) next feature “The Hateful Eight.”  Is this a good thing for Tarantino?  Did the story seem too familiar for the once innovative and fresh writer/director?

The Weinstein Company has set “Grace of Monaco” to open the Cannes Film Festival this year.  Does that just mean its not good after films like “The Great Gatsby” opened last year’s fest?

The Directors Guild of America awarded their winner this past weekend in Alfonso Cuaron.  We have a lengthy discussion regarding what it could mean for “Gravity” in general to win the DGA.  Also, what does it mean for “12 Years a Slave” and “American Hustle?”  We are full of Oscar statistics to back up our scenarios.  YOU definitely want to give a listen.

Finally, we have Academy Idol Top 6 results.  With films “12 Years a Slave,” “Before Midnight,” “Blue is the Warmest Color,” “Gravity,” “Her,” and “Short Term 12,” the race for the seventh season winner is on.  The results MAY shock you.

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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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