Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 97: Emmy Drama Actress, Cancelled Shows, and the New Star Wars Cast

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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.

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms of our readers (and the ones who read the site).  We have a quick but informed agenda for you this week.

We kick things off going through the television schedule.  What shows SURPRISINGLY got renewed and which got cancelled?

We have a very in-depth talk about the Lead Actress in a Drama race at the Emmys.  Some have some problems with the order of the predictions that were recently revealed.  Others agree just fine.

After going through the big news stories of the week, we reflect on some of the comedy performances that Oscar snubbed.  Some of the staff have some cool mentions.

The new Star Wars cast was announced and we talk about each one and what they can bring to the table.

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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.