Awards Circuit Presents: Academy Idol Season 8 – Voting Begins!

The eighth season of the popular game kicks off…

AcademyIdol8If you listened to this week’s edition of the Awards Circuit Power Hour, you heard the announcement of the Season 8 selections for Academy Idol.  If you’re new to Awards Circuit, let me break it down.  Using the style of FOX’s hit-show “American Idol,” we take a few of the best films from the year and pit them against each other week to week.

20 films have been selected, and you will vote on those films based on the theme “Screenwriters.”  The films are broken into two categories, Original and Adapted.  The top five highest vote-getters of each group will advance to the Top 12.  On next week’s episode of Power Hour, we will conduct a “Wild Card” show, where the two remaining spots will be filled.

Make sure to vote (as much as you’d like) and keep your favorite films in the competition.  If you have a Wildcard suggestion for the Wildcard show, please put those in the comments.

Enjoy the season!

What do you think?


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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