Finding out ‘What Maisie Knew’ with Julianne Moore and Alexander Skarsgard!

Last week, right before the opening of the new film What Maisie Knew, I was invited to participate in a series of roundtable interviews...

Interview: Cinematographer Matthew Libatique Talks “Noah” and Working with Darren Aronofsky

AwardsCircuit talks with Darren Aronofsky's longtime cinematographer, Matthew Libatique

‘The Voice’ Exit Interview: Monique Benabou

I recently caught up with one of the newly departed contestants from The Voice, the lovely and talented Monique Benabou, who was unjustly eliminated...

INTERVIEW: Jenny Slate talks OBVIOUS CHILD

Last Friday, I had the pleasure of interviewing actress Jenny Slate.  As you can see below, she was a delightful interviewee.  Slate is in...

Talking ‘Some Velvet Morning’ with Neil LaBute

Last month I was given the chance to sit down and talk with filmmaker/playwright Neil LaBute. As you might imagine given his work, that...

TIFF Interview: A chat with Rising Star Stephan James

Among many other sidebar events, one of the coolest initiatives of the Toronto International Film Festival is its annual Rising Stars programme, co-presented by...

Talking ‘The Better Angels’ with writer/director A.J. Edwards

I'm sure just about every writer in the film journalism business would bend over backwards for a chance to interview Terrence Malick. Well, that's...

Circuit Breaker Interview: Cast and Director of Netflix’s ‘Mudbound’ Talk Film and Personal Feelings

Welcome to the Awards Circuit podcast titled “CIRCUIT BREAKER INTERVIEWS,” a weekly podcast from AwardsCircuit.com featuring host Clayton Davis. We discuss movies, television and all the...

INTERVIEW: Jena Malone talks ‘Time Out of Mind’

For almost as long as I've been a fan of film, I've been a fan of Jena Malone. An actress who rarely gets the...

Hank Azaria talks ‘Lovelace’

At the end of July, I took part in the Press Day for the biopic Lovelace. I saw the film back at Sundance (my...

Interview: The Topsy Turvy Makeup Looks of ‘Good Omens’ With Anne Oldham

Amazon's "Good Omens" seems like a dream project for any makeup artist. It's an epic adventure that bridges fantasy and reality, Heaven and Hell,...

Dan Scanlon on ‘Monsters University’ – Out on Blu-Ray and DVD Today!

As the awards season is beginning to heat up, Monsters University continues to be on the top of many pundits across the web.  With...

Interview: Jennifer Lynch Talks Directing for Television

Writer and director Jennifer Lynch got her start in film, but the filmmaker is now a prolific TV director, working for powerhouse series like...

Interview: Bret McKenzie

Last week I got on Skype with musician/actor Bret McKenzie to discuss his work on the music for 'The Muppets'.  One of these days...

Interview: Bill Irwin talks TARS and ‘Interstellar’

A few years ago, I really banged the drum to try and get Bill Irwin a Best Supporting Actor nomination for his part in...

Interview: Costume Designer Erin Hirsch Crafts the Looks for ‘The Voice’

As reality competition shows have risen to popularity in the past two decades, much of the crews of these shows remains underappreciated. One of...

EXCLUSIVE: An Interview With the Cast of Amazon’s ‘Patriot’ – Start Binging Today!

2017 Berlin International Film Festival: As part of a relatively new segment of The Berlinale, Amazon's much-anticipated new series, "Patriot" had its international premiere...
The Romanoffs Production Design

Interview: Henry Dunn and Christopher Brown Share Stories of Designing ‘The Romanoffs’

In the age of prestige television, storytellers are constantly finding new ways to relay narratives to their audiences. One such unique show is "The...

Disney Comic-Con Press Conference: Frankenweenie and Oz: The Great and Powerful

While Disney held its annual Comic-Con panel today, they gave press members the option of attending a more intimate press conference where we could...

Lindsay Burdge talks about playing ‘A Teacher’

There's something refreshing about talking to an actor or actress who's still new-ish to the business and isn't caught up in being a celebrity....

Interview: Chris Kelly and Sarah Schneider Reflect On ‘The Other Two’ Success

Career transitions are never easy, but former SNL head writers Chris Kelly and Sarah Schneider managed to make it look effortless. The pair moved...

Ryan Reynolds and Marjane Satrapi talk ‘The Voices’

Recently, Awards Circuit was lucky enough to be part of a sit down with Ryan Reynolds to talk about his new film The Voices. Also...

Interview: John Carney Talks ‘Begin Again,’ Awards, and the Music in His Work

For director John Carney, music is an integral part of his work. It's an unsurprising statement considering the Irish-born director has already helmed two successful modern-day...

Talking ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ with Ralph Fiennes

Last week, I got the chance to speak to M...I mean Gustave M, and by that, I mean Ralph Fiennes, revered actor and the...

INTERVIEW: Oscar Isaac and Alicia Vikander talk ‘Ex Machina’

Earlier this week, Awards Circuit was invited to take part in a roundtable discussion with Ex Machina stars Oscar Isaac and Alicia Vikander. The film from...

Martin Starr, Paul Wesley, Dina Shihabi, and Sean Mullin talk ‘Amira & Sam’

Among the early year releases, one of the very best so far is Sean Mullin's romantic dramedy Amira & Sam (my review of which...

INTERVIEW: DP Ben Kutchins on the Dreamlike ‘Ozark,’ Jason Bateman, and More

This year brought a lot of very strong cinematography to television. "Barry" and "Atlanta" both showcased some amazing shots throughout the season. The return...

‘The Romanoffs’ Uses International Locales and Costume To Tell Its Story

“The Romanoffs” is a show unlike any other due to the fact that it manages to connect a group of (seemingly) unrelated people. What...

Interview: Emmy-Nominated Editor Patricia Barnett on Netflix’s ‘One Day at a Time’

Modern storytelling techniques have changed the way that most comedy shows are filmed. With an increased push to embrace single-camera sitcoms, shows inspired by...

Interview: Anastasia White Discusses Creating the Look of Amazon’s ‘Homecoming’

In just a few short years, production designer Anastasia White has built a strong portfolio of highly respected projects. She started in the art...

Interview: Barnaby Blackburn Discusses the Inspirations behind Oscar contender ‘Wale’

Featuring a suspenseful storyline filled with surprising twists, Barnaby Blackburn's "Wale" is easily one of the most thrilling films in the Oscar shortlist for...
First Man

Interview: VFX Supervisor Paul Lambert Describes the Arsenal of Techniques for Creating the Look...

Paul Lambert has had quite a varied career in the world of visual effects. His filmography includes "Mission: Impossible II," a couple of "Harry...

INTERVIEW: Ian McKellen talks ‘Mr. Holmes’ and Being an Academy Member

The word "sir" can do a lot in terms of expectations. For example, getting the chance to interview Ian McKellen is a very cool...

Annual Awards Circuit User Survey! Please make your voice heard!

It's that time of the year where we want to hear from all of you.  There is a short 10 question survey for you...

INTERVIEW: John Cusack talks his career and ‘Love & Mercy’

For years now, few have fascinated me in the industry more than John Cusack. Always seemingly interested in projects just a shade off from...