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Circuit Breaker Episode 168: End of Year, Predictions, and Nomination Voting Begins


Screen Shot 2018 11 27 at 11.59.51 PMWelcome to the podcast “Circuit Breaker! The Awards, Film, & TV Podcast,” part of the CIRCUIT BREAKER MEDIA NETWORK. “Circuit Breaker” is a weekly podcast show with host and site editor and owner Clayton Davis. With a team of panelists including Mark Johnson, Joey Magidson, Chris James, and Karen Peterson, along with other guests, we discuss movies, television and all the awards shows that need predicting. New episodes are released every Monday. Podcasts produced by Drew Griffith.

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On the agenda:

  • Starting off with taking questions. Cinephile Showdown returns! The trio look at the best actors/actresses/directors of the decade
  • Oscar predictions!
  • Best Director: Is there a Benh Zeitlin type surprise to be found?
  • Best Actor: Can Leonardo DiCaprio play spoiler? Just how many viable contenders for a nomination are there?
  • Best Actress: Is Renee Zellweger locked in?
  • Best Supporting Actor: Are we down to Joe Pesci vs Brad Pitt? Can BAFTA help?
  • Best Supporting Actress: Laura Dern set to win/ A Scarlett Johnasson upset? We then look at double nominees throughout the years
  • Would Waves have been better off in different hands?
  • Best Animated Feature: We just don’t know!
  • Best Original Screenplay: Another win for Quentin Tarantino?
  • Best Adapted Screenplay: Pending The Two Popes, is it The Irishman vs Jojo Rabbit?
  • Finally, we end on a guessing game!




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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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