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Circuit Breaker Episode 51: ‘Dunkirk,’ ‘Detroit,’ and Oscar’s Best Director Race

Welcome to the Awards Circuit podcast titled “CIRCUIT BREAKER!,” a weekly podcast from AwardsCircuit.com featuring host Clayton Davis along with panelists Sam Coffey, Mark Johnson, Joey Magidson, and Karen Peterson. We discuss movies, television and all the awards shows that need predicting. New episodes are released every Monday. Find us on Twitter at @Circuit_Pod, email us at podcast@awardscircuit.com, and submit your comments and questions at the bottom of the episode.

On the agenda:

  • We share our thoughts on “Detroit” from Kathryn Bigelow and “Logan Lucky” from Steven Soderbergh.  Are they Oscar players?
  • We have a spoiler-ish talk about “Dunkirk” from Christopher Nolan.  What will be its best and worst day on Oscar nomination morning?  Is there an acting possibility out of the film?  Could it win Best Picture?
  • There’s a generic discussion about Animated Feature, Documentary Feature, and Foreign Language Film.  If they would be nominated for Best Picture, should they be removed from their respective categories?
  • We take a look at two Oscar categories: Best Director and Best Supporting Actress.  Where do they stand and what can we anticipate down the road?
  • Can Kirsten Dunst gain some Oscar traction for “The Beguiled” or something else?
  • Lots of trailer dropped during the week and we talk about their Oscar chances: “The Disaster Artist” from James Franco, “The Shape of Water” from Guillermo del Toro, and future blockbusters from #SDCC.
  • We’re taking more guesses for the fall festivals.

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MOTION PICTURE |DIRECTOR |
LEAD ACTOR | LEAD ACTRESS | SUPPORTING ACTOR | SUPPORTING ACTRESS | 
ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY | ADAPTED SCREENPLAY | ANIMATED FEATURE |
PRODUCTION DESIGN | CINEMATOGRAPHY | COSTUME DESIGN | FILM EDITING |
MAKEUP & HAIRSTYLING | SOUND MIXING | SOUND EDITING | VISUAL EFFECTS |
ORIGINAL SCORE | ORIGINAL SONG |

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Written by Clayton Davis

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.

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