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    2017 Awards Circuit In Line Series: 25 Actors for an Oscar Win

    Welcome to the official 2017 AWARDS CIRCUIT IN LINE SERIES! The Academy Awards get tons of flack for not rewarding actors and actresses in the prime of their careers. It often boils down to poor timing, but sometimes the Academy’s choices are downright baffling. Here at Awards Circuit, we will begin an annual tradition called […] More

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    Community: What Were Your Favorite 2016 Spirit Nominations?

    Over the last decade, the Independent Spirit Awards have been an excellent place for some Oscar campaigns to begin. Just last year, Brie Larson, Tom McCarthy, and “Son of Saul” began their roads to gold with nominations here. The “Indie Spirits” continue to be an excellent place to showcase the best of independent cinema with the new slew […] More

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    Box Office: Superheroes and Super Bros are no match for Angry Birds

    (MAY 20 – MAY 22, 2016 estimates) The Angry Birds Movie (Opening) – $39,000,000 Captain America: Civil War (Week 3) – $33,114,000 Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (Opening) – $21,790,000 The Nice Guys (Opening) – $11,270,000 The Jungle Book (Week 6) – $11,017,000 Money Monster (Week 2) – $7,080,000 The Darkness (Week 2) – $2,363,000 Zootopia […] More

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    WATCH: Official Trailer for ‘A Bigger Splash’ with Ralph Fiennes, Dakota Johnson, and Tilda Swinton

    Directed by: Luca Guadagnino Screenplay by: David Kajganich Produced by: Michael Costigan, Luca Guadagnino Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Dakota Johnson, Matthias Schoenaerts, Tilda Swinton In A BIGGER SPLASH, rock legend Marianne Lane (Tilda Swinton) is recuperating on the volcanic island of Pantelleria with her partner Paul (Matthias Schoenaerts) when iconoclast record producer and old flame Harry […] More

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    Fox Searchlight Moves ‘A Bigger Splash’ to May 2016 – Adjust Your Oscar Predictions Accordingly

    It’s another high-profile push back from Fox Searchlight Pictures.  After announcing a few weeks back that Jean-Marc Vallee’s “Demolition” would be released in April 2016, and then choosing it to open the Toronto Film Festival, the Oscar-winning studio has made another choice for one of their awards season hopefuls.  Luca Guadgnino’s hotly anticipated “A Bigger […] More

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    Oscar Circuit: A Guide to Recognizing Your Oscars with the Fall Festivals

    The Telluride Film Festival has proven to be a strong component to every Best Picture winner in the last few years.  Danny Boyle’s “Slumdog Millionaire,” Tom Hooper’s “The King’s Speech,” Ben Affleck’s “Argo,” Steve McQueen’s “12 Years a Slave,” and most recently Alejandro G. Inarritu’s “Birdman or (the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)” all screened there. […] More

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    Oscar Circuit: Studios Already Lining Up for the Academy Awards

    The first set of fall festivals have announced their lineups in the form of the Venice and Toronto Film Festivals.  Awards season is nearly here and with films starting their peaks earlier then ever before, studios are already in full swing in planning their campaigns, believe it or not.  The Oscars are the goal and […] More

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    Oscar Circuit: Are We Setting Up for a ‘Universal’ Year?

    At the start of July, we’re looking at a summer movie season that hasn’t exactly offered its fair share of critically acclaimed work.  As noted in other Oscar Circuit pieces, as well as spoken on our last few podcasts, this is the time we should buckle down and really start assessing the slates ahead for […] More