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    Six Circuit: Which 2014 Original Screenplay Learned the ‘Unexpected Virtue of an Oscar Snub’

    Welcome to the thirty-ninth entry in our Six Circuit series. The screenplay races often hold the key to predicting Best Picture. Of the last ten Best Picture winners, eight have won one of the two screenplay categories. Only “The Artist” and “The Shape of Water” won Best Picture without a corresponding screenplay win. Comparatively, only half of […] More

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    Circuit Q&A – What’s Your Favorite Jessica Chastain Performance?

    **Circuit Q&A’s are our daily community question, posed to the readers of AwardsCircuit that cover various topics from film and television to general wonderings and for instances** Today is Jessica Chastain‘s 42nd birthday. A very happy birthday goes out to the talented actress. In only about a decade, Chastain has gone from an unknown to […] More

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    National Board of Review Chooses 2017 Date for Awards Gala

      Next year’s awards calendar is quickly booking up. The National Board of Review announced today that Jan. 4, 2017 will be its date for its annual film awards gala. The NBRs quick start awards season each year, as it is usually one of the first organizations to announce its winners in early December. The […] More

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    Six Spot: Best Actor in a Leading Role (2014)

    Welcome back to Six Spot!  Click the link if you want to read back issues of Six Spot, but if you’re new, the concept is easy: Who just missed an Oscar nomination?  Who was #6?  Who has the dubious position of being the Six Spot?  In case you missed last week’s article about the 2015 […] More

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    Under the Circuit: Bradford Young

    The cinematographer for “A Most Violent Year” and “Selma” had multiple shots at an Oscar nomination and still somehow came up short More

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    Jessica Chastain and Oscar Isaac talk ‘A Most Violent Year’

    Anyone who’s seen the film A Most Violent Year can attest to how strong of a pair Jessica Chastain and Oscar Isaac make. During the Press Day for J.C. Chandor‘s film, I was a part of a roundtable interview with Chastain and Isaac. They touched on their time in school together, working on the movie, […] More

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    Academy Idol Top 11 (Cast Ensemble Week) Voting Open!

    On the last podcast episode, we announced the Top 13 results of Academy Idol and said goodbye to Matthew Warchus’ “Pride” and Jean-Marc Vallee’s “Wild.”  It’s another double elimination week and the theme for the Top 11 is Cast Ensemble.  Make sure to vote and do it as much as you can.  Don’t let your […] More

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    Oscars: Ballots Are Out, Ten Films Making a Play for 3 Spots

    AMPAS ballots have been sent out today to all members.  Over the next eleven days, the Academy will be getting in their final fill of screeners before making their decisions.  Each branch votes on their respective categories but the entire Academy votes on Best Picture.  This leaves many different possibilities for nominations.   What will […] More

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