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    Circuit Breaker Hangout: LIVESTREAM 3 Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:01:33 — 36.5MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreWelcome to the podcast “Circuit Breaker! The Awards, & TV Podcast,” part of the CIRCUIT BREAKER MEDIA NETWORK. “Circuit Breaker” is a weekly podcast show with host and site editor and […] More

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    2020 Oscar Circuit: Supporting Actor

    Oscar Predictions: Welcome to our annual “Oscar Circuit” series – our deep dive look into each and every category that will be presented at the upcoming Academy Awards.  Each writer of will tackle a different category, offering up their own perspectives on those specific races. You can also see the official Oscar Predictions for that particular race […] More

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    Circuit Breaker Episode 168: End of Year, Predictions, and Nomination Voting Begins Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:40:58 — 57.8MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreWelcome 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 […] More

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    Circuit Consideration 2019: George MacKay for ‘1917’ (Best Actor)

    Welcome to the 2019 CIRCUIT CONSIDERATIONS series. Highlighting the very best in film, acting, and technical achievements for the past 12 months that awards voters may need help remembering. Each day a different writer will make their plea for a specific film in a respective category. If you miss one, click the tag “Circuit Considerations 2019,” and […] More

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    Awards: Is Adam Driver Our Eventual Best Actor Winner?

    The race this year for Best Actor, in particular at the Academy Awards, is shaping up to be one for the ages. Without a traditional front-running contender so far, the individuals most in contention to take home the Oscar are an eclectic and interesting bunch. This has led to a lot of buzz that someone […] More

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    Awards: Can Tom Hanks Break His Oscar Nomination Drought?

    It hasn’t been a beautiful day in the Oscar world for Tom Hanks as of late. Despite being a two-time Oscar winner, the beloved film star has had an unfortunate awards drought. In fact, his period away from the Oscars has been longer than the honeymoon phase he had with them. His first nomination was […] More

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    Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver to Receive SBIFF’s Outstanding Performers of the Year Award for ‘Marriage Story’

    Read the press release regarding today’s announcement that Academy Award nominee Adam Driver and Golden Globe nominee Scarlett Johansson on receiving the Outstanding Performers of the Year award for their performances in Noah Baumbach’s “Marriage Story” from Netflix.  The two will receive the honor from the Santa Barbara International Film Festival in January. SANTA BARBARA, […] More

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    Circuit Q&A – What Films Should Have Won Four Acting Oscars?

    They always say it’s an honor just to be nominated. And to be fair, that’s true — it’s not every day that an actor is honored by the Academy, unless their name happens to be Meryl Streep. But there’s something incredibly special about a film with such a deep bench of acting performances that it […] More

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    Six Spot: Which Actor Sang A Sour Note in the 2002 Best Actor Race?

    Welcome to the eighteenth entry in our Six Spot series. Few Oscar wins are as memorable as Adrien Brody’s Best Actor performance for “The Pianist” in 2002. The 29-year-old actor had few precursor wins and was up against heavyweight competition. When his name was called, Brody was the most stunned of anyone. He walked up […] More

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    Historical Circuit: 1953’s ‘Stalag 17’ Brings Absurdity to War

    FILM: “Stalag 17” YEAR: 1953 DIRECTOR: Billy Wilder WRITER: Edwin Blum & Billy Wilder (Based on the Play Written By Donald Bevan & Edmund Trzcinski) STARRING: William Holden, Don Taylor, Robert Strauss, Otto Preminger, Peter Graves SYNOPSIS: The year is 1944. In the midst of the Second World War, this German prisoner of war camp, […] More

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