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    Six Circuit: Which 2016 Best Picture Hopeful Strayed Far From the ‘Moonlight’?

    Welcome to the twenty-ninth entry in our Six Circuit series. Even accounting for recency bias, the misreading of the 2016 Best Picture winner at the Oscars will go down as one of the most memorable telecast moments in the Academy’s history. Presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway were tasked with giving out the last award of the night. […] More

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    OSCARS 2017: A Peek at the Ballots #4 (Female Voter Over 40) – Adores ‘Fences’ and Denzel Washington

      Speaking with voters for the Academy Awards can offer some wonderous insight.  Speaking with an older female voter, who only agreed to share her major categories with me, along with very few tech choices, she ended up pouring her heart out about her feelings about “La La Land,” Damien Chazelle, and the powerhouse performances in […] More

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    BAFTA: Predictions for the Key Awards from Across the Pond

    BAFTA Awards get their chance to weigh in on the awards season this weekend where they get to influence the Oscar race one day before the Academy receives their final ballots.  “La La Land” leads the charge with 11 nominations including Best Picture and this will be a real test to see if it has […] More

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    2017 Academy Award Nominations Announcement – LIVE Stream With LIVE Blog Chat

    Happy Oscar nomination day! We’re finally here: The Academy Award nominations for the upcoming 89th annual ceremony. Beginning at 8:18 am ET, the Academy will reveal their nominations on the very best of 2016. We expect plenty of surprises and we’re going to be here with you every step of the way. Down below, you […] More


    OSCARS: Previewing the PGA and BAFTA Nods

    On Tuesday, two big groups will announce their nominations. The Producers Guild of America and the coveted BAFTA Awards will weigh in on 2016 and offer plenty to say about what films are in the thick of the Oscar race. There are lots of moving pieces including the potential for surprises like Hugh Grant moving […] More

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    BEST OF 2016: Personal Ballot of the Year

    [sg_popup id=”4″ event=”onload”][/sg_popup]To start, and to simply put…this list is mine. Lots of thought and commentary went into naming the very best films and performances of 2016. Some were no-brainers, others were much more difficult. Even more commentary will be shared on Friday when the winners are announced, along with the order of the Top 10 […] More

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    ‘Florence Foster Jenkins’ to Return to Theaters in December

    Paramount Pictures, in a push to get more eyes on “Florence Foster Jenkins,” is re-releasing the film in theaters Dec. 2. The film originally bowed in August and grossed around $27 million domestically. Select AMC theaters in Chicago, Boston, Dallas, San Francisco, New York, Seattle and more will show the film. Star Meryl Streep could receive […] More

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    Oscar Circuit: Calm Before the Precursor Storm

    We’ve arrived. The official launch of the awards season, and the first wave of major awards to be handed out, comes this Tuesday, Nov. 29, by way of the National Board of Review. Along with that, Tuesday also marks the official deadline for the Critics Choice ballots. The BFCA group (full disclosure: I am a […] More

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    Circuit Breaker Episode 18: Oscar’s Box Office, AFI Fest, and ‘Miss Sloane’ Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:09:46 — 56.0MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreWelcome to the Awards Circuit podcast titled “CIRCUIT BREAKER!,” a weekly podcast from featuring host Clayton Davis along with panelists Sam Coffey, Mark Johnson and Joey Magidson. We discuss movies, […] More

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