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    2020 Oscar Circuit: Best Original Song

    Welcome to our annual Oscar Look series, formally known as “Oscar Circuit” – 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.  If you miss a piece, click on the […] More

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    The Women of ‘Harriet’ To Receive The 2020 Stanley Kramer Social Justice Award

    (Los Angeles) – The African American Critics Association (AAFCA) and the family of legendary director Stanley Kramer announced that the women behind the Focus Features’ most recent box office hit film, Harriet, will receive this year’s AAFCA Stanley Kramer Award for Social Justice. The first-ever big screen film on the iconic Harriet Tubman, who not only […] More

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    Women Film Critics Circle Winners: ‘Portrait of A Lady on Fire’ and ‘Harriet’ Lead Wins

    The Women Film Critics Circle (WFCC) have unveiled their 2019 winners. Céline Sciamma’s lesbian romance “Portrait of A Lady on Fire” won the WFCC’s award for Best Film About Women, while Kasi Lemmons’ “Harriet” won the award for Best Film By a Woman. Cynthia Erivo tied with Lupita Nyong’o in the Best Actress category for […] More

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    Women Film Critics Circle Announce Nominations: ‘Fast Color,’ ‘Little Women’ & ‘The Nightingale’ Among Nominees

    The Women Film Critics Circle (WFCC) announced their awards nominations over the weekend. The nominations for Best Film About Women features titles such as “Little Women,” “Hustlers,” Honeyland,” “Judy,” “American Woman,” and “Harriet.” The WFCC also recognizes women of the industry in categories such as Best Woman Storyteller, the circle’s screenwriting award. The nominees include […] More

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    Cynthia Erivo To Receive the ‘Rising Star Award’ at the 2020 ABFF Honors

    Read the press release announcing star and Best Actress hopeful Cynthia Erivo set to receive the “Rising Star Award” at the 2020 American Black Film Festival Honors set for Sunday, Feb. 23. It should be noted, this ceremony will take place three weeks following the Oscar ceremony, slated for Sunday, Feb. 9. Erivo stars as […] More

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    WATCH: Janelle Monáe Stars in Teaser Trailer For Horror ‘Antebellum’

    “If it chooses you, nothing can save you.” Lionsgate have released a teaser trailer for “Antebellum,” a new thriller starring Janelle Monáe and directed by Gerard Bush & Christopher Renz.  Successful author Veronica Henley (Janelle Monáe) finds herself trapped in a horrifying reality and must uncover the mind-bending mystery before it’s too late. The film […] More

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    Interview: ‘Harriet’ Editor Wyatt Smith Discusses Film, Kasi Lemmons, Upcoming “The Little Mermaid”

    At the Toronto International Film Festival we had a chance to catch up with Wyatt Smith, the film editor who cut the potential awards contender “Harriet.” Wyatt, whose woks includes a large variety of styles—from musicals such as “Mary Poppins Returns” to “Into the Woods” and action films like “Doctor Strange“—told us what it was […] More

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    Circuit Breaker Episode 161: Middleburg Fest Wrap-Up, ‘Maleficent’ Sequel, Best Film Year Of The Century Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:06:01 — 37.8MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreWelcome to the Awards Circuit podcast titled “Circuit Breaker! The Awards, Film, & TV Podcast,” a weekly breakdown from featuring host Clayton Davis along with panelists Sam Coffey, Mark Johnson, Joey Magidson, […] More

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    Awards: Middleburg Film Festival Cements Best Film Year This Century

    2019 MIDDLEBURG FILM FESTIVAL: This past weekend the 2019 Middleburg Film Festival wrapped up, marking its seventh year of incredible film titles, and putting a laser and insightful focus on filmmakers and diversity. This was AwardsCircuit’s fourth year attending, with myself, Nathaniel Rogers of The Film Experience, and Jazz Tangcay of Awards Daily hosting our […] More

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    2019 Middleburg Film Festival Unveils Its Full Lineup, Including ‘Marriage Story,’ ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ and ‘Ford v Ferrari’

    The Middleburg Film Festival is just a few weeks away and in preparation, they have released their full lineup of offerings. With 34 films on the schedule, this promises to be every bit as exciting a slate as any previous year. Perhaps even more. Middleburg has selected Noah Baumbach‘s “Marriage Story” as its opening night […] More

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