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    Interview: Tom Fleischman Talks ‘BlacKkKlansman,’ ‘Fahrenheit 451,’ and Scorsese

    Sound Mixer Tom Fleischman may not be a household name, but you have certainly watched some of his incredible work over the years. Fleischman began as a sound mixer in the late 1970s, with “Melvin and Howard” from Jonathan Demme. He went on to mix many popular films over the years, including the vast majority of Martin Scorsese, Spike Lee, […] 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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    Any Films Left for NYFF’s Secret Screening?

    For the past two years now, the New York Film Festival has unveiled a previously unseen Oscar contender towards the end of the fest in their Secret Screening slot. Two years ago it was Martin Scorsese impressing the masses with Hugo and last year it was Steven Spielberg‘s Lincoln managing to live up to the […] More

  • Take a ride with the camera in Behind the Scenes video from Hugo

    While I was heartily rooting for Emmanuel Lubezki to win the Oscar for cinematography, it’s hard to begrude Robert Richardson, because the cinematography of Hugo was incredibly impressive. If you’ve ever wondered how the camera actually captures the moments on film, First Showing has uncovered a fun behind the scenes video in which you can take ride on […] More

  • Editor’s Final Oscar Predictions

    It’s Friday.  Oscars are on Sunday.  I’ve rattled my brain for hours, days, weeks.  It hurts.  I can’t.  I am fully ready to be wrong in many categories.  I also chickened out in several categories. I wanted to put Max Von Sydow instead of Christopher Plummer.  Not happening.  Can I get some type of credit […] More

  • Oscar Circuit: Best Cinematography

    And the Nominees Are: Guillaume Schiffman “The Artist” Oscar Scene: Waking up from the sound dream sequence Jeff Cronenweth “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” Oscar Scene: Opening credits Robert Richardson “Hugo” Oscar Scene: Traveling through the train station Emmanuel Lubezski “The Tree of Life” Oscar Scene: Creation Janusz Kaminski “War Horse” Oscar Scene: Joey […] More

  • Making the final case for each Best Picture nominee…

    As you’re reading this, the Oscar voters have already made their final selections for each category of the Academy Awards, and there’s nothing left to do but wait for the results at the awards ceremony on Sunday. It got me to thinking, what kind of case has each Best Picture contender made for their shot […] More

  • Which Scenes from 2011 will you remember?

    Much like Kris Tapley over at In Contention does his list of the 10 best shots of each year, I like to do something similar as well here at The Awards Circuit. The wrinkle for me is that I go with the best/most memorable scenes of the year. It’s also kind of a tie in/companion […] More

  • 2011 ACCA Winners Announced!

    The 2011 Awards Circuit Community Awards was one of the most diverse and hottest choices this side of the internet.  This is the only site that gives its readership a voice to name his/her favorite films and performances of the year.  With a wide open Oscar race, the ACCA race followed suit as you will […] More

  • Oscar Circuit: Adapted Screenplay

    The screenplay categories have a strong correlation with past Best Picture winners.  In the past few years, “Slumdog Millionaire,” “No Country for Old Men,” and “The Departed” have all won the Adapted Screenplay race that translated to a Best Picture statue.  Other winners such as “The Social Network,” “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by […] More

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