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    Circuit Breaker Episode 83: #Oscars Post Mortem and All the Night’s Winners and Losers Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:06:21 — 151.9MB) | 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, Joey Magidson, Chris James, and Karen Peterson. We […] More

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    90TH OSCARS: Guillermo del Toro’s ‘The Shape of Water’ Wins!

    The 90th Academy Awards finished just minutes ago at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, CA, where the best films of 2017 received the most coveted accolades of the awards season. Gary Oldman won Best Actor for “Darkest Hour” and Frances McDormand brought the house down when she won Best Actress for “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” asking for […] More

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    Final Oscar Predictions 2018: Who Will Win the Academy Award?

    It’s Oscar weekend.  The time where the final predictions are flowing within the awards community.  As this writing is dropping late in the game, I feel as though I owe the readership an explanation to the lack of editorial coverage this week (for those who don’t follow on social media).  Last weekend, my older brother […] More

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    2018 Oscar Circuit: Best Documentary Feature

    Just like the Best Foreign Language Film category, this year’s Best Documentary Feature race is unusually hard to predict. Indeed, when expected frontrunners “City of Ghosts” and “Jane” failed to make the final cut, many pundits were left scratching their heads. But the category is hardly lacking in quality contenders in their absence, boasting many […] More

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    MPSE Golden Reel Nominations

    On the eve of the Oscar nominations announcement, the Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) has announced their nominations for the best sound editing in film and TV in 2017. Coming in hot with three nominations apiece are Oscar contenders “Baby Driver,” “Blade Runner 2049,” “Dunkirk” and “The Shape of Water,” who all received nods for […] More

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    15 Documentaries Advance in 2017 OSCAR® Race; ‘Cries From Syria’ Snubbed

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the 15 films that will continue on in the 2017 Oscar® race for best documentary feature. The shortlist was decided by a preliminary vote, and will now narrow down the fifteen films to five official nominees. Rather conspicuously missing is Evgeny Afineevsky’s “Cries From Syria,” a […] More

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    Oscars: Predicting the 2017 Documentary Feature Shortlist

    With a record 170 films in the running, there’s no doubt that the Oscar race for Best Documentary Feature will be one of this year’s most competitive. And with many esteemed films in contention, the category is high on quality too. In a few months we’ll know which 5 of these the Academy deems the […] More

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    Film Review: Netflix Documentary ‘Icarus’ Exposes Olympic PED Scandal

    The resurgence of the documentary thriller has yielded strong results over the past decade. “CitizenFour” is the masterpiece of the genre, but other films like “The Ivory Game” and “Winter on Fire” have ignited the public imagination. These films have simultaneously sparked activism and are very much a product of the zeitgeist. Another film looking […] More

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    WATCH: Netflix’s ‘Icarus’ Trailer Drops

    Netflix’s latest offering is sure to keep audiences on the edge of their seats. Bryan Fogel’s (“Jewtopia”) thriller documentary “Icarus” promises intrigue and tension. Fogel follows Grigory Rodchenkov, a key player in the Russian doping scheme, as the scandal goes public and Rodchenkov finds himself in the crosshairs of the Russian government’s anger. “Icarus” takes us […] More