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    2019 Oscar Circuit: Best Costume Design

    The Costume Design category often contains some of the wildest and most interesting nominees in any given year. Usually this is because the Costume Designers often look beyond the Best Picture frontrunners and towards genre and period pieces doing interesting work. Of the past ten winners, five came from films without a Best Picture nomination […] More

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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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    Awards Circuit Announces ACCA 2017 Winners – ‘Call Me by Your Name’ Tops Without Director Nomination

    NEW YORK (February 7, 2018) – Awards Circuit announced its winners for the 2017 Awards Circuit Community Awards.  The awards are voted on annually by’s community of nearly 700,000 readers from all over the world. Luca Guadagnino’s coming of age story “Call Me by Your Name” took home the most prizes with four total […] More

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    Oscar Nominees Reaction: Mark Bridges, ‘Phantom Thread’ (Costume Design

    Find the below reaction from Mark Bridges, Oscar-nominated for his costume work on “Phantom Thread” from Paul Thomas Anderson and Focus Features:   “I started the day to the great news that Phantom Thread received six Oscar nominations and Costume Design was one of them! I am delighted to be nominated and thrilled to be […] More

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    Second Film Review: ‘Phantom Thread’ is the Embodiment of Style Over Substance

    Very few of my recent cinematic experiences have been as deeply unpleasant as that of watching Paul Thomas Anderson‘s “Phantom Thread.” Anderson long ago established himself as a filmmaker determined to showcase the most unlikable of characters. From the seedy porn industry of “Boogie Nights” to a private investigator’s client roll in “Inherent Vice,” he […] More

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    2017 CIFCC Awards: Jordan Peele’s ‘Get Out’ Wins Big

    The Chicago Independent Film Critics Circle (CIFCC) has just announced their winners for the best in film in 2017. Jordan Peele’s “Get Out” snagged four awards, with three going to Peele himself for best director, best original screenplay and being an all-around trailblazer with his directorial debut. “Lady Bird” and “Logan” earned top honors for […] More

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    Film Review: ‘Phantom Thread’ Charms with Fiery Performances from Daniel Day-Lewis and Lesley Manville

    In an evolution of narrative explorations seen in today’s entertainment climate, it’s impressive to see someone like the exceptional Paul Thomas Anderson examining different areas of life as seen in his newest venture “Phantom Thread.”  Gluing together a marvelous cast of actors that includes three-time Oscar-winner Daniel Day-Lewis, Vicky Krieps, and Lesley Manville, plus constructing a damn near perfect technical […] More