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    2019 Oscars Look: Best Documentary Feature

    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 AwardsCircuit.com 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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    IDA Documentary Awards Hands ‘Minding the Gap’ Two Prizes

    It’s another good day for the underdog documentary of the season. “Minding the Gap” continues to make waves in a big way. Yesterday, the LAFCA handed the documentary a Best Editing prize. It also finished as the runner-up from the organization for Best Documentary. However, their big prize came late in the night, with the International […] More

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    NBR Analysis: Best Picture Race is ‘Green Book’ vs. ‘A Star is Born’ – Cooper’s Film Made NBR History Today

    The National Board of Review announced their winners today and offered up some direction to the awards season race, just a day after the Gotham Awards weighed in on Monday. Here are some highlights, tidbits, and thoughts on the winners: Universal Pictures’ “Green Book” got a huge boost today after performing sub-standard at the box […] More

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    OSCARS: Independent Spirit Award Submissions Confirmed with Major Guild Predictions Updated on the Circuit Hub

    The awards season is underway.  With less than a handful of films still unseen (at least in the context of the Best Picture run), we’re already past the halfway mark and the predictions reflect accordingly. On our new Circuit Hub, the new AwardsCircuit prediction tracker for all award shows. I wanted the site to reflect a […] More

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    Cinema Eye Honors Announces Non-Fiction Nominees; ‘RBG’ and M.I.A. Get a Bump

    On October 25, the Cinema Eye Honors released their list of the best in non-fiction filmmaking. The group includes some familiar nominees, with “Free Solo,” “Minding the Gap,” “RBG,” “Shirkers” and “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” receiving nods again. They also added a new category for the best in Broadcast Series programming with six nominees. The Audience […] More

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    The IFP Gotham Awards Announce Their 2018 Nominees; ‘The Favourite’ Has a Big Day

    We’ve been waiting for our first major precursor, and it has finally landed. The IFP Gotham Awards have announced their 2018 nominees, celebrating the best in low budget and independent filmmaking. One of the big winners at Gotham this year has been “The Favourite,” which not only got a Best Picture nomination, but received a […] More

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    ‘Free Solo’ Leads Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards Nominations

    It’s officially precursor time! With the National Board or Review about 6 weeks away, and the Gotham Awards already announcing their tributes, the season is about to get rolling. However, before we have any of those awards announced, the first batch of Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards nominations have landed. The Critics Choice Documentary Awards takes place […] More