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    Interview with Oscar-Nominated Director Henry Hughes of ‘Day One’

      It’s no small feat to be nominated for an Oscar, let alone be nominated for an Oscar for a student film. But for writer and director Henry Hughes, that’s exactly what happened. Hughes’ short film, “Day One,” is up for Best Live Action Short Film at this year’s Academy Awards. He was inspired to […] More

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    2016 Oscar Circuit: Best Makeup and Hairstyling

    Welcome to our annual Oscar Circuit series, our deep down 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 tag titled Oscar Circuit 2016. […] More

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    2016 Oscar Nominations FULL LIST – ‘The Revenant’ Leads with 12, Stallone In the Running

    What a day! The Oscar nominations have finally being revealed where Alejandro G. Inarritu’s “The Revenant” leads the pack with twelve nominations. From a gloating standpoint, I scored 19 out of the 20 acting nominees, missing Sylvester Stallone (“Creed”) in place of Benicio Del Toro (“Sicario”) who came up short. Look for reactions from some […] More

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    2016 Oscar Nominations Announcement – Join Us for Our LIVE Stream and Podcast!

    Today is the Oscar nominations.  We’ve finally made it here.  Some of the writers and myself are watching and giving our initial reactions to the announcement.  Join us and ask some questions along the way.  We’ll be talking after the nominations as well. Check out the final predictions via the sidebar. It all begins at […] More

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    OSCARS: Final Guesses for an Uncommon Year, ‘Mad Max’ and ‘The Revenant’ Predicted to Lead with 10 Each

    Pencils and erasers down.  Send your tests to the front of the class.  2016 Oscar Predictions are officially closed here on Awards Circuit.  The Academy Awards will announce their nominations this Thursday tapping John Krasinski, Guillermo Del Toro, and Ang Lee to join Cheryl Boone Isaacs for all 24 categories once again. If you’re looking at […] More

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    Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 178: Final Oscar Predictions Special Edition

    Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:59:30 — 109.4MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreWelcome to another edition of the Awards Circuit Power Hour, our weekly podcast diving deep into all things film, television, and entertainment. One thing on the agenda: Talking all our […] More

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    Oscars: The Chances for ‘Star Wars’ with the Holiday Upon Us

    With a record breaking box office weekend, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” has landed with a love that’s palpable in all corners of not just the internet, but among general circles in and out of your life.  The question that has lit up my Twitter feed over the weekend is, “how many Oscar nominations will […] More

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    AFI Fest Film Review: The Big Short (★★½)

    Adam McKay’s The Big Short is big on hard-hitting truths and short on laughs. Oh don’t get me wrong; the comprised cast certainly thinks it’s volleying humor-laced lines back and forth with the rhythmic ferocity of an Aaron Sorkin script. Unfortunately, McKay and Charlie Randolph’s screenplay is obnoxiously self-aware, populated with eye-opening financial factoids packaged […] More

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    AFI Fest Film Review: Carol (★★★½)

    Transportive and utterly dreamy, Todd Haynes’s Carol whisks us back to a bygone era when reality wasn’t golden but hope always was. The “American Dream” at this time was a white male hetero-normative one, where the perfect Christmas involved the snooty in-laws, a beautiful wife whose only purpose was to please her husband and entertain […] More

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