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    ‘RBG’ Directors Betsy West & Julie Cohen to Helm Julia Child Documentary

    The filmmakers behind the Oscar nominated “RBG” are cooking up their next project. Betsy West and Julie Cohen, who directed the powerful and engaging documentary on Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, will be helming a documentary feature on the beloved TV cooking legend, Julia Child. As reported exclusively by Variety, West and Cohen will be chronicling […] More

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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 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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    Directors Guild Awards Documentary and TV Nominations: ‘RBG,’ ‘Free Solo,’ and ‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor?’ Remain Steady as Frontrunners

    Leading up to the Oscar nominations, the major guilds have started to announce their respective list of honorees. Today, the Directors Guild of America (or DGA) joined the season by releasing its first batch of nominees in the documentary and television fields. Their feature film choices will be announced tomorrow morning. Among their five picks for […] More

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    Oscars: Predicting the 2018 Documentary Feature Shortlist

    By all accounts, it was an outstanding year for documentary filmmaking. While the traditionally narrative feature-focused Best Picture race has seen some high profile flops at the box office, audiences turned up in unprecedented numbers for several non-fiction films. And with the streaming services providing further access to the documentaries, it’s no wonder that publications […] More

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    2019 PGA Announces Documentary Nominees, ‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor?’ Continues Momentum

    The Producers Guild of America announced the first part of their upcoming 2019 nominations. The organization represents the producer’s view of the best films of the year, and this year, documentaries were booming. Not only are there dozens of well-made documentaries this year, but many made a considerable amount of money at the box office. […] More

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    Circuit Breaker Episode 114: Female Producers, BIFA Nominations, and Spike Lee’s Chances Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:08:20 — 93.8MB) | 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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    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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    HMMA Announces Nominations with ‘A Star Is Born’ and ‘Black Panther’ Leading the Way

    The Hollywood Music in Media Awards, or HMMA precursor may become one of the more important precursors in the Fall season. This year, the Academy has instituted two additional shortlists for the Original Score and Original Song categories. The drop from literally hundreds of contenders to 15 shortlist nominees will be announced on Dec. 17, 2018, with the […] 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


    DOC NYC Shortlist Reveals the 15 Film Lineup Including ‘Free Solo,’ ‘RBG,’ and More

    The DOC NYC film festival continues to stake its claim as the best documentary festival when it comes to predicting the Oscar race. The fifteen film lineup, curated by Thom Powers, highlights many of the best documentaries of the year. However, the track record of the festival speaks for itself. Since 2011, each of the eventual Oscar […] More

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