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    Six Spot: 2013 Best Supporting Actor

    Welcome to the second post of the newly revived Six Spot series! You’ve asked, and we’ve delivered. We polled users on Twitter to see which year we should do for Supporting Actor Six Spot. The winner was the 2013 Best Supporting Actor race. This week also had a winner who swept the precursors and a nominee who […] More

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    Oscar 2014 Will Win/Should Win Selections (Kristen Lopez)

    My time with the Award Circuit has been brief, but in the ten months I’ve written here I’ve done nothing but live, eat, and breathe Academy Awards.  At this point, I’m so gorged on the Oscars I spit random facts.  With that, I’m still struggling to pick the right winners of this year’s ceremony.  In […] More

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    Boston Film Critics Society Gives ’12 Years a Slave’ 3 Awards, ‘Wolf’ Runner-Up in 5 Categories

    What a day.  Boston Film Critics Society announced their winners for the film year with Steve McQueen‘s 12 Years a Slave emerging victorious in several categories.  The slavery epic won Best Picture, Best Director for McQueen, and Best Actor for Chiwetel Ejiofor.  The film was also Runner-up in Best Supporting Actress for Lupita Nyong’o. Also […] More

  • Battle of Oscar’s Overdue Composers – Newman vs. Desplat vs. Everyone Else

    Gearing up with the screenings of “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” on Saturday morning, the awards community is getting their first looks at many of the top contenders for this year’s Oscars.  Word has it that Sony Pictures had planned a secret screening of David O. Russell’s “American Hustle” this week but was canceled […] More

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    Around the Circuit: September 22 – September 28

      Link(s) of the week: There are many great Oscar bloggers out there, but for my money, the very best is Grantland’s Mark Harris. This week, Harris declared that the Oscar race has officially begun with Rush and Enough Said hitting theaters. The race doesn’t begin when bloggers and critics see the films, according to […] More

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    Weekend Openings: 9/27/2013

    It’s been a while since Ron Howard has crafted a truly great and exciting film, having lost himself in über-contemporary Dan Brown novel adaptations, a political drama, and a dilemma of a comedy, so Rush is an exhilarating effort from the Oscar-winning director.  He seems to have gone with a winning formula this time around […] More

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    2014 Oscar Predictions – The Standout “Supporters”

    The race is really heating up at the moment, infusing all the different ticks and beats that will set us up for a surprising and interesting awards season.  Many of the big contenders have been seen and weighed in on.  “12 Years a Slave” sits at the top of the pack at the moment, awaiting […] More

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    2014 Oscar Predictions – No Space for ALL These Contenders

    The air is getting thick in the Oscar world.  Every film is a contender, every performance is the one to beat, and yet, we still have over a dozen or so films we are eagerly awaiting the first word on.  There’s no denying that the buzz that has surrounded Steve McQueen’s “12 Years  a Slave” […] More

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    Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 64: More Festival Round-Up, News, and Categorizing the Globes

    http://www.awardscircuit.com/podcast/ph_9_8.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (7.3KB) | 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. The staff is back this week with lots of talk regarding some […] More

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    2014 Oscar Predictions – Best Supporting Actor Updated!

    The Oscar Predictions update week continues with Best Supporting Actor. Like always, the category has unlimited possibilities from the veterans to the newcomers.  The word on the street is Bruce Dern will be looking for a Lead Actor citation for his role in Alexander Payne’s “Nebraska.”  That opens up the category significantly.  There are some […] More

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