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    Oscar Circuit: Best Original Score

    And the Nominees Are: Ludovic Bource – “The Artist” Oscar Scene: “Bang!” (in the home theater) John Williams – “The Adventures of Tintin” Oscar Scene: Tintin and the big chase through the town square. Howard Shore – “Hugo” Oscar Scene: Georges Méliès’ movie Alberto Iglesias – “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy” Oscar Scene: Opening Credits John […] More

  • Awards Circuit Staff Top Ten of 2011

    As the year stands behind us and we gear up for the upcoming award shows including the Critics Choice Awards which will be broadcast on VH1, Thursday, January 12th @ 8pm ET.  Make sure you tune in. As for our own critics here at the Awards Circuit, I am pleased to present the Staff Writers […] More

  • American Film Institute (AFI) Preview & Predictions

    The American Film Institute will be unveiling their top ten films of 2011 tomorrow and I couldn’t be more excited.  This particular group doesn’t have a huge impact on the race like it should but they do often present some eclectic choices.  Last  year they named every Best Picture nominee except for Oscar Best Picture Winner “The […] More

  • Spielberg – The Greatest?

    In my upcoming book, Steven Spielberg: American Film Artist, I make the argument that Spielberg has evolved into not only one of the greatest modern directors, but just might be the greatest film director in film history. Nominated a record ten times for the Directors Guild of America (DGA), he has won that award three times, […] More

  • BREAKING! 18 Animated Features Qualify For The Oscar

    It would appear that “The Adventures Of Tintin” has qualified and more intriguingly, the potential exists for 5 nominees this year!  The information below is from the AMPAS Press Release! 18 Animated Features Submitted for 2011 Oscar® Race Beverly Hills, CA (November 4, 2011)– Eighteen features have been submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature […] More

  • Studio FYC Sites are LIVE

    Some studios have made their 2011 Awards or For Your Consideration sites LIVE.  They’re up and running and it’s so fun to look at them when considering what films will or will not be on Oscar’s radar.  Not everyone is up yet and some aren’t listing categories but it’s good to see the roster that […] More

  • MPAA Ratings Bulletin: No. 2194 (10/19/11)

    As a continuing feature here at Awards Circuit, here are the latest ratings provided by the MPAA Ratings Board – The Classification and Ratings Administration (CARA). In this edition, dated 10/19/11, two eagerly anticipated Oscar hopefuls, “The Adventures Of TinTin” and “Hugo” are branded with their ratings, Adam Sandler’s twin-comedy “Jack And Jill” scores a […] More