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    Six Circuit: Which 2011 Best Picture Hopeful Came ‘Incredibly Close’?

    Welcome to the thirty-seventh entry in our Six Circuit series. Of our Best Picture winners this decade, none have steamrolled the season quite like “The Artist” in 2011. The silent film won tons of Best Picture awards on its way to the Oscars. This includes the PGA, DGA, BAFTA, Critics Choice, Golden Globes Awards. Though the winner […] More

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    Six Spot: Which Actor Missed A Step On Their Way To Oscar in 2011?

    Our tenth entry in the Six Spot series is a perfect ten! The 2011 Best Actor race was filled with a lot of interesting narratives. The war of two A-list movie-stars dominated the headlines at the time. However, Jean Dujardin, star of the Best Picture winner “The Artist,” bested both Clooney and Pitt to win. All throughout […] More

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    Top 10: Best Dogs in the Movies

    There is no greater love than a man and his dog. Dogs have been man’s best friend since the dawn of time. Movies have never been shy about using dogs as sympathetic hooks. For as many joyous moments with dogs, cinema loves to use dogs to make us weep. This weekend sees the release of […] More

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    Historical Circuit: Top 35 Dance Sequences in Film, Vol. 2

    If you read and enjoyed my previous foray into the world of dance in cinema, you’ll notice how easy it was determining what constituted a dance scene – anything highly choreographed. When the musical died out in the 1960s, dance became almost exclusively relegated to movies requiring a need for it, so subsequent generations had to get […] More

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    TIFF: Do ppl luv or h8 Men, Women & Children?

    Much like the insta-tweet reactions from last weekend’s Telluride, Awards Circuit brings you more insta-tweet reactions from the Toronto International Film Festival.  Toronto is often a very important place for Oscar-winning films to screen, as evidenced by recent Best Picture champs 12 Years a Slave, Argo, The Artist, The King’s Speech, The Hurt Locker, Slumdog […] More

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    Six Spot #5: Best Director 2011

    Welcome back to The Six Spot!  In case you missed last week’s 2003 Best Actress Six Spot, you can catch it here. This week, we discuss one of the more interesting pre-nomination races of the last decade, the 2011 Best Director race.  Unlike the four previous Six Spots, where we had a ton of non-nominees […] More

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    Ten Best Studio Films – The Weinstein Company

    Continuing the Best Films by the Studios Series. The Weinstein Company, the name that’s synonymous with Oscar-bait projects that gathers excitement from awards lovers everywhere and manages to get shortlisted in dozens of categories, even when the odds are not in their favor.  Harvey Weinstein, love him or hate him, is one of the most […] More

  • Harvey Weinstein: More Powerful Then Ever?

    Once upon a time, Harvey Weinstein and Mirimax, the company he started with his brother Bob and named after their parents, was as powerful a name in the movie industry as any. First as the premiere indie film label and then as a major studio with a seemingly golden Oscar touch. Many didn’t like Harvey’s heavy-handed […] More

  • Producers Guild shifts 2013 PGA Awards date

    The Producer’s Guild of America, which last year bestowed it’s highest honor on The Artist, has shifted the date for next year’s award show. Originally planned to be on January 19th, the ceremony will now take place on January 26th, 2013 and will be produced by Michael De Luca (Moneyball, The Social Network). This will […] More

  • Harvey Weinstein to receive the Légion d’Honneur!

    Yes, apparently leading a small silent French film to Oscar glory can really do wonders for your standing in France, it seems. The New York Times reports on this award: The kid from Queens is now the toast of France. Harvey Weinstein, who turned “The Artist,” a French-made film, into an Oscar-winning best picture, said […] More

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