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    Awards Circuit Staff Top 10 Films of 2017 Revealed!

    As Awards Circuit embraces the diversity of its readership, allowing all of you to vote in our annual Awards Circuit Community Awards, the staff is an eclectic group from different parts of the world. Finally ready to close the book on 2017, the staff’s Top 10 Films of the year are presented down below. Each […] More

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    Circuit Considerations: Stacey Battat in ‘The Beguiled’ for Best Costume Design

    Oscar ballots were sent to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, or better known as the Academy members, on Friday, Jan. 5.  We’ll be using the next week to remind the voting membership of our favorite films and performance of 2017 that they should consider when filling out their ballots!  If you missed one, […] More

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    Best of 2017: Personal Winners and Top 10 Films of the Year

    We’ve come to the end.  At least the end with my take on the year 2017.  Choosing the personal winners of the year, along with my Top 10 films. There’s been plenty to love about the year and plenty to hate.  Overall, I liked the year and maybe with time, I’ll look back with fondness. […] More

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    Best of 2017: If I Had an Oscar Ballot

    As the Best of 2017 series gears up with “unconventional citations,” thought pieces from the filmmakers and actors themselves, and about a dozen other things to celebrate the year, I present to you MY PERSONAL Oscar ballot. Always trying to be a champion of diversity and inclusion, I’m proud in many aspects of this list, […] More

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    Best of 2017: The Unconventional Categories Part 1

    The 2017 film year had its fair share of highs and lows. Both from the cinematic standpoint, bleeding over to the personal and political climate that sieges upon America.  For some, one has nothing to do with the other. However, the way you are interpreting the world at the moment results in the way you […] More

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    Phoenix Critics Circle Unveils Nominations, ‘The Shape of Water’ Leads with 7

    The Phoenix Critics Circle released their list of nominees for 2017. The winners will be announced on Saturday, December 16. In past years, the Phoenix Critics Circle has rewarded “Moonlight,” “Spotlight,” and “Birdman.” In addition to Best Picture, the group also chooses Best Comedy Film, Science Fiction, Horror, and Mystery or Thriller. This year’s nominees […] More

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    FYC: Tracker for Awards Season Launches with Screeners Hitting Doorsteps

    It’s that time of the year again.  The studios are putting in their orders for screeners, the marketing teams are gathering their materials, and we are going to share each and every announcement along the way.  We have officially launched the FYC Tracker for 2017-2018! While I’ll be bringing you the perspective from the Broadcast […] More

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    OSCARS: Is There Room for Any Women in Best Director?

    The female perspective has struggled in Hollywood for decades.  Constantly being passed over for the generic “white guy” fish eye lens, the equal gender has not had its fair share of representation behind the camera, and that isn’t just saying the directing chair. Last year, we saw our first African-American woman nominated for Film Editing […] More

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