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    Best of 2013: Davis Awards Choose Breakthrough and Body of Work Mentions

    The next phase of the Best of the Year citations continue with some highlights of many actors and actresses that will likely not get too many mentions at the end of the awards season, at least where it counts.  Many performers made their breakthrough in either their first feature performances or were finally given a […] More

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    15 Best Screenwriters of 2013

    Everyone has their favorite performances and their favorite films of the year but no one really gives their proper due to the writers of our beloved films that we’ve seen.  In a year where films exceeded many of our expectations, the screenwriters came through in a big way.  As AMPAS voters have their ballots and […] More

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    15 New Images Released for Asghar Farhadi’s ‘The Past’

    With the Oscar race heating up, and the first critics’ awards getting handed out next week, one of the races to keep an eye on is Foreign Language, which has had no shortage of strong contenders this year.  One of them is the highly effective and brilliantly executed film from Asghar Farhadi, The Past. We […] More

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    Watch the First U.S. Trailer For Asghar Farhadi’s ‘The Past’

    Sony Pictures Classics has premiered the U.S. trailer for Academy Award winner Asghar Farhadi’s The Past. The film stars Berenice Bejo, Ali Mosaffa, and Tahar Rahim, tells the story of a mother of two children trying to finalize a divorce so that she can move on with the new man in her life. The trailer looks […] More


    Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 73: AFI Recap, Studio Placements, Oscar Talk Play in new window | Download () | 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. We have a jam-packed agenda, while celebrating the centennial of Mark Johnson. […] More

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    You Can’t Vote for What You Don’t See – An Awards Season Plea

    I’m starting it early this year.  I’ve long championed some of the little guys but have admitted out loud, that I do fall into the consensus crowd more times than not.  I still agree with the rewarding of Slumdog Millionaire and am not offended by the rewarding of films like The King’s Speech, Chicago, or even Crash.  With that being […] More

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    AFI Fest: Staff Top 10 Most Anticipated Films

    AFI Fest is right around the corner and Awards Circuit will be covering all the films and happenings at the festival. There are so many titles playing at the fest but I asked the writers to vote on their top 10 films they most wanted to see at the fest and combined them together to […] More

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    The Past (★★★½)

    Academy Award nominated screenwriter Asghar Farhadi has proven to be a very skillful storyteller once again with his new film distributed by Sony Pictures Classics called The Past (Le passé), Iran’s official submission for Foreign Language Film for the upcoming 86th Academy Awards. The film tells the amazing story of Ahmad (Ali Mosaffa), an Iranian man who leaves his wife Marie (Bérénice Bejo) and two children to […] More

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