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Talking the Oscars, Emmys, and all the movies and TV shows in between.

Circuit Breaker! - The Awards, Film, & TV Podcast AwardsCircuit.com

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Talking the Oscars, Emmys, and all the movies and TV shows in between.

    Circuit Breaker Ep. 194: Final 2020 Emmy Predictions as Voting Closes

    Circuit Breaker Ep. 194: Final 2020 Emmy Predictions as Voting Closes

    Welcome to the AwardsCircuit.com podcast, “Circuit Breaker! The Awards, & TV Podcast,” part of the CIRCUIT BREAKER MEDIA NETWORK. “Circuit Breaker” is a weekly podcast show with Podcast Host & website Editor/Owner Clayton Davis. With a team of panelists including Mark Johnson, Joey Magidson, and Karen Peterson, along with other special guests and contributors, we discuss movies, television, and all the award shows that need predicting.



    New episodes of “Circuit Breaker” are released every Monday. The spin-off series “Circuit Breaker: The Extras” will be announced and scheduled via site announcements or on our social media platforms, so make sure to check back. Make sure to follow for more. All podcast episodes are produced and edited by Drew Griffith.

    Follow the show on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @Circuit_Pod, email us at podcast@awardscircuit.com and submit your comments and questions at the bottom of the episode.



    On the episode’s agenda (recorded July 12, 2020):



    * Talking briefly about the big weekend of movies that were released including “Palm Springs” and “The Old Guard.”

    * Emmy voting Phase 1 closes on Monday, July 13 and we’re discussing our final Emmy Predictions and how well shows like “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” “Succession,” “Schitt’s Creek,” “Watchmen,” “The Morning Show,” etc.. will do.

    * Ending with Cinephile Showdowns with the theme of ACCA 1990, which is still open where you can submit your nomination ballot.



    COMMENT, SHARE and SUBMIT hashtag questions and suggestions for games in the comments section below or social media. Game hashtags include:



    * #CINEPHILESHOWDOWNS

    (give two movie or performance choices for us to choose the “better” one)



    * #DELETETHEACTOR

    (give an Oscar acting lineup and ask us to remove the “weak link” of the list)



    * #CHOOSETHEGOLD

    (name any actor/actress, filmmaker, or craftsperson and we decide which film they should have won the Oscar for, replacing the Academy’s actual winner)



    * #ACCIRCUITBREAKER

    (any general question about any topic you desire)



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    • 1 hr 59 min
    Circuit Breaker Ep. 192: Extended Oscar Calendar and ACCA 1990 Recommendations

    Circuit Breaker Ep. 192: Extended Oscar Calendar and ACCA 1990 Recommendations

    Welcome to the AwardsCircuit.com podcast, “Circuit Breaker! The Awards, & TV Podcast,” part of the CIRCUIT BREAKER MEDIA NETWORK. “Circuit Breaker” is a weekly podcast show with Podcast Host & website Editor/Owner Clayton Davis. With a team of panelists including Mark Johnson, Joey Magidson, and Karen Peterson, along with other special guests and contributors, we discuss movies, television, and all the award shows that need predicting.



    New episodes of “Circuit Breaker” are released every Monday. The spin-off series “Circuit Breaker: The Extras” will be announced and scheduled via site announcements or on our social media platforms, so make sure to check back. Make sure to follow for more. All podcast episodes are produced and edited by Drew Griffith.

    Follow the show on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @Circuit_Pod, email us at podcast@awardscircuit.com and submit your comments and questions at the bottom of the episode.



    On the episode’s agenda (recorded June 28, 2020):



    * Announcing the opening of the AwardsCircuit Community Awards for 1990 and some of our favorite films from the year that included the likes of Kevin Costner’s “Dances with Wolves,” Martin Scorsese’s “Goodfellas,” and Stephen Frears’ “The Grifters.”

    * We open ourselves up to a discussion about the very best performances from Sylvester Stallone and how his career has evolved. This also leads to conversations and comparisons to other muscle stars like Arnold Schwarzenneger (“Terminator 2: Judgment Day“).

    * We get into the year 1976, arguably one of the strongest years for an Academy Best Picture lineup that included the Best Picture winner “Rocky,” Sidney Lumet’s “Network,” Martin Scorsese’s “Taxi Driver,” Alan J. Pakula’s “All the President’s Men,” and Hal Ashby’s “Bound for Glory.”

    * We’re announcing the opening of our Op-Ed section tentatively titled “Opinions of the People” – where you can submit your thoughts and opinions and get published on the site. We start you off with three themes to present: “The Movies of 1990 and What It Means to Me” – “What Is Your Favorite TV Episode of the Past Year” – “The 10 Movies That Mean Most To You.”

    * We’re closing with discussions of the eligible films for the Academy Awards due to the extension of the calendar year. The films “scheduled” to qualify for the Oscars include Marvel’s “Eternals“ and Warner Bros’ “Mortal Kombat,” among others.



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    • 1 hr 39 min
    Circuit Breaker Ep. 191: Video LIVE Hangout, Extended Deadline, Oscar Trivia-Password Style

    Circuit Breaker Ep. 191: Video LIVE Hangout, Extended Deadline, Oscar Trivia-Password Style

    Welcome to the AwardsCircuit.com podcast “Circuit Breaker! The Awards, & TV Podcast,” part of the CIRCUIT BREAKER MEDIA NETWORK. “Circuit Breaker” is a weekly podcast show with host and site editor and owner Clayton Davis. With a team of panelists including Mark Johnson, Joey Magidson, Chris James, and Karen Peterson, along with other guests, we discuss movies, television and all the awards shows that need predicting. New episodes are released every Monday. Podcasts produced by Drew Griffith.

    Find the show on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @Circuit_Pod, email us at podcast@awardscircuit.com, and submit your comments and questions at the bottom of the episode.

    On the agenda:



    *

    Oscars in April?



    * Deadline Extended to Feb 28, 2021, with the ceremony taking place in April





    * When should film festivals resume?

    * New Oscar trivia game, “Password” game-show style.



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    • 1 hr 58 min
    INTERVIEW: Jason Isaacs Talks Harry Potter, The OA, and the Importance of Public Service

    INTERVIEW: Jason Isaacs Talks Harry Potter, The OA, and the Importance of Public Service

    Spend five minutes with Jason Isaacs, and you’ll realize he couldn’t be further from the deplorable rogues he brings to life on screen. He’s a genuine family man who desperately wants his teenage daughters to stop watching “Grey’s Anatomy” for the hundredth time so he can introduce them to TCM and the Criterion Channel. He’s obsessed with the latest gadgets and technology, and if quarantine has done anything, it’s provided him the perfect opportunity to up his Zoom call game. Ever so sharp, cheeky, and full of wit,  Isaacs has enough charisma to impress even some of the liveliest stand-up comics. However, with over a hundred acting credits across multiple platforms, and hands in some of the most popular franchises on the planet, Isaacs has remained humble and grounded. He still views himself as someone fortunate enough to dress up and act like a seven-year-old for a living, or as the actor himself puts it, ” I’m just the idiot who forgot to take the garbage out.” While my conversation with Isaacs spanned over two hours, it became instantly clear that the Liverpool native is less concerned with success or “celebrity.” But rather, he’s moved by what the iconic projects he’s been a part of mean to others and how he can amplify those who are actually out there working to make a difference.

    “[When I started going to conventions], it became clear to me that it wasn’t about the stories I could trot out or the showbiz anecdotes. Really, people want to talk,” said Isaacs. “They want to tell you their story. It felt like a mission. Sure, it’s nice you get to travel to a place, get some money, but that wasn’t really why I went or why I hope to continue to go. There’s something magical about interacting with people who are so desperate to tell you what “Peter Pan” meant to them, or how much “Event Horizon” meant to them, or “Avatar: The Last Airbender,” and what point in their life it meant something and why. There’s also a lot of people for whom this is their passion, and without it, who knows what their lives would be. This is the thing they’ve focused on, and they get to focus on you being there.”

    He continued, “I really feel like a conduit like I’m there to help people live out some of their fantasies. I feel like it’s my job, particularly when people get to the table, and you’re the one with the line, and it makes you look important, to remind them that I’m just not important. I chose to do this odd job like a child showing off, and because that, I happened to get lucky. I want every person to walk away from the table thinking, ‘Well, I had a chat with that guy. He’s nice. That was funny,’ or ‘that was sweet,’ and ‘he’s just some dude. He’s not a starship captain, he’s not a wizard, and he’s not more important or clever or sexy or cooler or anything than I am. He’s just another bloke I was talking to.’ I’m kind of exhausted by the end of the day because I’m very, very keen to make sure everyone goes away feeling right size.”



    Jason Isaacs is best known for playing Lucius Malfoy in the “Harry Potter” series, Colonel William Tavington in “The Patriot,” and Captian Hook in “Peter Pan.” However, he’s also had countless other notable roles in films such as “Black Hawk Down,” “The Death of Stalin,” “A Cure for Wellness” and shows such as “The OA,” “Brotherhood,” “Star Trek Discovery” to name a few.   2020 has already proven a fruitful year for Isaacs as he lent his voice to Superman in the DC animated film “Superman Red Son” and, most recently, Dick Dastardly in “Scoob!

    • 1 hr 54 min
    Circuit Breaker Ep. 190: Movies are Back (kind of…), Oscar Predictions, and a New Game

    Circuit Breaker Ep. 190: Movies are Back (kind of…), Oscar Predictions, and a New Game

    Welcome to the AwardsCircuit.com podcast “Circuit Breaker! The Awards, & TV Podcast,” part of the CIRCUIT BREAKER MEDIA NETWORK. “Circuit Breaker” is a weekly podcast show with host and site editor and owner Clayton Davis. With a team of panelists including Mark Johnson, Joey Magidson, Chris James, and Karen Peterson, along with other guests, we discuss movies, television and all the awards shows that need predicting. New episodes are released every Monday. Podcasts produced by Drew Griffith.

    Find the show on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @Circuit_Pod, email us at podcast@awardscircuit.com and submit your comments and questions at the bottom of the episode.

    On the agenda:



    *

    Da 5 Bloods – Are there potential Lead and Ensemble nominations in its future?



    * The King of Staten Island – Is this Apatow’s best film?

    * Oscar predictions are on the site!

    * New Game – Identify the movie based on the character’s names



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    LIKE Us on Facebook: The Awards Circuit Facebook PageFollow Us on Twitter: @Circuit_Pod & @AwardsCircuitDownload Us on Stitcher Radio!Listen to Us on Spotify!Rate and Download Us on iTunesSUBSCRIBE to the Podcast by the FEEDSHARE #‎StartTheREALConversation and #StopMuslimBan that are aligned with our values

     

    • 2 hr 4 min
    Circuit Breaker Ep. 189: Lead or Supporting and Whipper Snappers vs. The Janitors

    Circuit Breaker Ep. 189: Lead or Supporting and Whipper Snappers vs. The Janitors

    Welcome to the AwardsCircuit.com podcast “Circuit Breaker! The Awards, & TV Podcast,” part of the CIRCUIT BREAKER MEDIA NETWORK. “Circuit Breaker” is a weekly podcast show with host and site editor and owner Clayton Davis. With a team of panelists including Mark Johnson, Joey Magidson, Chris James, and Karen Peterson, along with other guests, we discuss movies, television and all the awards shows that need predicting. New episodes are released every Monday. Podcasts produced by Drew Griffith.

    Find the show on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @Circuit_Pod, email us at podcast@awardscircuit.com and submit your comments and questions at the bottom of the episode.

    On the agenda:



    *

    Clayton reflects on BLM



    * Actor/Actress Lead or Supporting?

    * The gang splits up into teams for a new game. Who will win?

    * Updating the database



    COMMENT AND SEND IN:

    #CINEPHILESHOWDOWNS

    #DELETETHEACTOR

    #CHOOSETHEGOLD

    #ACCIRCUITBREAKER

    #AwardsCircuitDECADE

    & QUESTIONS IN THE COMMENT SECTION BELOW!

    LIKE Us on Facebook: The Awards Circuit Facebook Page

    Follow Us on Twitter: @Circuit_Pod & @AwardsCircuit

    Download Us on Stitcher Radio!

    Listen to Us on Spotify!

    Rate and Download Us on iTunes

    SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast by the FEED

    SHARE #‎StartTheREALConversation and #StopMuslimBan that are aligned with our values

    • 2 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
51 Ratings

51 Ratings

CortMyster ,

I really WANT to, and mostly do, like the podcast but...

Clayton interrupts his guest CONSISTENTLY. It’s distracting and quite rude. I think everyone has interesting and knowledgable input so it would be nice to hear someone start and complete a thought without interruption.

Jacob Klainberg ,

The AwardsCircuit Podcast

The work of Clayton Davis is never done. His hard work and determination make each podcast both informative and very entertaining. With Queen Karen, Mark(First Man) Johnson and the many other members of the site, I learn about film news in a way that is much more interesting than reading on an article. A round table-like discussion like this one is informative and offers many perspectives.
I love listening whenever a new episode is released.
I’ve been listening for a few years and hope to do so for several more years.

Good luck to everyone at Awards Circuit

Landry Wells ,

The Best of the Best

Where do I begin??? Ever since 2008, Clayton Davis and his staff have provided the most professional and in depth coverage of awards season and in particular, The Oscar Race.

The Podcast Circuit Breaker gives listeners a chance to get insightful and truthful coverage of Awards Season. Clayton and friends do a great job explaining their viewpoints and also mix in humor witch makes their podcast all the more enjoyable.

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