Clayton Davis is the esteemed Editor and Owner of AwardsCircuit.com. Born in Bronx, NY to a Puerto Rican mother and Black father, he’s been criticizing film and television for over a decade. Clayton is a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association where he votes and attends the kick off to t...
A Letter to the Academy as Ballots Are Due - AwardsCircuit.com - By Clayton Davis
It’s been a very good year or so for Kenneth Lonergan. First, he saw his third feature “Manchester by the Sea” debut to absolute raves at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. Then, he witnessed it continue to blow people away all throughout the awards season, leading to a half dozen Academy Award nominations. That culminated in an Oscar win in Best Original Screenplay for Lonergan, who also was nominated in Best Director.
Slowly but surely, Ansel Elgort is moving up towards the ranks of the A list. After getting his start with the “Divergent” franchise, he’s made one interesting choice after the next. From “Men, Women, & Children” to “The Fault in Our Stars,” all the way to this week’s “Baby Driver” (our review here), Elgort hasn’t been easy to pin down. Now, he might be moving towards prestige projects, with a chance to play a former President.
AMC has announced its popular “Breaking Bad” prequel, “Better Call Saul,” has been renewed for a fourth season. The renewal is an expected move, but comes a tad later than usual. The network had previously announced the show’s renewal for its third season while Season 2 was still airing. The latest announcement comes just over a week after the show’s Season 3 finale on June 19.
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