Variety Awards Circuit

"Variety Awards Circuit" podcast, hosted by Clayton Davis, Jenelle Riley, Jazz Tangcay and Michael Schneider (who produces), is your one-stop listen for lively conversations about the best in film and television. Each week "Awards Circuit" features interviews with top film and TV talent and creatives; discussions and debates about awards races and industry headlines; and much, much more. Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify or anywhere you download podcasts. New episodes post every Thursday.


00:48:48 2021-12-03
Sparks musicians Ron and Russell Mael, the subject of Edgar Wright’s documentary “The Sparks Brothers,” talk about their busy year, which also includes writing the screenplay and creating the music and songs for the film “Annette,” starring Adam...
00:40:46 2021-12-02
Mahershala Ali discusses his new film “Swan Song,” in which he plays both himself and his clone, and what it was like to reunite with his “Moonlight” co-star. Naomie Harris. And yes, we try to sneak in a “Blade” question or two as well.  Lear...
01:25:35 2021-11-25
“The Tragedy of Macbeth” star Corey Hawkins discusses his experience working opposite Denzel Washington on Joel Coen’s take on the iconic Shakespearean play. He additionally chats about his tremendous year, including “In the Heights.” Also on th...
01:08:21 2021-11-19
“Tick… Tick… Boom!” star Robin de Jesus talks about his experience working opposite Andrew Garfield in the film, which chronicles playwright Jonathan Larson and how he created the landmark musical “Rent.” But first, our Awards Circuit Roundtab...
00:36:08 2021-11-18
Kristen Stewart discusses taking on the role of Princess Diana in the Neon feature “Spencer,” whether there’s a parallel to her own life, as well as the status of her adaptation of the memoir “The Chronology of Water” and much more.  Learn more...

00:36:11 2021-11-11
Jonathan Majors plays cowboy Nat Love in director and co-writer Jeymes Samuel’s debut feature film “The Harder They Fall.” Majors discusses his role in that epic western from Netflix, as well as his recent entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe vi...
00:38:04 2021-11-06
“Belfast” star Jamie Dornan talks about working with director Kenneth Branagh on his deeply personal film, which also happens to be Dornan’s first release since the passing of his own father. He also shares how his infectious turn in “Barb and Sta...
00:46:29 2021-11-04
Dakota Johnson discusses her experience working on Netflix’s “The Lost Daughter,” the adaptation of the Elena Ferrante novel, as well as what an Oscar nom would mean for her, and what’s next. But first, our Awards Circuit roundtable discusses this...
00:53:12 2021-10-29
Clifton Collins Jr. brings life and beauty to his performance as a horse racer feeling the effects of decades on the equestrian circuit in “Jockey.” Also, our Awards Circuit roundtable discusses the latest regarding the tragic death of cinematographer...
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