Clayton Davis, Variety's Senior Awards Editor, began his journey with the Hollywood bible in September 2020. When not just predicting the upcoming Oscars or Emmys, he is one of the hosts of the "Variety Awards Circuit Podcast" and the video web series "The Take." For more than 15 years, he's been a renowned critic, media, film and television analyst, appearing in various publications and platforms, including ABC's Oscars Pre-Show in 2021 and 2022. An award-winning journalist, he was selected as one of 2022's Imagen's Influential Latinos in Media, recipient of the Excellence in Entertainment Journalism Award by NALIP and won a Telly Award for co-programming the inaugural Celebration of Latino Cinema for the Critics Choice Association, where he is a board member. In addition, Davis also founded and is president of the Latino Entertainment Journalists Association and is an active member of BAFTA, AAFCA and several other industry groups and organizations. Davis was born and raised in the New York City metropolitan area and is currently based in Los Angeles, where he lives with his wife and two children and is involved in raising Autism Awareness.