Archive | January, 2010

The Real Reel’s official Oscar nominee predictions: Writing categories

A brief pause in the action,  here are our picks for Best Original Screenplay and Best Adapted Screenplay nominees. Best Original Screenplay Inglourious Basterds The Hurt Locker (500) Days of Summer A Serious Man Up Best Adapted Screenplay Up in The Air District 9 A Single Man Precious Fantastic Mr. Fox

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The Real Reel’s official Oscar nominee predictions: Best Actor

Hope everyone is enjoying our little game as we continue with our Best Actor predictions…. Best Actor 1. Jeff Bridges- Crazy Heart Golden Globe nod/win. Check. SAG Award nod/win. Check.  Oscar nod…in the bag. 2. George Clooney- Up in The Air Once again, his NBR win pretty much guarantees a nomination. 3. Colin Firth- A […]

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The final days of Sundance: Day 9 & 10

And just like that Sundance 2010 is in the past and we look to the coming months to see how all the films shown will fare.  There were no real highlights for day 9 & 10 as everyone prepared for the closing night ceremony. On day 9, alot of films had one final showing and […]

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Kathryn Bigelow takes home DGA Award

Academy Award winner Halle Berry said it best when she became the first African-American woman to win an Oscar, “the door has been opened.” Indeed it has as Kathryn Bigelow became the first woman in Directors Guild  history to win the DGA award for best-directed feature film. Female filmmakers, be encouraged. “This is the most […]

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The Envelope Directors Roundtable: The challenges of marketing

In the final installment of the Envelope’s directors roundtable, the directors speak about the  hurdles of marketing a film. Enjoy and don’t forget to check back here for the results of this years DGA awards.

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Watch the Official Closing Night Awards Ceremony LIVE from Sundance

Sundance 2010 will be a wrap tomorrow and The Real Reel will have the last bit of highlights posted tomorrow. But if your looking for something to watch tonight click here to view the Official Closing Night Awards ceremony. The LIVE stream starts at 6:00 pmEST /7:00 pm MST/ 9:00 pm EST. You don’t want […]

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The Envelope Directors Roundtable: Part 1

In honor of the Directors Guild of America awards tonight, I decided to post 5 videos throughout the day from the LA Times Envelope. All of the videos feature directors Kathryn Bigelow, James Cameron, Lee Daniels, Jason Reitman and Quentin Tarantino, in a candid discussion about their respective films. It’s a definite treat.

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