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WGA Nominees Announced

The Writer’s Guild of America announced their nominees yesterday, and continued to narrow down the awards season playing field. On the rise – The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, which also picked up a Producer’s Guild nomination to add to yesterday’s WGA nod for Best Adapted Screenplay. On the outs – War Horse, the long […]

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69th Annual Golden Globe Nominations

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association closed out a week-long spectacle of awards season precursors with their  announcement of the 69th Annual Golden Globe nominations. While they’ve never been subtle in their attempts to score big names for the ceremony, this year’s nominations took pandering to the Hollywood elite to a completely new level, starting with […]

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18th Screen Actors Guild Nominations

The Screen Actors Guild announced their nominees bright and early this morning and as expected they’re boring, predictable and leave little to be desired. Granted there are a lot of late entries this season (yet both Meryl Streep and Glenn Close managed to sneak their way in), this year’s nominations are nothing to write home […]

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17th Critics’ Choice Awards Nominations

The Broadcast Film Critics Association announced their nominees this morning, kicking off what’s sure to be a week-long event of predictable nominations and subsequent outrage. This. Is. Awards.Season! Take a good look at the following nominees, especially in the major categories, and consider this the norm for what’s to come, give or take a few […]

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2012 Spirit Award Nominees Announced

The Film Independent Spirit Awards and the New York Film Critics Circle are respectively announcing their nominees and winners today. Seeing as the NYFCC haven’t realized that their not twelve angry men on a jury – they’ve only announced six winners in the last two hours in a live vote – so a full list […]

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Predicting the 26th Film Independent Spirit Awards

For those who find the Academy Awards to be a bit high-brow, you’re in luck with the 26th Film Independent Spirit Awards, an awards ceremony widely consider to be the rebellious younger brother of the Oscars, dedicated to celebrating independent film.   Traditionally held on the eve of the Academy Awards, this year’s ceremony is even […]

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The 2011 BAFTA nominations have arrived

Oh BAFTAs!! Just when we thought the awards season was becoming too one note, here comes the Orange British Academy of Film and Television with their annual list of nominees.  For starters, Natalie Portman finally finds suitable competition in Noomi Rapace and Hailee Steinfeld, both of whom scored nominations in the Leading Actress category alongside […]

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The Longlist for the 2011 BAFTA Awards

The longlist for the 2011 Orange British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) went live this morning, and honestly it went exactly the way you’d expect it to go. As the awards season soldiers on the nominations tend to be a little anti-climatic once all the critical awards have weighed in, and even less of a surprise […]

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17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Award nominations predictions

Since the Golden Globes nominations were an absolute bust yesterday, we’re on to round two of this whirlwind week of nominations– the Screen Actors Guild Awards.  A more reliable precursor, the awards show is an actors only event which culminates  with  members of the Screen Actors Guild honoring their peers from both screen and television. […]

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The Real Reel’s Oscar Wish List: Best Picture

It’s the 700th post here at The Real Reel and I couldn’t think of a better way to commemorate the occasion, then with my first official wish list of the season! If you were around the blog last year, then you already know how this works but if you’re a new reader, here’s some general […]

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