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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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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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Backstage Pass: 2011 Golden Globes

The Globes are a wrap, the geeks and Gleeks have won and its almost a given that Ricky Gervais won’t be invited back to next year’s festivities, nevertheless, The Real Reel has all of the press room footage from last night plus a few photos from the event. Check it out down below: Best Picture: […]

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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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Academy Awards in January?

Finally some awards news and it’s a doozy…. Could the 2011 Academy Awards take place in January??  According to Deadline,  the idea was entertained last night by members of the Academy during the AMPAS Board of Governors  meeting. Now for some of you this may not seem like a big deal, but for the rest […]

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Oscars Back to February in 2011

It’s been a busy morning but while I have the time, I’m going to flood this blog with updates; starting with the fresh announcement of the Academy Awards moving back to February. About an hour ago the AMPAS announced their awards season schedule (which will be posted below and here), with a very important and […]

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Reel News Blurb: Lee Daniels finds his “Selma” star.

Academy Award nominated director Lee Daniels has been searching high and low for the perfect actor to portray the legendary civil rights activist, Martin Luther King, Jr. And now he’s found him in British actor David Oyelowo. Oyelowo’s work includes the upcoming George Lucas Film “Red Tails” and the HBO mini-series, “The No.1 Ladies Detective […]

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A Real Reel Soapbox: No upsets here.

Part 1 of my Oscar Edition soapbox for the day. It’s time to rant and rave about the biggest misconceptions of Hollywood’s biggest  night. For the record, I despise talking to people the day after the Oscars because usually it’s someone who has no idea what they are talking about. It’s almost like the person […]

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