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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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The Real Reel’s Oscar Wish List: Leading Actress

It’s official! Oscar season is officially upon us – which means The Real Reel is back with our annual awards season coverage. From now until Oscar night, the blog will be filled with commentary, reviews and whatever else we can think of to bore the crap out of you. Per usual, it’s that time of […]

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‘The King’s Speech’, Portman, Firth, Leo and Bale all big winners at the Academy Awards

The 83rd Academy Awards were held last night at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood,  and to the surprise of no one and the dismay of a few, The King’s Speech became forever enshrined in the halls of the Academy as the Best Picture of 2010. The show, deemed Hollywood’s biggest night, was hosted by Anne […]

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The Real Reel’s Official Oscar Predictions

In true go big or go home fashion, feast your eyes on The Real Reel’s Official Academy Awards predictions! Yes, I’m aware that The King’s Speech is the favorite to win but if you direct your attention down below, you’ll see that I’m  riding with The Social Network until the final tally is revealed. No […]

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Oscar 2012 Forecast: The Ones to Watch

Twas the night before Oscar, when all through “house” Not a prognosticator was tweeting, not even a mouse. The ballots were shipped to the Kodak Center with care, In hopes that their predictions would be called once there. Tomorrow night marks the end of another stellar awards season and as we close this chapter on […]

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Oscar Real: Best Actor in a Leading Role breakdown

2 days left! Can you feel the excitement? Over the past week, I’ve broken down the supporting players and the leading ladies- now its the time to see what the leading men have to offer. Recent winners in the Best Actor in a Leading Role category include Daniel Day-Lewis (There Will Be Blood), Sean Penn […]

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Video: Oscar 2011 Highlights

These guys seem to have it all figured out! I ran across this little golden nugget yesterday and watched it three times in a row, 1.) because I thought it was hilarious and 2.) the attention to detail in the video is spot on. Take a look for yourself and if you’re up for it, […]

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Oscar Real: Best Actress in a Leading Role breakdown

With only 4 days, 5 hours and 45 minutes left till Oscar night, there’s a lot of ground left to cover. Earlier I broke down the Supporting Actor category and now its time to switch back to the ladies — the leading ladies, that is.   In recent years, the Best Actress in a Leading […]

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Oscar Real: Best Supporting Actor breakdown

4 days left! Today I’m breaking down the men who support their leading men and/or ladies.  Recent winners of the Best Actor in a Supporting Role Oscar include Javier Bardem (No Country for Old Men), Heath Ledger (The Dark Knight) and last year’s winner Christoph Waltz (Inglourious Basterds) Christian Bale Throughout his tenure,  Christian has […]

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The Real Reel’s Official Oscar Ballot

The final ballots for the 83rd Academy Awards were due today, making this awards season a done deal. Yep, you heard right the  2010-2011 awards season campaign is officially a wrap, and now we must wait. Members of the Academy had strict orders to turn in their ballots by 5pm/PST today, or risk their vote […]

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