Tag Archives: Academy Award

Review: Django Unchained

At a recent Museum of Modern Art benefit honoring Quentin Tarantino, Peter Bogdonavich (“Last Picture Show,” “Paper Moon”)  introduced him as “the single most influential director of his generation,” and with his latest revenge fantasy  ‘Django Unchained,’ the follow-up to his  2009 epic ‘Inglorious Basterds,’ he’s more than earned that stamp of approval. Inspired by […]

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2012 Academy Award Nominations Announced

Once upon a time, when the Oscars weren’t so predictable, it used to be common fare around here to break down each category in anticipation of the big night. Now, there’s really no need to break down what you already know. Instead, lets focus on the surprises, shockers and snubs! Surprise Number 1: The Tree […]

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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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The Real Reel’s Oscar Wish List: Supporting Actress

Viola Davis (The Help) Category fraud goes against every thing we believe but this is the only way that Viola Davis will take home a gold statue on Oscar. With the way the leading actress race is shaping up, there are way too many factors working against her – two legendary actresses are “due” and […]

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2011 Gotham Award Winners Announced

New York City was the place to be last night, as awards season kicked off in full swing at the 21st Gotham Independent Film Awards.  The east coast based awards show has become one of the biggest precursors of the season with last year’s Best Feature winner “Winter’s Bone” scoring  four Oscar nominations, including Best […]

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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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TRAILER: Albert Nobbs

Period pieces have never been my cup of tea – surely there’s a reason for that but the only one that I can come with is that I just don’t find them to be all that enjoyable. Glenn Close, however, I find her to be extremely enjoyable. Glenn Close in a period piece, as a […]

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TRAILER: J.Edgar

The  official trailer for Clint Eastwood’s  J.Edgar  finally debuted last night and it did not disappoint! Could this finally be the year that Leonardo DiCaprio wins his long overdue Oscar?  Word to the wise – expect the worst and hope for the best.  DiCaprio’s history with the Academy is well documented and it doesn’t bode […]

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Teaser: Meryl Streep in ‘The Iron Lady’

If you frequent The Real Reel during awards season then you already know that a Meryl Streep obsession is commonplace around these parts— the first step is admitting I have a problem. Now that I’ve  got that disclaimer out of the way, here’s brief teaser from The Iron Lady in which Queen Meryl portrays Margaret […]

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