International Celebrity Images Presents THE REEL AWARDS, 2/21-25
Lights! Cameras! Action! Ready, or not, the bus chock full of celebrity impersonators is headed to Las Vegas! International Celebrity Images will present The 20th Annual Production of THE REEL AWARDS, an entertaining two and a half-hour tongue in cheek parody, homage, spoof and tribute to the real Academy Awards, as well as the 11th Celebrity Impersonators Convention at the Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino; 129 East Fremont Street; Las Vegas, NV 89101 from Monday - Friday, February 21 - 25, 2011. Janna Joos, Co-Founder of THE REEL AWARDS and International Celebrity Images, will serve as the Producer and Director of the Convention and Awards Show. Alana Joos, Co-Founder of THE REEL AWARDS and Entertainment Express, will serve as the Production Coordinator for the Convention and Awards Show.
Event sponsors of The 20th Annual Production of THE REEL AWARDS and the 11th Annual Celebrity Impersonators Convention include: Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino, Q Vegas Magazine and www.callbacknews.com.
Janna Joos, Co-Founder of THE REEL AWARDS and International Celebrity Images, who will serve as the Producer and Director of the Convention and Awards Show, said: "We are thrilled to be celebrating our 20th Annual Production of THE REEL AWARDS in the Celebrity Impersonator Capitol of the World, Las Vegas. From it's inception in 1992, THE REEL AWARDS has always been a time to bring together the best of the professionals in the Celebrity Impersonation business for a really fun filled entertaining awards show. It's high camp, backed by a whole lot of talent. A real hoot! At the same time, our 11th Annual Celebrity Impersonators Convention offers participants the opportunity to meet and network with others in the business, attend seminars and perform in showcases for talent bookers, managers, agents, producers and the general public."
The Awards Show will be co-hosted by Celebrity Impersonators, Marcel Forestieri as Jay Leno and Anne Kissel as ROSEANNE. Celebrity Impersonators who will perform at the Awards Show include: Nick D'Egidio as Frank Sinatra; Michael Firestone as Michael Jackson; Roy Hammock as Willie Nelson; Harmik as Tom Jones; Ron Keel and Leonard Quenneville as BROOKS & DUNN; Sherie Rae Parker as Bette Midler; Heidi Thompson as CHER and Hollie Vest as Peggy Lee. Among the esteemed Celebrity Awards Presenters will be Athena as Lady Gaga, among others.
The Celebrity Impersonators Convention will be held in the Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino from Monday - Friday, February 21 - 25, 2011, and include Celebrity Impersonator Showcases which will be open for the general public to attend at $10 per day on Tuesday and Wednesday, February 22nd and 23rd from 12 Noon - 4:00 p.m. in the hotel's Showroom. Concurrently with the Showcases, a Vegas Tribute Idol Competition for cash prizes will be held and open to any Tribute Artist, Impersonator or Impressionist who has registered in advance to attend.
THE REEL AWARDS will kick off on Thursday, February 24, 2011 at 12 Noon - 1:15 p.m. with a Red Carpet Event for the Awards Show Nominees and other VIP Celebrity Impersonators, Look-Alikes, Sound-Alikes, Tribute Artists, Awards Show Presenters and Awards Show Entertainers, all of whom will be bejeweled and high accessorized to the hilt, hobnobbing and engaging in small chat to the delight of all those in attendance, including the glitterati, paparazzi and hyperventilating fans hoping to catch a glimpse of them. THE REEL AWARDS will be presented from 1:30 - 4:00 p.m. in the Showroom of the Golden Nugget Hotel. The Awards Show will be followed by a Cocktail Hour and Photos Ops from 4:15 - 5:15 p.m.; a Dinner Buffet from 5:15 - 6:30 p.m.; and Dancing to DJ music from 6:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Unlike the real Academy Awards where the winners receive gold Oscar statuettes, winning recipients of THE REEL AWARDS are presented with 16" inscribed gold tin cans, similar to the containers that would be used to encase and house reels of a motion picture's film. Celebrity Impersonators will serve as Presenters and Entertainers during the Awards Show.