The Reel Awards Honors World's Top Impersonators at the Golden Nugget, Las Vegas

The Reel Awards (21st Annual) kicks off with red carpet interviews at 2:30 pm, Feb. 20th with Dee Dee Hanson as Joan Rivers, followed by a show laced with comedy, awards and live tributes to Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Bono and more, 4:30 pm.
By: Alana Joos - The Reel Awards
Feb. 13, 2012 - PRLog -- The Golden Nugget, Las Vegas, will be the site of THE REEL AWARDS (21st Annual) on Monday, February 20, 2012.  This annual spectacle, produced by International Celebrity Images, brings together the best celebrity impersonators from around the world. It's a surreal gathering of talent including red carpet arrivals to a show featuring music, dance, comedy, and an awards show like no other.  This year's emcees are Joan Rivers clone, Dee Dee Hanson and Stephen Sorrentino, a musical comedian and master of improvisation with over 200 impressions.  

Red Carpet Arrivals take place from 2:30-4:00 pm on Fremont Street, next to the Golden Nugget with Dee Dee Hanson as Joan interviewing impersonators and honored guests.

The Reel Awards™ has all of the elements of a big Hollywood awards show:  "celebrities," red carpet arrivals with screaming fans, throngs of curious tourists, with TV & news crews from around the world interviewing the real stars of The Reel Awards.  

The Reel Awards Show begins at 4:30 pm in the Golden Nugget Showroom.  Entertainers slated to perform include ICE (Michael Jackson), Pavel Sfera (Bono), Mario Nowack (Robbie Williams), Jason Scott (Neil Diamond), Sherie Rae Parker (Bette Midler) plus, Dave Hoover (Tim McGraw) and Dean Hamilton-Bradley (Keith Urban) who perform in the Golden Nugget's show Country Superstars.  Eli Zumta (Alice Cooper), an Israeli rock singer who is being filmed for the docu-reality TV show "Living in LA LA Land," will make a special guest appearance.  In honor of Whitney Houston the show will feature a spotlight performance by award nominee Trina Johnson-Finn.

Red carpet arrivals provide a host of photo journalistic opportunities. Catch ghostly reincarnations of legendary music icons who have recently joined "Heaven's Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame" like Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, and Amy Winehouse.  Focus your lens on glamour girls like Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor or disappear into the "Matrix" with Trinity.  Get into the groove with Tina Turner, Mick Jagger, Cher, Donna Summers, or Lady Gaga. Share a photo with the sexy men of Hollywood past and present with Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Tom Jones, Johnny Depp, Sean Connery or share "showbiz buzz" with icons such as Howard Stern, Reba, Martha Stewart, Simon Cowell or Dr. Phil.

SCHEDULE
2:30 - 4:00 p.m. - Red Carpet Arrivals & Interviews on Fremont Street, next to the Golden Nugget
4:30 p.m. - The Reel Awards Show and Awards Presentations, Golden Nugget Showroom
7:30 p.m. - The Reel Awards Dinner in the Augusta Room, Carson Tower, Convention Center Level (provides press with more photo & interview opportunities)

TICKETS  - The Reel Awards Show $20 – Order tickets at www.GoldenNugget.com or call the Golden Nugget Ticket Office at 866-946-5336.  

For photos, interviews, opportunities and press passes please contact: Alana Joos at 818-780-4433 or 818-231-0931 http://www.TheReelAwards.com and http://www.CelebrityImpersonatorConventions.com

The Reel Awards was conceived in 1989 by industry pioneers Janna Joos of International Celebrity Images & Alana Joos of Entertainment Express.  They came up with the idea of producing an Awards Show for celebrity impersonators and look-alikes as a way of acknowledging their professional performances in the entertainment industry, as well as encouraging up and coming new talent.

HISTORICAL BACKGROUND  -  International Celebrity Images has been the host of The Reel Awards since its inception, with the first awards being given out in March of 1992 at historic Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, the home of the first Academy Awards. They have been instrumental in offering well-deserved recognition to the wonderful entertainment value of celebrity impersonators, impressionists and look-alikes. Instead of the "Oscar," the award recipients receive the "Can" which is a film reel can, inscribed with the awards category and winner's name.

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The Reel Awards (TM) is an annual awards show honoring the world's top celebrity impersonators, hosted by comedy emcees and features a live tribute show laced with awards. Highlights include red carpet arrivals with look-alikes and media interviews.
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