The nominations for the Golden Globes were just announced, and I started thinking about all of the movies I've seen this year. I decided, screw the Golden Globes - I'm doin' the SNOTW Movie Awards! I managed to see 63 movies this year in the theater. You can see a full list here. Now, it's only mid-December, so chances are that I will see at least one or two more before the end of the year, and in the beginning of January I'll publish a final list. But for now, these will be the movies I'm choosing from.
And the SNOTW Movie Award goes to....
Best Picture: Australia! I LOVED this movie.
Best Actress: Angelina Jolie in Changeling
Best Actor: Daniel Day Lewis in There Will Be Blood
Best Supporting Actress: Georgie Henley in The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
Best Supporting Actor: Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight
Best Picture: I can't decide so it's a tie: Pineapple Express & Tropic Thunder
Best Actress: Frances McDormand in Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day
Best Actor: Colin Farrell for In Bruge
Best Supporting Actress: Mary Steenburgen in Step Brothers
Best Supporting Actor: Brad Pitt in Burn After Reading
Best Screenplay (Adaptation): Atonement
Best Screenplay (Original): Australia
The Best of the Rest
Best Action Sequence: The end of Wanted
Best Plot Twist: Charlize Theron's character in Hancock
Hottest Actress: Anne Hathaway in Get Smart
Hottest Actor: James McAvoy in Wanted/Atonement (sorry I am totally biased, and even if these movies hadn't had him being hot in them he might have won.
Hottest Kiss: Bella & Edward in Twilight (all about anticipation)
Actor Most Likely to Turn Your Husband Gay: Shia LaBeuof in Indiana Jones (according to a real live huband)
Actress Most Likely to Turn Your Wife Gay: Angelina Jolie in Changeling/Wanted (I don't generally find her hot, but her character in Changeling was so good, and in Wanted she was more normal than normally which I found appealing)
Worst Picture: The Women (a remake that never needed to be made)
Worst Choice in Greenlighting a Movie: Tom Hanks & Rita Wilson for Mamma Mia!
Most Inappropriate Casting: Merryl Streep in Mamma Mia (she needed to be 20 years younger, or the daughter needed to be 20 years older)
Movie With the Most Potential That was Completely Screwed Up: Another tie - Indiana Jones & Jumper
Worst CGI: Max Payne (freaking snow/debris)
Most Gratituitous Violence: Doomsday
Most Unforgettable Moments:
- Bull Stampede in Australia
- Hugh Jackman's response to seeing Nicole Kidman's character alive in Australia
- James McAvoy in the coffee shop in Atonement
- "If I were from a farm, and I were retarded..." Colin Farrell in In Bruges
- Kumar smokes out with Bush in H&K Escape from Guantanamo Bay
And now, here are the details on my very first giveaway! There will be three winners. The first will win their choice of 3 DVDs from this list. The second will win their choice of 2 DVDs, and the third will win their choice of 1 DVD. To enter, here's what you have to do:
1. Leave a comment on this post telling me what your favorite and/or least favorite movies of the year were.
2. If you post the contest on your blog, with a post about your favorite/least favorite movies of the year, best and worst moments, most memorable moments, or thoughts on any of the movies on my "seen it" list for 2008, you will earn 3 extra entries in the contest.
Winners will be chosen on December 26! Can't wait to hear your take on this year's hits (and misses)!