In 2008 I somehow managed to see a whopping 70 movies in the theater. In 2009 I was down to 55, but still a good group to pick from! My full list of movies I watched in 2009 is here. Obviously, these won't be the same as the Golden Globes or Oscars since I'm only going to choose from movies I actually saw.
Best Picture: Invictus
Best Actress: Meryl Streep as Julia Child in Julie & Julia
Best Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio in Revolutionary Road (didn't like the movie that much, SO depressing, but he was so good in it)
Best Supporting Actress: Emily Blunt in Sunshine Cleaning.
Best Supporting Actor: Stanley Tucci in Julie & Julia (absolutely charming)
Best Picture: The Hangover. Seriously? I was laughing so much I was trying not to laugh so I wouldn't miss anything.
Best Actress: Anna Friel in Land of the Lost
Best Actor: Joseph Gordon-Levitt in (500) Days of Summer
Best Supporting Actress: Heather Graham in The Hangover
Best Supporting Actor: Woody Harrelson in Zombieland
The Best of the Rest
Best Kids Movie: Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs. I loved Up too. But this is one of my favorite books of all time, and I loved the adaptation.
Best Action Sequence: I can't say a particular part, but it was totally 2012. Yes, I AM a disaster movie junkie!
Best Plot Twist: Orphan. Seriously. It was so over the top.
Hottest Actress: Kate Winslet. I heart her.
Hottest Actor: Taylor Lautner in Twilight. I'm sorry, it's a little creepy because it's total cradle robbery but oh well.
Creepiest Performance: Michael C Hall in Gamer. SO creepy.
Actor Most Likely to Turn Your Husband Gay: Hugh Jackman in Wolverine. Somehow, he is pretty much only hot when he's Wolverine (or the drover in Australia). How is that?
Actress Most Likely to Turn Your Wife Gay: Kate Winslet in The Reader. Okay, so it is not exactly the sexiest subject matter with the Nazis and all... but Kate Winslet? HAWT!
Worst Picture: Crank: High Voltage. Just... barf.
Worst Choice in Greenlighting a Movie: The Ugly Truth. You somehow managed to make Gerard Butler TOTALLY not hot at all. Great job...
Movie With the Most Potential That Didn't Impress Me Enough: Paranormal Activity. All I heard was how scary it was, but I really thought that only a couple of scenes were REALLY scary. Or Extract. I just wanted more.
Most Gratituitous Violence: Crank: High Voltage
Most Unforgettable Moments:
- Chinese guy jumps out of the trunk in The Hangover
- Tobey Maguire loses it on his front lawn in Brothers
- Bill Murray's accidental death in Zombieland
- Airlifted animals in 2012
- Dumbledore's death in Harry Potter & the Half Blood Prince
What were your favorite movies of 2009?