The Bob Awards
Well the top 20 list...yeah, that would take forever and I'd probably change my mind about some of them the instant I posted it. So no top 20. But who else has an award to recognize achievement in eyebrow acting?
And the winners are...
The Science of Sleep
Children of Men
Conversations With Other Women
Children of Men
The Illusionist- Philip Glass
Idlewild- Outkast: "PJ and Rooster"
Rob Brydon- Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story
Meryl Streep- The Devil Wears Prada
Sacha Baron Cohen- Borat: Cultural Learnings of America For Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan
Peter O'Toole- Venus
Ellen Page- Hard Candy
Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story- Frank Cotrell Boyce (credited as Martin Hardy)
Snow Cake- Angela Pell
Alfonso Cuaron- Children of Men
Paul Greengrass- United 93
And now the fun stuff…
Funniest Movie: OSS 117 (Do what you have to but get your hands on a copy of this movie!)
Funniest Performance: Sacha Baron Cohen- Borat
Peter Gallagher Award For Special Achievement in Eyebrow Acting: Jean Dujardin- OSS 117
Most Entertaining Movie- Casino Royale
"XXX" Award For Most Awesomely Over the Top Movie- Crank
"Unforgiven" Award For Movie Most Immersed in Badassery: (tie)- "Casino Royale" and "Crank"
Clint Eastwood Award For Most Badass Performance: Daniel Craig- Casino Royale
Best Villain: Meryl Streep- The Devil Wears Prada
Character I Most Wanted To Punch in the Face: Eno- Art School Confidential (There's one in every class.)
Best Child Performances: (Male) Jaden Smith- The Pursuit of Happyness
(Female) Abigail Breslin- Little Miss Sunshine
Self-Proclaimed Cult Movie That Doesn't Deserve One: Snakes on a Plane (Still have to love the personalized Sam Jackson phone messages.)
Most Disappointing Movie: Miami Vice
Most Pleasant Surprise: The Pursuit of Happyness
Best Ensemble Cast: (tie) Little Miss Sunshine; Snow Cake
Actor of the Year: Aaron Eckhart for bringing his awesomeness to "Thank You For Smoking," "Conversations with Other Women," and being the best part of "The Black Dahlia."
"Withnail and I" Award For Best On-Screen Friendship- Peter O'Toole and Leslie Philips in "Venus."
Best Cameo- Adam Brody in "Thank You For Smoking" (Seth Cohen lives!)
Funniest Scene- Borat goes to dinner. ("Where you want I put this?")
Best Fight Scene- Borat vs. Azamat (Ken Davitian)
Most Quotable Lines: An unimpressed Rob Brydon watches dailies of war scenes declaring, "I am leading literally tens of men."- Tristram Shandy.
"Let's not throw the baby out with the bathwater because then all you get is a wet, critically injured baby."- For Your Consideration.
Good Movie Inexplicably Mistreated By Its Studio: Idiocracy (What was Fox worried about?)
Most Underrated Movie: Art School Confidential (Any movie that mercilessly shreds pretentious college students is pure gold… but maybe that's why most critics and college students hated it.)
Most Underseen Major Release: Stranger Than Fiction (Will Ferrell fans stayed away because it wasn't silly enough. Film buffs stayed away because it starred Will Ferrell. Both missed out on his best performance and a very smart and funny film.)
Best Crowd Pleaser (which incidentally deserved a much bigger crowd): The World's Fastest Indian
Most Overrated By Critics: Monster House
Most Overrated By Audiences: Apocalypto (The more I think about this movie the more I hate it.)
Most Overrated By Awards Organizations: Babel (Yeah it's good, but it's not thaaaat good.)
Best Movie With An Unfortunate Title: Wah-Wah (Richard E. Grant's first time as writer-director was an incredibly heart felt story of a young man getting through a difficult childhood.)
Best Movie Set in Africa: Wah-Wah (Finally a movie set in Africa that doesn't have the condescending Hollywood/Bono touch. Am I honestly the only one who's sick of the Hollywood/Bono crowd acting like nobody knew there were problems in Africa before they started talking about it?)
Best Family Film: Hoodwinked
Worst FF: Monster House (Less than ten minutes in the frightened child behind me justifiably says, "Mommy, I wanna go home.")
Worst Movie That I Actually Subjected Myself To: Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector
Probably the Actual Worst Movie: Little Man (I just couldn't.)
Worst Trailer: Little Man
Worst Actor: Sean Penn- All the King's Men
Most Egotistical Bit of Casting: M. Night Shyamalan casting himself as a man writing a book that will save the world in "Lady in the Water."
Best Action Sequence: "Crank"… the whole movie.
Most Boring Action Sequence: The car chase in "The Da Vinci Code"
Don't Worry, it's not your fault these movies sucked: Ian McKellen- The Da Vinci Code; Paul Giamatti- Lady in the Water; Hugh Grant- American Dreamz
Most Miscast: Hilary Swank- The Black Dahlia (Did anyone at all really think that she looked even remotely like Mia Kirshner?)
Worst Looking Movies- "Miami Vice" and "Apocalypto." Hey, Michael Mann and Mel Gibson: You guys are great directors whose movies look amazing…but only when you shoot them on FILM.
Best Magician Movie: "The Prestige" just slightly over "The Illusionist." "Scoop" was pretty good too.
"Hoosiers" Award For Inspirational Film That Is Genuinely Inspirational: (tie) The World's Fastest Indian; The Pursuit of Happyness
Names You Need To Remember: (Male) Max Minghella- Art School Confidential; James McAvoy- The Last King of Scotland (I don't care what anyone says, that movie belongs to him.)
(Female) Ellen Page- Hard Candy
Who Knew He Was This Good: Ben Affleck- Hollywoodland
Movies I wish I could have made it to: The Good German; The Death of Mr. Lazarescu (it's supposedly on DVD but danged if I can find it); Half Nelson; 49 Up; 13 Tzameti
Best Movie-Going Experience of 2006: Watching a 35mm British Technicolor print of the original cut of "Star Wars"… in a man's house!
Best Ending: The Prestige