2008 Poppies and Rosies Awards

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2008 POPPIES AWARDS
TC Kirkham, editor, Popcorn N Roses/co-host, Subject:CINEMA
December 31 2008

BEST PICTURE
Speed Racer

BEST DIRECTOR
Gus Van Zant, Paranoid Park

BEST ACTOR
Anton Yelchin, Charlie Bartlett

BEST ACTRESS
Kat Dennings, Nick And Norah’s Infinite Playlist

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Hope Davis, Charlie Bartlett

BEST ENSEMBLE CAST (tie)
Ben Stiller, Robert Downey Jr, Jack Black, Jay Baruchel, Brandon T Jackson, Tropic Thunder
AND
Emile Hirsch, Christina Ricci, John Goodman, Susan Sarandon, Kick Gurry, Paulie Litt, Matthew Fox, Benno Furhman, Rain, Roger Allam
Speed Racer

BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE, ACTOR
Gabe Nevins, Paranoid Park

BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE, ACTRESS
Kristen Stewart, Twilight

BEST JUVENILE PERFORMANCE (FOR A PERFORMER 16 OR UNDER AT THE TIME OF FILMING)
Paulie Litt, Speed Racer

BEST ON-SCREEN TEAM
Jackie Chan, Jet Li, Michael Angarano, Yifei “Crystal” Liu, The Forbidden Kingdom

BEST CAMEO
Robert Downey Jr, The Incredible Hulk

BEST SEMI-CAMEO
Tom Cruise, Tropic Thunder

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Christopher Doyle, Paranoid Park

DISCOVERIES OF THE YEAR, MALE
Gabe Nevins, Paranoid Park
Michael Stahl-David, Cloverfield

DISCOVERIES OF THE YEAR, FEMALE
Lauren McKinney, Paranoid Park
Ari Graynor, Nick And Norah’s Infinite Playlist

BEST ANIMATED FILM
WALL-E

BEST VOICE PERFORMANCE
Jeff Garlin, WALL-E

BEST DOCUMENTARY
Crawford

BEST ORIGINAL SONG
“Down To Earth”, Peter Gabriel, from WALL-E

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
Michael Giacchino, Speed Racer

BEST SOUNDTRACK
Paranoid Park

BEST MUSICAL PERFORMANCE
“Does Your Mother Know” , Christine Baranski, Philip Michael, Mamma Mia!

BEST SCENE-STEALERS
Aaron Yoo as Thom and Rafi Gavron as Dev, Nick And Norah’s Infinate Playlist

BEST FIGHT SCENE
Speed Racer, Trixie, Racer X, Pops Racer, Sparky, Taejo, Hiruko, Spritle, and Chim Chim vs the Cruncher Block gang, Speed Racer

BEST BATTLE SCENE
Alex and his inner voices, Paranoid Park

BEST ONE-LINER
“Do NOT eat me when I free you!” –D’Lay, 10,000 BC

BEST POPCORN MOVIE
Speed Racer

MOST FUN AT A MOVIE
Iron Man

MOST PLEASANT SURPRISE (tie)
Tropic Thunder, Twilight, My Winnipeg

BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT
The Day The Earth Stood Still

BEST FILM YOU HAVEN’T SEEN
SpineTingler – The William Castle Story

MOST INFECTIOUS AUDIENCE LAUGH
The kitchen Scene from “Twilight”

MOST ANNOYING TRENDs
The inclusion of a “digital copy” of a movie in lieu of good extras with a DVD release; the multi-level DVD releases

AUDIOVISIONARY AWARD – for innovative techiniques furthering the blending of media and vision on the big screen
Andy and Larry Wachowski, Speed Racer

UNOFFICIAL AWARDS

The most implausible plot of the year – I”ndiana Jones And The Close Encounter”…ummm…I mean “Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull”

The most insufferably maddening yet still watchable and likable movie of 2008 – “Wendy And Lucy”

The “DAMMIT IT How can I actually LIKE a Ben Stiller movie” award – Tropic Thunder

The “I must imitate Mel Gibson movies more often” directors award – Roland Emmerich, for making 10,000 BC an ass-backwards carbon copy of Gibson’s tour de force Apocalypto

The “Frozen Face” award for total lack of emotive quality – Keanu Reeves, The Day The Earth Stood Still

The “AAAGGGHHHH! You Just Jammed an Ice Pick Through my Ears” award – Pierce Brosnan’s “singing”, Mamma Mia!

The “This Is Your Brain On Drugs” award for the most insane and totally likeable movie – Guy Maddin, My Winnipeg

The “Hat Trick” award for landing three award-worthy parts in the same movie year – Robert Downey Jr, for “Charlie Bartlett”, “Iron Man”, and “Tropic Thunder”

The “Moo Ha Ha” award, Male – Roger Allam, Speed Racer
The “Moo Ha Ha” award, female – Li BingBing, The Forbidden Kingdom

2008’s cutest non-human couple on screen – WALL-E and EVE, WALL-E

The “Anthromorphic What The Hell” Of the year – Po the Panda, son of Mr Ping, A GOOSE?!? – Kung Fu Panda

Best Post Credits scene – Iron Man

Most innovative use of previously released music – Paranoid Park, using everything from Elliot Smith to Nino Rota

The “I wouldn’t want to mess with them” teaming of the year – Jackie Chan and Jet Li, The Forbidden Kingdom

Best new addition to an established film universe – Ahsoka Tano, Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Old Movie, New Tricks award – The “Hello Dolly” clips in WALL-E

Even Jeff Gordon couldn’t navigate those tracks – Thunderhead, Fuji, and Grand Prix stadium race tracks, Speed Racer

The Fred Rogers Memorial “Won’t You Be My Friend” award – Charlie Bartlett

The “I cant’ believe you made THIS for just 5 Grand” award – Quiet City

The “Even Though I thought you were great, you’re still no Lane Smith” award – Frank Langella, Frost/Nixon

The “No I don’t want to jump your bones, I want to suck your blood” award – Robert Pattinson as Edward Cullen, Twilight

The No matter how much I’m supposed to like you, I’m going to pretend to despise you to piss everyone off” award – Nikki Reed as Rosalie Hale, Twilight

The “Someone In Hollywood Gets it – Family Means Everything” award (tie)
Speed Racer and Twilight

TC’s Baker’s Dozen of 2008 (in alphabetical order):

Charlie Bartlett
Cloverfield
Crawford
The Dark Knight
The Forbidden Kingdom
Frost/Nixon
Iron Man
Milk
My Winnipeg
Nick And Norah’s Infinite Playlist
Paranoid Park
Speed Racer
WALL-E

2008 Rosies Awards
Kim Brown, Co-Host
Subject:CINEMA

Best Picture – “The Dark Knight”

Best Director – Gus Van Sant, “Paranoid Park”

Best Actor – Anton Yelchin, “Charlie Bartlett”

Best Actress – Kat Dennings, “Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist”

Best Supporting Actor – Heath Ledger, “The Dark Knight”

Best Supporting Actress – Lauren McKinney, “Paranoid Park”

Best Ensemble Cast – “Mamma Mia!”

Breakthrough Performance, Actor – Tyler Hilton, “Charlie Bartlett”

Breakthrough Performance, Actress- Amanda Seyfried, “Mamma Mia!”

Best Juvenile Performance – Gabe Nevins, “Paranoid Park”

Best Cameo – Samuel Jackson, “Iron Man”

Best Cinematgraphy – Peter Pau, “The Forbidden Kingdom”

Discoveries of the Year, Actress- Erin Fischer, “Quiet City”/Ari Graynor, “Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist”

Discoveries of the Year, Actor – Aaron Yoo, Nick and Norah’s Infinate Playlist”/ Taylor Lautner, “Twilight”

Best Animated Film – “Kung Fu Panda”

Best Voice Performance – Nika Futterman as Asajj Ventress, “Star Wars: The Clone Wars”

Best Documentary – “Spine Tingler! The William Castle Story”

Best Original Song – “Speed Racer” by Ali Dee and The DeKompressors, “Speed Racer”

Best Original Score – James Newton Howard and Hans Zimmer, “The Dark Knight”

Best Musical Performance – “Does Your Mother Know?”, “Mamma Mia!”

Best Fight Scene – Edward vs James, “Twilight”

Best Battle Scene – Batman vs The Joker, the Interrogation Room scene, “The Dark Knight”

Best Popcorn Movie – “The Incredible Hulk”

Most Fun at a Movie – “We Are Wizards”

Most Pleasant Surpise – How fun it was to be a superhero fan this year!

Biggest Disappointment: “Indiana Jones and the Kingdon of the Crystal Skull”

Best Film You Haven’t Seen Yet (Festival) – “Quiet City”

Most Annoying Trend of the Year – Commericals at the movies seem to be getting LONGER

Best Scene-Stealer, Live ACtion – Colin Firth as Harry Bright, “Mama Mia!”

Best Scene-Stealer, Animated – M-O, “Wall E”

UNOFFICAL OFFICAL AWARDS

Sexiest Superhero – Tie between Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne/Batman, “The Dark Knight”, and
Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man, “Iron Man”

“My Ears! MY EARS!” – The DEAFENING sqeeing at Edward Cullen’s first appearance, “Twilight”

The Darth Maul Award – Tom Cruise as Les Grossman, “Tropic Thunder”

Best Car Chase – The beginning of “Quantum of Solace”

The “I did NOT see that coming!” Award – The revelation scene in “Paranoid Park”

“E-nough Already!” – Spoof movies that rely too heavily on pop culture references

“Ew! Ew! Eeeeew! (aka the scene that made me scream like a girl) – The gum scene with Caroline (Ari Graynor), from “Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist”

“If I want to watch a mystery, I’ll watch ‘CSI'” – “Cloverfield”

Film With The Most ‘WTF?!’ Moments – “Choke”

Fangirl Moment of the Year – “Then you’re going to love me.”, “The Dark Knight”

Most Deceptive Ad Campaign – “WALL E”

Best Twist In A Movie – “The Forbidden Kingdom”

Best Villain – Heath Ledger as The Joker, “The Dark Knight”

Best Villainess – Kate Blachette as Irina Spalko, “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull”

Best Dressed Villain – Jet Li as Emperor Han, “The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor”

He Can Drag Me Off By My Hair ANYTIME – Stephen Strait as D’Leh, “10,000 B.C.”

Cutest Couple – Micahael Cera and Kat Dennings as Nick and Norah, “Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist”

Triple Crown Winner of the Year – Robert Downey, Jr. (“Charlie Barlett”, “Iron Man”, “Tropic Thunder”)

Most Smouldering On-Screen Chemistry – Edward and Bella, “Twilight”

Best Docu-Um, Fictional, I Mean… Oh, I Loved It and I Don’t Know What to Call It, Okay?! – “My Winnepeg”

Most Faithful Adaptation (Otaku Version) – “Speed Racer”

“Thanks For Nothing, You Guys” – The genius who leaked the cameo for “The Incredible Hulk”

Most Clausterphobic Fight Scene – The elevator fight, “Quantum of Solace”

Driest Dry Heaves of the Year – Harvey Dent becomes “Two-Face”, “The Dark Knight”

Best On-Line Series – “After Hours” by itsjustsomerandomguy (and gal)

Best Trailer – (Tie) “Star Terk” and “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”

Line of the Year – “I believe, that whatever doesn’t kill you, simply makes you… stranger.”, The Joker, “The Dark Knight”

Best Direct to DVD Release – “Batman: Gotham Knight”

Kim’sTop 10 of 2008 (in alphabetical order):

Charlie Bartlett
The Dark Knight
In Bruges
Iron Man
Mamma Mia
My Winnipeg
Nick And Norah’s Infinite Playlist
Paranoid Park
Speed Racer
Tropic Thunder