Sunday, March 04, 2007

Allie's Academy Awards

In honour of the awards season only just finishing and in honour of this being my 250th blog post (yay!), I would like to create my own set of Academy Awards. As this is the first chance I have had to compile such a list, they will be covering the last fifty years or so. My academy consists of one (me), all categories are created by me, all categories are filled by as many winners as I choose and they all lack thorough or considered opinion. Judge's decision is final.

Best ending - because an ending that adds something really special to its unexpected twist = satisfying.
Gloomy Sunday
The Ladykillers
Best premise
Waking Ned Devine - a man on a tiny Irish island wins the lottery and dies of shock. What will his friends do?
Nicest French movies
Les Choristes
Best beginning-credits - because these can so often be boring that a really good one deserves some credit.
Casino Royale
Funniest movies
Thank You For Smoking
The Castle
Best New Zealand movies
Whale Rider
The World's Fastest Indian
Heavenly Creatures
Best superhero movie
Batman Begins
Best crime movies
O Brother Where Art Thou?
The Ladykillers
Best soundtrack
Gloomy Sunday
Best casts
A Room With A View
Waking Ned Devine
Notting Hill
The Ladykillers
Best characters
Charlotte Bartlett, A Room With A View
Eleanor Lavish, A Room With A View
Amelie, Amelie
Darryl Kerrigan, The Castle
Derek Zoolander, Zoolander
Billy Mack, Love Actually
Forrest Gump, Forrest Gump
Spike, Notting Hill
Captain Jack Sparrow, Pirates of the Caribbean
Sam, I Am Sam
Marianne Dashwood, Sense and Sensibility
Best animated film
Shrek (1 & 2)
Best children's movie
Nanny McPhee
Best based-on-a-true-story movies
The Dish
A Beautiful Mind
Best dance movie
Strictly Ballroom
Best chick flicks
Legally Blonde
Best WWII movies
Gloomy Sunday
Life is Beautiful
The Pianist
Best make-you-cry movies
I Am Sam
Gloomy Sunday
Walk the Line
Forrest Gump
Best romantic comedies
Notting Hill
Love Actually
Best adaptations of a novel
Sense and Sensibility
A Room With A View
Best songs in movies
"Be Prepared", The Lion King
"Gloomy Sunday", Gloomy Sunday
"Oh What a Circus", Evita
"You're the One that I Want", Grease

Please do feel free to question or contradict my opinion! As said earlier, not a colossal amount of thought went into these and there are certain to be some really good 'uns that I missed.


JenKneeBee said...

I vote "Sense and Sensibility" for best cast. Emma Thompson, Kate Winslet, Alan Rickman, and Hugh Grant all together? Splendid. Absolutely splendid.

LEstes65 said...

How about Best Totally Hot Actor That Passes Himself Off As A Total Dolt: Daniel Day-Lewis as Cecil Vyse in 'A Room With A View'. Or (while we're on the movie), Hottest Actor That Makes You Ache For Him And Then Disappears Into Acting Obscurity: Julian Sands as George Emerson in the same movie.

I love your lists. A couple are unknown to me and have just been added to my "Hmmm...what shall I watch tonight?" list.