I’m not gonna lie: there’s not just a whole lot that made me excited to be a fan of cinema in 2009. In a couple of days I will release my top-10 of the year list and talk about this a little bit more, but since it didn’t particularly excite me to make that list, I thought I’d mix it up a little and make some of my own special awards. This is what I came up with; hope you enjoy.
Worst Movie: Whatever Works
Best Comedy: In the Loop (honorable mention: Zombieland)
Most Underrated movie you’ve never heard of: Big Fan
Most Underrated movie you have heard of: The Informant!
Biggest Letdown: Public Enemies
Best Guilty Pleasure: Paranormal Activity
Best Extremely, Utterly Embarrassing Guilty Pleasure: 17 Again (judge me)
Most Ridiculous Premise: Did you Hear About the Morgans?
Best Documentary/Only Documentary I’ve Seen: Food, Inc.
Best Movie Directed By an Annoying Actress With a Lisp: Whip It (Drew Barrymore, in case you were wondering)
Two of the Best Child Performances I’ve Ever Seen That Didn’t Get Enough Recognition: Kodi Smitt-McPhee (The Road), Max Records (Where the Wild Things Are)
Best Movie That Makes Women Look Like Complete Morons: Bride Wars
Most Quotable: Tie, The Hangover & In the Loop
Best Popcorn Flick: Star Trek
Best Actor in a Leading Role: Jeff Bridges, Crazy Heart
Best Actress in a Leading Role: Carey Mulligan, An Education
Most Original: Inglorious Basterds
Most Unoriginal: Avatar (duh)
Biggest Douche in Hollywood: James Cameron (just had to throw that shot out there)