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2004 Bellview Awards

1/6/05

Folks--

Ahh, it's that special time of year again...hit it!


Best Flick--"Team America: World Police"

In a year when even the best movies were just pretty good, the "South Park" boys really hit a home run with their marionettes thriller

  1. "Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter...and Spring"

  2. "Super Size Me"

  3. "Dawn of the Dead"

  4. "Miracle"

  5. "The Aviator"

  6. "Tae Guk Gi (The Brotherhood of War)"

  7. "The Manchurian Candidate"

  8. "Mean Girls"

  9. "Finding Neverland"

 

Best Actress--Mandy Moore, "Saved!"

Will she win the Oscar?  Nope...but you can really imagine that happening one day when you watch her psycho-religious character prancing around the screen

  1. Lindsay Lohan, "Mean Girls."  So good

  2. Natalie Portman, "Garden State."  My favorite work of hers since "The Professional"

  3. Kate Winslet, "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind."  Role is somewhat similar to Portman's work, and just as flawless

  4. Catalina Sandino Moreno, "Maria Full of Grace."  The movie tails off in its last half-hour, but Moreno is riveting for most of the flick

 

Best Actor--Jon Heder, "Napoleon Dynamite"

Just an incredible creation of a nerd, right down to the last tater tot

  1. Jamie Foxx, "Ray."  Shoe-in for an Oscar nom this year

  2. Jim Carrey, "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind."  If he doesn't get a nod this year, will he ever get nominated?

  3. Leonardo DiCaprio, "The Aviator."  Brilliant

  4. Jonathan Silverman, "The Hebrew Hammer."  Jesus, this was funny (pun intended)

 

Best Supporting Actress--Tina Fey, "Mean Girls"

And, she wrote the script.  What will she do next?

  1. Meryl Streep, "The Manchurian Candidate."  Almost outdoes Angela Lansbury, who was nominated for the same part in the original

  2. Patricia Clarkson, "Dogville."  Last year's Bellview Awards winner for "Pieces of April" keeps on turnin' 'em out

  3. Eva Amurri, "Saved!"  Has that "will never work in Hollywood again" look to her, but in this movie she's a rock

  4. Sharon Stone, "Catwoman."  Yep, the movie was a dog...but you gotta respect a woman that laps up being the bad guy (or girl)

 

Best Supporting Actor--Antonio Banderas, "Shrek 2"

I watched this again with my kid sisters over Thanksgiving; man, Ban Badass' voice work is money in this most unlikely of scenarios

  1. Daniel Franzese, "Mean Girls."  Yeah, he's playing the now-overwrought gay best friend, but if you do it well, it's all good to me!

  2. Freddie Highmore, "Finding Neverland."  I get the feeling we're going to be seeing Mr. Highmore a LOT really soon

  3. Jong-ho Kim, "Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter...and Spring."  The 10-year-old iteration of our lead is maybe the best actor in the film

  4. Mark Wahlberg, "I Heart Huckabees."  As funny as I can ever remember him being in a film, that dinner sequence was fantastic

 

Discuss.  On to Part II...

 

 

Comments?  Drop me a line at justin@bellviewmovies.com.

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