Philip Henslowe: The show must… you know…
William Shakespeare: [prompting] Go on!
2009 was a good year for cinema. So good I had to have a Top 15 instead of a Top Ten (and now, after I’ve seen a lot of the End of the Year fare, I feel like I’d need a Top Twenty). There were some newcomers who blew us away and some actors/actresses who have been kicking around Hollywood for years waiting for That Movie that makes them a household name, and for them 2009 was that year. I’m going to do this list in alphabetical order by last name.
Tags: 2009, A Single Man, Adventureland, An Education, Anna Kendrick, Avatar, Ben Affleck, Bored to Death, Brideshead Revisited, Carey Mulligan, Center Stage, Chasing Liberty, Chris Pine, Christoph Waltz, Clash of the Titans, Colin Firth, Dahmer, David Fincher, Emile Hirsch, G-Force, Gabby Sidibe, George Clooney, Gigantic, HBO, Heroes, Inglourious Basterds, J J. Abrams, James Cameron, Jeff Daniels, Jeremy Renner, Jesse Eisenberg, Kathryn Bigelow, Kevin Kline, Kristen Stewart, Mandy Moore, Mark Zuckerberg, Match Point, Matthew Goode, Max Records, Michael Douglas, NBC, Oliver Stone, Peter Travers, Precious, Pride & Prejudice, Quentin Tarantino, Shakespeare in Love, Shia LeBeouf, SNL, Spike Jonze, Star Trek, Taylor Lautner, Terminator Salvation, The Brothers Bloom, The Emperor's Club, The English Patient, The Hangover, the hurt locker, The Social Network, The Squid and the Whale, The Town, Tom Ford, Twilight, Twilight Saga: New Moon, Up In The Air, Wall Street, Watchmen, Where The Wild Things Are, Woody Allen, Zach Galifianakis, Zach Synder, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Zombieland
I hear on the grapevine though that the Weinsteins, who were bought out of Miramax years ago and started their own company – The Weinstein Company, are still trying to get the name back. I hope they do.
All through the 90s and early 00s Miramax, under the Weinsteins, pretty much dominated the Academy Awards.
Posted in the Academy Awards
Tags: Adventureland, Amélie, Anna Paquin, Anthony Minghella, Ben Affleck, Bridget Jones's Diary, Bullets Over Broadway, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Chicago, Chocolat, Cinderella Man, Cold Mountain, Doubt, Emma, Enchanted April, Finding Neverland, Gangs of New York, Gone Baby Gone, Good Will Hunting, Gwyneth Paltrow, Il Postino, Iris, Jackie Brown, Joel and Ethan Coen, Life Is Beautiful, Malèna, Master and Commander - The Far Side of the World, Matt Damon, Mighty Aphrodite, Miramax, Music of the Heart, My Left Foot, Nicole Kidman, No Country For Old Men, Pulp Fiction, Quentin Tarantino, Restoration, Roberto Benigni, Shakespeare in Love, The Aviator, The Cider House Rules, The Crying Game, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, The English Patient, The Hours, The Piano, The Queen, The Talented Mr. Ripley, The Weinstein Company, The Weinsteins, The Wings of the Dove, There Will Be Blood, Trainspotting, Velvet Goldmine, Venus