Here we go again – it’s time for the 2nd annual PAFC Awards! Just combine the ESPY’s, Grammy’s, Emmy’s, Oscar’s and Razzies and you’ll see what I’m shooting for. And this year is even BETTER than last, as there are links galore! Pics, articles, reviews, video - you name it! BTW, these are purely based on personal opinion and experience – if you can’t believe I didn’t mention a certain movie, that’s because I probably didn’t see it. Want to comment and give your opinion? I welcome it! You can email me, or you can post them in the comments section for everyone to see. Oh, and my lovely and talented wifey KT assisted.
And now, for your amusement – it’s the 2005 PAFC Awards!
Manager of the Year – Ozzie Guillen,
Player of the Year – Andruw Jones,
Most Influential Play of the Year – Remember the "bounced ball" when
Idiot of the Year – Raphael Palmeiro, Baltimore Orioles. Please!
Coach of the Year – George Karl,
Player of the Year – Dwayne Wade,
Most Influential Play of the Year – The Nuggets bringing in George Karl to lead the team. It totally turned them into the contenders they were SUPPOSED to be.
Idiot of the Year – Kevin Garnett, Minnesota Timberwolves. Quit yer whining and just play some ball.
Coach of the Year – Mike Holmgren. He finally got the monkey off his back in
Player of the Year – Steve Smith,
Most Influential Play of the Year – Ben Roethlisberger’s "touchdown" in the Super Bowl. Totally ruined the game!
Idiot of the Year – TO. Biggest idiot in ALL sports, hands down!
Hockey (We’ll just have to go with the first half of this season)
Coach of the Year – Peter Laviolette,
Player of the Year – Jaromir Jagr. Leading the league in just about everything!
Most Influential Play of the Year – Have you seen the goal Alexander Ovechkin scored from his back? Un-effin-real!
Idiot of the Year – Todd Bertuzzi. Yep, still.
Miscellaneous Sports Moment of the Year - The return of the NHL. Though not enough people give a crap.
Best Show – TIE: The Office & Arrested Development. Brilliant every damn week. I miss AD so badly it hurts! However, the Office literally makes KT and I sad when each episode ends. Jim and Pam are so amazing to watch!
Honorable Mention – My Name is Earl. This was supposed to flop, but it has been excellent almost every week.
Best Actor – Ethan Suplee. AKA, Earl’s brother Randy. He’s so damn perfect in that role and comes up with the greatest lines – simply the best character on TV.
Best Actress – Jaime Pressley. The white trash ex of Earl kills me every week.
Best Show That Was Cancelled Too Early – Book of Daniel. I can’t even begin to tell you how pissed off I was when this show was suddenly gone.
Worst Show – Two and a Half Men. How in the world is this show the number one comedy in the country?
Best Actor – Hugh Laurie. Dr. House is simply awesome every week. Could be the writers, but his character is fantastic.
Best Actress – Anna Belknap. Maybe I’m just really excited that little Sassy girl has been added to the cast of CSI: NY.
Worst Talk Show – Tonight Show with Jay Leno (5-TIMER). Any show where the only funny thing on it is provided by the viewers is appalling.
Best Talk Show Band – The Max Weinberg 7 (5-TIMER) from Conan O’Brien. There is simply no competition!
Best Talk Show Gag – The Superhero Olympics from Jimmy Kimmel Live (See films 7 & 8). I swear I was crying when Captain
Best CD of the Year – The Kills: No Wow. Absolutely awesome CD from a simple duo.
Honorable Mention: The Grates: The Ouch. The Touch. This group from
Best CD of the Year – Gogol Bordello: Gypsy Punks: Underdog World Strike. I think the name of the CD says it all, but for those of you that don’t get it, its Ukrainian gypsy punk music!
Honorable Mention – Louis XIV: The Best Little Secrets Are Kept. Raunchy and fun – a throwback to the classic punks.
Best CD of the Year – The White Stripes: Get Behind Me Satan. Not a CD that I absolutely LOVED, but still good enough.
Honorable Mention – Sleater-Kinney: The Woods. I know I didn’t love them in concert, but I DID love them on CD.
Best CD of the Year – System of a Down: Mesmerize and Hypnotize. Both CDs that came out 8 months apart are excellent. These guys have reinvented heavy metal.
Best Female Vocal CD of the Year – Tori Amos: The Beekeeper. She still slays me with that sultry voice of hers.
Best Unclassifiable CD of the Year – Matson Jones. Yep, the string quartet from
A Slight Disappointment – The Residents: Animal Lover. Granted the second disc was solid, but the rest just didn’t do anything for me.
Best Movie of the Year – Walk the Line. Both Joaquin and Reese were incredible – especially when you realize they did their own singing as well as giving stellar performances.
Other Great Movies You Shouldn’t Miss – Crash. It made me feel incredibly uncomfortable.
Worst Movie of the Year – Four Brothers.
Best Movie of the Year – The 40-Year-Old Virgin. Steve Carell is simply a comic genius.
Other Great Movies You Shouldn’t Miss – Be Cool. Seriously!
Worst Movie of the Year – Miss Congeniality 2. OK, so I didn’t pay for it, but seeing it on HBO was the biggest waste of 90 minutes on a Sunday ever!
Other Great Movies You Shouldn’t Miss – Ummm... Yeah, I got nuthin'!
Worst Movie of the Year – Guess Who. At least that’s what I’ve heard.
Best Movie of the Year – Batman Begins. This really was well done.
Other Great Movies You Shouldn’t Miss – The Brothers Grimm. Actually a pretty fun film.
Worst Movie of the Year – Stealth. I have no idea why this film was made.
Best Movie of the Year – Saw II. OK, so it was a slow year.
Other Great Movies You Shouldn’t Miss – The Exorcism of Emily Rose. It wasn’t GREAT, and certainly wasn’t as scary as I had hoped, but I still enjoyed it enough to tell you to rent it.
Worst Movie of the Year – Hide and Seek. There’s a lot of competition in this category for worst movie, and this one really sucked it hard.
Best Movie of the Year –
Other Great Movies You Shouldn’t Miss – The Corpse Bride. OK, so I haven’t seen it, but I really want to!
Worst Movie of the Year –
Best Movie of the Year That Nobody Really Liked But Me – The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Probably because I’m a big Sam Rockwell fan.
Best Special Effects Movie of the Year – King Kong. OK, so the film sucked, but the effects were sweet.
Worst Idea For a Movie – The Ringer. Yeah, I saw that in a
Most Over-Hyped Film –
Just Get to the Point Film – Star Wars Episode III. We all know what happens; just make it so, Obi Wan!
Worst Trend – Remaking crappy films! War of the Worlds, Longest Yard, King Kong, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Herbie, Amityville, Bad News Bears, House of Wax, the Fog.
Even Worse Trend – Meaningless sequels! Cheaper by the Dozen 2, the Ring Two, Miss Congeniality 2, Transporter 2, XXX: State of the
Absolutely the WORST Trend – TV shows, musicals, and video games becoming movies! Dukes of Hazzard, Rent, Doom, Bewitched, Aeon Flux.
Acting and Stuff
Best Actor – Joaquin Phoenix (Walk the Line). Again, he was fantastic!
Best Supporting Actor – The Rock (Be Cool). Honestly made me cry laughing.
Best Actress – Dakota Fanning (War of the Worlds, Hide and Seek). The only redeeming quality of these films is this youngster’s incredible ability. Now she needs to quit making crappy films! The Cat in the Hat anyone?
Best Supporting Actress – Thandie Newton (Crash). She was sincerely unbelievable!
Most Annoying Character – Carl Denham (Jack Black) in King Kong. You can’t take him seriously – ever!
Best Director – Robert Rodriguez (