Best: Kate Winslet and David Kross in The Reader
Worst: Eliot Spitzer and Ashley Dupré in Client #9
Best: the compromising photo stolen in The Bank Job
Worst: the $50 billion Bernie Madoff stole from his hapless clients
Return on Investment:
Best: Slumdog Millionaire, which cost $15 million to make and has grossed over $130 million worldwide.
Worst: the $350 billion we gave to Wall Street banks -- with nothing to show for it.
Best: The Dark Knight, Christopher Nolan's brooding follow up to Batman Begins
Worst: TARP II, Tim Geithner's vague follow up to Hank Paulson's Bailout Begins
Here are my winners:
Actor in a Supporting Role
Best: Heath Ledger
Worst: Joe the Plumber
Achievement in Visual Effects
Best: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Worst: John McCain's promise to run a respectful campaign
Breakthrough Performance by an Actor or Actress
Best: Dev Patel, Slumdog Millionaire
Worst: Sarah Palin, The Maverick and the MILF
Best: "O...Saya", A.R. Rahman and M.I.A.
Worst: "Bomb, Bomb, Bomb, Iran", John McCain
Best: Bollywood musical number at the end of Slumdog Millionaire
Worst: Barack Obama showing off his dance moves, Crapdance
Actress in a Leading Role
Best: Anne Hathaway, Rachel Getting Married
Worst: Hillary Clinton, A Very Long Engagement
Best: Seth Rogen & James Franco, Pineapple Express
Worst: Fmr. Gov. Rod Blagojevich & Sen. Roland Burris, Dumb & Dumber
Romantic Leading Man
Best: Hugh Jackman, Australia
Worst: John Edwards, The Heartbreak Kid
Have at it!