DK's Best Achievements in Cinema - 2007

Best Director
Joe Carnahan    Smokin' Aces
Amy Heckerling    I could never be your Woman
Also worth mentioning
Danny Boyle    Sunshine
Alfredo De Villa    Adrift in Manhattan
Gregg Araki    Smiley Face
Jason Reitman    Juno

Best Actor
Jared Leto    Chapter 27
Also worth mentioning
Jeremy Piven    Smokin' Aces
Benicio Del Toro    Things We Lost in the Fire
Mark Ruffalo    Reservation Road
Philip Seymour Hoffman    Before the Devil Knows You're Dead,
Charlie Wilson's War,
The Savages
Albert Finney    Before the Devil Knows You're Dead
Daniel Day-Lewis    There will be Blood
Dustin Hoffman    Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium
Michael Caine    Sleuth
Jude Law    Sleuth
Christian Slater    He was a Quiet Man
Jack Nicholson    The Bucket List
Morgan Freeman    The Bucket List
Dylan Taylor    Charlie Bartlett
Jason Bateman    Juno
Brad Pitt    The Assassination of Jesse James
Timothy Hutton    When a Man Falls in the Forest
Dylan Baker    When a Man Falls in the Forest

Best Cinematography
Mauro Fiore    Smokin' Aces
Also worth mentioning
Matthew Irving    Waitress
?    Calling you
Alwin H. Kuchler    Sunshine
Kramer Morgenthau    Full of it
Andres Martinez    Surf's up
?    The Railroad
Haris Zambarloukos    Sleuth
Pawel Edelman    Katyn
Benoit Delhomme    1408

Best Score
John Murphy    Sunshine
Clint Mansell    Smokin' Aces
Klaus Badelt    Premonition
Michael Giacchino    Ratatouille
Michael A. Levine    Adrift in Manhattan
Also worth mentioning
Rolfe Kent    Sex and Death 101
Gabriel Yared    1408
Geoff Zanelli    Disturbia
Robert Duncan    Butterfly on a Wheel (Shattered)
?    Return
Erin O'Hara    Day Zero
Dario Marianelli    The Brave One
Alberto Iglesias    The Kite Runner
?    Calling you
?    The Railroad
Krzysztof Penderecki    Katyn
Fernando Velazquez    The Orphanage
Mark Isham    Reservation Road
Daniel Salomon    The Secrets
Best Picture
Smokin' Aces
Also worth mentioning
Smiley Face

Best Actress
Marion Cotillard    La Mome
Jennifer Connelly    Reservation Road
Also worth mentioning
Do-yeon Jeon    Secret Sunshine
Anna Faris    Smiley Face
Bette Midler    Then She Found me
Amy Ryan    Gone Baby Gone
Ellen Page    Juno
Melissa McCarthy    The Nines
Laura Linney    The Savages

Best Makeup
Rick Baker    Norbit
Didier Lavergne,
Jan Archibald
   La Mome
?    Smokin' Aces
?    Planet Terror
Also worth mentioning
?    28 Weeks Later
?    Timecrimes

Best Visual Effects
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
Also worth mentioning
I am Legend

Best Animation
Surf's up
Also worth mentioning

Best Sound Editing
Smokin' Aces

Best Writing
Joe Carnahan    Smokin' Aces
Amy Heckerling    I could never be your Woman

Best Editing
Robert Frazen    Smokin' Aces

Best Production Design
I am Legend

Best Steadicam
David Emmerichs    Smokin' Aces
Gregory W. Smith    Next
?    Full of it
Mathieu Caudroy,
Roberto De Angelis,
Vladimir Muller
   La Mome
Also worth mentioning
?    Bridge to Terabithia
?    The Brave One
Rick Davidson    The Nines
Movies that were considered (253):
The Good (DK's rating 5.5/10 and above): 1408 | Before the Devil Knows You're Dead | Beowulf | Brooklyn Rules | Bone Dry | Butterfly on a Wheel (Shattered) | Chapter 27 | Dedication | Fracture | Full Metal Jacket: Between Good and Evil | Full of it | Georgia Rule | Heima | I could never be your Woman | In the Shadow of the Moon | In the Valley of Elah | Into the Wild | Irina Palm | It's a Free World | Juno | Katyn | Larry Flynt: The Right to Be Left Alone | Martian Child | Mr. Brooks | Ratatouille | Reign over me | Reservation Road | Sleuth | Smiley Face | Smokin' Aces | Steep | Sunshine | Surf's up | Surfwise | Taxi to the Dark Side | The Bucket List | The Counterfeiters | The Diving Bell and the Butterfly | The King of Kong | The Lookout | The Nanny Diaries | The Savages | The Suicide Tourist | Then She Found me | There will be Blood | Trade | You Kill me | Waitress | When a Man Falls in the Forest | Wild Hogs | Zodiac
The Bad (DK's rating 4.5-5/10): 3:10 to Yuma | 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer | 28 Weeks Later | 88 Minutes | America Unchained | American Gangster | Anamorph | Arranged | Awake | Beaufort | Black Snake Moan | Breach | Calling you | Cassandra's Dream | Charlie Bartlett | Charlie Wilson's War | Chasing Ghosts: Beyond the Arcade | Closing Escrow | Confessions of a Superhero | Control | Dan in Real Life | Day Zero | Disturbia | Eastern Promises | Encounters at the End of the World | Evan Almighty | Fermat's Room | Flawless | Futurama: Bender's Big Score! | Gone Baby Gone | Goodbye Bafana | He was a Quiet Man | I am Legend | I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry | Inside | Jellyfish | King of California | La Mome (La Vie En Rose / The Passionate Life of Edith Piaf) | Magicians | Mama's Boy | Margot at the Wedding | Married Life | Mongol | Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium | Music and Lyrics | No Country for Old Men | No Reservations | Numb | Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience | Planet Terror | Rails & Ties | Redacted | Rendition | Rush Hour 3 | Secret Sunshine | Sex and Death 101 | Shoot 'em up | Son of Rambow | Spider-Man 3 | Stuck | Superbad | The Air I Breathe | The Band's Visit | The Brave One | The Condemned | The Ex | The Girl in the Park | The Grand | The Hitcher | The Kingdom | The Kite Runner | The Last Mimzy | The Man from Earth | The Memory Thief | The Orphanage | The Railroad | The Show Must go on | The Simpsons Movie | The Visitor | Timecrimes | Vacancy | War | We Own the Night | Year of the Dog
The Ugly (DK's rating 4/10 and below): 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days | 30 Days of Night | A Dog's Breakfast | A Mighty Heart | A Stranger's Heart | Across the Universe | Aliens vs Predator - Requiem | American Pie Presents: Beta House | Atonement | Balls of Fury | Bee Movie | Beneath | Big Man Japan | Big Stan | Bill | Black Irish | Black Supaman | Blades of Glory | Boy A | Breath | Bridge to Terabithia | Cherry Crush | City of Men | D-War | Dark Matter | Day of the Dead | Dead Silence | Death at a Funeral | Death Proof | Death Sentence | Diary of the Dead | Elizabeth: The Golden Age | Epic Movie | Epitaph | Farce of the Penguins | Feast of Love | For Eternal Hearts | Ghost Rider | Hallam Foe | Hannibal Rising | Heavy Petting | Hostel: Part II | Hot Fuzz | How to Rob a Bank | I'm not there | Jackass 2.5 | Juncture | Just Another Love Story | Just Buried | Just Like Home | Lars and the Real Girl | Live Free or Die Hard | Meet the Robinsons | Michael Clayton | Mr. Bean's Holiday | Next | Nightmare City 2035 | Nightwatching | Noise (Australia) | Noise (USA) | Norbit | Ocean's Thirteen | Paranormal Activity | Partition | Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End | Planet B-Boy | Premonition | Pretty Cool 2 | Quiet City | Rec | Reno 911: Miami | Return | Rocket Science | Savage Grace | Saw IV | Scar | Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure | Shanghai Kiss | Shooter | Shrek the Third | Sicko | Silent Light | Sparkle | Stardust | Super High Me | Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street | Talk, Talk, Talk | Ten Inch Hero | The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford | The Babysitters | The Cake Eaters | The Contractor | The Darjeeling Limited | The Golden Compass | The Gray Man | The Great Debaters | The Good Night | The Heartbreak Kid | The Hills Have Eyes II | The Invasion | The Last Legion | The Life Before Her Eyes | The Nines | The Number 23 | The Poughkeepsie Tapes | The Secrets | The Signal | The Ten | The Walker | Things We Lost in the Fire | To Each His Cinema | Transformers | Transmorphers | Treasure Raiders | Turn the River | Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story | Water Lilies | Weirdsville | Year of the Dog | You, The Living | Young People Fucking | Youth without Youth | Zoo

Special Awards: The Good

Most Dedicated Actor: Jared Leto for Chapter 27.
Best Ensemble Cast: Smokin' Aces, I could never be your Woman, Adrift in Manhattan.

Best Comedy: Smiley Face, I could never be your Woman.

Special Awards: The Bad and the Ugly

"I Used to Participate in Decent Movies Once, Honestly" Award: Nicholas Cage for Next.
Most Painful Performance by (once) a Great Actor: Robert De Niro for Stardust.
"This Formula Worked on my Previous Movie, Why not Use it again to make more Millions" Award: Michael Moore for Sicko.
The Shyamalan Award for Moronic Plot-Twists: Next.
Biggest Amount of Cliches in a Single Movie: Shooter, Death Sentence.
Worst Title: The Ex.

Most Overrated Movie: 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days, Paranormal Activity.
Most Overrated Director: Quentin Tarantino for Death Proof.
Most Overrated Actress: Julia Roberts for Charlie Wilson's War, Angelina Jolie for A Mighty Heart.
Most Overrated Actor: George Clooney for Michael Clayton.

Worst Director: James Wan for Death Sentence and Dead Silence.
Worst Actress: Jessica Biel for Next, Kate Mara for Shooter, Jennifer Garner for The Kingdom.
Worst Writer - Comedy: Bob Saget for Farce of the Penguins.
Worst Writer - Action: Mark Bomback for Live Free or Die Hard.
Worst Writer - Thriller: Ian Jeffers for Death Sentence.

Worst Movie: Pretty Cool 2, Black Supaman, Nightmare City 2035, Silent Light.
Worst Documentary: Zoo.
Worst Comedy: The Ten.
Worst Parody: Farce of the Penguins, Epic Movie.
Worst Mocumentary: Reno 911: Miami.
Worst Horror: Paranormal Activity, The Hills Have Eyes II, Dead Silence.
Worst Thriller: Next.
Worst Blockbuster: Transformers, D-War.
Worst Sequel: Shrek the Third.
Worst Remake: Death Sentence.
Worst Musical: Across the Universe.
Worst Animated: Bee Movie.
Worst Foreign: 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days.