DK's Best Achievements in Cinema - 2008

Best Director
Ari Folman    Waltz with Bashir
Timur Bekmambetov    Wanted
Pete Travis    Vantage Point

Best Actor
Heath Ledger    The Dark Knight
Also worth mentioning
Robert Downey Jr.    Tropic Thunder
Tom Hardy    Bronson
Joseph Gordon-Levitt    Killshot

Best Cinematography
Amir M. Mokri    Vantage Point
Also worth mentioning
John Mathieson    Flashbacks of a Fool
Jonathan Sela    The Midnight Meat Train
Matthew Irving    Still Waters
Steve Yedlin    The Brothers Bloom

Best Score
Craig Armstrong    The Incredible Hulk
Atli Orvarsson    Vantage Point
Patrick Doyle    Nim's Island
James Horner    The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
Johannes Kobilke,
Robb Williamson
   The Midnight Meat Train

Best Writing

Best Editing
Stuart Baird,
Sigvaldi J. Karason,
Valdís Oskarsdottir
   Vantage Point

Best Production Design
Also worth mentioning
Vantage Point
Best Picture
Waltz with Bashir

Best Actress
Also worth mentioning
Rachel Weisz    The Brothers Bloom
Miriam Karlin    Flashbacks of a Fool

Best Makeup
Rick Baker    Tropic Thunder
Greg Cannom    The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Best Visual Effects
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
Iron Man
Also worth mentioning
10,000 BC
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Vantage Point

Best Animation
Waltz with Bashir
Horton Hears a Who!

Best Sound Editing
Vantage Point

Best Steadicam
Also worth mentioning
Matteo Carlesimo    Hero Wanted
?    Street Kings
Movies that were considered (211):
The Good (DK's rating 5.5/10 and above): $5 a Day | 199 Lives: The Travis Pastrana Story | Ben: Diary of a Heroin Addict | Bigger Stronger Faster | Chris Rock: Kill the Messenger | Gran Torino | Horton Hears a Who! | Religulous | Taken | The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas | The Brothers Bloom | The Curious Case of Benjamin Button | The Dark Knight | The House on Tabenkin Street | The Midnight Meat Train | The Wrestler | Waltz with Bashir | Vantage Point | Wall-E | Wanted
The Bad (DK's rating 4.5-5/10): Appaloosa | Bart Got a Room | Blue Gold: World Water Wars | Bolt | Bronson | Burn after Reading | Cloverfield | Dana Carvey: Squatting Monkeys Tell No Lies | Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father | Deception | Defiance | Definitely, Maybe | Drillbit Taylor | Elegy | Fatso | Felon | Flashbacks of a Fool | Frost/Nixon | Food, Inc. | Forgetting Sarah Marshall | Futurama: The Beast with a Billion Backs | Generation RX | Ghost Town | Hank and Mike | In Bruges | Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull | Iron Man | Johnny Mad Dog | Joy Ride: Dead Ahead | Journey to the Center of the Earth | Jumper | Killshot | Lakeview Terrace | Last Chance Harvey | Man on Wire | Not Quite Hollywood | Otis | Real Time | Sex Drive | Slumdog Millionaire | Somers Town | Stanley Kubrick's Boxes | Street Kings | Sunshine Cleaning | The Alphabet Killer | The Bank Job | The Deal | The Good, the Bad and the Weird | The Hurt Locker | The Love Guru | The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor | Transsiberian | Vicky Cristina Barcelona | Winged Creatures | Yonkers Joe
The Ugly (DK's rating 4/10 and below): 10,000 BC | 21 | 27 Dresses | Adam Resurrected | Alien Raiders | American Meth | Amusement | At the Death House Door | Baby Mama | Babylon A.D. | Be Kind Rewind | Before the Fall | Blindness | Body of Lies | Book of Blood | Boston Strangler: The Untold Story | Breathing Room | Changeling | Che: Part One | Choke | City of Ember | Dante 01 | Death Race | Diminished Capacity | Disaster Movie | Doubt | Dream | Dreams on Spec | Dying God | Eagle Eye | Eden Lake | Einstein and Eddington | Extreme Movie | Far Cry | Finding Amanda | Fool's Gold | Frozen River | Futurama: Bender's Game | Garden Party | Get Smart | Gomorra | Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson | Hancock | Happy-Go-Lucky | Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay | Hellboy II: The Golden Army | Henry Poole is Here | Hero Wanted | Himalaya, Where the Wind Dwells | How to Be a Serial Killer | How to Lose Friends & Alienate People | Humboldt County | Hunger | In the Electric Mist | Kevin Smith: Sold Out - A Threevening with Kevin Smith | Know Your Mushrooms | Kung Fu Panda | L: Change the World | Lemon Tree | Mad Money | Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa | Made of Honor | Marley & Me | Martyrs | Meet Dave | Meet the Spartans | Milk | Mirrors | Miss Conception | Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist | Nim's Island | Nothing But the Truth | One Week | Open Season 2 | Outlander | Philosophy of a Knife | Pineapple Express | Ping Pong Playa | Pride and Glory | Quantum of Solace | Rachel Getting Married | Rambo | Revolutionary Road | Righteous Kill | RocknRolla | Role Models | Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired | Saw V | Seven Pounds | Shuttle | Smart People | Speed Racer | Splinter | Starship Troopers 3: Marauder | Step Brothers | Stiletto | Still Waters | Superhero Movie | Surveillance | Synecdoche, New York | The Accidental Husband | The Andromeda Strain | The Art of Travel | The Burning Plain | The Butterfly Tattoo | The Chaser | The Day the Earth Stood Still | The Day the Earth Stopped | The End of America | The Escapist | The Great Buck Howard | The Happening | The House Bunny | The Incredible Hulk | The Lucky Ones | The Onion Movie | The Reader | The Recovered | The Strangers | The Way of War | The X Files: I Want to Believe | The Year of Getting to Know Us | Tokyo Gore Police | Tokyo! | Transporter 3 | Tropic Thunder | Twilight | Tyson | Valkyrie | War, Inc. | Wendy and Lucy | What Happens in Vegas | What Just Happened | Yes Man | You don't Mess with the Zohan | Zack and Miri Make a Porno

Special Awards: The Good

Best Stunts: Vantage Point.

Special Awards: The Bad and the Ugly

Biggest Amount of Cliches in a Single Movie: Made of Honor, Eagle Eye.
Biggest Waste of Talent: Michel Gondry for Be Kind Rewind.
The Most Pretentious Award: Seven Pounds.
The "Shyamalan" Award for Moronic Plot-Twists: Breathing Room.

Worst Director: M. Night Shyamalan for The Happening, Michael Feifer for Boston Strangler: The Untold Story.
Worst Script: Eagle Eye.

Worst Comedy: Meet Dave.
Worst Documentary: Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired.
Worst Thriller: Eagle Eye.
Worst Parody: Meet the Spartans, Disaster Movie.
Worst Remake: The Day the Earth Stopped.
Worst Sequel: Starship Troopers 3: Marauder.
Worst Low-Budget: Dying God.
Worst Crime: Boston Strangler: The Untold Story.