Don’t get me wrong, I’m enjoying ShoWest, they premiere a lot of great new footage and movies, but when it comes to their award system, it does feel a bit… staged. Much like how before Toy Story 3, John Lasseter joked about loving the fact that every time he makes another movie ShoWest comes up with an award for him. A number of these “honors” seem more like a popularity contest for upcoming films than actual career achievements. But hey! They got Zach Galifianakis listed as “Best Comedy Actor” so they can’t be completely wrong.
See how the rest of this year’s winners stack up…
I honestly can’t stand behind Katherine Heigl winning Female Star of the Year. None of her films have been that great, and she’s barely been on “Grey’s Anatomy” this season. Sam Worthington has been steadily working over the past year so his Male Star of the Year award seems warranted as does Todd Phillips directing honor. Seriously, The Hangover was that guy’s golden ticket wasn’t it? He’s has a Golden Globe award for goodness sake.
- Female Star of the Year: Katherine Heigl
- Male Star of the Year: Sam Worthington
- Comedy Star of the Year: Zach Galifianakis
- Breakthrough Female Star of the Year: Amanda Seyfried
- Director of the Year: Todd Phillips
- Lifetime Achievement Award: Jerry Bruckheimer
- Comedy Director of the Decade: Jay Roach
- Male Star of Tomorrow: Alex Pettyfer
- Female Star of Tomorrow: Vanessa Hudgens
- Ensemble Award: Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon
- Coca-Cola Refreshing Filmmaker’s Award: Alice Mathias & Andy Landen
Sadly, yours truly will be missing the awards, but I’m sure if anything big gets announced, we’ll have it for you ASAP.
What do you think of this year’s honorees?