Monday, December 19, 2005

The Year in Hair: More Highlights

You thought five nominees were more than enough, didn't you? Alas...

I. can't. stop.

More Hair Awards for 2005
Scariest Head of Hair in 2005 Movies.
Johnny Depp as "Willy Wonka" vs. Frances McDormand as "The Handler" (aeon flux) vs. Rupert Grint as "Ron Weasly"
Best Beard
Jeff Daniels in Squid and the Whale vs. Michael Gambon in The Goblet of Fire vs. Anne Hathaway in Brokeback Mountain (har de har har)
Wasted Potential: Shoulda Been a Hairdo Classic.
Aeon Flux -which shoulda had several hairdos to defy description. Not just one.
Most Authentic Hairdos (Ensemble).
Junebug. Not a trace of the city in the country mice (most of the cast). Not a trace of the country in the city mouse (Embeth Davitz). A hint of both in the one character straddling the line (Allesandro Nivola) --well groomed but totally unadventurous / conservative.
Best Hair (Comedy or Musical).
Lady Tottington, Wallace and Gromit in the Curse of the Were Rabbit
Best Hair (Drama).
Reese Witherspoon, Walk the Line --Who knew this still-ascending blond superstar would look so sensational as a big haired brunette?

7 comments:

John T. said...

Love the Anne Hathaway comment (hardy har har is right).

Also, Nathaniel, what is your opinion of King Kong's "disappointing" opening? Since when is $50 million disappointing?

And, though I know the source to be less than reputable, FOX News is saying the film cost $300 million to make-that has to be off by about a hundred million or so, doesn't it?

NATHANIEL R said...

the official bean counters say 200 million but once you add in P&A $300 isn't inconceivable.

not that i want to defend FOX News ;)

JavierAG said...

You are forgetting the international numbers. "Kong" shouldn't take long to make a significant splash everywhere.

NATHANIEL R said...

Well we're talking about budget though. it's going to take a while to turn a profit. (i think they say you need --double?-- your budget to turn a profit)

Nick Davis said...

As for "best beard," I have to add that the male lead in 5x2 is sporting a really great one in the first sequence, while the divorce papers are being finalized. I was pretty excited about that beard until... well, the end of that particular sequence had me feeling guilty about it. But still. As we went backward in time, all the way to the beardlessness of young love, I thought - however much is doomed to go to shit in this relationship, at least as the years go by and souls drift apart, the dude finds the right look for himself. Small consolations, etc.

Kamikaze Camel said...

Surely you could've had a Best Sideburns category that'd go to the Brokeback boys. Sideys are so bad looking most of the time. Not on those boys.

jeff_v said...

Whither Timothy Treadwell?