Sunday, January 11, 2009

Tops in 2008

So okay, I know it's been forever since I've blogged. I will try to be more frequent in 2009. I hope everyone's holidays were good and that you will all thrive in the new year. Here are my year end lists that I like to do every January. The films and albums are not in order. I just listed my favorites in each category. Please comment and make suggestions....

Top Albums

Vampire Weekend-Vampire Weekend
Discipline- Janet Jackson
19- Adele
Shine- Estelle
Partie Traumatic- Black Kids
The Bake Sale-Cool Kids
The Renaissance- Q-Tip
New Amerykah- Erykah Badu
Paper Trail- T.I.
Oracular Spectacular- MGMT

Honorable Mentions: Growing Pains- Mary J., Santogold-Santogold, Rockferry-Duffy, Sam Sparro- Sam Sparro, Feed the Animals- Girl Talk

Top Singles

Feedback- Janet
Live Your Life- T.I. f/ Rhianna
Mercy- Duffy
Single Ladies (Put a ring on it)- Beyonce
Swagga Like Us- T.I., Jay-Z, Kanye West & Lil’ Wayne
Time to Pretend- MGMT
Black & Gold- Sam Sparro
Paper Planes- M.I.A.
American Boy- Estelle
Shut Up and Let Me Go- Ting Tings
Viva La Vida- Coldplay
Bleeding Love- Leona Lewis
I Kissed a Girl- Katy Perry
Don’t Stop the Music- Rhianna
Honey- Erykah Badu
Jockin’ Jay-Z- Jay-Z
I’m Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend….- Black Kids
A-Punk- Vampire Weekend
Chasing Pavements- Adele
Just Fine- Mary J. Blige

Top Performances (Non-Film)

Janet Jackson_ Rock Witchu Tour @ Staples
Spring Awakening @ The Ahmanson Theatre
Tina Fey as Sarah Palin_ SNL (& as Liz Lemon on 30 Rock)
Kristi Yamaguchi_ Dancing with the Stars
Estelle/Gym Class Heroes/ The Roots @ The Palladium
Santogold/Alice Smith/Ting Tings @ The Wiltern


Brandon T. Jackson_ Tropic Thunder
Dev Patel_ Slumdog Millionaire (And all the child actors in the film)
Haaz Sleiman_ The Visitor
Elizabeth Banks_ Zack & Miri, W., Role Models
David Kross_ The Reader

Top Films

Tell No One
Zack and Miri Make a Porno
Tropic Thunder
Rachel Getting Married
Slumdog Millionaire
The Visitor
A Christmas Tale
The Wrestler
Revolutionary Road

Top Performances (Film)

Lead Actress

Kate Winslet_ Revolutionary Road/The Reader
Meryl Streep_ Doubt
Elizabeth Banks_ Zack & Miri…

Lead Actor

Sean Penn_ Milk
Mickey Rourke_ The Wrestler
Josh Brolin_ W.
Richard Jenkins_ The Visitor
Francois Cluzet_ Tell No One
Leo DiCaprio_ Revolutionary Road

Supporting Actress

Viola Davis_ Doubt
Amy Adams_ Doubt
Taraji P. Henson_ The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Rosemarie DeWitt_ Rachel Getting Married
Marisa Tomei_ The Wrestle
Penelope Cruz_ Vicky Christina Barcelona

Supporting Actor

Bill Irwin_ Rachel Getting Married
Heath Ledger_ The Dark Knight
Michael Shannon_ Revolutionary Road
Justin Long_ Zack & Miri…
Josh Brolin_ Milk
Madhur Mittal_ Slumdog Millionaire