Wednesday, March 26, 2008

2007 Diva Cup Awards: Breakthrough Performance

I decided this year to change this category up a bit. Anyone who was nominated for one of the Top 4 acting awards wasn't eligible for this category. The reason I changed it is because after J. Hud won in both Best Supporting Actress and here, it didn't really give anybody else a chance. I know I don't have to be so democratic, since it's my personal awards, but I'm in a giving mood. Just call me Jesus.

And the nominees are...
Nikki Blonsky, Hairspray
This is a debut?! Holy mother of God! Blonsky sings and dances like a hoofer who's been doing this for 20 years. Definitely excited to see what she does next.

Michael Cera, Juno, Superbad
With two opportunities to display his off-beat comic timing, Cera took full advantage and stood out among A+ ensembles in both films.

Saoirse Ronan, Atonement
She works hard to make you hate her...not an easy thing for a kid actor to do. Can't wait for The Lovely Bones to see if this was a one-shot performance or just the beginnings of an amazing career.

Ed Sanders, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
I'm not usually one for kid performances, but Sanders goes above and beyond the usual child actor tricks. As soon as I left the theater, I looked over at my friend Jill and said, "This kid needs to be in a remake of Oliver!!"

Carice van Houten, Black Book
She turned me on and gave a fantastic performance in the same film. What will she do as an encore?

If Only There Were Six: Elijah Kelley, Hairspray "Run and Tell That!" was phenomenal...and the rest ain't too shabby either.

Rest of the Top 10: Zac Efron, Hairspray, High School Musical 2...Dillon Freasier, There Will Be Blood...Emile Hirsch, Into the Wild...Reece Thompson, Rocket Science

Michael Cera

Nikki Blonsky

Carice van Houten

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