Hey, someone that I have never met actually found my blog! Her name is Jennifer and she’s the President & Founder of the Alliance of Women Film Journalists, yet another professional group which I am woefully underqualified to join. However, since they were kind enough to email me (I’m a real blogger now!) I guess I’ll do a post on their 2008 EDA Awards. You may wonder what EDA stands for, so here is an explanation:
The EDA Awards recognize the amazing work done by and about women–both in front and behind the camera. The EDAs (Excellent Dynamic Activism) are named in honor of AWFJ founder Jennifer Merin’s mother, Eda Reiss Merin, a stage, film and television actress whose career spanned more than 60 years.
Ok, I don’t know why they couldn’t just be the AWFJ Awards, but whatever.
First, what I hate about these awards: Um, they are awards and who cares.
What I LOVE about these awards: They have cocktails named after some of the nominees, with the receipes right there on their website! Ooh, that is exactly my speed, AWFJ! Check them out here. I think I will be trying the Sumdog[sic]-tini.
Some awards commentary after the jump. If you care. Which you don’t.
They have all the regular awards, then a Women’s Focus Awards category, then a Special Mention Awards category. Since I am lazy, I will only comment on the Special Mention Awards.
AWFJ Hall Of Shame Award
Yeah, this did look really stupid. Does Hall of Shame mean it’s offensive?
Actress Most in Need Of A New Agent
Oh? Do agents teach you how to act?
Movie You Wanted To Love But Just Couldn‘t (Tie)
I agree about Mamma Mia! and I didn’t see The Women.
Best Of The Fests
Unforgettable Moment Award (Tie)
Dark Knight: Joker’s first scene
Slumdog Millionaire: Young Jamal jumps into the poop
I guess so. I really didn’t need to think about that poop scene again though. Especially after lunch.
Best Depiction Of Nudity or Sexuality (Tie)
I didn’t see Elegy, but yes on The Reader
Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Oh god yes.
Sequel That Shouldn’t Have Been Made Award (Tie)
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Oh god yes.
The Remake That Shouldn’t Have Been Made Award:
Cultural Crossover Award
Bravest Performance Award
Mickey Rourke – The Wrester
Well, aside from the typo (Um, can I please help you with your website, guys? Aren’t you WRITERS???) I guess it was a pretty “brave” performance.
Best Leap from Actress to Director Award
Helen Hunt – Then She Found Me
Oh thank god, keep her behind the camera.
Most Egregious Age Difference Between Leading Man and Love Interest
The Wackness – Ben Kingsley and Mary-Kate Olsen
Um, yes. Thank you. That is pretty fucking gross.
Ok, well, that was a really scintillating post. But, hey, I’ve been blogging a lot this week! It’s exhausting!