Just a mix of all my other favourites of the year. The favourite performances and favourite films lists are yet to come :)
- Ethan Wate, Beautiful Creatures- Because he talks about Titanic and Bukowski within 5 minutes of each other.
- Samantha, Her- She was just such an incredible person and, as weird as it may sound, so full of life.
- Shaikh, The Lunchbox- So simple and friendly. Both a common and an incredibly rare kind of man.
- Anna, Frozen- Because she wakes up like a normal female human.
- Gary King, The World's End- Even though I know he's kind of sad, Simon Pegg just infuses him with so much energy.
- Wadjda, Wadjda- Total badass heroine.
- Mason, Short Term 12- Just the way he connects to these troubled kids is amazing.
- Shannon Mullins, The Heat- Not just funny. But still, my god, soooo funny!
- Rosalyn, American Hustle- Because she's basically Jennifer Lawrence, and Jennifer Lawrence is awesomesauce.
Favourite Character of 2013- Frances from Frances Ha
Yes she's confused and whiny and all that, but she's also so likeable and funny and undateable. I love her.
- The Wolf of Wall Street- This would have been on the list on the basis of having Spike Jonze and Rob Reiner as part of the cast alone.
- Blue Jasmine- While our ladies shine the most, they are supported by a number of other fantastic actors.
- Nebraska- Ugh just look at those beautiful old faces!
- Prisoners- Though everyone doesn't get equal footing in terms of script, I thought all the actors did great work in this.
Best Ensemble of 2013- This is the End
So many reasons this could have been awful, but the actors play caricatures of themselves and really elevate the movie.
- Kaijus, Pacific Rim- Who needs character development when you can have supremely cool-looking monsters?
- Ted Hendricks, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty- I love Adam Scott to death but good lord, he can play an excellent a-hole! I wanted to slap him so much.
- The Eppses, 12 Years A Slave- While most of the white characters in film can be included in this list, Mr. and Mrs. Epps were a special breed of terrifying, loathsome creatures.
- Danny McBride, This is the End- "The fucker's gots to GOOO!"
- Bathsheba, The Conjuring- In order for a horror movie to work, it needs something truly frightening and Bathsheba was just that. We never see her properly but her presence is scary enough.
- Loki, Thor: The Dark World- This is the 3rd year in a row Hiddles' Loki has made it into this list. That's because he always manages to steal the show in every scene he is in.
- Pigs, Upstream Colour- Because whaaaaaaaaaat?? My brain shut down every time they were on screen.
- Alien, Spring Breakers- No, he is not a "villain" villain but he is a bad guy, completely corrupted by his desire and greed.
- Smaug/Khan- 2013 was supposed to be Benedict Cumberbatch's year but that didn't happen because his big films didn't use him well. Still, he was a more than decent villain for his screentime in both The Hobbit: blahblah Smaug and Star Trek Into Darkness.
Biggest villain of 2013- Uncle Charlie from Stoker
Oh he is just so sinister AND attractive. Forget India, I was confused by these feelings myself. And the film really just basks in Matthew Goode's gargantuan sex appeal.
- Gypsy Danger, Pacific Rim- It's mindblowingly amazeballs and it comes with a sword!
- Jonah Hill's teeth, The Wolf of Wall Street- They're a thing of beauty, aren't they?
- The clothes, Laurence Anyways- From that showstopping gown to those raining scarves- ugh I want it all!
- Milky Way, This is the End- We all want a bite of that Milky Way, and I don't even like Milky Way.
- Nail polish, Spring Breakers- It is literally a trend maker. Love it.
- The Gos' arms, Only God Forgives- I *might* have made this list just for this entry. But seriously, look at them.
- The video game, Her- Theodore's lonely life is reflected in the video game. It is both funny and tragic.
- The shoes, Stoker- When are a pair of shoes not just a pair of shoes? Also, I adore them.
- The lunchbox, The Lunchbox- That one lunchbox is sent to the wrong person, and lives are changed!
Favourite Object of 2013- The bicycle, Wadjda
Such a simple wish for a girl to have and to have so much riding on it, literally. It is a symbol and a ray of hope.
(newest addition, especially for 2013)
- Scarlett Johansson, Don Jon- Accompanied by her gum chewing, ScarJo sounds like something out of the Jersey Shore, but she still keeps it classy.
- Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine- It just sounds so affected, so made up. I love it.
- Margot Robbie, The Wolf of Wall Street- Kinda amazed that an Aussie can get that accent so right.
- James Franco, Spring Breakers- Franco just gives it his all. It's brilliant.
Favourite Accent of 2013- Emma Watson, The Bling Ring
I have been trying to learn it ever since the first teaser came out. It's hilarious.
Favourite Quotes of 2013