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Film Prophet's 3rd Annual Best & Worst Movie Awards:
2006 Edition

The 2006 movie year was reasonably lackluster. There weren't many high-quality films or even performances that will most likely be deemed as landmarks. Some 2006 movies had to be ignored too:
Let's Go to Prison, Zoom, Poseidon, The Shaggy Dog, Crank, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning, Hostel, The Marine, Failure to Launch, Accepted, Date Movie, Nacho Libre, Stay Alive, Little Man, American Dreamz, Saw III, Material Girls, Just My Luck, Invisible, School for Scoundrels, The Break-Up, Annapolis, Employee of the Month,
The Last Kiss, The Lake House, Man of the Year, The Pink Panther, Apocalypto, Eragon, Phat Girlz,  Miami Vice,
Gridiron Gang, Unaccompanied Minors, and many more.
In every year, there are usually more bad ones than bright ones, but this year was unbelievably immense with a large ratio of bad ones. The overall decent movies to watch and write a review to were deficient. The year had difficulty to deliver anything above average to remember and collect back on. It’s sad to look back on 2006 and barely be able to amass ten or so movies that are notable.

To begin, here are the 10 most disappointing movies released in 2006:

1. The Black Dahlia
2. The Fountain
3. X-Men: The Last Stand
4. Marie Antoinette
5. World Trade Center
6. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
7. Scoop
8. The Good Shepherd
9. Casino Royale
10. Superman Returns

The Awards:

Most original film:
Pan's Labyrinth

Most Surprising Film:
Mentionable - Little Miss Sunshine

Most Overrated Film of the Year:
Inside Man
Mentionables - The Queen, Borat, Children of Men

Most Underrated Film of the Year:

Most disregarded film:
Flags of Our Fathers

Best movies to laugh to:
Mentionables - Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, Little Miss Sunshine, Borat, Snakes on a Plane

Best Looking Theatrical Trailers:
Blood Diamond, The Da Vinci Code

Best Looking Television Trailer:
Mission: Impossible III

Best Poster:
Pan's Labyrinth

Best Sequel:
Mission: Impossible III

Best Box Office Hit:
None - really poor selection in a bad season, no winner this year

Worst Movie Character:
Officer Bucky Bleichert in The Black Dahlia

Best Movie Character:
Huo Yuanjia in Fearless

Worst acting:
Most everyone in The Black Dahlia

Underappreciated performances:
Christian Bale for The Prestige, Jet Li for Fearless, Maggie Gyllenhaal for Stranger Than Fiction, Matt Damon for The Departed, Steve Carell for Little Miss Sunshine, Adam Beach for Flags of Our Fathers, Ed Norton for The Painted Veil

Overappreciated performance:
Helen Mirren for The Queen

Best Villains:
Philip Seymour Hoffman as Owen Davian in Mission: Impossible III
Sergi López as Capitán Vidal in Pan's Labyrinth
Jack Nicholson as Frank Costello in The Departed

Favorite performances:
Actors: Will Smith for The Pursuit of Happyness, Mark Wahlberg for The Departed, Jack Nicholson for The Departed, Forest Whitaker for The Last King of Scotland, Jet Li for Fearless, Eddie Murphy for Dreamgirls
Actresses: Amy Adams for Talladega Nights, Naomi Watts for The Painted Veil, Kate Winslet for Little Children, Jennifer Connelly for Blood Diamond, Maggie Gyllenhaal for Stranger Than Fiction

Best Year:
Leonardo DiCaprio in The Departed & Blood Diamond

Best Direction:
Martin Scorsese for The Departed

Best Scene:
Jennifer Hudson as Effie in Dreamgirls fuming furor and heartache spot on sung directly to the greatly unaffected Curtis Taylor Jr., played by Jamie Foxx, during the energetic production number ‘And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going’ in the middle of the movie for a late jump-start.

The Departed