First Annual ROCP Awards Nominations

Posted: December 25, 2011 in award season, movie reviews, movies

Hey everyone! Merry Christmas! Welcome to the First Annual Rants Of A Crazy Person (ROCP) Awards *insert applause here*. Basically, I take all the movies I’ve seen this year (list to follow) and pick my favorites of all the performances, quality of movies, etc. Some awards are practical (Best Actor, etc), and some awards are spoilery (Most Tearjerking scene).

Check out the nominees below, and come back New Years Eve for my picks for the winners!

Movies I’ve seen this year, in alphabetical order (because I have no life…sorry, I guess I should call it – I’m on vacation):  50/50, Abduction, Adjustment Bureau, Arthur, Attack the Block, Bad Teacher, Battle: LA, The Beaver, Beastly, The Beginners, Bridesmaids, Captain America, Cowboys and Aliens, Contagion, Crazy Stupid Love, The Debt, The Descendants, Dolphin Tale, Drive, Fast Five, Friends With Benefits, The Green Hornet, The Green Lantern, Hall Pass, Hangover 2, Hanna, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, The Help, I Am Number Four, I Don’t Know How She Does It, Insidious, In Time, J. Edgar, Just Go With It, Like Crazy, Limitless, Melancholia, Monte Carlo, Midnight In Paris, Mission Impossible 4, The Muppets, No Strings Attached, One Day, Prom, Real Steel, Red Riding Hood, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, The Roommate, Scream 4, Something Borrowed, Source Code, Sucker Punch, Super 8, Thor, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Transformers Dark of The Moon, Tree of Life, Unknown, Waiting For Forever, Water For Elephants, We Bought A Zoo, We Need to Talk About Kevin, What’s Your Number?, Win Win, X-Men: First Class


And the NOMINEES are:


Best Movie of The Year

  • Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows
  • The Descendants
  • The Help
  • Captain America
  • J. Edgar

Worst Movie of The Year

  • Abduction
  • Red Riding Hood
  • Hangover 2
  • Hall Pass
  • Transformers: Dark Of The Moon

Best Actor

  • Leonardo Dicaprio, J. Edgar
  • Armie Hammer, J. Edgar
  • Brad Pitt, Tree of Life
  • Ewan McGregor, The Beginners
  • Joseph Gordon Levitt, 50/50
  • Alan Rickman, Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 2

Best Actress

  • Viola Davis, The Help
  • Tilda Swinton, We Need To Talk About Kevin
  • Jessica Chastain, The Help
  • Bryce Dallas Howard, The Help
  • Naomi Watts, J. Edgar

Worst Actor

  • Justin Timberlake, In Time
  • Justin Timberlake, Bad Teacher
  • Taylor Lautner, Abduction
  • Shia Leboef, Transformers
  • Patrick Dempsey, Transformers

Worst Actress

  • Blake Lively, The Green Lantern
  • Amanda Seyfried, Red Riding Hood
  • Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Transformers: Dark Of The Moon
  • Cameron Diaz, Bad Teacher

Best Romantic Comedy Of The Year

  • Bridesmaids
  • What’s Your Number?
  • Crazy Stupid Love
  • Like Crazy
  •  Midnight In Paris

Best Action Movie Of The Year

  • Mission Impossible 4
  • Fast Five
  • The Debt
  •  Rise of The Planet Of The Apes
  •  Hanna

Best Movie About Super Heroes

  • Thor
  • Captain America
  • X-Men: First Class

Best Cheesy, Campy, Goodness Film

  • Attack The Block
  • The Muppets
  • Super 8
  • Scream 4
  •  Monte Carlo
  • We Bought A Zoo

Most Depressing Movie

  • One Day
  • We Need To Talk About Kevin
  • Melancholia
  • Like Crazy

Best Tearjearker

  • 50/50
  • One Day
  • Water For Elephants
  • The Beginners
  • We Need To Talk About Kevin
  • We Bought A Zoo

The Movie That Had All The Makings To Be Great, But Wasn’t.

  • Cowboys And Aliens
  • Melancholia
  • In Time
  • I Am Number Four
  • Abduction

The Worst Movie This Year I’ve Never Seen (Refuse To See)

  • Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn
  • Jack and Jill
  • Big Momma’s House: Like Father Like Son
  • Justin Bieber: Never Say Never

Performance That Made Me a Fan (when I was otherwise neutral)

  • Sam Worthington, The Debt
  • Ryan Gosling, Drive
  • Tom Cruise, Mission Impossible 4
  • Jessica Chastain, The Help
  • Chris Evans, What’s Your Number?



**warning do not read if you don’t want to know what happens in a certain movie!!**


Most Disturbing Image, I’ll Never Get Out Of My Head

  • How Kevin murdered his fellow school mates, We Need To Talk About Kevin
  • That head exploding in the bathroom, Drive
  • How Teddy lost his finger, Hangover 2
  • Bradley Cooper drinking his own blood, Limitless
  • Mel Gibson chopping of his hand, The Beaver
  • Emma Roberts throwing herself onto a glass table, Scream 4

The Moment That Ruined An Otherwise Good Movie

  • Anne Hathway’s character dying in, One Day
  • Owen Wilson’s babbling, Midnight In Paris
  • The stupid ending of Patrick Wilson becoming possessed, Insidious
  • Justin Timberlake, Friends with Benefits
  • The alien encounter, Super 8

The Moment That Saved An Otherwise Bad Movie

  • Kato posing as Green Hornet pretending to shoot Britt to explain his bullet wound, The Green Hornet
  • Claire using the wire to figure out the planet is hurling towards Earth, Melancholia.
  • Teresa Palmer’s Performance, I Am Number Four
  • Winter, that damn dolphin, A Dolphin’s Tale

Most Tearful Moment

  • Adam (Joseph Gordon Levitt) panicking and asking for his mommy as he’s about to go under, 50/50
  • The look on Charlie’s (Hugh Jackman) face as he boxes using Atom, Real Steel
  • Anne Hathaway’s death, One Day
  • Realizing I just spent $17 to watch a crappy movie in IMAX, I Am Number Four
  • Tolson (Armie Hammer) crying over J. Edgar, J. Edgar
  • Aiblieen (Viola Davis) saying goodbye to the little girl she cared for after being fired, The Help.

Best Movie Moment

  • The first 5 minutes of Drive where Driver (Ryan Gosling) drove a get-a-way car were AMAZING.
  • Harry, Ron, and Hermonie joining their friends and family back at Hogwarts, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
  • Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) climbing up, then back down, the tallest building in the world, in IMAX. Mission Impossible 4
  • Minnie talking about/describing how she “made” the chocolate cream pie, The Help
  • Kermit and The Muppets walking through the doors being welcomed by the huge crowd, The Muppets
  • A bad guy throwing a helpless kid into the water to distract the now buff Steve Rodgers. And the kid telling Steve he could swim, Captain America.

Well there they are! Those are my nominees! Am I missing anything? Who would you vote based on my choices? Am I wrong about anything. You can change my mind if you put up a good argument, but I’m pretty much set in my ways! Come back New Years Eve to check out the winners! And thanks for joining me in the first annual ROCP Awards! Let’s hope this is the first of many!




  1. […] Thanks for sticking with me this year! Stay tuned for classic posts like my Top 10 Best and Worst Movies of the year and the 2nd Annual ROCP award nominations. You can check out the first year here! […]

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