Total Film Readers' Awards

Batman Begins, Dakota Fanning and comeback king Mickey Rourke scoop the big gongs in our second annual Readers’ Awards!

Drum roll, envelope rip, failing autocue, cough, cough... You vote, the stars gloat, as we jump on the awards season bandwagon like a cheap Jimmy Carr. No, they're not the Oscars, but, dammit, they're ours! OURS we tell you! Ahem. Bottom line is you voted in your thousands and we travelled around the globe delivering your awards to Hollywood's great and good.

 

 
BEST MOVIE

Nominees: Batman Begins, The Descent, Sideways, Sin City, Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge Of The Sith

Winner: Batman Begins 

MAN OF THE YEAR

Nominees: Christian Bale (Batman Begins, The Machinist), Johnny Depp (Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, Finding Neverland), Paul Giamatti (Sideways), Mickey Rourke (Sin City), Mr Incredible (The Incredibles)

Winner: Mickey Rourke, Sin City  

BEST MOVIE ANIMAL

Nominees: The bats (Batman Begins), the cat (Constantine), the squirrels (Charlie And The Chocolate Factory), the sharks (Open Water), the Jaguar Shark (The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou)

Winners: The Squirrels, Charlie And The Chocolate Factory

THE DAKOTA FANNING AWARD FOR BEST CHILD PERFORMANCE

Nominees: Dakota Fanning (Hide & Seek), Dakota Fanning (Man On Fire), Dakota Fanning (War Of The Worlds), Freddie Highmore (Charlie And The Chocolate Factory), Emily Browning (Lemony Snicket's A Series Of Unfortunate Events)

Winner: Dakota Fanning, War Of The Worlds 

BEST MOVIE VILLAIN

Nominees: Dr Jonathan Crane/ Scarecrow - Batman Begins (Cillian Murphy), Adolf Hitler - Downfall (Bruno Ganz), Syndrome - The Incredibles (Jason Lee), Kevin - Sin City (Elijah Wood), Supreme Chancellor Palpatine aka The Emperor - Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge Of The Sith (Ian McDiarmid)

Winner: Ian McDiarmid as the Emperor in Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge Of The Sith

Other award categories and nominees:

WOMAN OF THE YEAR
Nominees: Jessica Alba (Fantastic Four, Sin City), Katie Holmes (Batman Begins, Tom Cruise), Angelina Jolie (Alexander, Mr & Mrs Smith), Natalie Portman (Star Was: Episode III - Revenge Of The Sith, Garden State), Hilary Swank (Million Dollar Baby)
 

BREAKOUT STAR OF THE YEAR
Nominees: Zach Braff (Garden State), Chris Evans (Fantastic Four), Thomas Haden Church (Sideways), Tony Jaa (Ong-Bak), Nathalie Press & Emily Blunt (My Summer Of Love)

BEST DIRECTOR
Nominees:
Neil Marshall (The Descent), Christopher Nolan (Batman Begins), Wes Anderson (The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou), Alexander Payne (Sideways), Robert Rodriguez (Sin City)

GEM OF THE YEAR
Nominees:
Garden State, Napoleon Dynamite, Kung Fu Hustle, The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou, The Machinist

BEST MOVIE DEATH
Nominees:
Vincent - Collateral (Tom Cruise), Beth - The Descent (Alex Reid), Adolf Hitler - Downfall (Bruno Ganz), Kevin - Sin City (Elijah Wood), Michael Moore - Team America: World Police (Michael Moore)

SCARIEST SCENE
Nominees:
The Thandie Newton car crash (Crash), Crawler in the viewfinder (The Descent), Fear pheromone Batman (Batman Begins), Girl in the mask (Saw), the bloody wardrobe (Switchblade Romance)

Jaw-Dropping Action Scene
Nominees:
The train wheels car chase (The Island), the nightclub gun battle (Collateral), the bamboo forest (House Of Flying Daggers), the chase (Ong-Bak), the boat capsizing (War Of The Worlds)

Essential DVD
Nominees:
The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King, Star Wars Trilogy Box Set, Heat: Special Edition, Memento: Special Edition, The Scorsese Box Set

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