Friday, January 28, 2011

Banner Year

Like the new banner? I'm undecided and looking for opinions. Let me know what you think.

In case you're wondering who all the faces are and why I've selected them to be featured on the banner...

Top: Tom Hardy, Ryan Gosling, Nicole Kidman, Natalie Portman, Michelle Williams, Amy Adams, Hailee Steinfeld, Jim Carrey, Jacki Weaver, Emma Stone, Bottom: Miles Teller, Marion Cotillard, Jesse Eisenberg, Mila Kunis, Colin Firth, Matt Damon, Geoffrey Rush, James Franco, Amanda Peet, Andrew Garfield
Why, it's the twenty* nominees for the Awkwards' acting awards this year! I was originally going to do an all-Oscar nominee banner, but I realized exactly how depressing it was for me to have a group without Garfield, Peet, Kunis, Teller, Stone and Damon in particular, so I decided to use this group instead! And what a diverse group it is, no? (Not in ethnicity--these actors are whiter than Wonder Bread.) Everything from a masterful comedic performance (Stone) to two of the most self-lacerating performances of the year (Kidman and Peet) to truly enigmatic performances (Hardy, Cotillard and Weaver) to performances with great heart (Garfield, Teller, Firth and Rush).

I plan on keeping this up for the rest of the year and changing at the time of the next Awkwards, provided the response to the new banner is good.

So...what do you guys think? Let me know how it looks in the comments!

*Yes, I know, there was originally a tie between Damon and Kieran Culkin for Best Supporting Actor, but I broke it afterward. Same with why Jeff Bridges and Naomi Watts no longer appear while the Blue Valentine stars do--while the one-week release disqualified the film from the original awards, the performances are too good not to include now.