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Film critic names best and worst of the year

n Best cinematography: "Brokeback Mountain"

•Best costume and set design: "Memoirs of a Geisha"

•Best sound: "King Kong"

•Best visual effects: "King Kong"

•Best ensemble cast: "Sin City"

•Best family film that wasn't animated: "March of the Penguins"

•Best performance by a non-human: the cast of "March of the Penguins"

•Best use of old pop songs: "The 40 Year-Old Virgin"

•Best soundtrack from a bad movie: "Elizabethtown"

•Best vocal performance by an actor or actress: Reese Witherspoon in "Walk the Line"

•Most negative portrayal of the South (tie): "The Dukes of Hazzard," "Diary of a Mad Black Woman," "Hustle & Flow"

•Most accurate portrayal of the South: "Junebug"

•Biggest flop: "Bewitched"

•Best comeback (female): Shirley MacLaine in "In Her Shoes," "Bewitched" and "Rumor Has It..."

•Best comeback (male): Mickey Rourke in "Sin City"

•Best comeback (director): Woody Allen for "Match Point"

•Should never have come back: Jane Fonda in "Monster-in-Law"

•See, I told you I can act award: Heath Ledger in "Brokeback Mountain"

•Or maybe you were right all along: Heath Ledger in "Casanova"

•MVP (female): Rachel McAdams in "Red Eye," "The Family Stone" and "Wedding Crashers"

•MVP (male): Jake Gyllenhaal in "Jarhead," "Proof" and "Brokeback Mountain"

•LVP (Least Valuable Player) Male: Orlando Bloom in "Kingdom of Heaven" and "Elizabethtown"

•Sellout: Steve Martin and Eugene Levy in "Cheaper by the Dozen 2"

•Best performance by someone not old enough to drive a car: the children in "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory"

•Best move from feature film to TV: Jason Lee in "My Name is Earl"

•Best move from TV to feature film: Felicity Huffman in "Transamerica"

•Worst fall from grace: Cameron Crowe for "Elizabethtown"

•Best clean date movie: "Hitch"

•Best risque date move: "The 40 Year-Old Virgin"

•Best movie no one saw: "Duma"

•Most overrated film: "Hustle & Flow"

•Best guilty pleasure: "Sin City"

•Most bizarre: "Kung Fu Hustle"

•Best out-of-left-field auteur: George Clooney for starring in and producing "Syriana" and writing, directing, producing and starring in "Good Night, and Good Luck."

•Most original concept (that was murdered by its own execution): "Rumor Has It..."

•Worst animated movie: "Chicken Little"

•Biggest gamble/best payoff: "March of the Penguins"

•Most garish: "The Producers"

•Sexiest action hero: Charlize Theron in "Aeon Flux"

•Best villain: Julian McMahon in "The Fantastic Four"

•Least convincing villain: Hayden Christensen as Darth Vader

•Worst continuing undelivered-upon hype (three years running): Colin Farrell

•Biggest flash in the pan: Orlando Bloom

•Worst performance by a legend: Robert De Niro in "Meet the Fockers"

•Best career move: Scarlett Johansson in "Match Point"

•Worst career move: Ewan McGregor in "The Island"

•The first one was bad enough: "Cheaper by the Dozen 2," "Deuce Bigelow: European Gigolo"

•Worst new trend: Australian horror flicks

•Most unnecessary remakes: "Pride & Prejudice," "Oliver Twist"

•Most insulting remake: "Guess Who"

•Best remake: "King Kong"

•Best prequel: "Batman Begins"

•Please don't make a sequel to: "Wedding Crashers"

- Michael Clark, movie critic