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Best Motion Picture – Drama



Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama

Meryl StreepThe Iron Lady


Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama

Ryan GoslingThe Ides of March


Best Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama

Felicity JonesLike Crazy


Best Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama

Andy SerkisRise of the Planet of the Apes


Best Motion Picture – Comedy

Horrible Bosses


Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy

Charlize TheronYoung Adult


Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy

Tyler LabineTucker and Dale vs. Evil


Best Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy

Melissa McCarthyBridesmaids


Best Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy

Seth RogenPaul


Best Director – Motion Picture

Michel HazanaviciusThe Artist


Best Animated Feature Film



Best Original Screenplay

Crazy, Stupid, Love.Dan Fogelman


Best Adapted Screenplay

The Rum DiaryBruce Robinson


Best Original Score

Fright Night (2011)Ramin Djawadi


Best Original Song

Man Or Muppet” by Bret McKenzieThe Muppets


Best Art Direction

The Adventures of TintinAndrew L. Jones & Jeff Wisniewski


Best Cinematography

Jackass 3DLance Bangs, Dimitry Elyashkevich & Rick Kosick


Best Costume Design

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of ShadowsJenny Beavan


Best Visual Effects

Rise of the Planet of the Apes


Best Television Series – Drama



Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama

Piper PeraboCovert Affairs


Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama

Timothy OlyphantJustified


Best Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Television Series – Drama

Margo MartindaleJustified


Best Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Television Series – Drama

Walton GogginsJustified


Best Performance by an Ensemble Cast in a Television Series – Drama

Burn Notice

Jeffrey Donovan, Gabrielle Anwar, Bruce Campbell, Coby Bell & Sharon Gless


Best Writing for a Television Series – Drama



Best Television Series – Comedy

Modern Family


Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Comedy

Christina ApplegateUp All Night


Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Comedy

Jason GannWilfred


Best Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Television Series – Comedy

Julie BowenModern Family


Best Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Television Series – Comedy

Charlie DayIt’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia


Best Performance by an Ensemble Cast in a Television Series – Comedy

Modern Family

Ed O’Neill, Sofía Vergara, Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Eric Stonestreet, Rico Rodriguez, Nolan Gould, Sarah Hyland & Ariel Winter


Best Writing for a Television Series – Comedy



Best Animated Television Series

The Looney Tunes Show


Best Movie Poster

The Ides of March


Best Movie Trailer

Green With Envy (Teaser)


Best Comic Book Series

Detective ComicsScott Snyder


Death Coach Award

Shark Night 3D

(This award is given each year to the worst movie of the year. It’s the movie that the studios should have put on the Death Coach rather than in theaters.)


King of the Leprechauns Award

Ryan Dunn (1977–2011)

We lost the “Random Hero” this year, and even though his death could have been prevented, it doesn’t make losing him any easier. Ryan has always been my favorite Jackass , and I never missed an episode of Homewrecker or G4’s Proving Ground. I know he will be dearly missed, and that he truly deserves the title of King of the Leprechauns this year!

(This award is the Banshee’s equivalent to a Man/Woman of the Year Award or a Lifetime Achievement Award)



“The Crazies”
a review by Darby O’Gill

Welcome to Ogden Marsh, population 1,260, and dropping. I’ve got to tell you, this is one hell of a movie. It hasn’t even opened nationwide yet, and I’ve already seen it twice. It’s a remake of a 1973 George A. Romero film of the same name. I haven’t seen the original, but I’m now really looking forward to checking it out very soon. George A. Romero was an executive producer on this new version as well, which is always a good sign on a remake. The one thing I would however advise you to do before seeing The Crazies, is to not watch all the trailers for the movie before seeing it. The one that I have posted at the end of this review is safe, but this is truly the type of movie that the less you know going in, the better. The second time I went to see it, I brought Shady with me, who watched the trailer right before going, and he said it totally ruined it for him. Now this was months ago, so the trailer he watch was the first trailer they released, and they have since stopped showing it for just that reason. The new trailers are a little bit more vague, but it’s still better to just go see the movie with absolutely no spoilers.

Now, this is where I would normally tell you what the movie is about… But, how can I do that, when I just told you not to watch any of the film’s trailers? Okay, here’s what I feel I can tell you… This is not a zombie movie. Most people hear George A. Romero, and instantly think zombie, which they damn well should! However, this is not about zombies. In this movie, it’s more like a virus with zombie type symptoms. Unlike zombies, the infected in this movie don’t want to feed on human flesh, or hunt in hordes. No, it’s more like a creepy, calm, empty rage, which on film is way scarier than it sounds. Trust me. The Crazies takes place in a small Iowa town just outside Cedar Rapids, where Sheriff David Dutton, played by Timothy Olyphant, tries desperately to save his wife and town from a sudden virus, and at the same time a government quarantine. That kind of sums it up quite nicely, and spoiler free to boot.

I really liked this movie. You can even tell when you’re watching it, that the filmmakers, really knew what they wanted to do with this project. At no point does it try be something it’s not. It’s just a nice clear-cut story that is brilliantly directed by Breck Eisner, and is a perfect example of what I would consider an outstanding movie. Which is shocking because Eisner, son of Michael Eisner, also directed Sahara. What I think really does work for this movie, is that it has this “little movie that could” feel to it that definitely adds to its charm, much like one of my other absolute favorite movies, Feast. If you have not seen Feast yet, shame on you! More on that some other day, but for now back to the movie at hand. The Crazies really does do a wonderful job of mixing the suspense and tension in the film, into a fantastic horror cocktail. The scenes in the funeral parlor and car wash are just so good, truly classic horror movie moments. I can almost guarantee that I will be seeing this again in the theatre real soon. It’s just simply a fun ride. So, to all of you reading this right now, do yourselves a favor; buy a ticket, and take the ride. You’d be crazy not too.


“A Perfect Getaway”
a review by Darby O’Gill

Well, it’s anything but perfect. The 2009 Summer of Shit continues. I don’t know about you, but I’m more than ready for this summer to be over with. Writer/Director David Twohy has probably written one of the worst scripts I’ve ever had to sit through. First of all, I hate when screen writers write about screen writing; it’s just so self fulfilling. It makes me want to throw things at the screen; luckily for the Universal screening room I didn’t have anything handy. It’s really sad, because he’s written coherent scripts before in the past. Nothing mind blowing, but at least they didn’t feel like they were written by a first time writer like this one.

Okay, so here’s the gist of it, three sets of couples are on vacation in Hawaii, but one of the couples is a pair of serial killers, and they, wait for it… pray on vacationing couples. Box office gold! I have no idea how this made it into theaters. This movie has straight to DVD written all over it. It’s no fault of the actors; they do the best they can. Milla Jovovich, Steve Zahn, Kiele Sanchez, and Timothy Olyphant all give solid performances, but nothing can save a shitty script. Look, I’m going to talk about the problems in this script, and I don’t want to spoil the movie for you, but if you’re a loyal reader of this site and still want to see this movie after what I’ve said so far, I might just have to ban you from the Stash.

The biggest problem I have with this script, is that David Twohy is such an untalented screen writer, that he has to lie to the audience in order to trick them. The only way he could get a, “I didn’t see it coming!” moment, which I didn’t fall for, was to have the killers, when they’re totally alone, talk about how they think the other couple are the killers. It’s a cheap trick, and one that should never be forgiven. It’s your job as a writer, Mr. Twohy, to come up with a creative way to solve that problem, and if you can’t, you really shouldn’t be writing scripts. I for one hope you never do again. Look, you have two characters talking about screen writing, and during their discussion, they bring up the topic of red harrings. Am I really not supposed to figure out your amazing script at this point? Come on! It’s like someone took a “What not to do in screen writing” script, and made a movie out of it. I think we all get the picture at this point. Let just rate it, and get on with our lives.


0.5 Little People