Best of 2007 – Nominations and Awards

Monday, December 17th 2007

(now updated with links to the posts announcing winners)

Pretty soon it’ll be time again for me to write about things I liked this year. Books, movies, music, and games are up for grabs. In an effort to revive my somewhat flagging rate of posting lately, I’ll break each category out into its own post once I decide on the winners. I haven’t quite made those decisions yet, but here’s the nominees:

Books:

  • World War Z, Max Brooks
  • Pattern Recognition, William Gibson
  • Halting State, Charles Stross
  • The Invention of Hugo Cabret, Brian Selznick
  • I Am America (And So Can You!), Stephen Colbert

Movies:

  • 300
  • Stardust
  • TMNT
  • Hot Fuzz
  • Ratatouille
  • Transformers
  • Stranger Than Fiction

Music:
(I didn’t listen to a lot of whole new full albums this year, so the list is a bit limited..)

  • Smashing Pumpkins – Zeitgeist
  • Foo Fighters – Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace

Video Games:
(This will probably be the most hotly contested category)

  • Super Mario Galaxy
  • Portal
  • Halo 3
  • Rock Band
  • Picross
  • Bioshock

You might notice that not everything in these lists was originally released in 2007. I like to make lists on everything I took in over the year, not just what’s new.

Can you feel the excitement building? I know I can 😛

I’ll be posting the winners gradually as December winds itself up. See anything I left off the lists?

(Update) Links to the posts identifying winners:

Books
Movies
Music
Video Games

17. December 2007 by Chad Haefele
Categories: Ramblings, Reviews, Year's Best | 3 comments

Comments (3)

  1. How about the fifth Harry Potter movie and seventh book?

    Your videogame picks are all top-notch (Portal!) but how about: Assassin’s Creed, Crackdown, and Super Paper Mario?

  2. Unfortunately I haven’t gotten around to playing Assassin’s Creed or Super Paper Mario, though both are on my To Play list. But thanks about Crackdown! For some reason I overlooked that – it was far better than I expected.

    And wow, how did I forget about Harry Potter? I’m almost impressed with myself. Consider it added 🙂

  3. Yeah I was surprised with Crackdown myself. I downloaded the demo on a penny-arcade recommendation and was hooked almost immediately.

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