Rotten Tomatoes (, the trusted online source for gauging the critical reaction to movies, has announced the 2005 recipients of the Golden Tomato Awards, the site’s annual awards given to recognize the year’s best-reviewed films.
The best reviewed picture of the year is Warner Independent Pictures and director George Clooney for their McCarthy-era drama, Good Night, And Good Luck, based on a tally of 169 reviews of the country’s top print, broadcast and online film critics, earning it a Golden Tomato for Best Limited Release Film.
“From Killer Tomatoes to Golden Tomatoes, it has been quite a ride.” said George Clooney, director (and star of 1988’s Return of the Killer Tomatoes.)
The Golden Tomato for Best Wide Release Film is awarded to DreamWorks and Aardman Studio’s lovable duo of a cheese-obsessed inventor and his faithful companion, the titular heroes of Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, based on the reviews of 149 critics across the nation.
Other big winners include Universal Pictures’ The 40-Year-Old Virgin for Best Comedy, Warner Independent Pictures’ March of the Penguins for Best Documentary and Sony Pictures Classics’ Kung-Fu Hustle for Best Foreign Film. A complete list of winners follows.
“To win a Golden Tomato Award, a movie truly has to live up to the term ‘Best,’ and not just to a single person, or to a select group of people, but to the widely-varied, stringently discerning movie critics of America who are writing and reporting every day for the fans,” said Senh Duong, Founder, Rotten Tomatoes. “I love that our leading winners this year represent such a wide-spectrum of entertainment, from the animated fun of the irresistible Wallace & Gromit to the thought-provoking investigation of history that is the brilliant Good Night, And Good Luck.”

Rotten Tomatoes’ 7th Annual Golden Tomato Awards – 2005 Winners Complete List

Best Reviewed/Best Limited Release: Good Night, And Good Luck., Warner Independent Pictures
Best Wide Release: Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, DreamWorks
Best Action/Adventure: Batman Begins, Warner Bros.
Best Animation: Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, DreamWorks
Best Comedy: The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Universal Pictures
Best Drama: Good Night, And Good Luck., Warner Independent Pictures
Best Horror: George A. Romero’s Land of the Dead, Universal Pictures
Best Kids/Family: Millions, Fox Searchlight
Best Romance: Pride and Prejudice, Focus Features
Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Warner Bros.
Best Documentary: March of the Penguins, Warner Independent Pictures
Best Foreign Film: Kung-Fu Hustle, Sony Pictures Classics
Best Thriller: A History of Violence, New Line Cinema

Posted on January 13, 2006 in News by

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