The 1st Annual CONNIE Awards!

In honor of the evening where Hollywood has the chance to blatantly suck up to itself while dressed to impress, I present The First Annual CONNIE Awards here at Jewels From The Crown! Instead of Hollywood and Highland, we're located at out dot com and hope you enjoy the show! This is a chance to recognize the hard work of all those on the Los Angeles Kings roster for all that they do.

 


GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG GTG SOG PCT
2009 - Wayne Simmonds 60 14 21 35 20 98 0 0 1 0 106 13.2

The first award is for Best Supporting Actor. Last night the award went to Christoph Waltz for his unbelievably amazing performance in Inglourious Basterds. This award, the CONNIE, goes to Wayne Simmonds because this guy impresses every time he's out on the ice. He is a great go-to guy who is exciting to watch and I don't know anyone who doesn't like him. There was an undeniable level of electricity in the air when Hans Landa of the SS was on screen, so too does Simmonds on the ice. A well deserved award to Simmonds! And that midnight blue, velvet suit is very dapper.

 


GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG GTG SOG PCT
2009 - Dustin Brown 64 15 27 42 -5 28 4 0 2 0 190 7.9

The award for Best Actor went to Jeff Bridges for Crazy Heart. Jeff Bridges is one of those actors who you can depend on to always bring his best effort and performance. So the CONNIE for Best Actor goes to Captain Dustin Brown. Like Mr. Bridges, Brown is not a flash-and-dash performer but is one of those guys whose best effort is never lost on viewing eyes. Also, in terms of the word "actor," Brownie is at the top of the league for drawing the most penalties.

 


GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG GTG SOG PCT
2009 - Jack Johnson 62 6 23 29 -13 44 2 0 0 0 104 5.8

The winner of the CONNIE for Best Actress goes to Jack Johnson. Sandra Bullock. Really? A -13, Jack? Really?

 


GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG GTG SOG PCT
2009 - Drew Doughty 64 12 37 49 15 42 7 0 4 0 120 10.0

The award for Best Film went to The Hurt Locker, which was a pretty damn good movie that not many people have seen. The CONNIE for Best Film goes to Drew Doughty who, up until the Vancouver Olympics, not many people had seen. Everything worked in The Hurt Locker and everything works with Doughty. Netflix, be prepared to blow up!

 


GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG GTG SOG PCT
2009 - Michal Handzus 64 15 20 35 7 34 3 1 6 0 92 16.3

As with any awards show, there are always a few films that get lost in the mix that deserve mention. Inglourious Basterds is a brilliant film and Quentin Tarantino is a mastermind in his own right. Here at the CONNIE Awards, the Honorable Mention go to Michael Handzus, a guy who works hard everyday but doesn't get his due recognition mostly because he is lost among his peers. He's not the sexy pick by any stretch of the word but, damnit, he deserves his time in the spotlight.

That's it for the awards! Hope you had a good time seeing who won which award. Please come back next year as it will be bigger and badder with less Adam Shankman. I still don't get the lampshades.

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Side note #1: I can't decide whose dress looked better, Anna Kendrick or Pénélope Cruz. I liked both!

Side note #2: By the way, who's ever job it was to transcribe all the acceptance speeches on the Oscars website, you poor guys. But they were timely! They were up almost immediately after the awards ceremony was over, so kudos to you.

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