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Readers' Picks

Here are the results of our year-end poll, where you weighed in on movies, television, music, and more

MOVIES

What was the best movie of the year?
The Bourne Ultimatum 28%
No Country for Old Men 21%
Knocked Up 20%
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix 16%
American Gangster 15%

What was the best musical of the year?*
Hairspray 48%
Across the Universe 18%
Once 17%
Walk Hard 17%
*Sweeney Todd was not in theaters when polls were open

What was the best animated movie of the year?
Ratatouille 47%
The Simpsons Movie 31%
Shrek the Third 11%
Bee Movie 7%
Surf's Up 4%

What was the most disappointing movie of the year?
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End 42%
Fred Claus 26%
The Heartbreak Kid 15%
Rendition 11%
The Brave One 6%

What was the funniest movie of the year?
Knocked Up 38%
Superbad 36%
The Simpsons Movie 12%
Juno 9%
Evan Almighty 5%

Face-Off!
Spider-Man 3 56%
VS
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End 44%

TV

What was the best drama of the year?
Lost 37%
House 27%
Friday Night Lights 17%
CSI 10%
Desperate Housewives 9%

Face-Off!
Dancing With the Stars 64%
VS
So You Think You Can Dance 36%

What's your favorite game show?
Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? 26%
The Price Is Right 20%
Deal or No Deal 29%
The Singing Bee 14%
1 vs. 100 11%

What was the year's best reality show?
The Amazing Race 25%
Dancing With the Stars 21%
American Idol 20%
Top Chef 20%
Survivor 8%
Big Brother 6%

Which show hit the worst creative slump?
Grey's Anatomy 30%
24 27%
Heroes 26%
American Idol 14%
The Office 3%

What was the worst new show of the season?
Cavemen 52%
Viva Laughlin 20%
Kid Nation 18%
Big Shots 7%
Cane 3%

What was the year's best comedy?
The Office 39%
30 Rock 22%
Ugly Betty 19%
Family Guy 11%
Two and a Half Men 9%

What's your favorite way to watch TV?
On a DVR 44%
Live 43%
Online 9%
Wait until the DVD comes out 4%

What was the season's best new show?
Pushing Daisies 46%
Dirty Sexy Money 19%
Samantha Who? 18%
The Big Bang Theory 11%
Back to You 6%

MUSIC

What was the best album of the year?
Graduation, Kanye West 41%
As I Am, Alicia Keys 18%
In Rainbows, Radiohead 18%
Magic, Bruce Springsteen 13%
Minutes to Midnight, Linkin Park 10%

What was the best single of the year?
''Umbrella,'' Rihanna 48%
''Hey There Delilah,'' Plain White T's 22%
''Makes Me Wonder,'' Maroon 5 19%
''Buy U a Drank (Shawty Snappin'),'' T-Pain 6%
''Beautiful Girls,'' Sean Kingston 5%

Who was the year's best guest artist?
Akon 30%
T-Pain 23%
Ne-Yo 20%
Keri Hilson 16%
Lil Wayne 11%

Who was the best new artist of 2007?
Amy Winehouse 41%
Lily Allen 25%
Colbie Caillat 12%
Sean Kingston 11%
Taylor Swift 11%

Face-Off!
High School Musical 2 59%
VS
Hannah Montana 41%

STYLE

Which character had the most covet-worthy wardrobe this year?
Wilhelmina on Ugly Betty 23%
Serena van der Woodsen on Gossip Girl 22%
Lorelai and Rory on Gilmore Girls 21%
Dr. Addison Montgomery on Private Practice 19%
Gabrielle Solis on Desperate Housewives 15%

Which movie best captured this year's style trends?
Becoming Jane's Empire-waist gowns 28%
Hairspray's structured dresses 27%
American Gangster's long, lean '70s look 27%
300's Grecian silhouettes and gladiator sandals 18%

Who was the best-dressed couple of the year?
Angelina and Brad 39%
Heidi and Seal 27%
Jada and Will 25%
Claire (Danes) and Hugh (Dancy) 5%
Portia and Ellen 4%

Red-carpet icon of the year
Reese Witherspoon 64%
Angelina Jolie 36%

DVD

What was the best DVD of the year?
Transformers 27%
The Departed 26%
Pan's Labyrinth 18%
300 16%
Hairspray 13%

Which TV boxed sets did you spring for?
Seinfeld: The Complete Series 38%
My So-Called Life: The Complete Series 22%
Gilmore Girls: The Complete Series 19%
Twin Peaks: The Definitive Gold Box Edition 16%
The Brady Bunch: The Complete Series 5%

Which was most deserving of a DVD rerelease?
Blade Runner 38%
The Graduate 21%
Close Encounters of the Third Kind 18%
Taxi Driver 14%
RoboCop 9%

Which director's DVD collection were you most excited about?
Stanley Kubrick: Warner Home Video Directors Series 68%
Viva Pedro: The Almodóvar Collection 19%
Ingmar Bergman: Four Masterworks 13%

STAGE

Which female star would you most like to see do a Broadway show?
Kate Winslet 42%
Amy Adams 40%
Nicole Kidman 9%
Angelina Jolie 6%
Katie Holmes 3%

Which male star would you most like to see do a Broadway show?
George Clooney 34%
Matt Damon 32%
Shia LaBeouf 19%
Russell Crowe 14%
Tom Cruise 1%

What was the best Broadway show of the year?
Young Frankenstein 29%
Legally Blonde 26%
The Coast of Utopia 25%
Xanadu 12%
Journey's End 8%

BOOKS

Percentage of readers who didn't suspect Dumbledore was gay
80%

What was the year's best non-Harry Potter novel?
A Thousand Splendid Suns, Khaled Hosseini 36%
Eclipse, Stephenie Meyer 19%
The Yiddish Policemen's Union, Michael Chabon 17%
The Almost Moon, Alice Sebold 16%
On Chesil Beach, Ian McEwan 12%

Originally posted Dec 21, 2007 Published in issue #971-972 Dec 28, 2007 Order article reprints
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