The 2006 Skinnies Awards

Honoring epidermal excellence in entertainment ...
2005 proved to be the year of the hybrid. No, we're not talking about cars that zip along with a mix of gas and electric power. The year's hybrid trend involved a much greater issue than global warming: Celebrity couple names. For example, the alleged pairing movie co-stars Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie was labelled "Brangelina." The red carpet canoodling of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes bequeathed the two-headed media sensation, "TomKat." Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner begat "Bennifer." We can only be grateful that the Heath Ledger and Michelle Williams relationship didn't lead to tabloid cries of "He-shelle."
What does this have to do with this website? Obviously, this name-combining tendency was inspired by our very own corner of the net. Our humble innovation was to match "skin" to "cinema" and produce the slightly edgy yet succinct, "skinema." So we accept the molding of media mate names as the sincerest form of flattery, will take the high road, and not involve the judicial system. Donations to the skinema legal defense fund, however, are always welcome. And without further ado, on to this years recognition of celebrity skin conditions, the 2006 Skinnies Awards!

Dermatology duo:
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie

Most Striking Scar:
Joaquin Phoenix
in "Walk The Line"

Worst timing:
Katie Holmes' cold sore

Technologic breakthrough:
Computer blemish eraser, Harry Potter

Best argument for antibiotics: Syphilis in "The Libertine"

Reese Witherspoon, "Walk the Line"

Philip Seymour Hoffman as "Capote"

Skin-festation of the year:
Maggots in "King Kong" and "Corpse Bride"

Congratulations to all the winners! Here's wishing you (and them) a year's worth of healthy skin!

Is it possible that we missed a notable skin condition? Don't let us get away with it! Send a "D-Mail" with your "Skinnies" nomination today. Os-Scar thanks you...

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