Mr. Skin's Anatomy Awards: Hey, we're all winners here...

Marisatomeiwrestlerstripper_lNot that we need an excuse to focus on nudity, but the discussion of the bare female form in this year’s crop of Oscar-contenders has made Mr. Skin’s annual Anatomy Awards seem almost relevant. The Best Oscar-Nominated Anatomy Award went to Marisa Tomei for her flesh-baring in The Wrestler, edging out Kate Winslet’s obligatory (and still very much appreciated) nudity in fellow Best Pic contender The Reader (Winslet did win the Lifetime Skinchievement Award, however) and Best Actress nominee Angelina Jolie’s "brief nudity" in Changeling. I have to agree with that decision. It isn’t just that Tomei’s nudity still feels so fresh, having only just recently being introduced to the viewing audience, but as a 43-year-old woman playing an aging stripper practically begging for lap dance customers at a seedy Jersey club, there truly was no one more nude than Tomei in any of last year’s movies.

Elsewhere, Skin gave the Best TV Show Award to True Blood, which has basically taken the romanticism of vampire lore and upped it to the point of soft-core porn (Blood’s Lizzy Caplan also won Best First-Time Nude Scene), and Anna Faris got the Anatomy for Best Butt for her role in The House Bunny, which I’ve not yet seen, though between this award and Faris’ extremely competent performance hosting SNL last year, I think I’ll have to add it to the portion of my Netflix queue dedicated to "Movies I’ll Watch After My Wife Falls Asleep."

A fuller list of Mr. Skin’s 10th Annual Anatomy Award Winners, after the jump.

What do you think of the list this year, PopWatchers? Was 2008 a particularly fine year for on-screen nudity? Who was snubbed? Anyone completely offended by the mere concept of these "awards?"

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Best Porn Star Gone Hollywood
Winner: Katie Morgan in Zack and Miri Make a Porno
Runners Up: Jenaveve Jolie in Entourage, Jenna Jameson in Zombie Strippers

Best TV Show
Winner: True Blood
Runners Up: Californication, Crash

Best Oscar-Nominated Nudity
Winner: Marisa Tomei in The Wrestler
Runners Up: Angelina Jolie in The Changeling, Kate Winslet in The Reader

Best Butt
Winner: Anna Faris in The House Bunny
Runners Up: Angelina Jolie in Wanted, Amy Smart in Mirrors

Best First-Time Nude Scene
Winner: Lizzy Caplan on True Blood
Runners Up: Eliza Dushku in The Alphabet Killer, Winona Ryder in Sex & Death 101

Breast Picture
Winner: Sex & Death 101
Runners Up: Bachelor Party 2, YPF

Most Rumptastic Reality TV Nudity
Winner: Kim Kardashian on Keeping Up with the Kardashians

Best Nip Slip
Winner: Paris Hilton in Repo! The Genetic Opera

Best Nude in Public Scene
Winner: Neve Campbell in I Really Hate My Job

Best Bath Scene
Winner: Mary-Louise Parker on Weeds

Best Nude with a Toothbrush Scene
Winner: Leah Cairns in 88 Minutes

Best Bra-and-Panties Scene
Winner: Lisa Edelstein on House M.D.

Lifetime Skinchievement Award
Winner: Kate Winslet

Comments (15 total) Add your comment
  • Arsenio Billingham

    Mr. Bruno, you are quickly becoming my favorite blogger on this website (I’m not being facetious, in case there was any doubt). Thanks for occasionally blogging about issues dudes care about.

  • Ceballos

    Damn I love me some Marisa Tomei!

  • M Weyer

    No real complaints at all but hey, no mention of Angelina Jolie’s great rear shot in “Wanted?” And good to finally see Dushku and Louise-Parker among the nominees.

  • Heleno

    At least a PRETENSE to equal opportunities would be nice. What of Hugh Jackman’s astonishingly gratuitous upper-body nudity in Australia? Did he put in all that hard work for nothing?

  • Jim

    Where is the awards for male nudity?

  • orville

    I agree–Mr. Skin should have a companion list–Mrs. Skin. Only if Harvey Keitel never gets nominated. Still a little scarred from his nude scenes.
    And Mike, you never know, your wife might like The House Bunny. My sister-in-law (quite conservative) seemed to like it and thought it was a cute chick flick.

  • Ceballos

    I don’t really understand why people complain that Mr. Skin’s awards don’t reward male nudity. His “awards” are CLEARLY geared toward straight males, so why WOULD he include male nudity.
    That being said, I’m a big fan of equal opportunity and I think it’d be a great thing for there to be a Mrs. Skin (Ms. Skin?) or anybody else to step up and honor the best of the year in male nudity. There have got to be more than a few willing females (and males!) willing to put in the hours of “research”, right?
    It just doesn’t make sense expect it out of Mr. Skin.

  • Lynny

    Marissa Tomei looked amazing in that movie, for whatever age.

  • Charles

    I certainly wasn’t offended by these awards. But hey, I’m a guy so of course I enjoy female nudity. Tasteful or otherwise (so to speak). But what I didn’t like was that the whole thing is little more than a come on and crafty ploy to get us to buy into the site’s “Pay per view” business model. Nothing wrong with that, business is business. But I’d just rather see it elsewhere for free if I’m so inclined.

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  • Dave

    So to recognize some male nudity, that would automatically make Mr. Skin here that nice little word you used? Where’d you pick that one up, the middle school playground? Seriously, if you’re an actual adult who uses that word, especially as an insult, um, that’s just sad.

  • Ron Mwangaguhunga

    Lizzie Caplan on “True Blood” is absolutely magnificent. Ceballos, of course, is absolutely right. There ought to be a “Ms. Skin.” And it ought to get attention here. I’m into the chicks, but I’m pretty sure the market — gay men and straight women — would reward such an endeavor handsomely.

  • MoroccoMole

    If we’re going to be more thorough than Mr. Skin and acknowledge male nudity, then an award should defnitely go to David Kross, Winslet’s co-star in “The Reader.”

  • True Blood

    So happy that True Blood got Best TV Show because it is the best thing on TV. It has everything that you want in a show.

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