Not 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?"
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
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
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