Hello there and welcome to January!
This is the time of year that the Shattered Lens usually takes one final look back at the best and worst of the previous year’s offerings in cinema, television, literature, and music! Last year, I kicked things off by taking a look at the best that the SyFy network had to offer.
Unfortunately, SyFy didn’t produce as many original films in 2014 as they did in 2013.
However, my beloved Lifetime network remained a consistent showcase for some of the best and worst melodrama that one could hope for.
With that in mind, here are my nominees for the best films and performances that were featured on either the SyFy or the Lifetime network last year! As always, winners are listed in bold.
Battle of the Damned
Starving in Suburbia
Kate Beckinsale in The Trials of Cate McCall
Maria Bello in Big Driver
Annie Heise in The Good Mistress
Tara Reid in Sharknado 2
*Christina Ricci in Lizzie Borden Took An Axe*
Kierna Shipka in Flowers in the Attic
Best Supporting Actress
Kendra Anderson in The Good Mistress
*Ellen Burstyn in Flowers in the Attic*
Clea DuVall in Lizzie Borden Took An Axe
Heather Graham in Petals on the Wind
Tina Ivlev in Death Clique
Izabella Miko in Starving in Suburbia
Trevor Donavon in Bermuda Tentacles
Mason Dye in Flowers in the Attic
Michael Keaton in Blindsided
Dolph Lundgren in Battle of the Damned
Patrick Muldoon in Finders Keepers
*Ian Ziering in Sharknado 2*
Best Supporting Actor
James Cromwell in The Trials of Cate McCall
David Field in Battle of the Damned
*Griff Furst in Status Unknown*
Judd Hirsch in Sharknado 2
Mark McGrath in Sharknado 2
John Savage in Bermuda Tentacles
Doug Campbell for Death Clique
Deborah Chow for Flowers in the Attic
Anthony C. Ferrante for Sharknado 2
*Nick Gomez for Lizzie Borden Got An Axe*
Christopher Hutton for Battle of the Damned
Tara Miele for Starving in Suburbia
Kayla Alpert for Flowers in the Attic
Tim Hill and Jeff Morris for Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever
Stephen Kay for Lizzie Borden Took An Axe
Thunder Levin for Sharknado 2
*Tara Miele for Starving in Suburbia*
Griff Furst and Marcy Holland for Status Unknown
Tomorrow, I’ll continue my look back at 2014 by revealing my picks for the 16 worst films of 2014!
Previous Entries in Our Look Back At 2014: