Entertainment Weekly‘s Best of 2006 issue is out. Here is the smattering of genre-related tidbits it contains:
- Amongst the Greatest Performances: James Callis (Gaius Baltar) of Battlestar Galactica and Jonny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest.
- Breakouts (Brightest stars) of 2006 include Michael Emerson (Ben Linus) of Lost and Masi Oka (Hiro Nakumura) of Heroes.
- Lisa Schwarzbaum’s Best Movies of 2006 includes Pan’s Labyrinth.
- Readers voted Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest as their second favorite movie of 2006 (behind The Departed).
- In a reader-voted face-off, X-Men earned 59% of the votes and Superman had 49% of the votes.
- The DVD of The Greatest American Hero received the Dorkiest Packaging award.
- Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest was voted by readers as the DVD with the best extras (35% of votes). Superman: Ultimate Collector’s Edition was second (23%).
- The Chroncles of Narnia was voted by readers as best kids’ DVD release (35% of the votes).
- In a reader-voted face-off, Lost, Season 2 earned 47% of the votes and 24, Season 5 had 53% of the votes.
- King Kong (Deluxe Extended Edition) was listed as the worst DVD release (way too long already, no need for extra footage).
- Battlestar Galactica was #3 on the list of top TV series of the year. Heroes made #10.
- Heroes was voted by readers as the best new show of the year with 45% of the votes.
- Lost was voted by readers as the #2 returning show in the biggest creative slump.
- In a reader-voted face-off, Lost gained 49% of the votes and Heroes had 51% of the votes.
- Scott Smith’s horror novel The Ruins was listed as the #1 fiction book of the year.
- James Tiptree, Jr.: The Double Life of Alice B. Sheldon by Julie Phillips was the 5th best non-fiction book.
- Readers voted The Ruins as the 3rd best novel of 2006.