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The Votes Are In: Best Comedic Movie Actress and Actor of 2008

In my Best of 2008 polls for Comedic Actress and Comedic Actor you told me who had you in stitches this year (and a little bit about who did not). The votes are in and we have some winners! This year's best funny movie people are. . .

Best Comedic Movie Actress of 2008
Tina Fey, Baby Mama

It has been an excellent year for my comedic heroine, Tina Fey. She and Amy Poehler (who came in second place in the poll) made a very funny movie, and Fey's TV comedy 30 Rock swept the Emmys. I love this era of Fey goodness, and I cannot wait to see what she has in store for us in 2009. Yay Fey!

After Poehler came Elizabeth Banks in third place. Write-ins include Kristen Wiig and Kristen Bell, among others.

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Best Comedic Movie Actor of 2008
Robert Downey Jr., Tropic Thunder, Iron Man

Robert Downey Jr. is the clear winner of this poll. Like Fey, RDJ had quite the year, what with the success of Iron Man and his hilarious performance in Tropic Thunder.

Sidenote: I think I'd die of happiness if Fey and RDJ starred together in a comedy.

At the time of posting this, Steve Carell is in second place just barely edging out Paul Rudd.


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californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 8 years
I totally agree with these picks, even though I have always liked Amy Poehler a teensy bit more than Tina Fey. Tina Fey seems like more of the "straight man" to Amy's crazy humor. I don't understand why Kristen Bell was a write-in...she's not a typically comedic actress or at least she wasn't in Forgetting Sarah Marshall. Like I said about Tina, she's usually the "straight man." In case you guys are confused about what I'm talking about, this is from straight man n. The partner in a comedy team who feeds lines to the other comedian, who then makes witty. I think RDJ totally deserves it, he was hilarious in Tropic Thunder AND Iron Man.
spicyaroma spicyaroma 8 years
Love RDJ! 2008 was his year and he totally deserves it. Tina's amazing too.
Entertainment Entertainment 8 years
Yup, they sure are. :) Can't wait for that one.
sorano916 sorano916 8 years
I agree to with ilanac and LaurenG. RDJ has done lots of good things this year but best comedic actor? Eh. Too bad about Steve being in 2nd place, because if he was first, the top comedic actor and actress would be in a movie together very soon. (Sidenote: Tina and Steve are to play a couple for a movie being filmed next year.) :)
skigurl skigurl 8 years
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 8 years
Ilanac, I agree with you about RDJ. I love him, but don't necessarily think he was the favorite FUNNY man for the year.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
huh - i'm not surprised by tina fey but i am kind of surprised by RDJ. i love him, but i just don't think that he was my favorite for the year. oh well - they are both really funny and they are setting it up to be hard competition for next year!
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