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Opinion

And the Blackberry goes to…

In honour of the screen that bankers spend more time watching than any other, Euromoney has created the Blackberries. Here are this year's nominations.

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February is awards season for the movie industry. Writer strikes permitting, Hollywood turns up the glamour and the glitz for the annual Academy Awards presentation.

Alternative awards ceremonies have also sprung up. While the Oscars recognize the best in film, the Razzies give prizes to the worst films and performers of the year.

The past year has been like one great thriller, horror story and comedy rolled into one for the global banking industry. So Euromoney decided to put finance and film together and, in honour of the screen that bankers spend more time watching than any other, has created the Blackberries.

Our nominations are as follows:

Best film:

The Departed
Starring:
Chuck Prince, Stan O’Neal, Jimmy Cayne, Peter Wuffli and a cast of tens of thousands

Apocalypse Now
Starring:
The global banking industry

Least likely line: "I love the smell of sub-prime in the morning"

A Bridge Too Far
Starring: 
Jimmy Cayne and Warren Spector

National Lampoon’s European Vacation
Starring:
Bank of America

Billions flew out of the Cuckoo’s nest
Starring:
Peter Wuffli, Huw Jenkins and John Costas

Dumb and Dumber
Starring:
Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s


Best Actor/Actress:

Lloyd Blankfein

Starring in: The Sixth Sense
Balding middle-aged American can see things others cannot

Jimmy Cayne
Starring in:
Smokey and the Bandit (allegedly)

Sallie Krawcheck

Starring in: Bride of Chucky

Todd Thomson

Starring in: The Aviator

Zoe Cruz

Starring in: The Goodbye Girl

We’d welcome the market’s views on any potential nominees we have missed. Either post your comments online or email us at chorwood@euromoney.com. We’ll publish the best of the rest next month.


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