Best Sports Story
Time reminds us that combinations of star athletes that look great on paper don't always lead to chemistry on the court. But the trio of Ray Allen, Paul Pierce, and Kevin Garnett of the Boston Celtics, argues Sean Gregory, appear to have eluded that pitfall.—C.W.
Best Photo Spread
The stars of today re-create iconic Alfred Hitchcock images for Vanity Fair's Hollywood issue. Charlize Theron, Scarlett Johansson, and Gwyneth Paltrow play variations on Grace Kelly; Naomi Watts and Jodie Foster try on Tippi Hedren; and Renée Zellweger mugs as Kim Novak.—N.R.