IMP Awards > Annual Awards > 2009 > Funniest Nominees

2009 Internet Movie Poster Awards - Funniest Nominees

The Informant
Since the poster for The 40-Year-Old Virgin came out in 2005 we have had numerous takes on the same basic concept. This one benefits a great deal from the fact that we normally don't see Matt Damon looking so goofy. But what really makes the poster funny is the "shocking" tag line that can't believe he's the informant.
It's Complicated
This poster is basically a role reversal of one of the memorable scenes from When Harry Met Sally... but the expressions on their faces make it quite hilarious.
The Men Who Stare at Goats
Remove the goat from the poster and there would be nothing special about this design. But the addition of the goat, along with a credit for "Goat" alongside all the big name actors, turns this from a mundane serious drama into something completely different.
Monsters vs. Aliens
B.O.B. is perhaps the funniest part of the film. He doesn't even need to speak, he is just funny to look at and a perfect subject for the poster. Depending on your fondness for puns, the tag line may either be the best or worst of the year.
Although this poster may not be laugh out loud hilarious, there is something quite funny about the casual expression on Carl's face as he dangles helplessly from the end of a hose.

and the winner is...

 Comments on the Nominees

Tamsin01-11-2010 10:09 [E,W]
Up. Definitely Up. The expression on Karl's face is just priceless.

FJN-MD01-11-2010 11:09 [E,W]
''Goat'' poster was very funny. That would be my choice.

Tim01-11-2010 16:32 [E,W]
They credit the ''Goat'' on The Men Who Stare at Goats poster... only one that made me laugh as much as Damon's expression on The Informant! poster. Goats would take the win - for me - though.

Ice Wolf01-11-2010 19:17 [E,W]
The Men Who Stare at Goats

movierator01-11-2010 21:45 [E,W]
the informant and it's complicated are truly funny and the expressions on meryl streep's face in it's complicated is truly funny!
and matt dammon in the informant loooking completely silly is a funny poster by it self!
i think it's complicated might win, even though i love them both!

dogsoldier01-12-2010 10:52 [E,W]

Men Who Stare At Goats, hands down.

Kees01-12-2010 14:24 [E,W]
Goat, definitely! I like the other posters better though, the ones with 'Clooney - Goat' and 'Bridges - Goat'.

chris01-13-2010 02:22 [E,W]
totally agree with the comment on It's Complicated, very Harry and Sally!

HomerSimpson01-13-2010 07:02 [E,W]
Up or Monsters vs. Aliens. I'm going with Up because of Carl's expression.

sarai01-13-2010 19:05 [E,W]
the informant! it's hilarious hahaha

Mostafa01-14-2010 19:01 [E,W]
The Men Who Stare at Goats

Rodrigo01-13-2010 20:18 [E,W]
Up! Karl and his face...nothing more to say,

HomerSimpson01-17-2010 22:45 [E,W]
Go with Up. That one's a lot funnier

alex frias01-17-2010 21:29 [E,W]
men who stare at goats!

minlshaw01-13-2010 22:23 [E,W]
I'd cast a vote for ''Goats''. It's bizarre, but only after second glance does it emerge why it's bizarre. A very clever poster!