2012 IMP Awards - Not So Serious Awards
Most Annoying Ensemble Cast Award goes to the poster for Pitch Perfect.
Best Form of Flattery Award #1 goes to American Reunion for copying their own poster for American Pie from 13 years earlier.
Least Romantic Poster for a Romance Movie goes to The Lucky One for having a creepy Zac Efron looking more like he is about to break the girl's neck than embrace her.
Poster Least Likely to Be Seen in Toronto Award goes to Jay Baruchel's character poster for Goon which was banned from the city after complaints regarding the lewd gesture he is making.
Best Form of Flattery Award #2 goes to Dredd for looking just a wee bit similar to 2003's Daredevil.
Most Confusing Tagline Award goes to Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present for its poster that states "The hardest thing is to do something which is close to nothing."
Best Poster Comment goes to Josh M for referring to the poster for The Man Who Shook the Hand of Vicente Fernandez as "The 100-Year-Old Virgin".
Most Patriotic Movie Poster Award goes to Matthew McConaughey for highlighting the stars and stripes in the poster for Magic Mike.
Most Prolific Fonts Award goes to Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap for utilizing over 30 different fonts in their poster.
Greatest Contrast Award goes to Natural Selection for two extremely different posters for its film.
Mood Spoiler Award goes to Les Miserables for this character poster that seemed to change the film from a serious drama to an over the top comedy.
Best Review From a Dead Dictator Award goes to the French poster of The Dictator for having Kim Jong-Il saying "It's the bomb!"
Best Movie Merger Award goes to the UK poster for The Babymakers for the critic's blurb calling it "Knocked Up meets Oceans Eleven".
Most Adorable Bears Award goes to Brave. Runner up prize goes to The Lorax.
Best Form of Flattery Award #3 goes to Parental Guidance for having Billy Crystal take over Steve Martin's job of dangling children from 1989's Parenthood.
Linda Hunt Award goes to Sigourney Weaver in the poster for The Cold Light of Day for seemingly playing a man.
Utterly Oblivious Award goes to Red Tails and The Expendables 2 for having their casts completely unaware of the exploding planes over their heads.
Creditus Interruptus Award goes to Sony Pictures Classics for their posters of Hysteria, Damsels in Distress, and Darling Companion which added orgasmic women, falling damsels, and lost dogs to their credit blocks.
Lazy Crowd Control Award goes to the banner for Dark Knight Rises. Check out the full size version to see the bad cut outs and the obvious duplicates in the crowd.
Reckless Driving Award goes to Seth Rogen in The Guilt Trip for clearly not keeping his eyes on the road.
Best Form of Flattery Award #4 goes to Area 407 for "paying homage" to 2008's Diary of the Dead.
Perlman Before Swine Award goes to the pig in the 3, 2, 1... Frankie Go Boom for not being the homeliest "beast" on the poster.
Best Poster Featuring an Oscar Winning Actor Riding a Giant Bumblebee goes to Michael Caine in Journey 2: The Mysterious Island.
Worst Attempt at Looking Macho Award goes to Shia LaBeouf in his character poster for Lawless.
Most Distracting Timepiece Award goes to the international poster for End of Watch. With that title, you really don't want the main character's wrist watch to be prominently displayed on the poster.
Most Distracting Cleavage Award goes to Kerry Washington and her character poster for Django Unchained.
Best Ratings Block Award goes to the Japanese poster for Ted that features the teddy bear baring his butt right above the ratings block.
Most Depressing Character Poster Award goes to Jean-Claude Van Damme in Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning
Best 3D Re-Release Poster goes to Monsters, Inc. for highlighting the problem Mike Wazowski would have going to see his own movie in 3D.
Poster Most in Need of a Shot Of Adrenaline goes to Crazy Eyes for showcasing some seriously dopey looking stars.
Worst Tagline Pun Award goes to Seven Psychopaths for "They won't take any Shih Tzu."
Most Annoying Expression Award goes to Chris Pratt in his character poster for The Five-Year Engagement.
Funniest Character Banner goes to Brave.
Thanks for checking out the awards this year. Hope you enjoyed them!
Here we take a humorous look at some of the highlights, lowlights, or just plain oddities in the movie poster world from the past year.