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2013 IMP Awards - Not So Serious Awards

Most Familiar Tagline Award goes to A Good Day to Die Hard for reusing the copy from the great 80s film At Close Range.

Most Generous Genres Award goes to The History of Future Folk for calling it the best (and probably only) "Future-folk-duo- sci-fi-action-romance-comedy movie ever made".

Best Form of Flattery Award #1 goes to Maniac for its obvious nod to Drive.

The Who Needs a Toupee Award goes to Paranoia for finding a simple way of keeping Harrison Ford's stubbly head under wraps.

Best Form of Flattery Award #2 goes to The Hangover Part III for borrowing the look and tagline of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.

Dumbest Expression goes to Noomi Rapace in Passion.

Many Laurels But No Hardy Award goes to Her for its accolade-laden poster.

Best Spoof Poster That's Not a Spoof goes to The Last Exorcism Part II for its teaser poster that created as many giggles as shivers. But at least she's not holding out two fingers to denote a sequel...

Two-Fingered Sequel Award goes to Smurfs 2 for featuring someone giving us a peace sign in almost every poster for the film.

BroTHORly Love Award goes to the fan art that accidentally got displayed in a Chinese theater, giving us an entirely different plot for Thor: The Dark World. What's really sad is that it seems more natural than the pose on the actual poster...

Most Awkward Pose Award goes to whatever Natalie Portman is supposed to be doing in the poster for Thor: The Dark World.

Best Form of Flattery Award #3 goes to Plush for mimicking a poster with a rhyming title.

Most Inappropriate Poster Placement goes to whoever decided to display a poster for Diana just outside the entrance to the tunnel where Princess Di was killed.

Most Original Font Award goes to John Dies at the End for using everything from a fortune cookie, a hot dog, a severed hand, a heart, and a skull to spell out the film's title.

Rotating License Plate Award goes to Blue Caprice for its changing plate numbers - neither of which were the actual numbers from the killers' car.

The Infinite Regression Award goes to Internship for having their avatar identical to the look they are currently giving to the computer screen.

Best Form of Flattery Award #4 goes to Geography Club for its take on the 1985 John Hughes film The Breakfast Club. See also American Teen and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2.

Best Seasonal Poster goes to Monsters University for their St. Patrick's Day design.

The Sparks Men Can't Kiss Award goes to Safe Haven for the fourth poster based on a Nicholas Sparks novel to feature the lead actors almost kissing. See also The Lucky One, Nights in Rodanthe, and The Notebook.

Ugliest Character Poster Set goes to Jack the Giant Slayer for some seriously unphotogenic giants.

The Could've Been a Horror Film Award goes to the international poster for Rush. Get rid of the racing suits and everyone would think it was a vampire flick.

Best Cardboard Cutout Award goes to Channing Tatum in G.I. Joe: Retaliation who looks absolutely wooden in this first poster and has the exact same lifeless pose in every other poster we see him in.

Most Constipated Character Poster goes to Nick Nolte in Gangster Squad.

Kissing Cousins Awards go to Iron Man 3 / Thor: The Dark World, Dead Man Down / Getaway, and Escape From Planet Earth / Free Birds for having a bit too much DNA in common.

Worst Poster Pun goes to Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 for its tagline saying "Run for your chives".

Most Baffling Tagline goes to Forgetting the Girl for "How do you forget what you can't remember?".

The Don't Bury the Lead Award goes to the Italian posters for 12 Years a Slave which created an uproar for highlighting Michael Fassbender and Brad Pitt instead of lead actor Chiwetel Ejiofor.

Best Poster for 3D Release goes to The Croods for putting their caveman characters in a slightly more modern setting.

The Too Close For Comfort Award goes to Thanks for Sharing. If Mark Ruffalo and Gwyneth Paltrow don't appear to be seeing eye to eye it's probably because they were meant to be much further apart, as seen in this other poster.

Most Annoying Expression goes to Craig Robinson for Peeples. Runners up: Adam Scott in A.C.O.D. and Annette Bening in Girl Most Likely.

Most Hypnotic Poster Awards go to Trance and the HBO series Vice.

Most Flexible Title Award goes to 21 & Over for changing its title to match the local drinking age.

Best Subliminal Posters go to the two bus shelter designs for You're Next that are only pretending to be advertising The Big Wedding and Peeples.

Best Spoof Poster goes to A Haunted House for making fun of 2010's The Last Exorcism.

Most Talked About Character Poster goes to Sofia Vergara and her machine-gun bra in Machete Kills. Runner up would be Ben Kingsley's Mandarin from Iron Man 3.

and finally...

Bear That Wasn't There Award goes to the US one sheet for Trance for its ratings block that warns of "Grizzly Images".

Thanks for checking out the awards this year. Hope you enjoyed them!


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