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2014 IMP Awards - Not So Serious Awards

Best Photobomb Award goes to the dog in About Alex.

Most Blatant Sexual Innuendo in a Tagline Award goes to Adult World for its tagline of "When life gets hard, rise to the occasion".

Best Naughty Words Masquerading as Character Posters Award goes to Bad Words for its innocent posters containing a cat, donkey, and rooster.

Best URL Award goes to Dumb and Dumber To for their link to Runner-up goes to Bad Words for the now defunct website

Most Blatant Cleavage Award goes to A Most Violent Year for trying to market the film based on more than just Jessica Chastain's acting talent

Utterly Oblivious Award goes to the lovers of Pompeii for picking a bad moment to enjoy a passionate embrace.

Prozac Award goes to Hugh Grant and Marisa Tomei for being two of the happiest people on posters this year. Runner-up goes to A Long Way Down for 3/4 of its characters, which is kind of odd since they are all supposed to be suicidal.

Send in the Clones Award goes to Enemy and The Signal for believing there's safety in numbers.

Putting Things in Perspective Award goes to Strangely in Love for their poster that, at first glance, seems to involve two characters of dramatically different heights.

Best / Worst Pun of the Year goes to A Million Ways to Die in the West for Sarah Silverman's Westward Ho character poster.

Worst Tagline goes to Moo Moo and the Three Witches for the incomprehensible tagline of "Let the magic meow you". Runner-up goes to Atlas Shrugged: Part III for "Her enemy... or her forever".

Poster Most Likely to Confuse Those Hanging it Up Award goes to the festival poster for Big Significant Things. Runner-up: Coherence.

Best Subliminal Halo Awards go to two of the character posters for St. Vincent.

Best Election Tie-In goes to the Italian character posters for X-Men: Days of Future Past that played off the European elections going on at the time.

But I Want a Poster Too Award goes to Sin City: A Dame to Kill For for featuring posters for the film's two directors.

Most Unfortunate Release Date goes to the Australian version of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles poster. Although it used the same artwork as the American version, the September 11th release date (coupled with the image of the turtles leaping from an exploding building) upset a lot of people.

The Sheer Nuisance Award goes to Eva Green's character poster for Sin City: A Dame to Kill For for being considered too racy by the MPAA.

Best Seasonal Posters Award goes to Mr. Peabody & Sherman for their Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year designs. Runner-up goes to Big Hero 6.

Most Unfortunate Beak Placement goes to The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 for making Katniss appear to have a deformed Elvish ear.

Dumbest Expression Award goes to Nicolas Cage for Left Behind.

Most Annoying Expression Award goes to Diane Keaton for And So It Goes.

The Only Way Out Awards go to As Above, So Below, As the Palaces Burn, and The Gambler for telling us that the only way out is "down", "through the fire", and "all in".

Best Before and After Posters Award goes to Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.

Best Poster Spoof Award goes to Dumb and Dumber To for its spoof of Lucy Runner-up goes to A Haunted House 2.

Globetrotting Award goes to The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water for its various posters set around the world.

Most Disarming UK Quad goes to The Calling. The UK quad and one sheet designs invoke completely different feelings, thanks to Susan Sarandon's gun being hidden beneath the credits on the quad design.

and finally...

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

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


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