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2015 IMP Awards - Not So Serious Awards

Best Spoof Posters Award (Part One) goes to The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water for spoofing Fifty Shades of Grey, Jurassic World, and Terminator: Genisys.

Best Gratuitous Animal Award goes to The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel for the chicken clearly trying to steal the spotlight from Richard Gere.

Most Gratuitous Cleavage Award goes to Sanaa Lathan in The Perfect Guy.

Sweetest Smile Award goes to Levi Miller for his Pan character poster. Runners up: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, and Anthony Mackie in The Night Before.

Dumbest Expression Award goes to Jake Gyllenhaal for Accidental Love. Runner up: Ryan Malgarini in The Young Kieslowski.

Best Way to Hide a Two Star Review in Plain Sight Award goes to Legend for formatting the review from The Guardian to make it look like it was yet another four star review for the film.

Wildest Mood Swing Award goes to Omar Sy from Burnt for his dramatic change in expressions between two international posters for the film.

Most Hilarious Photo Credit Award goes to Michael Muller for his photography credit for the teeny tiny shot of Paul Rudd on the Ant-Man teaser.

Most Intense Stare Award goes to Scott Adkins in Close Range.

Most Gratuitous Butt Shot Award goes to Alicia Vikander in Ex Machina. Runners up: Rebecca Ferguson, Sofia Boutella, and Ultron.

Best Butt Shot Award has to go to Minions.

Best Double Meaning Award goes to the TV poster for Supermansion featuring the "Now streaming" line above an image of a superhero at a urinal.

Best Spoof Posters Award (Part Two) goes to Shaun the Sheep for spoofing Ant-Man, Minions, Spectre, Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation, The Fantastic Four, and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay.

Best Comedy Poster That Somehow Got Overlooked in the Nomination Process goes to Pixels. Sometimes mistakes happen. Sorry about that!

Best Confession Award goes to Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension for saying "For the first time you will see the activity".

Best Dressed Character Poster goes to Hugh Jackman in Pan.

The Choose a Smaller Font Award goes to The Nymphets for having to hyphenate their eight letter title word.

Impossible Tagline Awards go to Little Boy, Meru, and The Walk for not quite understanding the definition of the word IMPOSSIBLE.

The Change is Good Award goes to The Longest Ride for showing us that one can create a poster for a Nicholas Sparks adaptation without showing a couple on the verge of kissing. Alas, the international version returns to the usual format.

I Eat Your Popsicle Award goes to Learning to Drive. In the first poster Patricia Clarkson is clearly trying to keep her precious popsicle away from the ravenous Ben Kingsley. But by the second poster he has managed to steal the popsicle from her and is showing off his prize. That is the plot of the movie, right?

Best Title Change goes to Infinitely Polar Bear for taking its admittedly unusual English title and turning it into Daddy Cool for the French release.

Most Boring Poster Award goes to the initial artwork for Burnt (when its title was still Adam Jones). Just a meaningless shot of Bradley Cooper that tells us absolutely nothing about the film - unless you can garner from his outfit that he might be a chef. Subsequent posters used the same basic pose but at least tossed in some kitchen elements to give us a hint about the plot.

Worst Puns Awards go to the various character posters for Hotel Transylvania 2 for using such hash tags as #WrapStar, #HowlYeah, and #DracInBlack.

Best Use of Braille Award goes to the one sheet for Helen Keller vs. Nightwolves. We checked it and it does indeed spell out the title properly, though we're guessing the dots weren't raised up on the poster.

Best Crossover Marketing Award goes to Ant-Man for adding character props from The Avengers to remind everyone that this was another Marvel product.

and finally...

Most Annoying Expression Award goes to Johnny Depp in Mortdecai.

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


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