2017 IMP Awards - Not So Serious Awards



Trendiest Poster Awards go to Amityville: The Awakening and Table 19 for their social media inspired designs.


The Lazy Photographer Award goes to The Bachelors for having so few photos of Julie Delpy that they had to use the same photo of her twice.


The Angriest Character Poster Award goes to Harrison Ford in Blade Runner 2049.

The Bad Timing Award goes to the initial poster for Geostorm with its tagline of "Brave the Storm" coming out shortly before Hurricane Irma started wreaking havoc in the southeastern US. The studio recalled the poster and re-released it with the tagline changed to "some things were never meant to be controlled".


The Worst Non-Rhymning Tagline Award goes to Just Getting Started for "Chivalry meets rivalry". Our brain wants to make it rhyme but it just comes out sounding totally wrong.


The Best Form of Flattery Award goes to Kong: Skull Island for its great Apocalypse Now inspired design. Not sure that Marlon Brando would've approved being replaced by a giant ape, however.


Most Blatant Phallic Symbol Award goes to Baywatch.


The Anti-Aging Award goes to the Snatched poster for making Goldie Hawn look about thirty years younger.


The Best Beer Belly Award is a tie between Jon Bass in Baywatch and Faizon Love in Ripped.


The Match Made in Heaven Award goes to Matt Damon and Caroline Dhaverna who look like they're perfectly suited for each other based on their posters for Downsizing and Easy Living.


The Best Title Mustache Award goes to The Assignment. It's actually cleverly done in this case since the plot revolves around a male assassin who unwillingly undergoes a sex change operation.


The Best Smile Award goes to Dave Franco for his infectious grin on the poster for The Disaster Artist.


The Most Inappropriate Holiday Poster Award goes to A Bad Moms Christmas for Kristen Bell and Kathryn Hahn giving Santa Claus a lapdance.


The Awards for 2nd Best Spoof Posters of the Year (with The Hitman's Bodyguard being the obvious #1) go to How to Be a Latin Lover for their spoofs of Fifty Shades Darker and La La Land.


The Best Time to Bring Up Someone's Knighthood Award goes to The Emoji Movie for making it clear that SIR Patrick Stewart provides the voice of the Poop Emoji.

The Most Perplexing Tagline Award goes to Home Again for "Starting over is not for beginners." The simple act of starting over means you already did it once which means you can't be a beginner, right? Then again, it would be the first time you are doing it for the second time...

The Dumbest Archer Award goes to Matt Damon in The Great Wall for wielding the unlikely combination of a bow and an axe. In the movie his character does indeed hold both weapons at one point before flinging the axe and then using both hands for his bow. But it still looks pretty silly!


The Most Annoying Expression Award goes to Eugenio Derbez in the poster for How to Be a Latin Lover.


The Goofiest Expression Award goes to Anne Hathaway in this international poster for Colossal.


The Serious Attitude Award goes to Shirley MacLaine, Amanda Seyfried, and AnnJewel Lee Dixon in the South Korean poster for The Last Word.


The award for Most Gratuitous Male goes to Chris Pine for being artificially shoved into one of the posters for Wonder Woman.


The Rude Cutlery Awards go to Jeremiah Tower and Table 19 for their posters featuring forks apparently flipping us the bird.

The Who Is Mark and Why is He Feeling People Award goes to the French poster for Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House for changing the title to what looks like "The Secret Man Mark Felt". Maybe a colon would've been helpful.

The Award for Best Tagline When You Include the Actor's Name in It goes to The Great Wall: "1700 years to build. 5500 miles long. What were they trying to keep out? Matt Damon!". It also helps that in this poster Matt Damon looks big enough that you'd need the Great Wall to keep him out.


The "I Hope This Poster is To Scale" Award goes to the Chinese poster of The Foreigner for making at least a few people hopeful that the film actually involved a giant Pierce Brosnan chasing a tiny Jackie Chan.


The Most Repetitive Tagline Award goes to Bye Bye Man.


The Award for Best Character Resurrection goes to the first teaser for Kingsman: The Golden Circle for its clever way of announcing that Colin Firth's character, who was killed in the first film, would indeed be returning.


The Utterly Oblivious Award goes to Beyond Skyline for having our heroes being so caught up with whetever's in front of them that they're not noticing that ginormous monster headed their way.

The Harry Potter Staredown Award goes to the German poster for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales for its similarity to the poster for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2. (Much like Captain American: Civil War, Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, and, more specifically, The Hangover Part III did in past years.)

The Fight Controversy with Controversy Award goes to Mother!. After initial negative audience reactions to the film, the studio released this accolade-filled poster and created even more backlash due to it featuring Jennifer Lawrence's battered face.


The Tagline Twins Award goes to Beatriz at Dinner and Get Out for their very similar taglines. Both were invited but neither of them are welcome.


The Beetlejuice Award goes to Dina for having to say her name three times before she'll show up on the poster.


The Most Unexpected Spoof Award goes to the French poster for Bad Moms Christmas for calling it "Bad Moms League" and mimicking one of the Justice League posters.

The Shy Superhero Award goes to Superman for being absent on all but one of the Justice League posters. Despite almost everyone's certainty that he would return and the inclusion of his logo on many of the posters, the Caped Crusader was conspicuously absent.


The Worst Tagline Pun Award goes to Amanda & Jack Go Glamping for "Love the one yurt with".

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The Most Appropriate Design Agency Award goes to the posters for The Ice Cream Truck for being designed by Blood and Chocolate. (LA should've been awarded this last year for creating many of the posters for La La Land.)


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