Earmuff Awards: Technical Categories

Saturday, February 26, 2011
By Kevin Crossman

Russell Brand at the Today Show

Russell Brand at the Today Show

These are the winners of the 6th Annual Frat Pack Earmuff Awards in the so-called Technical Categories.  The complete list of winners are available at EarmuffAwards.com.

Get Him to the Greek’s tale of sex, drugs, and rock’n'roll was rewarded in Earmuff Awards in several categories, including Best Musical Moment for the hilarious but ultimately uplifting scene with Infant Sorry playing “The Clap” on The Today Show. The film’s made-up drug The Jeffrey was the Best Use of Drugs/Alcohol winner, and the semi-disturbing “Threeway” sex scene was also a winner.

In terms of individual performances, Ben Stiller’s string of memorable Oscar appearances was rewarded with the Best Non-Movie Appearance, and Zach Galifianakis’ Between Two Ferns web series scored a win for the hot actor and his Dinner for Schmucks costar, Steve Carell, in the Best Multimedia Feature.  But, Carell’s 40 Year-Old Virgin costar Shelly Malil took the “Dubious Distinction” award to new heights lows by being convicted of attempted murder.

A new Earmuff Award category was Best Trend, which was awarded to a series of independent comedies that were released, including Tenure, Cyrus, Greenberg, and Middle Men.

What do you think of the winners?

Best Musical Moment

  • “Freebird” – Will Ferrell and friends on The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien
  • Today Show / “The Clap” – Get Him to the Greek
  • Greek Theatre Concert – Get Him to the Greek
  • “Don’t You Want Me” – Cyrus
  • “Black Sheep”  – Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

Best Non-Movie Appearance (non-musical, non-multimedia)

  • Conan O’Brien Exit Interview – Steve Carell
  • Best Make-Up Award (Avatar) at Academy Awards – Ben Stiller
  • Jason Bateman and Dustin Hoffman Kiss at NBA Finals
  • “The Decision” – Steve Carell and Paul Rudd at the ESPYs
  • Will Ferrell and Jimmy Fallon’s Mannequin Arms – Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

Best Multimedia Feature (trailer, web, or DVD)

  • Presidential Reunion – Will Ferrell, Fred Armisen, Maya Rudolph, Darrell Hammond, Dana Carvey, Dan Akroyd, Jim Carrey, Chevy Chase
  • Steve Carell on Between Two Ferns with Zack Galifianakis
  • Kenny Powers Gets Signed by K-Swiss – Danny McBride
  • Archival Footage from 1992 with Paul Rudd as Bat Mitzvah DJ
  • Get Him to the Greek DVD including Infant Sorrow video “I am Jesus”

Best Visual Effects

  • Pop culture montage – Get Him to the Greek
  • Mice Displays – Dinner for Schmucks
  • Danson and Highsmith go for it – The Other Guys
  • Videogame fighting effects – Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
  • Editing Bernie Focker into the Film – Little Fockers

Mugatu Award for Best Costume Design

  • Mark Wahlberg’s “shirt” – Date Night
  • Claire’s stripper outfit – Date Night
  • Adlous Snow’s white suit – Get Him to the Greek
  • Kieran’s Goat Costume – Dinner for Schmucks
  • Allen’s Pimp Clothing – The Other Guys

Ron Burgundy Award for Best Hair

  • Kirk’s Pubes – She’s Out of My League
  • 80’s Flashback Hairstyles – Hot Tub Time Machine
  • Paul Rudd (1992) – Bat Mitzvah DJ
  • Barry’s Idiot Hair – Dinner for Schmucks
  • Ramona’s Green/Blue/Purple Hair – Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

Best Use of Drugs/Alcohol

  • Drunk night in hot tub – Hot Tub Time Machine
  • Jeffrey – Get Him to the Greek
  • Aaron hides the heroin – Get Him to the Greek
  • Red Bull and Vodka – Cyrus
  • Party Montage – The Other Guys

Best Sex Scene

  • Dry Hump on the Couch – She’s Out of My League
  • Cunnilingus interruptus – Greenberg
  • Threeway – Get Him to the Greek
  • “I have jock itch, okay”  – Cyrus
  • Andi’s seduction of Greg – Little Fockers

The Andy Dick Award for Dubious Achievement

  • Will Ferrell Curse Causes Conan O’Brien Cancellation
  • Andy Dick arrested for kissing man in bar
  • Owen Wilson Pees on Golf Course
  • ’40 Year Old Virgin’ Actor Shelly Malil Given Life In Prison for Attempted Murder
  • Dustin Hoffman’s will he / won’t he Fockers appearance battle

Best Trend

  • Superheroes / Super Villains – Kick Ass, Despicable Me, MegaMind, Green Hornet, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
  • Indie Comedy – Greenberg, Cyrus, Tenure, Middle Men
  • Owen Wilson working with the Pack – Little Fockers, How Do You Know, The Big Year
  • Sidekicks Move to Starring Roles – He’s Just Not that Into You, Get Him to the Greek, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, The Switch
  • Little Drummer Boy Duets – Jack Black/Jason Segel and Will Ferrell/John C. Reilly

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