Earmuff Awards: Top Categories

Saturday, February 26, 2011
By Kevin Crossman

These are the winners of the top categories for the 6th Annual Frat Pack Earmuff Awards.  The complete list of winners are available at EarmuffAwards.com.

Get Him to the Greek, the rock music, road-trip take on the modern bromance, featuring outstanding performances and musical moments, was named Best Picture for the 2010 Earmuff Awards. The Forgetting Sarah Marshall sequel won eight Earmuff Awards in total, this year’s highest number. This is producer Judd Apatow’s second win for Best Picture, previously winning for Knocked Up in 2007. Returning star Russell Brand delivered the Earmuff worthy sound bite, a convoluted line of love-hate dialogue.

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World received a total of 14 nominations and won three in total, including Best Director for Edgar Wright and Best Scene-Play for the film’s climactic scene where Scott Pilgrim uses and extra life.

Jonah Hill’s other film from 2010 was a winner as well. Cryus won the award for Best Catch-Phrase for the not-joking around line “Don’t Fuck My Mom.” Ironically, one of the criteria for this category is that the phrase could potentially be funny on a T-shirt, and in fact Fox Searchlight was selling “Seriously, Don’t Fuck My Mom” tshirts.

What do you think of the winners?

Jonah Hill, Producer Judd Apatow, Writer-Director Nick Stoller, Russell Brand from Get Him to the Greek

Jonah Hill, Producer Judd Apatow, Writer-Director Nick Stoller, Russell Brand from Get Him to the Greek

Best Picture

  • Date Night
  • Get Him to the Greek
  • Cyrus
  • The Other Guys
  • Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

Best Director

  • Mike Million – Tenure
  • Noah Baumbach – Greenberg
  • Nicholas Stoller – Get Him to the Greek
  • Mark and Jay Duplass – Cyrus
  • Edgar Wright – Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

Best Scene-Play (Best scene in a movie)

  • Car Chase – Date Night
  • Party / Flirting / Don’t You Want Me  – Cyrus
  • Tower of Dreamers – Dinner for Schmucks
  • Pimp Montage – The Other Guys
  • Scott Uses his Extra Life – Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

Best Catch Phrase (funny even out of context / potential t-shirt slogan)

  • “I’d rather saw off my prick with a plastic knife” – Tenure
  • “Can you please, for the love of God, put on a fucking shirt!” – Date Night
  • “When the world slips you a Jeffrey, stroke the Furry Walls” – Get Him to the Greek
  • “Don’t fuck my mom” – Cyrus
  • “Electric cars are gay” – The Dilemma trailer

Best Sound Bite (audio component is critical for humor or context – not feasible on a t-shirt)

  • “I don’t know what the fuck I’m gonna do. I’m getting really sad. You know what I’m talking about? I’m gonna go to the bathroom and be alone with my own thoughts. Who knows what’s gonna happen up there.” – Hot Tub Time Machine
  • “What you did was very spiteful, but it was also very brave and very honest and I respect you for doing that. But the content of what you said has made me hate you. So there’s a layer of respect, admittedly, for your truthfulness, but it’s peppered with hate. Hateful respect.” – Get Him to the Greek
  • “Look at your hair. It’s like a crippled tree reaching for heaven.” – Cyrus
  • “First off, a lion swimming in the ocean?….” – The Other Guys
  • “Break out the L-word. Lesbian?  The other L-word. …Lesbians?” – Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

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