‘Cedar Rapids’ and Will Ferrell Lead 2011 Earmuff Award Nominees
Ed Helms’ indie comedy Cedar Rapids led all nominees with ten total nominations for the Frat Pack Tribute Earmuff Awards, site creator Kevin Crossman announced. Helms was nominated in three categories, including Best Actor, and the film also picked up nominations for Best Picture, Best Director (Miguel Arteta), Best Supporting Actor (John C. Reilly), and Best Catch-Phrase (”Who wants to get wasted? Choo-Choo!”). In the Best Picture category, Cedar Rapids will face off Midnight in Paris, Bad Teacher, Horrible Bosses, and Crazy, Stupid, Love.
Woody Allen’s historical fantasy Midnight in Paris won an Oscar, and it’s nominated for four awards including Best Director, and Best Actor (Owen Wilson). Steve Carell left his TV series The Office in 2011 but his movie career is as strong as ever thanks to Crazy, Stupid, Love. The family dramedy picked up seven nominations including Best Actor, Best Actress (Julianne Moore), Best Supporting Actress (Analeigh Tipton), and Best Catch-Phrase.
The box office hits Bridesmaids, Horrible Bosses, and Bad Teacher also picked up key award nominations. Thought Bridesmaids did not score a Best Picture nomination, director Paul Feig, lead actress Kristen Wiig, and supporting actresses Melissa McCarthy and Rose Bryne were nominated. Horrible Bosses was a big hit for Jason Bateman, who scored a Supporting Actor nomination for his role in Greg Motolla’s alien comedy, Paul. Bateman will compete in that category with Seth Rogen (50/50) who also scored a Voiceover nomination for Paul. Cameron Diaz led a number of nominations for the raunchy Bad Teacher, including Best Supporting Actress (Lucy Punch), Best Sex Scene, Best Use of Drugs/Alcohol, and Best Sound Bite.
Will Ferrell didn’t have a major studio release in 2011, yet he led all performers with five total nominations. Ferrell was nominated for Best Actor for his indie dramedy Everything Must Go, but also scored nominations for his work on The Office, in the Beastie Boys video Fight for Your Right - Revisited, and for his regional Old Milwaukee Beer commercials.
The 2011 Earmuff Award nominations were selected by the editorial staff of the Frat Pack Tribute website, the leading online resource for the comedic actors who often appear in each other’s films. This year, the award winners will be based on voting from the fan community.
- Cedar Rapids - 10
- Bridesmaids - 9
- Horrible Bosses - 9
- Bad Teacher - 8
- Crazy, Stupid Love - 7
- Paul - 7
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