‘Cedar Rapids’ and Will Ferrell Lead 2011 Earmuff Award Nominees

Saturday, March 3, 2012
By Kevin Crossman
Ed Helms and John C. Reilly

Ed Helms and John C. Reilly

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.

Will Ferrell for Old Milwaukee Beer

Will Ferrell for Old Milwaukee Beer

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.

Most Nominations

  • Cedar Rapids - 10
  • Bridesmaids - 9
  • Horrible Bosses - 9
  • Bad Teacher - 8
  • Crazy, Stupid Love - 7
  • Paul - 7

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6 Responses to “‘Cedar Rapids’ and Will Ferrell Lead 2011 Earmuff Award Nominees”

  1. Jon

    proudly voted.

  2. Alex

    Bridesmaids really should have been one of the nominations for Best Picture

  3. Kevin Crossman

    I feel no guilt leaving it off the list for Best Picture.

  4. Mario_B

    I agree, Alex. I can’t believe Bridesmaids isn’t in the Best Picture category. The only one I haven’t seen is Bad Teacher, but I’m willing to bet money I’ll think Bridesmaids is more deserving, and I think it is easily better than Horrible Bosses, and better than Cedar Rapids. Horrible Bosses was horribly uneven (some very high highs, but a lot of low lows, too) and I thought Cedar Rapids started strong and sort of petered out. Bridesmaids, Crazy, Stupid, Love, Midnight in Paris, Everything Must Go, and 50/50 are probably my top five in eligible films. And I would probably rate Paul and Your Highness as high as, if not higher than, Rapids and Bosses.

  5. Kevin Crossman

    Um, Mario…. if you loved Bridesmaids so much why didn’t you vote for it during the editors-nominations process? Not like you didn’t have a vote, brother. Just sayin.

    As for Bad Teacher/Bridesmaids I far far more enjoyed Bad Teacher. Way way funnier to me at least.

  6. Mario

    I guess I was confused by the process. I only added my two cents to the google docs. I didn’t know if we were supposed to send you an email or a word doc with our top-three choices, but whatever it was, I never got around to it. I’m just surprised it didn’t break into the list of nominees, regardless of my vote. Meh, I’m not going to cry about it. It’s not like Bridesmaids isn’t the most celebrated comedy of the year anyway. I’m all the happier that some of my suggestions made it onto the ballot for catch-phrases, soundbites and the rest.


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