Earmuff Awards 2010

The Frat Pack Tribute Earmuff Awards - 2010

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Rock’n'roll comedy Get Him to the Greek won a leading total of eight Frat Pack Tribute Earmuff Awards, according to earmuffawards.com creator Kevin Crossman. The Forgetting Sarah Marshall sequel broke the romantic comedy mold of it’s predecessor and instead was a road-trip bromance. The film won awards for Best Actor (Jonah Hill), Best Supporting Actor (Sean Combs), Best Character (Sergio), Best Sound Bite, Best Musical Moment, Best Use of Drugs/Alcohol, and Best Sex Scene.  The 2010 Earmuff Awards were selected by longtime Frat Pack Tribute senior Editors Kevin Crossman and Rick Duran.

Steve Carell won two individual awards, including Best Multimedia Feature (Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis) and Best Voiceover (Despicable Me). Carell’s spring film Date Night won three awards, including Best Actress (Tina Fey) and Best Costume Design (Mark Wahlberg’s “shirt”). The film was also awarded Best Frat Pack Cameo for James Franco and Mila Kunis’ performance as a twisted couple. Franco also won an Earmuff for Best Dramatic Performance (127 Hours).

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World starred Frat Pack friend Michael Cera and won three awards out of 14 nominations, including Best Director (Edgar Wright), Best Scene-Play (Scott Pilgrim uses his extra life) and Best Visual Effects (videogame fighting effects). Cryus also had 14 nominations, but only one in the Best Catch-Phrase category (”Don’t Fuck my Mom”).

Other winners included Ben Stiller for a Best Non-Movie Appearance on the 2010 Oscars. Stiller’s spring film Greenberg was noticed with other indie comedies  in a new Earmuff category

for Best Trend. Originally designed as a “cheeky” category, the Dubious Achievement Earmuff was not so funny this year, as former 40 Year-Old Virgin costar Shelly Malil was convicted of attempted murder.

Films with a single Earmuff award including The Other Guys (Best Celebrity Cameo), Easy A (Best Performance by a Frat Pack Friend), and How Do You Know (Best Supporting Actress)

Awards Scorecard

8 - Get Him to the Greek
3 - Scott Pilgrim vs. the World and Date Night
1 - The Other Guys, How Do You Know, 127 Hours, Cyrus, Hot Tub Time Machine, Easy A, Despicable Me

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 Actor

  • Jonah Hill – Get Him to the Greek
  • John C. Reilly – Cyrus
  • Steve Carell – Dinner for Schmucks
  • Will Ferrell – The Other Guys
  • Michael Cera – Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

Best Actress

  • Tina Fey – Date Night
  • Rose Bryne – Get Him to the Greek
  • Marisa Tomei – Cyrus
  • Mary Elizabeth Winstead  – Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
  • Ellen Wong – Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

Best Supporting Actor

  • David Koechner – Tenure
  • Sean Combs – Get Him to the Greek
  • Jemaine Clement – Dinner for Schmucks
  • Zach Galifianakis – Dinner for Schmucks
  • Rob Corddry – Hot Tub Time Machine

Best Supporting Actress

  • Collette Wolfe – Hot Tub Time Machine
  • Katherine Keener – Cyrus
  • Lucy Punch – Dinner for Schmucks
  • Kathryn Hahn – How Do You Know
  • Jessica Alba – Little Fockers

Best Performance by a Frat Pack Friend (a performer with longtime association with the Frat Pack, any project eligible)

  • David Koechner – Tenure
  • Jonah Hill – Get Him to the Greek
  • John C. Reilly – Cyrus
  • Michael Cera – Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
  • Emma Stone – Easy A

The Henry Poole Award for Best Dramatic Performance

  • Ben Stiller – Greenberg
  • Jonah Hill – Cyrus
  • James Franco – 127 Hours
  • Mila Kunis – Black Swan
  • Paul Rudd – How Do You Know

Best Character

  • Lou – Hot Tub Time Machine
  • Sergio – Get Him to the Greek
  • Cyrus – Cyrus
  • Barry – Dinner for Schmucks
  • Scott Pilgrim – 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

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

The Heat Vision Voiceover Award

  • Steve Carell – Despicable Me
  • Luke Wilson  – Middle Men
  • Ice-T – The Other Guys
  • Bill Hader – Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
  • Jonah Hill – Megamind

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

Luke Zoolander Award for Best Frat Pack Cameo (eligibility: Frat Pack members and friends)

  • Jack Black – Community
  • James Franco and Mila Kunis – Date Night
  • Adam McKay – The Other Guys
  • Ben Stiller – I’m Still Here
  • Danny McBride – Due Date

Lance Armstrong Award for Best Celebrity Cameo (eligibility: a celebrity not associated with the Pack, or those appearing as themselves)

  • Will.i.am – Date Night
  • Lars Ulrich – Get Him to the Greek
  • Kelsey Grammer  – Middle Men
  • Samuel L. Jackson and Dwayne Johnson – The Other Guys
  • Thomas Jane and Clifton Collins Jr. – 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

Complete List of Winners

  • Best Picture: Get Him to the Greek
  • Best Director: Edgar Wright – Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
  • Best Actor: Jonah Hill – Get Him to the Greek
  • Best Actress: Tina Fey – Date Night
  • Best Supporting Actor: Sean Combs – Get Him to the Greek
  • Best Supporting Actress: Kathryn Hahn – How Do You Know
  • Best Performance by a Frat Pack Friend: Emma Stone – Easy A
  • Best Dramatic Performance: James Franco – 127 Hours
  • Best Character: Sergio – Get Him to the Greek
  • Best Scene-Play: Scott Uses his Extra Life – Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
  • Best Catch Phrase: “Don’t fuck my mom” – Cyrus
  • Best Sound Bite: “… Hateful respect” – Get Him to the Greek
  • Best Musical Moment: Today Show / “The Clap” – Get Him to the Greek
  • Best Non-Movie Appearance: Best Make-Up Award (Avatar) at Academy Awards – Ben Stiller
  • Best Multimedia Feature: Steve Carell on Between Two Ferns with Zack Galifianakis
  • Best Visual Effects: Videogame fighting effects – Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
  • Voiceover Award: Steve Carell – Despicable Me
  • Best Costume Design: Mark Wahlberg’s “shirt” – Date Night
  • Best Hair: 80’s Flashback Hairstyles – Hot Tub Time Machine
  • Best Frat Pack Cameo: James Franco and Mila Kunis – Date Night
  • Best Celebrity Cameo: Samuel L. Jackson and Dwayne Johnson – The Other Guys
  • Best Use of Drugs/Alcohol: Jeffrey – Get Him to the Greek
  • Best Sex Scene: Threeway – Get Him to the Greek
  • Dubious Achievement: ’40 Year Old Virgin’ Actor Shelly Malil Given Life In Prison for Attempted Murder
  • Best Trend: Indie Comedy – Greenberg, Cyrus, Tenure, Middle Men

The Frat Pack Tribute Earmuff Awards Nominees

Nicholas Stoller’s rock-trip buddy comedy Get Him to the Greek led all films with 18 nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Supporting Actor. The sequel that centered on an out of control rock star also racked up technical nominations in categories including Best Use of Drugs/Alcohol, Best Sex Scene, and Best Musical Moment.  Greek star Jonah Hill was a Best Actor nominee, and Hill’s other live-action film Cyrus scored 14 nominations. The independent comedy also starring Frat Pack Pledge John C. Reilly was nominated for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, and Best Actress.  Hill was also nominated for his voice work in Megamind.

Edgar Wright’s Scott Pilgrim vs. the World didn’t get the high score with only 14 nominations, but the film starring Michael Cera definitely made an impact in a number of categories including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, and Best Scene-Play. Another left-field film, the university-themed Tenure was nominated for four awards including Best Director.

Steve Carell’s two comedy films received strong recognition. Date Night scored eight nominations, including Best Picture, Best Actress, and Best Scene-Play. Date Night’s Best Frat Pack Cameo nomination went to James Franco and Mila Kunis, who were also nominated for Best Dramatic Performance for their Oscar worthy films 127 Hours and Black Swan, respectively. Carell’s summer farce, Dinner for Schmucks, had nine nominations including Carell for Best Actor, two Best Supporting Actor nominations, Best Scene-Play and Best Character.

Will Ferrell is an Earmuff regular and was once again nominated for Best Actor for his tightly-wound cop in the box office champ, The Other Guys, which booked a total of 10 nominations. Other nominations for The Other Guys included Best Picture, Best Celebrity Cameo, Best Scene-Play, Best Frat Pack Cameo for director Adam McKay, and Best Sound Bite.

Highly anticipated holiday releases from Owen Wilson, Ben Stiller, Paul Rudd, and Jack Black were met with poor box office results, and those films received only token recognition from the Frat Pack Tribute’s editors. Black’s Gulliver’s Travels received no nominations, and Rudd/Wilson’s How Do You Know only scored two. Stiller and Wilson’s Little Fockers fared a bit better, totaling four nominations in total. Stiller and Rudd did receive recognition on other categories, including Best Dramatic Performance.

The 2010 Earmuff Award nominees were chosen by Frat Pack Tribute senior editors Kevin Crossman and Rick Duran. Winners were also selected and will be announced on Saturday, February 26.

Earmuff Awards logo by Jenny Spaulding


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