Friday, June 3, 2011

Book Mark: 2011 Moby Awards

The second annual Moby Awards were handed out this past Thursday (June 2). What are the Moby Awards, you ask? These are the awards for the best and worst book trailers!

We'll give an award for anything these days.

Lifetime Achievement Award: Ron Charles – Acceptance Speech

Grand Jury/We’re Giving You This Award Because Otherwise You’d Win Too Many Other Awards: Super Sad True Love Story – Gary Shteyngart
Most Celebtastic Performance: James Franco - Super Sad True Love Story

Book Trailer As Stand Alone Art Object: How Did You Get This Number? – Sloane Crosley

Best Big House: Packing for Mars – Mary Roach

Worst Big House: Savages – Don Winslow

Best Small House: Tree of Codes – Jonathan Safran Foer

Tree of Codes by Jonathan Safran Foer - Public Reactions from Visual Editions on Vimeo.

Worst Small / No House: Pirates:
The Midnight Passage – James R. Hannibal

Worst Performance by an Author: Jonathan Franzen – Freedom

What Are We Doing To Our Children?: It’s A Book – Lane Smith

General Technical Excellence and Courageous Pursuit of Gloriousness: Electric Literature

Most Monkey Sex: Bonobo Handshake – Vanessa Woods

Worst Soundtrack: GhostGirl

Most Angelic Angel Falling to Earth: Torment – Lauren Kate

Most Conflicted: (we published the book but the trailer is sooo good!) T Cooper – Beaufort Diaries

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