May 18, 2010

Book Trailer Award Finalists - The 2010 Moby Awards

Book trailers are here, and according to GalleyCat, literally hundreds were submitted for consideration in this year's Moby AwardsMelville House has organized the first annual awards ceremony for book trailers - the Mobys - and on May 20, 2010, the winners will be announced in a very nice ceremony in New York City. 

Here are the finalists, and yes - that last award really is for the WORST book trailer of the year.

They're all available for viewing online at the Moby site:

Best Low Budget/Indie Book Trailer:

  1. A Common Pornography by Kevin Sampsell
  2. The Electric Church in One Minute by Jeff Somers
  3. Extraordinary Renditions by Andrew Ervin
  4. I am in the Air Right Now by Kathryn Regina
  5. I Lego New York by Chistoph Niemann

Best Big Budget/Big House Book Trailer:
  1. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith
  2. Blameless by Gail Carriger
  3. Going West by Maurice Gee
  4. High Before Homeroom by Maya Sloan
  5. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: The Dawn of the Dreadfuls by Steve Hockensmith
Best Performance by in Author:
  1. Gordon Lish in Collected Fictions
  2. Dennis Cass in Head Case
  3. Thomas Pynchon (voice of) in Inherent Vice
  4. Daniel Handler in The Book vs. The Kindle, Round 10: A Seriously Unfortunate Event
  5. Jeffrey Rotter in The Unknown Knowns
Best Cameo in a Book Trailer:
  1. Jon Stewart in I Am a Genius of Unspeakable Evil…
  2. Jonathan Safran Foer’s Grandmother in Eating Animals
  3. He is Legend’s Schyler Croom in High Before Homeroom
  4. Deepak Chopra in The Karma Club
  5. Zach Galifinakis in Lowboy

Least Likely Trailer to Sell the Book:
  1. Pocket Guide to Mischief by Bart King
  2. Shark Hunting in Paradise Garden by Cameron Pierce
  3. Shoplifting from American Apparel by Tao Lin
  4. Sounds of Murder by Patricia Rockwell
  5. True Confections by Katharine Weber

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