The Beerbohm Awards are Oscars for movie trailers. In the 2 or so minutes it takes to watch a trailer, a major decision is made. The decision whether or not to see a film and to, really, support the work of the film making team. This puts much weight on the trailer.
In the 7 months that Beerbohmtastic has been reviewing movie trailers, I have made observations that I'm sure many others have as well. Some trailers are just too long. Some give away so much that there is almost no point in seeing the film - there's a Beerbohm Award for that. Some are so misleading that, good or bad, they don't do the film justice - there's a Beerbohm Award for that, too. Still, some trailers are really good and some are just plain bad - two more Beerbohm Award categories.
I'd like thank those who sent in nominations, and thanks also to those who send in comments and suggestions. And thank you to all who read the blog. I very much appreciate you taking the time to pop in for a quick review and, hopefully, some amusement.
The winners are selected by a panel (the wife) and viewer comments and suggestions. The only criteria is that I had to have viewed and/or reviewed the trailer. For 2013, I'm looking for corporate sponsors or a good animator to produce an actual awards show, whether live action or animated. If you're interested, let's talk.
So, without further doo doo (thanks Cap'n'Dave), here are the winners of the 2012 (Inaugural) Beerbohm Awards for Movie Trailers: