June 3, 2011

And the Moby goes to…


Well, it was a hell of a year in book trailers. And last night there was a hell of a party to celebrate them.

The winners for the 2nd Annual Moby Awards were announced before a very finely dressed crowd at powerHouse Arena.

Ron Charles recorded one of his most hilarious videos yet (reportedly his last as the “totally hip video book reviewer,” but I don’t believe it), Gary Shteyngart was on hand to accept the Grand Jury/We’re Giving You This Award Because Otherwise You’d Win Too Many Other Awards award, and Tao Lin presented the Worst Performance by an Author (sorry, JFranz).

For the full list of winners, go to the Moby Awards winner page. Or you can check them out here:

Lifetime Achievement Award: Ron Charles

Best Big House: Packing for Mars by Mary Roach

Best Small House: Tree of Codes by Jonathan Safran Foer

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

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

Worst Big House:
Savages – Don Winslow

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

Worst Performance by an Author:
Jonathan Franzen – Freedom

Most Celebtastic Performance:
James Franco - Super Sad True Love Story

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:

Most Angelic Angel Falling to Earth:
Torment – Lauren Kate