The 2010 Moby Award Finalists for Best and Worst Book Trailers

The finalists have been announced for the 2010 Moby Awards for Best and Worst Book Trailers. The first annual ceremony will take place on May 20, 2010. Go here for more information.

I’m happy to see two of my favorites, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls, made the list of finalists. While looking through the nominees, I also discovered a few new trailers like High Before Homeroom and I Am a Genius of Unspeakable Evil (with Jon Stewart). Here is the full list of nominees (I’ve also embedded my favorites below):

Best Low Budget/Indie Book Trailer:
A Common Pornography by Kevin Sampsell
The Electric Church in One Minute by Jeff Somers
Extraordinary Renditions by Andrew Ervin
I am in the Air Right Now by Kathryn Regina
I Lego New York by Chistoph Niemann

Best Big Budget/Big House Book Trailer:
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith
Blameless by Gail Carriger
Going West by Maurice Gee
High Before Homeroom by Maya Sloan
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: The Dawn of the Dreadfuls by Steve Hockensmith

Best Performance by in Author:
Gordon Lish in Collected Fictions
Dennis Cass in Head Case
Thomas Pynchon (voice of) in Inherent Vice
Daniel Handler in The Book vs. The Kindle, Round 10: A Seriously Unfortunate Event
Jeffrey Rotter in The Unknown Knowns

Best Cameo in a Book Trailer:
Jon Stewart in I Am a Genius of Unspeakable Evil…
Jonathan Safran Foer’s Grandmother in Eating Animals
He is Legend’s Schyler Croom in High Before Homeroom
Deepak Chopra in The Karma Club
Zach Galifinakis in Lowboy

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

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