The winners of the 2007 Key Art Awards were announced this weekend. Here are the nominees and winners in the poster categories, together with a little bit of commentary.
I’m not a big fan of the Nacho Libre poster, but otherwise a very strong category. I love the clever visual puns, and the yellow Little Miss Sunshine poster with the characters running after the bus is iconic by now.
A weak category this year. The V for Vendetta poster does stand out and I agree completely that it’s the best of the group.
Again, not a very strong category this year. The Ice Age Poster is very good tough, and pretty cute.
Sketches of Frank Gehry
Last year’s documentaries had some truly amazing posters. I love them all, but the one for An Inconvenient Truth is truly something else. As a matter of fact, the marketing for that film was uniformly superb.
A very good selection, and the Hard Candy poster is great and many people love it. But for me both the poster for Perfume and the poster for Pan’s Labyrinth were more beautiful and more memorable.
The Hills Have Eyes
Saw III gets two entries. And it probably deserves it too, since all the posters for the movie, and for the series in general, have been amazing. I also love the poster for Pulse. But the poster for The Descent is a most deserving winner. Truly memorable, and truly creepy. And the film is pretty good to boot.
Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Family Reunion
The Crank teaser is pretty good, but I think I like Borat more.