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The “Winners” of the Moby Awards for Best & Worst Book Trailers

300 readers and writers RSVP’d for Melville House’s first annual Moby Awards in Manhattan last night. The winners walked away with a gold-painted plastic whale.

A motley crew of presenters and judges (including this GalleyCat editor) joined the festivities. Among the many highlights, author John Wray hugged himself after Zach Galifinakis won the Best Cameo in a Book Trailer award for the Lowboy video embedded above for Lowboy.

Watch the other winners below…

Best Low Budget/Indie Book Trailer: I am in the Air Right Now by Kathryn Regina

Best Big Budget/Big House Book Trailer:
Going West by Maurice Gee

Best Performance by in Author: Dennis Cass in Head Case

Least Likely Trailer to Sell the Book: Sounds of Murder by Patricia Rockwell


The awards also included a few “honorary” awards from Melville House…

Best Foreign Film Book Trailer:
Etcetera and Otherwise: a Lurid Odyssey, by Sean Stanley, illustrated by Kristi-ly Green

Bloodiest Book Trailer of the Year:
Killer by Dave Zeltserman

Most Annoying Music:
New Year’s At the Pier by April Halprin Wayland

Biggest Waste of Conglomerate Money:
Level 26 by Anthony Zuiker

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