Awards posters are those that contain
an indication somewhere on the body of the poster that the movie has either
been nominated for or given a prestigious industry award. In most cases,
the awards posters are one
sheet size; however, movie studios have released awards materials in
other standard sizes.
It is common practice for a movie studio
to reissue (rerelease) a film that has completed its initial showing if
it receives an American movie industry award, such as an Academy Award or
Golden Globe Award. When this happens, the studios generally issue a new
set of advertising materials, and these new materials will contain some
reference to the particular award won. In cases where the movie is still
in theatres, studios will pull all original materials off the market and
release new ones with the awards notation.
In either case, the new movie posters
will contain notations such as:
"Academy Award Winner,"
"Nominated for 8 Academy Awards," or
"Golden Globe's Best Picture Award," etc.
Since these awards are usually given
to films after they are released to the American theatres, any materials
containing an awards reference that are rereleased to the theatres are considered
to collectors to be reissues/rereleases
and not original movie paper. The poster's original artwork usually has
to be changed or reduced in order to accommodate the award proclamation.
There are cases, however, that a poster
may contain a notation of an award and be an original issue. This occurs,
for example, when an American movie is first introduced to a foreign film
festival, such as the Cannes Film Festival in France. If the movie
has not already been released to the American market and has won such an
award, the original American advertising materials may contain a slogan
or symbol indicating that it has won a foreign award. These materials are
considered to be original and command top dollar as such.
To decide if an awards
poster is an original or reissue/rerelease, consider the following:
Was the award given after the movie's
release to the theatres?
Was the movie exhibited at a foreign
film festival before it was released to theatres?
In short, if the movie received the award
before it was released to the market and before advertising materials were
issued, then the movie poster containing the awards notation is considered
to be an original. If the award is given after the movie's release to the
theatres, even though it may still have been showing in theatres, the new
movie materials are considered reissues/rereleases.
EXCEPTION: If a film receives a
"smaller' industry award (not as prestigious as other awards), the studios
may choose not to reissue new materials, but instead issue a sticker" that
can be placed over the regular movie materials.
AS A COLLECTIBLE
Awards posters are considered collectible
movie art, particularly those from classic films. If the poster is not an
original issue and movie materials were pulled from the market in order
to reissue new "award" noted materials, then the original "unmarked" posters
will have greater value to collectors since fewer remained on the market.
If the "awards" poster is the original issue, then its value will be determined
by market demand.
LIST OF INDUSTRY
INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARDS
SCREEN ACTORS GUILD
DIRECTORS GUILD OF AMERICA
WRITERS GUILD OF AMERICA
PRODUCERS GUILD OF AMERICA
AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CINEMATOGRAPHERS
AMERICAN CINEMA EDITORS
ART DIRECTORS GUILD
COSTUME DESIGNERS GUILD
MOTION PICTURE SOUND EDITORS
CINEMA AUDIO SOCIETY
USC SCRIPTER AWARD
HOLLYWOOD MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLIST GUILD
BMI FILM MUSIC AWARDS
CASTING SOCIETY OF AMERICA
HOLLYWOOD REPORTER YOUNG STAR
AUSTRALIAN FILM INSTITUTE AWARDS
BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS
CESAR AWARDS (France)
EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS
GENIE AWARDS (Canada)
GULDBAGGA AWARDS (Sweden)
DAVID DI DONATELLO AWARDS (Italy)
GOVA AWARDS (Spain)
GOLDEN HORSES (Taiwan)
IRISH FILM & TELEVISION ACADEMY AWARDS
ISRAELI FILM & TELEVISION ACADEMY AWARDS
LUMIERES DE PARIS AWARDS (France)
SWISS FILM AWARDS
NEW YORK FILM CRITICS CIRCLE
LOS ANGELES FILM CRITICS ASSOC.
NATIONAL SOCIETY OF FILM CRITICS
NATIONAL BOARD OF REVIEW
OF FILM CRITICS
TORONTO FILM CRITICS ASSOC.
BROADCAST FILM CRITICS ASSOC.
CHICAGO FILM CRITICS ASSOC.
SAN DIEGO FILM CRITICS SOCIETY
FLORIDA FILM CRITICS CIRCLE
SOUTHEASTERN FILM CRITICS ASSOC.
DALLAS-FORT WORTH FILM CRITICS ASSOC.
KANSAS CITY FILM CRITICS CIRCLE
PHOENIX CITY FILM CRITICS SOCIETY
LAS VEGAS FILM CRITICS SOCIETY
LONDON FILM CRITICS CIRCLE
FILM CRITICS CIRCLE OF AUSTRALIA
FRENCH UNION OF FILM CRITICS
EVENING STANDARD/CARLTON BRITISH FILM AWARDS
SKANDER HALIM MEMORIAL MOVIE SURVEY
ONLINE MOTION PICTURE ACADEMY
AMERICAN FILM INSTITUTE MOVIES OF THE YEAR
FILM CRITICS TOP 10 LIST
SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL
BERLIN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST FILM FESTIVAL
PARIS FILM FESTIVAL
LOS ANGELES INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL
SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
MONTREAL WORLD FILM FESTIVAL
VENICE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
DEAUVILLE FESTIVAL OF AMERICAN CINEMA
TELLURIDE FILM FESTIVAL
TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
SAN SEBASTIAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL
AFI LOS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
TOKYO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
NORDIC FILM DAYS
FT. LAUDERDALE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
LONDON FILM FESTIVAL
HAWAII INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
SHORTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
STOCKHOLM INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
THESSALONIKI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
TORINO FILM FESTIVAL