Friday, February 11, 2011

Bennie Awards: Call for Nominations


Welcome to the second annual Bennie Awards nominations. The Bennies is the only competition honoring the worst in prime time television. Think of it as the Razzies for the small screen.

There were hundreds of prime time series in 2010 -- many of them glorified high school talent shows, people getting hit in the groin for cash or product placements disguised as dramas.  The Bennies is your chance to vote on what sucked the most on TV last year.

From today through February 11, you can nominate your choices for Worst Program and Worst Actor/Actress/Reality Personality from 2010.  New this year is the Pushing Daisies Award, recognizing the show least deserving of its untimely demise.  Here's how it works:
  • Determine the Worst Reality or Scripted Show and write it in the form below.  For show ideas, I've add reports below listing (hopefully) every prime time program from 2010.
  • Determine the Worst Actor/Actress/Reality Personality and write it in the form below.  For help with actors' names, check out
  • For the Pushing Daisies Award, select your choice for the show least deserving of cancellation.  There are five finalists to choose from.
Then hit "SUBMIT." I'll take it from there. The Bennies uses American Idol-style voting, so stuffing the ballot box is ok.  On February 22, I will announce the winners of the Golden Trash Can in a gala online event.

The Bennies pay homage to the King of Bad Programming -- former NBC head Ben Silverman. It's also no small coincidence that "Bennies" is slang for Benzedrine (a drug I believe these Hollywood execs were on when they greenlit some of these shows).
[Note: All entries are anonymous. I can't know who you are or what you nominated unless you write your name after it.]


Anonymous said...

Excellent! Can't wait. Just so you know, I am also a huge Ben Silverman fan - as evidenced here...

Anne Louise Bannon said...

So many, many options. Thanks for the list, though. Generally, when I see a horrible show, I try to burn it from my memory. And as a TV critic, I see a lot of horrible shows.

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