Sunday, June 29, 2014

Seinfeld Award - Comedy Series


Named For: Seinfeld (NBC)
Awarded To: The best comedy series of the season
2009: The Office (NBC)
2010: Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO)
2011: The Office (NBC)
2012: It's Always Sunny (FX)
2013: It's Always Sunny (FXX)

Here are this year's honorees...

10th - The Mindy Project (FOX) 4 points
3rd by Lenny

9th - Hello Ladies (HBO) 4 points
5th by Jack, Cecil, Bonz; 5th by me

8th - Review (Comedy Central) 8 points
2nd by Jaydon; 4th by me

7th - Arrested Development (Netflix) 9 points
1st by Ty

6th - The Goldbergs (ABC) 9 points
3rd by Jack, T-time; 3rd by me

5th - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX) 19 points
1st by Cecil, Braids

4th - Silicon Valley (HBO) 20 points
1st by Lenny

3rd - Veep (HBO) 23 points
1st by Jaydon

2nd - Wilfred (FXX) 23 points
1st by T-time, Marsh; 2nd by me

and the Poolie goes to...

1st - It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (FXX) 39 points
1st by Jack, Lar, Mags, Rizzo, Bonz; 1st by me

This is It's Always Sunny's third win in a row, which now puts the FXX series ahead of The Office for most victories in this category in Poolies history.

Lily Finnerty Award - Worst in Comedy


Named For: Lily Finnerty (Grounded For Life)
Awarded To: The character you most love to hate in a comedy series
2009: Toby Flenderson (The Office)
2010: Susie Greene (Curb Your Enthusiasm)
2011: Gabe Lewis (The Office)
2012: Andy Bernard (The Office)
2013: Manny Delgado (Modern Family)

Here are this year's honorees...

10th. Sydney Roberts (The Crazy Ones) 0 points

9th. Laurie Keller (Cougar Town) 2 points
4th by me

8th. Travis Cobb (Cougar Town) 4 points
3rd by Jack

7th. Beverly Lincoln (Episodes) 8 points
1st by Jaydon, Bonz

6th. Wade Bailey (Hello Ladies) 11 points
2nd by T-time, Bonz

5th. Rodney Ruxin (The League) 11 points
1st by Rizzo

4th. Anne (Wilfred) 15 points
1st by Cecil, Lenny; 2nd by me

3rd. Donna Meagle (Parks and Rec) 18 points
1st by Mags; 3rd by me

2nd. Craig (Parks and Rec) 26 points
1st by Braids; 5th by me

and the Poolie goes to...

1st. Luke Dunphy (Modern Family) 27 points
1st by T-time, Jack, Ty; 1st by me

This is Luke Dunphy's first Poolie victory in this category.  He has won previously for the Louis and Twitty Award in partnership with Phil Dunphy back in 2012. This is the second straight win in the category for a character from Modern Family.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Arthur Spooner Award - Supporting in Comedy


Named For: Arthur Spooner (King of Queens)
Awarded To: The best supporting character in a comedy series
2009: Kevin Malone (The Office)
2010: Leon Black (Curb Your Enthusiasm)
2011: Troy Barnes (Community)
2012: Troy Barnes (Community)
2013: Frank Reynolds (It's Always Sunny)

Here are this year's honorees...

10th. Zach Cropper (The Crazy Ones) 1 point
5th by Jack

9th. Bert Harrison (Trophy Wife) 5 points
1st by me

8th. Gene Belcher (Bob's Burgers) 6 points
3rd by Jack; 3rd by me

7th. Ray Holt (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) 10 points
2nd by Rizzo, Braids

6th. Barry Goldberg (The Goldbergs) 11 points
1st by Jack; 2nd by me

5th. Guy Young (Eastbound & Down) 12 points
2nd by Jack; 4th by me

4th. GOB Bluth (Arrested Development) 17 points
2nd by T-time

3rd. Erlich Bachman (Silicon Valley) 21 points
1st by Jaydon, Lenny; 5th by me

2nd. Winston Bishop (New Girl) 22 points
1st by Ty, Cecil, Braids

and the Poolie goes to...

1st. Frank Reynolds (It's Always Sunny) 29 points
1st by T-time, Lar, Mags, Rizzo, Bonz

This is Frank Reynolds' second straight win at the Poolies.  With two wins, he has tied Troy Barnes for the most victories in this category.

"The Dealership" Award - Comedy Episode


Named For: "The Dealership" (Seinfeld, 911)
Awarded To: The best comedy episode of the season
2010: "The Table Read" (Curb Your Enthusiasm, 709)
2011: "Threat Level Midnight" (The Office, 716)
2012: "Palestinian Chicken" (Curb Your Enthusiasm, 803)
2013: "The Cereal Defense" (It's Always Sunny, 810)

Here are this year's honorees...

10th. "Spectacular" (The Crazy Ones, 102) 1 point
5th by me

9th. "Mini Murray" (The Goldbergs, 103) 2 points
4th by Jack

8th. "French Me You Idiot" (The Mindy Project, 215) 9 points
1st by Braids

7th. "Perspective" (Wilfred, 308) 10 points
1st by Marsh

6th. "Pancakes; Divorce; Pancakes" (Review, 103) 11 points
2nd by Jack, Jaydon; 3rd by me

5th. "App Development and Condiments" (Community, 508) 12 points
1st by Lenny

4th. "Stagnation" (Wilfred, 311) 13 points
2nd by Marsh; 2nd by me

3rd. "A New Attitude" (Arrested Development, 411) 15 points
1st by T-time, Ty

2nd. "The Gang Tries to Win an Award" (It's Always Sunny, 903) 24 points
1st by Jack, Rizzo; 4th by me

and the Poolie goes to...

1st. "The Gang Breaks Dee" (It's Always Sunny, 901) 25 points
1st by Jaydon, Cecil, Bonz; 1st by me

This is the second straight episode from It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia to win "The Dealership" Award.  That ties Sunny with Curb Your Enthusiasm for most wins in the category.

Battle of the Network Stars Award - Reality Series


Named For: The Battle of the Network Stars (ABC)
Awarded To: The best reality competition series of the season
2009: American Idol (FOX)
2010: Survivor (CBS)
2011: Survivor (CBS)
2012: Survivor (CBS)
2013: Big Brother (CBS)

Here are this year's honorees...

10th - America's Best Cook (Food Network) 0 points

9th - Food Network Star (Food Network) 0 points

8th - The Great Food Truck Race (Food Network) 2 points
5th by T-time; 5th by me

7th - The Sing Off (NBC) 5 points
3rd by T-time

6th - Top Chef (Bravo) 5 points
2nd by Marsh

5th - The Voice (NBC) 6 points
1st by Ty

4th - American Idol (FOX) 11 points
2nd by Jack, Ty; 2nd by me

3rd - Big Brother (CBS) 12 points
3rd by T-time, Jack, Jaydon; 3rd by me

2nd - The Challenge (MTV) 15 points
1st by Jaydon, Rizzo, Bonz; 4th by me

and the Poolie goes to...

Survivor (CBS) 23 points
1st by T-time, Jack, Marsh; 1st by me

This is Survivor's fourth win in the category, which ties the reality competition series for the most Poolies ever by anyone in any category.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Kellie Pickler Award - Female in Reality


Named For: Kellie Pickler (American Idol)
Awarded To: The best female contestant in a reality competition series
2009: Sugar Kiper (Survivor)
2010: Parvati Shallow (Survivor)
2011: Haley Reinhart (American Idol)
2012: Jessica Sanchez (American Idol)
2013: Beatrice Miller (The X Factor)

Here are this year's honorees...

8th. Damaris Phillips (Food Network Star) 0 points

7th. Jena Irene (American Idol) 2 points
2nd by Ty

6th. Sierra Deaton (The X Factor) 5 points
3rd by Jack; 5th by me

5th. GinaMarie Zimmerman (Big Brother) 9 points
1st by T-time

4th. Morgan McLeod (Survivor) 10 points
2nd by Jack; 4th by me

3rd. Elissa Slater (Big Brother) 10 points
3rd by T-time; 3rd by me

2nd. Cara Maria Sorbello (The Challenge) 13 points
1st by Jaydon, Ty, Bonz; 2nd by me

and the Poolie goes to...

1st. Aaryn Gries (Big Brother) 18 points
1st by Jack; 1st by me

This is the first victory for a Big Brother contestant in this category. Survivor and American Idol each have won twice for the Kellie Pickler Award.

Kara DioGuardi Award - Worst Reality Personality


Named For: Kara DioGuardi (American Idol)
Awarded To: The reality competition personality that you most love to hate
2011: Nick Cannon (America's Got Talent)
2012: Christina Aguilera (The Voice)
2013: Khloe Kardashian (The X Factor)

Here are this year's honorees...

5th. Blake Shelton (The Voice) 1 point
3rd by Jack

4th. Jennifer Lopez (American Idol) 2 points
2nd by Ty

3rd. Shawn Stockman (The Sing Off) 3 points
2nd by Jack; 3rd by me

2nd. Mario Lopez (The X Factor) 5 points
1st by Ty; 2nd by me

and the Poolie goes to...

1st. Adam Levine (The Voice) 7 points
1st by Jack; 1st by me

This is Adam Levine's first win at the Poolies. He did, however, place fourth for the Ed McMahon Award back in 2011.  This is the second win in this category for a judge on The Voice.

Terry Fator Award - Male in Reality


Named For: Terry Fator (America's Got Talent)
Awarded To: The best male contestant in a reality competition series
2009: Dan Gheesling (Big Brother)
2010: Russell Hantz (Survivor)
2011: Rob Mariano (Survivor)
2012: Coach Wade (Survivor)
2013: John Cochran (Survivor)

Here are this year's honorees...

10th. McCrae Olson (Big Brother) 3 points
4th by Jaydon

9th. Hayden Moss (Survivor) 3 points
4th by Jack; 5th by me

8th. Philly's Finest Sambonis (Food Truck Race) 3 points
5th by T-time; 4th by me

7th. Bryan Voltaggio (Top Chef) 4 points
2nd by Marsh

6th. Spencer Clawson (Big Brother) 5 points
2nd by T-time

5th. Woo Huang (Survivor) 7 points
3rd by T-time, Jack

4th. Alex Preston (American Idol) 9 points
2nd by Jack, Ty; 3rd by me

3rd. C.T. Tramburello (The Challenge) 13 points
1st by Ty, Rizzo, Bonz, Marsh

2nd. Tyson Apostol (Survivor) 15 points
1st by Jaydon; 2nd by me

and the Poolie goes to...

1st. Tony Vlachos (Survivor) 21 points
1st by T-time, Jack; 1st by me

This is fifth straight year that a contestant from Survivor has won the Terry Fator Award.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Ed McMahon Award - Best Reality Personality


Named For: Ed McMahon (Star Search)
Awarded To: The best reality competition personality of the season
2011: Ryan Seacrest (American Idol)
2012: Jeff Probst (Survivor)
2013: Jake Montrose (Joe Schmo Show)

Here are this year's honorees...

5th. Nick Lachey (The Sing Off) 1 point
2nd by T-time

4th. Carson Daly (The Voice) 3 points
1st by Ty

3rd. Keith Urban (American Idol) 3 points
3rd by Jack, Ty; 3rd by me

2nd. Ryan Seacrest (American Idol) 9 points
1st by Jack; 1st by me

and the Poolie goes to...

1st. Jeff Probst (Survivor) 10 points
1st by T-time, Cecil, Rizzo, Marsh; 2nd by me

This is Jeff Probst's second win at the Poolies, giving him now two out of the four honors for the Ed McMahon Award.

James Zinkand Award - Worst in Reality


Named For: James Zinkand (Big Brother)
Awarded To: The reality competition contestant that you most love to hate
2009: Margie and Luke (Amazing Race)
2010: Aaron Kelly (American Idol)
2011: Jacob Lusk (American Idol)
2012: Joshua Ledet (American Idol)
2013: Dawn Meehan (Survivor)

Here are this year's honorees...

10th. Rodney Henry (Food Network Star) 0 points

9th. Kat Edorsson (Survivor) 2 points
4th by Marsh

8th. Malaya Watson (American Idol) 2 points
2nd by Ty

7th. Spencer Bledsoe (Survivor) 4 points
3rd by T-time

6th. Laura Boneham (Survivor) 7 points
2nd by Marsh

5th. Kass McQuillen (Survivor) 9 points
2nd by Jaydon; 4th by me

4th. Caleb Johnson (American Idol) 9 points
1st by Ty; 3rd by me

3rd. Helen Kim (Big Brother) 10 points
1st by Marsh; 2nd by me

2nd. Andy Herren (Big Brother) 16 points
1st by Jack; 1st by me

and the Poolie goes to...

1st. Amanda Zuckerman (Big Brother) 17 points
1st by T-time, Jaydon; 5th by me

This is shockingly the first win for a Big Brother contestant for the James Zinkand Award.

Flintstones Award - Animated Series


Named For: The Flintstones (ABC) 1960-66
Award To: The best animated series of the year
2009: Family Guy (FOX)
2010: Family Guy (FOX)
2011: South Park (Comedy)
2012: South Park (Comedy)
2013: Archer (FX)

Here are this year's honorees...

5th. Rick and Morty (Cartoon Network) 3 points
1st by Jaydon

4th. Archer (FX) 5 points
1st by Cecil, Marsh

3rd. Family Guy (FOX) 6 points
1st by Braids; 3rd by me

2nd. Bob's Burgers (FOX) 6 points
1st by T-time, Jack; 1st by me

and the Poolie goes to...

1st. South Park (Comedy Central) 9 points
1st by Ty; 2nd by me

This is South Park's third win for the Flintstones Award. Last year Archer broke up its run of wins when the show finished third in the category.