Bravo’s Televisionwithoutpity.com just put out an announcement regarding the latest “Tubey Awards,” a name that frankly sounds kind of dirty.
I’ve always liked the name “Television without pity,” though I still sort of pity the fools that have to promote this sort of stuff.
Still, given its parentage, I look forward to the award for “Worst performance by a cable network in sponsoring fame-seeking wannabes — then being coy about it — as they go about the process of (allegedly) crashing a White House state dinner.”
And the other categories are….
NEW YORK – July 13, 2010 – Bravo’s TelevisionWithoutPity.com, the
popular website for TV junkies, unveils this year’s edition of The Tubey
Awards, a unique opportunity for fans to choose the best, worst, most
improved and craziest characters, series, moments and more from the
2009-2010 television season. The Tubey Awards are aimed at viewers who
love TV when it’s good – but love to hate it even more when it’s bad.
Unlike traditional television awards, The Tubeys go beyond recognizing
the best shows and performers with fun, quirky categories that speak to
what discerning TV fans are really discussing. Starting today, fans can
vote for 70 categories online at TelevisionWithoutPity.com. New
categories and nominees will be unveiled weekly through August 20 and
fans will have one week to cast their votes before the next set of
categories are revealed. Winners will be announced August 25 in the week
leading up to the Emmy Awards. For a full list of categories please
Some of this year’s Tubey categories include:
– Best Pop Culture Reference
– Best Romantic Relationship
– Best Villian
– Most Overhyped Big Name Guest Appearance
– Most Unwelcome New Character
– Best Reality Show Smackdown
– Most Underrated Show
– Best Cast
– Supporting Actor Most Deserving of a Starring Role
– Best Unexpected Plot Twist
– Most Appalling Reality Show Star
– Best Sidekick