We Want Your Nominations for The Sixth Annual Static Awards

We Want Your Nominations for The Sixth Annual Static Awards

Believe it or not we’ve been at this for five years. Not including Fringe Observers or Steven University we’ve recorded 126 episodes. And the inevitable side effect of our podcast continuing to be a thing is that we’ve reached that point in the year again where we decide to recap things in the form of an award show.

So as usual Chris and I will be choosing who we think should win these prestigious *Stifles a snigger* awards, and then debating it on the next episode of our podcast until we choose a winner.

But as usual, we like to get the thoughts of our lovely listeners, for two reasons. Number one; sometimes it can help us make the final decision if our listeners have strongly agreed or disagreed with our choices. And number two, because we’re idiots we’ll have forgotten a bunch of worthy nominees and the feedback will remind us of them.

So either way it’s valuable and we would like as many suggestions as people are willing to give.

Thoughts can be submitted via the comment thread on this page, via email (mail@nothingbutstatic.co.uk) or via twitter (@nothinbutstatic).

Suggestions for potential winners or entirely new awards are both welcome, and of course you don’t have to have suggestions for all of them. Even if you’re particularly passionate about just one award. For example, maybe you feel extremely passionate about the “worst use of green screen award”… it could happen.

To make it easier for people to put together their submissions, here are the previous awards we have given out and their winners. Not every one of these awards will be back this year as we tend to mix it up to keep things interesting and introduce new categories.


The “Wasting Potential” award for wasting a potentially good concept on poor execution.
Previous Winners: Last Resort, Mixology, Red Band Society, Fear The Walking Dead

Best Performance Award (Originally most surprising performance)
Previous Winners: Jack Whitehall, Olivia Coleman, Peter Dinklage, Sarah Lancashire, Rami Malek

“Defying the Odds/Skin of its Teeth Award” for avoiding certain cancellation
Previous Winners: Fringe, Community, Beauty and the Beast, Reign, Code Black

Best Individual Episode Award
Previous Winner: Cucumber (Episode 6), The Late Late Show (Tommy’s House)

Worst Use Of Green Screen Screen
Previous Winners: Last Resort, HIMYM, Suits, Silicon Valley

Worst Marketing
Previous Winner: Selfie, 60 Day’s In

Best Scene
Previous Winners: Broadchurch (Confrontation), Breaking Bad (Walter White’s ‘Video Confession’), Daredevil (One Take Fight), Daredevil (Punisher’s Confession)

Best Series Finale
Previous Winners: The Office, Breaking Bad, Mad Men, Horace and Pete

Worst Season Finale
Previous Winners: HIMYM, Supernatural, HIMYM, True Blood, Walking Dead

The “Split Opinion” award for dividing our hosts
Previous Winner: Galavant, Prison Break

“Steady As She Goes Award” for most consistent TV show
Previous Winners: Castle, Dexter, Person of Interest, Elementary, Modern Family

“Ups and Downs Award” for the most inconsistent TV show
Previous Winners: Doctor Who, Homeland, Sleepy Hollow, Walking Dead

“The Who Are We Kidding, This Is Clearly Two Seasons Award”
Previous Winners: Doctor Who, Breaking Bad, Mad Men, Mad Men, The Ranch

“Firefly Award” for ridiculous cancellation decision
Previous Winners: Alphas, Crazy Ones, The Mindy Project, Castle

Saddest/Most Dissapointing Cancellation
Previous Winners: Mind Games, About A Boy, Limitless

Best New Drama
Previous Winners: Homeland, Hannibal, True Detective, Fargo, Mr. Robot

Best New Comedy
Previous Winners: New Girl, Moone Boy, Silicon Valley, You’re The Worst, Master of None

Best Animated Show
Previous Winners: Rick and Morty, Bojack Horseman, Rick and Morty

Best Cast
Previous Winners: Game Of Thrones, Brooklyn Nine Nine, Empire, You, Me and The Apocalypse

Best Dramedy
Previous Winner: Transparent, Horace and Pete

Best Comedy
Previous Winners: Parks and Rec, Parks and Rec, Louie, Silicon Valley, Last Man On Earth

Best Drama
Previous Winners: Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, Breaking Bad, Orange is the New Black, The Affair


Who will win this year? Find out on the one hundredth and twenty seventh episode of Nothing But Static, that we’re hoping to released on the 7th of June on iTunes, Stitcher and this very website.

(And, as has become tradition, Chris and I have both prepared a song for the opening and closing of the event, so if you wanted an excuse to skip it… that would be it. We’ve provided one for you.)


Author Description

Dan Doolan

Dan Doolan is one half of the Nothing But Static podcast. A wanna-be screenwriter and blogger; Dan graduated from Bournemouth University with a degree in screenwriting and has since co-wrote and performed a sketch show at the Edinburgh Fringe festival, written weekly articles for The Electronic Farmyard and co-wrote and performed in the Danny Stack created web series Liquid Lunch. Now he spends his days' blogging at areyoustilltalking.net and of course, recording TV podcast Nothing But Static.

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