It’s that time of year again, thats right; as we reach our four year anniversary and our 100th episode, the statics are upon us. It’s the podcast equivalent of an eclipse, all those things lining up into one giant episode.
To mark the occasion this year the podcast will be available via iTunes as normal, but also our YouTube channel. That’s right, for the first time ever you’ll be able to watch as well as listen, so you can see our ugly mugs as we record… you lucky thing you.
And just like last year requesting nominations and award ideas from our brilliant listeners for these prestigious Fifth Annual Static Awards. Suggestions can be submitted via the comment thread on this page, via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or via twitter (@nothinbutstatic).
And as mentioned 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 just one award if you’re particularly passionate about the worst use of green screen award, as we all are.
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
Best Performance Award (Originally most surprising performance)
Previous Winners: Jack Whitehall, Olivia Coleman, Peter Dinklage, Sarah Lancashire
“Defying the Odds/Skin of its Teeth Award” for avoiding certain cancellation
Previous Winners: Fringe, Community, Beauty and the Beast, Reign
Best Individual Episode Award
Previous Winner: Cucumber (Episode 6)
Worst Use Of Green Screen Screen
Previous Winners: Last Resort, HIMYM, Suits
Previous Winner: Selfie
Previous Winners: Broadchurch (Confrontation), Breaking Bad (Walter White’s ‘Video Confession’), Daredevil (One Take Fight)
Best Series Finale
Previous Winners: The Office, Breaking Bad, Mad Men
Worst Season Finale
Previous Winners: HIMYM, Supernatural, HIMYM, True Blood
The “Split Opinion” award for dividing our hosts
Previous Winner: Galavant
“Steady As She Goes Award” for most consistent TV show
Previous Winners: Castle, Dexter, Person of Interest, Elementary
“Ups and Downs Award” for the most inconsistent TV show
Previous Winners: Doctor Who, Homeland, Sleepy Hollow
“The Who Are We Kidding, This Is Clearly Two Seasons Award”
Previous Winners: Doctor Who, Breaking Bad, Mad Men, Mad Men
“Firefly Award” for ridiculous cancellation decision
Previous Winners: Alphas, Crazy Ones, The Mindy Project,
Saddest/Most Dissapointing Cancellation
Previous Winners: Mind Games, About A Boy
Best New Drama
Previous Winners: Homeland, Hannibal, True Detective, Fargo
Best New Comedy
Previous Winners: New Girl, Moone Boy, Silicon Valley, You’re The Worst
Best Animated Show
Previous Winners: Rick and Morty, Bojack Horseman
Previous Winners: Game Of Thrones, Brooklyn Nine Nine, Empire
Previous Winner: Transparent,
Previous Winners: Parks and Rec, Parks and Rec, Louie, Silicon Valley
Previous Winners: Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, Breaking Bad, Orange is the New Black
The “Pipped At The Post” Award
Previous Winner: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Who will win this year? Find out on the one hundredth episode of Nothing But Static, released between the 5th and 7th of June on iTunes and YouTube.
(Plus since Chris and I have both taken turns at performing the opening numbers previously, this year Chris has the privilege of writing and performing the opening song, and I’m doing a closing number. So we’re both going to embarrass ourselves this time, not just one of us.)