Get Your Nominations In For The Fifth Annual Static Awards

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 ( 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

Worst Marketing
Previous Winner: Selfie

Best Scene
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

Best Cast
Previous Winners: Game Of Thrones, Brooklyn Nine Nine, Empire

Best Dramedy
Previous Winner: Transparent,

Best Comedy
Previous Winners: Parks and Rec, Parks and Rec, Louie, Silicon Valley

Best Drama
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.)


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 and of course, recording TV podcast Nothing But Static.

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  1. 30th May 2016 | Joseph says: Reply
    OH boy. Here we go. The last horse finally finishes the race. Guys, I am really sorry about the delay here, I have had a crazy busy couple of weeks and "I'll do it tomorrow..." became my mantra regarding the Statics, and tomorrow never came. Enough of that, though, let's get this started. I don't watch NEARLY as much television as y'all do, so this wont take much of your time. "Firefly Award/ Best Drama" HAS to go to "Limitless", right? Let's face it, you have a show that, in an elevator pitch, has the potential to be THE most black and white show. You have your standard slacker male lead, and the straight-laced, play it by the books skeptical female lead and together they solve crimes for the FBI. Standard show. Inside that show, though, you had the MOST original show on television. This being a feat unto itself considering the "original" concept was based on a film and set in the same universe of the film. Everyone who slept on this, missed out. I kept trying to recommend it, and people either never gave it a shot, or they said, "Well, if it gets another season I'll catch up on season one. Shame. "Steady As She Goes" : I have to toss "The Goldbergs" out there for this one. I can't remember either one of you ever speaking about it, but if you haven't given it a chance, I highly suggest you do. The show is just as strong as when it came out and literally EVERY episode has that "awww" moment you love to feel from a family sitcom. Saddest/Most Disappointing Cancellation: I actually want to give this one to "Limitless" as well, but I think I was pretty saddened by the cancellation of "Muppets" as well. The show put an entirely new spin on a CLASSIC group of characters while at the same time preserving the brilliance behind the characters and the dynamic of their relationships. Clearly the network executives had no idea what they were doing. Best New Drama: Limitless. Please review previous arguments about new spin on a pretty traditional concept, blah blah blah... Best New Comedy: "Scream Queens". Great writing, great acting. Overall just really creative way to spin a horror story. Best Animated Show: "South Park" Sure, I love "Rick and Morty" and "Bob's Burgers" more than anything else on right now, but this season of "South Park" was probably its best of all time. Rather than parody specific events or people, they managed to fit specific events and celebrities into their overall critique of this new culture of political correctness and its fantastically executed. The show is extremely meta at time, addressing issues if a town like South Park even exist in this culture shift, while at the same time parodying the exact culture, in a very non-pc way. The show was also the first time that there was an overall story-arc driving the season. Guys, if you haven't watched this season, do yourself a favor and check it out. That's all I got for you guys, this season. Like I said, I didn't watch that much tv this year, but really loved the shows I mentioned here. Looking forward to the show. Thanks! @meskin84
  2. 31st May 2016 | Justin/@Startswithaj says: Reply
    I haven't had a chance to watch a lot of TV this year, unfortunately(or listen to as many podcasts) but I will say that I think game of thrones had been excellent this year(is it eligible?) and deserves at least one award. I would even say that it deserves an award for best departure from the source material(or something similar). They've gone off book this year(partly because they're out of book) and the results have been amazing. Hopefully I got this in before you guys recorded! If not, sorry about that, guys. :(

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