The results of the 2011 Gummy Awards have arrived! Pop the champagne, fill your champagne flutes, and then smash them on the ground! THIS IS A CELEBRATION! In the coming days, we’ll be announcing the winners of each category — favorite TV shows, movies, and viral videos. It’s going to be wonderful and I simply cannot wait. Today we’d like to present the winners of the “Favorite TV Show” category, as voted on by you, the viewer and reader. This has been an uncontrollably good year for television, so much so that some of us maybe haven’t gotten to see even half all of the TV shows that they know they should be seeing (Downton Abbey, Luther, Game of Thrones, Justified, AMERICAN HORROR STORY, etc.). And such a good year that one ten-slot list couldn’t possibly hold all the deserving nominees. So, congratulations even to those TV shows who did not make it. You’re still the best. But, more importantly, congratulations to those who DID make it. You’re actually the best! No spoilers, but this list is kind of like what the Emmys would be if Emmy winners were chosen based on how often we talked about them here. AKA: The correct Emmys. So, yay! Let’s get to them! ENVELOPES PLEASE.
1. Breaking Bad
And here is a simple list, in case you like your lists simple:
9. Modern Family
8. Boardwalk Empire
7. It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
6. The Walking Dead
4. Game of Thrones
3. Parks & Recreation
1. Breaking Bad
Congratulations to all the lucky winners! YAY, BREAKING BAD! Very correct. And if Community doesn’t get picked up again, it will at least always have this to commemorate how much we all loved it. “Streets ahead,” indeed. Parks & Recreation and It’s Always Sunny have had what could be their best seasons yet, and I hear Game of Thrones is fantastic + disgusting, so yay. Oh and, of course, a special congratulations to Workaholics. (?) A wonderful list! Great job to everyone who voted. Stay tuned for more Gummy Award announcements in the next few days! You’ve been a lovely audience, goodnight!