Thanks for all of the great nominations so far!! I haven’t added my own nominations yet, but I plan to do so this weekend, and then I’ll make the polls. So you have one more week (from this posting) to nominate and then two weeks to vote.
It would appear that the most hotly-contested race this year will be for “Best Podcast Episode” — with whole lists of episodes getting nominated per podcast!! It looks like people are maybe suggesting that each podcast should get its own category (eg. “Best Mormon Happy Hour Podcast Episode”, “Best Drunk Mormon Podcast Episode”). I could potentially do that if that’s what folks here want (feel free to discuss in the comments) — but I’d really prefer to keep the Brodies a little tiny bit competitive.
Here’s what I’d prefer to do: For each podcast, the podcaster can select (in the comments below) their best episode to go in the “Best Podcast Episode” category, and then we can move the others to the more specific categories based on the content (eg. humor, history, church watch, race/gender discussions, best title, etc.). Some of the specific categories haven’t gotten any nominations yet, but can still go to the voting phase if people nominate some pieces this week.
Here are the nominations so far:
Year-long awards for people and groups:
Best New Blog/Channel/Podcast This category could use some more nominations — note it is limited to blogs/channels/podcasts that first started posting during 2018 (or very late in 2017, eg. December).
Best Humor/Satire Blog/Channel/Podcast
Best Mormon History Blog/Channel/Podcast
Best Exmormon Reddit Contributor
Other potential categories that could use nominations: Best LDS-Church-Info Site, Best LDS-interest Discussion Forum
Awards for Individual Works:
Best Podcast Episode
Best LDS-Interest Book (Fiction)
- Mormon Erotica, by Donna Banta
- This category needs two more nominations, otherwise it will be merged with the “Best LDS-Interest Book (non-fiction)” category.
Best LDS-Interest Book (non-fiction)
by Tara Westover
- This category needs two more nominations, otherwise it will be merged with the “Best LDS-Interest Book (fiction)” category.
Best LDS-Interest Song
Best LDS-Interest Comic or Image
Funniest Humor Piece or Parody
Most Poignant Personal Story
Best Life Journey Piece
Best Activist/Activtist Movement Within Mormonism
Best Leak or Personal Recording
Best LDS Church Watch Piece
Best Full-Length Media Presentation
Here are some potential categories that haven’t gotten nominations yet:
- Best Post or Episode Title
- Best Exit Story
- Best Metaphor/Analogy/Allegory
- Best Poem
- Best From the Pulpit Sermon
- Best Response to Apologetics
- Best LDS-Culture Piece
- Best History Piece
- Best Scripture Study Piece
- Best Discussion on Parenting
- Best Discussion on Race/Gender/Orientation
- Most Insightful Commentary on the CoJCoL-dS
- Best Philosophical/Theological Discussion
- Best Short Media Presentation
- Best Book Review
For any category that has at least two nominations by January 27, 2019, I will either try to find an appropriate third nomination myself or I will merge it with another category so that reader nominations will not get lost. That said, it would be really nice if people who are following this could encourage their friends on social media to swing by and add their own nominations for the best LDS-interest content of 2018. 😀