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Netflix Introduces New Television Awards

February 28, 2013

By Cynthia Herbert :: 10:14 PM

Netflix introduces The Flixies awards.Subscription DVD and streaming movie delivery service Netflix has decided to jump into the television awards arena with The Flixies, a new set of awards announced earlier this week that are designed to recognize the TV viewing habits of today’s current consumer.

The awards categories are a bit non-traditional, but then again, so is Netflix. They include ones like”Best Bromance,” “Best PMS Drama,” and the kids category, “Best Tantrum Tamer.”

Netflix hopes that their 27 million subscribers will participate in the awards by casting their votes in each category. No prime-time extended-hours awards shows with snarky hosts for these ceremonies.

Online voting runs from now through March 10, with the top three winners for each category announced on March 11.

Categories and nominees for The Flixies:

Best Guilty Pleasure

“Hoarding: Buried Alive”
“Cruel Intentions”
“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”
“Teen Wolf”
“Bad Boys 2”
“The Vampire Diaries”
“Gossip Girl”
“Pretty Little Liars”
“Toddlers & Tiaras”
“Transformers: Dark of the Moon”

Best Commute ‘Shrtnr’

“Louis C.K. Chewed Up”
“Dreamworks Shrek’s Swamp Stories”
“Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap”
“Man Vs. Wild”
“Weird, True & Freaky”
“Shark Week”
“Punkin Chunkin'”
“Best Food Ever”
“Wreckreation Nation”

Best Marathon TV Show

“Prison Break”
“Skins” (UK)
“House of Cards”
“Breaking Bad”
“The Killing”
“Mad Men”
“The Walking Dead”
“Battlestar Galactica”
“American Horror Story”

Best Hangover Cure

“Super 8”
“Arrested Development”
“Law & Order: SVU”
“Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”
“Family Guy”
“Happy Gilmore”
“Freaks & Geeks”
“Nacho Libre”
“The Office” (U.S.)
“How I Met Your Mother”
“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”

Best Bromance

“Surviving the Cut”
“Blue Mountain State”
“Battle Royale”
“The League”
“Rescue Me”
“Top Gear”
“Act of Valor”
“Bad Ass”

Best PMS Drama

“Brothers & Sisters”
“Breakfast at Tiffany’s”
“First Wives Club”
“Sleepless in Seattle”
“Say Yes to the Dress”
“Friday Night Lights”
“Grey’s Anatomy”
“Gossip Girl”
“Hart of Dixie”

Best Tantrum Tamer

“Transformers Prime”
“Sesame Street”
“Phineas and Ferb”
“Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax”
“Secret of the Wings”
“Car Toons: Mater’s Tall Tales”
“Dreamworks Kung Fu Panda: Awesome Secrets”
“Curious George”
“The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes”
“The Muppet Movie”