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Bigot of the Year and other awards no one wants to win

James Legge
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Cardinal Keith O'Brien, 2012's Bigot of the Year (c) PA

Last night’s crowning of Cardinal Keith O’Brien as 2012’s Bigot of the Year isn’t the first time an award has found an unwilling recipient.

The award, given by equality campaigners Stonewall, may not actually be as nasty as some of the following:

This year the latest installments of the Twilight and Transformers franchises will battle it out for Worst Picture at The Razzies- Hollywood’s annual award for the worst cinematic endeavour. Sandra Bullock took the Razzie for best actress in 2009 for her part in All About Steve, and even turned up to collect it. The ignominy was soothed somewhat the next night, when she scooped the Best Actress Oscar, for The Blind Side.

Similarly uncoveted is the Carbuncle Cup, awarded every year for the worst new building in the UK. Waterfront developments fare particularly badly among the Carbuncle panel with Salford’s MediaCity, Liverpool’s new ferry terminal, and London’s Cutty Sark renovation triumphing over the past few years.

Back in August a poll sought the worst place name in the UK. Among the contenders were Sandy Balls, Scratchy Bottom, and Crapstone. The winner? Shitterton.

And music magazine NME offers an award for the year’s worst band, with Beady Eye beaten to this year’s gong by boy band One Direction.

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  • stonedwolf

    “Twilight and Transformers”

    Not even close. Twilight is silly and saccharine, but holy hell Transformers is god-damn ffkking *awful*.

    Then again, Prometheus is vastly worse than either of them…

  • John Bell

    Is that a new party hat………looks like it came out of a cracker..


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