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Netflix gets into the awards game with the Flixies

February 28, 2013|By Patrick Kevin Day
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Just when you thought awards season was behind us, Netflix decides to get into the game with its own awards. But don't worry, these awards take a realistic look at just how you use Netflix and you won't even have to watch Seth MacFarlane sing about boobs to participate.

The Flixies, announced by Netflix on Wednesday, are designed to celebrate the viewing habits of the current TV consumer. So forget about best actor and actress or cinematography. The categories here include Best Hangover Cure, Best PMS Drama and Best Tantrum Tamer.

The categories may not be sexy, but Netflix is betting that its estimated 27.2 million subscribers will be interested in casting their votes. Even if it doesn't result in a 3 1/2-hour award ceremony.

And skeptics will be pleased to note that Netflix's original series, "House of Cards" grabbed just one nomination, for Best Marathon TV Show. (Anyone care to wager that it'll probably beat out its fellow nominees in that category?)

Online voting is going on now and will end March 10. The top three winners in each category will be announced March 11.

The full list of nominations:

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"

"90210"

"Clueless"

"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"

"Portlandia"

"Weird, True & Freaky"

"Mythbusters"

"Shark Week"

"Punkin Chunkin'"

"Best Food Ever"

"Oddities"

"Wreckreation Nation"         

Best Marathon TV Show                          

"24"

"Prison Break"

"Skins" (UK)

"House of Cards"

"Breaking Bad"

"The Killing"

"Mad Men"

"The Walking Dead"

"Revenge"

"Battlestar Galactica"

"American Horror Story"

"Lost"

Best Hangover Cure

"Super 8"

"Arrested Development"

"Law & Order: SVU"

"Ferris Bueller's Day Off"

"Family Guy"

"Happy Gilmore"

"Archer"

"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"

"Snatch"

"The League"

"Rescue Me"

"Top Gear"

"Act of Valor"

"Goon"

"Bad Ass"

"Warrior"

"Commando"

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"

"Revenge"

"Glee"

"Hart of Dixie"

"Ghost"

Best Tantrum Tamer

"Transformers Prime"

"Caillou"

"Sesame Street"

"Phineas and Ferb"

"Dr. Seuss' The Lorax"

"Secret of the Wings"

"Car Toons: Mater's Tall Tales"

"Pocahontas"

"Dreamworks Kung Fu Panda: Awesome Secrets"

"Curious George"

"The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes"

"The Muppet Movie"

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