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From Businesswire.comP. Abdul & R. Jackson Announce the Nominees for AOL Television’s 2004 ’TV’s Top 5 Viewer Awards’ (alias nomination’s)
Wednesday 14 July 2004, by xanderbnd
AOL(R) Television, the premier online destination for TV fans, today revealed the nominees for the 2004 TV’s Top 5 Viewer Awards at a press conference held at the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles. Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson, judges in FOX’s hit series "American Idol," presided.
The TV’s Top 5 Viewer Awards honor the best television moments of the past year in entertaining and unusual categories such as Best Farewell Moment, Most Memorable TV Moment, Most Teary Eyed Moment, Best Talk Show Moment, Revlon’s Sexiest Kiss, and more. The nominated selections have all been featured on TV’s Top 5, AOL Television’s daily recap of the best five moments of the previous day based on feedback from AOL members, overnight data from TiVo and input from AOL Television’s editors. Members can view these moments and then rate them on a scale of one to five.
"American Idol" led the list with five nominations including Most Memorable Music Moment, Most Memorable Reality TV Moment, and Revlon’s Sexiest Kiss Award. "Friends" came in second with four nominations, including Best Farewell Moment and Most Surprising Moment. Other shows leading the list of nominees included "The O.C." and "The Late Show with David Letterman." Overall, NBC led with 13 nominations, followed by FOX with 11 nominations, CBS with 9 nominations, ABC with 6 nominations and HBO and MTV with 3 nominations each.
Beginning today, AOL(R) and AOL(R) for Broadband members across the country can cast their votes at AOL Keyword: TV Awards for their favorites in each category. Voting ends on September 10 and the winners will be announced on September 15, just days before the Primetime Emmy Awards on September 19.
"It’s a thrill to announce the nominees of the TV’s Top 5 Viewer Awards and be part of a forum that gives TV fans a voice to determine the winners and be heard. I know first-hand how important it is to make your vote count, so I encourage AOL members to cast their votes for these unique awards," said Paula Abdul.
"Since introducing TV’s Top 5 on AOL last year, millions of television fans have logged on to relive the best television moments from the day before. It’s an addictive feature—especially among those on AOL for Broadband who can enjoy a higher quality of video to watch these moments over and over," said Patricia Karpas, Vice President and General Manager, AOL Television. "The TV’s Top 5 Viewer Awards give fans the opportunity to honor and celebrate the moments that we all talked about around the watercooler this past television season."
The following are the nominated moments for 2004:
The nominees for BEST INTRO MOMENT are:
— Ryan is welcomed to town by Luke on FOX’s "The O.C." — Paris and Nicole arrive on the farm on FOX’s "The Simple Life" — Alan Shore approaches Ellenor about a job on ABC’s "The Practice" — Danny is caught with the boss’s daughter on NBC’s "Las Vegas" — Sydney’s steamed when she sees Vaughn and his bride on ABC’s "Alias"
The nominees for BEST FAREWELL MOMENT are:
— The friends turn in their keys on NBC’s "Friends" — Big tells Carrie she’s the one on HBO’s "Sex & the City" — Frasier says good night to Seattle on NBC’s "Frasier" — Ryan and Marissa’s last dance on FOX’s "The O.C." — Adriana gets whacked on HBO’s "The Sopranos"
The nominees for REVLON’S SEXIEST KISS are:
— Britney and Madonna on the MTV Video Music Awards — Ross and Rachel on NBC’s "Friends" — Seth and Summer on FOX’s "The O.C." — Garry Shandling and Brad Garrett on the "Primetime Emmy Awards" on FOX — Simon and Paula on FOX’s "American Idol"
The nominees for the BEST ANIMAL MOMENT are:
— Paris and Nicole get close to cows on FOX’s "The Simple Life" — David Letterman receives a monkey bombshell on CBS’s "Late Show" — Jay Leno drops a baby ape on NBC’s "Tonight Show" — Bob Costas is dogged by Triumph’s insults on HBO’s "On the Record" — Sheep nose in on a swimsuit model on SpikeTV’s "Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Special"
The nominees for the MOST TEARY EYED MOMENT are:
— Britney Spears breaks down on ABC’s "Primetime" — Backstreet Boy Nick Carter cries foul on MTV’s "Punk’d" — Rupert reunites with his wife on CBS’s "Survivor: All-Stars" — NFL quarterback Trent Dilfer talks about losing his son on NBC’s "Today Show" — Jennifer Aniston gets choked up about friend Matthew Perry on ABC’s "Primetime"
The nominees for BEST TALK SHOW MOMENT are:
— Regis lets Kelly’s baby take a fall on "Live with Regis and Kelly" — Howard Stern makes David Letterman get personal on CBS’s "Late Show" — Arnold Schwarzenegger governs over Jay Leno on NBC’s "Tonight Show" — Steve Martin has problems being beautiful on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" — Jerry Seinfeld gets the best of Jon Stewart on Comedy Central’s "Daily Show"
The nominees for the MOST SURPRISING MOMENT are:
— Paul Shaffer reports David Letterman’s big baby news on CBS’s "Late Show" — A helicopter crashes into Dr. Romano on NBC’s "E.R." — Rachel kisses Ross before her trip to Paris on NBC’s "Friends" — La Toya London gets voted off on Fox’s "American Idol" — Boston Rob proposes to Amber on CBS’s "Survivor: All-Stars Reunion"
The nominees for the MOST MEMORABLE MUSIC MOMENT are:
— William Hung auditions for the judges on FOX’s "American Idol" — Prince duets with Beyonce Knowles on the GRAMMY(R) Awards on CBS — Fantasia’s final performance on FOX’s "American Idol" — The Fab Five rock out with Vince Neil on Bravo’s "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" — Vanilla Ice heats up a karaoke bar on The WB’s "The Surreal Life"
The nominees for the FUNNIEST MOMENT are:
— Jessica Simpson needs a vocabulary lesson on MTV’s "Newlyweds" — Bill Murray’s victory speech on the Golden Globe Awards on NBC — Dave Chappelle portrays Rick James on Comedy Central’s "Chappelle’s Show" — Ben Affleck is warned about "Gigli" on NBC’s "Saturday Night Live" — Joey stars in a Japanese TV commercial on NBC’s "Friends"
The nominees for the MOST MEMORABLE REALITY TV MOMENT are:
— Fantasia is voted the ultimate winner on FOX’s "American Idol" — Donald Trump tells Bill that he’s hired on NBC’s "The Apprentice" — America votes to awards one million dollars to Rupert on CBS’s "Survivor: All-Stars" — Trista ties the knot with Ryan on ABC’s "Trista and Ryan’s Wedding" — Jon lies about his grandmother’s death on CBS’s "Survivor: Pearl Islands"
This is the third year that AOL Television has celebrated the fans’ favorites with a special awards presentation. Last year’s Viewer Awards honored television’s hottest shows and actors including "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy," "The Bachelorette," Jennifer Aniston, Matt LeBlanc, and Sharon Osbourne.
AOL Television is one of the most comprehensive online resources for TV fans who want to be informed, engaged and entertained. Its newest feature, TV’s Top 5, lets AOL and especially AOL for Broadband members, relive, rate and talk about the top TV moments from the previous day. Other AOL Television offerings include extensive, personalized listings; the ability for TiVo(R) home networking members to record programs directly to their TiVo units through AOL; sneak peeks and exclusive video from today’s most popular shows; polls, message boards and chats where TV fans can voice their opinions; and AOL(R) Alerts and Reminders to help ensure members don’t miss their favorite programs.
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