Zap2it Users Vote on the Best (and Worst) on TV in the 'Amy Awards'

Jun 26, 2007, 01:00 ET from Zap2it

    SANTA MONICA, Calif., June 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Zap2it's discerning TV
 viewers have once again sounded off in the "Amy Awards," the annual online
 event in which they're given the power to select categories, identify
 nominees and vote for the winners. The awards let users act as critics and
 recognize the best and worst TV shows, plotlines, characters, and quotes of
 the last year.
     "Heroes" was the top vote-getter by a wide margin in the "You Had Me at
 Hello" category, otherwise known as the Best New Show category. "Veronica
 Mars," came out on top of two user-selected categories. The drama received
 one out of every two votes cast in the "Excuse Me, I'd Like My Emotional
 Investment Back" or Most Beloved Canceled Show category. Its namesake
 character played by Kristen Bell was also selected as the "Character You
 Wish You Could Magically Be" or Best Character.
     Other "Amy Awards" categories this year included the "Kleenex Made a
 Fortune" category, (Best Tearjerker), "I Was Dead for a Couple of Minutes"
 category (Most Shocking Moment) and "I Really Shouldn't Be Doing This"
 category (Best Guilty Pleasure)." For a full run-down of categories and
 results, visit
     "Every year, TV Gal lets actual TV watchers have their say," said Brill
 Bundy, Zap2it's Managing Editor, "And they never abuse the power. Instead,
 they prove year after year what shows they really care about."
     TV Gal, known in real life as Amy Amatangelo, writes a weekly
 television column for Zap2it in addition to doing freelance work for the
 Washington Post and Boston Herald.
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