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The Hulu Awards week 5

So,things are heating up in The Hulu Awards world. We, as panelists, have been presented with some difficult decisions. The voting has NOT gotten any easier because the categories have become filled with so many familiars that, we are finding it hard to decide. Nevertheless, it’s getting good! So here this past week’s nominations!

The breakdown are as follows:
Best Non-Competitve Reality Show
30 Days
America’s Most Wanted
Destination Truth
Queer Eyer
Pressure

Best Competitive Reality Show
The Biggest Loser
Hell’s Kitchen
Last Comic Standing
Project Runway
Top Chef

Celebrity Driven Reality Show
Clean House
The Girls Next Door
Kathy Griffin
Kitchen Nightmares
Tim Gunn’s Guide To Style

Proposed nominees for week 5
Best Movie Comedy
Bedazzled
Bring It On
Dude, Where’s My Car?
Eddie Murphy: Raw
Fever Pitch
Ghostbusters
The Girl Next Door
Jerry Macguire
Liar, Liar
A Life Less Ordinary
Men In Black
Raising Arizona
Three Amigos

My picks
Three Amigos
Raising Arizona
Men In Black
Bring It On

Best Comedy TV Show
30 Rock
Action
American Dad
Andy Barker P.I.
Arrested Development
Buffy The Vampire Slayer (is this really considered a comedy?)
Dream On
Family Guy
It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia
Kath and Kim
King Of The Hill
Monk
My Name Is Earl
Newsradio
The Office
Psych
Saturday Night Live
The Simpsons
Testees
Tick

My picks
SNL
30 Rock
Family Guy
Kath and Kim
The Office

Best Comedic Short
Music For One Apartment and Six Drummers
Non Fat
Laid Off
Stricterternum
Smitten
Silencer
Walking On the Wild Side
Shaolin Delivery Boy
12 Ways to Say I’m Sorry
Fool’s Gold
St. Mathurin’s School of Practical Joking
Hide
A Ninja Is For Life And Not Just For Christmas
The School
Death Star Repairman
Buried
POW
Dentally Disturbed
How To Cope With Rejection

Picks
How To Cope With Rejection
Non Fat
Laid Off
Shaolin Delivery Boy
Dentally Disturbed

You can all vote for these categories and review past categories at Hulu

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The Hulu Awards Week 4

Remember ALL of these videos and clips can be watched at Hulu so,with that said, the FINAL nominees of last week’s categories were:

Best Dramatic Short
Evol
Happy
One Down
Save the Children
Rip Off

My choice:
Happy

Best Horror Movie
When A Stranger Calls
Christine
Naked Lunch
The Thing
28 Days Later

My choice:
When A Stranger Calls

Best Documentary Feature
Africa: The Serengeti
Burger town
Cosmic Voyage
Hoop Dreams
Split: A Divided America

My choice:
Split: A Divided America

The categories and nominees are as follows:

Best Competitive Reality Show(1-5 nominees)
America’s Got Talent
America’s Toughest Jobs
American Gladiators
Battle Dome
The Biggest Loser
Celebrity Apprentice
Deal or No Deal
Fight Girls
Hell’s Kitchen
Last Comic Standing
Make Me A Supermodel
The Moment of Truth
Ninja Warrior
Paradise Hotel 2
Project Runway
The Search for the next Elvira
Temptation Island
Top Chef
Top Design

My top 5:
Project Runway
Top Chef
American Gladiators
The Biggest Loser
Hell’s Kitchen

Best Non-Competitive Reality Show
30 Days
America’s Most Wanted
The Baby Borrower’s
Beer Nutz
Cops
Destination Truth
Ghost Hunters
Ghost Hunters International
Making News, Savannah Style
Million Dollar Listing
Pressure Cook
Queer Eye
The Real Housewives of Orange County
Scare Tactics
Snapped
Whose Wedding is it Anyway?

My top 5:
Snapped
America’s Most Wanted
Cops
Destination Truth
The Baby Borrowers

Best Celebrity Driven Reality Show
Clean House
Dr. 90210
Flipping Out
The Girls Next Door
Hey Paula
Kathy Griffin
Keeping Up With The Kardashians
Kitchen Nightmares
Myles of Style
Snoop Dogg’s Fatherhood
Tim Gunn’s Guide to Style
Tori and Dean
Uncorked
Work Out

My top 5:
Tori and Dean
Kitchen Nightmares
Dr. 90210
The Girls Next Door
Keeping Up With The Kardashians

The Hulu Awards week 3!

Before I get started on this weeks’ nominees, I will try and break down the nomination process that was thought of by the creator of these awards. Each of the panelists chooses their nominees for the categories. We email our choices to the creator. He, then, takes the ones that were nominated the most, put them in a category and we vote for the top 5. Then, we take that five into consideration and pick the best ONE out of that group! For example, in the Sports Programming category the final 5 are American Gladiators, Firsthand, NHL, Ninja Warrior and A Shot at Glory. My final pick was American Gladiators of course! Seems simple enough right? The process is a lot longer and tedious than I originally thought.
Sports was hard because I’m not that big of a sports fan and I found it hard to watch some of the clips! This was week 1. I will keep you updated on the previous winners as well, as soon as the winners are announced!

Now. This weeks’ categories. These are just movies that are on Hulu. They range from fairly recent to really old movies, you will see what I am talking about in just a moment.

Best Horror movie(1-4 nominees)

28 Dyas Later
Amityville II: The Possesion
Bloody Mallory
Brutual: The Black Water Valley Killer
The Car
Christine
Curse of Alcatraz
The Curve
Dark Fields: Farmer Brown
Dressed to Kill
Drive Thru
Ed Gein: The Butcher of Plainfield
Horror Express
The Island of Dr. Moreau
Naked Lunch
Near Dark
Nine Lives
Parents
The Thing
The Toxic Avenger
When A Stranger Calls

My picks were
28 Days Later
When A Stranger Calls
Amityville II: The Possession
Christine

Best Documentary Feature(1-3 nominees)
Split: A Divided America
Crawford
Hoop Dreams
Africa: The Serengeti
Australia: The Land Before Time
Bears
Burger Town
Cosmic Voyage
Dinosaurs: Giants of Patagonia
Fighter Pilot: Operations Red Flag
The Great American West
The Greatest Places
Ocean Oasis
Search for the Great Sharks
Koyaanisqatsi
Jackass 2.5
Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project
One funny Hick-spanic
The Original Latin Divas of Comedy
The Payaso Comedy Slam
Heart of Geauxld: The Story of the 2007 LSU Fighting Tigers
Paul Mooney’s: Analyzing White America
Storefront Hitchcock
The Pride of the Yankees

My choices
Split: A Divided America
Dinosaurs: The Giants of Patagonia
Search for Great Sharks

The last category was very VERY hard. We do watch every clip to decide on our favorite. In this category. I looked at every title and watched the ones that interested me by the title alone. Needless to say, there was a lot of ones I didn’t like.

Best Dramatic Short

Hulu All 37 choices are there. I chose:
Happy(which begs the question, How well do we really know the ones closest to us?)
Between the Flags(How many people does it take to start a riot?) This was suppose to be a comedic short, dramedy,if you will.
Not What I Expected(twisted and musical view about online dating)

Also, check out Matt’s blog Thehuluman
He got us all started with this and asked a select group people to be apart of the first online video awards process!!

Free ways to watch TV and movies online part 2

Here’s a new list of movies and TV sites.  Enjoy!

Watch-movies.net This site is mainly for movies, mostly recent movies. Basically, search for the movie you want. Click a link and watch it. Again. Keep in mind, the more recent movies may not be DVD quality but they’re good enough for watching. If you’re looking for pristine quality and audio, I suggest going to the theater or waiting for the DVD release.

Alluc This site has everything. Movies, television shows, documentaries, cartoons and Sports programming!

Movielab.tv Very nice site. Everything categorized by pictures and clips. This site also has a variety of viewing programming!

66Stage.com This is a DIVX site which means you download their media player to watch these specifically coded videos. This site carries old as well as recent videos. One of my favorites!

You can also check out the major TV networks websites for episodes previously shown. Some of them only have limited shows they air on the websites but it’s good enough! They do have commercials but they are not as comprehensive as you sitting and watching the actual station on your televison set. If you have a slow connection or you don’t want to wait to download it, try

ABC They have their own episodic player you must download. Great quality, of course. Just like watching it own your home TV set.

NBC NBC has classic TV shows on here like The A Team, The Alfred Hitchcock Hour and Miami Vice. They also carry webisodes, which are shows that may or may not have been created just for the internet or episodes of a TV show that have not been aired on tv due to cancellation or it was too risky for tv.

CBS Similar to the other major network sites.

CWTV.com Limited episodic viewing; just a few shows available. Use the latest version of Mozilla or IE for viewing. Not available for Google Chrome

KidsWB WB cartoons available from Scooby Doo to Batman along with some games. For the kids and the kid at heart. I still watch cartoons myself!! Also not available with Chrome

Happy viewing!!

The Hulu Awards week 2

Sorry for the delay in this process, I got busy this week at the hopsital and time got away from me. With that said, here are the categories and my nominees for each category. These categories were a lot more interesting. I’ve seen some, if not most, of the proposed nominees and it was a lot easier to choose.

Best TV show of the 80’s (1-4 nominees)

The A Team
Airwolf
Alf
Archie Bunker’s Place
Benson
Buck Rogers
DC Follies
Elvira’s Movie Macabre
The Facts of Life
The Fall Guy
Fame
Galactica 1980
Hart to Hart
Hill Street Blues
The Incredible Hulk
Married With Children
Miami Vice
The Munsters Today
Remington Steele
Silver Spoons
Simon and Simon
St. Elsewhere
TJ Hooker
WKRP in Cincinnati
Who’s the Boss?
The White Shadow
What’s Happening Now?
Fantasy Island

My choices were:
Fantasy Island
Who’s the Boss?
The Facts of Life
The Incredile Hulk

Best TV shows of the 70″s

Adam 12
Alias Smith and Jones
Barney Miller
Battlestar Galactica Classic
The Bob Newhart Show
Charlie’s Angels
Dragnet
Emergency
I Dream of Jeannie
I Spy
Ironside
It Takes a Thief
Johnny Sokko and His Flying Robot
Kojak
Land of the Giants
Lost in Space
Lou Grant
The Mary Tyler Moore Show
Nanny and the Professor
Night Gallery
One Day at a Time
The Partridge Family
The Rockford Files
SWAT
Starsky and Hutch
The Time Tunnel
What’s Happening?
Welcome Back Kotter

Choices:
What’s Happening?
Charlie’s Angels
I Dream of Jeannie
Nanny and the Professor

Best Classic TV show:

The Addams Family
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour
Alfred Hitchcock Presents
Bewitched
The Dick Van Dyke Show
Father Knows Best
McHale’s Navy
The Three Stooges Collection 1934-1936
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea

Choices:

The Addams Family
Bewithced
Dick Van Dyke Show