Best Ad Campaign: Apple Computers. (Like I would say anything else.)
Best New TV Show: Heroes, without a doubt. I also really love The Nine.
Best Season Finale: Grey’s Anatomy. The Office runs a fairly close second, but only because I discovered the show late.
TV Series I’m Glad to See Go: Charmed
TV Series I’m Most Sorry to See Go: Alias, but only in the Season 1 & 2 state, not present state at the time of the finale.
Annoying “News” Item of the Year: Tom and Katie
Best Reality Show Personality that Keeps Getting Better: Tim Gunn
Funniest Idea that Emerged: Recutting classic movie trailers into creepy horror movies and vice versa on YouTube. (The Shining is my favorite so far.)
Guiltiest Pleasure: So You Think You Can Dance
Funniest Political Moment that Shouldn’t Have Been Funny: Cheney shooting his hunting “buddy”.
Most Shocking Death: Coretta Scott King
Really Going to Miss Them: Robert Altman and Paul Gleason
Best Worship Album: Paul Baloche’s A Greater Song
Best Worship Song: Desperation Band’s Treasure (From Live-At the Rooftops)
Best Christian Album of the Year: This is tough, but I have to say Derek Webb’s Mockingbird. But Mute Math and Jar of Clay’s Good Monsters are right behind them
Best Mainstream Song: Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol
Best Mainstream Album: Amos Lee’s Supply and Demand
Best Rearrangement of a Hymn: Kristen Standfill’s Jesus Paid it All. (But I must mention Chris Tomlin’s Amazing Grace My Chains are Gone. It’s also very good.)
Most Fun Christian Song: MercyMe’s One Trick Pony
Best Crossover: Mat Kearney, followed very closely by The Fray
Best Use of Strings: Skillet’s Rebirthing
Best Return to the Scene: Plumb
Song that Captured the Year Best for Me: Stained Glass Masquerade by Casting Crowns.
I am remiss – I forgot to mention Best Video of the Year: By far, Jars of Clay’s Work. Loved the concept, loved the song, loved the weird angle, the water – just love all the way around.