The GoldenTwits 2010 Awards have been handed out at a ceremony in London. Winners ranged from some good causes to the downright weird.
Now, with finger nails chewed down to their stubs and tufts of hair clenched in the vice like grip of the runners up, the results were finally announced at an awards ceremony in London last night.
Of all contenders Jason Manford is perhaps the most infamous having discovered to his cost that Twitter can be a curse as well as a blessing. Now an ex-tweeter Manford quit the service in disgrace following publication of a series of salacious tweets from a busty follower. Manford’s indiscretion hasn’t harmed the former tweeters standing with the public however; the presenter scooped the public vote for Best Celebrity.
The competition featured two forms of voting. Each category had a public choice where members of the public voted. However, the main award was decided by a panel drawn from the British Academy of Twits a body made up of the great and the good of the Twitterverse as well as previous GoldenTwits winners.
Other categories up for contention included Best Fake Celebrity. Here David Cameron, @The FuckingPM, an F-word obsessed caricature of our elected leader, won over the jury with a keen eye for political correctness: “I've acquired some land just off the west coast of the UK. It's very green, bit close to Wales. Not sure what to do with it,” read one of his latest tweets.
Good causes featured prominently at the event with Help for Heroes, a charity established to support Britain’s war wounded, netting an award for best charity tweeter. The organisation has successfully harnessed its social media role, and association with the X Factor, to power their charity single “Heroes” to the top of the charts.
Stephen Fry secured the Jury’s award, as opposed the public accolade, for Best Celebrity for various Fry’isms including: ”Damnably chilly on the Sherlock Holmes set this morning. Frost forming on the supporting artists' moustaches...”
The event also had a weird category which was won by Princess Diana, @DianainHeaven. The Queen of Hearts can still court affection it seems thanks to a stream of tweets from the afterlife that has been given added zest by the announcement of William’s wedding. Referring to her “Ring of Doom” this malevolent Princess has already influenced poor Kate into several unwise deeds, according to a recent tweet: “Just had a play with the Ring of Doom. Young Kate's finding herself compelled to send pics of her tits to minor TV celebs this morning.”
Topping the public’s affections in the Comedy category was @Average_batman, although some of his tweets left fellow tweeters nursing a sore head: “So bored today I sellotaped a peanut to the window & watched as loads of birds kept flying into it. Think I'll have a drink now.”
But Gene Hunt won over our judges on the Comedy front with a succession of choice one liners: “I feel like a 25-year-old. But there's never one around when you need one” and “I used to go out with a gymnast. She'd bend over backwards to please me.”
A full list of results can be found on the GoldenTwits website