Alex’s End of Year Prizes 2017: The Nominations (Plus – find out how you can vote for the Reader’s Choice!)

It’s with great excitement ‘pon de blog today, that I can announce the return of my End of Year Prizes for 2017 this Boxing Day!

For those readers not familiar with this, it’s my annual prize giving I do during the Christmas holidays, usually as my last blog of the year, to honour those that I’ve quite simply, abso-flipping-lutely loved in the last 12 months from music, TV, film and books. It’s basically the Smash Hits Poll Winners Party, minus the Best Haircut trophy.

Today, I am exclusively revealing the prizes I’ll be dishing out – whilst face planting a box of Celebrations in my onesie on 26th December – along with who has been nominated for each award. Who’s gonna win? You’ll just have to sit tight for three weeks to find out – but for now, here are those nominations for this year’s End of Year Prizes in full…

MAN OF THE YEAR

  • Tom Fletcher
  • Ore Oduba
  • Dave Grohl
  • Richard Osman
  • Olly Murs

WOMAN OF THE YEAR

  • Mollie King
  • Giovanna Fletcher
  • Dawn French
  • Emma Thompson
  • Miranda Hart

SOLO ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • Olly Murs
  • Craig David
  • Niall Horan
  • Mollie King
  • Ed Sheeran

BAND OF THE YEAR

  • The Vamps
  • Steps
  • Coldplay
  • The Corrs
  • Foo Fighters

LIVE ACT OF THE YEAR

  • Olly Murs (24 HRS Tour)
  • Craig David (Glastonbury 2017)
  • Una Healy (St Pancras Old Church)
  • Busted (Royal Albert Hall)
  • Foo Fighters (Glastonbury 2017)

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

  • Niall Horan – ‘Flicker’
  • Una Healy – ‘The Waiting Game’
  • The Corrs – ‘Jupiter Calling’
  • Steps – ‘Tears on the Dancefloor’
  • Ed Sheeran – ‘÷’

SINGLE OF THE YEAR

  • Kungs featuring Olly Murs and Coely – ‘More Mess’
  • Arcade Fire – ‘Everything Now’
  • Steps – ‘Story of a Heart’
  • Niall Horan – ‘Slow Hands’
  • Mollie King – ‘Hair Down’

TV SHOW OF THE YEAR

  • All Gardens Great and Small (More4)
  • Cold Feet (ITV)
  • Strictly Come Dancing (BBC One)
  • Joanna Lumley’s India (ITV)
  • Michael McIntyre’s Big Show (BBC One)

BOOK OF THE YEAR

  • Giovanna Fletcher – ‘Some Kind of Wonderful’
  • Mikael Lindnord – ‘Arthur: The Dog Who Crossed the Jungle to Find a Home’
  • Dawn French – ‘You & Me: A Diary’
  • Richard Osman – ‘The World Cup of Everything’
  • Miranda Hart – ‘Miranda’s Daily Dose of Such Fun!’

Plus we’ll be giving out these prizes, which have just one winner – but for obvious reasons are yet to be revealed…

  • FILM OF THE YEAR
  • COMEDIAN OF THE YEAR
  • ACTOR OF THE YEAR
  • COMEBACK OF 2017
  • ONES TO WATCH PRIZE
  • SPECIAL AWARD: ICON PRIZE

AND if that wasn’t enough. For the first time ever, YOU, the readers, get to pick a winner too! (not that sort of winner. Rude) Yes, there’s also our special award chosen by the readers of this here blog:

  • READER’S CHOICE 2017

As of right now, you can get voting from a shortlist of five of which well known face from the past 12 months you want to see walk away with this special prize. Nominated for this award are:

  • Richard Osman
  • Olly Murs
  • Giovanna Fletcher
  • Ore Oduba
  • Miranda Hart

And you can now VOTE at this little section of the interweb for who you want to win this award – voting closes at midnight on Tuesday, 26th December – that’s Boxing Day – and we’ll reveal the winner in that year’s End of Year Prizes later that day.

So get voting for your favourite now, and we’ll see you back here on Boxing Day for our End of Year Prizes 2017. See you all then!

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