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2013 Readers' Choice Awards - Meet the Finalists!

By February 19, 2013

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The nominations have been tallied and we're ready to reveal the finalists in the Game Show categories for the 2013 About.com Readers' Choice Awards! Each year we get more and more nominations, and this year was no exception. Thanks to everyone who took the time to nominate their favorites.

Voting is now open, so without further ado let's meet the finalists and get this show on the road! All finalists are listed alphabetically.

Best Game Show

This was a really close race but in the end there were no real surprises. The five finalists in the Best Game Show category are:
  • Family Feud
  • Jeopardy!
  • The Price is Right
  • Wheel of Fortune
  • Who Wants to Be a Millionaire
Best Game Show Host

Once again I doubt you'll be surprised at who made this list. The finalists for Best Game Show Host are:
  • Steve Harvey (Family Feud)
  • Todd Newton (Family Game Night)
  • Pat Sajak (Wheel of Fortune)
  • Alex Trebek (Jeopardy!)
  • Meredith Vieira (Who Wants to Be a Millionaire)
Best Announcer

This is one of my favorite categories, and I love who you've chosen as the finalists! The five Best Announcer contenders are:
  • Stacey J. Aswad (Family Game Night)
  • Johnny Gilbert (Jeopardy!)
  • George Gray (The Price is Right
  • Jonathan Mangum (Let's Make a Deal)
  • Jim Thornton (Wheel of Fortune)
Best Game Show Game for Facebook or Mobile

This one was a really, really close race and there were a ton of different games nominated. The finalists for Best Game for Facebook or Mobile are:
  • $100,000 Pyramid (Facebook)
  • Feud and Friends (iOS)
  • The Chase (iOS)
  • Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (Facebook)
  • You Don't Know Jack (Facebook)
Best Game Show Fan Site

Our final category this year includes all blogs, websites, and forums run by game show fans, and there are some really great ones out there. Once again I thank all of you who nominated About.com Game Shows, though I have taken those nominations out of the running as I'm not eligible for my own award. ;-) The five finalists for Best Game Show Fan Site are: And now... we vote! The polls are open and you can vote once every 24 hours. Please note that each poll is on a separate page and that you'll need to either log in via About or Facebook, or you can use your e-mail address to place your vote. (These requirements are in place to keep things fair and prevent fraudulent voting practices. You can read all the nitty gritty details on the official awards page.) Here are the polls:

Vote for Best Game Show
Vote for Best Game Show Host
Vote for Best Announcer
Vote for Best Game for Facebook or Mobile
Vote for Best Game Show Fan Site

Congratulations to the finalists! If you'd like to swipe the graphic from this post for promotional purposes please feel free, or get in touch with me and I'll send it to you directly.

Voting will end on March 19th, and the winners will be announced on March 27th. Now let's get to voting!


March 18, 2013 at 7:05 am
(1) Evelyn Strader says:

I subscribed to the Game Show Network, mainly to see the “OLD” game shows. They were the best. I loved “Black and White over Night, of the early, early shows.

I really DO NOT LIKE those wedding/marriage shows. Who cares about their sex life.

The GSN is being ruined by those new shows…Dog eat Dog, etc.

I am 81 years old and do not like sex and vulgarity.

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