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GSN Game Show Awards Nominees

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The GSN Game Show Awards aired on June 6th, 2009. The categories ran the gamut from the usual suspects, to silly and fun.

Some of the categories are, admittedly, on the lame side. "Favorite Prize," for example, just doesn't do it for me. On the other hand, the sound effect and theme song categories are terrific. And I do think that many categories are missing some obvious nominees.

Here is the complete list of awards categories and nominees, as well as the official winners, and your choices.

BEST GAME SHOW: place your vote BEST GAME SHOW HOST place your vote BEST REALITY COMPETITION SHOW place your vote
  • The Amazing Race
  • American Idol - About.com Reader's Choice
  • America's Next Top Model
  • The Bachelor
  • Big Brother
  • The Biggest Loser
  • Dancing With the Stars - Winner
  • Project Runway
  • Survivor
  • Top Chef
FAVORITE CLASSIC GAME SHOW place your vote
  • Concentration
  • The Joker's Wild
  • Hollywood Squares
  • Let's Make a Deal
  • Match Game - Winner
  • Name That Tune
  • Press Your Luck - About.com Reader's Choice
  • Pyramid
  • Tic Tac Dough
  • What's My Line?
FAVORITE DATING OR RELATIONSHIP SHOW place your vote
  • Blind Date
  • The Dating Game
  • Love Connection
  • The Newlywed Game - Winner, About.com Reader's Choice
  • Singled Out
FAVORITE CELEBRITY PLAYER place your vote
  • Tom Bergeron, Celebrity Jeopardy!
  • Craig Ferguson, Million Dollar Password
  • Neil Patrick Harris, Million Dollar Password
  • Larry the Cable Guy, Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?
  • Rosie O'Donnell, Million Dollar Password
  • Rachael Ray, Million Dollar Password
  • William Shatner, Million Dollar Password
  • Aisha Tyler, Celebrity Jeopardy!
  • Betty White, Million Dollar Password - Winner, About.com Reader's Choice
  • Serena Williams, Million Dollar Password
FAVORITE CELEBRITY TEAM place your vote
  • The Cast of The Office, Celebrity Family Feud
  • Corbin Bernsen and Family, Celebrity Family Feud
  • The Brady Kids, Trivial Pursuit: America Plays - Winner
  • Margaret Cho and Family, Celebrity Family Feud
  • Bill Engvall and Family, Celebrity Family Feud
  • Kathie Lee and Frank Gifford, Celebrity Family Feud
  • The Kardashian Family, Celebrity Family Feud
  • Larry the Cable Guy and Family, Celebrity Family Feud
  • Penn and Teller with Carrot Top, Don't Forget the Lyrics
  • Joan and Melissa Rivers, Celebrity Family Feud - About.com Reader's Choice
BEST ANNOUNCER place your vote
  • Joe Cipriano, Deal or No Deal - About.com Reader's Choice
  • Rich Fields, The Price is Right - Winner
  • Johnny Gilbert, Jeopardy!
  • Charlie O'Donnell, Wheel of Fortune
  • Burton Richardson, Family Feud
  • Mark Thompson, Don't Forget the Lyrics
FAVORITE GAME SHOW MODELS place your vote
  • The Briefcase Models, Deal or No Deal - Winner, About.com Reader's Choice
  • The Price is Right Models
  • The Chip Girls, Duel
SMARTEST GAME SHOW CONTESTANT place your vote
  • Kathy Cox, Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? million dollar winner - Winner
  • Larissa Kelly, Jeopardy! ($222,597)
  • Dan Pawson, Jeopardy! ($171,902 + $250,000 TOC) - About.com Reader's Choice
  • Brianne Sherman, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire ($250,000)
  • Jim Stevens, Jeopardy! ($140,600)
FAVORITE GAME SHOW CATCH PHRASE place your vote
  • "Circle gets the square!" - Hollywood Squares
  • "Come on Down!" - The Price is Right - Winner
  • "Deal, or no deal?" - Deal or No Deal
  • "I can name that tune in __ notes." - Name That Tune
  • "I'd like to buy a vowel." - Wheel of Fortune
  • "Is that your final answer?" - Who Wants to Be a Millionaire
  • "Big money, no whammy!" - Press Your Luck - About.com Reader's Choice
  • "Survey says ..." - Family Feud
  • "You are the weakest link. Goodbye." - The Weakest Link
  • "Will the real __ please stand up?" - To Tell the Truth
FAVORITE PRICE IS RIGHT PRICING GAME place your vote
  • Cliff Hangers
  • Clock Game
  • Dice Game
  • Hole in One
  • It's in the Bag
  • Money Game
  • Plinko - Winner, About.com Reader's Choice
  • Punch a Bunch
  • Race Game
  • Range Game
FAVORITE GAME SHOW SOUND EFFECT
  • Bankrupt Whistle, Wheel of Fortune
  • Board Loading Sound, Jeopardy!
  • Gong, The Gong Show
  • Losing Horns, The Price is Right
  • New Puzzle, Wheel of Fortune - Winner
  • Showcase Showdown Wheel Beep, The Price is Right
  • Survey Says Bell, Family Feud
  • Strike Buzzer, Family Feud
  • Ticking Clock, Pyramid
  • Time's Up, Jeopardy!
MOST OUTRAGEOUS GAME SHOW CONTESTANT
  • Barking contestant, Love Connection
  • Contestant wins, goes berserk, and lifts up host, Treasure Hunt
  • Excited contestant dances a jig, The Price is Right - Winner
  • Excited contestant does a back flip, The Price is Right
  • Excited contestant takes off toupee, Debt
FUNNIEST GAME SHOW MOMENT (Winner not announced)
  • Bob Eubanks is lifted up by a female wrestler, Card Sharks
  • Contestant has a wardrobe malfunction, The Price is Right
  • Contestant falls, Name That Tune
  • Gene Rayburn's awkward compliment, Match Game
  • "Weirdest place that you've made whoopee?", The Newlywed Game
FAVORITE GAME SHOW THEME SONG
  • Card Sharks
  • The Dating Game
  • Family Feud
  • Jeopardy! - Winner
  • Match Game
  • The Newlywed Game
  • The Price is Right
  • The $25,000 Pyramid
  • Tic-Tac-Dough
  • Wheel of Fortune
FAVORITE PRIZE
  • Boat
  • Cash Jackpot
  • Exotic Trip
  • Mystery Prize behind Door #1
  • New Car - Winner
FAVORITE PARTING GIFT
  • Home version of the game
  • Jiffy Pop popcorn
  • Lee Press-On Nails
  • Mr. Coffee Machine
  • Rice-A-Roni
  • Ronco Chop-O-Matic
  • Set of Ginsu Knives
  • Supply of Dentyne Gum
  • Timex Watch
  • Turtle Wax - Winner
FAVORITE BOARD/BOX GAME TURNED GAME SHOW
  • Monopoly
  • Pictionary
  • Scrabble
  • Taboo
  • Trivial Pursuit - Winner
FAVORITE ONLINE GAME
  • Bejeweled - Winner
  • Diner Dash
  • Scrabble Cubes
  • Peggle
  • Mystery Case Files: Return to Ravenhearst
FAVORITE INTERACTIVE DVD VERSION OF GAME SHOW
  • Deal or No Deal - Winner
  • Family Feud
  • Jeopardy!
  • Lingo
  • Match Game
  • The Newlywed Game
  • Password
  • Press Your Luck
  • The Price is Right
  • Who Wants to Be a Millionaire

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