Bobby-james Awards (history)

Ever notice how I reference “The Bobby-james Awards”? Well now you can browse the history for yourself!

The Bobby-james Awards were established in 2002, in conjunction with WWE Magazine’s “Best of 2002″ edition.  Dissatisfied with some of the magazine’s selections, I wanted to create a year-end list of my own, dubbed “The Bobby-james Awards.” Since then, I’ve maintained my year-end ranking of WWE performers, matches, and moments – and have encompassed film, television, and music.  Below is the complete history of The Bobby-james Awards.  I’ve included a set of photographs with each category (complete history is listed below the albums).

Fun-Fact:  The Bobby-james Awards are gaining a wee bit of legitimacy! Musician CODY LONGO responded to The 2013 Bobby-james Awards: Music + Top 50 Songs post (via twitter, 12/31/2013), making it the most viewed Bobby-james Awards post in history! The same post also received a comment from Canadian pop artist CODY KAREY (5/6/2014)! Seems like the “Awards” are a hit with people named Cody! They’re not alone though, professional wrestler GAIL KIM read and expressed her gratitude for the recognition (via twitter, 12/19/2013) in The 2013 Bobby-james Awards: Best of Impact Wrestling post!

FILM – since 2005*

Achievement in Cinematography:

  • 2013:  Sean Bobbitt – 12 Years a Slave
  • 2012:  Claudio Miranda – Life of Pi
  • 2011:   Emmanuel Lubezki – The Tree of Life
  • 2010:  Enrique Chediak and Anthony Dod Mantel – 127 Hours
  • 2009:  Edward Grau – A Single Man
  • 2005-2008:  Not Awarded

Achievement in Editing:

  • 2013:  James Haygood, Craig Wood – The Lone Ranger
  • 2012:  not awarded
  • 2011:  Sean Albertson, Matt Cheese, John Gilroy, Aaron Marshall – Warrior
  • 2005-2010:

Achievement in Special Effects:

  • 2013:  Neil Corbould, Manex Efrem – Gravity
  • 2012:  not awarded
  • 2011:  Cara E. Anderson, Richard Darwin – Rise of the Planet of the Apes
  • 2005-2010:  not awarded

Achievement in Art Direction:

  • 2013:  Austin Gorg – Her
  • 2012:  Dan Webster – Life of Pi
  • 2011:  David Crank – The Tree of Life
  • 2005-2010:  not awarded

Achievement in Costume Design:

  • 2013:  Catherine Martin – The Great Gatsby
  • 2012:  Judianna Makovsky – The Hunger Games
  • 2005-2011:  Not Awarded

Best Original Song:

  • 2013:  “Together” – The Great Gatsby - performed by The XX
  • 2012:  “Skyfall” – Skyfall - as performed by Adele
  • 2011:  “Bridge of Light” – Happy Feet Two - as performed by Pink
  • 2010:  “You Haven’t Seen the Last of Me” – Burlesque - as performed by Cher
  • 2005-2009:  not awarded

Best Original Score:

  • 2013:  Craig Armstrong – The Great Gatsby
  • 2012:  Cloud Atlas
  • 2011:  The Artist
  • 2010:  Black Swan
  • 2009:  A Single Man
  • 2008:  Mamma Mia!
  • 2007:  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • 2006:  The Painted Veil - Alexandre Desplat*
  • 2005:  Brokeback Mountain - Gustavo Santaolalla*

Best Original Screenplay:

  • 2013:  Her - Spike Jonze
  • 2012:  Django Unchained - Quentin Tarantino
  • 2011:  Warrior - Cliff Dorfman, Gavin O’Connor, Anthony Tombakis
  • 2010:  Inception - Christopher Nolan
  • 2005-2009: not awarded

Best Adapted Screenplay:

  • 2013:  12 Years a Slave - John Ridley
  • 2012:  Beasts of the Southern Wild - Lucy Alibar and Ben Zeitlin
  • 2011:  The Help - Tate Taylor
  • 2010:  127 Hours - Danny Boyle and Simon Beaufoy
  • 2005-2009:  not awarded

Actor in a Supporting Voice-Over Role:

  • 2013:  Benedict Cumberbatch – “Smaug” – The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug
  • 2005-2012:  not awarded

Actress in a Supporting Voice-Over Role:

  • 2013:  Idina Menzel – “Elsa” – Frozen
  • 2005-2012:  not awarded

Actor in a Leading Voice-Over Role:

  • 2013:  Jonathan Groff – “Kristoff” – Frozen
  • 2012:  John C. Reilly – “Wreck-It Ralph” – Wreck-It Ralph
  • 2011:  Elijah Wood – “Mumble” – Happy Feet Two
  • 2010:  Will Ferrell – “Megamind” – Megamind
  • 2005-2009:  not awarded

Actress in a Leading Voice-Over Role:

  • 2013:  Scarlett Johansson – “Samantha” – Her
  • 2012:  Frances McDormand – “Captain Chantel DuBois” – Madagascar 3
  • 2011:  Abigail Breslin – “Priscilla” – Rango
  • 2010:  Jodi Benson – “Barbie” – Toy Story 3
  • 2005-2009: not awarded

Actor in a Supporting Role:

  • 2013:  Michael Fassbender – 12 Years a Slave
  • 2012:  Leonardo DiCaprio – Django Unchained
  • 2011:  Christoph Waltz – Water for Elephants
  • 2010:  Andrew Garfield – The Social Network
  • 2009:  Justin Bartha – The Hangover
  • 2008:  Heath Ledger – The Dark Knight
  • 2007:  Rodrigo Santoro – 300
  • 2006:  Christian Bale – The Prestige*
  • 2005:  Jake Gyllenhaal – Brokeback Mountain*

Actress in a Supporting Role:

  • 2013:  Lupita Nyong’o – 12 Years a Slave
  • 2012:  Elizabeth Banks – The Hunger Games
  • 2011:  Jessica Chastain – The Help
  • 2010:  Michelle Williams – Shutter Island
  • 2009:  Julianne Moore – A Single Man
  • 2008:  Maggie Gyllenhaal – The Dark Knight
  • 2007:  Naomi Watts – Eastern Promises
  • 2006:  Cate Blanchett – Notes on a Scandal*
  • 2005:  Michelle Williams – Brokeback Mountain*

Actor in a Leading Role:

  • 2013:  Joaquin Phoenix – Her
  • 2012:  Daniel Day-Lewis – Lincoln
  • 2011:  Jean Dujardin – The Artist
  • 2010:  James Franco – 127 Hours
  • 2009:  Colin Firth – A Single Man
  • 2008:  Mickey Rourke – The Wrestler
  • 2007:  James McAvoy – Atonement
  • 2006:  Edward Norton – The Painted Veil*
  • 2005:  Heath Ledger – Brokeback Mountain*

Actress in a Leading Role:

  • 2013:  (tie) Emma Thompson – Saving Mr. Banks / Judi Dench – Philomena
  • 2012:  Jessica Chastain – Zero Dark Thirty
  • 2011:  Berenice Bejo – The Artist
  • 2010:  Natalie Portman – Black Swan
  • 2009:  Meryl Streep – Julie & Julia
  • 2008:  Meryl Streep – Mamma Mia!
  • 2007:  Angelina Jolie – A Mighty Heart
  • 2006:  Meryl Streep – The Devil Wears Prada*
  • 2005:  Naomi Watts – King Kong*

The Lumiére Award for Directing:

  • 2013:  Steve McQueen – 12 Years a Slave
  • 2012:  Ben Affleck – Argo
  • 2011:  Michael Hazanavicius – The Artist
  • 2010:  Darren Aronofsky – Black Swan
  • 2009:  Nora Ephron – Julie & Julia
  • 2007-2008:  not awarded
  • 2006:  Guillermo del Toro – Pan’s Labyrinth*
  • 2005:  Ang Lee – Brokeback Mountain*

Animated Short:

  • 2013:  Feral - Daniel Sousa
  • 2012:  Paperman - John Kahrs
  • 2005-2011:  not awarded

Animated Feature Film:

  • 2013:  Frozen
  • 2012:  ParaNorman 
  • 2011:  Happy Feet 2 
  • 2010:  Toy Story 3
  • 2009:  Up 
  • 2008:  Wall-E
  • 2007:  Ratatouille
  • 2006:  Happy Feet*
  • 2005:  Madagascar*

“Blockbuster” Film of the Year (fan-voted award):

  • 2013:  The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
  • 2005-2012: not awarded

“Blockbuster” Character of the Year (fan-voted award):

  • 2013:  “Katniss Everdeen” – Jennifer Lawrence – The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
  • 2005-2012:  not awarded

Independent / Foreign Feature Film:

  • 2013:  The Broken Circle Breakdown (Belgium)
  • 2012:  The Hunter (Australia)
  • 2011:  The Artist (France)
  • 2010:  North Face (Germany)
  • 2009:  A Single Man (USA)
  • 2008:  Waltz with Bashir (Israel)
  • 2005-2007:  Not Awarded

Documentary Feature Film:

  • 2013:  Blackfish
  • 2012:  West of Memphis 
  • 2005-2011:  Not Awarded

Feature Film of the Year:

  • 2013:  12 Years a Slave
  • 2012:  Argo 
  • 2011:  Water for Elephants 
  • 2010:  Toy Story 3
  • 2009:  Julie & Julia 
  • 2008:  The Dark Knight
  • 2007:  300
  • 2006:  Pan’s Labyrinth*
  • 2005:  Brokeback Mountain*

* denotes that The Bobby James Awards were not officially recognized during the years indicated, but that these are the selections for the given year.  Click here to see the public announcement.

TELEVISION  – since 2007

TV Series – Drama:

  • 2013:  Covert Affairs
  • 2012:  American Horror Story: Asylum
  • 2010-2011:  Covert Affairs
  • 2007-2009:  Heroes

TV Series – Comedy:

  • 2013:  The Goldbergs
  • 2012:  The New Normal
  • 2011:  Harry’s Law
  • 2010:  Raising Hope
  • 2008-2009:  Ugly Betty
  • 2007:  not awarded

TV Series – Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror:

  • 2013:  American Horror Story: Coven
  • 2012:  Revolution
  • 2011:  American Horror Story
  • 2007-2010:  not awarded

TV Series – Reality Competition:

  • 2013:  Naked & Afraid
  • 2012:  The Next Iron Chef
  • 2011:  WWE Tough Enough
  • 2009-2010:  Project Runway
  • 2008:  Make Me A Supermodel
  • 2007:  America’s Next Top Model

TV Series – Talk Show:

  • 2013:  Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
  • 2012:  Oprah’s Next Chapter
  • 2011:  Ellen
  • 2009-2010:  The Oprah Winfrey Show
  • 2008:  The Tyra Banks Show
  • 2007:  not awarded

TV Series – Reality/Documentary:

  • 2013:  Africa
  • 2012:  Gator Boys
  • 2011:  Deadly 60
  • 2010:  not awarded
  • 2009:  Iron Chef America
  • 2008:  Everyday Italian with Giada DeLaurentiis
  • 2007:  not awarded

TV Series – Animated:

  • 2013:  Archer
  • 2012:  Electric City (web-series)
  • 2011:  The Simpsons
  • 2007-2010:  not awarded

Reality TV Personality:

  • 2013:  Nikki Bella – E! Total Divas
  • 2012:  Paul Bedard – Gator Boys
  • 2011:  Steve Backshall – The Deadly 60
  • 2009-2010:  Heidi Klum – Project Runway
  • 2008:  Tyra Banks – America’s Next Top Model
  • 2007:  Ryan Seacrest – American Idol

Leading Actor in a Television Series:

  • 2013:  Matthew Rhys – The Americans
  • 2012:  Justin Bartha – The New Normal
  • 2011:  Dylan McDermott – American Horror Story
  • 2010:  Matthew Morrison – Glee
  • 2009:  Milo Ventimiglia – Heroes
  • 2008:  Sendhil Ramamurthy – Heroes
  • 2007:  Jonathan Rhys-Meyers – The Tudors

Leading Actress in a Television Series:

  • 2013:  Kerry Washington – SCANDAL
  • 2012:  Jessica Lange – American Horror Story: Asylum
  • 2011:  Kathy Bates – Harry’s Law
  • 2010:  Piper Perabo – Covert Affairs
  • 2008-2009:  Mariska Hargitay – Law & Order: SVU
  • 2007:  Hayden Panettiere – Heroes

Supporting Actor in a Television Series:

  • 2013:  Simon Merrells – Spartacus: War of the Damned
  • 2012:  John Gallagher – The Newsroom
  • 2011:  Manu Bennett – Spartacus: Gods of the Arena
  • 2010:  Robert Knepper – Heroes
  • 2008-2009:  Michael Urie – Ugly Betty
  • 2007:  Milo Ventimiglia – Heroes

Supporting Actress in a Television Series:

  • 2013:  Kathy Bates – American Horror Story: Coven
  • 2012:  Lily Rabe – American Horror Story: Asylum
  • 2011:  Jessica Lange – American Horror Story
  • 2010:  Cloris Leachman – Raising Hope
  • 2009:  Jane Lynch – Glee
  • 2008:  Hayden Panettiere – Heroes
  • 2007:  Ali Larter – Heroes

Actor in a Guest Starring Role in a Television Series:

  • 2013:  Pablo Schreiber – Law & Order: SVU
  • 2012:  Patricia Arquette – Law & Order: SVU
  • 2011:  Andy Whitfield – Spartacus: Gods of the Arena
  • 2010:  Betty White – Saturday Night Live
  • 2007-2009: not awarded

WORLD WRESTLING ENTERTAINMENT – since 2002

Superstar of the Year:

  • 2013:  Daniel Bryan
  • 2012:  AJ Lee
  • 2011:  CM Punk (RAW) / Cody Rhodes (Smackdown)
  • 2010:  The Miz (RAW) / Dolph Ziggler (Smackdown)
  • 2009:  Randy Orton (RAW) / John Morrison (Smackdown) / Christian (ECW)
  • 2008:  Chris Jericho (RAW) / Edge (Smackdown) / Matt Hardy (ECW)
  • 2007:  Randy Orton (RAW) / The Undertaker (Smackdown) / CM Punk (ECW)
  • 2006:  Trish Stratus (RAW) / Rey Mysterio (Smackdown)
  • 2005:  John Cena
  • 2004:  Randy Orton (RAW) / Eddie Guerrero (Smackdown)
  • 2003:  Goldberg (RAW) / Brock Lesnar (Smackdown)
  • 2002:  Shawn Michaels (RAW) / The Rock (Smackdown)

Diva of the Year:

  • 2013:  AJ Lee
  • 2012:  Eve Torres
  • 2011:  Trish Stratus
  • 2010:  Michelle McCool
  • 2007-2009:  Beth Phoenix
  • 2006:  Mickie James
  • 2002-2005:  Trish Stratus

Tag Team of the Year:

  • 2013:  The Shield (Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns)
  • 2012:  Team Hell No (Kane and Daniel Bryan)
  • 2011:  Air Boom (Evan Bourne and Kofi Kingston)
  • 2010:  The Nexus (Wade Barrett, Justin Gabriel, Heath Slater, David Otunga)
  • 2009:  The Hart Dynasty (David Hart-Smith, Tyson Kidd)
  • 2008:  The Miz & John Morrison
  • 2007:  The Hardy Boyz
  • 2006:  Rated RKO (Edge and Randy Orton)
  • 2005:  MNM (Joey Mercury, Johnny Nitro, Melina)
  • 2004:  Evolution (Triple H, Ric Flair, Randy Orton, Batista)
  • 2003:  World’s Greatest Tag Team (Charlie Haas, Shelton Benjamin)
  • 2002:  Billy & Chuck

Rookie of the Year:

  • 2013:  Fandango
  • 2012:  Damien Sandow
  • 2011:  Kharma
  • 2010:  Kaval
  • 2009:  Drew McIntyre
  • 2008:  Evan Bourne
  • 2007:  Cody Rhodes
  • 2006:  CM Punk
  • 2005:  Melina
  • 2004:  Muhammad Hassan
  • 2003:  Gail Kim
  • 2002:  Randy Orton

Non-Wrestling Personality of the Year:

  • 2013:  Stephanie McMahon
  • 2012:  John “Bradshaw” Layfield
  • 2010-2011:  Michael Cole
  • 2008-2009:  Matt Striker
  • 2006-2007:  Jim Ross
  • 2004-2005:  Jonathan Coachman
  • 2002-2003:  Jim Ross

Valet of the Year:

  • 2013:  Summer Rae
  • 2012:  Vickie Guerrero
  • 2002-2011:  not awarded

Return of the Year:

  • 2013:  Goldust
  • 2012:  Paul Heyman
  • 2011:  The Rock
  • 2010:  Paul Bearer
  • 2009:  Trish Stratus
  • 2008:  The Hurricane
  • 2007:  Trish Stratus
  • 2002-2006:  not awarded

Most Improved of the Year:

  • 2013:  Brie Bella
  • 2012:  Wade Barrett
  • 2011:  Justin Gabriel
  • 2002-2010:  not awarded

Match of the Year:

  • 2013: (tie) Street Fight: Randy Orton vs. Daniel Bryan (RAW, June 24)
  • 2013:  (tie) “The Best vs. The Beast” CM Punk vs. Brock Lesnar (SummerSlam, Aug. 18)
  • 2012:  Dolph Ziggler vs. Daniel Bryan – October 22, 2012
  • 2011:  CM Punk vs. John Cena – July 17, 2011
  • 2002-2010:  not awarded

Feud of the Year:

  • 2013:  Randy Orton vs. Daniel Bryan
  • 2012:  Vickie Guerrero vs. AJ Lee
  • 2011:  CM Punk vs. John Cena
  • 2002-2010:  not awarded

Moment of the Year:

  • 2013:  AJ Lee’s “Pipe Bombshell”
  • 2012:  Kharma enters the Royal Rumble match (third woman ever)
  • 2002-2011: not awarded

Show of the Year:

  • 2013:  Total Divas 
  • 2012:  RAW 1,000 – St. Louis, MO – July 23, 2012
  • 2002-2011:  not awarded

MUSIC – since 2007

Female Pop Artist of the Year:

  • 2013:  Lady GaGa
  • 2012:  Pink
  • 2011:  Adele
  • 2010:  Lady GaGa
  • 2009:  Lady GaGa
  • 2008:  Britney Spears
  • 2007:  Beyoncé

Male Pop Artist of the Year:

  • 2013:  Justin Timberlake
  • 2012:  Jason Mraz
  • 2011:  Bruno Mars
  • 2010:  Eminem
  • 2009:  Jay Sean
  • 2008:  Chris Brown
  • 2007:  Justin Timberlake

Female Country Artist of the Year:

  • 2013:  Kacey Musgraves
  • 2012:  Carrie Underwood
  • 2011:  Dolly Parton
  • 2010:  Miranda Lambert
  • 2007-2009:  Carrie Underwood

Male Country Artist of the Year:

  • 2013:  Chuck Wicks
  • 2012:  Jason Aldean
  • 2011:  Luke Bryan
  • 2010:  George Strait
  • 2008-2009:  Brad Paisley
  • 2007:  Alan Jackson

Alternative Rock Group:

  • 2013:  Fitz & the Tantrums
  • 2012:  10 Years
  • 2011:  Nickelback
  • 2010:  Muse
  • 2009:  Three Days Grace
  • 2008:  Disturbed
  • 2007:  not awarded

Pure Vocalist(s) of the Year:

  • 2013:  Cody Karey
  • 2012:  Christina Aguilera
  • 2011:  Adele
  • 2010:  The Canadian Tenors
  • 2009:  Susan Boyle
  • 2007-2008:  Josh Groban

Dance/Electronic Artist of the Year:

  • 2013:  Borgore
  • 2012:  Rihanna
  • 2011:  David Guetta
  • 2010:  not awarded
  • 2008-2009:  Lady GaGa
  • 2007:  not awarded

Mainstream Group of the Year:

  • 2013:  OneRepublic
  • 2012:  Train
  • 2011:  Glee Cast
  • 2009-2010:  Lady Antebellum
  • 2008:  The Pussycat Dolls
  • 2007:  not awarded

Breakthrough Artist of the Year:

  • 2013:  Charlie Worsham
  • 2012:  Gotye
  • 2011: Tinie Tempah
  • 2010:  Jason Derulo
  • 2009:  Adam Lambert
  • 2008:  Leona Lewis
  • 2007:  Amy Winehouse

Collaboration of the Year:

  • 2013:  “Say Something” – A Great Big World f. Christina Aguilera
  • 2012:  “Somebody That I Used to Know” – Gotye and Kimbra
  • 2011:  “On the Floor” – Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull
  • 2007-2010:  not awarded

Music Video of the Year:

  • 2013:  “Tunnel Vision” – Justin Timberlake
  • 2012:  “Somebody That I Used to Know” – Gotye and Kimbra
  • 2011:  “Born This Way” – Lady GaGa
  • 2010:  “Alejandro” – Lady GaGa
  • 2009:  “Bad Romance” – Lady GaGa
  • 2007-2008:  not awarded

Album of the Year:

  • 2013:  The 20/20 Experience - Justin Timberlake
  • 2012:  The Truth About Love - Pink
  • 2011:  21 - Adele
  • 2010:  Recovery - Eminem
  • 2009:  The Fame Monster - Lady GaGa
  • 2008:  Circus - Britney Spears
  • 2007:  Carnival Ride - Carrie Underwood

Song of the Year:

  • 2013:  “ARTPOP” by Lady GaGa
  • 2012:  “Somebody That I Used to Know” – Gotye f. Kimbra
  • 2011:  “Rolling in the Deep” – Adele
  • 2010:  “Alejandro” – Lady GaGa
  • 2009:  “Bad Romance” – Lady GaGa
  • 2008:  “I Kissed A Girl” – Katy Perry
  • 2007:  “Umbrella” – Rihanna

TNA IMPACT WRESTLING - since 2010

Wrestler of the Year:

  • 2013:  Gail Kim
  • 2012:  Austin Aries
  • 2011:  Bully Ray
  • 2010:  Mr. Anderson

Knockout of the Year:

  • 2013: Mickie James
  • 2012:  Gail Kim
  • 2011:  Mickie James
  • 2010:  Tara

Tag Team of the Year:

  • 2013:  The BroMans (Jessie Godderz, Robbie E.)
  • 2012:  Aces & Eights
  • 2011:  Mexican America (Hernandez and Anarquia)
  • 2010:  The Motor City Machine Guns (Chris Sabin, Alex Shelley)

Rookie of the Year:

  • 2013:  Ethan Carter III
  • 2012:  Joey Ryan
  • 2011:  Jesse Sorensen
  • 2010:  Robbie E.

Non-Wrestling Personality of the Year:

  • 2013:  Dixie Carter
  • 2011-2012:  Christy Hemme (ring announcer)
  • 2010:  Taz (commentator)

X-Division Wrestler of the Year:

  • 2013:  Chris Sabin
  • 2012:  Zema Ion
  • 2011:  Austin Aries
  • 2010:  not awarded

Match of the Year

  • 2013:  Last Knockout Standing: Gail Kim vs. Taryn Terrell (Slammiversary, 6/2)
  • 2010-2012: not awarded

Moment of the Year

  • 2013:  Gail Kim’s Figure Four Leg Lock on a Ladder (7/11)
  • 2010-2012: not awarded

Feud of the Year

  • 2013:  Dixie Carter vs. AJ Styles
  • 2010-2012: not awarded

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