Tumblies 2010 nominations are go!

We are pleased to announce that nominations are now open for the 2010 Australian Tumbleweeds.

To make things easier – and because you demanded it – you can nominate through the Survey Monkey website at http://www.surveymonkey.net/tumbliesnoms

In a number of categories we’ve provided lists of possible or suggested nominees, but there is also the option to write-in your choice(s) if they aren’t listed. You can make up to four nominations in each of the 29 categories.

You have until late night (Melbourne time) on Friday 3rd December to complete your nominations. Voting opens on 6th December.

In the interests of neutrality, we will keep blog posts to a minimum during the nominations and voting period….although it’s difficult to restrain ourselves from commenting on this article which appeared on TV Tonight yesterday.

The ABC has now ruled that it will not commission used formats. The ban comes from Director of Television Kim Dalton.

“We’re the only broadcaster that won’t do second hand formats,” [Stuart Menzies, Controller for ABC2] said, describing his aim as making ABC2 “creatively and intellectually distinctive”.

If that actually happens we’ll be whooping for joy. If it doesn’t, that’s Tumblies 2011 done and dusted!

Don’t forget to fan us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. You can tweet your whatever about Tumblies 2010 using the hashtag #tumblies.

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  • tom says:

    How come you haven’t put yourselves down there for worst comedy coverage? You’d do well there I reckon

  • Bean Is A Carrot says:

    You’ll be thrilled to hear that someone nominated us the other day. So we added ourselves to the main list.

  • Casey Hribar says:

    I applaud the high standards that this blog upholds. I’m personally very impressed with the standard to which Australian comedy is being questioned. I think the criticisms are entirely fair and at the end of the day, there are always going to be different opinions, but I feel that those I’ve read on this blog I agree with in many ways. I’m glad the blog exists and I don’t think it’s as simple as saying that the blog is an unreflective opinion of where Australian comedy is at at present. Good work team.