Post by Julie Chen on Aug 26, 2008 21:32:06 GMT -5
Welcome to the second edition of the FanFun Big Brother Awards. This was a fun season - full of surprises - and I hope you all enjoyed it as much as I did. I want to thank my co-host, Will, who did a great job - especially with those food comps! And thank you to our dedicated bloggers, Mike & Amy. You added a very fun dimension to the game and I appreciate you both. To my dear partner and friend, Holly - you know I love you. Thank you for always supporting me and letting me lean on you when I needed to, and thank you for being the best comp tester around.
These awards are dedicated to the players of FanFun 5 - Bad Reputation. This game would not be possible without you!
Post by Julie Chen on Aug 26, 2008 22:17:36 GMT -5
~ MOST SOCIAL PLAYER ~
~ Matty ~
With the exception of George, Matty probably got along with every single person in the game. Even if he wasn't in your alliance, you had to love this guy. He had a knack for making you feel special when he talked to you. Matty definitely had the connections socially in this game. Even Dick almost kept him at final four because he liked and respected him. Matty, I watched you last season, as Boogie. You really had the social interaction down in that game, also, but this time - your social skills just blew me away. You knew who to talk to, when to do it, and how much to say. I can't even begin to say how impressed I was with your social game.
Post by Julie Chen on Aug 26, 2008 22:33:23 GMT -5
~ BIGGEST DRAMA QUEEN ~
~ Amber ~
Waaaaamber! With your praying, and your crying, and your guilt trips - yes, you know you did them, lol - you were definitely the drama queen of the house. You definitely know how to use the spotlight, sweetheart.
Post by Julie Chen on Aug 26, 2008 22:41:59 GMT -5
~ FUNNIEST PLAYER ~
~ Amber ~
;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Amber, you definitely kept us in stitches. As Mike put it "I gotta say that her posts were the funniest"....and they really were. I knew every time I was going to read one of your posts I was going to smile, if not laugh. It's players like you that have kept me doing this for so long.
Post by Julie Chen on Aug 26, 2008 23:43:52 GMT -5
~ MOST LOYAL ~
~ CJ ~
CJ, no one is more loyal than you, in my book. You agonized over your final two partners (both of them lol) and I know every time you had to make a tough decision in the game, you felt it deeply. If I was in the game I'd definitely want you on my side. Your alliance members were very lucky to have you.
Post by Julie Chen on Aug 26, 2008 23:51:27 GMT -5
~ BIGGEST FLOATER ~
~ Daniele ~
There were many opinions on this one but I have to say Daniele takes the prize here. She flipped alliance partners and "favorites" so many times it made my head spin. She was loyal to Matty, Crazy James, George, James, Sheila, Diane, lol. She never had ONE alliance but was all over the board. A kind word worked wonders if you wanted this girl on your side....for a couple of days at least.
Dick, Dick, Dick! Even if this is only true for the first 3/4 of the game, it's still true. You were SOOOOO under the radar, you were nominated for eviction - um, 6 times?!? I guess in retrospect some people should have listened to you when you said, "I told you guys to vote me out. You should have listened. You will all regret the power of Dick now that you've left me in this game!"
Let's see.....4 POVs, 2 HOHs and 1 Food Competition. Not bad at all. Week 7 you won the HOH, POV AND Food comp, so yes, you were quite the "powerhouse" as Amber called you. My favorite was the "Musical Boards" POV. You blew threw those like everyone else was standing still. Another area where I'd say you were much improooooooved over last season.
Sheila, I sincerely hope you take this award as a compliment. I know for a fact that if you had been 100% you would have really done some damage in this game. As it was, you still made a pretty good run at it....considering your closest ally quit the game, James convinced George that you were deceiving them, and you were pretty much fighting on your own near the end of your game. I give you mad props for what you DID accomplish. Great job, Sheila!
Amber, final two is no small feat for someone who was voted out week 3 and was low woman on the totem pole in her 4-person alliance. You managed to kick it into gear at the end, convincing Dick to vote Matty out over you. You did make the observation several times that your alliance found you dispensable - but I think that fact helped keep you in long enough to make your power move at the end. Congrats!
Daniele, there is no way anyone can NOT like you. You are one of the friendliest, most polite, kindest players I have had in a game....you definitely picked the wrong character . I also have to give you kudos for your performance in some of those comps - who knew that sweet little Dani would kick ass and take names the way you did in the third HOH? But, then, even Amber couldn't be mad at you for evicting her since you're so sweet and friendly.
Matty, I know Will is going to be very upset about this decision but, like I keep telling him - he WASN'T IN THE GAME!!! LOL That being said, Matty, you were definitely the sexiest player. There's nothing sexiest than an intelligent, confident guy - and that you were. You finessed your way into more than one heart this season....and if you weren't so in love with CJ...uh nevermind, lol. Congrats!
CJ, I know you never met a bottle of wine you didn't like. Okay, that's not quite true - you DO have taste, after all. I would be remiss in giving you this award, though. No matter how many times I told you that wine and comps DO NOT mix....well, look at where you are now. Glad you didn't listen to me, lol.
I think this was taken the week Matty vetoed one of CJ's nominations (Sheila) and CJ was pretending to be mad about it. Good acting job, guys, but don't quit your day jobs. You two worked together so well in this game. I think you balanced eachother out very well - Matty being the calm, collected, planner and CJ being the spirited, enthusiastic fighter. You both did an awesome job in getting to the final four. Great job!
Matty, we were definitely expecting to see you in the final two, so your eviction, though it did not really come as a surprise once Dick won POV, was arguably the most dramatic moment of the game. I still have nightmares about it, lol. The fact is, if you weren't so awesome, it wouldn't have been such a big moment. That speaks volumes.
When the Secret HOH put George on the block and CJ secured the nomination by winning veto, many people (at least 4 lol) thought George would be going home. It came as a huge shock when the tie was broken by that same Secret HOH, sending Danielle packing.
When we saw Chicken George sign up for the game, most of us expected a sweet, friendly, middle-aged player. Friendly as all get out but not that bright....boy were we WRONG!!! Chicken George was a character, alright - just not HIS character. He definitely stirred some things up in the house, caused some havoc, and was not exactly a boring guy to have around the house. "In week 2, instead of going after Alison, he took a different approach. It worked for a couple weeks but then he got evicted... twice." ~ Mike We only had you for a few weeks, but we loved ya Georgie!
Will said it best - the dumbest move in the game had to be " James R since he was in a great position in the game, his side was dominating, but then he convinced them all that Sheila wasn't loyal when in fact she was the most loyal.. this resulting in all of their evictions."
I have to say that the Diary Room I looked forward to reading the most was Matty's. He kept us very well informed of the goings on in the game - and since he talked to almost everyone, he had a lot to tell us. He definitely kept us interested.
Don't worry, Will. I could never forget how sexy you are....so sexy, in fact, that it was hard to concentrate on the game sometimes. You created some incredible comps and added a lot to the game. Thank you for being an awesome co-host!
The final award goes to two people who took a great idea (thanks Amy!) and ran with it. They turned the Revenge of the Houseguests Blog into something awesome. Thank you SO much for adding your opinions, thoughts, observations week after week. Mike, thank you for creating the weekly stories and the Voting History chart. I know it took a tremendous effort and I appreciate it. You both rock!
Very great ceremony Julie. Yet again my eviction was a "moment" hehe, but how could it NOT be.
Everyone played so great this season, and while last season may have had a higher level of devotion, Daniele (who stepped her game up to the point that she to me is a NEW player), Sheila, Dick, and ugh....George, lol, made this season special as hell.
Love my award Jules, thanks to all who thought I should get them. The blogs are great Amy and Mike, I loved all your hard work, and your love for the game is very enjoyable to read, thanks.