Introducing the ‘Ledgeys’: Our Annual Pop Culture Awards

Introducing the ‘Ledgeys’: Our Annual Pop Culture Awards

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Forget the Oscars, Emmys, and Grammys. It’s all about the Ledgeys.

The Ledgey will be our annual award given out to the pop culture icons of the year. We’ll be covering movies, music, and television here, so no need to tune into those other lame award shows. If you want to know who owned the pop culture world in 2016, our staff has its picks all right here for you.

Movies

ACTOR OF THE YEAR

Zack Hummel: Michael Fassbender

Justin Leger: Ryan Gosling

Keely Chisholm: Ryan Reynolds

Salim Dib: Chris Pine

Cole Little: Denzel Washington

Austin Linsemeyer: Nick Kroll

Stephen Beaulieu: Denzel Washington

ACTRESS OF THE YEAR

Zack Hummel: Margot Robbie

Justin Leger: Amy Adams

Keely Chisholm: Amy Adams

Salim Dib: Amy Adams

Cole Little: Amy Adams

Austin Linsemeyer: Amy Adams (Could legit get 2 Best Actress noms for herself)

Stephen Beaulieu: Amy Adams

BREAKOUT ACTOR/ACTRESS OF THE YEAR

Zack Hummel: Ruth Negga

Keely Chisholm: Tom Holland

Salim Dib: Felicity Jones

Cole Little: Ruth Negga

Justin Leger: Tom Holland

Austin Linsemeyer: Anya Taylor-Joy

Stephen Beaulieu: Ruth Negga

BEST COMEDY

Zack Hummel: Everybody Wants Some!!

Justin Leger: Deadpool (This is considered a comedy, right?)

Keely Chisholm: Sing Street

Salim Dib: Office Christmas Party

Cole Little: Office Christmas Party

Austin Linsemeyer: Sausage Party

Stephen Beaulieu: The Nice Guys

BEST DRAMA

Zack Hummel:  Manchester By The Sea

Justin Leger: Captain America: Civil War

Keely Chisholm: Moonlight

Salim Dib: Hell or High Water

Cole Little: Hell or High Water

Austin Linsemeyer: Arrival(so good) (also haven’t seen Moonlight, Manchester by the Sea, or La La Land)

Stephen Beaulieu: Manchester By The Sea

BEST MOVIE

Zack Hummel: Manchester By The Sea

Justin Leger: Deadpool

Keely Chisholm: Arrival

Salim Dib: Arrival

Cole Little: Hell or High Water

Austin Linsemeyer: Arrival

Stephen Beaulieu: Fences

Television

ACTOR OF THE YEAR

Zack Hummel: Anthony Hopkins, Westworld

Keely Chisholm: Tarjei Sandvik Moe, Skam

Salim Dib: Rami Malek, Mr. Robot

Cole Little: Donald Glover, Atlanta

Justin Leger: Rami Malek, Mr. Robot

Austin Linsemeyer: Riz Ahmed, The Night Of

Stephen Beaulieu: John Turturro, The Night Of

ACTRESS OF THE YEAR

Zack Hummel: Julie-Louis Dreyfus, Veep

Keely Chisholm: Rachel Bloom, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Salim Dib: Evan Rachel Wood, Westworld

Cole Little: Evan Rachel Wood, Westworld

Justin Leger: Evan Rachel Wood, Westworld

Austin Linsemeyer: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

Stephen Beaulieu: Lena Headey, Game of Thrones

BEST SERIES

Zack Hummel: Westworld

Justin Leger: Westworld

Keely Chisholm: Skam

Salim Dib: Westworld

Cole Little: Atlanta

Austin Linsemeyer: Atlanta

Stephen Beaulieu: Westworld

BEST MINISERIES

Zack Hummel: The Night Of

Justin Leger: The Night Of

Salim Dib: The Night Of

Cole Little: The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Austin Linsemeyer: The Night Of 

Stephen Beaulieu: The Night Of

BEST NEW SERIES

Zack Hummel: Westworld

Justin Leger: Westworld

Keely Chisholm: Stranger Things

Salim Dib: Stranger Things

Cole Little: Atlanta

Austin Linsemeyer: Atlanta

Stephen Beaulieu: Stranger Things

BEST COMEDY

Zack Hummel: Silicon Valley

Justin Leger: It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia

Keely Chisholm: The Good Place

Salim Dib: It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia

Cole Little: Atlanta

Austin Linsemeyer: Atlanta

Stephen Beaulieu: Atlanta

BEST DRAMA

Zack Hummel: Westworld

Justin Leger: Westworld

Keely Chisholm: Sense8

Salim Dib: Westworld

Cole Little: This Is Us

Austin Linsemeyer: Game of Thrones

Stephen Beaulieu: Game of Thrones

BEST LATE NIGHT SHOW

Zack Hummel: The Late Late Show with James Corden

Justin Leger: The Tonight Show Starring  Jimmy Fallon

Keely Chisholm: The Late Late Show with James Corden

Salim Dib: The Late Late Show with James Corden

Cole Little: The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

Austin Linsemeyer: Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Stephen Beaulieu: The Tonight Show Starring  Jimmy Fallon

Music

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Zack Hummel: The Chainsmokers

Justin Leger: The Chainsmokers

Keely Chisholm: Troye Sivan

Salim Dib: Drake

Cole Little: Tauk

Austin Linsemeyer: Chance the Rapper

Stephen Beaulieu: I’m going to abstain from the music categories because I listen to sports radio and the 90’s hip hop station on Pandora.

SONG OF THE YEAR

Zack Hummel: “Closer” The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey

Justin Leger: “Closer” The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey

Keely Chisholm: “Closer” The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey

Salim Dib: “Closer” The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey

Cole Little: “Rainwalk” Tauk

Austin Linsemeyer: “One Dance” Drake

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Zack Hummel: Chance The Rapper, Coloring Book

Justin Leger: The 1975, I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It

Keely Chisholm: David Bowie, Blackstar

Salim Dib: Frank Ocean, Blonde

Cole Little: Tauk, Sir Nebula

Austin Linsemeyer: Chance the Rapper, Coloring Book

BREAKOUT ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Zack Hummel: Desiigner

Justin Leger: Daya

Keely Chisholm: Alessia Cara

Salim Dib: Halsey

Cole Little: Brandy Clark

Austin Linsemeyer: Lil Yachty

BEST RAP ARTIST

Zack Hummel: Drake/Chance The Rapper

Justin Leger: Drake

Keely Chisholm: don’t know

Salim Dib: Drake

Cole Little: Chance the Rapper

Austin Linsemeyer: Chance the Rapper

BEST POP ARTIST

Zack Hummel: Ariana Grande

Justin Leger: The 1975

Keely Chisholm: Shawn Mendes

Salim Dib: Justin Bieber

Cole Little: The 1975

Austin Linsemeyer: Daya

BEST COUNTRY ARTIST

Zack Hummel: No Idea

Justin Leger: Kenny Chesney

Keely Chisholm: Miranda Lambert

Salim Dib: Blake Shelton

Cole Little: Brandy Clark

Austin Linsemeyer: Lol.

BEST RAP SONG

Zack Hummel: “Panda,” Desiigner

Justin Leger: “Too Good,” Drake ft. Rihanna

Keely Chisholm: don’t know

Salim Dib: “Black Beatles,” Rae Sremmurd

Cole Little: “No Problem,” Chance The Rapper featuring Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz

Austin Linsemeyer: “Ultralight Beam” Kanye West featuring the greatest verse of all time courtesy of Chance the Rapper

BEST POP SONG

Zack Hummel: “Closer,” The Chainsmokers Ft. Halsey

Justin Leger: “Into You,” Ariana Grande

Keely Chisholm: “Just Hold On,” Steve Aoki & Louis Tomlinson

Salim Dib: “Cold Water,” Justin Bieber

Cole Little: “The Sound,” The 1975

Austin Linsemeyer: “Can’t Stop The Feeling” Justin Timberlake

BEST COUNTRY SONG

Zack Hummel: No Idea

Justin Leger: “Setting the World On Fire,” Kenny Chesney ft. P!nk

Keely Chisholm: “Vice,” Miranda Lambert

Salim Dib: “You Should Be Here,” Cole Swindell

Cole Little: “Love Can Go to Hell,” Brandy Clark

BEST RAP ALBUM

Zack Hummel: Chance The Rapper, Coloring Book

Justin Leger: Drake, Views

Keely Chisholm: don’t know

Salim Dib: Kanye West, Life of Pablo

Cole Little: Chance The Rapper, Coloring Book

Austin Linsemeyer: Chance the Rapper, Coloring Book

BEST POP ALBUM

Zack Hummel: The 1975, I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It

Justin Leger: The 1975, I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It

Keely Chisholm: The 1975, I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It

Salim Dib: The 1975, I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It

Cole Little: The 1975, I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It

BEST COUNTRY ALBUM

Zack Hummel: No Idea

Justin Leger: Keith Urban, Ripcord

Keely Chisholm: Miranda Lambert,  The Weight of These Wings

Salim Dib: Blake Shelton, If I’m Honest

Cole Little: Brandy Clark, Big Day in a Small Town

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