We here at ToughPigs HQ were shocked and appalled to learn that the 87th annual Academy Awards were lacking in Muppet nominations. So we decided to redefine the old adage, “If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em” for our own purposes and create our own awards show. And so The Snuffy Awards were born!
We created 15 categories surrounding the films of 2014 (notably, Muppets Most Wanted and I Am Big Bird), chose the nominees, and asked you to cast your votes to help choose the winners. And we were pleased to see hundreds of you make your voices heard (or at least your clicking fingers) to select the recipients of our little made-up awards ceremony.
We did our best to simulate a real awards show. We had a real Snuffy trophy made, we put ourselves on camera as your charismatic hosts (I know we’re no Neil Patrick Harris, but we’re a lot cheaper), and best of all, we found actual celebrities to act as presenters!
As you’ll see, our Snuffy Awards ceremony is full of familiar names and faces including Muppet performers, people from the Muppet fan community, the stars of Muppets Most Wanted, and more. We’re so incredibly grateful to our presenters, and we can’t thank them enough for their participation.
So without further ado, we at ToughPigs are proud to present the first ever Snuffy Awards! The only film award show that matters!
Many thanks to Jon Shaw for helping to build our Snuffy Award trophy!
A million thanks to all of our presenters, who really brought their A-games in the videos they provided for us: Tyler Bunch, Leslie Carrara-Rudolph, Annie Colbert, Ryan Dosier, Frogfan76, Jerome Green, Danny Horn, Dave Hulteen, Eric Jacobson, Brian Jay Jones, Dave LaMattina, Peter Linz, Joey Mazzarino, Dylan Postl, Marty Robinson, John Tartaglia, Kirk Thatcher, Matt Vogel, and Chad Walker! Eat your heart out, Saturday Night Live’s 40th anniversary special!
And thank you to everyone out there who voted!
Lastly, congratulations to everyone involved with Muppets Most Wanted and I Am Big Bird! You may not be going home with an Oscar this year, but you still deserve all the accolades we wish we could give you.
Click here to thank Bernie the agent on the ToughPigs forum!
by Joe Hennes – Joe@ToughPigs.com