The 2008 Scandalist Awards

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Sneakiest Wedding Of ’08: Beyonce And Jay-Z

Beyonce and Jay-Z pulled off their rooftop wedding in NYC with the secrecy of a black ops mission. Only Scarlett Johansson and Ryan Reynolds came close to matching their stealth. Check the official results …

Scandalist mobile winner:Beyonce & Jay-Z.

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Boring-est Of ’08: Rachel Bilson

O.C. star Rachel Bilson may be a hottie, but Scandalist readers sure think she’s boring. Rachel even beat out Selena Gomez (yawn) and Jessica Alba (double yawn) to be crowned boring-est of the year.

Scandalist mobile winner: The Jonas Brothers.

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The 2008 Scandalist Awards

We’re not happy with the glut of award shows clogging up our TV screens. The Grammys? Couldn’t stay awake. The Oscars? Four hours of puffery. So we’ve launched our own annual year-end awards, and you get to decide who will be crowned winners on Dec. 31 by casting your votes for your favorite — or least favorite — celebrities.

The Scandalist Awards weren’t created to serve as a hype machine for celebs, but rather to look back frankly at some the people who fueled fun headlines in 2008 — from A-listers like Beyoncé and Scarlett Johansson to D-listers like Kim Kardashian and Coco. And we’ve tried to create categories for your every mood — whether you’re feeling jaded (Douchiest, Boring-est, Fugliest), sentimental (Sneakiest Wedding, Cutest Kid) or like a horndog (Curviest).

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Sexiest Of ’08: Vote Now!

Three actresses and one supermodel dominated movie screens, runways, commercials and magazine spreads in 2008. Curvacious Scarlett Johansson piqued imaginations by kissing Penelope Cruz in Vicky Cristina Barcelona and kissing Natalie Portman in real life, then broke hearts by getting hitched to Ryan Reynolds. Marissa Miller graced the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition, made mouths gape with here Victoria’s Secret modeling, and catapulted to the top of Maxim’s “Hot 100″ list.

Megan Fox, who became a bona fide sex symbol with last year’s Transformers, cranked up her bad-girl image by telling GQ that she had a love affair with a female stripper. And actress Eva Mendes modeled undies for Calvin Klein and posed topless for Vogue Italy. Rumored to be in negotiations to star in the American version of Y Tu Mamá También (plot: two young men, one woman), we’ve already shortlisted her to be a contender for next year’s Sexiest award.

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Curviest Of ’08: Vote Now!

The women in our curviest category have seemingly impossible proportions — and most capitalize smartly (or is it grotesquely?) on their god-given and/or medically-enhanced bodies to advance their careers. Reality TV star Kim Kardashian, English model Jodie Marsh and Ice-T‘s wife Coco use every photo op to jiggle and gyrate their ample junk. R&B machine/actress Beyonce, the only nominee with talent to spare, is less reliant on her bodaciousness — but fans enjoy it just the same. In order to decide who’s the Curviest of the year, it’s important to look at — not read about — each nominee. Check the pics …

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Cutest Kid Of ’08: Vote Now!

The contenders for Cutest Kiddie of 2008 range from newborn to toddler, but they’ve all inherited three things: money, fame and stellar genes. A rock star straight from the womb, Kingston Rossdale has become a child style icon, often seen in Converse and flannel; at two-years old, he’s pioneered the preschool grunge trend. Shiloh Jolie-Pitt hit the genetic jackpot, and the little blondie has upheld the world’s expectation to be one of the most beautiful children we’ve seen. While Suri Cruise‘s home life may be bizarre, the stylista toddler is never photographed looking anything but adorable. Valentina Pinault is constantly smiling in the arms of momma Salma Hayek. But honestly, if you were nuzzled against her all day … you’d be giddy too, right?

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Douchiest Of ’08: Vote Now!

While numerous celebrities vied to be nominated for this category, only four Hollywood mainstays went above and beyond the “call of douchey.” First up is Miley Cyrus, who tarnished her successful rise with her controversial topless Vanity Fair picture, for which she later apologized. The Hannah Montana star also ticked off tween fans with her YouTube video mocking fellow pubescent starlets Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez, and caused some drama when she supposedly attempted to get fired from her hit show. Next in line is paparazzo Adnan Ghalib, whose landing strip facial hair and British accent inexplicably wooed troubled singer Britney Spears. The photog (who was married at the time) squeezed every last bit of D-List fame out of their relationship, granting interviews, showing off text messages from the star, and even attempting to sell a sex tape of the two of them bangin’.

We can’t forget Michael Lohan for his constant blabbing to the press about his rehabbing daughter Lindsay Lohan. Whether it’s about her mother, acting career, or rumored girlfriend Sam Ronson, Michael always has an opinion he’s willing to share — with everyone. Finally, we have Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag, better known as the horrific Hills hybrid Speidi. This desperate duo turns every mundane activity into a blatantly staged photo op, and their pathetic attention addiction takes fame-whoring to a whole new (low) level. Check the photos of each nominee, then vote for the Douchiest.

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Funniest Of ’08: Vote Now!

You might think that presidential politics and a crashing economy would have kept folks from laughing in 2008, but thanks to these four comedians – intentionally or not – there were plenty of chuckles to go around. Amy Poehler kept reaming the headlines on SNL‘s Weekend Update all the way through her very noticeable pregnancy, while Steve Colbert showed TV pundits just who had the lock on “truthiness.” Tina Fey got a perfect chance to bring new audiences to the underwatched sitcom 30 Rock when a certain politician with a physical resemblance leapt into the limelight: Sarah Palin. And while Palin might not be trying to crack us up, how could would we celebrate these three jokesters without acknowledging the failed VP nominee that provided them with so much great material?

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Boring-est Of ’08: Vote Now!

Some celebrities are famous the world over, have a legion of fans that follow their every move religiously, and an empire of merchandise advertising themselves. But that doesn’t mean these characters are any more compelling than the empty lunchboxes their faces are plastered all over. The Jonas Brothers, who’ve uttered about three words all year (they may have said more — but they’ve been drowned out by their shrieking fans) have about as much charisma as their live action figures, which is also true of fellow Disney factory product Selena Gomez. Gomez almost got interesting this year when Miley Cyrus mocked her milquetoast web videos, but that fire was quickly doused by Disney press releases. Jessica Alba scowled through ’08, putting out two cinematic bombs and a baby, and only occasionally breaking into a smile. As for former O.C. star Rachel Bilson, it seems that even she bored of her wooden on-screen performances, and has started a fashion line with DKNY.

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Best Wang Of ’08: Vote Now!

Female celebrities and swimsuit models were not the only ones showing off their goodies in 2008. A few male celebrities chose to put their manhood on display, but who really had the Best Wang of 2008? David Beckham posed in his skivvies for an Emporio Armani ad that popped up as a gigantic billboard covering one entire side of the Macy’s department store in San Francisco. Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps complemented his snug Speedo with eight gold medals at the 2008 summer games. John Mayer chose a Borat-inspired green leotard while vacationing, and was photographed showing off his family jewels while aboard a yacht. Finally, “Rehab” singer Amy Winehouse showed her love for her incarcerated husband Blake Fielder-Civil by proudly posting photos of him exposing himself on her Facebook page. Check the photos, and vote for this year’s best tool.

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Check out photos of the nominees and vote now in all 12 of our distinguished categories.