Presented by Drew Allen.
Better late than never.
Album of the Year
Kanye West: My Dark and Twisted Fantasy
Runner Up: The Roots: How I Got Over
This was a super tough call. I think that the emotio-moral dichotomy these two albums thematically represent is very reflective of the same dichotomy that existed in my life in 2010.
Film of the Year
Runner Up: Black Swan
SO many good movies came out this year, but in the end these were such all-encompassing experiences to Behold. The King's Speech is definitely just behind these two for me.
New Artist of the Year
Mumford & Sons
Runner Up: The Black Keys
I think this is indicative of the rise of both meaning and groove in my musical tastes this year. Mumford is such a perfect sacred in secular example. Awesome.
TV Show of the Year
Runner Up: Community
Mad Men is a beautiful, dark, character-driven study of a broken man and his struggle to regain a sense of morality, purpose, and identity. Community is a uniquely written, simply hilarious look at a group of misfits learn to like and love each other. Both are amazing.
Author of the Year
Runner Up: George Orwell
Maxims of Manhood was a great example of hilarity colliding with plain, good things that men should hear. And thanks to George, I'm afraid of my iPad.
Store of the Year
Runner Up: Publix
I've made the switch from a generally corrupt and uncaring big box store to a clean and more socially aware one. Plus, there's nothing like having your own place to enjoy shopping at Publix all the more.
Man of the Year
I don't really feel the need to say too much here, as his songs speak so much better of him than I can. Authentic, honest, wise passion roaring from his heart, mind, voice and guitar.
Lifetime Achievement Earle:
No explanation necessary.