Best Singer: Aarya
Best Guitarist: Mr Luke Eves
Best Drummer: Ashley
Best Bassist: Anyone but me
Best Keys: Jenkins
Best Use of Other Instrument: Tamarack's Cable Pop
Favourite Band: Shortwave
Best Soloist: Aarya
Best Song: Aarya's mum and dad song that definitely didn't make me cry
Best Front Person: Does Joe count as a front person if he went off stage
Best New Band: Goldreed
Best Band Name: Pascal and the PDF files
Ones to Watch For Next Year: Goldreed
The Bandsoc Oscars 2018: Fun Version
Best On Stage Use Of Hair: Joe
Best Dressed: Lisa Maliki because they were some cool ass pants
Most Unlucky: River Purple
Best Technical Fault:Tamarack
Most Intense set: Shortwave
Best Banter: N/A
Most Entertaining: Shortwave
Best Playing Face: Joe
The Dan Carlotta Award For Worst Bass Face: Me, I just look depressed
Best Judge: None, still holding a grudge
The Haystack Award For Most Offensive Band:
Best Heat: 3
The Perry Hollebon Klein Award For Most Bands In Final: Andrew
The Bandsoc Oscars 2018: Traditional Version
Best Guitarist: Rhys Evans, the Steve Terreberry lookalike
Best Drummer: Eric Melander, the human metronome
Best Bassist: Andrew Klein
Best Keys: Alex Jenkins
Best Use of Other Instrument: Melodica in Pascal and the PDF Files. I know the melodica is seen as a bit of a novelty instrument, but it sounded sexy as fuck with all that reverb
Favourite Band: Goldreed
Best Song: Major Minor
Best Front Person: Mr. Pascal himself
Most Improved: Tamarack (Don’t mean to be arrogant at all, but given that we came fourth in our heat last year, I think this is a fair choice)
Best Band Name: Naga Sadhu
Ones to Watch For Next Year: Goldreed, if that wasn’t obvious already
Best On Stage Use Of Hair: Andrew Klein
Best Dressed: The Billy and Lenny dungarees duo from Haystack
Most Unlucky: Eh, everyone seems to have said Cartwheel, so I guess us. To have Pascal and the PDF Files come out of nowhere and get one perfect score and another nearly perfect score was a surprise we never could have anticipated.
Best Technical Fault: I agree with Luke about the bass drum mic feeding back during Cartwheel’s semi-final set. My profuse fiddling with the bass amp was all for naught
Most Intense set: Tamarack in the final, exclusively as a result of the excellent job from the lighting people.
Best Banter: Haystack, fuck you
Worst Banter: Dan Carlotta and any other Haystack detractors
Most Entertaining: Haystack. Even as a member, half the stuff that happened during our final set was a surprise to me, so I was pretty entertained
Best Playing Face: Lenny from Haystack during the final. One judge commented that he looked like he’d rather be back at the ranch, and given that he was deathly ill, I’m not surprised. He was bitten by a few too many chiggers down on the farm the day before.
The Dan Carlotta Award For Worst Bass Face: Me :(
The Phil Mountford Award For Dissent And Displeasure: Please refer to answer for ‘Worst Banter’
Catchiest Song: I can’t get the bridge from Trucks, Deer & Drinkin’ Beer out of my head. That song could genuinely be a hit on American country radio, without even any lyrical alterations.
Best Judge: Hands-down Will, not simply for being the sole judge to make it in the snow to the semi-final (on ridiculously short notice, at that), but also for doing a fantastic job of being fair, impartial, knowledgeable and detailed with his comments.
The Haystack Award For Most Offensive Band: Dorothy, for speaking out of turn
Best Heat: I only went to heats two and five, but I’m inclined to say two, if not solely for the Alex Jenkins specialty cable pop™ that resulted in my serious band coming second to my underprepared joke band.
Best Lyrics: Things Ain’t Been the Same ‘Round Here, a song that was considered for Haystack’s final set, but was ultimately scrapped for being too offensive, being subsequently replaced by the less offensive Arm America
The Perry Hollebon Klein Award For Most Bands In Final: A tie between Andrew Klein and Alexander Jenkins. Thank you to Benny for pointing out Alex’s cameo in Haystack, lest his moving and slightly squeaky rendition of The Star-Spangled Banner be forgotten
Best Singer: AArya
Best Guitarist: Rhys
Best Drummer: Ashley Noel- Hirst
Best Bassist: Oscar from Goldreed
Best Use of Other Instrument: Abi on the Flute
Favourite Band: Naga Sadhu
Best Soloist: AArya
Best Front Person: Knight Owls man
Most Improved: Tamarack
Best Band Name: Edgelord
Best On Stage Use Of Hair: Gotta be Joe Blake
Best Dressed: All of Pascal
Best Technical Fault: Mr. Jenkins loves his cable pops
Most Intense set: Shortwave final set
Best Banter: Haystack semis
Worst Banter: Floorboard heat
Most Entertaining: Pascal
Best Playing Face: Callum Bains, just look at that profile pic
The Dan Carlotta Award For Worst Bass Face: I've not got one for this
The Phil Mountford Award For Dissent And Displeasure: SU soundguys *ANGERY*
Catchiest Song: MAJOR MINOR - HE'S GOING OUT ON THE WEEKEND WOOO
Best Judge: Will from the semis, proper legend
The Haystack Award For Most Offensive Band: Take a wild guess
Best Heat: Going to go with Heat 2, but I didn't see all of them
Best Lyrics: JRHNBR, yes George
The Perry Hollebon Klein Award For Most Bands In Final: I mean if you're gonna make me put it... I guess it's me
Best Banter: Haystack, fuck youWorst Banter: Dan Carlotta and any other Haystack detractors
Best Singer: Liam "Beep Boop" Carroll
Best Guitarist: Ian Dio
Best Drummer: Ashley
Best Bassist: Joe Blake in Shortwave
Best Keys: Benny
Best Use of Other Instrument: Whatever the fuck that little round thing Haystack used.
Favourite Band: Haystack (GOD BLESS AMERICA BROTHERS)
Best Song: JRH;NBR
Best Front Person: Zoe Mountford
Most Improved: Zoe Mountford, by virtue of not attending.
Best Band Name: Liam Carroll Sad Bathtime Toast
Worst Band Name: hortwav
Best On Stage Use Of Hair: I can't imagine any contention on this point.
Worst On Stage Use Of Hair: Alex Jenkins.
Best Dressed: Great to still see Ian in the Hawaiian shirt after four years.
Most Unlucky: Shortwave getting shafted by Crossley.
Best Technical Fault: Alex Jenkins ripping the cable out.
Most Intense set: Shortwave in the finals, particularly their last song.
Best Banter: Haystack
Worst Banter: Dan Carlotta
Most Entertaining: Haystack
Best Playing Face: Joe "perpetually slightly surprised that he knows how to play guitar" Blake
The Dan Carlotta Award For Worst Bass Face: Andrew Klein
The Phil Mountford Award For Dissent And Displeasure: Crossley
Catchiest Song: Looks like he's going out on the weekend again
Best Judge: Will, anyone who votes otherwise is a heretic.
The Haystack Award For Most Offensive Band: Culture Blood - the robots will remember you when the time comes.
Best Heat: Toss up between 3 and 5 for me
Best Lyrics: Good girls only eat toast for breakfast (repeat ad nauseam)
The Perry Hollebon Klein Award For Most Bands In Final: Klein
Most Flagrant Disregard For Rules: Broken Strangers. Aggressively over time and allegedly most of them don't even go to Warwick.
Most Money Stolen: Connor WORSTwick
Most Cucked: Sad Bathtime Toast easily would have won if they were allowed to plug their toaster in.
Best Rip-Off: That Cartwheel song that sounds exactly like Grain Death.
Edgiest Band: Culture Blood: I'M DYING
Most Inanimate Performer: That mannequin they hung a bass on in Shortwave.
Chunkiest Riff: Naga Sadhu
Best Losers: Carbon-14
Best Singer: Ian Larsson, but Aarya gets me all emotional :'(
Best Guitarist: Rhys Evans
Best Drummer: Connor Mosely (love ya man)
Best Keys: Bennie
Best Use of Other Instrument: Pascal, whoever it was playing the melodica you are a hero
Favourite Band: Liam Carrol Sad Baths With A Toaster
Best Song: LET IT OUT
Best Front Person: Knight Owls
Most Improved: Can't say, only been here a year
Best New Band: Goldreed or River Purple, I can't decide
Best Band Name: Pascal and the PDF Files
Best On Stage Use Of Hair: Joe Blake
Best Dressed: The Demographics
Most Unlucky: The Space Whales, turn that bass amp on guys!
Best Technical Fault: :(((((((((((((( (nah Alex's cable pop was heartbreaking)
Most Intense set: Culture Blood (Final)
Best Banter: Culture Blood, yes I too like to beep boop
Worst Banter: Culture Blood, we're all sad and we're all gonna die
Most Entertaining: Haystack in the heats
Best Playing Face: Andrew Klein
The Dan Carlotta Award For Worst Bass Face: Liam Carrol
The Phil Mountford Award For Dissent And Displeasure: everyone was really nice :D
Catchiest Song: Break up in a Barn, i swear that was in my head for weeks after you played
Best Judge: I fought the law and the law won, next year Incarnal shall all be wearing Killswitch shirts in your honour
The Haystack Award For Most Offensive Band: Culture Blood
Best Lyrics: Goldreed
The Perry Hollebon Klein Award For Most Bands In Final: Andrew Klein
Best Guitarist: Rhys (carbon-14)
Best Drummer: Eric Melander
Best Use of Other Instrument: Abi (Flute in floorboard: that thing sang)
Favourite Band: Floorboard
Best Song: Summer (Tamarattack)
Best Front Person: Adam Thompson
Best Band Name: Carbon-14
Best Dressed: Demographics
Most Unlucky: River purple ( get wild card from your heat, when you're third, but the wild card not being you :'( )
Best Technical Fault: Alex Jenkins
Most Intense set: Watching Rhys shred (carbon-14)
Best Banter: Pascal.pdf
Most Entertaining: Aarya (semi-finals set)
Best Playing Face: Joe Blake climbing the invisible stairs (heat 3 pictures)
The Dan Carlotta Award For Worst Bass Face: Dan Carlotta
The Phil Mountford Award For Dissent And Displeasure: Haystack
Catchiest Song: Major Minor
Best Judge: Will McKeown (gg wp)
The Haystack Award For Most Offensive Band: Haystack
Best Lyrics: Aarya
The Bandsoc Oscars 2018: Additional and Posthumourous
The show must go on award: Joe Blake (carbon-14)
Worst sound people award: SU guys for the finals
Happiest: Freddie Larkins
Cartographer: Charlie Mathews
Shit man don't remind me of carbon-14 that was a fever dream and a half
I remember getting to the second song and thinking "fuck, is my guitar on?"
Still so sad that I missed what was probably the best heat.
Best Singer: Elizabeth Penwill
Best Guitarist: Joe Blake
Best Drummer: Aidan
Best Bassist: George Pheby
Best Keys: My boi Benny
Best Use of Other Instrument: Rooty Tooty Flutey
Favourite Band: Haystack
Least favourite band: Sad bath time toast
Best Soloist: Aarya/Benny (not sure if this is best solo act or best solo)
Best Song: Good girls don't eat toast for breakfast
Best Front Person: The legend from Knight Owls
Most Improved: Taameraoecack
Best New Band: Goldreed
Best Band Name: Edgelord (aka. Goldreed)
Worst Band Name: Habeas Tortoise
Ones to Watch For Next Year: Victor-Emmanuel
Best On Stage Use Of Hair: Benny put an extraordinary amount of gel in his hair at the final.
Best Dressed: Pascal and the PDFs
Most Unlucky: Cartwheel
Best Technical Fault: Tristan and his 5 string
Most Intense set: Knight Owls
Best Banter: Culture blood
Worst Banter: Floorboard in their heat
Most Entertaining: Haystack bovs
Best Playing face: If we can see your face your hair is not long enough
The Dan Carlotta Award For Worst Bass Face: I object to this on principle
The Phil Mountford Award For Dissent And Displeasure: 30 min set and 0 fuckers were given
The Phil Mountford Award For Being Phil Mountford: Phil Mountford
Catchiest Song: Major/Minor (any other answers are wrong)
Best Judge: Through snow and ice, he was there for us
The Haystack Award For Most Offensive Band: Haystack were not offensive
Best Heat: 4
Best Lyrics: Frizz Laurent (props to Ashley)
The PerryHollebon Klein Award For Most Bands In Final: That boys ego is big enough.
Worst band name Habeas Tortoise? Um? Excuse me?
I suppose you'd prefer Disco Disco would you?