AOL announces nominees for 2006 'TV's Top 5! Viewer Awards'

MUMBAI:AOL announced the nominees for the 2006 TV's Top 5! Viewer Awards honouring television's most talked-about moments from the past year in unique categories such as Best Trainwreck Moment, Best Steamy Smooches Moment and Best Creature Comforts Moment.

The finalists and winning moments are determined solely by fan voting, which opens today at 6 PM (EST) on the web at (

Beginning today at, fans can view all the nominated moments and vote for their favorite in each category. The five finalists, one from each category, will be announced on 7 August. Voting will then re-open to determine the season's best moment of all. The winning clip will be revealed on 21 August. This is the fifth year that AOL Television has celebrated the year in TV by letting the fans pick the best moment.


The following are TV's Top 5! Nominated Moments for 2006:


-- Mrs. Perrin has a meltdown on "Trading Spouses"

-- Andre sobs uncontrollably on "Project Runway"

-- Isaac Mizrahi gets hairy on E!'s "Live From the Red Carpet"

-- Donald Trump flirts with his own daughter on "The View"

-- Paula goes off on Simon "American Idol"


-- Nate has a seizure on "Six Feet Under"

-- Edgar dies of nerve gas on "24"

-- Tony gets shot by Uncle Junior on "The Sopranos"

-- Michael kills Ana Lucia and Libby on "Lost"

-- Chris Daughtry is eliminated on "American Idol"


-- Ellen flips a bird on "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno"

-- Reese feuds with Biff on "The Late Show With David Letterman"

-- Jennifer Garner accidentally reveals her baby's sex on "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno"

-- Letterman tears apart Bill O'Reilly on "The Late Show With David Letterman"

-- Star gets hit by a football on "The View"


-- Leno gets bugged out on "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno"

-- The world's ugliest dog shows up on "Last Call With Carson Daly"

-- A family of super dogs wow the crowd on "Live With Regis & Kelly"

-- A dog catches a Frisbee while on his hind feet on "The Late Show With David Letterman"

-- Ellen gets a great big puppy hug on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show"


-- Kate surprises Jack with a kiss on "Lost"

-- Carlos makes a tantalizing offer to Lynette on "Desperate Housewives"

-- Jim lets Pam know how he feels on "The Office"

-- Derek and Meredith give into their passion on "Grey's Anatomy'"

-- Joy smooches Meredith before she leaves "The View"

The nominees have all been featured on TV's Top 5!, AOL Television's daily recap of the best five moments of the previous day based on fan response and input from AOL Television's editors. Fans can view these moments at and give feedback on their favourite clip of the day. The nominees are among the most viewed and highest rated moments from the past year, according to an official release.

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