The final season is starting to wrap up. It's time for our community to take a fond look back at the characters and moments that the show has made so iconic.
In my last episode wrap-up, I teased that we would be remembering the show's best moments through community-created awards, nicknamed the Smokies. I received dozens of award ideas, and I've distilled them in the categories in the Comments section below. If you don't see your category, sorry! I picked and chose some that I thought would put up decent competition among the true believers.
This is a multi-stage process, and won't be completely finished until after the final episode airs. Exciting!
First, we'll take nominations for the categories in the Comments section below. I'll be looking over the nominations and deleting ones that don't fit the category (with explanations). Be sure to look through the nominations and vote up your favorites. You can vote for as many of the nominations as you want, so don't feel like you have to choose between several that you really like. The top three-voted nominations in each category will go live into a series of polls alongside the second-to-last episode. Those will determine the bulk of the Smokey awards, but one will remain.
You'll notice we have a "Best Episode of" category for each season. When the final episode airs, the winning episode of each season will face off in a Lost battle royale. Obviously, the last few episodes of this season are exempt from the contest. The results of that poll will determine the favorite Lost episode of all time... at least among our cadre of vocal fans.
Without further ado, here are the categories. Vote below, and have fun!
Best Episode of... (S1, S2, S3, etc)
Best Love Story
Worst Love Story
Best Sawyerism (i.e. nickname or sarcastic remark; various uses of "son of a bitch!" don't count)
Best Minor Character
Best Fight Scene
Most Touching Episode
Most Shocking Moment
Most Annoying Character
Best Male Character
Best Female Character