List of ironic awards

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A list of ironic, humorous, negative or anti-awards and mock prizes.

Arts and entertainment

Language and speaking

  • Académie de la Carpette anglaise, to "members of the French élite who distinguish themselves by relentlessly promoting the domination of the English language over the French language in France and in European institutions."
  • Doublespeak Award, an "ironic tribute to public speakers who have perpetuated language that is grossly deceptive, evasive, euphemistic, confusing, or self-centered"
  • Ernie Awards, for comments deemed misogynistic
  • Foot in Mouth Award, for "a baffling comment by a public figure"
  • Golden Bull Award, for organizations which use confusing and bad English
  • Un-word of the year, for a German word or word group deemed to be the year's most offensive new or recently popularized term
  • Word of the year, including "most unnecessary", "most outrageous", "most euphemistic", "least likely to succeed"

Science and pseudoscience


  • Bidone d'oro, for the most disappointing player in Serie A Italian football league
  • Douglas Wilkie Medal, presented to those who do the least for Australian rules football
  • Lanterne rouge, for the last finisher in the general classification of the Tour de France
  • Mr. Irrelevant, for the last player selected in each year's NFL draft
  • Wooden spoon (award), usually given to an individual or team which has come last in a competition, but sometimes also to runners-up


See also