Hey guys, welcome to the 2013 AV Club Awards Week! Today we continue with the final round of the best of the year, doling out the big awards. 

Book of the Year               

5: The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside the Room – Greg Sestero and Tom Bissell

4: The Goldfinch – Donna Tartt

3: Tenth of December – George Saunders

2: The Ocean at the End of the Lane – Neil Gaiman

1 - Book of the Year


Album of the Year               

20: I Hate Music – Superchunk

19: Pedestrian Verse – Frightened Rabbit

18: The 20/20 Experience – Justin Timberlake

17: Night Time, My Time – Sky Ferreira

16: Days Are Gone – Haim

15: The Terror – The Flaming Lips

14: Sunbather – Dearheaven

13: Run the Jewels – Run the Jewels

12: Heartthrob – Tegan & Sara

11: …Like Clockwork – Queens of the Stone Age

10: Trouble Will Find Me – The National

9: MBV – My Bloody Valentine

8: The Next Day – David Bowie

7: The Electric Lady – Janelle Monáe

6: The Bones of What You Believe – Chvrches

5: Pure Heroine – Lorde

4: Reflektor – Arcade Fire

3: Yeezus – Kanye West

2: Random Access Memories – Daft Punk

2 - Album of the Year

Game of the Year               

10: Super Mario 3D World

9: Gone Home

8: Fire Emblem: Awakening

7: The Stanley Parable

6: Saints Row IV

5: Papers, Please

4: Bioshock Infinite

3: The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

2: GTA V

3 - Game of the Year


Episode of the Year               

15: “Lost in Space” – American Dad

14: “All I Ever Wanted” – Enlightened

13: “The Ghost is Seen” – Enlightened

12: “A New Attitude” – Arrested Development

11: “O.T. The Outside Toilet” – Bob’s Burgers

10: “Señoritis” – Arrested Development

9: “In Care Of” – Mad Men

8: “Fucksgiving” – Orange is the New Black

7: “Savoureux” – Hannibal

6: “The Crash” – Mad Men

5: “Decoy” – Justified

4: “Hogcock/Last Lunch” – 30 Rock

3: “Felina” – Breaking Bad

2: “The Rains of Castemere” – Game of Thrones

4 - Episode of the Year


TV Show of the Year               

15: VEEP

14: The Venture Brothers

13: Brooklyn Nine-Nine

12: The Americans

11: Parks & Rec

10: Justified

9: 30 Rock

8: Archer

7: Bob’s Burgers

6: Orange is the New Black

5: Orphan Black

4: Hannibal

3: Mad Men

2: Game of Thrones

5 - TV Show of the Year


The Dissolve Presents: The AV Club Film of the Year               

20: Stoker

19: Much Ado About Nothing

18: Captain Phillips

17: Nebraska

16: Computer Chess

15: Spring Breakers

14: Frozen

13: Iron Man 3

12: The Act of Killing

11: Pacific Rim

10: American Hustle

9: Before Midnight

8: Frances Ha

7: Upstream Color

6: The Wolf of Wall Street

5: Inside Llewyn Davis

4: The Word’s End

3: Gravity

2: Her

6 - Film of the Year


Love the winners? Hate the winners? Sound off below, complain to me on The AV Club or whine on me at twitter @the_commies.

Tomorrow: we blow up the whole thing with the Commentariat Awards.



    • Dikachu

      I have plenty, thanks.

      • Tity Boi

        I can pouch for this.

        • repostedcustomerreviews

          Awesome quality, easy to wear.

          ~Zesta Crackerbarrell
          Reviewing Eyro Testicle Stretcher Stainless Steel for Beginner

    • LadyWriterontheTV

      This season it was KANYE WEST WING

    • dwsNY


  • Dikachu

    “Lost in Space” came in last?

    I hate you people.

    • GaryX

      Not last, actually, since there were about 15 other nominated episodes that didn’t even make the cut.

      • Dikachu

        Ah, ok. I no longer hate you people, though my oral ministrations will be fairly uninspired.

        •,59829/ Scrawler

          Beggars can’t be choosers.

        • ms_eli

          You do oral?

          • dwsNY

            It looks like it shouldn’t even be possible, but…

    • sarCCastro

      Gravity and 30 Rock but no You’re Next or Bunheads?

      I also hate you people.

      • flowsthead

        No Wadjda or The Great Beauty?

        I further hate you people.

        • Douay-Rheims-Challoner

          Wadjda can’t even make the cut when I’m voting! This is weeeeird.

      • Joey.blowey

        Gee, thanks for reminding us again of the demise of Bunheads
        I hate you @sarccastro:disqus

        (actually I hate the powers that be for cancelling it)

    • NerdInTheBasement

      Woah, woah man. Such comments are a sight for sore eyes, to the blind would be awful majestic…

    • The Narrator

      “The Name Game” didn’t even make the cut. This feels like a cold, dry hug.

      •,59829/ Scrawler

        Did they celebrate the Commies in your Nazi family?

  •,138649/ Intermittent Hairdresser

    yeeeeeaaaahhh Bleeding Edge

  •,59829/ Scrawler

    We are a people of good taste.

    • Lovely Bones

      Well, mostly. At least Enlightened got two episodes on the Best of the Year list. .

      •,59829/ Scrawler

        Well not everything here would be my first choice. But it is a quality stuff.

        • Douay-Rheims-Challoner


          Nah it’s otherwise fine.

        • Cookie_Monster

          Exactly. Not everything me wanted to win came in first, but it very hard to find fault with things that did come in first.

          • LadyWriterontheTV

            I loved the top 5 in pretty much every category. Damn, this was a great year for pop culture.

        • Lovely Bones

          Oh, absolutely. I didn’t mean to sound like that.

    • Reposted a7x Fan

      my favorite band(s) are Avenged Sevenfold, Five Finger Deth Punch, Disturbed, and Escape the Fate.
      my favorite songs from Metallica are Enter Sandman, Fuel, and The Unforgiven.

      -Joanna, 2 years ago

      • Techee44

        I love you.

      • dwsNY

        Voting for gimmick of the year is over, you know! You can stop trying and just coast instead of cracking us up so consistently!

    • NathanFordsEvilTwin

      Actually…I liked all the stuff that won, but the stuff I love is either near the bottom or nowhere to be seen. Well, that’s the nature of awards I guess, at least we have better taste than the Academy.

    • Shitty Crappy Account

      Fuck off you self congratulatory cunt.

      •,59829/ Scrawler

        Well you sure told me!

    • Monte Hellman’s Mayonnaise

      I’m happy to see Stoker was last even though I was shocked it was nominated. That movie was a pile of crap!

      • Crooked_Paul

        Disagree. It’s a rich deconstruction/subversion of the young-girl-in-danger trope, plus it’s beautifully shot and edited.

  • NerdInTheBasement

    Uber glad Her got number two on the list, and huzzah for Inside Llewyn Davis getting such high placement on tht list!

  • WhiteFratBroWithDreads

    the word’s end.

    • The Archmage of the Aether

      Full stop.

    • Tity Boi

      Have liked it less the more I thought about it.

    • dwsNY

      I was kind of surprised that it came in so high up… But the I realized, this has been a really weak year for film comedy. I mean, it was pretty much alone as the only real comedy in competition.

  • apathymonger

    I should probably read that Pynchon book sometime.

    It’s “Modern Vampires of the City”, BTW.

    •,59829/ Scrawler

      It’s Sex and the City/Sex in the City all over again.

      • Hunsweasel

        Or Deep Inside Annie Sprinkle/Deep Offside Annie Sprinkle.

      • The Allusionist

        I am remiss for calling it “Sexin’ the City”, then?

        •,59829/ Scrawler

          I am never going to call it anything else from here on …

  • Douay-Rheims-Challoner

    I’m pretty happy 12 Years A Slave got first place, anyway.

    • dwsNY

      We all know what you think about enslaving black people, okay?

  • Tity Boi


    Also, having JUST finished ‘Last of Us’ over the weekend, I can say it kicked so much ass and broke so much heart.

    • GaryX

      Even if it was, a collage can still be a film.

      • Tity Boi

        But was the collage film that good?

        What? Was each drink is better than the last, leaving you with the desire to have one more? Take a drink now.

    • menocu

      Every movie is a collage.

    • Dr. Jacoby

      The movie I really have a problem with on the list is The Wolf of Wall Street, I don’t really get how that movie is being treated as anything other than a disappointment. Really an all time low for Marty as far as I’m concerned.

  • Joycetick

    KR0 didn’t even crack the top ten? Come on people : (

  • senor spielbergo

    Thanks guys for recognizing QOTSA when the AV Club wouldn’t.

  • Babs

    Wow, Adventure Time didn’t even make the list. I don’t really have a problem with that, but I’m surprised.

    • GaryX

      I think it was just barely edged out. I recall it being in there for a long time, but I think VEEP just bumped it out.

    • Dikachu

      That is kinda surprising. At least Venture Bros. made the list, though if they hadn’t had such a fucking pathetically short “season” then it probably woulda been higher.

  • Babs

    @GaryX:disqus How was voter turnout?

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