Noel and Kate continue their celebration of the best of TV in 2016 with The Televerse’s yearly Smorgasborgy, a Best Of bonanza covering every category we can think of (and a few we probably shouldn’t have). There is so much to discuss and celebrate this year, in fact, that for the first time, The Televerse will be presenting our Best Of Smorgasborgy over two weeks, starting with our awards for the best performances, production elements, writing, and music on TV in 2016. Post your thoughts on the year’s TV, and your picks for any or all of our categories, in the comments below, and come back next week for our favorite characters, sequences, moments, seasons, and more!

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Performance Awards (7:52)
Best Lead Performance
Best Supporting Performance
Most/Least Acting
Best Voice Acting
Best Reality Personality
Most Novel Casting
Best Use of Ensemble
Most Underrated Ensemble
Best Cameo
Best Guest Appearance
6th Wo/Man Award

Production Awards (33:40)
Notable Direction
Best Cinematography
Best Costuming
Best Set Design
Best Hair and Makeup
Best Editing
Most Inventive Animation

Writing Awards (45:05)
Writing for a Comedy Series
Writing for a Drama Series
Best Sketch
Most Memorable Line/Delivery
Best Monologue
Best Single Episode
Best Crafting of a Season

Music Awards (1:16:46)
Best New Theme Song/Credits Sequence
Catchiest New Theme Song
Best Score
Best Soundtrack
Best Original Song
Best Musical Moment
Best Dance Sequence
Best Deployment of a Pre-Existing Song
Best Montage

Music Featured: The Get Down Brothers battle Notorious 3, The Get Down; “My Name Is Jake” and “Rather Be Anything” from Adventure Time; “Bad Stuff Happens in the Bathroom” from Bob’s Burgers;  “It’s Over, Isn’t It?” and “Here Comes a Thought” from Steven Universe; “It Was a Shit Show” from Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

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