r/nottheonion 14d ago

r/NotTheOnion Best of 2021 Award Winners!

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It's time to announce the winners of the r/NotTheOnion Best of 2021 Awards!

We've counted the votes from our nomination thread

Some sections have multiple winners. A runner-up is only considered if their post has 2/3rds or greater votes of the winner.

To showcase the best of r/NotTheOnion, disqualified nominations are still listed, but the OPs will NOT receive awards.

If you disagree with these results, please fill out this form. Rest assured the mod team treats complains about the "Best Of"s with utmost concern.

EDIT 8hrs later: If you are on mobile, you may need to scroll right to access the table by which the results are formatted. The disqualified reason is also given under the 'User' column.

Category Title User
Funniest Headline - 1st (Winner) Hiker lost on mountain for 24 hours ignored calls from rescuers because he didn’t recognize phone number u/thebigdonkey
Funniest Overall Article - 1st (Winner) Cyberpunk developers ask players to please stop having sex with Keanu Reeves u/jlaux
Most Cringeworthy - 1st (Disqualified) DoorDash Spent $5.5 Million To Advertise Their $1 Million Charity Donation Disqualified - User last active 11 months ago
Most Cringeworthy - 2nd (Winner) Televangelist Jim Bakker Complains that God Cannot Hear Prayers Through Masks u/grilledcheese2332
Most Cringeworthy - 3rd (Disqualified) Jake Angeli, horned man who stormed Capitol, refuses to eat as guards won't feed him 'organic food' Disqualified - User account suspended
Closest to Satire but Actually News - 1st (Winner) Staten Island Republican Who Shouted ‘Heil Hitler’ at Protest Apologizes by Saying She Actually Meant to Say ‘Mein Führer’ u/ipanoah
Best Darwin Award Candidate - 1st (Winner) "Nothing Will Stop Us," Tweeted Woman Before She Was Shot Dead In Capitol u/111IIIlllIII
Best Darwin Award Candidate - 2nd (Runner up) Man died at U.S. Capitol after accidentally tasering himself and having a heart attack u/irish91

Awards will be handed out to winners as soon as we receive them from reddit sitewide administrators.

On behalf of the r/NotTheOnion moderator team, we thank you for both your submissions of oniony articles throughout 2021, and we wish all readers a Happy New 2022!


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