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The SPN fans have spoken, and now it's our turn!  What deserving recognition does the WFB staff wish to give to Supernatural Season 11?  Alice, Nate Winchester, Lilah Kane and Elle have a few ideas. 



Alice's Awards

Best Appearance of Sam Winchester’s Hair

"Into The Mystic"

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Yes, my annual obsession with Sam's hair continues!  Why "Into The Mystic?"  Go to our photo gallery and look at all the photos for the episode.  No matter what scene Sam's hair could do no wrong.  It's fluffy, it's in place, not a disaster to be seen anywhere.  I’m assuming Sam just got it cut because it’s perfect in every way, even when he’s sleeping!

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Honorable Mention

The end of Baby.  Sam is all banged up, but the hair maintained it’s perfect integrity.  Will wonders never cease.

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Worst Appearance of Sam Winchester’s Hair

"Our Little World"

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In the episode overall the Sam hair was lacking it’s usual fluffiness.  It was really bad when he was playing G-man.  It was just slicked back too much, showing way too much forehead and not enough of that wild and untamed look we love.  I won’t even go into what a mess the back was.  Okay, I will.

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Most Outrageous Dean Winchester Line

"Into The Mystic"

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Sam: Turns out Harold was stealing the other resident's Viagra.
Dean: I know. A real dick move, huh?

Ha!  I heard that was adlibbed and I’m so happy they kept it.  

Or, there's always this...

"Love Hurts"

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Sam: Is that a hickey?
Dean: And? It was Valentines's Day. I can't help it if I'm a hopeless romantic.
Sam: You got half of that right.
Dean: Just doing my civic duty, helping all the single ladies. You know the best thing about February 14th? You don't have to be 'Mr. Right,' just 'Mr. Right Now."

Or this from the same episode...

Dean: Silver lining about being cursed. I'll finally get some face time with Daisy Duke. My deepest, darkest desire.
Sam: Seriously?
Dean: Ever since I was seven.
Sam: So, Bach, not Simpson?
Dean: Pfft... Eh, I guess I wouldn't say 'no' to either.

Yeah, we'll call them all a tie. 

Best Winchester Hug

“Safe House”
 
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Fine, it's not a full fledged hug, just a grateful grab and head rub from a ginormo brother that was very happy that his older bro didn’t get stuck in the great beyond.  It still counts! 

Best Shoutout to Foodies

"Don't You Forget About Me"

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Behold, The Elvis!
Sam:  What the hell is that?
Dean: That? That's the Elvis.
Sam:  Elvis?
Dean:  Mmm-hmm.
Sam: Is that a - ?
Dean:  That's a glazed donut.
Sam: Yeah.
Dean:  Two, actually. One topside, one on the bottom. Now, your inferior versions, they'll just take one donut, split it right down the middle. Mmm mm. Boom!
Sam:  Alright, well uh, I hope you enjoy it. (Sam slides it away from him.)  Wow.
Dean:  You know there are starving children out there.
Sam:  Dude, I'm not gonna survive hundreds of monster attacks to get flatlined by some double donut monstrosity.
Dean: The Elvis!

Then there's Sam and Dean getting the home cooked meal...

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Kind of pornographic, isn't it?  Then let's not forget, home cooking isn't home cooking unless it goes home in Tupperware.  For these two guys, this required a lot of tupperware.  Luckily, there's a moose sized man who carry it all in one stack!

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(This also could qualify as a best hair appearance)

Best Fortune Cookie Wisdom/Advice

"Beyond the Mat"

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"I've been beat up, spit on, stabbed, roughed up. But I will be damned if I didn't always get back up. One thing I learned, you gotta keep on grinding no matter what's thrown your way."

Judging by his size, Gunner has eaten a lot of fortune cookies in his day. 


Best Shoutout to a Totally Epic Episode in a Prior Season from a Vastly Mediocre One

“The Devil in the Details”

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Castiel: Hey, assbutt!
Lucifer: 'Assbutt,' I-I-I still don't get that.

(Coming on Page 2 - Nate Winchester's Awards)


Nate Winchester's Awards

Best Acting By An Inanimate Object/Being

Baby in "Baby"

BYS SL2

(with co-star credit to the Coleman Green Cooler)

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I mean... isn't this unanimous?

From Alice - Ha, it isn't!  You've forgotten the surprise appearance by an old friend that has apparently been in Sam's pocket this whole time...maybe.  It was gone as fast as it appeared, but you can't discount that it was there and glowing!
I also give this award to...the Samulet!

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Most Ludicrous Plot Straight Out of Fan Fiction

The DarknessTM!

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Yes the entire arc!  The following is what I assume was a real event in the writer's room:

"Let's do God's sibling!"
"But I thought we established some things about the SPN universe that-"
"We already have the Devil, so what's the opposite of God? . . . First words in Bible are about Light!  So we'll make it Darkness!"
"Demons... Leviathan... we kind of have an overabundance of 'dark' motifs-"
"It'll be God's SISTER!"
"I really think such beings would be beyond things like sex and gender; and there's the questionable implications of making a being of dark & destruction female; plus we already have a motif about brothers-"
"And she'll be this totally sexy woman in this slinky black dress who Dean can't help but feel drawn too because Dean is so cute and nobody understands him like I-- she does!" 

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"I picked the wrong day to quit sniffing glue."

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Most Miraculous Act of Winchester Healing Not Involving an Angel

"Red Meat"

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Just all of it.

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Shock and blood loss do not work that way!

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A transfusion and some Grade A sutures and he's ready to go?  Is this the best urgent care in the history of the world or what?

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It doesn't steal the "you've got to be f___ kidding me" survival award from Oliver Queen but it is in 2nd place.



(You mean this? It's only a flesh wound!)


(Coming on Page 3, Lilah Kane's Awards)


Lilah Kane's Awards

Best Location For An Episode

The submarine in "The Vessel."  It was one of the many MOTW/mytharc episodes that were a masterpiece in season 11. It was like a mini movie to enjoy with a huge bowl of popcorn.  The submarine was well made and the crew and the mysterious woman of letters made us care about them.

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Alice's Additional Note - While on vacation in Hawaii last month, I was able to tour the outside and inside of the USS Bowfin, which is one of the WWII submarines that the set was designed after.  All I can say is after being in that sub, it felt EXACTLY like I was part of "The Vessel."  Massive kudos to the set designers for their authenicity. 

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They especially got the torpedo room right.  There were bunks on each side right above the torpedos on the Bowfin!

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Most Humiliating Moment


"Beyond The Mat"

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Crowley, Lucifer's pet, being forced to lick the floor.  This scene made me really feel bad for Crowley and have pity on him. It was down right humiliating for the character and even he didn't deserve that treatment.  It was more painful to watch than funny.  

Best iconic moment/scene that will be talked about for years

"Baby"

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Sleeping Winchesters in Baby's embrace. If I can't choose the whole "Baby" episode for this I will choose the scene where the boys talk and go to sleep inside the Impala. Then we see the iconic top view where they sleep side by side peacefully. Robbie Thompson also mentioned that the boys sleeping like that was the kick start for the episode. That scene/image was the one he saw first in his mind.

(Coming on Page 4, Elle's Awards)



Elle's Awards


Best Inside Joke

"Love Hurts"

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Dean Wins Rock Paper Scissors  this has been a series long thing (obviously) and was funny to watch since Dean finally won, so excited at such he didn't claim the prize (I believe J&J talk about this in a con video). AND it truly is an inside joke, since I read a review of this episode on EW.com where the reviewer asked what she was missing in the RPS game because she didn't get the joke - obviously not someone watching from the start (which begs the question: what kind of people are they letting review our show?!). In short, a great nod to long time and/or devoted viewers. 

Honorable Mention

"Don't Call Me Shurley"

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"Oh, I've been super busy. Yeah, I traveled. I started a blog. Mostly just pictures of cats. They're so cute. And, uh -- Oh, I signed up for Snapchat! And I started a new series of books. Revolution. But I don't think it's going anywhere."

Yep, Eric Kripke's post SPN series "Revolution" was cancelled at NBC after two seasons.  It literally went nowhere.


Series Long Myth Put to Rest

This sort of/kind of falls under this category since it's been around all series in one way or another: Did Sam or did he not pick up the Amulet, all those years ago? YES!

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Best Appearance By A Supposedly Important Figure That Didn’t Go Anywhere

Billie the Reaper

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A constant threat that ultimately culminated in nothing. Yes, she technically pulled out the souls for the bomb, but even that ended in a puff and fizzle since it never came to fruition. Awful lot of talk through the season, and the character certainly had the air of power and threat about her....and then nothing.


Coming up next, the third part of our awards, aka a bunch of other misc categories we missed.  After all, it's a 23 episode season.  There's a lot to recognize! 

Miss the Supernatural Season 11 Fan Choice Awards? 

http://www.thewinchesterfamilybusiness.com/articles/articles-40/145-season-eleven/20031-the-supernatural-season-11-fan-vote-award-results

Interested in our Awards from prior seasons?  If you have that sort of time, they can be found here:

Season Ten Fan Choice Awards
Season Ten Editor's Choice Awards, Part One
Season Ten Editor's Choice Awards, Part Two
Season Nine Fan Choice Awards
Season Nine Editor's Choice Awards, Part One
Season Nine Editor's Choice Awards, Part Two
Season Eight Administrator's Choice   
Season Eight Fan Choice Awards
Season Seven Fan Choice Awards 
Season Seven Editor's Choice Awards 
Season Seven Special Mention Awards
Season Six Awards Part One  
Season Six Awards Part Two 
Season Six Awards Part Three
Season Five Awards Part One
Season Five Awards Part Two  

Season Five Awards Part Three
Season Four Awards
Season Three Awards
Season Two Awards
Season One Awards