The awards ceremony will take place on the Saturday night of the Cult TV Festival, 11th October 2003, this year taking place at the Sand Bay Holiday Village near Weston-Super-Mare, UK.
The Cult TV Festival runs from noon on Friday 10th October and continues through non-stop until noon on Monday 13th October (check out the Cult TV web site at http://www.cult.tv/).
Note: Voting has now ended, but you could still go along to the festival and see if Monkey wins on the Saturday night.
Here's the news release I received
NEWS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION 18 July 2003 HISTORIC MILESTONE FOR CULT TV AWARDS GONGS VOTED FOR BY TELEVISION FANS ANNOUNCE 10th Anniversary nominations Who will be the recipients of the 10th International Cult TV Awards? As we have come to expect from this ceremony, held as part of the annual CultTV Festival, they demonstrate the wide range of programming that is now considered to have a cult audience - and there are a few surprises in store! Unlike the majority of Awards on offer in the television business, what sets these aside from the rest of the pack is that they represent the feelings of viewers who count television as their number one hobby – the fans who actively appreciate the TV they make time for. Comedies like "Dead Ringers" and "Swiss Toni", drama from "The West Wing" and "C.S.I", and obscure series such as "Special Unit 2" and "Birds of Prey" rub shoulders with more expected entries like "Enterprise", "Strange", and “Buffy The Vampire Slayer”. Guest appearances by such diverse stars as former Star Trek cast member Alexander Siddig in “Spooks”, Superman star Christopher Reeve in “Smallville” and Hercules co-star Michael Hurst in “Andromeda” (who is also a guest at this year’s Cult TV Festival) find themselves in the frame for an award. Even Writers, Directors, Producers and Special Effects people are honoured in the ever-expanding Cult TV Hall of Fame. Who gets to make nominations? Anyone who signs up to attend the Cult TV Festival for this year, and did so by 12th July 2003. And now, everyone who signs up before 15th September 2003 will also get the chance to vote. The Ceremony itself happens on the Saturday night of the Cult TV Festival, 11th October 2003, this year taking place at the Sand Bay Holiday Village near Weston-Super-Mare, UK. To ensure that the failings of the favourite shows in Cult TV are also something to celebrate, there are also three less-than-serious Awards which make up what is called the "Hall of Shame". These are "Worst Line of Dialogue", "Worst Continuity Clanger" and "Worst Special Effect". Notes Awards Ceremony manager Paul R Jones: "many Cult TV shows had ideas and plots way beyond what could be well-crafted on the budgets they had, so this is our all-in-good-humour way of being upfront about the shortcomings of what still remain TV series we all know and love". Previous winners of the “Worst Line of Dialogue” awards include: “I would have succeeded if it hadn’t been for you meddling kids” (Scooby Doo) “Get that cheese to Sickbay” (Star Trek – Voyager) “Holy contributing to the delinquency of minors” (Batman) “Take the Cybermen from behind” (Doctor Who); and “They are a dying race of aliens – hereditary sterility was evident” (UFO). Further information on the Cult TV Festival, attendance of which gives you voting rights in the Cult TV Awards, can be obtained by writing to Cult TV, P.O. Box 1701, Peterborough PE7 1ER, phoning 01733 205009, or emailing enquiries@Cult.TV (the event website can be found at www.Cult.TV). You can find details of all the previous Award Winners at the website, as well as all the information on the Cult TV Festival, a themed holiday break run by unpaid volunteers in aid of UNICEF. Now in its 10th year, Cult TV has raised nearly £40,000 for various good causes to date. A non-stop celebration of fictional television that is out of the ordinary, it begins at Noon on Friday 10th October and continues through non-stop until Noon on Monday 13th October. CULT TV AWARDS NOMINATIONS 2003 New Satellite Series (2002 - 2003) Birds of Prey The Dead Zone Firefly Odyssey 5 Special Unit 2 New Terrestrial Series (2002 - 2003) Alias C.S.I. Miami Dead Ringers Enterprise Strange Best Returning Satellite Series 2003 Andromeda Buffy The Vampire Slayer Charmed Futurama JAG Best Returning Terrestrial Series 24 C.S.I. Farscape Smallville The West Wing Best TV SPECIAL or Mini-Series 2002 - 2003 Cruise of the Gods Hound of the Baskervilles Second Coming State of Play Taken Best Repeat Series 2002 - 2003 Battlestar Galactica Hercules: Legendary Journeys MacGyver Monkey The Professionals Best Guest Appearance 2002-2003 Alexander Siddig in ‘Spooks’ Christopher Reeve in ‘Smallville’ Michael Hurst in ‘Andromeda’ Rutger Hauer in ‘Alias’ Tom Baker in ‘Swiss Toni’ The Golden Moment Bruce Forsyth hosts ‘Have I Got News For You’ Buffy Series Finale Daniel Jackson returns to ‘Stargate SG-1’ Tom Baker’s Doctor Who in a social club cabaret - “Dead Ringers” Ronnie Barker’s return to television in ‘The Gathering Storm’ Most Promising CULT TV Newcomer 2003 Morena Baccarin (Firefly) Raelee Hill (Farscape) Shauna Macdonald (Spooks) Ashley Scott (Birds of Prey) Peter Facinelli (Fastlane) Best New Title Sequence 2002 - 2003 Birds of Prey Boomtown Fastlane Firefly Jeremiah DVD OF THE YEAR 2002/3 Doctor Who ‘’Dalek Invasion of Earth’ Edge of Darkness Joe 90 Red DwarfStar Trek - DS9 HALL OF FAME - Series Buffy The Vampire Slayer Farscape Star Trek - The Next Generation Quantum Leap U.F.O. HALL OF FAME - Actor Nicholas Courtney Patrick Macnee Roger Moore William Shatner Gareth Thomas HALL OF FAME - Actress Claudia Black Lynda Carter Joan Collins Alyson Hannigan Lucy Lawless HALL OF FAME - Director Val Guest Winrich Kolbe David Lane Vere Lorrimer David Maloney HALL OF FAME - Special Effects Steven Begg Bill Millar Jack Kine & Bernard Wilkie Robert Legato John Friedlander HALL OF FAME - Costumes Ngila Dickson (Hercules/Xena) Jean Pierre Dorléac (Quantum Leap, Max Headroom, Galactica) June Hudson (Dr Who) Christina McQuarrie (SG-1) Andrew Pallack (Batman) HALL OF FAME - Advert One Account: Hector’s House Weetabix: ‘A Team’ bell-ringing Honda Accord: ‘Cog’ Milk Tray Cinzano (Rossiter & Collins) HALL OF FAME - Producer Rick Berman Stephen J Cannell Philip Hinchcliffe Kenneth Johnson Joss Whedon HALL OF FAME - Writer Chris Boucher Robert Holmes Nigel Kneale Rod Serling Aaron Sorkin HALL OF FAME - Hero Blake (Blake’s 7) John Crichton (Farscape) Colonel O’Neill (Stargate) Spock (Star Trek) Starbuck (Galactica) HALL OF FAME - Villain Mr Bronson (Grange Hill) Cybermen (Dr Who) The Cylons (Galactica) The Hood (Thunderbirds) Scorpius (Farscape) HALL OF FAME - Animated Character Bender (Futurama) Lady Penelope (Thunderbirds) Hong Kong Phooey Willo The Wisp Zippy (Rainbow) HALL OF FAME - TV Music Edwin Astley Alexander Courage Tony Hatch Laurie Johnson Dudley Simpson HALL OF SHAME - Worst Line of Dialogue “You lily-livered lead-lined lummox!” (Dr Smith, Lost In Space) “That Cow Had My Name On It” (Mulder, The X Files) “We’ll have to bypass Watford, it’s full of Daleks” (Doctor Who) "There's nothing you can do to prevent the catharsis of spurious morality" (Doctor Who). “But Tara, I just know she likes Willow, and already has one of them” (Xander, Buffy) HALL OF SHAME - Worst Continuity Clanger Kirk’s missing Star Fleet insignia in “The Enemy Within” (Star Trek) The crowd reacting to an assassination before it has actually happened (“Divided We Stand”, Space Precinct) Tarrant and Dayna’s costumes (‘Traitor’, Blake’s 7) Several episodes of ‘Space 1999’ Season Two being stated in narration as happening before Season One’s ‘Dragon’s Domain’ Disappearing milk crates in “Trumpton” HALL OF SHAME - Worst Special Effect The Giant Insects in “The Harvest of Kairos” (Blake’s 7) The Flying Saucers in “The Dalek Invasion of Earth” (Doctor Who) The Myrka in “Warriors of The Deep” (Doctor Who) The Demon (“Cromm Cruac”, Robin of Sherwood) The Carrot Man (“The Great Vegetable Rebellion”, Lost In Space) Note - The choices in each category are decided based upon the views of the people who returned their Nomination Forms, which were issued to all attendees who registered before 12th July 2003. Further details on the nominees in each category will be available from August at www.Cult.TV Voting closes 15th September 2003