'Jay Leno,' 'TBL' win worst-of-TV Bennie Awards

beautiful-life-320.jpg"The Beautiful Life," formerly just a footnote to the 2009-10 TV season, is now a bona fide award winner.

OK, so the award is for 2009's worst TV, but still. "TBL" and "The Jay Leno Show" were big winners in the inaugural Bennie Awards, a competition that aims to do for television what the Razzies do for movies. The awards are voted on by the readers of Hollywood blog The Temp Diaries and are named in honor of former NBC chief Ben Silverman, the man who gave us "Knight Rider," "American Gladiators" and "The Chopping Block."

(We'd also encourage you to read the transcript of the awards show -- hosted by Billy Crystal!* -- at the link above. Good stuff.)

[*Not really.]

Your 2009 Bennie Awards winners are:

Worst scripted program: "The Beautiful Life: TBL" (Nominees: "Accidentally on Purpose," "Eastwick," "Melrose Place," "The Forgotten")

Worst actress: Ashlee Simpson, "Melrose Place" (Nominees: Courteney Cox, "Cougar Town"; Jenna Elfman, "Accidentally on Purpose"; Arianna Huffington, "The Cleveland Show"; Ellen Pompeo, "Grey's Anatomy")

Worst actor:
The Jonas Brothers, "JONAS" (Nominees: Kelsey Grammer, "Hank"; Chris O'Donnell, "NCIS: Los Angeles"; Charlie Sheen, "Two and a Half Men"; Scott Wolf, "V")

Worst unscripted show: "The Jay Leno Show" (Nominees: "The Biggest Loser," "The Hills," "Jersey Shore," Playboy TV's "Sam's Game")

Worst reality/unscripted personality, female: Snooki, "Jersey Shore" (Nominees: Daisy, "Daisy of Love"; Kim Kardashian, "Keeping Up with the Kardashians"; Jillian Michaels, "The Biggest Loser"; Heidi Montag, "The Hills")

Worst reality/unscripted personality, male: Jay Leno, "The Jay Leno Show" (Nominees: Jon Gosselin, "Jon & Kate Plus 8"; Jimmy Kimmel, "Jimmy Kimmel Live"; Spencer Pratt, "The Hills"; Mike (The Situation), "Jersey Shore"

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