The Ozcars is an annual awards ceremony held every year on Survivor Oz. It combines votes from the shows listeners, the shows guests and people involved with the show in order to decide who wins each award.

History

The awards started off as a group of polls in 2012 where listeners got to vote on six different categories on various elements of Survivor. In 2013 the show expanded this poll with new categories and renamed it The Ozcars.

Format

The awards have followed various formats over the years.

2012

The awards were held in September 2012 in the lead up to Survivor: Philippines. Six different categories were announced: "Sexiest Male", "Sexiest Female", "Best Season", "Best Player Never To Have Won", "Best Winner and Greatest Player of All Time". People were asked to vote on an online poll for their choices over a two week voting period. These votes were then combined with votes from the Survivor Oz team as well as the answers given by the guests on the show. Negative votes were also taken into account in the Best Winner and Best Season categories. Once the votes had been counted, the results were announced during a special episode of the show, with a full list of the top 25 (or in some cases the maximum amount of possible votable people/seasons) in each category published on the shows website.

2013

The awards were moved forward and started directly after the finale of Survivor: Caramoan). An initial two week voting period was held for the first round, and alongside the six categories from 2012, eight more categories were introduced as well as a 'Lifetime Achievement' award that would be voted for by the Survivor Oz team. The categories for 2013 were: "Best First Boot", "Best Pre-Merge Player", "Best Jury Player", "Best Location", "Sexiest Male", "Sexiest Female", "Biggest Hero", "Biggest Villain", "Best New Player", "Best Survivor Oz Interview", "Best Season", "Best Player Never To Have Won", "Best Winner", and "Greatest Player Of All Time". After the initial two week voting period, the top five of each category were announced as finalists in a special live episode. A further ten day voting period was held in which people voted for the finalists, and a live award ceremony was held in June to officially announce the winners. Guests for the live ceremony included Francesca Hogi, Tracy Hughes-Wolf, Brian Heidik, Kelly Shinn, and Denise Stapley.

2014

The 2014 Ozcars were officially launched on the 22nd of April, with new categories and a new format announced for the third Ozcars awards. For 2014 the awards were split into two categories: 2013/14 & Overall. This was done in order to make the awards more relevant to the previous 12 months (or two season cycle) of the show, as well as keeping the historical awards in tact each year. In 2014 there was a total of 17 awards in both categories, with eight new awards. Several categories from 2013 were retired and did not return for 2014. As in 2013 there were two voting periods. The first voting period was held to determine the final 5 in each category. A further 7 day voting period was then held for people to vote on the finalists. A live award ceremony was held to officially announce the winners with special guests including Brian Heidik, Coach Wade, Tanya Vance, J'Tia Taylor, Katie Gallagher, Peter Harkey, LJ McKanas, and Spencer Bledsoe.

2015

The 2015 Ozcars were officially launched on the 2nd of May, with the awards following the same format as 2014 with both 2014/15 categories and Overall categories. Two new categories were added for the 2015 awards: Best Survivor Media which celebrates podcasts and websites which cover Survivor as well as Best Third Boot in the overall category. This category continues on from Best First Boot in 2013 and Best Second Boot in 2014. As in 2014 there were two voting periods. First round voting opened on the 21st of May and ran for 10 days, with the top 5 finalists in each category announced live on the 1st of June. A further 6 day voting period was held to determine the winners. A live award ceremony was held to officially announce the winners with special guests including Carolyn Rivera and Brian Heidik.

Results

The Ozcars Results
Category Year Results
Winner(s) Runner(s)-Up
Sexiest Male 2012 S20 colby t.png None Revealed
2013 S26 malcolm t.png S26 eddie t.pngS23 ozzy t.pngS24 jay t.pngS20 colby t.png
2014
All-Time
S24 jay t.png S20 colby t.pngS26 malcolm t.pngS27 hayden t.pngS20 james t.png
2014
Newbies
S28 jeremiah t.png S28 garrett t.pngS27 hayden t.pngS27 john t.pngS28 lj t.png
2015
All Time
S26 malcolm t.png S20 colby t.pngS28 lj t.pngS19 mike t.pngS3 silas t.png
2015
Recent
S30 joe t.png S29 jon t.pngS30 joaquin t.pngS30 dan t.pngS30 mike t.png
Sexiest Female 2012 S20 parvati t.png None Revealed
2013 S20 parvati t.png S26 brenda t.pngS24 chelsea t.pngS26 andrea t.pngS20 amanda t.png
2014
All-Time
S28 morgan t.pngS20 parvati t.png S21 kellys t.pngS20 amanda t.pngS22 natalie t.png
2014
Newbies
S28 morgan t.png S28 alexis t.pngS28 jefra t.pngS27 katie t.pngS27 rachel t.png
2015
All-Time
S20 parvati t.png S28 morgan t.pngS26 andrea t.pngS20 amanda t.pngS28 jefra t.png
2015
Newbies
S29 jaclyn t.png S30 hali t.pngS30 jenn t.pngS30 sierra t.pngS29 baylor t.png
Best Non-Winner 2012 S8 robc t.png None Revealed
2013 S20 cirie t.png S8 robc t.pngS23 ozzy t.pngS20 amanda t.pngS22 russell t.png
2014 S22 russell t.png S20 cirie t.pngS8 robc t.pngS23 coach t.pngS28 spencer t.png
2015 S20 cirie t.png S8 robc t.pngS22 russell t.pngS20 colby t.pngS19 brett t.png
Best Winner 2012 S24 kim t.png None Revealed
2013 S20 parvati t.png S20 sandra t.pngS8 richard t.pngS15 todd t.pngS24 kim t.png
2014 S5 brian t.png S24 kim t.pngS20 parvati t.pngS20 sandra t.pngS15 todd t.png
2015 S20 sandra t.png S24 kim t.pngS15 todd t.pngS5 brian t.pngS28 tony t.png
Greatest Player 2012 S20 sandra t.png None Revealed
2013 S20 parvati t.png S20 sandra t.pngS8 richard t.pngS22 rob t.pngS24 kim t.png
2014 S22 rob t.png S5 brian t.pngS20 parvati t.pngS20 sandra t.pngS15 todd t.png
2015 S20 sandra t.png S20 parvati t.pngS22 rob t.pngS9 chris t.pngS28 tony t.png
Best Season 2012 HvVLogo.png
Heroes vs. Villains
None Revealed
2013 HvVLogo.png
Heroes vs. Villains
MicronesiaLogo.pngSurvivorAustraliaLogo.pngSurvivorPearlIslandsLogo.pngChinaLogo.png
2014 CagayanLogo.png
Cagayan
BvWLogo.pngHvVLogo.pngMicronesiaLogo.pngSurvivorPearlIslandsLogo.png
2015 HvVLogo.png
Heroes vs. Villains
SurvivorAustraliaLogo.pngSurvivorPearlIslandsLogo.pngMicronesiaLogo.pngCagayanLogo.png
Best First Boot 2013 S26 francesca t.png S16 jon t.pngS19 marisa t.pngS2 debb t.pngS25 zane t.png
Best Second Boot 2014 S5 tanya t.png S13 billy t.pngS28 garrett t.pngS22 russell t.pngS20 stephenie t.png
Best Third Boot 2015 S16 yauman t.png S14 sylvia t.pngS28 brice t.pngS24 matt t.pngS9 johnp t.png
Best Pre-Jury Boot 2013 S24 colton t.png S26 laura t.pngS16 tracy t.pngS11 brian t.pngS7 andrew t.png
2014
Newbies
S28 alexis t.png S27 brad t.pngS28 jtia t.pngS27 john t.pngS27 laurab t.png
2015
Newbies
S29 kelley t.png S30 vince t.pngS30 max t.pngS29 john t.pngS30 joaquin t.png
Best Jury Player 2013 S20 cirie t.png S8 robc t.pngS16 eliza t.pngS26 malcolm t.pngS25 jonathan t.png
2014
Newbies
S28 spencer t.png S27 ciera t.pngS28 kass t.pngS28 tasha t.pngS27 vytas t.png
2015
Recent
S30 shirin t.png S30 tyler t.pngS30 jenn t.pngS29 jeremy t.pngS30 hali t.png
Biggest Hero 2013 S20 tom t.png S20 colby t.pngS26 malcolm t.pngS20 cirie t.pngS20 rupert t.png
2014
Recent
S28 spencer t.png S28 lj t.pngS27 rupert t.pngS28 tasha t.pngS28 woo t.png
2015
Recent
S30 mike t.png S30 joe t.pngS29 natalie t.pngS29 keith t.pngS30 shirin t.png
Biggest Villain 2013 S22 russell t.png S20 parvati t.pngS16 jon t.pngS26 dawn t.pngS22 rob t.png
2014
Recent
S28 kass t.png S27 brad t.pngS27 colton t.pngS28 jtia t.pngS28 tony t.png
2015
Recent
S30 dan t.png S30 rodney t.pngS29 drew t.pngS30 will t.pngS29 baylor t.png
Best New Player 2013 S26 malcolm t.png S25 denise t.pngS26 reynold t.pngS25 lisa t.pngS25 abimaria t.png
2014 S28 spencer t.png S27 ciera t.pngS28 kass t.pngS28 tasha t.pngS28 tony t.png
2015 S29 natalie t.png S30 mike t.pngS30 carolyn t.pngS30 tyler t.pngS30 rodney t.png
Best Survivor Oz
Interview
2013 S22 rob t.png S1 greg t.pngS21 kellys t.pngS20 parvati t.pngS5 brian t.png
2014 S4 peter t.png S26 corinne t.pngS10 katie t.pngS3 kelly t.pngS15 todd t.png
2015 S28 kass t.png S28 david t.pngS28 trish t.pngS18 stephen t.pngS28 spencer t.png
Best Location 2013 Palau NB.png
Palau
SurvivorAustraliaLogo.pngSurvivorCookIslandsLogo.pngPhilippinesLogo.pngGabonLogo.png
Lifetime Achievement 2013 S0 jeffp t.jpg None
2014 S0 markb t.png None
2015 Russ Landau None
Ozlet of the Year 2014 Lancey Morris Ethan Garcia, Jarryd Elliot, Nick Chester, Noah Groves
2015 Kate McLaughlin Noah Groves, Anthony Rossi,
Kristin Karr, Colin Hiling

Multiple Winners

References

Survivor Media

Media references to Survivor · Reality-show.eu (Reality Awards) · Rob Has a Podcast (Miss Survivor · Mr. Survivor · RHAP Top 20 Players of All Time) · Survivor After Show · Survivor Hall of Fame · Survivor Historians · Survivor Oz (The Ozcars)

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