2008 Best of Halo Awards Winners

2008 best of halo awards

The results from the 2008 Best of Halo Awards are finally in. 357 nominations. 13,072 votes. 60 nominees. 10 winners. First I’d like to offer my congratulations to everybody who won but more importantly, I’d like to say a sincere thank you to all the nominees, everybody who voted, and each and every individual who continues to make a positive contribution in this amazing and talented community. Without further ado, your votes have been counted and I’m proud to officially announce the winners of the 2008 Best of Halo Awards!


biggest halo news

biggest news


“Thank you for voting me, the Halo 3: ODST trailer (formerly known as the Halo 3: Recon trailer and now known simply as Ahdst), as the biggest Halo News of the year. I was pretty awesome, wasn’t I? My slogan (A vote for me is a vote for Recon) apparently worked like a charm! Be sure to look for the full retail version of me on a store shelf near you in Fall 2009. Peace!”

Halo 3: ODST trailer


best map

best map


“I am not surprised in the least bit that you voted me best map. First of all, I have design elements from both Lockout and Ascension which everybody knows are two of the best maps ever. Second, I’m just beautiful. Have you stopped and looked at my many examples of lush and flourishing greenery lately? Third, I even have a dance floor. How many maps have dance floors?! That’s what I thought. So thanks for the award and if any ladies are reading this, I’m single and available. You know where to find me.”



best social site

best social site


“Thanks for the “Best Social Site” nod.  We’re really just renting out space.  What you guys do with it is what makes it the carnival of fun rides and funnel cakes it is.”



best resource website

best resource website

best resource website results

“I’m honored, and humbled, and even a little embarrassed (given the current state of the site’s organization) that the fans would consider HBO the Best Resource Website – and I hope we can continue to live up to their expectations! Thanks a million to HMB for running the Awards ceremony this year – and to all the Halo fans for continuing to play the games!”

-Louis Wu of halo.bungie.org


best fan-made contribution

best fan-made contribution


“Somehow, through voice cracks and wrong chords, these songs have brought smiles to faces worldwide. I want to thank everyone who has shown me love. This includes, but is not limited to : HawtyMcBloggy.com, Spyda Munky, Scarred, Generalocity, B5D Jumpman, Anti Pro and the guys at ArmTheFlag.com, Louis Wu and the guys at Halo.Bungie.Org, Calico and Tuxedo Cat and the guys at Real7alk.com, Venom and the guys at H3ITWP, IronSkull and the guys at BWO, Cali Kritical and the guys at B5D, Randomsauce and the guys at Halo3Mythbusters.com, TV Casualty and the guys at OTK, the TTL crew, Burnie Burns from RVB and all of my Grifball friends, Firestream, RippinHeads and the guys at Halocharts.com, Dustin Burg and Xbox360fanboy.com, everyone on my friends list, everyone in the Bryan Simon Fanclub on B.net, and last but not least, Bungie for making a great game and for giving my mom Recon (which, by the way, has brought us back together.)”

Bryan Simon


best screenshot

best screenshot


“I am very excited that my Gargoyle won me Best Screenshot! Of course I could not have done it without the Halo community. There are so many people I would like to thank. First I would like to start by thanking Hawty McBloggy for organizing this whole thing and really making the Halo community stronger. I would like to thank Bungie of course for bringing Forge to Halo 3. I would like to thank all my friends who put up with hours of my bitching while posing in my screenshots. I would like to thank FoMan123, for were it not for him I might not be accepting this award. Most of all I cannot show my appreciation enough for the people who nominated and voted for me, thank you all. This really does mean a lot to me and I hope to see many more creative minds out there making kick ass screenshots!”



best montage

best montage


“It is an honor to win this award especially when competing with some awesome montages such as the Phurion and Fluxy montage. I’m glad to see that people accept that my friends and I like to play Halo in a way that is fun for us and that we don’t necessarily try to win every game. I hope to see everyone out there in BTB matchmaking. If you see me goose’n, feel free to get on mah goose no matter which team you’re on. I’m also planning on making a “T3h Goose King and Friends Goosetage” featuring my friends (In real life) and I, but if you have any good clips I’ll check them out and I might include them in a special section of the video. Thanks for all of your votes!”

T3h Goose King


best video

best video


“Omg I can’t believe we won! Oh man this is insane. Ok…um…we want to thank all of our fans who voted, Bungie for providing such an amazing creative canvas, Jason our producer without you we would still be back home in Florida, Liane our publisher, Grover from Sesame Street, Dave and Martin our sound specialists, Lisa Serdon, Alex Weaver, Bono for singing in the video, Miley Cyress, and everyone who supported us and continues to support us. Thank you!”

Darkspire Films


best machinima/video series

best machinima/video series


“Wow! We’d like to thank everyone that voted for us. We really appreciate it. We’re glad that you enjoy the series, and we’ve got a lot planned for 2009. We’ll keep Mythbusters going for as long as our subject matter will let us. Being nominated against the likes of RoosterTeeth, DigitalPh33r, Harabek, Darkspire Films, and Young Street Productions was quite an honor. We’re big fans of all of their work. Thanks again everyone! Oh, and thanks for putting this altogether Hawty!”

RandomSauce and the Halo 3 Mythbusters Team


biggest contributor

biggest contributor


“Wow, I didn’t think I’d actually win, I thought for sure Louis Wu had this. Thanks a lot for your votes you guys, I really appreciate it and I’m glad so many of you enjoy what I’ve made over the past few years and stuck with me despite my falling under par every now and then. It must’ve been a close win though because Louis and the other nominees deserve just as much, if not more, praise for their outstanding work and devotion to the Halo community. Thank you!”



*A very special thank you to Halcylon for creating all of the beautiful graphics that accompany each award. I would say you rock, but I’m pretty sure you already know that. Hugz. Headshotz. And all that jazz.

*Wait, you didn’t think I would forget about the voter/commenter prize, did you?! The winner in that category, as selected by a random integer generator, is oMFG Carnage! All prizes left Bungie headquarters earlier this week and are expected to land on my doorstep any day now. As soon as the box of Halo goodness arrives, prizes will be divvied up and sent to their respective new homes. Winners will be kept abreast of all prize information as it is known. A very special thank you to Bungie for not only supplying the prizes but also for the tremendous support and encouragement they give their community each and every day, and a special thank you to you for participating in the 2008 Best of Halo Awards! Until next year, …

62 Responses to 2008 Best of Halo Awards Winners

  1. i agree with 90% of these. congrats to all who won! without you guys/gals, our community wouldn’t be what it is today. =)

  2. ana ncient egg says:

    I had a feeling bryan would get a prize…good job to him, ph33r and the mythbusters team!

  3. Deadlock says:

    Lol, no Red vs Blue? Oh well, extremely good line up ;)

  4. AusQB says:

    Congratulations to all the winners.

    Could we possibly see what percentage of the votes the other nominees got?

  5. Spar7anT1g3r says:

    Congrats to all the winners!

  6. Ragingterror says:

    All deserving recipients, no doubt.

    Congratulations guys.

  7. Bryan Simon says:

    Thanks everyone MILK DUDS FTW!

  8. john010117 says:

    Congrats to all the winners – shows that the Halo community is still strong.

  9. CdawgOwnd says:

    You guys are sweet. From the Halo Community Thank-you for everything and keeping us together online like the nerds that we are. :)

  10. Elvis Diaz says:

    hahaha he got a no scope! best video evar!

  11. Congratulations to all the nominees and the winners! You are all the glue that keeps the Halo community strong!

    Without you where would we get our News, our Weekly Update’s, our “ooh’s”, “awe’s” and “lolz”.

    Thanks angel for taking on this daunting task…without you none of this would be possible!

    :'( Im so overwhelmed with joy!


  12. Predator5791 says:

    Congratulations to everyone in the other winning categories!

  13. DeepCee says:

    Group Hug Everyone….Group Hug :)
    Best Community Ever!

  14. Sarge Tomzilla says:

    Congrats to the winners.

  15. COL0NEL SANDERS says:

    I can honestly say that I don’t agree with some of the winners, but all-in-all, this was very well set up and a great contest.

    Kudos to bsAngel for setting this all up and congratulations to all of the winners.


  16. Dan says:

    No Louis Wu? That saddens me.

  17. mastercmj2003 says:

    So, bungie.net wins best social site? who gets that special giftbox? Bungie, i love you, so can i have prize box for voting for you? haha j/k (or am i?) haha

    I’m thoroughly satisfied with the winners. Looking forward to next year!

  18. rdavis says:

    Aw, this is awesome, but gotta give my nod to Roosterteeth!

  19. Foman123 says:

    Congrats to everybody who won AND everybody whose stuff was great enough to even be nominated!! Some of these choices were extremely hard, and just because the awards have to go to one person or item does not mean that TONS of people did not make incredible contributions to this Community. Not least of all Angel herself.

    And Predator, I love you, man. You’re as awesome a person as you are an artist :-D

  20. A Deaf Boy says:

    Congratulation to all the winners! May 2009 kick even more ass!

  21. PhillyEagles113 says:

    The best part is the little glossy/glass graphics that Hal made lol. Those things look fantastic.

  22. halcylon says:

    @ Foman123, You’re gonna have to quit him someday…

    Angel, this was truly one of the best award thingymabobs I’ve seen. Your dedication to the community, to your fans, and to Halo is unparalleled. No one – and I mean know one – could have pulled this off like you did.

    Congratulations to all the winners! I had such a fun time working on your award graphics. You all deserve it!

  23. SPOC XLI says:

    Milk Duds!!!

  24. Bryan Simon says:

    thank you halcylon for not picking a screenshot of me looking like an idiot, with my tounge sticking out or eyes closed and nostrils flaring…you know =)

  25. halcylon says:

    @Bryan Simon, You have no idea how tempting that was!! ;)

  26. Bryan Simon says:

    I knew it would be =)

    I’m sure much has been said about me recently, and I don’t know when you did that image…but good job with them all.

  27. John Stvan says:

    It all came out great, Bryan. I picked only the best images that showed thought, desire, nose-hair, and freckles :)

  28. Firestream says:

    Great job! Congrats to the winners!

  29. Bryan Simon says:

    nose hair FTW!

  30. ZZoMBiE13 says:

    Well it’s an honor just to be nominated. :)

    *crawls away to sulk*

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  32. DieByMyHand says:

    Excellent choices everyone! Truly great work in 2008. I’m very much looking forward to what the Community can create in 2009, especially with the release of the Mythic maps and Halo 3: ODST.

    Keep it up!

  33. seVen says:

    I thought Predator’s Aliens screenshot should have won, but the gargoyle’s still pretty badass.

  34. jdars1804 says:

    HAWT! Those graphics are awesome, as well as the content. Sorry for not sending in my votes =(

  35. AJENSEN4970 says:

    Congrats to the winners! Also, thanks to all the other contributors – including those those who weren’t even nominated – all your efforts keep many of us scouring the internet looking for new, cool stuff to view, watch, listen to and read; you all add to an already awesome community…

  36. Bryan Simon says:

    Congrats SPOC for winning the DUDS!

  37. Custopootimus says:

    Congratulations to all the winners, although I am disappointed that the Duo Group’s “Without Providence” video did not win an award.

  38. mosh pit money says:

    I think Rooster Teeth should have got an honorable mention.

  39. DethPwn says:

    For the first time all year, I agree with the voters. (NOBAMA!)

  40. SpYdA MuNkY says:

    Yay. I’m so happy (Bryan Simon) won best (fan-made contribrution)!

  41. I hope the majority of people who voted on this won’t be voting for the next presidential election because the only people who won in these awards were the popular people and not the people who worked their asses off. Bah ram you!

  42. The Tuba K1ng says:

    Congrats to all the winners and to another full year of halo 3

  43. MistraLRakiM says:

    I won the prize of “not know by anybody”!

    Cngrat Ph33r, i love ur videos!

  44. MistraLRakiM says:

    PD: Halo Rulz!

  45. oMFG Carnage says:

    OMG lol i cant believe i won the voter award….Thank you so much!

  46. Scotty says:

    Congrats to all of the winners! I don’t understand the Ph33r winning though..

  47. tehUBERn00blet says:

    It was based on votes rather than what was the best?
    “Without Providence” should have won the single episode, and the No Scope was part of a series.

  48. XMixMasterX says:

    Who is the sneaking elite at the end of the mongoose ‘tage?

    Congrats everyone

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  50. newguy2445 says:

    Halo truly has such a great community. Congratulations to everybody!

  51. Jason says:

    RvB Reconstruction should have won the best series…
    Ah well, Mythbusters is pretty good too I guess

  52. Pogra says:

    Wow, Halo 3 Mythbusters over RvB? This actaully made me disapointed in the community.

    Oh, and Digital Ph33r is over-rated.

    Arby n Chief= Unitelligent rambling and unecessary cursing

    Other than that, awsome! Louis Wu gets major props.

    Hawty, you recieve a cookie

  53. kevin says:

    Congrats to all of the winners!

  54. caboose says:

    RvB Reconstruction should have won best machinima!!!!!

  55. Fife1100 says:

    Wow congratulations to all the people who won.

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  57. mmatienz says:

    I saw that coming,
    But it’s good to know that there’s a great community
    Felicitats to all the winners

  58. lol… apparently i playe with someone from mythbusters last nite, or murderblender with some guys from forgehub (eyyyyyy) i dint notice though

  59. kosen13 says:

    Yay Bryan Simon!
    Congratulations Halo 3 Mythbusters!!!

  60. Xenokyro says:

    I agree with Pogra. DigitalPh33r’s work is over-rated and, in my opinion, isn’t much of a contribution…at all.

    And, of course ‘No Scope Was Involved’ is the best single machinima episode! What more would you want than both funny lyrics AND funny dancing?

  61. Peter Rabbit says:

    The next halarious song by the makers of “No Scope” As long as your not a feminist who doesnt play Halo. You will love it.

  62. Lavernius.Tucker says:

    Agree with all the awards except one.

    I stll think that RvB should have won, but i guess that other machinima has to be given spotlight space anyway.(rooster teeth have got enough attention to machinima as it is)

    Best regards to all the halo community.

    Bow Chika Wow Wow

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