Tim Robards from <i>The Bachelor</i>.

Tim Robards from The Bachelor.

It is that time of year when you get to vote on The Bogie Awards, which celebrate the silliest, the slickest and the sorriest programs, personalities and powerbrokers on the box in the past 12 months. The Bogies have no connection to any other awards system of similar name, apart from the fact they will be announced on the same day (April 27).

Smuggest talent quest judge: Last year's winner was Matt Preston (MasterChef). This year's nominees are: Kyle Sandilands (Australia's Got Talent); Alex Perry (Australia's Next Top Model); George Calombaris (MasterChef); Pete Evans (My Kitchen Rules); Shaynna Blaze (The Block); Naomi Campbell (The Face Australia).

Network most contemptuous of viewers: Last year's winner was Channel Nine. This year's nominees are Foxtel, ABC, Nine, Seven, Ten, SBS. You may factor into your voting the accessibility of each network's catch-up service, whether you are forced to watch commercials, and the availability for you to catch up on programs you actually want to see.

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Least real reality show: This category is new in 2014. The nominees: The Real Housewives of Melbourne (Arena); Young, Lazy and Driving Us Crazy (Seven); The Bachelor Australia (Ten); Beauty and the Geek (Seven); Please Marry My Boy (Seven).

Most insidious use of breasts to exploit viewers' base instincts: Previous winners: Underbelly, Nigellissima and The Shire. This year's nominees are: Fat Tony & Co (Nine); Game of Thrones (Showcase); Girls (Showcase); True Detective (Showcase); The Vikings (SBS1); Sunrise (Seven).

Most under-rated: Last year's winner was 30 Rock. This year's nominees are The Checkout (ABC1); Sherlock (Nine); Elementary (Ten); Secrets and Lies (Ten); Orphan Black (SBS Two); The Good Wife (Ten); Justified (FX); Clarke and Dawe (ABC1); The Returned (SBS Two); Rectify (SBS One); Modern Family (Ten).

Most effable personality (female): This category honours John Westacott, a former Nine news director, who allegedly told a presenter: ''To succeed in this business, you've gotta have f---ability.'' Last year's winner was Essie Davis. This year's nominees are Janice Peterson (SBS News); Melanie Mclaughlin (Ten sport); Juanita Phillips (ABC news); Sonia Kruger (Big Brother, Mornings); Asher Keddie (Offspring); Lisa Wilkinson (Today); Melissa Doyle (Seven news); Alisa Fraser (The Block); Lysandra Fraser (The Block); Natalie Bassingthwaite (The X-Factor).

Most effable personality (male): Last year's winner was David Stratton (At the Movies). This year's nominees are Charlie Pickering (The Project); Manu Feildel (My Kitchen Rules); Graham Creed (ABC weather); Todd Sampson (Gruen Transfer); Richard Roxburgh (Rake); Peter Overton (Nine news); Anton Enus (SBS news); Scott Cam (The Block); David Campbell (Mornings).

Most embarrassing program (The Naomi Robson Cup): Last year's winner was The Shire. This year's nominees are The Biggest Loser Australia; A Current Affair; Today Tonight; The Real Housewives of Melbourne; The Bolt Report (now one hour long).

Furthest past use-by date (The EgBert Newton Trophy): This recognises achievements in shark-jumping, honouring programs about which you say, ''Is that still on?'' Last year's winner was Australia's Funniest Home Videos. This year's nominees are Border Security; QI; Two and a Half Men; Grey's Anatomy; The Project; CSI; Australia's Got Talent; Downton Abbey; Midsomer Murders; Top Gear; Dancing With the Stars; New Tricks.

The Black Bogie (The Sandilands Chalice): Last year's award for the most irritating person on Australian television was shared between David Koch and Karl Stefanovic. This year's nominees are Eddie McGuire; Kyle Sandilands; Melanie Brown; Matt Preston; Andrew O'Keefe; Richard Wilkins; Andrew Bolt; the Fraser twins; David Koch; Karl Stefanovic.

HOW TO VOTE: Email your choices from the list above and your extra nominations to bogiesvoting@gmail.com or click here.