Awards

2021 NOMINEES
BRAIN OF THE YEAR

Grace Tame (Jan); Christopher Plummer (Feb); Michael Gudinski (Mar); Prince Philip – Duke of Edinburgh (Apr); To be determined (May-Dec)
IDIOT OF THE YEAR
Donald Trump (Jan); [Hidden] (Feb); Thomas Sowell (Mar); Phoebe Bennett (Apr); To be determined (May-Dec)
MEMBER OF THE YEAR
Tegan (Jan); To be determined (May-Dec)

2020 RESULTS
BRAIN OF THE YEAR
Ellen DeGeneres (Jan – 2); Kirk Douglas (Feb – 6); Kenny Rogers (Mar – 0); Lauren Leander (Apr – 9); Little Richard (May – 0); John Kennedy (Jun – 12*); Regis Philbin (Jul – 0); Majak Daw (Aug – 0); Dean Jones (Sep – 12*); Sean Connery (Oct – 4); Geoffrey Palmer (Nov – 0); Pat Patterson (Dec – 8)
IDIOT OF THE YEAR (Landslide)
Michael Pengilly (Jan – 0); Rowan Baxter (Feb – 0); John Best Junior (Mar – 0); Ammon Bundy (Apr – 0); Donald Trump (May & Nov – 53); Adem Somyurek (Jun – 0); Yuval Levental (Jul – 0); Andrew Bolt (Aug – 0); Solihin Millin (Sep – 0); Peta Credlin (Oct – 0); Anthony Warner (Dec – 0)
MEMBER OF THE YEAR
Timelord (Mar – 16); Twinkles (May – 37)
* The Brain of the Year was decided on a countback

2010’s RESULTS
BRAIN OF THE DECADE
Julia Gillard (2010 – 6); Cadell Evans (2011 – 0); Jim Stynes (2012 – 5); Nelson Mandela (2013 – 24); Gough Whitlam (2014 – 0); Michelle Payne (2015 – 4); Carrie Fisher (2016 – 2); Lou Richards (2017 – 4); Aretha Franklin (2018 – 4); Greta Thunberg (2019 – 4)
IDIOT OF THE DECADE
Oliver Canby (2010 – 4); Anders Behvrig (2011 – 4); Adam Lanza (2012 – 16); John Best Junior (2013 – 4); Susanne Atanus (2014 – 4); Syed Farooq & Tashfeen Malik (2015 – 5); Donald Trump (2016 – 4); Stephen Paddock (2017 – 0); Cesar Sayoc (2018 – 0); Brenton Tarrant (2019 – 12)
MEMBER OF THE DECADE
Scratcher (2010 & 2012 – 5); Timelord (2011, 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2019 – 28); Flash (2013 – 10); Lee (2014 – 7); Wally (2018 – 3)

2019 RESULTS
BRAIN OF THE YEAR
Jimmy Hannan (Jan – 0); Pedro Morales (Feb – 0); Michael Willisee (Mar – 0); Tiger Woods (Apr – 0); Bob Hawke (May – 8); Ash Barty (Jun – 0); Neale Daniher (Jul – 2); Graham “Polly” Farmer (Aug – 8); Danny Frawley (Sep – 11); Diahann Carroll (Oct – 0); James Jackson (Nov – 0); Greta Thunberg (Dec – 23)
IDIOT OF THE YEAR
Fraser Anning (Jan – 0); Hayden Elstob (Feb – 3); Brenton Tarrant (Mar – 49); Israel Folau (Apr & Nov – 0); Devon Erickson & Alex McKinney (May – 0); Ben Hoffman (Jun – 0); Dominic Valanmanal (Jul – 0); Andrew Bolt (Aug – 0); Willie Rioli (Sep – 0); Peter Little (Oct – 0); Rush Limbaugh (Dec – 0)
MEMBER OF THE YEAR
Timelord (Feb – Default)

2018 RESULTS
BRAIN OF THE YEAR
Ron Tandberg (Jan – 0); Genevieve Devenish (Feb – 0); Roger Bannister (Mar – 16); Bruno Sammartino (Apr – 16); Will Power (May – 0); Evonne Goolagong Cawley (Jun – 0); 60 Minutes (Jul – 0); Aretha Franklin (Aug – 19); Burt Reynolds (Sep – 0); Kerryn Phelps (Oct – 0); Kerrin McEvoy (Nov – 0); Penny Marshall (Dec – 2)
IDIOT OF THE YEAR
Peter Dutton (Jan & Mar – 7); Steve Lebsock (Feb – 0); Conor McGregor (Apr – 6); Dimitrios Pagourtzis (May – 4); Carol Sharrow (Jun – 0); John Edwards (Jul – 0); Sky News (Aug – 0); Serena Williams (Sep – 4); Cesar Sayoc (Oct – 32); Chekatt Cheriff (Dec – 0)
MEMBER OF THE YEAR
Wally (Jan – 32); Timelord (May & Nov – 22)

2017 RESULTS
BRAIN OF THE YEAR
Matt Renshaw (Jan[tie] – 0); Jimmy Snuka (Jan[tie] – 0); George Steele (Feb – 0); Ella Ebery (Mar – 7); John Clarke (Apr – 2); Lou Richards (May – 23); Adam West (Jun – 0); Betty Cuthbert (Aug – 0); Bobby Heenan (Sep – 16); Tom Petty (Oct – 0); David Cassidy (Nov – 2); Rosemary Margan (Dec – 0)
IDIOT OF THE YEAR
David Leyonhjelm (Jan – 0); John Best Junior (Feb – 4); Khalid Mahsood (Mar – 0); Eric Abetz (Apr – 4); Richard Rojas (May – 0); John Setka (Jun – 4); Bernard Tomic (Jul – 0); Brooke Arslan (Aug – 0); Meryl Dorey (Sep – 4); Stephen Paddock (Oct – 29); Devin Kelly (Nov – 0); [Hidden] (Dec – 4)
MEMBER OF THE YEAR
Timelord (Mar & May – 39); Lee (Nov – 10)

2016 RESULTS
BRAIN OF THE YEAR
David Bowie (Jan – 2); Domenic Pace (Feb – 4); Jon English (Mar – 0); Bruce Mansfield (Apr – 0); Noni Hazelhurst (May – 0); Muhammad Ali (Jun – 19); Brent Harvey (Jul – 2); Michael Phelps (Aug – 2); Norman May (Sep – 0); Ross Higgins (Oct – 0); Florence Henderson (Nov – 0); Carrie Fisher (Dec – 22)
IDIOT OF THE YEAR
PETA (Jan – 0); Oliver Canby (Feb – 13); Bernard Tomic (Mar – 0); Blair Cottrell (Apr – 8); Chris Nelson (May – 4); Bob Katter (Jun – 0); Pauline Hanson (Jul & Sep – 10); Donald Trump (Aug – 15); Stephen Herbert (Oct – 0); Peter Little (Nov – 0); Rudy Lindsey (Dec – 0)
MEMBER OF THE YEAR
Matt Hogan (Apr – 7); Timelord (Nov – 43)

2015 RESULTS
BRAIN OF THE YEAR
Rosie Batty (Jan – 4); Leonard Nimoy (Feb – 2); Stuart Wagstaff (Mar – 0); Richie Benaud (Apr – 7); BB King (May – 0); Dusty Rhodes (Jun – 0); Phil Walsh (Jul – 9); Cilla Black (Aug – 0); Cyril Rioli (Oct – 4); Michelle Payne (Nov – 25); Stevie Wright (Dec – 0)
IDIOT OF THE YEAR
Meryl Dorey (Jan – 0); [Hidden] (Mar – 0); Ginger Taylor (Apr – 3); Dylann Roof (Jun – 0); Donald Trump (Aug – 7); Juanita Holden (Sep – 0); Chris Harper-Mercer (Oct – 0); Ty Ranger (Nov – 0); Syed Farook & Tashfeen Malik (Dec – 41)
MEMBER OF THE YEAR
Timelord (Jan & Aug – 32); Tex (Feb – 15); Tegan (Sep – 4); Quote Da Autie (Oct – 0)

2014 RESULTS
BRAIN OF THE YEAR
Mae Young (Jan – 0); Shirley Temple (Feb – 6); Cate Blanchett (Mar – 0); Mickey Rooney (Apr – 0); Tommy Hafey (May – 10); Ann B Davis (Jun – 0); Nick Kyrgios (Jul – 0); Robin Williams (Aug – 18); Joan Rivers (Sep – 1); Gough Whitlam (Oct – 20); Joe Cocker (Dec – 0)
IDIOT OF THE YEAR
Susanne Atanus (Jan – 15); Greg Anderson (Feb – 12); Donald Sterling (May – 4); Reece Conca (Aug – 0); Jonathan Mitchell (Oct – 1); Jillian McCabe (Nov – 9); David Leyonhjelm (Dec – 14)
MEMBER OF THE YEAR
Timelord (Jun – 6); Lee (Jul – 49)

2013 RESULTS
BRAIN OF THE YEAR (Landslide)
Gabrielle Giffords (Jan – 0); Peter Harvey (Mar – 0); Margaret Thatcher (Apr – 0); Barbara Callcott (May – 0); Mandawuy Yunupingu (Jun – 0); Andy Murray (Jul – 0); David Frost (Aug – 0); Bob Buckley (Oct – 0); Gai Waterhouse (Nov – 0); Nelson Mandela (Dec – 54)
IDIOT OF THE YEAR
John Best Junior (Jan – 24); Christopher Dorner (Feb – 0); [Hidden] (Mar – 17); Shiloh Christian Academy (May – 3); Zach Lassiter (Jun – 2); Ryan Braun (Jul – 4); Carl Wu (Sep – 0); Scott Morrison (Nov – 4); Joel Willis (Dec – 0)
MEMBER OF THE YEAR
Timelord (Jan – 23); Scratcher (Jun – 2); Marc Rosen (Aug – 0); Flash (Oct – 29)

2012 RESULTS
BRAIN OF THE YEAR
Michael Clarke (Jan – 0); Whitney Houston (Feb – 0); Jim Stynes (Mar – 25); Ian “Molly” Meldrum (Apr – 0); Dustin Hoffman (May – 0); Andy Griffith (Jul – 4); Sally Pearson (Aug – 2); Andy Murray (Sep – 0); Theresa May (Oct – 0); Barack Obama (Nov – 16); Dame Elisabeth Murdoch (Dec – 11)
IDIOT OF THE YEAR
Francesco Schettino (Jan – 2); Oliver Canby (Feb & Mar – 11); Jodi Farrell (Apr – 0); David Nalbandian (Jun – 0); Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson (Jul – 0); Tom Liberatore (Aug – 0); Ricky Nixon (Nov – 0); Adam Lanza (Dec – 45)
MEMBER OF THE YEAR
Quote Da Autie (Mar – 12); Timelord (Sep – 10); Scratcher (Nov – 21)

2011 RESULTS
BRAIN OF THE YEAR
Andre Agassi (Jan – 0); Darrel Baldock (Feb – 0); Elizabeth Taylor (Mar – 8); Ron Gay (Apr – 0); Bob Davis (May – 4); Aelita Andre (Jun – 0); Cadell Evans (Jul – 32); Gabrielle Giffords (Aug – 0); Samantha Stosur (Sep – 4); Occupy Wall Street (Oct – 2); Sally Pearson (Nov – 0); Harry Morgan (Dec – 0)
IDIOT OF THE YEAR
Jared Loughner (Jan – 6); Riva Tallent (Mar – 0); The Limbo Club (Apr – 0); [Hidden] (May – 4); Justin Sherman (Jun – 4); Anders Behvrig (Jul – 28); The Tea Party (Aug – 12); Lewis Mason (Oct – 0); Roger Dean (Nov – 0); Nordine Amrani (Dec – 0)
MEMBER OF THE YEAR
Scratcher (Mar – 0); Timelord (Apr – 34); Matt Hogan (May – 0); Quote Da Autie (Jul – 25)

2010 RESULTS
BRAIN OF THE YEAR
Jake Satherley & Spencer Jeams (Jan – 4); Jack Brisco (Feb – 0); Shawn Michaels (Mar – 0); Amelie Buhagiar (Apr – 2); Ray Meagher (May – 0); Julia Gillard (Jun – 21); Nathan & Kim Batley (Jul – 0); Alex Rodriguez (Aug – 5); Andrew Krackeour (Sep – 19); Geoff Huegill (Oct – 7); Mugsy the Cat (Nov – 2); Maurice Rioli (Dec – 0)
IDIOT OF THE YEAR
Matthew Stokes (Feb – 8); Dhillon Gursewak (Mar – 0); Oliver Canby (Apr & Oct – 35); John Best Junior (May – 0); Derrick Bird (Jun – 7); Jonathan Mitchell (Jul – 4); Andrew Wilkie (Aug – 3); Elyse Bruce & Thomas Taylor (Sep – 4); Joel Monaghan (Nov – 2)
MEMBER OF THE YEAR
Quote Da Autie (Mar – 2); Lee (Apr – 4); Scratcher (Oct – 62)

2009 RESULTS
BRAIN OF THE YEAR
Steven Spielberg (Jan – 5); Heath Ledger (Feb – 2); Barack Obama (Mar – 19); Alyric (Apr – 2); Bill Collins (May – 0); Roger Federer (Jun – 8); Ron Barassi (Jul – 0); Gary Lyon (Aug – 0); Anita Harper (Sep – 0); Elizabeth Blackwood (Oct – 5); Lachlan Edwards (Nov – 0); Peter Cassidy (Dec – 0)
IDIOT OF THE YEAR
Arthur Freeman (Jan – 0); Danny Nalliah (Feb – 8); John Best Junior (Mar – 0); “Droopy” (Apr – 0); Damir Dokic (May – 10); The Chasers (Jun – 13); Tony Abbott (Jul – 2); Fabian Henderson (Aug – 0); Brendan Fevola (Sep – 0); Wilson Tuckey (Oct – 0); Nidal Hasan (Nov – 0); Gary Ryan (Dec – 0)
MEMBER OF THE YEAR
Cube Demon (Jan – 6); Twinkles (Jun – 23); Timelord (Jul & Oct – 12); Corina (Sep – 0)

2008 RESULTS
BRAIN OF THE YEAR
Ric Flair (Mar – 8); Lisa Curry-Kenny (Apr – 0); Kylie Minogue (May – 0); Jane McGrath (Jun – 0); Michael Phelps (Aug – 2); Rob Guest (Oct – 0); Barack Obama (Nov – 26)
IDIOT OF THE YEAR
Lom Luong (Jan – 0); Joe Skipsey (Feb – 0); Robert Ogilvie (Mar – 0); Jenny McCarthy (Apr – 6); Robert Mugabe (Jun & Dec – 28); Gareth Nelson (Jul – 0); Ara Abrahamian (Aug – 0); Paris Tenana (Sep – 2); Daniel Cowart & Paul Sclesselman (Oct – 0)
MEMBER OF THE YEAR
Scratcher (Jan & May – 0); Wally (Feb & Jun – 0); Timelord (Apr, Jul & Oct – 33); Twinkles (Sep – 0); Syncompac (Nov – 3); Eagle Eye (Dec – 0)

2007 RESULTS
BRAIN OF THE YEAR
Justice Paul Conlon (Apr – 2); Kate Ritchie (May – 2); Kurai-Gaka (Aug – 1); Al Gore (Oct – 7); Fabulous Moolah (Nov – 2)
IDIOT OF THE YEAR
Cho Seug-Hui (Apr – 1); Ryan Lambourne (May – 0); John Best Junior (Jun – 4); Luis Miguel Gomez (Jul – 2); Anonymous Posters (Aug – 0); Marion Jones (Oct – 7); Pervez Musharraf (Nov – 2); Robert Hawkins (Dec – 0)
MEMBER OF THE YEAR
Timelord (May & Oct – 12); Mr.Fix-It (Jul – 0); Eagle Eye (Aug – 1); Twinkles (Nov – 1)