The WERRRK.com 2018 (-ish) Drag Awards Nominees (VOTING ENDS MAY 20th!)

Just when you think Awards Season is over, here come the WERRRK.com 2018 (-ish) Drag Awards, recognizing the best in drag, entertainment, fashion and LGBTQ achievement! We’re running a little late this year due to being super busy (See here and here!) but better late than never as the nominating stage is starting now, where your vote will help decide the winners!

You will be able to vote once every 24 hours in each category so don’t let your favorite queens, artists, songs, movies and moments go unrecognized. And this year, we have an easy domain to bring you back here to vote each day, www.WERRRKAwards.com!

As always, it is very hard to narrow these lists down to just a handful of nominees so we do our research, we talk to experts and we come up with our list of nominees for the year and do our absolute best not to slight people. No list of this kind is ever going to be perfect but there is no malice intended towards anyone left out! And now, that brief disclaimer aside, on with the nominations! (See the 2017 Drag Awards here!)


DRAG QUEEN OF THE YEAR:

(Winner 2017: Sasha Velour, Winner 2016: Biblegirl666, Winner 2015: Katya Zamolodchikova, Winner 2014: Bianca Del Rio)

It is time to announce the nominees for the WERRRK.com Drag Queen the Year award, recognizing the performer who had the biggest and best 2018! Who will follow Sasha Velour as the WERRRK.com DRAG QUEEN OF THE YEAR? Will it be her Drag Race successor Aquaria, the All Stars Season 3 winner Trixie Mattel, Courtney Act who used her stints on Celebrity Big Brother and other shows to educate the masses on LGBTQ+ issues, Danielle Hunter who fought through personal challenges and be crowned Entertainer of the Year or Brita Filter who parlayed her big 2017 into national stardom in 2018? The choice is up to you! You can vote once every 24 hours for your favorite queen for the next few weeks! Congratulations to all our nominees and best of luck!


DRAG KING OF THE YEAR:

(NEW AWARD)

We are very excited about one of our newest awards, the 2018 Drag King of the Year! The outpouring of support when we announced this award was overwhelming and we are pleased to bring some well-deserved recognition to this underrepresented art. Remember you can vote once every 24 hours for your favorite King for the next few weeks. Congratulations to all of our amazing nominees and good luck!

THE WENDY HO AWARD:

(2017 Winner: None, 2016 Winner: Boo Sutcliffe, 2015 Winner: Kat Sass)

The WENDY HO AWARD was created to recognize Wendy’s trailblazing career and this award will continue celebrate the achievements of both female and AFAB individuals in the world of drag. Who will be WERRRK.com’s 2018 WENDY HO AWARD winner is up to you! You can vote once every 24 hours for your favorite queen and in all our categories from now through May 20th! Congratulations to all our nominees and best of luck! (Please note that our former pageant winners, Monroe Fitzgerald and HER? as well as WERRRK boss lady Chiffon Dior’s drag daughter, Courtney Conquers aren’t eligible to avoid any perception of favoritism)


DRAG HORIZON AWARD:

(2017 Winner: Kandy Muse, 2016 Winner 2016: Discord Addams, Winner 2015: Phaedra Phaded)

The Drag Horizon Award is given to an exceptional queen within the drag community, one who has established herself in her hometown that hasn’t quite hit the national stage just yet but we are projecting that they will be bursting forth onto it very soon and before they know, the requests to come to Brazil will be pouring in! Who will follow Kandy Muse as the WERRRK.com DRAG HORIZON award winner? The choice is up to you! You can vote once every 24 hours for your favorite moment and in all our categories from now through May 20th! Congratulations to all our nominees and best of luck!


SONG OF THE YEAR:

(2017 Winner: Mama Don’t Me Me Put on the Dress Again by Trixie Mattel, 2016 Winner: #Lovergirl by Rhea Litré, 2015 Winner: Break My Heart by Scarlett Bobo, 2014 Winner: Different by Pandora Boxx)

In addition to being stars of stage and screen, drag queens have moved into the recording studio in recent years and have become pop stars as well, in many cases with great success! Which song will follow Trixie Mattel’s hit song Mama Don’t Make Me Put On the Dress Again as the WERRRK.com DRAG QUEEN SONG OF THE YEAR? The choice is up to you! You can vote once every 24 hours for your favorite song and in all our categories from now through May 20th! Congratulations to all our nominees and best of luck!


DESIGNER OF THE YEAR:

(2017 Winner: Tony Iniguez, 2016 Winner: Dallas Coulter, 2015: Marco Marco)

RuPaul once famously said “We’re all born naked and the rest is drag” but without the plethora of talented designers around the country and for that matter the globe, everyone would just be walking around in their birthday suits instead of turning sickening look after sickening look! So now we need to find who is going to follow Dallas Coulter as the WERRRK.com 2017 Designer of the Year! The choice is up to you! You can vote once every 24 hours for your favorite photographer and in all our categories from now through May 20th! Congratulations to all our nominees and best of luck!


PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR:

(2017 Winner: Magnus Hastings, 2016 Winner: Eric Magnussen, 2015 Winner: Maddelynn Hatter)

It’s time to give a little love to the people behind the camera in the awards, the ones who make our favorite queens look so amazing in all those Instagram pictures we love! Who will succeed Magnus Hastings as WERRRK.com’s 2018 Drag Photographer of the Year? The choice is up to you! You can vote once every 24 hours for your favorite photographer and in all our categories from now through May 20th! Congratulations to all our nominees and best of luck!


BROADWAY SHOW OF THE YEAR:

(2017 Winner: Anastasia, 2016 Winner: Falsettos, 2015 Winner: Hamilton, 2014 Winner: Hedwig and the Angry Inch)

It’s time to recognize some of this year’s best shows on the Great White Way! Which show will follow Anastasia as the WERRRK.com BROADWAY SHOW OF THE YEAR? The choice is up to you! You can vote once every 24 hours for your favorite Broadway show and in all our categories from now through May 20th! Thank you to future Broadway starlet Katelyn Baron for her help with these nominees. Congratulations to all our nominees and best of luck!


COMIC BOOK MOVIE OF THE YEAR:

(2017 Winner: Wonder Woman, 2016 Winner: Deadpool , 2015 Winner: Avengers: Age of Ultron,  2014 Winner: Guardians of the Galaxy )

ANIMATED MOVIE OF THE YEAR:

(2017 Winner: Coco)

We love us some movies here at WERRRK.com and it’s time to recognize some of the best movies of the year! Which movie will follow as the WERRRK.com COMIC BOOK MOVIE OF THE YEAR and what will be follow as theWERRRK.com ANIMATED MOVIE OF THE YEAR? The choice is up to you! You can vote once every 24 hours for your favorite movies and in all our categories from now through May 20th! Thank you to Crunk Panda and Strawberry Fields for their help with these nominees. Congratulations to all our nominees and best of luck!


TELEVISION AND MOVIE COSTUMING OF THE YEAR:

(2017 Winner: Kim Wilcox for Stranger Things)

(2017 Winner: Jacqueline Durran for Beauty and the Beast )

There is not much more we like more than binge watching our favorite TV shows and heading to the theatre to see the hottest new film. Spencer is back to present the nominees for the BEST TELEVISION COSTUMING and the BEST MOVIE COSTUMING achievements for 2017! Remember you can vote once every 24 hours for this and all of our awards from now through May 20th!


BEST DRESSED OF THE YEAR

(2017 Winner: Leslie Jones, 2016 Winner: Lady Gaga, 2015 Winner: Lady Gaga, 2014 Winners: Beyonce and Cate Blanchett (tie))

Throughout the year, our resident fashion maven, Spencer Williams, has given his thoughts on all the Red Carpet looks of the assorted starlets on the biggest awards shows of 2017 and now he’s here to present his nominations for the BEST DRESSED OF THE YEAR award! Who shined on the Red Carpet at the biggest Award Shows of the year, the choice is up to you! Remember you can vote once every 24 hours for this and all of our awards from now through the new year!


QUEEN OF LOS ANGELES:

(2017 Winner: Allusia, 2016 Winner: Diana Dzhaketov, 2015 Winner: Misty Violet, 2014 Winner: Melissa BeFierce)

As the two OG’s of our “Queen of” awards,  the QUEEN OF NEW YORK and the QUEEN OF LOS ANGELES are two of the hardest awards to nominate each year given the preponderance of talent on each coast. That being said, we’re going to see who will succeed Allusia as the 2018 QUEEN OF LOS ANGELES! Remember you can vote once every 24 hours for your favorite City of Angels queen for the next few weeks. Congratulations to all of our amazing nominees and good luck! (Editor’s Note: As always with the “Queen of” awards, queens who have been on RuPaul’s Drag Race or that we have on pretty good authority will be on the coming season of the show are not eligible.)


QUEEN OF NEW YORK:

(2017 Winner Brita Filter, 2016 Winner: Tina Burner, 2015 Winners: Judy Darling and Marti Gould Cummings (tie), 2014 Winner: Bob the Drag Queen)

As the two OG’s of our “Queen of” awards,  the QUEEN OF NEW YORK and the QUEEN OF LOS ANGELES are two of the hardest awards to nominate each year given the preponderance of talent on each coast. That being said, we’re going to see who will succeed Brita Filter as the 2018 QUEEN OF NEW YORK! Remember you can vote once every 24 hours for your favorite Big Apple queen for the next few weeks. Congratulations to all of our amazing nominees and good luck! (Editor’s Note: As always with the “Queen of” awards, queens who have been on RuPaul’s Drag Race or that we have on pretty good authority will be on the coming season of the show are not eligible.)


QUEEN OF CHICAGO

(2017 Winner: Soju, 2016 Winner: Trannika Rex)

Since we have started these awards in 2014, some of our most popular awards have been the “Queen of” awards, given to the queen in those cities and countries that simply had the biggest and best year of any queen there! So we’re going to get these nominations started with our nominees to see who will succeed Soju as the 2018 QUEEN OF CHICAGO! Remember you can vote once every 24 hours for the next few weeks. Congratulations to all of our amazing nominees! (Editor’s Note: As always with the “Queen of” awards, queens who have been on RuPaul’s Drag Race or that we have on pretty good authority will be on the coming season of the show are not eligible.)


QUEEN OF AUSTRALIA

(2017 Winner: Vanity Faire)

Since we have started these awards in 2014, some of our most popular awards have been the “Queen of” awards, given to the queen in those cities and countries that simply had the biggest and best year of any queen there! So we’re going to get these nominations started with our nominees to see who will succeed Vanity Faire as the 2018 QUEEN OF AUSTRALIA! Remember you can vote once every 24 hours for the next few weeks. Congratulations to all of our amazing nominees! (Editor’s Note: As always with the “Queen of” awards, queens who have been on RuPaul’s Drag Race or that we have on pretty good authority will be on the coming season of the show are not eligible. So basically, sorry Courtney Act! We still love you though!)


QUEEN OF CANADA

(2017 Winner: Raye Sunshine, 2016 Winner: Miss Conception)

Since we have started these awards in 2014, some of our most popular awards have been the “Queen of” awards, given to the queen in those cities and countries that simply had the biggest and best year of any queen there! Next up, we’re going to see who will succeed Raye Sunshine as the 2018 QUEEN OF CANADA! Remember you can vote once every 24 hours for your favorite north of the border queen for the next few weeks. Congratulations to all of our amazing nominees and good luck eh!


QUEEN OF FLORIDA

NEW AWARD!

Since we have started these awards in 2014, some of our most popular awards have been the “Queen of” awards, given to the queen in those cities and countries that simply had the biggest and best year of any queen there! Last we added QUEEN OF AUSTRALIA and this year we had a vote to see which area the WERRRK.com universe wanted to see going to see recognized in our awards and that vote created WERRRK.com’s first ever QUEEN OF FLORIDA award! Remember you can vote once every 24 hours for the next few weeks. (Editor’s Note: As always with the “Queen of” awards, queens who have been on RuPaul’s Drag Race or that we have on pretty good authority will be on the coming season of the show are not eligible.)

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Despite being a drag journalist for over five years, Chiffon only recently realized that she missed a golden opportunity back then to change her drag name to Rhoda Story.

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  1. Yay for adding a King category! Have you considered adding a non-binary character category for those of us that fall inbetin be?

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