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The Top Gear Awards are annually presented by Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May.

2003 Edit

Car of the Year Edit

  • Nomination: Volvo
  • Nomination: Mazda RX8
  • Winner: Aston Martin One-77

Nigel Mansell Trophy for the Dullest Grand Prix Driver Edit

  • Nomination: Michael Schumacher (Ferrari)
  • Nomination: David Coulthard (McLaren-Mercedes)
  • Winner: Kimi Raikkonen (McLaren-Mercedes)

Ugliest Car of the Year Edit

  • Nomination: Daewoo Tacuma
  • Nomination: Reliant Robin
  • Nomination: Mercedes Vaneo
  • None of these won because Jeremy picked the BMW X3

Most Fun Car of the Year Edit

  • Nomination: Porsche GT3
  • Nomination: Renault Clio V6
  • Winner: VX220 Turbo

Enemy of the State Edit

  • Winner: jim'l fix it
  • There were no other nominations.

Surprise of the Year Edit

  • Nomination: Mazda RX8
  • Nomination: Vauxhall Signum
  • Winner: the size of James' knob (Jaguar XJ6)

Fastest Celebrity Around the Track Edit

  • Winner: Simon Cowell

2004 Edit

Comedy Handling Award Edit

  • Nomination: Perodua Kenari
  • Nomination: Toyota Prius

Winner: Smart ForTwo

Surprise of the Year Edit

  • Nomination: Ferrari 612
  • Nomination: Ariel Atom
  • Winner: Vauxhall Monaro

Worst Car of the Year Edit

  • Nomination: BMW X3
  • Nomination: Rover CityRover
  • Winner: Hyundai accent

Best Noise of the Year Edit

  • Nomination: Mercedes SLR
  • Nomination: Porsche Carrera GT
  • Winner: Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale

Golden Cock of the Year Edit

  • Nomination: James May's botched interview
  • Nomination: Richard Hammond forgetting to bring car whilst shooting a car review
  • Winner: Jeremy Clarkson leaving the Land Rover on top of a mountain and went home with the keys

Best Car of the Year Edit

  • Nomination: Jaguar S-Type diesel
  • Nomination: Subaru Legacy Spec-B
  • Winner: Volkswagen Golf GTI

Money No Object Edit

  • Nomination: Ferrari Enzo
  • Nomination: Land Rover Discovery
  • Winner: Aston Martin DB9

2005 Edit

Surprise of the Year Edit

  • Nomination: Honda Civic
  • Nomination: Nissan Murano
  • Winner: Audi RS4

Ugliest Car of the Year Edit

  • Nomination: Ssangyong Kyron
  • Nomination: Ssangyong Rodius
  • Nomination: Ssangyong Musso
  • Winner: BMW 3 Series

Best Car of the Year Edit

  • Nomination: Ferrari F430
  • Nomination: BMW M5
  • Winner: Bugatti Veyron

Best Noise of the Year Edit

  • Nomination: Ferrari F430
  • Nomination: Mercedes CLS 55
  • Winner: Aston Martin V8 Vantage

George Michael Award for the Most Ill-Advised Piece of Facial Hair in Motorsport Edit

  • Nomination: Jenson Button
  • Nomination: David Coulthard (Red Bull)
  • Winner: Fernando Alonso (Renault)

Gas Guzzler of the Year Edit

  • Nomination: Range Rover Sport
  • Nomination: Bugatti Veyron
  • Nomination: Hemel Hempstead
  • Winner: Ford GT

Best German of the Year Edit

  • Nomination: Dr. Ulrich Bez
  • Nomination: Dr. Ferdinand Piech
  • Winner: Sabine Schmitz

Driver of the Year Edit

  • Nomination: Fernando Alonso
  • Nomination: Valentino Rossi
  • Winner: Ellen MacArthur

Golden Cock of the Year Edit

Winner: James May (he wet himself from coming back from television though he claims it was the splash back from the tap)

Coolest Car of the Year Edit

Winner: Porsche 911 (Changed to Aston Martin V8 Vantage because of Clarkson's "Prime Opinion" with the audience, which resulted in Hammond eating the piece of card saying that the Porsche 911 had won.)

2007 Edit

Lifetime Achievement Award Edit

  • Nomination: Ken Livingstone
  • Nomination: Ken Livingstone
  • Nomination: Ken Livingstone
  • Winner: Traffic Wombles

Ugliest Car of the Year Edit

  • Winner: Mini Cooper Clubman

There were no other nominations.

Worst Car of the Year Edit

  • Winner: G-Wiz

Worst Dressed Presenter on Top Gear Edit

  • Nomination: Richard Hammond's shorts in the London Race
  • Nomination: Richard Hammond's Spandau Ballet tribute coat
  • Winner: Jeremy Clarkson's drysuit

(Though afterwards Jeremy shows James May in the Aston Martin wearing nothing, this doesn't count as he isn't technically dressed at all)

Best Noise of the Year Edit

  • Nomination: Ascari A10
  • Nomination: Aston Martin DBS
  • Nomination: The tunnel in the Italian Riviera
  • Winner: Richard Hammond shouting “Oliver"

Driver of the Year Edit

  • Nomination: Jennifer Saunders
  • Nomination: Lawrence Dallaglio
  • Winner: Simon Cowell

Car of the Year Edit

  • Winner: Subaru Legacy Outback/Ford Mondeo

2008 Edit

Noise of the Year Edit

  • Nomination: Mercedes CLK Black
  • Nomination: Ferrari Scuderia
  • Nomination: Alfa Romeo 8C
  • Winner: Will Young's new single

John Sergeant Award for the Best Celebrity Dance Edit

  • Winner: Jay Kay

Fastest Celebrity Lap Edit

  • Winner: Jay Kay

Most Painful Injury to a Motoring-Related Body Part Edit

  • Nomination: Jeremy Clarkson's neck
  • Nomination: Jeremy Clarkson's neck
  • Nomination: Jeremy Clarkson's ear
  • Winner: Max Mosley's bottom

Most Embarrassing Flirting on Television Edit

  • Nomination: Jeremy Clarkson: "You're American? You can't be, you're nowhere near fat enough!"
  • Nomination: James May: "Hello."
  • Winner: (Jeremy Clarkson interviewing Will Young) "Who here would like to see Richard Hammond strangled on television?"

Car of the Year Edit

  • Nomination: Nissan GT-R
  • Nomination: Ford Fiesta
  • Nomination: Fiat 500 Abarth
  • Winner: Caterham R500

2009 Edit

Injury Of The Year Edit

  • Nomination: Richard Hammond in the Hammerhead-i Eagle Thrust porm
  • Nomination: Jeremy Clarkson making paintball art
  • Nomination: James May on a gangplank in Bolivia
  • Winner: Richard Hammond and James May in the Porsche Panamera (Outtake)

The Worst Car In The World Award (Extended Cut) Edit

This did not appear in the final cut - only as a DVD extra.

  • Nomination: Peugeot 5008
  • Nomination: Peugeot 3008
  • Nomination: Peugeot 207
  • Nomination: Peugeot 308
  • Nomination: Peugeot 407
  • Nomination: Peugeot 607
  • Nomination: Peugeot 4007
  • Winner: BMW 5-Series GT

Patience In The Workplace Award (Extended Cut)Edit

This did not appear in the final cut - only as a DVD extra.

  • Nomination: Jeremy keeping reasonably cool whilst the Range Rover filming car got into the back of shot
  • Nomination: The presenter's reactions to the director chatting on the walkie-talkies whilst trying to do a piece to camera
  • Winner: Richard swearing and shouting repeatedly to a walkie-talkie

Appliance Of The Year Award (Extended Cut) Edit

This did not appear in the final cut - only as a DVD extra.

  • Nomination: Bosch SMS 69L Dishwasher
  • Nomination: Zanussi ZWD 14791-W1 Washer Dryer
  • Nomination: Hotpoint S536W Single Electric Oven
  • Winner: Toyota iQ

Best Face Pulled Whilst In The Passenger Seat Of The Year (Extended Cut) Edit

This did not appear in the final cut - only as a DVD extra.

  • Nomination: Madison Welch while riding with James May
  • Nomination: A dog while riding with James May
  • Nomination: James May while riding with Ken Block
  • Winner: Tiff Needell while riding with John Barrowman

Fastest Celebrity Lap Edit

  • Winner: Brian Johnson of AC/DC

Car Of The Year Edit

  • Nomination: Volkswagen Polo
  • Nomination: Kia Cee'd
  • Nomination: Suzuki Alto
  • Winner: Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Valentino Balboni

Forklift Truck Driver Of The Year Edit

This did not appear in the DVD extra Extended Cut.

  • Nomination: A forklift truck enters a room and falls over the edge of a ledge
  • Winner: A forklift truck drives into some shelves and knocks a whole warehouse of them over, burying himself and another forklift in boxes

Golden Cock Of The Year Edit

  • Nomination: James May
  • Nomination: Richard Hammond
  • Winner: The Stig

Car Of The DecadeEdit

  • Nomination: BMW Mini
  • Nomination: Pagani Zonda
  • Nomination: Range Rover TDV8
  • Winner: Bugatti Veyron

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