Garry Bushell The BARFTAS – The Best of 2022

Book of the Year (Non-Fiction): Otherlands by Thomas Halliday. Commended: The Case Against The Sexual Revolution by Louise Perry.

Book of the Year (Fiction): City On Fire by Don Winslow.

Film of the year: Everything Everywhere All At Once.

TV show of the year (US): The Offer, (UK) Slow Horses. Commended: Hacks. The Responder. Pistol. Reacher. The Terminal List. House Of The Dragon. The Rings Of Power. Bosch: Legacy. SAS Rogue Heroes.

Album of the year: In The Wild, The Interrupters. (Rock): Patient Number 9, Ozzy Osbourne. (Rap): Mr Morale & The Big Steppers, Kendrick Lamar.

Rock song of the year: Patient Number 9 – Ozzy Osbourne. Pop Song of the year: Cardboard Box – Flo.

The BARFTAS – The Best of 2021

TV show of the year: WandaVision

Commended: The White Lotus. Unforgotten. Mare Of Easttown. Squid Game. Time.

Album of the year: Senjutsu – Iron Maiden

Commended: Comfort To Me – Amyl & The Sniffers, Dark Matters – The Stranglers, Tales From The Elkhorn Trail – Jim Lindberg, Death By Rock ’n’ Roll – The Pretty Reckless.

Song of the year: transparentsoul – Willow, feat Travis Barker

Runner-up: All You Ever Wanted – Rag n Bone Man

Commended: Can’t Let Go – Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Blood On Your Hands by Jim Lindberg, Chaise Lounge by Wet Leg, Overpass Graffiti by Ed Sheeran.

Book of the Year (Fiction): Blacktop Wasteland by S.A Cosby.

Book of the Year (Fact): And Away… Bob Mortimer The Autobiography.

Film of the Year: Nobody.

Best concert film: Summer Of Soul.

Best musical: tick, tick… BOOM!

Top Superhero film: Zack Snyder’s Justice League. Commended: Shang-Chi & The Legend Of The Ten Rings. Spider-Man: No Way Home.

The BARFTAs - The Best of 2020

TV show of the Year: The Mandalorian.
Commended: Cobra Kai, Tiger King, Des, The Undoing.

Book of the Year (Factual): One, Two, Three, Four – The Beatles In Time by Craig Brown.

(Fiction): Squeeze Me by Carl Hiaasen. Commended: Fifty Fifty by Steve Cavanagh.

(Autobiography): Apropos of Nothing by Woody Allen.

Film of the Year: Soul.

Album of the Year: Bruce Springsteen – Letter To You.

Best punk album: The Drowns – Under Tension.
Best rock: AC/DC – Power Up.
Best soul: Chloe x Halle – Ungodly Hour.

Pop song of the Year: Don’t Start Now by Dua Lipa.
Rock Song of the Year: Ghosts by Bruce Springsteen.
Punk Song of the Year (not including Federales by the Gonads): Take It On The Chin by Cock Sparrer.
Rap Song of the Year: WAP by Cardi B ftg Megan Thee Stallion.

The Best of the 2010s

TV: Game Of Thrones.

Film: They Shall Not Grow Old.

Book: I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes.

Album: Dreams From The Factory Floor by Louise Distras.

Stage: One Man, Two Guvnors.


TV show of the Year: Chernobyl. Commended: Succession. Guilt. Giri/Haji.

Film of the Year: Dolemite Is My Name. Commended: The Irishman. Avengers: Endgame. Bait.

Book of the Year (Fiction): Twisted by Steve Cavanagh.

Autobiography: Me by Elton John.

Album of the Year: Feral Roots – The Rival Sons.

Pop song of the Year: Señorita – Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello. Commended: Gave You Everything – The Interrupters. Lo/Hi – The Black Keys. Memories – Maroon 5. Hold You Now – Vampire Weekend ft. Danielle Haim.


Film of the Year (Documentary): They Shall Not Grow Old.

Film of the Year (Drama): Leave No Trace. Commended: The Ballad of Buster Scruggs.

Book of the Year (Fiction): Once A Pilgrim by James Deegan. Commended: Kill ’Em All by John Niven; The Seven Deaths Of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton; London Rules by Mick Herron, Thirteen by Steve Cavanagh.

Book of the Year (Factual): The Spy & The Traitor by Ben Macintyre.

TV show of the Year: Informer. Commended: Killing Eve, Succession, Atlanta.

Album of the Year: The Good Fight by The Interrupters. Commended: Crashing Like Stars by Heavy Drapes; Prequelle by Ghost.

Pop song of the Year: Feel It Still - Portugal The Man.


Film of the Year: Dunkirk. Commended: Wonder Woman, Guardians Of The Galaxy 2, Thor: Ragnarok.

Book of the Year: Red Famine – Stalin’s War On The Ukraine by Anne Applebaum. Commended: Ma’am Darling by Craig Brown.

Book of the Year (Fiction): The Force by Don Winslow.

TV show of the Year: Blue Planet II. Commended: Line Of Duty, Big Little Lies, American Gods, Get Shorty.

Album of the Year: Forever by Cock Sparrer. Commended: Trouble Maker by Rancid; Fail You Again by Can’t Swim

Pop song of the Year: Human – Rag ’n’ Bone Man


Film of the Year: Captain America: Civil War. Commended: Deadpool; Hell Or High Water.

Book Of The Year: All Out War: The Full Story Of How Brexit Sank The Political Class by Tim Shipman.

Book Of The Year (Fiction): End Of Watch by Stephen King.

Biography of the Year: Born To Run by Bruce Springsteen.

TV Show of the Year: Stranger Things. Commended: The Night Of, The Night Manager, Planet Earth II, The Good Place.

Album of the Year: A Large Bash of Teenage Feelings by Beach Slang.

Rock Album of the Year: Hardwired To Self-Destruct by Metallica.

Song of the Year: What It Means by Drive-By Truckers. Commended: The Devil’s Bleeding Crown by Volbeat; Black Beatles by Rae Sremmurd f'ting Gucci Mane.


Film of the Year: Amy. Commended: Kingsman: The Secret Service; Hard To Be A God.

Book of the Year (Factual): A Disgrace To The Profession compiled by Mark Steyn.

Book of the Year (Fiction): A Man With One Of Those Faces by Caimh McDonnell.

Biography of the Year: Reckless by Chrissie Hynde.

TV Show of the Year: Fargo. Commended: Catastrophe, Romanzo Criminale.

Album of the Year: Resolution by Penetration.

Rock Album of the Year: The Book Of Souls by Iron Maiden. Commended: Love Lies Dying by The Graveltones.

Pop song of the Year: Bills by Lunchmoney Lewis. Commended: He Is by Ghost.


Film Of The Year: Guardians Of The Galaxy. Commended: John Wick.

Book of the Year: Ruling The Void, The Hollowing Of Western Democracy by Peter Mair.

Book of the Year (Fiction): Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King.

TV Show of the Year: Game Of Thrones. Commended: Fargo; Gomorrah, Homeland.

Album of the Year: Honor Is All We Know by Rancid. Commended: The Interrupters by The Interrupters, No Going Back by Stiff Little Fingers,

Pop Song Of The Year: Happy by Pharrell Williams.


Film of the Year: The Wolf of Wall Street.

Book of the Year: I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes. Commended: Dead Lions by Mick Herron.

Book of the Year (Biography): Margaret Thatcher: Not For Turning by Charles Moore

TV show: House Of Cards. Commended: Peaky Blinders, Ray Donovan, Top Boy, Banshee.

Album of the Year: Dreams From The Factory Floor by Louis Distras. Commended: AM by the Arctic Monkeys

Pop Song of the Year: Blurred Lines by Robin Thicke.


Film of the Year: Marvel’s The Avengers.

Documentary of the Year: East End Babylon.

Book of the Year (factual): Iron Curtain: The Crushing Of Eastern Europe 1944-56 by Anne Applebaum.

Book of the Year (fiction): A Foreign Country by Charles Cummings.

Autobiography of the Year: Going To Sea In A Sieve by Danny Baker.

TV Show of the Year: Game Of Thrones. Commended: Line Of Duty.

Album of the Year: Generation Silence by Missing Andy. Commended: Hopes Dreams Lies & Schemes by Argy-Bargy.


Film of the Year: Limitless. Commended: Attack The Block.

Book of the Year: After America by Mark Steyn.

TV Show Of The Year: Game Of Thrones. Commended: Inside No 9, The Killing, Boardwalk Empire, Romanzo Criminale, Braquo.

Album Of The Year: Peace Love Faith Hope Respect Co-Exist by the Dub City Rockers.


Film of the Year: True Grit.

Book of the Year: Slow Horses by Mick Herron.

Biography of the Year: Just Kids by Patti Smith.

TV Show of the Year: The Walking Dead.

Album of the Year: Bring The House Down by Deadline.

The BARFTAs: The Best of the Noughties

Film: Lord Of The Rings trilogy.

TV: Life On Mars.

Album: American Idiot by Green Day.

Book: Kill Your Friends by John Niven.

Stage: August: Osage County.


Film of the Year: Watchmen.

Book of the Year: The Real Global Warming Disaster by Christopher Booker.

TV Show of the Year: True Blood. Commended: Sons of Anarchy, The Take.

Album of the Year: 21st Century Breakdown by Green Day.


Film of the Year: The Dark Knight. Commended: Taken.

Book of the Year: Kill Your Friends by John Niven.

TV show of the Year: Mad Men. Commended: Breaking Bad. True Blood.

Album of the Year: Save the World, Get the Girl by The King Blues.


Film of the Year: American Gangster.

Book of the Year: Yiddish Policemen’s Union by Michael Chabon.

TV show of the Year: Heroes. Commended: Gavin & Stacey; The Big Bang Theory.

Album of the Year: The Meanest of Times by the Dropkick Murphys.


Film of the Year: The Departed.

Book of the Year: Nature Girl by Carl Hiaasen.

TV show of the Year: Life On Mars. Commended: Dexter; 30 Rock.

Album of the Year: Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I'm Not by The Arctic Monkeys. Commended: Back To Black by Amy Winehouse; The Gold Record by The Bouncing Souls.


Film of the Year: Sin City

Book of the Year: The Right Madness by James Crumley.

TV show of the Year: Extras. Commended: My Name Is Earl. Prison Break.

Album of the Year: The Warrior Code by the Dropkick Murphys.


Film of the Year: Hellboy

Book of the Year: How Mumbo-Jumbo Conquered The World by Francis Wheen.

TV show of the Year: Harry Hill’s TV Burp.

Commended: Curb Your Enthusiasm; Dexter; Shameless; Entourage; Early Doors; The Long Firm; Bodies; House.

Album of the Year: American Idiot by Green Day. Commended: Hot Fuss by the Killers.


Film of the Year: LOTR: Return of The King.

Book of the Year: Truecrime by Jake Arnott

TV show of the Year: Spooks. Commended: Arrested Development. Carnivale.

Album of the Year: Indestructible by Rancid Commended: Permission To Land by The Darkness.


Film of the Year: LOTR: The Two Towers

Book of the Year: Basket Case by Carl Hiaasen

TV show of the Year: The Shield. Commended: The Wire, 24, The League of Gentlemen.

Album of the Year: The Rising by Bruce Springsteen


Film of the Year: Lord Of The Rings. Commended: Sexy Beast.

Book of the Year: Carter Beats The Devil by Glen David Gold. Commended: American Gods by Neil Gaiman.

TV show of the Year: The Office/Phoenix Nights.Commended: Band of Brothers.

Album of the Year: Sing Loud, Sing Proud by the Dropkick Murphys. Commended: This Is It by The Strokes.

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