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Best Local Celebrity Other than Elton John BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers
Usher

Best Cable Guy BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Critics
Lance Krall
LANCE KRALL, former Atlantan and alumnus of Whole World Theatre, leveraged his breakout performance on Spike TV’s “The Joe Schmo Show” to his own self-titled sketch comedy series earlier this year. Filmed in Atlanta with an ensemble of the star’s chums from Whole World,more...
LANCE KRALL, former Atlantan and alumnus of Whole World Theatre, leveraged his breakout performance on Spike TV’s “The Joe Schmo Show” to his own self-titled sketch comedy series earlier this year. Filmed in Atlanta with an ensemble of the star’s chums from Whole World, “The Lance Krall Show” drew on improvisational comedy, amusing spoofs of prank shows like “Punk’d,” and Krall’s killer Christopher Walken impression. We’re keeping our fingers crossed that it gets picked up for a second season. less...

Best Local Celebrity BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Critics
Vernon Jones
He’s known for his police-escort posse, designer-label suits and a jet-setting lifestyle that included a secret junket to the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. It’s alleged that he once threatened a woman with a firearm and has been involved in other unpleasant run-ins with female electedmore...

He’s known for his police-escort posse, designer-label suits and a jet-setting lifestyle that included a secret junket to the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. It’s alleged that he once threatened a woman with a firearm and has been involved in other unpleasant run-ins with female elected officials. He’s been accused of rape, but his lawyer dismisses the incident as a threesome that ended with hurt feelings. No, we’re not talking about a rock star or professional athlete, but DeKalb County’s head honcho, VERNON JONES. In addressing the rape accusation, Jones’ attorney described the CEO as a “political celebrity.” Who are we to argue?
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Best Celebrity Whose Comedic Inspiration Came While in Atlanta BOA Award Winner

Year » 2004
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Critics
Ali G
Currently, ALI G is the funniest person alive. As you might already know, he is the alter ego of Sacha Baron Cohen, a 33-year-old Brit whose most brilliant achievement is impersonating a white man impersonating a gangsta rapper. But long before his so-hilarious-you'll-piss-your-pants comedy show on HBO,more...
Currently, ALI G is the funniest person alive. As you might already know, he is the alter ego of Sacha Baron Cohen, a 33-year-old Brit whose most brilliant achievement is impersonating a white man impersonating a gangsta rapper. But long before his so-hilarious-you'll-piss-your-pants comedy show on HBO, before he dressed up as a gay German and visited gun shows in the South, before he gave the Harvard commencement as Ali G, Cohen was a Cambridge University student who lived in Atlanta while researching his thesis: "The Black-Jewish Alliance: A Case of Mistaken Identity." He lived downtown, he tells "Vanity Fair", "which was an interesting experience, because it's so segregated there that I was one of the few white people there." "www.hbo.com/alig" less...

Best Local Celebrity Other than Elton John BOA Award Winner

Year » 2004
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers
OutKast

Best Local Celebrity other than Elton John BOA Award Winner

Year » 2003
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers
Jane Fonda
Actress, activist, aerobic pioneer

Best Local Celebrity BOA Award Winner

Year » 2003
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Critics
Ted Turner
Forget Elton John. Forget Ludacris. Forget everyone but TED TURNER. Sure, he may have changed his legal address this year to Florida (say it ain't so, Ted!), but he will forever be Georgia's son. After he cashed out half his stock in AOL Time Warner, quit his job as vice-chairman and moved his officemore...
Forget Elton John. Forget Ludacris. Forget everyone but TED TURNER. Sure, he may have changed his legal address this year to Florida (say it ain't so, Ted!), but he will forever be Georgia's son. After he cashed out half his stock in AOL Time Warner, quit his job as vice-chairman and moved his office from CNN to Luckie Street, "Fortune" magazine questioned how Ted will face the twilight of his years, especially now that he's down to his last billion dollars. One rumor was that he would buy back the Braves. We hope he does. Not for the Braves' sake, necessarily, but so Atlantans can run into Ted as much as they did a decade ago, his eyes gleaming, that mouth smirking under that pencil moustache. Come back, Ted! We're less of a city without you! less...

Best Local Celebrity BOA Award Winner

Year » 2002
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers
Elton John

Best Local Celebrity BOA Award Winner

Year » 2002
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Critics
India.Arie
With music that aims to uplift and an image based on the notion of what-you-see-is-what-you-get, superstar new-soul singer/songwriter INDIA.ARIE is a perfect poster-child for the kind of image Atlanta should want to project on the world. Despite the Grammy shut-out, she's still got talent, style, looks,more...
With music that aims to uplift and an image based on the notion of what-you-see-is-what-you-get, superstar new-soul singer/songwriter INDIA.ARIE is a perfect poster-child for the kind of image Atlanta should want to project on the world. Despite the Grammy shut-out, she's still got talent, style, looks, intelligence, class, self-confidence and youth to spare. And she provides further evidence that women (particularly black women) run things in the capital of the new South. With her second album, "Voyage to India", recently released, she's just getting started on what hopes to be a long career. "www.indiaarie.com" less...

Best Local Celebrity BOA Award Winner

Jane Fonda
From that embarrassing romp in North Vietnam to a stellar acting career to evangelical fitness guru, Jane Fonda has gone through more image makeovers than Madonna. Now, the ex-Mrs. Ted Turner has turned her considerable energies to Georgia's high teen-pregnancy rate. In 1995, Fonda founded the Georgiamore...
From that embarrassing romp in North Vietnam to a stellar acting career to evangelical fitness guru, Jane Fonda has gone through more image makeovers than Madonna. Now, the ex-Mrs. Ted Turner has turned her considerable energies to Georgia's high teen-pregnancy rate. In 1995, Fonda founded the Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention. She followed that up last October with a $1.3-million gift to Grady Hospital for a teen health clinic. And just this past summer, she gave $2 million to Emory University's School of Medicine for adolescent reproductive health research, training and program development. It could be helping; Georgia's rate of teen pregnancy has declined three years in a row. Best of all, she's still a plain Jane - living in Poncey-Highlands and frequenting regular-joe joints like the Cabbagetown Grill. less...

Best Local Celebrity BOA Award Winner

Elton John

Best Local Celebrity BOA Award Winner

Year » 2000
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Critics
John & Patsy Ramsey
In a city stuffed with PR people, a burg that values hype above all else, it's hard for any "celebrity" to really stick out. Looney media billionaire boat 'n' buffalo aficionados? Got 'em. Certifiably insane, armed-to-the-teeth politicians spoiling for a fight? Got 'em. Platinum-plated, armed-to-the-teethmore...
In a city stuffed with PR people, a burg that values hype above all else, it's hard for any "celebrity" to really stick out. Looney media billionaire boat 'n' buffalo aficionados? Got 'em. Certifiably insane, armed-to-the-teeth politicians spoiling for a fight? Got 'em. Platinum-plated, armed-to-the-teeth rap and hip-hop impresarios? Got 'em. TV news "stars" whose greatest accomplishment is that they talk to people with real jobs? Got 'em. But few cities can boast a media attraction like John and Patsy Ramsey — reclusive millionaire parents of a slain child beauty queen who've never been charged with a single offense but have been virtually tried and convicted on national television by ham-handed Colorado investigators who can't make a case. Tragedy, big money and an unsolved crime: all the elements for successful prime-time specials, and — unlike O.J. — there may well be a "real" unknown killer running loose somewhere. less...

Best Local Celebrity BOA Award Winner

Year » 2000
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers
Elton John
Having Elton John in Atlanta is sort of like having a Matisse in the attic — he's seldom seen, but he's damned impressive when company calls. Quiet and almost obsessively low-key, the famed British megastar offers reliable support to civic and charitable causes, refrains from the limo-and-bodyguardmore...
Having Elton John in Atlanta is sort of like having a Matisse in the attic — he's seldom seen, but he's damned impressive when company calls. Quiet and almost obsessively low-key, the famed British megastar offers reliable support to civic and charitable causes, refrains from the limo-and-bodyguard excess that too many of our city's nouveau notables thrive upon, and still puts on a really good show. Well done, Sir Elton. less...
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