The 28th Annual Ernies Awards for sexist remarks (yes – it has been that long, you’re not imagining it) will take place on Thursday 1 October. The 28th year of celebrating world class sexism and inappropriate speech.
Ernies founder and organiser Dr Meredith Burgmann explained the process for this year.
“Because of Covid we can’t hold the usual Ernies Awards Dinner for 350 enthusiastic (and sometimes emotional) women, where the winners of each category are decided by the loudness of the boos which greet each remark.
So, this year we are holding a virtual Awards night on Thursday 1 October where an ‘Ernies Council of Elders’ will choose the winners of the categories and the eventual Gold Ernie from the hundreds of nominations that have been sent in during the year from over 3,000 women.
This process will of course be transparent and fair (Actually it will be totally rorted – something we have always wanted to do)
Some of the front runners for 2020 are old favourites Mark Latham, Jeff Kennett and Craig Kelly, joined by newcomers Adem Somyurek and Israel Folau.