We've worked long and hard through these bitterly cold winter months, braving all forms of schizophrenic rain (seriously, it's sideways out there) to bring you a set of online awards like no other. Consider The Erics the more exciting, Irish online equivalent to the Oscars, in terms of esteem and what such awards could mean for those who reign supreme. Or don't. Whatevs.

Since their inception in 2008, The Erics have been some amount of craic, bringing you categories along the way such as the 'Over Exposure Award' or awards that acknowledge the best in nipple slips, and what have you. 5 years in, we decided on this occasion to go in decidedly Irish direction. Why? Because we're a rather brilliant bunch and why not?

After 1 month of voting and on this fine afternoon ahead of our live event at the Button Factory with special guests Le Galaxie, Gavin James, O Emperor and Cave Ghosts (we hope you got your tickets in time), we can finally reveal the winners. HOLD YOUR BREATH.

***Drumroll please***


Ireland's Favourite Movie

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire - 34%

Runner Up - Gravity


Ireland's Favourite WTF Moment

Installing a water meter in Crumlin is the funniest/most dangerous job in Ireland for RTE - 18%

Runner Up - Taxi driver Gets Lucky on the streets of Dublin


Honourary Irish Citizenship Award

Jennifer Lawrence - 33%

Runner Up - Ron Burgundy


Irish Couple

Paul Byrom & Dominique Coulter - 60%

Runner Up - Nicky Byrne & Georgina Ahern


Irish Legend

Bernard Brogan - 30%

Runner Up - Seamus Heaney (posthumously)


Irish Newcomer

Jamie Dornan - 46%

Runner Up - Gavin James


Irish Festival

Big House Festival - 47%

Runner Up - Electric Picnic


Irish Sporting Moment


Sean Hehir Dublin Marathon win - 75%

Runner Up - The Irish rugby team's performance against the New Zealand All Blacks


Irish Act

The Script - 38%

Runner Up - Kodaline


Irish Album



Irish Twitter Head(wrecker)

Sean Moncrieff (@SeanMoncrieff) - 45%

Runner Up - Not The RTÉ Guide (@YourRTEGuide)


Irish TV Show

The Fall - 72%

Runner Up - Love/Hate


Irish Red Carpet Moment

Robert Sheehan - 43%

Runner Up - Aoibheann McCaul


Irish Bachelorette

Nadia Forde - 21%

Runner Up - Laura Whitmore


Irish Bachelor

Stephen Garrigan (Kodaline) - 45%

Runner Up: Stephen Byrne


Entertainment.ie's Most Dedicated User

David Feeney - 55%