for making the atmosphere more visible…

How many chemicals can one man breathe? The answer, my friend, is blowing in the wind ... Because the atmosphere is a great place to dump pollutants. A light breeze carries away your poisons, and -— poof! — problem solved. Thanks to Chase bank, bottled air will soon be as ubiquitous as bottled water, further stimulating economic growth!


Presented by Matt Taibbi, Accepted by Natasha Leggero & Moshe Kasher

Chase is the #1 Wall Street funder of tar sands –– one of the dirtiest fossil fuels on the planet. Their investments in the tar sands sector directly result in human rights abuses and environmental disasters.


for bringing us closer to a post-apocalyptic hellscape…

Imagine there’s no future. It isn’t hard to do. Everyone knows climate change, massive volcanic eruptions, or the sun exploding into a super-nova will eventually boil the oceans and burn everything else to ash, so why wait? PG&E is working hard to make tomorrow’s catastrophes happen today!


Presented by Abby Martin, Accepted by Leo Flowers

PG&E equipment was responsible for at least 17 of 21 major fires in Northern California in the past year. Many of these fires were due to lack of powerline maintenance.


for taking the biggest piss in the global pool…

Who’ll stop the rain? Maybe no one, but Coca-cola is doing their best to drain aquifers and sell the water back to you in bottles that will last forever!


Presented by Cpt. Paul Watson, Accepted by Jake Johannsen

The equivalent of one garbage truck of plastic enters into our seas every minute, every day, all year long. This year about 10,000 volunteers from the Breakfree from plastics movement conducted trash cleanups in 42 countries in an effort to identify the brands that contributed most significantly to plastic pollution in 2018. Coca-Cola was identified as the largest plastic polluter to our oceans globally.


for making dirt dirtier than ever…

This land is not your land, this land is their land. One-third of the continental U.S. is devoted to industrial agriculture, bringing order and simplicity to a chaotic natural world and fostering dreams of perpetual growth despite finite resources. Tyson Foods is working hard to turn earth into one giant feedlot!


Presented by Ron Finley, Accepted by Brendon Walsh

Tyson dumped millions of tons of pollutants into U.S. waterways. Drinking water contaminated with nitrates is linked to cancer, birth defects, and thyroid problems. Fertilizer pollution is also the leading cause of annual toxic algae blooms that cause Dead Zones in waterways across America.


for outstanding efforts to break the human spirit…

Don’t it always seem to go that you don’t know what you got ‘til it’s gone? Life is brief and full of torment -- and having hope for humanity just makes it worse. Purdue Pharma has found clever ways to turn unimaginable profits while draining the last bits of human dignity and hope. Brilliant!


Presented by Kaj Larsen, Accepted by Simon Rex

Purdue Pharma is responsible for bringing Oxycontin to market, and triggering one of the largest health crises in US history. The company was fined $600 million dollars for false marketing practices that obscured the drug’s addictive qualities. Opioid overdoses are now leading cause of death among young people in America ahead of car accidents and gun violence. Purdue Pharma will report over $35 billion dollars in earnings this year.


for the best mind-fuck…

Are you California dreamin’ on this winter's day? Well, maybe none of this is real. Facebook has found ways to make us question the very existence of reality itself, thereby creating so much confusion and chaos that effective political resistance is neutralized before it can begin.


Presented by Brigida Santos, Accepted by Mike Bonanno (The Yes Men)

Facebook’s targeting techniques track users and nonusers on other sites and apps. The company collects data on your locations, spending habits, and political beliefs to sell to advertisers without your consent. This data is used to influence elections.



There are already plenty of awards that celebrate outstanding efforts to protect the natural environment. But let’s face it, Mother Earth is losing and it's time the winners got their due. The Motherfucker Awards is a digital awards show that celebrates the most notable contributions to the destruction of our planet. Categories include Earth, Water, Wind, Fire, and Spirit.

Famous comics represent the corporations that caused the most impressive environmental damage in the past year. We prompt the comics with basic facts about their “achievements” but they create their own acceptance speeches.


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