Results Are In: Third Annual Golden Maddie Awards!

Cue the cheesy awards show music, ladies and gentlemen, because the results are in for NYLiberty.com's third annual Golden Maddie Awards!

With the biggest awards show of them all, the Oscars, taking place in March, we decided to take a page from Hollywood and try out our own version.

Throughout the past few weeks, we created categories based on the Oscars and left the voting up to you, our loyal fans.

Unlike the Academy Awards, our ceremony won't stretch beyond four hours, be filled with boring acceptance speeches or have Ryan Seacrest asking awkward questions with fake enthusiasm. Thank you to all that voted, once, twice or even seven times. And be sure to congratulate the winners when you see them all in action this summer at The Garden!

Let's cut to the chase. Without further ado, NYLiberty.com is proud to announce our third annual Golden Maddies winners:

Category Golden Maddie Goes To ... Received
Best Starter
(Actress In A Leading Role)

Forward Shameka Christon 
Averaged 16.1 ppg (team/career-high), 4.9 rpg, and 1.8 apg. Scored 10-plus points 15 times and scored 20-plus points a team-high 11 times. Grabbed five or more rebounds 15 times. Led the team in scoring a team-high 17 times, rebounds eight times and assists four times. Earned Eastern Conference Player of the Week honor from the WNBA on July 20. First Time Winner!

118 of 191 Votes

Best Reserve
(Actress In A Supporting Role)

Guard Leilani Mitchell 
Averaged 2.3 ppg, 1.1 rpg and 2.2 apg (reserve team-high). Collected five or more rebounds once. Led New York in assists six times (reserve team-high) and rebounds once. Two-Time Winner!

82 of 197 Votes

Best Game
(Best Picture)

August 21: Connecticut 83, New York 85 (OT)
Highlight Reel: Driving lay-up from tri-captain Janel McCarville to seal the victory for New York in overtime ... First ever regular season overtime game between New York and Connecticut in the all-time series history (the second would come just two weeks later) ... Liberty evens the season series at 1-1 ... Season high free throws made (23) from New York.

53 of 88 Votes

Best Dance Team
(Best Visual Effects)

Timeless Torches
The Timeless Torches show that you don't have to be young to be a Liberty fan, just young at heart. This group made an impact on Opening Day by performing a routine to the tune of Beyonce's Single Ladies. The Torches remain to be one of the hottest acts of the WNBA and have shown off their moves at the WNBA All-Star Game in 2006, 2007 and 2009. Three-Time Winner!

33 of 59 Votes

Best Play
(Best Short Film, Live Action)
Driving Ms. McCarville
August 21 vs. Connecticut Sun at Madison Square Garden: After dropping a game two days prior to the Sun at Mohegan, New York struck back with an overtime thriller on its home court. McCarville’s driving lay-up with 8.2 seconds remaining in overtime sealed the victory. Two-Time Winner!

13 of 44 Votes