Stony Awards

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The High Times Stony Awards (a.k.a. the Stonys), sponsored by High Times magazine, celebrate the "highest and stoniest" movies and TV shows of the year. The High Times Stonys began as an annual article in High Times magazine conceived by Senior Editor Steve Bloom. Editor-in-Chief Steven Hager then suggested they hold an event in New York and invite the public to attend. Three High Times Stony Awards were held in New York City. In 2007, the High Times Stonys were moved to Los Angeles. Occasionally, the Stonys appears only as an article in High Times, but most years the event is staged. In 2010, Special Stony Achievement Awards were presented to the documentary film What if Cannabis Cured Cancer by Len Richmond, truTV's Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura, as well as a posthumous award to Jack Herer, which was accepted by his son, Dan Herer.

Award winners receive a bong-shaped trophy.[1]

Locations and hosts[edit]

  • 2002 - March 3 at B.B. King's Blues Club & Grill in New York; hosted by Jim Breuer.[2]
  • 2005 - September 28 at Spirit Nightclub; hosted by Tony Camin.[3]
  • 2006 - October 24 at BB King's in New York City; co-hosted by Redman and Doug Benson.
  • 2007 - October 13 at The Knitting Factory in Hollywood; hosted by Tommy Chong.
  • 2008 - September 27 at Malibu Inn; hosted by Vaporella.
  • 2010 - September 30 at the Music Box; hosted by Cheech & Chong.

List of High Times Stony Award winners[edit]

2005 Stoner of the Year and Best Actor winner Bill Murray
2005 Best Top Model winner Adrianne Curry
2006 Top Pot Comic winner Tommy Chong
2006 Best Actress in a TV Series and 2007 Best Actress winner Mary-Louise Parker
2007 Stoner of the Year winner Seth Rogen
2008 Stoner of the Year winner James Franco
Year Category Winner
2002 Stoner of the Year Snoop Dogg
2002 Best Movie Blow
2002 Best Stoner Movie How High
2002 Best Documentary Grateful Dawg
2002 Best Actor Ethan Hawke (Tape)
2002 Best Actress Bijou Phillips (Bully)
2002 Best Soundtrack The Wash (Dr. Dre)
2002 Best Foreign Film Lukas Moodysson's Together
2002 Best Psychedelic Scene Bully
2002 Best Pot Scene Scary Movie 2
2002 Best Original Song in a Movie "Lion Heart" by The Roots (Brooklyn Babylon)
2002 Thomas King Forçade Award Francis Ford Coppola (Apocalypse Now)
2005 Best Movie Lords of Dogtown
2005 Best Stoner Movie Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle
2005 Stoner of the Year Bill Murray
2005 Best Actor Bill Murray (The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou)
2005 Best Actress Sissy Spacek (A Home at the End of the World)
2005 Best Pot Scene Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle
2005 Best Documentary The War on the War on Drugs
2005 Best Soundtrack Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle
2005 Best TV Show Chappelle's Show
2005 Best HBO Show Da Ali G Show
2005 Best Animated TV Show Family Guy
2005 Best Reality TV Show Fear Factor
2005 Best Made-For-TV Movie Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical
2005 Best Reality Show Host Joe Rogan
2005 Best Queer Eye Ted Allen
2005 Best Top Model Adrianne Curry
2005 Best Stoner DVD Bill Hicks Live: Satirist, Social Critic, Stand Up Comedian
2005 Best Music DVD Hallucino-Genetics by Primus
2005 Best Unreleased Film The Crop
2005 Stony Preservation Award The Passenger
2006 Best Movie (Drama) A Scanner Darkly
2006 Best Stoner Movie Grandma's Boy
2006 Best TV Series Weeds
2006 Best Cable News Show Real Time with Bill Maher
2006 Best Late-Night Talk Show Late Night with Conan O'Brien
2006 Best Reality TV Series My Fair Brady
2006 Stoner of the Year Doug Benson
2006 Best Actor in a Movie Allen Covert (Grandma's Boy)
2006 Best Actress in a Movie Jennifer Aniston (Friends with Money)
2006 Best Actor in a TV Series Justin Kirk (Weeds)
2006 Best Actress in a TV Series Mary-Louise Parker (Weeds)
2006 Best Pot Scene in a Movie Grandma's Boy
2006 Best Documentary a/k/a Tommy Chong
2006 Best Foreign Film Stoned (England)
2006 Best Soundtrack Dave Chappelle's Block Party
2006 Best Song in a Movie or TV Series "Lazy Sunday" (Andy Samberg and Chris Parnell)
2006 Best TV Special The Drug Years
2006 Best Unreleased Film Wetlands Preserved
2006 Best Stoner DVD Dreadheads
2006 Top Pot Comic Tommy Chong
2006 Best Play The Marijuana-Logues
2006 Thomas King Forçade Award Jeff "The Dude" Dowd
2007 Best Stoner Film Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny
2007 Best Pot Comedy Knocked Up
2007 Best Documentary Standing Silent Nation
2007 Best Foreign Film Trailer Park Boys: The Movie
2007 Best TV Show Entourage
2007 Best Actor James Gandolfini
2007 Best Actress Mary-Louise Parker
2007 Best Stoner Video Game Guitar Hero II
2007 Stoner of the Year Seth Rogen
2007 Stonette of the Year Anna Faris
2008 Best Comedy Film Pineapple Express
2008 Best Drama The Wackness
2008 Best Documentary Super High Me
2008 Best TV Show Weeds
2008 Best TV Special Attack of the Show!: "420 Special"
2008 Best Web Video Stonervention
2008 Stoner of the Year James Franco (Pineapple Express)
2008 Stonette of the Year Danneel Harris (Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay)
2009 Stoner of the Year Brian Griffin (Family Guy)
2009 Stonette of the Year Kristen Stewart (Adventureland)
2010 Stoner of the Year John Cusack (Hot Tub Time Machine)
2010 Stonette of the Year Drew Barrymore (Going the Distance)
2010 Best Animation The Boondocks
2010 Best Documentary Cheech and Chong's Hey Watch This
2010 Best Drama Holy Rollers
2010 Best TV Show Breaking Bad
2010 Best Comedy Hot Tub Time Machine
2010 Internet Video Award Jamie's World: Debunking Rumours about Mary Jane
2012 Stoner of the Year Snoop Dogg

2003 Winners[edit]

Pauly Shore hosted the show at BB King's in New York City.

2001 Winners[edit]

Brian McCann hosted the show at the Anthology Film Archives in New York City.[1]

2000 Winners[edit]

The Upright Citizens Brigade hosted the show at the Anthology Film Archives in New York City.[2]

High Times Guide to Stoner Film History[edit]

Reefer Madness (1936); Fantasia (1940); Hi De Ho (1947); High School Confidential (1958); A Hard Day's Night (1964); Help! (1965); Blowup (1966); The Trip (1967); I Love You, Alice B. Toklas, Yellow Submarine (1968); Easy Rider (1969); The Harder They Come (1972); Serpico (1973); Shampoo (1975); Annie Hall (1977); Up In Smoke, Rockers (1978); Apocalypse Now (1979); Where the Buffalo Roam (1980); Nice Dreams (1981); Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982); Still Smokin' (1983); Cheech & Chong's The Corsican Brothers (1984); That Was Then... This Is Now (1985); Platoon (1986); Born in East L.A. (1987); 1969 (1988); Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989); Far Out Man (1990); The Doors (1991); Wayne's World (1992); Dazed and Confused (1993); Clerks, The Stoned Age (1994); Friday, Mallrats (1995); Beavis and Butt-Head Do America (1996); Bongwater (1997); The Big Lebowski, Half Baked (1998); Detroit Rock City, Idle Hands, American Beauty (1999); Dude, Where's My Car?; Next Friday, Scary Movie (2000); Super Troopers, How High, Scary Movie 2 (2001); Laurel Canyon (2002); Rolling Kansas (2003); Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (2004); Lords of Dogtown (2005); Grandma's Boy; Puff, Puff, Pass (2006); Knocked Up, Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny (2007); Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay, Pineapple Express (2008)

Thomas King Forçade Award[edit]

Named after High Times founder Tom Forçade, the Thomas King Forçade Award is for stony achievement in film.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "James Franco, Weeds Among High Times Stony Award Winners". TV Guide. OpenGate Capital. September 29, 2008. Retrieved July 3, 2009.
  2. ^ Bloom, Steve (June 10, 2002). "Stony Awards 2002: Hot-Diggity-Dogg!". High Times. Archived from the original on August 2, 2009. Retrieved July 5, 2009.
  3. ^ "High Times Presents 2005 Stony Awards". High Times. September 30, 2005. Archived from the original on May 22, 2010. Retrieved July 3, 2009.
  4. ^ Vizzini, Ned (March 5, 2002). "Scissorfight; Franzese's Bully Party; Stony Awards; More Shopping and Fucking". New York Press. New York Press. Retrieved July 5, 2009.

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