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For the first time in what feels like a while, the year preceding our new one doesn’t feel like it would be entirely painful to revisit. In fact, it could be a mildly pleasing endeavor. That’s why we’re once again looking back at the year in things that were good but not great. Whether it was Don’t Worry Darling having a weirdly disastrous premiere, various things Taylor Swift did, or corn kids and British documentarians going viral, there was plenty to feel just fine about. Like most award shows, this episode is a long one. So feel to check out the nominees and winners below if you’re not prepared for nearly 3 hours of podcasting, since as you’ll hear, we certainly got tired of movies being that long in 2022.

Most Mildly Pleasing Viral Video of 2022

It’s Corn
Maybe it’s part of the job description?
Practicing soft smiles
Trying to explain a board game (Winner)
Why do white people make they edibles so strong?

Most Mildly Pleasing News Events of 2022

Don’t Worry Darling has a weird premiere (Winner)
Elon Musk is forced to buy Twitter
‘Nepo Baby’ enters the lexicon
Swifties’ War on Ticketmaster
The Try Guys Saga

Most Mildly Pleasing Album of 2022

Arcade Fire – WE
Harry Styles – Harry’s House
Lizzo – Special
Mitski – Laurel Hell
Taylor Swift – Midnights (Winner)

Most Mildly Pleasing Song of 2022

Duke & Jones and Louis Theroux – “Jiggle Jiggle” (Winner)
GAYLE – “abcdefu”
Latto – “Big Energy”
Meghan Trainor – “Made You Look”
Onerepublic – “I Ain’t Worried”

Lifetime Achievement In Mild Pleasure

~3 hour long movies
CGI apes
Jamie Foxx
The Jurassic Park franchise (Winner)

Most Mildly Pleasing Actor of 2022

Channing Tatum – The Lost City
Daniel Radcliffe – Weird (Winner)
Jon Hamm – Confess, Fletch
Pierce Brosnan – Black Adam
Sam Worthington – Avatar 2: The Way of Water

Most Mildly Pleasing Actress of 2022

Amber Midthunder – Prey
Daisy Edgar-Jones – Where the Crawdads Sing
Nathalie Emmanuel – The Invitation
Sandra Bullock – The Lost City (Winner)
Tatiana Maslany – She-Hulk: Attorney at Law

Most Mildly Pleasing Film of 2022

The Bob’s Burgers Movie
Bullet Train
Elvis (Winner)
Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Bullshit
The Lost City