The 2007 IIG Awards
August 18, 2007. With its
IIG Awards, the Independent Investigations Group (IIG) celebrates those rare
individuals and shows in the media that encourage science and critical
thinking, and ridicule those shows that peddle pseudoscience and
The 2007 winners of the IIG Awards are The Simpsons, for the episode "The Monkey Suit", and Psych, for its pilot episode. Lifetime achievement awards went posthumously to Harry Houdini (Ehrich Weiss) and Carl Sagan. The Truly Terrible Television (TTTV) Awards were given to Court TV's Psychic Detectives, and to the Montel Williams show for every episode featuring Sylvia Browne.
Accepting for The Simpsons was "The Monkey Suit" episode's writer J. Stewart Burns, and accepting for Psych was staff writer Daniel Hsia. Ann Druyan sent a letter acknowledging the recognition and thanked IIG for the lifetime achievement award presented to Carl Sagan.
See pictures from the first annual IIG Awards: