Crikey awards arsehat of the year end of year
Congratulations to all nominees (Image: Nattakorn Maneerat/Getty)

The nominees for Australia's (if not the world's) most prestigious awards -- the 2018 Arsehat of the Year and 2018 Person of the Year -- were harder to narrow down than you might imagine.

While both 2016 and 2017 delivered an apocalyptic feeling that everything was unraveling, at least events felt like they meant something. 

But 2018 has been a different beast altogether -- a weary, dispirited beast. We have been drowning in mediocrity, watching a vast field all scrambling to come equal last.