Inaugural Awards held by the Based Commonwealth

On the occasion of its first anniversary last Saturday, The Based Commonwealth, an alliance between Rhomania, Graecia, Pangration, and Zenia, has held the inaugural Based awards to honor individuals and organizations for their “based” stance during the previous year.

According to the Urban Dictionary, based is:

A word used when you agree with something; or when you want to recognize someone for being themselves, i.e. courageous and unique or not caring what others think. Especially common in online political slang.

The opposite of cringe, some times the opposite of biased.

[…] [T]he word is largely used meta-ironically (without context you can’t tell if it’s being used ironically or sincerely as it’s used in both ways) and was popularized in online political slang of conservatives and the political right before being adopted into mainstream online political slang […]

Urban Dictionary, based

As such, the Awarding Committee concluded on the following winners for the first annual edition of the Based Commonwealth Awards:

CategoryNameAwarded for…
Most Based Male PoliticianViktor OrbánUpholding traditional European values.
Most Based Female PoliticianAphrodite LatinopoulouFacing backlash for upholding Greek traditional values.
Most Based Male Actor Aris ServetalisPortraying Nectarios of Aegina in Man of God; Facing backlash for upholding Greek traditional values.
Most Based Male Supporting Actor Willem Dafoe
Portraying Green Goblin in Spider-Man: No Way Home.
Most Based Female ActorGina CaranoFacing backlash and unemployment for expressing her political opinion.
Most Based Male SingerNikos Oikonomopoulos
Stating on nationwide Greek television: Even if the person ahead of me in the line to receive communion in the Church is sick, I will still receive the communion normally. When you believe something so strongly – as I believe in Christ – you don’t care about anything, I put myself aside, I don’t care about myself.
Most Based Organisation
The Based Commonwealth
Being, by definition, Based.
Most Based City
Tbilisi, GeorgiaIts Citizens’ protests in support of traditional family values.

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