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The CINCYs: Awards for the Bengals 2018 season

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As awards season wraps up, let’s take a look at who’s bringing home the hardware from the Bengals’ 2018 season.

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The end of February means that everyone’s favorite awards show is on.

That’s right. It’s time for the CINCYs!

The Bengals are getting ready to give out the most coveted awards of the season. Years of preparation has gone into this moment, and players will either come out on top, or be sent home with aspirations of victory for next year.

This years’ CINCYs will feature both first-time award winners, and decorated veterans.

Without further ado, the winners of the 2019 CINCYs are:

Best picture: This photo, Geno Atkin’s Instagram

What’s not to love about his picture? The Bengals poncho? That winning smile? The fact that this is clearly an ad but there is no “#ad” in the caption?

This has everything the Academy is looking for in a picture, so it’s no wonder they gave Geno the most prestigious award.

Best performance in a leading role: A.J. Green, Week 2: Ravens vs. Bengals

A.J. Green, who is the Bengals version of Meryl Streep, takes home another win. His three touchdowns in the first 30 minutes captivated audiences and critics alike, leading to yet another award for Green’s crowded mantle.

Best performance in a supporting role: Joe Mixon, Week 4: Bengals vs. Falcons

Joe Mixon, who typically plays leading roles, took a backseat in Week 4: Bengals vs. Falcons. Green dazzled again and nearly won hardware for this role as well. But Mixon made an appearance towards the end and really added some extra juice to the whole thing.

Best costume design: Color Rush Jerseys, Week 1: Bengals vs. Colts

Cincinnati Bengals v Indianapolis Colts Photo by Bobby Ellis/Getty Images

Color Rush Jerseys narrowly edged out Clark Harrisperformance from Week 16: Bengals vs. Browns, but the Academy ultimately gave the nod to the first game of the season. The simplicity of the design was what tipped the Academy’s scales in Color Rush Jerseys’ favor.

Best Director: Darrin Simmons, Special Teams

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It’s safe to say that the Bengals produced a lot of terrible film this season, and most of the directors lost their jobs because of it. But Darrin Simmons was one of the lucky few to keep his job, so he will get to take the award.

Best song: Good Day, Seize the DEY

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Bengals football is back. #SeizeTheDEY (Music : Nappy Roots)

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The Bengals featured Nappy Roots’ Good Day” in Seize the DEY, which the Academy surprisingly didn’t get totally sick of after the 100th time.

Best foreign film: Moritz Böhringer, Player Pathway Program

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The only foreign player on the roster, Moritz Böhringer found a spot on the Bengals practice squad thanks to the Player Pathway Program. The German tight end’s 2018 film shares a remarkable trait with all the other foreign films at the Oscars: you probably didn’t watch it.