Nominations Open for 2016-17 Goulet Awards

On September 8, 2016, by AMI Staff

Maybe it will be litigious former wrestler Hulk Hogan for taking down Gawker, little known Ricardo Ruiz from San Antonio, professional golfer Rickie Fowler, or even Glee star Lea Michele. The optimal question being: Who is worthy of nomination for the American Mustache Institute’s 2016-17 Robert Goulet Memorial Mustached American of the Year presented by Can You Handlebar.

Nominations opened today (nominate here) for the coveted Goulet Award – considered on par with the Nobel Prize for Peace and noted as the most important honor in the history of important honors by both former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Anann and High Times MagazineGoulet Nomination SidebarBanner_NominateHere_2016

The Robert Goulet Memorial Mustached American of the Year presented by Can You Handlebar? is NOT A BEST MUSTACHE AWARD, but recognizes the person who has best represented or contributed to the Mustached American community during the past year.

Nominations will be accepted until Friday, Oct. 7.  A pool of finalists will then be selected by AMI’s certified nuclear mustacheologists and unveiled for voting beginning Monday, Oct. 10.  The winner will announced announced Oct. 29, 2016, at the Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh as part of the Beards for Beasts fundraising event.

“The Goulet award represents all that is good and just about the American reality,” said Dr. Adam Paul Causgrove, chief executive officer of the American Mustache Institute who was named the Goulet award winner by popular vote in 2012. “We take great pride in honoring the greatness that was the late Robert Goulet by year-after-year awarding worthy candidates who live or represent the sexually dynamic Mustached American lifestyle.”

Past winners include Oakland Athletics pitcher John Axford, Orlando-area firefighter Brian Sheets, former Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Clay Zavada, retired New York City police detective Tim Galvin, and in 2013 – the first co-recipients of the award – Montgomery County (Pennsylvania) County Clerk D. Bruce Hanes and woodworking craftsman David Stine of St. Louis (read their stories here).

Nominations can be made here on the AMI website.

And now, ladies and gentlemen, before you nominate a worthy candidate, please enjoy this quick reminder of the wonder and greatness of the late Mr. Robert Goulet.