Marcellus_Hellraiser said: Here is what I think, but you guys have some other good recommendations too.
But WingedOctopus, maybe expand your mind a little and nominate more than one band. I know Baroness is good, but seriously, there were some other bands that kicked ass this past year too.
Best solo: Lunatic-Static-X featuring Dave Mustaine
Most 'in-your-fucking-face' riff: No God-Darkest Hour
Most likely to pimp-slap somebody's mother for protesting metal: Oderus Urungus from GWAR
Hardest thrashers: Slayer (That goes without saying)
Most IMPROVED band: Marilyn Manson
Bad-ass new artist: Dirtfedd
Bad-ass new CD: Earthsblood-God Forbid
BEST new artist: Oceano
BEST new CD: Crack the Skye-Mastodon
Best titties in a music video: Because I only saw one video with them, this one gets the nomination. Divinations-Mastodon. There is a half-naked chick being sacrificed to the Yeti, and her breast is covered up anyway, but oh well.
And I think you left out some important nominations.
Best live performance: Slayer
Metal Memorial award: Jimmy 'The Rev' Sullivan from A7X.
Best tour of 2009: Mayhem Festival
And I made this one up for the hell of it...
Worst band that should be sacrificed to Satan by the Norwegian Black Metal bands: Green Day
I made up the last one, and I know they aren't Metal, but it's because I despise Green Day. Other considerations are Lady Gaga, Kanye West, The Black-Eyed Peas, and many other shitty pop and rap artists.
Come up with more awards too, I am very sure there are some more good ideas.
R.I.P. Jimmy Sullivan, you were a bad-ass drummer.
I agree with your list. RIP Jimmy S