cougar town big carl Zap2it Awards: Big Carl from 'Cougar Town,' Emily's red pen from 'Revenge' and more of TV's best inanimate objectsSometimes TV’s best sidekicks aren’t the lovable friends with a cache of one-liners, they’re completely inanimate objects that still manage to make us love them. The latest Zap2it Awards poll honors those TV characters that aren’t quite living.

We’re talking about things like the Impala from “Supernatural” or Kim Zolciak’s wig from “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” — those shows just wouldn’t be the same without them. Big Carl’s absence will certainly be felt when “Cougar Town” lands on TBS for Season 4, and we’ll never forget Christina Aguilera’s tiny bedazzled hat when “The Voice” returns to NBC in the fall.

Vote for your favorite inanimate object on TV in the poll below, and don’t forget that a few more categories in the first annual Zap2it Awards, which honors the greatest moments from the 2011-2012 TV season, are still open for voting until Wednesday, June 13 at 12:01 a.m.

Here are the rules: You can only vote once per IP address. (So if you want to vote from home and from work, and from your little sister’s iPad, we’re not going to stop you.) We’ll examine the votes before we make final tallies and disqualify any votes that came from bots or automated voters, or with blocked IP addresses. The best way to campaign for your faves to win is to spread the word via social media and encourage your fellow fans to vote. Voting closes at 12:01 a.m. PST on Wednesday, June 13. Click here to vote in other categories!

Posted by:Jean Bentley