Depending on whom you ask, the Platts Global Energy Awards are either the World Series or the Academy Awards of energy. In its 11th year now, the purpose of the annual confab is to "uncover, and honor, all that is great in the oft-changing and never boring global energy industry." Let's see who came home with the top honors this year.

Peabody Energy (NYSE:BTU) got a nod for its "Coal Can Do That" marketing campaign. While the natural gas producers have made progress in advertising the relative benefits of their hydrocarbon, Peabody and its brethren have expended more effort -- and, I imagine, dollars -- spreading the gospel of coal. Peabody was also a finalist for top deal and energy producer, while head honcho Greg Boyce was shortlisted for CEO of the Year. Not a bad showing for king coal.

Power Company of the Year went to FPL Group (NYSE:FPL), which I interpret as a nod to its leadership in the renewable realm. In 2009, the utility has embraced everything from wind and solar to the smart grid.

Chesapeake Energy (NYSE:CHK) took home two prizes, both for Energy Producer of the Year and Industry Leadership. These awards recognize Chesapeake's key role in unlocking shale gas plays like the Haynesville and the Marcellus. The firm even runs its own in-house core analysis laboratory. As the most active driller in the country, Chesapeake has also taken the lead with regard to addressing stakeholder concerns regarding hydraulic fracturing.

Commercial Technology of the Year went to Repsol (NYSE:REP) for its Kaleidoscope project, which struck black gold in the deepwater. Deal of the Year went to Italy's Enel, though I think Occidental Petroleum (NYSE:OXY) should have gotten some love for its poaching of Phibro from Citigroup (NYSE:C).

Anadarko Petroleum (NYSE:APC), for which everything's adding up lately, was the big winner of the night. The company took home Energy Company of the Year, while Jim Hackett snagged CEO of the Year. Anadarko has had a pretty stunning string of deepwater exploration successes, while running a very efficient onshore program and keeping itself from getting in too deep on the financial side. I'm glad the industry chose to recognize such a fine outfit.

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