The award has to be shared by many new toilets that use less water than old ones and work better. Working effectively is important because some old toilets have a reputation for not working well. New “WaterSense” toilets are certified to work by third-party testing (not conducted by the manufacturer) and use only 1.28 gallons per flush. (The two inexpensive WaterSense toilets I installed in my house work great.) More information is available when you check out toilets at your local big-box store or plumbing supplier. The real Oscar award would be for the Florida Legislature if they changed the Florida Building Code to require the use of the more efficient WaterSense toilets, as the states of California, Texas, and Georgia already have.