i had a number of cadidates favored to win.
beholder was literally THE LAST ONE on my list but it was on there.
i'll take it.
would have liked cloaker, gibbering mouther, aboleth, or elder brain (in that order) to win more, but beholder is acceptable as it was my least favorite of the ones i deemed acceptable.
really though...why? why would people choose any illithid over the elder brain for "best aberration"?