I posted a few days ago on RetroGamer forum that there were plenty of things that would put a company much further up my hitlist, such as ones that cause environmental harm, engage workers on unethical terms (either locally or when outsourcing to countries in the developing world), sell harmful products, engage in illegal activity, fraud or tax evasion, etc. Those kinds of trivial things. Not to say EA are necessarily entirely squeaky clean in all of those aspects, but that fact is that I don't know - and probably neither do most of the people that voted them all the way to this award.
Let's face it, if you didn't buy EA's games, they wouldn't negatively impact upon your life. There are plenty of companies out there that do, and you can't do a damned thing about it. All you have to do with EA is, as others have already said here, keep that cash in your wallet.