…Aidan Gillen as Petyr “Littlefinger” Baelish! This is Gillen’s second WiCNet Award for this season, as he previously won for Best Performance as a Politician. Gillen joins Alfie Allen and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau in winning the award. Congrats Aidan!
I wrote on behalf of Gillen in that bloodbath of a poll:
Aidan Gillen gets his fair share of criticism for his ever-changing Petyr Baelish accent, but there’s no denying he understand the character he’s playing. Season 4 is a banner year for Littlefinger, too, as he slowly reveals himself to be a mastermind seemingly without equal. Gillen doesn’t even need the character’s mustache–his tone of voice, the movement of his eyes, and the way he carries himself as a quiet threat throughout the season do all the work necessary to turn Littlefinger into the mustache-twirling force of chaos he quickly proves himself to be.
After the jump, some more thoughts on Mr. Gillen…