WiCnet Season One Awards: Best Supporting Actress
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WiCnet Season One Awards

It’s Friday evening and that means it is time for the next in our series of posts on the Season One Awards for Game of Thrones. Last week, we did best supporting actors and now it’s the ladies’ turn. Below are the seven nominees for Best Supporting Actress in season one. Vote and then take to the comments to discuss the nominees!


142 Comments

  1. LL
    Posted July 29, 2011 at 5:02 pm | Permalink

    Well, I like their Osha and her voice so…Natalia !

  2. Impi
    Posted July 29, 2011 at 5:05 pm | Permalink

    Old Nan Margaret John, the scene was short, but that voice and delivery resonates. It will stay with me.

  3. Half Myrish
    Posted July 29, 2011 at 5:06 pm | Permalink

    Mia Soteriou as Mirri Maz Duur.

  4. Ben Watson
    Posted July 29, 2011 at 5:06 pm | Permalink

    WHAT?!?? No Esmé Bianco as Ros??? Or was she in the show so much she is considered a lead actress and not supporting actress? :D

  5. biliki
    Posted July 29, 2011 at 5:09 pm | Permalink

    I voted for Mia. I loved her.

  6. Expendable
    Posted July 29, 2011 at 5:11 pm | Permalink

    Well Ros has her own category :D “Exposition tools”

  7. Jay
    Posted July 29, 2011 at 5:12 pm | Permalink

    Gonna go with Mia Soteriou (Mirri Maz). Whilst I really liked the performances of the other actresses there, they didn’t particularly have much room to show off. Mirri had the eeriness I expected and I think she did the speech she gave to Dany very well.

    I was tempted to choose Shae because, whilst she’s not the Shae of the books, she plays the character she was given very well. But overall Mirri topped it for me. Looking forward to more of her, and Osha and Irri too.

  8. Julian Walker
    Posted July 29, 2011 at 5:12 pm | Permalink

    Amrita and Roxanne weren’t given much to do…..

    Natalia Tena was very damn good as Osha, but for me Mia Soteriou really made Mirri Mazz Durr work onscreen. And Margaret-ah damn it…..here’s a list:

    1.) Mia Soteriou: Worked perfectly as Mirri, especially with the accent and the overall foreign presence

    2.)Margaret John: That entire “What do you know about fear” monologue gave me chills….that is all

    3.)Susan Brown: Like Margaret, not much screen time but alot of presence especially before her death at the hands of the Lannister guards.

    4.) Natalia Tena: Perfect as Osha. I kinda got a Gollem vibe with her scene with Theon, but other than that her performance had me re imagining the character. Scene with Bran in the Godswoods and in the tombs were awesome

    And the others I don’t really care for. As mentioned above the handmaidens and whores of Dany didn’t have much material to work with and I am holding out till season 2 and 3 to see more of Shae.

  9. Half Myrish
    Posted July 29, 2011 at 5:12 pm | Permalink

    Old Nan was awesome as well. It was a difficult choice.

  10. Julian Walker
    Posted July 29, 2011 at 5:13 pm | Permalink

    AND WHERE THE FUCK IS ESME BIANCO FOR ROS!!!????!?!?

  11. Johan Sporre
    Posted July 29, 2011 at 5:13 pm | Permalink

    Mia Soteriou made the biggest impresson on me.

  12. Caedes
    Posted July 29, 2011 at 5:14 pm | Permalink

    Amrita has a small but perfect role in Irri. She, as well as Elyes Gabel (Rakharo) spoke Dothraki as if doing it all their lives, and I absolutely love the small shoulder shrug she does when Rakharo looks at her after Dany refuses to cut off Visery’s ear.
    “Don’t ask me. Westerosi are stupid. It is known.”
    So much could be said with so less.

  13. Mobius
    Posted July 29, 2011 at 5:20 pm | Permalink

    I think that many of the charachters that you are keeping for the best actor/actress, you could put them here in the supporting categories

  14. Hi-Fi
    Posted July 29, 2011 at 5:20 pm | Permalink

    LOL, just recently I found out that the book readers hated Ros. I came onboard ASOIAF after watching the first season (having read all books now), so she didn’t really bother me. And I gotta say that Esme Bianco was pretty good in her scenes, her delivery was competent and she had good presence. Thought she was better than the actress who portrayed Shae, in my opinion.

    Anyway, Margaret John, Mia and Susan Brown were all amazing and had spectacular presence. Natalia was pretty good as well, that voice! Still undecided.

  15. Jerelyn
    Posted July 29, 2011 at 5:23 pm | Permalink

    Old Nan and Septa Mordane were tempting, but Mirri Maz Dur has to win because of the challenge of the role. The actress could have easily made her a baaaad caricature. Instead we got a witch who turns out to be a sympathetic hero and who was anything but a caricature. Brilliant portrayal.

  16. biliki
    Posted July 29, 2011 at 5:26 pm | Permalink

    Hi-Fi:
    LOL, just recently I found out that the book readers hated Ros. I came onboard ASOIAF after watching the first season (having read all books now), so she didn’t really bother me. And I gotta say that Esme Bianco was pretty good in her scenes, her delivery was competent and she had good presence. Thought she was better than the actress who portrayed Shae, in my opinion.

    Anyway, Margaret John, Mia and Susan Brown were all amazing and had spectacular presence. Natalia was pretty good as well, that voice! Still undecided.

    I wasn’t bothered by her in general, I even liked her sometimes, but she absolutely KILLED the scene when she was leaving Winterfell. The way she was acting snob, the way she was moving her mouth and expressing herself annoyed me so much. If not for that scene I wouldn’t be bothered by her, but the inclusion of it was such a bad idea. Does anyone else have the same feeling?

  17. Todd
    Posted July 29, 2011 at 5:26 pm | Permalink

    Went with Old Nan on this one.

  18. Delta1212
    Posted July 29, 2011 at 5:28 pm | Permalink

    “Fear is for the Winter.”

  19. Mirri Maz
    Posted July 29, 2011 at 5:34 pm | Permalink

    Well i shamed my name and went for Susan Brown, that scene where she walks towards the Lannister guards is amazing.

  20. Adrian
    Posted July 29, 2011 at 5:39 pm | Permalink

    Jerelyn:
    Instead we got a witch who turns out to be a sympathetic hero and who was anything but a caricature. Brilliant portrayal.

    You thought Mirri Maz Duur came across as “a sympathetic hero?”

    Osha, easily.

  21. Knurk
    Posted July 29, 2011 at 5:40 pm | Permalink

    The one that stood really out for me was Amrita, of all the people speaking Dothraki hers seemed most natural. And I just loved her little bickering with Rakharro, great scenes.

    Minor (very minor minor) ADWD-spoiler: I love it that George wrote a little Irri/Rakharro in ADWD, I can remember that I was digging the two in the show with a few others and that it could be a funny romance for next season.

  22. Tar Kidho
    Posted July 29, 2011 at 5:40 pm | Permalink

    Margaret John for me! Not only since she’ll sadly be absent in the future, but also on the merrit of delivering the ‘fear’ monologue in such a way that I can recall it at any moment and still feel shivers going down my spine. Most of the other roles were bigger, but none had that much of an impact IMHO.

    In second place, I would put Roxanne McKee. Mainly for her bath tub scene with Harry Lloyd, but also for the scenes in which she doesn’t say anything and still manages to act very well. I feel like she is a bit underrated…

  23. GrandmaFunk
    Posted July 29, 2011 at 5:41 pm | Permalink

    Irri!

    I actually quite liked Esme’s performance ….but hated most of the scenes she was in.

  24. KG
    Posted July 29, 2011 at 5:46 pm | Permalink

    I want to vote for Margaret John – daaaaamn she was good in her One Big Scene.

    However, for overall excellence, I voted for Susan Brown. It was far from a flashy performance, but poke my eyes out if she didn’t channel every nun I have ever met. I honestly believed every word and every inflection.

  25. kerning
    Posted July 29, 2011 at 5:49 pm | Permalink

    I was between Old Nan and Mirri as well. I had to go with Nan in the end…despite her brief appearances, she made an impression each time. Margaret John will be missed!

  26. Porcupine Tree
    Posted July 29, 2011 at 6:00 pm | Permalink

    Tar Kidho,

    +1

    I did not like Mirri Maz Duur, very stilted portrayal which jarred me out of immersion in the world of Westeros.

  27. Jerelyn
    Posted July 29, 2011 at 6:06 pm | Permalink

    Adrian: You thought Mirri Maz Duur came across as “a sympathetic hero?”

    Even while I was hating her for what she did to Dany, yeah. She was getting revenge against the people who had enslaved/raped her people and destroyed everything she loved, AND she was preventing the birth of a Dothraki leader who would cause even more grief for her people. The Dothraki are violent and spread a lot of misery around, while hers were peaceful sheep-herders. By objective standards she was a hero.

  28. Franny Bee
    Posted July 29, 2011 at 6:10 pm | Permalink

    Osha/Natalia. We’ll see even more of her in season 2 I think. Though Irri was incredibly good. She was entirely believable and adorable without even trying.

  29. Zack
    Posted July 29, 2011 at 6:10 pm | Permalink

    KG,

    That’s my feeling too. Susan Brown gets my vote, with Tena my runner-up. She didn’t have many scenes, but she was great whenever she appeared.

  30. Lex
    Posted July 29, 2011 at 6:16 pm | Permalink

    Old Nan, FTW.

  31. Icebird
    Posted July 29, 2011 at 6:17 pm | Permalink

    I have to go with Margaret John. Her performance of Old Nan leaves the strongest impression of those nominated and it’s a shame she cannot reprise her role.

    I honestly wasn’t all that impressed with Mirri… solid but not amazing

  32. Taco
    Posted July 29, 2011 at 6:18 pm | Permalink

    hm, the only one that left any impression was the girl playing Osha.

  33. Someone ep.4
    Posted July 29, 2011 at 6:21 pm | Permalink

    Sibel Kekili is a great German-Turkish actress, and though her Shae might not be quite the same as the book Shae, I just love the fact that she’s in the show, and she just fits perfectly for the role of the “mysterious foreign woman” that Shae is…

  34. Shandy
    Posted July 29, 2011 at 6:33 pm | Permalink

    Margaret John as Old Nan. Loved that scene, it was such a difficult monologue yet she pulled it off perfectly. Her “Don’t listen to it. Crows are all liars!” and her “innocent” face when Robb turned up made me cackle with joy. I was so sad to hear that she’d passed away.

    I don’t really remember feeling much sympathy for Mirri back when I read the first book because I was so invested in Dany, but watching the series years later in retrospect, I can definitely sympathise with her actions. If she’d been a “POV” character and Dany hadn’t no doubt we’d have been cheering her revenge.

  35. Steve the Pirate
    Posted July 29, 2011 at 6:33 pm | Permalink

    Mia Soteriou. Phenomenal in a small but complex role.

  36. Chris77
    Posted July 29, 2011 at 6:37 pm | Permalink

    While I loved Nan’s performance since the first trailers and liked Osha and the septa, my vote is between Irri and Doreah. While all said above about Irri is true and I like her character is the books very much, I vote for Doreah, loved that bathtub scene and the moon story. Irri will have enough oportunities to shine later.

    BTW: I really missed Jeyne Poole this season…

  37. JohnnyDingo
    Posted July 29, 2011 at 6:39 pm | Permalink

    Natalia Tena as Osha was my favorite. She was as close to my image of what this character should have looked and sounded like and her eyes were haunting.

  38. Angela Paulsen
    Posted July 29, 2011 at 6:49 pm | Permalink

    Tena! :)

  39. John-Michael Lelievre
    Posted July 29, 2011 at 6:55 pm | Permalink

    I gotta go with either Irri or Doreah. And I think I’ll go with Doreah. I love her little lesson to Dany, and her scenes with Viserys. Was neat to see her pleasuring Viserys and bringing out his more gentle side (if you can call it that) one minute, then getting beaten by him the next, pulling both off convincingly.

    That being said. Margaret John and Susan Brown absolutely nailed their roles as well, and I loved Natalias take on Osha.

    I am still rather unsure about Shae… She’s a character I always despised in the books, but for different reasons than I do in the show. Though it’s no fault of Sibel Kekilli, her delivery is very good (“Shae the funny whore” makes me giggle to myself everytime).

  40. Adrian
    Posted July 29, 2011 at 7:05 pm | Permalink

    I don’t think Mirri wasn’t a hero because I like Dany, because I hate Dany. I personally think Dany is one of the villains of the entire series. I just don’t think Mirri Maz Duur was at all a hero for just pulling a fast one on a naive child, who DID save her life, and was clearly going against Dothraki customs by stopping the rape of the women. It’s like if I saw someone being beaten on the street and I stopped and stepped in, and then whoever I helped killed my unborn child because it wasn’t soon enough. Smacks of bitterness.

    We’ve seen the prophecies in this series are foggy at best. No guarantee Dany’s kid would have been what they assumed he would. So pretty much she forces a particularly horrific abortion on a young, young girl, turns that girl’s husband and protector into a vegetable, not because of what that girl or her child did, but because of what her husband’s people did(which she stopped), and what they assume her kid will do. Objectively she’s not a hero, objectively she’s vindictive and borderline evil.

  41. Nights King
    Posted July 29, 2011 at 7:05 pm | Permalink

    Old Nan. It is known. The first time I heard her voice in the trailer (“What do you know about fear my lord?”) I got goosebumps…

  42. Maester Tcost
    Posted July 29, 2011 at 7:07 pm | Permalink

    Susan Brown as Septa Mordaine, particularly for her last scene with Sansa, facing the Lannister guardsmen. Every woman nominated deserves it if she wins, and so would Esme Bianco, who really should not have been omitted. My second choice would have been Roxanne McKee as Doreah; I wish that we had seen more of her this season.

  43. Rosie
    Posted July 29, 2011 at 7:40 pm | Permalink

    Where on earth is Esme Bianco? I’d have thought she’d be a shoe-in, she’s great and steals every scene she’s in. I watched Game of Thrones with five other people, combination of book readers and newcomers, and everyone loved her.

    Is some reason why people don’t like her? I’m not being snarky, I genuinely don’t understand why she’s not even nominated given that several of the actresses who are have less screen time and aren’t nearly as good.

  44. saluk
    Posted July 29, 2011 at 7:46 pm | Permalink

    I’m not sexist, honest, but I am finding it hard to vote for opposite reasons as with supporting actors. There, everyone was so outstanding that it was hard to pick the best. Here, I don’t think they were bad per say, but the roles here are harder to shine in. I don’t feel strongly moved by any of them. I gave it to Margaret John, she will be missed.

    Adrian,

    I wouldn’t necessarily say evil, she’s operating from a position of immense pain. But no, I can’t condone or justify her actions, while I can do so for most of Dany’s.

  45. frog spear girl
    Posted July 29, 2011 at 7:49 pm | Permalink

    mia. or as we called her here, “ms. ben kingsley.” she did the most with the least and played a very pivotal part perfectly. (p-p-pfft!) she had wonderful delivery and presence on screen.

    runner up is irri – she was all attitude and completely believable in her part.
    “khaleesi have baby inside her.”

    oh and she doesn’t want to eat dog tonight. ser jorah (sssssssssssiiiiggghhh!!) will get the boys to slaughter her a goat. SUCH a guy! “-)

  46. Poggy
    Posted July 29, 2011 at 7:51 pm | Permalink

    Adrian:
    It’s like if I saw someone being beaten on the street and I stopped and stepped in, and then whoever I helped killed my unborn child because it wasn’t soon enough.Smacks of bitterness.

    It’s not really the same. Not only Mirri was raped herself, but the dothraki were slaughtering and enslaving her whole people. She looked at the big picture and in that context yeah, what Dany did was too little, too late. As others have said, if MMD was the POV character and Dany just this foreign girl who is anyway PART of the invading army, and then even asks her to heal the general who ordered the slaughter… we wouldn’t even be discussing this.

  47. Brad Villane
    Posted July 29, 2011 at 8:09 pm | Permalink

    An awful lot of love for Mirri Maz Duur. I personally thought she was the weakest book to screen translation of the whole season. Her words had such weight when you read them in the book, but on screen she just seemed bored with everything.

    “Take a look at your Khal and see what’s left when all the rest is gone.” That line should have oozed venom and vengeance, but was instead just felt like “meh, blood for blood, or whatever…” Mirri is such an amazing character in the book that was, to me, really, really forgettable in the show.

    I personally love the new Shae. No, she’s not anything like her character in the book, but far more deep. She’s mysterious and intelligent which gives Tyrion such a better reason for falling in love with her, and is going to make her betrayal sting so much more for viewers.

  48. Lex
    Posted July 29, 2011 at 8:31 pm | Permalink

    Mia Soteriou is a weird one. Some people loved her… some people (including a couple friends of mine) absolutely hated her.

  49. Barellus
    Posted July 29, 2011 at 8:37 pm | Permalink

    I think discussions abour good and evil are always highly subjectiv, so there can’t be “objective standards”

    Personally I can’t undestand, how someone can find taking vengence and/or killing an unborn child, for what it might become one day, in any way heroic or good

  50. Zack
    Posted July 29, 2011 at 8:48 pm | Permalink

    I’m surprised that there’s even a question of whether MMD is a hero or villain.

    I thought her heroism was as evident as could be. “Now your son/Drogo will burn no towns. Rape no women.” etc. There’s undeniable truth there, the Dothraki are bloodthirsty savages, MMD’s Lamb Men peaceful. We sympathize with Dany because she is the POV and because we know she’s not “evil” — but in the end, she was part of a society that plundered, raped, and murdered anyone they came across.

    I was totally on board with her, and I thought the TV portrayal was wonderful. Her utter indifference to Dany’s (oblivious, self-centered, ironic) misery was pulled off quite well.

  51. Shinyteapot
    Posted July 29, 2011 at 8:57 pm | Permalink

    They were all good, but there’s only one choice for me- Old Nan. As soon as I heard her on the trailer she was the voice of the show, and her performance was absolutely perfect.

  52. Dennai
    Posted July 29, 2011 at 9:05 pm | Permalink

    Poggy,

    Not only Mirri was raped herself, but the dothraki were slaughtering and enslaving her whole people. She looked at the big picture and in that context yeah, what Dany did was too little, too late. As others have said, if MMD was the POV character and Dany just this foreign girl who is anyway PART of the invading army, and then even asks her to heal the general who ordered the slaughter… we wouldn’t even be discussing this.

    Oh yes, we would.

    If Sansa, as POV, backstabbed Tyrion despite he just saved her from Joffrey because he is part of the Lannister, the people who killed her father and make her life hell, and bent of causing more misery to her family given the chance, would you cheer her?

    Dany saved Mirri not once but twice, that is aknowledged by Mirri in both book and show and she paid her causing her as much pain as she could. When confronted by Dany, she wasn’t even a little apologetic, she was gloating. When Dany’ speech at the pyre failed to move some of the slaves she’s just freed and desert her, she smirks smugly. Sorry, but I can’t see any simpathetic about her.

  53. Barellus
    Posted July 29, 2011 at 9:06 pm | Permalink

    I’m surprised that there’s even a question of whether MMD is a hero or villain

    I think the problem ist, that some people seem to have the opinion that those are the only possibilities.

    I for myself sympathized with Dany in this situation beacuse I got the Impression that she ist just this naive little girl who tries to do the right thing in stopping the Dothraki from raping., but doesn’t understand that the problem lies deeper in the Dothraki society structure.

    And like I side in my Post above she killed Danys child for the Possibility of him becoming a Dothraki warlord and this is as wrong in my opinion as Tywin ordering the death of Rhaenys and Aegon.

  54. Steve Hugh Westenra
    Posted July 29, 2011 at 9:20 pm | Permalink

    I voted for Susan Brown on this one, though Margaret John was also amazing and I rather liked Amrita.
    My problem with a lot of the others were that they weren’t given many scenes with a lot of range. The actors were good at what they did, but were usually relegated to sex objects or talking props (part of the theme for some of them, so it isn’t necessarily a criticism, it just makes it hard to judge).
    At parts I really liked Mia and Natalia Tena, but occasionally they did come off as caricaturish to me a little (moreso Natalia, but maybe that was just how she was directed, etc).
    I’m looking forward to what they do with Irri and Rakharo! They’re only background characters, but their little exchanges (spoken or otherwise emoted) were very well done and fleshed them out where they weren’t so much in the novels.

  55. Dennai
    Posted July 29, 2011 at 9:21 pm | Permalink

    Zack,

    I thought her heroism was as evident as could be. “Now your son/Drogo will burn no towns. Rape no women.” etc. There’s undeniable truth there,

    You know that’s the same argument islamic terrorists use, right?

    Mirri can lie herself as much as she wants, and you can buy it every single time, but the simple facts remain. It wasn’t heroism, it was pure revenge and inflected upon the only person who offered her some kindness.

  56. SugarVampire
    Posted July 29, 2011 at 9:22 pm | Permalink

    My vote is for Rebecca McKee as Danesh. Except for Mirri Maz Duur, I think Danesh has the most screen time in GoT so we can evaluate the performance better.

    1. Her talk about the moon and dragon was right on the mark, full of dreams and wonder.
    2. Her teaching of Dany was appropriate, not stiff or overboard.
    3. She has the best sexposition scene in GoT.
    4. She was very believable in the scene when Viserys charged into the tent and threaten Dany.

    Comparable speaking, Mia Soteriou as Mirri Maz Duur is very weak.
    1. Her rescue scene is sort of comical, not much emotion at all, just reciting the dialogue with a flat and sing-songy intonation.
    2. She is too scary looking to make audience feel like she is a healer and they can trust her. Her performance during the initial healing scene and the blood magic one seemed like she was just going through the motion.
    3. The only good scene she had was when she sat on the cliff and talked to Dany. Even there, the note was wrong – too much resignation, not much defiant and vengeance.

    As for Susan Brown as Septa Mordaine, I don’t think her scene with Sansa and her last one facing the Lannister guards are that challenging.

  57. OldGran
    Posted July 29, 2011 at 9:25 pm | Permalink

    Old Nan was my first choice. Osha second.

  58. Zack
    Posted July 29, 2011 at 9:25 pm | Permalink

    Barellus,

    Those are good points. I agree, more or less. What it is for me is just not seeing MMD as “the villain” here just as Dany is not “the hero.”

    MMD acts from a desire to see that no one else should suffer as her people did, while knowing she herself faces death, which I find supremely admirable. Killing an innocent child is not ideal, but from MMD’s perspective, that kid has been prophesied as the one who will unite all the khalasars into a single tribe, where they would be free to sweep the world and enslave or kill anyone they chose. The only potential civilizing influence the boy had was Daenerys, and even she didn’t seem to have qualms with the ravaging or murder. She balked at the rape and enslavement of women and children, but there was so much else she turned a blind eye to. So what was Rhaegal going to be like, raised like that? One child (and one khal), it could be argued, might be worth the lives of the innumerable people who would suffer if that prince were to perform as prophesied.

    To sum, I found myself empathizing with both Dany and MMD, and while I wouldn’t come right out and say Dany is a bad person, of the two, at that point in the tale, MMD was ‘more’ sympathetic for trying to ensure that peaceful societies wouldn’t be trampled.

  59. Rose
    Posted July 29, 2011 at 9:43 pm | Permalink

    Mirri Maz Duur was a character I always loved in the books. If the story was written from her POV, she’d be a tragic hero. And I thought this actress did an amazing job with her.

  60. Gaz
    Posted July 29, 2011 at 9:48 pm | Permalink

    so who won best supporting male? or am i missing this being fairly drunk right noe?

  61. Jordan Healey
    Posted July 29, 2011 at 9:53 pm | Permalink

    Susan Brown was great

  62. Knurk
    Posted July 29, 2011 at 10:00 pm | Permalink

    SugarVampire: My vote is for Rebecca McKee as Danesh.

    Rebecce McKee as Danesh? What are you smoking? I mean, she does look as delicious as a Danish but…

  63. Zack
    Posted July 29, 2011 at 10:08 pm | Permalink

    Knurk,

    lol, I can answer that one. It’s an iPhone auto-correct fail if I ever saw one. The system wouldn’t recognize Doreah for sure.

    Rebecca in place of Roxanne, though…got me on that one.

  64. Ed
    Posted July 29, 2011 at 10:12 pm | Permalink

    LOL!!!

    Ben Watson:
    WHAT?!??No Esmé Bianco as Ros???Or was she in the show so much she is considered a lead actress and not supporting actress? :D

  65. Ed
    Posted July 29, 2011 at 10:17 pm | Permalink

    Not really sure where people are getting that. She’s a porn star. Not exactly Meryl Streep there.

    Someone ep.4:
    Sibel Kekili is a great German-Turkish actress…

  66. Jordan Healey
    Posted July 29, 2011 at 10:20 pm | Permalink

    Isn’t that Sahara Knite?

  67. sjwenings
    Posted July 29, 2011 at 10:22 pm | Permalink

    Ed: Not really sure where people are getting that. She’s a porn star. Not exactly Meryl Streep there.

    Sibel Kekilli (Shae) is definitely a “real” actress. “Despite” doing a few pornos about 10 years ago.

  68. Ed
    Posted July 29, 2011 at 10:26 pm | Permalink

    sjwenings: Sibel Kekilli (Shae) is definitely a “real” actress.

    LOL Any simple Google search will unearth a ton of great uh.. performances.

  69. Anthony Cordisco
    Posted July 29, 2011 at 10:31 pm | Permalink

    Porcupine Tree,

    OT: I love you for naming yourself after Porcupine Tree, just had to say :)

  70. sjwenings
    Posted July 29, 2011 at 10:32 pm | Permalink

    Ed: LOL Any simple Google search will unearth a ton of great uh.. performances.

    Whats your point? Does one thing exclude the other?

  71. paulgude
    Posted July 29, 2011 at 10:38 pm | Permalink

    Off topic, but George R.R. Martin will be going on stage any minute in Seattle. I’ll mostly be watching but will tweet anything special to @sgnp on Twitter.

  72. fancySansa
    Posted July 29, 2011 at 11:05 pm | Permalink

    I voted Natalia Tena as Osha. I loved her scene with Theon/Alfie Allen. Her character seems more likeable in the show–not that I hated her in the books, I just…didn’t care about her as much, I think Tena did great with her character.
    But I was close to voting for the actress who played Irri, so she gets second place in my mind! I liked how she took a pretty small role and rocked it. I don’t know, she had a charm and I really liked her (and her facial expressions at Rakharo).
    For whatever reason I really just did not like Dany’s other handmaid, Doreah. She talks like a snob.

  73. Josh Atreides
    Posted July 29, 2011 at 11:06 pm | Permalink

    SugarVampire,

    I disagree as I thought both Soteriou and Brown delivered subtle and nuanced performances. But when it comes to acting subjectivity supersedes all. It’s the same argument I have with my friends come Oscar season regarding the acting awards. One friend will find a performance over the top while another will find it “human’ or impulsive. One will find a performance or line delivery cheesy and another will say its “stylized”. Not to say that none of us can be objective here, far from the fact actually considering some of the well written critiques I have read in these comments, but we take a little expectation and personal taste with us regardless I think. Everyone wants to see a scene done how they imagined it in their head, everyone follows a certain rhythm when they watch a movie or tv show and when that rhythm is disrupted it leads to instant detachment and lack of emotional committment. Usually I find on a rewatch I end up either liking or disliking a particular aspect more than I did before.

    A bit of a Captain Obvious I may be, but that’s my perspective on things: You like what you like. But we shouldn’t suppress the fires of friendly debate!

  74. Josh Atreides
    Posted July 29, 2011 at 11:09 pm | Permalink

    sjwenings,

    Oh boy I smell an IMDB board style flame war over morality brewing!

  75. Josh Atreides
    Posted July 29, 2011 at 11:13 pm | Permalink

    Ed,

    If you are sparking the argument I’m assume your are then I have a counter argument sir: Chloe Sevigny.

    It is Known.

  76. andrea
    Posted July 29, 2011 at 11:19 pm | Permalink

    Steve Hugh Westenra: but occasionally they did come off as caricaturish to me a little (

    Agree with you …maybe some stereotype there but I like Natalia Tena anyway.
    My vote for her.

  77. KG
    Posted July 29, 2011 at 11:28 pm | Permalink

    Porn on your resume is like crap in the ice cream.

    A little bit of ice cream in the crap, it’s still crap

    Little bit of crap in the ice cream … it’s still crap

  78. Josh Atreides
    Posted July 29, 2011 at 11:38 pm | Permalink

    KG,

    Well the awards that Ms. Kelkilli has one from various film (Non Adult…made sure to emphasise that heh-heh) film festivals seems to suggest otherwise. Then again it is Europe and their attitude on that matter is not as Puritanical or judgemental as it is here in North America. And there are designated non Porn actresses who have performed the sexual act on film and are still respected in the mainstream industry. But of course to go with your metaphor, shit-eating in Hollywood is nothing new. :-)

  79. Epic Awesomesauce
    Posted July 29, 2011 at 11:43 pm | Permalink

    Dis contest is too easy.
    1. Remove all the kindly but stern old ladies with 1.5 lines of script to be spoken with wavering voices.
    2. Remove the short young women who have zero stage presence.
    3. Remove Kekilli because new Shae is a silly, silly role that is too gimmicky with ex-porn actress.
    4. Remove professional singers who are not actors because you can’t blame them for not being able to act.

    +1 Nat Tena as Osha.
    +1 Ros.

    +1 for WiC.net redefining ‘supporting actor’ to an awkward bunch of choices that aren’t worth fighting for.

    PS My opinion is the best.

  80. Josh Atreides
    Posted July 29, 2011 at 11:48 pm | Permalink

    Epic Awesomesauce,

    Oh man it’s nice to see a troll every now and then. And a fun troll to boot. Love it!

  81. Epic Awesomesauce
    Posted July 29, 2011 at 11:50 pm | Permalink

    Josh Atreides,

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVCtkzIXYzQ

    PS your response time is freakin’ me out. f5 much?

  82. Ryan Michael
    Posted July 30, 2011 at 12:47 am | Permalink

    I honestly don’t think any are deserving.

    Susan Brown: Not enough to gain any interest on my part. Filled the role, nothing more.

    Natalia Tena: Couldn’t get past her “Girl Interrupted” Osha in her first scene with Theon. All the jerky, crazy head movements made me cringe and felt out of place for her character–like she was stretching too much for a character she didn’t fully understand. I will admit that she got better with her last scene in the crypts with Bran. But not much for consideration of the prize.

    Margaret John: Maybe I’m insensitive, but she didn’t blow me away with her brief scene. I’m not gonna praise her performance only because she’s deceased, rest her soul. She played an old woman who tells a story to a child. Her delivery was solid but not spectacular, it was fitting for the scene.

    Mia Soteriou: I was thrown off by her accent , had a hard time understanding her (actually had to put the captions on), and I didn’t think that she had much chemistry with Emilia. But out of all the choices I would think she was the best.
    Good Emotion and believable.

    Roxanne Mckee: Not much there, but thanks for the slight boob shot.

    Sebile Kekilli: Very disappointed. I did not like her representation of Shae at all. Everything from her look to her personality was wrong in my mind. I felt that she handled the part written for her well, but since is was totally “anti” what I thought Shae should be, I had a real hard time accepting it. So I’m a biased judge and she failed.

    Amrita Acharia: Really? I have nothing.

    For those who think Roz should have been mentioned. Her “Elvis Presley lip snarl” practically every time she said something made me want her to break out into “Heartbreak Hotel”. Watch again and see how many times she curls up one side of her lip after or before she speaks.

  83. John-Michael Lelievre
    Posted July 30, 2011 at 12:59 am | Permalink

    Man this is what I love about GRRM’s books, they make you THINK. There is so much questionable morality in this series, and so much you can be objective and and opinionated about. Yet, you can endlessly debate it all.

  84. Nicole
    Posted July 30, 2011 at 1:11 am | Permalink

    I am Shae, the funny whore. — LMAO, she is funny.

  85. Ed
    Posted July 30, 2011 at 1:29 am | Permalink

    KG:
    Porn on your resume is like crap in the ice cream.

    A little bit of ice cream in the crap, it’s still crap

    Little bit of crap in the ice cream … it’s still crap

    LOL!!! (funniest thing I’ve read in a while)

    and for what it’s worth, I looked up Kekili’s “performances” and Sahara Knight’s (Roz’s buddy in Littlefinger’s famous scene) and frankly, Sahara Knight “acts” way better than Kekili… :)

  86. SugarVampire
    Posted July 30, 2011 at 1:44 am | Permalink

    Knurk,

    Sorry, bad one handed typing. Rounded up using my neurologist’s last name instead of Doreah. Me bad.

  87. Convivial Edd
    Posted July 30, 2011 at 2:00 am | Permalink

    I was tempted to go with Roxanne McGhee only because she’s so damn hot, but I calmed down and chose based on acting, and that was Mia. A great performance. I think her speech to Dany was perfectly, perfectly executed.

  88. Jo
    Posted July 30, 2011 at 2:05 am | Permalink

    I loved McKee as Doreah, and Tena as Osha.

    Margaret John’s speeches as Old Nan were, I thought, dead on. She will be missed.

  89. SugarVampire
    Posted July 30, 2011 at 2:18 am | Permalink

    Josh Atreides,

    I think you and I value different aspect of an acting performance. Some people think grief or rage trump disappointment or loathing. Others champion mimicry and impersonation over immersion and inner revelation. I can only state my case for Rebecca McKee in this thread. Hopefully, it will sway some undecided votes in her favor.

  90. Tar Kidho
    Posted July 30, 2011 at 2:21 am | Permalink

    Lex:
    Mia Soteriou is a weird one. Some people loved her… some people (including a couple friends of mine) absolutely hated her.

    I didn’t love her, but definitely also didn’t hate her either. I agree with Brad Villane that some of her highest-impact scenes from the books felt a bit ‘flat’ in the series. Partly due to the acting that didn’t really grab me, but partly also due to the directing I think. She was still ok, but in the end I expected more from a character who’s name alone would be enough for a Noble Prize in Literature nomination ;-)

  91. GrandmaFunk
    Posted July 30, 2011 at 2:43 am | Permalink

    KG:
    Porn on your resume is like crap in the ice cream.

    A little bit of ice cream in the crap, it’s still crap

    Little bit of crap in the ice cream … it’s still crap

    so if you post dumbshit judgmental crap once, every single post you make after that will also be dumbshit judgmental crap, noted.

  92. latebird
    Posted July 30, 2011 at 3:09 am | Permalink

    I vote for Sibel Kekilli as Shae. It’s a kind of heroism to make fun of Lannister. ;)

  93. Kaldor
    Posted July 30, 2011 at 3:30 am | Permalink

    yeah, WIC where is Ross?

    She had more screen time than any of those.

  94. ANH
    Posted July 30, 2011 at 4:18 am | Permalink

    Margaret John as Old Nan. She had a really short scene, but that story really sent shivers down my spine and freaked me out (which is something the book didn’t manage to do no matter how well it was written).

    I can’t say I was particularly fond of any of the other supporting actresses. I either didn’t notice them or had a few nitpicks.

  95. the goat
    Posted July 30, 2011 at 4:26 am | Permalink

    Tough choice, they were all great, but I went with the In Memoriam vote for Margaret John (although I guess I coulda gone with Susan Brown as an In Memoriam character vote). “Crows are all liars.” Glorious.

    As far as the “good/evil”, “right/wrong” debate, c’mon people, this is the game of thrones. There is no “good” or “evil,” there’s the winners and the dead.

  96. Tar Kidho
    Posted July 30, 2011 at 4:29 am | Permalink

    the goat: As far as the “good/evil”, “right/wrong” debate, c’mon people, this is the game of thrones. There is no “good” or “evil,” there’s the winners and the dead.

    Weird that someone even had to make that observation :-)

  97. the goat
    Posted July 30, 2011 at 4:34 am | Permalink

    Tar Kidho,

    MTE

  98. SA_Avenger
    Posted July 30, 2011 at 4:37 am | Permalink

    Margaret John as Old Nan definitely, she gave me chills

  99. Rosie
    Posted July 30, 2011 at 5:25 am | Permalink

    Kaldor,

    Yeah I asked upthread but nobody responded, I assume there must be some actual reason for her not being nominated because it seems like such a weird omission. She’s got much more screen time and more lines than basically any of the rest of them. Obviously you can argue about her performance but the same is true, as we’ve seen, for most of the others too. I thought she was great. Very confused over here.

  100. Eos
    Posted July 30, 2011 at 6:07 am | Permalink

    While I liked Natalie Tena’s Osha, I didn’t quite think she was briliant. Sure, she can play wild very well and I loved her scene with Theon, but I wasn’t utterly convinced.
    I didn’t really care for Mia Soteriou’s performance. I found her Mirri Maaz Duur somewhat lacking of any emotion whatsoever and while I think I understand the character (and she definitely brought a lot of sympathy to it, much more than the book), I thought it was rather dull and not quite there.
    I’m afraid I didn’t like Roxanne McKee’s Doreah at all either. In my opinion she didn’t fit in at all, all I could see was a 21st century girl. I thought her performance was quite predictable and her speeches rather (forgive me) cheesy (not the words, but the delivery). The scene with Viserys was particularly horrific but that’s also due to the material in my opinion. The only time I can honestly say I liked her was when Viserys dragged her screaming into the tent.
    I thought Sibel Kekili performed solidly – I didn’t like her Shae at all but that’s probably because I find her changed character most annoying, full of herself, arrogant and just not really worthy of Tyrion’s time. I’d say she played the part well, I’m just sad they went for the mysterious femme fatale rather than sweet and naive Shae I’d known. But that’s off topic anyway.
    I LOVED both Margaret John’s and Susan Brown’s performance. Small roles but excellent nonetheless. Old Nan was absolutely perfect in my opinion and her response to Robb is delievered with such great understanding of the character. Susan Brown I also found inspiring and damn I wanted to shout at Sansa every time she was mean to her.
    In the end my vote goes to Amrita Acharia. In the books I never payed too much attention to Irri but here she was just amazing. Her every move was so in character, her every line delievered with convincing determination – I just loved her. I haven’t really realized how much I enjoyed watching her until now – but she was amazing. The look on her face when she was translating Viserys ‘suicide speech’ was pitch perfect. Her bickering with Rakharro made me feel affection for them both. Her “Yes, khaleesi” answers were … Ah! And my favourite, ofc, was “It is known.” I can’t wait to see more of her in season two.

  101. dimensionallyt
    Posted July 30, 2011 at 7:55 am | Permalink

    It is telling that the best supporting male was so hard to choose and this was so easy! The women really didn’t have much to do, Natalia was fabby as Osha and almost stole her scenes. The others were all fine, with the exception of Sibel as Shae. I am sorry, but I don’t like the direction they took with her and I don’t like the actress’s rendition of Shae. As much as it pains me to admit, Esme Bianco deserved a place on this list. I didn’t like all the sexposition nonsense, but Esme did what she had to do with aplomb and her scenes with Theon were nice. I think it is a great shame that she was not cast as Shae!

    The only competition for Natalia in this list would have been Mia as Mirri, but she is a jobbing actress and I kept thinking of other roles I might have seen her in. I found that a bit distracting (I did not have the same with any other actor or actress).

  102. ANH
    Posted July 30, 2011 at 8:23 am | Permalink

    Oh yes, and I have to give a shout out to Susan Brown’s great performance too. I completely forgot about her for some reason. Obi Nun Kenobi indeed. I felt quite sad about Septa Mordane’s death towards the end, when I barely gave her a second thought in the books.

  103. ANH
    Posted July 30, 2011 at 8:26 am | Permalink

    Oh yes, and I have to give a shout out to Susan Brown’s great performance too. I completely forgot about her for some reason. I felt quite sad about Septa Mordane’s death towards the end, when I barely gave her a second thought in the books. Every single word she uttered was just perfect.

    Amrita in third too.

  104. GaR
    Posted July 30, 2011 at 8:53 am | Permalink

    Margaret John. Just a flawless performance, and her scary stories monologue was amazing. RIP :<

    Amrita was excellent as Irri too.

  105. Ramah
    Posted July 30, 2011 at 9:16 am | Permalink

    Margaret John as Old Nan. A really creepy scene where she tells her tales to Bran, a world away from her turn as Doris in Gavin & Stacey.

    For me the weakest on the list was Septa Mordane. But that is harsh on the actress who played her as she did an ok job. I’m just kinda biased because I was never that bothered about her character and in episode four her: “Do you remember your histories?” expositioning was just chronic to listen to. bad, bad writing there.

  106. Ollie
    Posted July 30, 2011 at 9:56 am | Permalink

    for me its a four horse race, the Susan Brown, Margaret John, Amrita Acharia and Roxanne McKee. Susan Brown was a solid performance in every seen making me care about a character who in the book when died I barely registered. Margaret John was wonderful in her screen but they were to short and far between for me to give her best supporting actress. Both the hand maidens were brilliant and really help me connect with the Doraki and Dany in a way I never could in the book. it was a toss between them in the end but I had to go with Amrita as i felt she had gave the lines the best and as someone said translating Viserys last speech (like it being called suicide speech) she was just perfect.
    I didn’t like Ohsa whilst i loved her in the book I just felt it was a bit over the top
    on the other hand I felt that Mirri was wooden and I could connect like I could with her in the books
    Shae, I cant stand the new shae i loved the book version this one I don’t see why Tyrion likes her.
    ps on the good vs evil argument on Mirri I think from her perspective considering what she went through her actions were for the greater good even if what she did was really fucked up

  107. Winter Is Coming
    Posted July 30, 2011 at 11:03 am | Permalink

    Rosie,
    Kaldor,

    Right, she has more screen time than any of these other characters, ergo one could logically assume she will be included in Main Actress. And one would be correct.

  108. OldGran
    Posted July 30, 2011 at 11:09 am | Permalink

    the goat,

    Wait a minute, there is Good and Evil in Game of Thrones, it’s just that each character embodies the capacity for good and evil just like in real life. It sounds like you think that no matter what you do if you “win” then that is “good”. Or if you don’t get caught it’s OK .

  109. userj
    Posted July 30, 2011 at 11:29 am | Permalink

    It seems like all the minor female characters you chose are way more minor than all the minor male characters. I’d suggest that Arya or Sansa would be, for example, about as minor as say Jorah or Littlefinger were. I think I’ll pass on voting for this because it’s like I’m looking at a list of bit players rather than supporting actress. :/

  110. lorinheller
    Posted July 30, 2011 at 11:40 am | Permalink

    Margaret John, absolutely.

  111. Rosie
    Posted July 30, 2011 at 11:52 am | Permalink

    Winter Is Coming,

    Ah thanks for the response. I thought she naturally belonged in this category, because obviously she’s not Danaerys or Catelyn or Arya or Cersei so I never would have expected to see her in among the big hitters. But it’s your poll and your website so it’s your decision, I’m glad she’s not being ignored!

    Back on topic then, I’d find it really difficult to choose between these actresses. With one exception, who I won’t name because I’m being nice, they all sold every second on screen. I’m going to vote Natalia Tena because although I found her to be a bit patchier than some of the others, there are moments in her performance that are just so completely spot on and natural that it seems like there’s a real person there and the camera just happened to catch it.

  112. fancySansa
    Posted July 30, 2011 at 12:36 pm | Permalink

    userj,

    lol I voted anyway, but I kinda thought that too.
    I thought Arya and Sansa were considered supporting, but I guess, since we’re focusing only on GoT and not comparing with other TV shows, Arya and Sansa need to be put in the Actress category or else there won’t be enough actresses in the Actress category (only 3: Dany, Cat, Cercei). That’s fine by me, but this list is a bit weird.

  113. David The Grey
    Posted July 30, 2011 at 2:49 pm | Permalink

    I picked Tena/Osha for her godswood scene followed closely by her scene with Theon & Luwin. I really liked the godswood scene, teaching Bran how to hear the old gods.

    Runners up would be Margaret John (for scaring even me!) and Susan Brown for her staunch efforts in raising Sansa The Spoiled and trying to buy her time to escape in the face of known death.

    All were excellent though!

  114. wlancewalker@aol.com
    Posted July 30, 2011 at 3:38 pm | Permalink

    Can’t wait to see this list next year when we have Natalie Dormer, Gywendoline Christie, and Carice Van Houten!!!

  115. GaR
    Posted July 30, 2011 at 8:01 pm | Permalink

    Anyone else hope they kill off Jhiqui instead of Doreah on the trek across the red waste? Roxanne McKee is doing a great job, and I’d hate to see her killed off instead off when there’s a perfectly good featured extra who can take that bullet.

    But then, this is a story penned by GRRM. So yeah.

    Reason I say this is the awesome scene in Dance, where Irri and Jhiqui are arguing over Rhakaro; I can totally picture Roxanne and Amrita in that scene. They both have the chops to make it as funny and awesome as in teh book.

  116. something witty
    Posted July 30, 2011 at 11:27 pm | Permalink

    WiC, the absence of Kate Dickie can only indicate that she will be moved to the “Best Lead Actress” category.

    Why?

    Her amount of screentime clearly makes her a supporting actress. She belongs to this poll right here, and IMHO she’s the one who deserves to win it.

    The presence of Sibel Kekilli is just mind-boggling.

    Where is Esme Bianco?

  117. The DarkStar
    Posted July 31, 2011 at 1:38 am | Permalink

    Mirri Maz dur was terrible and was one of the low lights of the season. Chick who played Lysa should be in there over her.

  118. Irene
    Posted July 31, 2011 at 10:13 am | Permalink

    I voted for Natalia Tena but it was difficult to choose between her and Margaret John, both were amazing in the show!

  119. Ed
    Posted July 31, 2011 at 10:35 am | Permalink

    THAT is a great suggestion!! (Lysa would get my vote!)

    The DarkStar:
    Mirri Maz dur was terrible and was one of the low lights of the season. Chick who played Lysa should be in there over her.

  120. Ed
    Posted July 31, 2011 at 10:55 am | Permalink

    Sorry to hear about every post you’ll make from now on, Granny. Just for the record, any confused about what “dumbshit judgemental crap” actually, just read GrandmaFunk’s post again.

    GrandmaFunk: so if you post dumbshit judgmental crap once, every single post you make after that will also be dumbshit judgmental crap, noted.

  121. lou
    Posted July 31, 2011 at 11:44 am | Permalink

    Went with Margaret John. If Judi Densch can get an best supporting actress Oscar for 3 minutes of work, Margaret can win an online poll. That was a powerful few minutes. Her monologue was scarier than the prologue.

  122. Bro
    Posted July 31, 2011 at 4:29 pm | Permalink

    Margaret John’s monologue summed up GoT to a tee but my vote went to Natalia Tena. Loved her scene with Theon. Enjoyed watching her bring him down a peg. And her interaction with Bran was lovely to watch.

  123. Dreamlife
    Posted July 31, 2011 at 5:57 pm | Permalink

    Why isn’t Catelyn considered a supporting actress? She’s hardly the lead female character (those would be Dany and Cersei) but I’m guessing she’ll be listed in the Best Actress category. The ones to choose from don’t really seem like supporting actresses, but guest actresses.

    Anyway, from the given choices I chose Osha. Natalia Tena really brought the character to life and she leaves a lasting impression despite getting only a short amount of screen time.

  124. Matthias Hinkelmann
    Posted August 1, 2011 at 4:22 am | Permalink

    are we going to see the results for all the votes at once or do we get the results for the first 2 polls earlier?

  125. GrzebykK
    Posted August 1, 2011 at 11:18 am | Permalink

    10. Mia Soteriou as – with all due respect, I hated her talking as Mirri Maz Duur.

    3. Roxanne McKee – I loved the Doreah and Viserys bath scene
    2. Margaret John – for creepy “What do you know of winter, summer child…”
    1. Amrita Acharia – thanks to her I believed the Dothraki is living language.

  126. Yellow Dog
    Posted August 1, 2011 at 1:30 pm | Permalink

    Impi,

    Ditto on Old Nan. Downright terrifying. Voice and face both perfect.

  127. Yellow Dog
    Posted August 1, 2011 at 1:36 pm | Permalink

    Tar Kidho,

    Old Nan does appear in ACOK during events at Winterfell (spoiler tags still missing!), although GRRM doesn’t give her any lines. I’d love for D&D to give her the chance to give you-know-who an earful about what a horrible mistake he’s making and how he will suffer for it.

  128. Yellow Dog
    Posted August 1, 2011 at 1:39 pm | Permalink

    Shandy,

    Crap! I didn’t know Margaret John had died. Rats.

  129. Epic Awesomesauce
    Posted August 1, 2011 at 1:44 pm | Permalink

    Yellow Dog,

    They can easily replace her Dumbledoor-style and dedicate that episode to her.

    During The Sopranos, one of the best characters (the Sopranos grandmother) died in real life. She was irreplaceable. They actually CGI'd her face and dubbed her voice in one episode so that they could write her in for closure. It was horrifying.

  130. Mormegil
    Posted August 1, 2011 at 2:05 pm | Permalink

    Yellow Dog: Shandy, Crap! I didn’t know Margaret John had died. Rats.

    Epic Awesomesauce: and dedicate that episode to her.

    Ep 3 had an “In Memory of” for her in the end credits.

  131. Lina
    Posted August 1, 2011 at 5:52 pm | Permalink

    I was torn between Irri and Osha, but I went with Osha because I thought Natalia Tena had a bit more to do, to put it frankly. I loved Amrita as Irri – I thought she was perfect – but Natalia really brought a different energy to Osha than in the books. She might have been a bit theatrical or overdramatic in moments, but overall I really liked the way she portrayed the character.

  132. the goat
    Posted August 1, 2011 at 11:49 pm | Permalink

    Dreamlife,

    Cat had nearly as much screen time as Cersei or Dany, but its really a moot point, this is just an online poll and it’d be pretty boring if there were only two choices.

  133. elanor
    Posted August 2, 2011 at 6:13 pm | Permalink

    I choose Margaret John. I can still hear her saying ‘My sweet summer child… What do you know about fear?’ One of my favourite scenes of the show :)

  134. Wildling
    Posted August 3, 2011 at 7:00 am | Permalink

    Wow, that was some hard choice to make. I personally had to decide between … like, nearly everyone. IMO, Mia Soteriu, Sibel Kekilli and Roxanne McKee didn’t give weak performances, they were great – but not amazing. I liked them and do say they did a great job bringing their characters to life, but considering the other nominated actresses, they’re not my faves. Margaret John and Susan Brown were really great, too, but I liked Natalia Tena and Amrita Acharia even better. It’s a really hard choice between the four of them, but in the end I have to admit I go for Osha. Irri is very, very close though.

  135. Matthias Hinkelmann
    Posted August 3, 2011 at 9:14 am | Permalink

    DOES ANYBODY KNOW WHEN wic IS GOING TO SHOW US WHO WON? NOT JUST FOR THIS CATEGORY, BUT FOR ALL!?!

  136. Moony
    Posted August 3, 2011 at 11:58 am | Permalink

    Natalia Tena FTW!

  137. Strepsi
    Posted August 3, 2011 at 6:05 pm | Permalink

    Ryan Michael,
    Wow, you’re one tough b*tch to please!

    I voted Mirri, she creepily walked the edge of sympathetic or vengeful motives, just as in the books

  138. shadallion
    Posted August 4, 2011 at 11:15 am | Permalink

    What do you know of fear, summer child?

    OLD NAN

  139. shadallion
    Posted August 4, 2011 at 11:17 am | Permalink

    Who was the porno star that was supposed to be cast as a Dothraki handmaid?

  140. Granna
    Posted August 5, 2011 at 12:03 pm | Permalink

    Margaret John as Old Nan. Gone far too soon and left us great memories.

  141. Connie
    Posted August 7, 2011 at 8:21 am | Permalink

    Natalia Tena !!!! She is the best <3

  142. Sing
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 6:47 pm | Permalink

    How can I see the results?


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