WiCnet Awards Season Two: Best Scene Stealer
By Winter Is Coming on in Awards.

This week’s category for the WiCnet Awards is a new one: best scene stealer. There are so many great small roles played by fantastic actors in this show, that we felt it would be a shame not to recognize them in some way. So here is a list of five “scene stealer” nominees, they may have had a limited amount of screen but they made a big impact. Vote for your favorite and discuss your choice in the comments!


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131 Comments

  1. Carne
    Posted August 31, 2012 at 5:52 pm | Permalink

    I’ll have to go with Francis Magee.

  2. Tír Airgid
    Posted August 31, 2012 at 5:53 pm | Permalink

    Have to go with Jaqen. Yoren is a close second, but the flesh is weak…. ;)
    Love Bronn too, but I’m sure he’ll have more scenes next season so Jaqen it is.

  3. Lex
    Posted August 31, 2012 at 5:54 pm | Permalink

    They’re all good, but I had to vote for Bronn. One of those unexpected but brilliant pieces of casting.

    But I probably would have voted for Varys, if he was included.

  4. Shannon
    Posted August 31, 2012 at 5:56 pm | Permalink

    Jaqen, hands down. I actually found myself wishing they would change the script so as to keep Tom Wlaschiha in the show longer.

  5. Mrs. H'ghar
    Posted August 31, 2012 at 5:59 pm | Permalink

    A woman must vote for her beloved Jaqen. He was the biggest scene stealer of the entire season! It is known! Yoren is runner-up, but since he got “best death” props and we will have other chances to vote for some of the others there is no question…VOTE FOR TOM/Jaqen!!!

  6. dodgefromfleabottom
    Posted August 31, 2012 at 6:01 pm | Permalink

    the king is a little xxxx

  7. MetalgoddessAMB
    Posted August 31, 2012 at 6:02 pm | Permalink

    boy this is a tough one!

  8. Watson
    Posted August 31, 2012 at 6:02 pm | Permalink

    Francis Magee for me. He took what could have been a thankless and forgettable role and made more of it than anyone could have expected.

    I’d give Donald Sumpter some love too.

  9. Mrs. H'ghar
    Posted August 31, 2012 at 6:04 pm | Permalink

    Shannon:
    Jaqen, hands down. I actually found myself wishing they would change the script so as to keep Tom Wlaschiha in the show longer.

    Great idea, a woman agrees that TW/Jaqen could have stayed on in an expanded role, but who knows? Since he is still alive, he could change his face into another role and re-emerge as TW/Jaqen in another season? Anything is possible in a fantasy world.

  10. The Rabbit
    Posted August 31, 2012 at 6:04 pm | Permalink

    Went with Bronn, though Yoren was excellent as well.

  11. lovesduncan
    Posted August 31, 2012 at 6:04 pm | Permalink

    Jaqen, without question. I, too, was hoping for a change in storytelling so that Tom Wlaschiha would continue to be in the show.

    Not sure about Pyat Pree’s inclusion on this list. He was a little too weird.

  12. uno0
    Posted August 31, 2012 at 6:06 pm | Permalink

    Yup – before I read any names, I immediately thought, “Varys”, and would love to have voted for Bronn, but had to go with Jaqen. Tom W. inhabited the character so fully and even upped the ante in his portrayal.

  13. Macha
    Posted August 31, 2012 at 6:09 pm | Permalink

    Francis Magee it is. *spits*

  14. Cary Storm
    Posted August 31, 2012 at 6:09 pm | Permalink

    Totally went for Bronn. I suppose it’s a matter of taste. Although I must say, this poll is very male heavy. There were no women scene stealers?

  15. NewJeffCT
    Posted August 31, 2012 at 6:10 pm | Permalink

    Bronn was great, but I voted for Magee – he really captured the spirit of Yoren and made him become even more on screen.

  16. Winter Is Coming
    Posted August 31, 2012 at 6:11 pm | Permalink

    Conleth Hill as Varys was included in our best supporting actor category. This category is really for those roles that only appear in a handful of scenes/episodes, yet manage to make an impact. Jerome Flynn as Bronn is borderline here, since he does get a good bit of screentime compared to the rest of these, but we decided to include him because he’s a huge fan favorite and we knew we’d have a mutiny on our hands if we didn’t.

  17. Black as Snow
    Posted August 31, 2012 at 6:11 pm | Permalink

    Oooh, definitely a tough choice between Bronn and Jaqen. I’m going with Jaqen because I couldn’t take my eyes off him whenever he was in a scene. Bronn is awesome and definitely a scene stealer, but not in the same way.

  18. acvg1987
    Posted August 31, 2012 at 6:15 pm | Permalink

    BRONN

    lets give to “mr. one-liners”
    I love game of thrones but this man (actor) made my (non book reading) fiance love it too

  19. dodgefromfleabottom
    Posted August 31, 2012 at 6:16 pm | Permalink

    sam probably deserved to be in this catogory too

  20. Katarzyna Jastrzębska
    Posted August 31, 2012 at 6:18 pm | Permalink

    A man who has the honour to be called Jaqen H’ghar has not stolen the scene – a man has owned it. It was evidently asking a man to own it.

    A girl thinks she wishes that she was that scene…

  21. YvyB
    Posted August 31, 2012 at 6:19 pm | Permalink

    That was soooo hard , Went for Jaqen in the end , tho I love Bronn too and yes Sam!

  22. Cary Storm
    Posted August 31, 2012 at 6:20 pm | Permalink

    dodgefromfleabottom:
    sam probably deserved to be in this catogory too

    Sam is definitely a lead character with a lot of normal screen time. So not really.

  23. Olive
    Posted August 31, 2012 at 6:31 pm | Permalink

    Jaqen. That “*sigh*-kids-these-days” look on his face when Arya urges him to kill Amory Lorch “NOW!!!” was just priceless xD

  24. Zack
    Posted August 31, 2012 at 6:35 pm | Permalink

    God but this one is hard. It’d be nigh impossible for me to choose between Bronn, Jaqen and Yoren. All so very memorable.

  25. dodgefromfleabottom
    Posted August 31, 2012 at 6:42 pm | Permalink

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    Cary Storm,

    598″>Cary Storm</strong i agree as a bookreader he is main just dont see him as that in the series. bronn not a big player in the books nor was joren so thats why i made that comment. first time ive commented on this great site although be following for a year now hope i dont make too many more siily comments

  26. Alan
    Posted August 31, 2012 at 6:45 pm | Permalink

    “There’s no cure for bein’ a cunt.”

    Went with Jerome Flynn’s Bronn over Francis Magee’s Yoren. Yes, it’s partially because he gets so many more great lines, but his chemistry with Dinklage is fantastic and he’s made the TV Show Bronn much more enjoyable and interesting than Book Bronn.

    As for Jaqen, while he was very good, I though Maisie generally ran away with those scenes, not Tom. It could be the cuteness factor, though.

  27. Connie
    Posted August 31, 2012 at 6:48 pm | Permalink

    This vote is too hard. Can I vote YES to all?

  28. YvyB
    Posted August 31, 2012 at 6:49 pm | Permalink

    Oh yeah and Edd! Love him , everytime for me he’s a scene stealer…

  29. Rygar
    Posted August 31, 2012 at 7:09 pm | Permalink

    Agreed. I’m voting for Edd. He received no love with the quotes and one liner polls. He needs some tenderness.

    YvyB:
    Oh yeah and Edd! Love him , everytimefor me he’s a scene stealer…

  30. SerCountryFriedSteak
    Posted August 31, 2012 at 7:11 pm | Permalink

    “Scene-stealer” to me would go to the Spice King. The character didn’t even get a name but he was more dynamic and interesting than Xaro and many other characters

  31. Nerd
    Posted August 31, 2012 at 7:28 pm | Permalink

    Why is Rose/Ygritte not on this list??? Maybe because she was not just a scene stealer, she was a season stealer in all things north of the wall?

  32. Ours is the Fury
    Posted August 31, 2012 at 7:30 pm | Permalink

    Nerd,

    Because she was on this list.

  33. Gendry'sPecs
    Posted August 31, 2012 at 7:45 pm | Permalink

    Yum

  34. Omar Brown
    Posted August 31, 2012 at 7:55 pm | Permalink

    Close call between Jaquen and Bronn, but Bronn is just so much win.

  35. Eli
    Posted August 31, 2012 at 8:07 pm | Permalink

    Ian Hanmore. Despite multiple plot-twists involving Pree which strained credulity, one always believed this actor.

  36. Tereeza777
    Posted August 31, 2012 at 8:26 pm | Permalink

    One Thousand and One Nights with Jaqen H’ghar

    Tom Wlaschiha = Jaqen H’ghar = the ultimate scene stealer. Mesmerizing, captivating and tantalizing ….. a Lorathi Assassin whose eyes alone could launch a thousand ships.

    But we fan girls want what is ours. One scene they must give us – perhaps more, but no less, and we’ll be done. The Red God demands it, and so do we. We deserve to see Jaqen H’ghar bathing in the Turkish Baths of Braavos ….. with serving girls pouring water over his body and belly dancers performing for his pleasure – isolations, undulations, serpentine hips, snake arms and shimmies – all to the music of “Valar Morghulis” and “Tabla Toy” by Beats Antique.

    They stole Jaqen’s Hot Tub scene at Harrenhal from us —– they have to give it back!

    We are belly dancers, we are ready to dance, and we are on our way to Braavos to try and find our favorite Faceless Man. Braavos is said to look like Venice. Braavos is also said to have Turkish Baths located in many parts of the city. The figure of a man, in a hooded red robe, is often seen in the backstreets and alleyways near the Baths of Ragman’s Harbour – the darker, seedier and more dangerous side of town. That man is said to be Jaqen H’ghar.

    p.s. To Mrs. H’ghar – we have a huge crush on your gorgeous husband! We had hoped that the “new” Faceless Man would be played by the same actor – wearing exotic eye makeup, long black hair with platinum streaks down one side, a golden tooth, etc. Nothing against the new actor – it’s just that we had already fallen in love with the original version. We are keeping our fingers crossed that the original Jaqen will reappear someday – hopefully, in the Turkish Baths of Braavos.

    We’ve included a vid (first 2 1/2 min.) which features some of our favorite Faceless Men (and Women) vamping for the camera in Braavos – can you tell which one is Jaqen? Also, our belly dance music “Tabla Toy” – hypnotizing music for a hypnotizing assassin.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGdFHJXciAQ
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUC8izazhyU

    Shimmies,
    The Red Goddesses of Islamorada

  37. Olive
    Posted August 31, 2012 at 8:56 pm | Permalink

    What about Varys? What about Brienne, Yigrette, Margery, Arya, or any of the other female cast members? Why was this poll so male centric? There were a lot a great scene stealing moments from the female cast members. This poll is bunk.

  38. b'uckles
    Posted August 31, 2012 at 9:03 pm | Permalink

    Mrs. H’ghar:
    A woman must vote for her beloved Jaqen. He was the biggest scene stealer of the entire season! It is known! Yoren is runner-up, but since he got “best death” props and we will have other chances to vote for some of the others there is no question…VOTE FOR TOM/Jaqen!!!

    I do! I vote for Jaqen!

  39. TheNed
    Posted August 31, 2012 at 9:04 pm | Permalink

    Had to go with Magee simply because the awesomeness of his character was so unexpected. His one-on-one scene with Arya was one of the best monologues in the season. A very plausible non-canon backstory and was delivered brilliantly.

    Everyone else on this list was great too, although I’m not sure I would call Pree a scene stealer. No fault of the actor’s on that one though.

  40. WildSeed
    Posted August 31, 2012 at 9:12 pm | Permalink

    Mrs. H’ghar:
    A woman must vote for her beloved Jaqen. He was the biggest scene stealer of the entire season! It is known! Yoren is runner-up, but since he got “best death” props and we will have other chances to vote for some of the others there is no question…VOTE FOR TOM/Jaqen!!!

    I support your claim m’lady.

  41. WildSeed
    Posted August 31, 2012 at 9:14 pm | Permalink

    Winter Is Coming:
    Conleth Hill as Varys was included in our best supporting actor category. This category is really for those roles that only appear in a handful of scenes/episodes, yet manage to make an impact. Jerome Flynn as Bronn is borderline here, since he does get a good bit of screentime compared to the rest of these, but we decided to include him because he’s a huge fan favorite and we knew we’d have a mutiny on our hands if we didn’t.

    Thanks for the clarification because I was a bit torn , now I may decide easily.

  42. Winter Is Coming
    Posted August 31, 2012 at 9:23 pm | Permalink

    Olive, all those were included in the best and best supporting actor and actress categories. This category is for the roles that didn’t get enough screentime to be in consideration for those awards.

  43. purplejilly
    Posted August 31, 2012 at 9:25 pm | Permalink

    You know, we should name these awards, probably call them the “WiCies” or something else more clever. You guys and gals should make up a paper certificate or something to give to the winners. I say even a cheap trophy or something. And we also need to have some WiC specific categories, like Best Supporter of The Bottom (would be the person who interacts the most with the fans, say whoever interacts the most on Twitter or the boards here)
    Then have a Daily Raven episode devoted to reading the categories and announcing the winners, and then get responses from the winners if they’ll participate, they can just send a youtube video with their response so there is no access issue, or just an email response if they want to do that. You should make these as prestigious as you can, and get the cast bragging about their WiCies to each other! I mean look at the Golden Globes, who the heck is the Hollywood Foreign Press Association? We’re more important than they are! LOL..

  44. Tereeza777
    Posted August 31, 2012 at 9:29 pm | Permalink

    Katarzyna Jastrzębska,

    Greetings from Florida!

    I recognize your “avatar” from another site! Your gifs and posts are the best; your knowledge of English and German is insanely great, and PLEASE don’t ever stop posting about Tom Wlaschiha and Jaqen H’ghar !!
    -Tereeza

  45. Mrs. H'ghar
    Posted August 31, 2012 at 9:45 pm | Permalink

    Tereeza777:
    One Thousand and One Nights with Jaqen H’ghar

    Tom Wlaschiha = Jaqen H’ghar = the ultimate scene stealer.Mesmerizing, captivating and tantalizing ….. a Lorathi Assassin whose eyes alone could launch a thousand ships.
    ….
    They stole Jaqen’s Hot Tub scene at Harrenhal from us —– they have to give it back!

    p.s. To Mrs. H’ghar – we have a huge crush on your gorgeous husband!
    … Also, our belly dance music “Tabla Toy” – hypnotizing music for a hypnotizing assassin.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGdFHJXciAQ
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUC8izazhyU

    Shimmies,
    TheRed Goddesses of Islamorada

    A woman must agree that we were robbed of the hot tub scene…perhaps D&D can bring it back in another season to re-introduce our Jaqen/TomW in another plot line that they write just for us!!!!! Wouldn’t that be sweet. The possibilities are endless.

    TheRed Goddesses of Islamorada, a woman appreciated your video links and the music was very simpatico with Jaqen’s theme on the soundtrack IMO. Admirers are always welcome within reasonable boundaries…gazing from afar is within bounds. What’s the saying, “It never hurts to look”??? Shimmy on Lorathi-loving sisters!

  46. Obsidian
    Posted August 31, 2012 at 9:45 pm | Permalink

    Well I’ve always loved Jaqen ( the character ) and was very delighted with Tom ( but , sadly, not all the writing for his character.)..Still, when faced with the decision , I had to vote for Francis Magee / Yoren , who I would never have predicted developing such a (! gulp!) fondness for.

  47. Mrs. H'ghar
    Posted August 31, 2012 at 9:53 pm | Permalink

    Katarzyna Jastrzębska:
    A man who has the honour to be called Jaqen H’ghar has not stolen the scene – a man has owned it. It was evidently asking a man to own it.

    A girl thinks she wishes that she was that scene…

    A woman must agree…Jaqen/TomW OWNED his every scene! And, as imagination is a beautiful thing, you can be that scene in your imagination with the blessing of “the Mrs.” Lothari are a generous people, we share because we care (unless we have to kill, that is another matter).

  48. Mrs. H'ghar
    Posted August 31, 2012 at 9:59 pm | Permalink

    purplejilly:
    You know, we should name these awards, probably call them the “WiCies” or something else more clever.You guys and gals should make up a paper certificate or something to give to the winners.I say even a cheap trophy or something.And we also need to have some WiC specific categories, like Best Supporter of The Bottom (would be the person who interacts the most with the fans, say whoever interacts the most on Twitter or the boards here)
    Then have a Daily Raven episode devoted to reading the categories and announcing the winners, and then get responses from the winners if they’ll participate, they can just send a youtube video with their response so there is no access issue, or just an email response if they want to do that.You should make these as prestigious as you can, and get the cast bragging about their WiCies to each other!I mean look at the Golden Globes, who the heck is the Hollywood Foreign Press Association?We’re more important than they are! LOL..

    The WiCees it is! (sounds like Stickies, but with a w) Works for this woman! As I did not observe the WiCies from last year, were no certificates given? One would think even a printed out certificate, with appropriate design and placed in a simple matte and sent to their agent, would be a wonderful honor for an actor as a token of appreciation for their work from true fans.

  49. Jaqe
    Posted August 31, 2012 at 10:02 pm | Permalink

    A man has voted.

  50. Amanda
    Posted August 31, 2012 at 10:31 pm | Permalink

    Was very torn between Yoren and Jaqen… Had to go with Yoren though. That scene with Arya about his brother being murdered was just so amazingly delivered and well-acted.

  51. Ryan
    Posted August 31, 2012 at 10:31 pm | Permalink

    Really hard between Yoren, Jaqen, and Bronn. I don’t know who to choose!!

  52. Mrs. H'ghar
    Posted August 31, 2012 at 10:40 pm | Permalink

    Ryan:
    Really hard between Yoren, Jaqen, and Bronn. I don’t know who to choose!!

    Though all were excellent, Yoren was nominated in another category and Bronn in other categories as well, so – VOTE FOR JAQEN/TomW!!!

  53. Varamyr Fourskins
    Posted August 31, 2012 at 10:55 pm | Permalink

    I was expecting Jaqen to be a slick character, but Yoren really came out of nowhere. Perhaps it’s unfair to view the show in light of the books, rather than letting it stand alone as its own product, but it’s pretty much an inevitability book-readers will have certain expectations going in.

    And that’s just the thing. I had absolutely no expectations whatsoever for Yoren’s character. I didn’t really think about him one way or the other. I remembered him, and didn’t dislike his character, but he didn’t really stand out one way or the other, like a Jaqen, or a Pyatt Pree did. He walked, he talked, he died. And that was about it.

    But, he really made his mark on the show, in what little time he had on screen. And that’s a credit to the actor. Francis McGee made an afterthought of a character 3 dimensional, and that’s not so easy to do.

  54. princess val
    Posted August 31, 2012 at 11:33 pm | Permalink

    My first instinct was Bronn. But he gets so much screen time I don’t know that he counts as a scene stealer…and I love Joe Dempsie as Gendry but in my mind he’s too much of a main character (I recognize this may be my own bias). Had to go with Yoren. As others have said, the actor took such a tiny, insignificant part and did amazing things with it. Pretty much the definition of a scene stealer in my mind!

  55. The Young Wolf
    Posted August 31, 2012 at 11:44 pm | Permalink

    Voted for Mr. H’ghar! Sad to see him go.

  56. Jen@House Stark
    Posted September 1, 2012 at 12:07 am | Permalink

    Mrs. H’ghar:
    A woman must vote for her beloved Jaqen. He was the biggest scene stealer of the entire season! It is known! Yoren is runner-up, but since he got “best death” props and we will have other chances to vote for some of the others there is no question…VOTE FOR TOM/Jaqen!!!

    Yes, what this lady says! I voted for Tom how-the-7-hells-do-you-pronounce-my-last-name!

  57. Hawk
    Posted September 1, 2012 at 12:18 am | Permalink

    The direwolves and dragons were the biggest scene stealers for me, I suppose they don’t count here though.
    Had to go with Yoren because he had one of the best moments of the whole season.

  58. glenn
    Posted September 1, 2012 at 12:23 am | Permalink

    bronn hands down

  59. omer
    Posted September 1, 2012 at 12:31 am | Permalink

    tom wlaschiha! no questions asked!

  60. King Stannis I
    Posted September 1, 2012 at 1:08 am | Permalink

    Francis had by far the best death scene. I was in awe of his performance.

  61. Alex Also
    Posted September 1, 2012 at 2:15 am | Permalink

    Mrs. H’ghar,

    I’m sorry Mrs H’ghar, your husband was too likeable and not at all scary. I can understand why you wanted to marry him but I have trouble believing he murders easily.

    Bronn and Yoren were perfectly cast and completely believable and well-written. But the vote has to go to Pyat Pree who was strange and creepy and scary, above and beyond expectations.

  62. Arkash
    Posted September 1, 2012 at 2:55 am | Permalink

    Ian Hanmore !

    His Pyat Pree was excellent !

  63. Winturd
    Posted September 1, 2012 at 3:02 am | Permalink

    Why wasn’t that naked girl that sat on Bronn’s lap in the Black Water episode included? she stole the scene for me! [but then again that scene was shit..]

  64. Pepi
    Posted September 1, 2012 at 3:16 am | Permalink

    Lucian Msamati should be on this list. His interaction with Davos was brilliant. I hope he gets some more screen time in S3. Voting for Bronn. :P

  65. Arthur
    Posted September 1, 2012 at 3:27 am | Permalink

    The actor that played Jaqen was really good. So good in fact, I really hope D&D write him back in the TV series in future episodes when Arya’s storyline progresses. His body language, the way his facial expressions were, his voice and how he spoke really was amazing. I hope we see him again, I really do… If not, like I said before he will be one of the most badass underused characters, right up there with Darth Maul and Lord Darkness from that Legend movie…

  66. Bad Dog
    Posted September 1, 2012 at 3:44 am | Permalink

    Eli:
    Ian Hanmore. Despite multiple plot-twists involving Pree which strained credulity, one always believed this actor.

    Agreed. Despite the Qarth storyline being badly mishandled IMO, Pyat Pree was portrayed quite excellently. Also, he was pretty much the only one there who brought the creepiness from the book to the screen.

  67. Currer Bell
    Posted September 1, 2012 at 3:55 am | Permalink

    One had to go with Bronn but only after one’s hormones stopped twitching for shirtless Gendry and Jaqen in that Lannister armor. One is also ashamed to admit one tried to mark more than one circle. Drat! One hates being outfoxed by a machine.

  68. Aegon the Conqueror
    Posted September 1, 2012 at 4:14 am | Permalink

    Oh this isa tough one, the badassery of Yoren, the charm of Jaqen or the humour and attitude of Bron? One probably has to hack the system and vote for all three!

  69. Dave Brownell
    Posted September 1, 2012 at 4:54 am | Permalink

    Bronn all the way

  70. Meera Stark
    Posted September 1, 2012 at 5:10 am | Permalink

    Strange, how in such “cool” categories like “scene stealer” or “one liner” etc. there is never a female nominee….
    And there would have been some women worth nominating. I think Margery or Osha could have been in “scene stealer” as well, or even Ygritte, Yara and Brienne, they may be fan favorites and get more important later on, but they didn’t have that much screen time in the show this year.

  71. Gorrean
    Posted September 1, 2012 at 5:11 am | Permalink

    Very tough choice. Had to go with Yoren, with Jaqen close second.

  72. Aegon the Conqueror
    Posted September 1, 2012 at 5:15 am | Permalink

    Currer Bell,

    It’s easy to get around that if you know how.

  73. sonja
    Posted September 1, 2012 at 5:56 am | Permalink

    Gendry hands down. He protects Arya, Ned loved him, and he’s the rightful King.

  74. Simbelmyne
    Posted September 1, 2012 at 6:29 am | Permalink

    Definitely Jaqen H’ghar!!! :) My Number One!
    II – Yoren, III – Pyat Pree (sooo creepy!) and IV – Bronn.

  75. Aegon the Conqueror
    Posted September 1, 2012 at 6:51 am | Permalink

    Meera Stark,

    I think next week will be the big female vote. Best female actress.

  76. Olive
    Posted September 1, 2012 at 7:18 am | Permalink

    Winter Is Coming,

    Okay, thanks for clearing that up.

  77. Ours is the Fury
    Posted September 1, 2012 at 7:38 am | Permalink

    Meera Stark,

    As we already said, those women you mention were nominated in the Best Supporting Actress category. The only one who didn’t make that list was Osha, because the show has lots of great supporting actresses. And Osha was certainly too big a role for this category since she was almost in the other one.
    And I stand by the One-Liner nominees.

  78. Rodger
    Posted September 1, 2012 at 9:05 am | Permalink

    Hmm. No love for Hot Pie? He was the first one that came to mind when I saw the subject.

  79. Al Swearengen
    Posted September 1, 2012 at 9:45 am | Permalink

    Why is there no option for The Spice King ??? And really Joe Dempsie, in my opinion he’s one of the weakest actors on the show.

  80. Winturd
    Posted September 1, 2012 at 10:15 am | Permalink

    sonja,

    He’s not the rightful king! He is bastard-born

  81. Rygar
    Posted September 1, 2012 at 10:25 am | Permalink

    I am sorry to disappoint the Mrs., but Jaqen didn’t “steal” any scenes for me. I felt that he was owned by Arya in every scene except the last one. Bronn was great, but I wouldn’t say he stole anything away from Tyrion either as the both were great in their scenes together.

    Thats why I picked Yoren once again. Loved the scene where he pulls the sword out on the guards leg. No one else mattered in that scene.

    I must admit that Edd would have been my second choice if he was on this poll.

  82. Currer Bell
    Posted September 1, 2012 at 12:43 pm | Permalink

    Aegon the Conqueror,

    Do tell, please.

  83. Arthur
    Posted September 1, 2012 at 12:45 pm | Permalink

    Meera Stark,

    Don’t worry Meera, next season you will be a fan fav for sure… With your frogspear and net and bow. U r going to be awesome!

  84. Zack
    Posted September 1, 2012 at 1:06 pm | Permalink

    Al Swearengen,

    I’m quite liking his Gendry; despite his age I feel like he really gets the character. But he’s not the ‘scene stealing’ sort, IMO.

    I’ve thought more on voting here and I think it’s got to be Bronn with Yoren losing in a squeaker just because there are fewer Yoren scenes than Bronn scenes and since they both own all their scenes it’s got to be Bronn.

  85. TheFlayedLady
    Posted September 1, 2012 at 2:40 pm | Permalink

    Oh Jaqen… why did we not have the bath scene :( But I’ll vote for you all the time. Though it’s tough as Gendry has a body I’d like to rub oil on….

    But where is Daniel Portman aka Podrick Payne??? He’s so cute I wanna…well…can’t say on here…

    Sorry for being a Fangirl today :D

  86. loco73
    Posted September 1, 2012 at 2:58 pm | Permalink

    On this one I had to go with Mr. J one of the most enigmatic and captivating characters in both the novels and series.

    PS. I just finished getting through reading about a certain reddish feast, and must confess that it has been a while since I’ve been so disturbed reading something. It’s been days since I have opened the book. I still have to digest everything.

  87. Calli
    Posted September 1, 2012 at 3:37 pm | Permalink

    I’m going with Gendry’s abs. They certainly caught my attention in that scene.

  88. Joshua Taylor
    Posted September 1, 2012 at 3:49 pm | Permalink

    loco73,

    Know that we all feel your pain. Joffrey doesn’t seem as bad now does he?

    Thus completes your initiation to A Song of Ice and Fire.

  89. sonja
    Posted September 1, 2012 at 4:05 pm | Permalink

    Winturd,

    Gendry…… Born of Robert and Cersei, she just threw him away without Robert knowing.

  90. Shinyteapot
    Posted September 1, 2012 at 4:18 pm | Permalink

    Probably too large a role, but I wish the Hound was in this category. So many brilliant performances in Blackwater, but he quietly steals the whole episode.

  91. Harry The Heir
    Posted September 1, 2012 at 4:37 pm | Permalink

    I vote Jaq hands down!

  92. darquemode
    Posted September 1, 2012 at 6:34 pm | Permalink

    Not even a contest in my mind…. Jerome Flynn as Bronn hands down.

    He never was the focus of the scene and yet he stole many a scene with simple glances or his one–liners. Most of the others on the list were often the focus of their scenes unlike Bronn who was always second or third chair.

  93. Kharn9
    Posted September 1, 2012 at 7:05 pm | Permalink

    You wouldn’t know him.

  94. Julian Walker
    Posted September 1, 2012 at 7:56 pm | Permalink

    I’m going to pick Francis McGee. He stood out in season one with that scene involving him Joseph Mawle and Peter Dinklage, but this season he stole just about every scene that he was in. That one sequence where he tells Arya about the boy Wilhem and his dead brother was charged with emotion.

    “Wilhem, Wilhem, Wilhem”

    Gave me chills!

    I would have picked Joe Dempsie, but he had that one scene with Arya where he figured out that she was girl and that was about it. You see him pop up again in Harrenhal as eye candy but he didn’t do too much afterwards.

    Tom Whatever His Name Is was good as Jacqen, but like with Arya’s storyline this season, it lacked so kind of bite. I was hoping for a bit more from the story that he was in, so I guess its an issue of the material he was given. Though I think that alot of folks will vote for him because he’s estrogen bait. Nothing wrong with that, its just in terms of acting who stole the show for me was Yoren. A small role made into a three dimensional character. Jacqen didn’t do nothin’ but cement his badassery, nothing wrong with that either (see Bronn), but I guess my large compliant resides with the whole Harrenhal story in the first place.

    To me, Arya’s story started out interesting with Goldcloaks and Gendry and Yoren’s death, then when it got to Harrenhal it got kinda silly. I know people love the Tywin and Arya scenes but they got somewhat repetitive after the first time. I dunno guess Im in a ranting mood today.

  95. Julian Walker
    Posted September 1, 2012 at 8:14 pm | Permalink

    Also, if I may continue forth in my bitching, I would like to talk about something that’s been bugging the hell out of me since the casting for season 3 started. How exactly is Robert’s Rebellion going to makes its return into series? I mean in the first season they made the Rebellion in to an expository exercise, mentioning the Kingslayer, Ned’s father, Trident, and all that stuff every now and again during the season, but it was hardly mentioned in season 2.

    Even more upsetting now characters like the Reeds and the Martells will play a crucial roles these upcoming season but how will their introduction be made? Will we see some exposition like we did in season 1?

    Jojen: Hello Bran. I’m the son of an unseen and elusive character that plays an important role in the your father’s offscreen epic battle that also happens to tie into one of series most important mysteries. I can also do the whole green dream thing like you and……um….yeah

    Viewer: What the fuck? Who is this kid again?

    Oberyn: Tyrion, I am the brother of an unseen and ever elusive lord of one of the most powerful families in the Seven Kingdoms. I am here to avenge my family on behalf of an event that takes place offscreen. I will repeatedly refer to this event a least several times before my untimely death. Hopefully my repetitive and lengthy exposition will fill in non readers of Game of Thrones.

    Viewers: What the fuck?!

    You see, I am not some book purist who thinks that every detail of the novels ought to crammed into 10 hours of screen time, but I don’t think that the writers are wisely setting up the future characters to be introduced. I don’t need a Battle of Trident flashback, but a quick flashback at the Tower of Joy or even the murder of Targaryen king would be nice. Something…..I can only imagine that the exposition will get worse when a character like Jon Connington or Aegeon Targaryen is introduced. I don’t mean to come off as a snob or book purist, but I think just few flashbacks this season could certainly help. Devoting time to a character like Ros is something that infuriates me, as that time could be used to talk about something else.

  96. Zack
    Posted September 1, 2012 at 8:48 pm | Permalink

    Julian Walker,

    +1

    When we are getting 10 hours per book, and LotR films got 3, I would expect things to be handled much as you do. 10 hours is a lot of time, and we’re still seeing insane amounts of material be ignored in the adaptation because of some aversion to flashbacks for some reason that doesn’t seem all that logical to me. I think we’d still be subjected to Ros even if this were to change, because as uninteresting as the character is she is there for more important people to monologue at, and until they can figure out a less clumsy way to fit those expository bits in there I think we will just have to be used to her.

  97. Gabriel David Ross
    Posted September 1, 2012 at 10:15 pm | Permalink

    Bronn is amazing and is one of my favorites, but Tom Wlaschiha as Jaqen H’ghar seals the deal for me. He did an amazing job bringing that character to life. My wife loves him. She’s her favorite minor character in the show. I tend to agree.

  98. Mrs. H'ghar
    Posted September 1, 2012 at 11:03 pm | Permalink

    loco73:
    PS. I just finished getting through reading about a certain reddish feast, and must confess that it has been a while since I’ve been so disturbed reading something. It’s been days since I have opened the book. I still have to digest everything.

    A woman just read that chapter again for the 3rd time, and still required Tylenol PM’s to get me to sleep after. Just so cruel and tragic, so disturbing, so evil, a woman must keep repeating what another poster has said elsewhere…”Freylor Marghulis.” They will pay, oh, a woman hopes they. will. pay.

  99. Joshua Taylor
    Posted September 2, 2012 at 12:05 am | Permalink

    Julian Walker,

    Two words: Barristan Selmy

    And casual viewers will get frakked over but loyal non-reader viewers have picked up Dorne, Dornish Ale, the Martell words, Rhaegar, Lyanna, Maester Aemon, Tywin “butchering them”, “the Martells loathe us” add in “Arstan” moments and Robert’s rebellion is more than just hinted at.

  100. Tar Kidho
    Posted September 2, 2012 at 3:39 am | Permalink

    loco73,
    Mrs. H’ghar,

    I have read the books but for people that haven’t read them and want to keep all the excitement for the tv series these kind of spoilers are really horrible! Saying that you’ve been seriously disturbed by “a certain reddish feast” is like hinting at a beheading at the end of book 1 without telling it’s about Ned. And of course saying “Freylor Morghulis” is even worse! Non-readers reading your comments are not stupid you know, they will deduce that something bloody will happen during a feast in season 3. When the series reaches the marriage at the Twins they will be expecting something “cruel and tragic, so disturbing, so evil” and hence spoil a big part of the shock. SO PLEASE PUT SPOILER TAGS WITH POSTS LIKE THIS!!!

  101. Tar Kidho
    Posted September 2, 2012 at 3:57 am | Permalink

    I never really got all the fuz about Tom Wlaschiha as Jaqen (in the books he was far more captivating in my mind’s eye) and although I love Jerome Flynn I think Bronn is out of place here since his part is too large in comparison to the others (with the history of season 1 added to his character development). Since Joe dempsie’s part wasn’t very memorable this year, that leaves Hanmore and Magee.

    Yoren’s story arc this year was epic, and Magee did a great job with it. At first I thought I’d vote for him, but upon reflection I went for Hanmore, since Pyat Pree was a completely new small character that managed to make a huge impact. From the first time you saw Hanmore in make-up and costume, you just knew he would BE Pyat Pree, and his acting complemented the image perfectly.

  102. Ceinwyn
    Posted September 2, 2012 at 4:36 am | Permalink

    Aside from Gendry being bastard born… he’s the son of a rebel king. We also still don’t know how Jon Snow fits in the the whole scheme of things, as far as I’m concerned he is very likely Rheagar’s bastard, not Ned’s. Prentending that Jon is Ned’s bastard protects both his sister’s reputation and Jon’s very existence. Can’t wait for the next book!!!!!!!!! I’m just going to be very angry with Mr.Martin if he decides to let Jon’s parentage remain a mystery, because really, predictability is not his strong suit! p.s. could the not have found a better actor to play Jon Snow, at least one that’s not so pouty with big confused eyes? UGH…
    Olive,

    Winturd,

  103. garyd
    Posted September 2, 2012 at 7:05 am | Permalink

    I had to go with Bronn, simply for the way Jerome Flynn plays the character. British viewres will remember Jerome playing Paddy Garvy in the nineties hit Brithish show Soldier, soldier. A very very different character to Bronn. And he came up with the classic line ‘there is no cure for been a c**t.

  104. Joshua Taylor
    Posted September 2, 2012 at 11:02 am | Permalink

    I’m surprised there really isn’t a lot of Julian Glover love here or in other forums because he is Pycelle to the T! What a wonderfully rotten to the core, corrupt old man he portrays. The way he convinces us with his frailty and doting air but he is a monster make no mistake. The scene in Valar Morghulis where he is gloating over Tyrion was perfection. General Fucking Veers for the win!

  105. shirley
    Posted September 2, 2012 at 3:43 pm | Permalink

    How do you see the results?

  106. Jane
    Posted September 2, 2012 at 3:51 pm | Permalink

    Scene stealer you say… easy, that’s Sandor for telling the king to beep off. Bwhahaha.

  107. loco73
    Posted September 2, 2012 at 5:57 pm | Permalink

    Mrs. H’ghar,

    I hope they all drown inrivers of blood! I want them to suffer, and if that comes at the hands of either Jon Snow or Dany, then even better!

  108. Mrs. H'ghar
    Posted September 2, 2012 at 5:58 pm | Permalink

    Tar Kidho:
    loco73,
    Mrs. H’ghar,

    I have read the books but for people that haven’t read them and want to keep all the excitement for the tv series these kind of spoilers are really horrible! Saying that you’ve been seriously disturbed by “a certain reddish feast” is like hinting at a beheading at the end of book 1 without telling it’s about Ned. And of course saying “Freylor Morghulis” is even worse! Non-readers reading your comments are not stupid you know, they will deduce that something bloody will happen during a feast in season 3. When the series reaches the marriage at the Twins they will be expecting something “cruel and tragic, so disturbing, so evil” and hence spoil a big part of the shock. SO PLEASE PUT SPOILER TAGS WITH POSTS LIKE THIS!!!

    Alas, a woman apologizes for the lack of spoiler blocks, perhaps WiC can catch this and the other loco73 post where potential spoilers were present. A woman shall send a raven.

  109. loco73
    Posted September 2, 2012 at 6:02 pm | Permalink

    Joshua Taylor,

    Thanks for the reply. Always looking forward to them, you are a guide for the un-initiated.

  110. Winter Is Coming
    Posted September 2, 2012 at 6:23 pm | Permalink

    shirley, the results to this, and all the other categories, will be revealed in a few weeks time. Stay tuned!

  111. Mrs. H'ghar
    Posted September 2, 2012 at 6:32 pm | Permalink

    Winter Is Coming:
    shirley, the results to this, and all the other categories, will be revealed in a few weeks time. Stay tuned!

    Thanks for the spoiler help WiC!

  112. Joshua Taylor
    Posted September 2, 2012 at 6:41 pm | Permalink

    loco73,

    Your welcome.

    This is part of the healing process ;-)

    Embrace the pain: http://youtu.be/2EhFCdRcL2Y

    Fool’s blood! King’s Blood! Blood on the maiden’s thigh! But chains for the guest and chains for the bridegroom… Aye! Aye! Aye!

  113. Abyss
    Posted September 2, 2012 at 6:51 pm | Permalink

    Speaking of Tom Wlaschiha: This video hints, that he could be back for later seasons. – Not season 3 though.

  114. Mrs. H'ghar
    Posted September 2, 2012 at 7:50 pm | Permalink

    Abyss:
    Speaking of Tom Wlaschiha: This video hints, that he could be back for later seasons. – Not season 3 though.

    Nice catch! A woman is grateful for the link. There is hope we’ll see Jaqen again on GoT!

  115. Abyss
    Posted September 2, 2012 at 7:55 pm | Permalink

    Mrs. H’ghar,

    Lol, I knew you would like that.^^

  116. Mrs. H'ghar
    Posted September 2, 2012 at 8:06 pm | Permalink

    Clicking around a woman found a naughty page of Tom W pics for those who are still mourning the loss of the tub scene, definitely NSFW:

    http://mynewplaidpants.blogspot.com/2011/08/gratuitous-tom-wlaschiha.html

    A woman should probably not encourage this type thing, but oh well, gotta share.

  117. Ser Pounce
    Posted September 2, 2012 at 8:55 pm | Permalink

    Dominic Carter and Patrick Malahide

  118. Nigel Tufnel
    Posted September 2, 2012 at 9:34 pm | Permalink

    Yoren was awesome, a character who didn’t make that much of an impression on me when reading the books, but did in the show. Really will miss his character. Bronn was also great, but he was great in the books, and the show’s representation didn’t surprise me as much. Plus I think Bronn is more of a major character, I wouldn’t exactly call his a “small role”

  119. Nigel Tufnel
    Posted September 2, 2012 at 9:43 pm | Permalink

    Meera Stark:
    Strange, how in such “cool” categories like “scene stealer” or “one liner” etc. there is never a female nominee….
    And there would have been some women worth nominating. I think Margery or Osha could have been in “scene stealer” as well, or even Ygritte, Yara and Brienne, they may be fan favorites and get more important later on, but they didn’t have that much screen time in the show this year.

    Margaery is a major character IMO, should not be on this list, but good call on Osha, she should definitely be on it, probably in place of Bronn or Gendry. And what about Old Nan? (EDIT: Oh, this is only for Season 2, never mind about Old Nan :D)

  120. lonas
    Posted September 2, 2012 at 9:48 pm | Permalink

    It should be about Yoren or Jacquen and then I go for Yoren. Bronn shouldn´t even be in this category.

    Bronn . Bronn .Bronn. Always good to remember

    :http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvfDqF0-2yg

  121. Tereeza777
    Posted September 3, 2012 at 9:43 am | Permalink

    Mrs. H’ghar,

    Mrs. H’ghar: A woman must agree that we were robbed of the hot tub scene…perhaps D&D can bring it back in another season to re-introduce our Jaqen/TomW in another plot line that they write just for us!!!!! Wouldn’t that be sweet. The possibilities are endless.

    TheRed Goddesses of Islamorada, a woman appreciated your video links and the music was very simpatico with Jaqen’s theme on the soundtrack IMO. Admirers are always welcome within reasonable boundaries…gazing from afar is within bounds. What’s the saying, “It never hurts to look”??? Shimmy on Lorathi-loving sisters!

    Or perhaps GRRM could write a new story line for Jaqen. That’s all he needs – right? – more story lines to write !

    I read somewhere that GRRM grew up in Bayonne, NJ, so the man knows port cities like Braavos – sinister yet beautiful, transient yet enduring, dark yet full of hope – just like Jaqen :)
    Thank you for liking our belly dance music – Beats Antique is the best!

    We promise we will only look at Jaqen – we will not touch him. Cruel temptation though – like giving up chocolate for Lent.

    Shimmies,
    The RD of Islamorada

  122. Yellow Dog
    Posted September 4, 2012 at 2:11 pm | Permalink

    Mrs. H'ghar: A woman just read that chapter again for the 3rd time, and still required Tylenol PM’s to get me to sleep after. Just so cruel and tragic, so disturbing, so evil, a woman must keep repeating what another poster has said elsewhere…”Freylor Marghulis.” They will pay, oh, a woman hopes they. will. pay.

    That’s the reason I chose my very favorite part of Dances with Dragons. Wyman Manderly, FTW!

  123. Yellow Dog
    Posted September 4, 2012 at 2:14 pm | Permalink

    loco73: Mrs. H’ghar, I hope they all drown inrivers of blood! I want them to suffer, and if that comes at the hands of either Jon Snow or Dany, then even better!

    And Old Walder has to be the very last, after witnessing every single one of his progeny, grand-progeny, great-grand-progeny and great-great-grand-progeny die first.

  124. Mrs. H'ghar
    Posted September 4, 2012 at 2:38 pm | Permalink

    Yellow Dog: And Old Walder has to be the very last, after witnessing every single one of his progeny, grand-progeny, great-grand-progeny and great-great-grand-progeny die first.

    Agreed. A woman likes your strategy, or is it tactics?

  125. Abyss
    Posted September 4, 2012 at 3:15 pm | Permalink

    Mrs. H’ghar,

    No, it’s strategy.
    Strategy = big picture/long run (We want to win.)
    Tactics = small picture/short run (To win, we musst do X, Y and Z right now.)

  126. Mrs. H'ghar
    Posted September 4, 2012 at 3:39 pm | Permalink

    Abyss:
    Mrs. H’ghar,

    No, it’s strategy.
    Strategy = big picture/long run (We want to win.)
    Tactics= small picture/short run (To win, we musst do X, Y and Z right now.)

    A woman was jokingly referring to a conversation of Tyrion and Cersei (if memory serves) where the word-play was featured, but thanks for clarifying for those who need it!

  127. Abyss
    Posted September 4, 2012 at 3:51 pm | Permalink

    Mrs. H’ghar,

    Oh, I see….^^

  128. loco73
    Posted September 5, 2012 at 4:09 pm | Permalink

    Winter and everyone sorry about my comments, I did not mean to post spoilers, I was distraught about what I had just read.
    Mrs. H’ghar and Joshua Taylor, thanks once more for being my guides throught the pain being dolled out in ASOIF. I guess I’ll need more therapoy before this is done as the punches keep on rolling! But finally some justice at long last!

  129. Odessa Ash
    Posted September 5, 2012 at 8:12 pm | Permalink

    Jaqen and Gendry are hawt, but Bronn is badass and is comparable in humor to Tyrion

  130. Varsuuk
    Posted September 6, 2012 at 9:16 am | Permalink

    Lex,

    Bronn’s casting is simply amazing. The chemistry between him and Peter is great and seems authentic. He brings both subtlety and brass to the role. So many of his scenes were very memorable. From pronouncing the maester’s name to “enhances really” scene to Hound scene(s) and even his expression changes after the arrow was loosed (great job of showing in character emotion changes for all those featured in that scene)

    But Bronn is close to a major character due to screen time – I’d have gone Jaqen if Bronn wasn’t present and Conleth if he was on the list. I love his voice, delivery and mannerisms.

    Nina IS Gold.

  131. Joshua Taylor
    Posted September 6, 2012 at 6:24 pm | Permalink

    loco73,

    As you can see ASOS will be amazing television. :-)


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