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WiCnet Awards Season Three: Best Scene Stealer

WiCnet Awards Season Three

Sorry for the lateness of this poll, folks. Real life got in the way. To make up for the delay, I’m going to offer up a fun one this week. The category up for vote is best scene stealer! In this category, we want to recognize someone who doesn’t get enough screen time to show up in the best or best supporting actor categories, but who made an impact with the limited amount of screen time they had. After the cut, you can view the five nominees and then vote for your favorite!


 

You can check out past winners here:

WiCnet Awards Season Two Winners
WiCnet Awards Season One Winners

103 Comments

  • Hodor. Seriously though, Kristian Nairn for all of the awards :P.

    Of the options, for me it was a close competition between Locke and Kraznys, but in the end I went for Kraznys.

  • David Bradley. I knew him as Argus Filch in Harry Potter movies, but his Walder Frey was absolutely amazing. His “I haven’t shown you the hospitality you deserved” should be placed in annals of television.

  • Kerry Ingram was mesmerising. The others are just experienced actors too good for their parts. This show has done well for talent.

  • locke and walder are confirmed for season 4, but what about others? any info on shireen/non-mustached stannis wife or thoros/beric returning?

  • Paul Kaye conveyed so much more with a lot less. Kudos to him and he has my vote. not to mention that he was also the hottest out of all those.

  • I love David Bradley in pretty much everything I’ve seen him in.

    But I went for Paul Kaye as Thoros. I thought his performance was brilliant.

    Really hope he will be sticking around.

  • – Noah Taylor held his own against Nikolaj, who was one of the best this season.
    – David Bradley owned every scene he was in by virtue of the nature of his character and, obviously, bags of talent.
    – Paul Kaye was perfect as Thoros, showing great chemistry with Richard Dormer’s Beric.
    – Dan Hildebrand portrayed Kraznys very well, though I can’t help but think that much of his popularity rather comes from the role itself. Also, his portrayel was helped tremendously by Nathalie Emmanuel’s performance, who might have been nominated as well for this category on acting skills alone (like so many), but obviously played a character with less impact.

    In the end, I find myself agreeing with alex: Kerry Ingram easily held her own against Liam, who is one of the best actors on the show, despite her tender age of 14. We’ve kinda gotten used to it with Sansa, Bran, Arya etc, but we should never forget how unusual it is to have child actors performing at such a high level. Hence, for me, Kerry is definitely this year’s scene stealer!

  • Loki,

    How do you know about Walder coming back? I mean, he made no further appereance in the books after the RW
    Anyway, it was hard to choose between Bradley and Taylor. Both are brilliant (so are Kaye, Ingram and Hildebrand) but in the end i chose Noah Taylor, because his portrayal of Locke is absolutely terrifying, yet awesome. I look forward for his role in S4

  • Burn Gorman as Karl !

    But since he isnt : Noah Taylor as Locke ! He was amazing !

    “The fuck you’re doing with my bear ?”

    But David Bradley as Walder Frey was a very close second !

  • This was tough! LOVED Paul Kaye as Thoros, and Hildebrand killed it- made especially impressive by the fact that all of his lines were in Valyrian. But I had to go with David Bradley as Walder Frey. He really owned the part and I can’t wait to see what’s to come from him.

  • “You’re nothing without your daddy and your daddy aint here, never forget that. Here this should help you remember!”

    “Well this is one shameful fucking performance, stop running and fight!”

    “You gave her a wooden sword?”
    “We only got one bear.”

    Have to go with Noah Taylor.

  • Kerry Ingram, for what Tar Kidho said above. Her eerie aria of Patchface’s “Under the Sea” during the end credits of “Kissed By Fire” (S3, ep5) was mesmerizing and a brilliant touch. Damn, the teenage actors (and their associated character development) really help move this show into the stratosphere.

  • Hodor’s Bastard:
    Kerry Ingram, for what Tar Kidho said above. Her eerie aria of Patchface’s “Under the Sea” during the end credits of “Kissed By Fire” (S3, ep5) was mesmerizing and a brilliant touch. Damn, the teenage actors (and their associated characters as written in the books) really help move this show into the stratosphere.

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  • I was about to vote for kraznys bcz he deserves the title.
    but when I saw walder frey! I voted him bcz he stole the show when he appeared only for a scene in season1.

    ps. maybe frey shouldn’t have been an option. it is hard to choose anyone else.

  • Pau: Hey man, not sure if you saw my answer on the other post but as I said there just add me on facebook to contact me ;) (Link clicking on my name)

    Bon dia, Pau.
    I did. Thx. I’m on assignment in NYC until June 2014 but at some point after that I’ll be in Barca’s Parc Güell near the Gaudi lizard. ;-)

  • Good choices above but would live to see Dirk there after his “Whose throat are you going to cut old man?”

  • Joshua Atreides: No Michael McElhatton? No deal.

    Epic fail for not including him.

    I would be surprised if he doesn’t make it into the best supporting actor shortlist… and he’s definitely too big to have been included here.

  • Hey WiC…regarding the “Best new casting addition” poll at the bottom of this webpage…I think it is about time to change the “Mark Gatiss as…someone” choice to “Tycho Nestoris”

  • Shit I forgot about the freaky little half lizard girl. She was really good too (even if I found her annoying). But still went with Thoros. Noah Taylor is amazing in every way and it wouldn’t be fair to pick him.

  • I’m not really sure why Shireen and Kraznys are up there over many of the other non-listed characters.

    As far as voting though, it could go to any one of the others and I would have reason to support it. I’m not sure I can cast a vote here.

  • Not sure how accurate this is, but according to it, Thoros had more screentime than Olenna (who, I imagine, will be nominated in the best supporting actress category). Due to screentime alone, perhaps their categories should be switched. As is, I’m voting for Paul Kaye’s Thoros.

  • Dan Hildebrand did a terrific job. Anyone who can cram that much sleaze and contempt into made-up words deserves all the awards.

  • I went with Dan Hildebrand, his Kraznys was perfectly cocky and demeaning. Ingram would’ve been a second place vote for me – I loved her acting with Liam Cunningham. Quite the nice surprise! After that, I place the remaining choices tied at 3rd – too hard to pick between them. All did a great job bringing their characters to life.

  • They were all great, but I had to go with David Bradley. He brought Walder’s skeeziness and cruelty without forgetting to make him funny (in a dark way).

  • I appear to be in minority, but – Noah. Sidesplittingly funny one moment, disgusting and despicable the next

  • Pepi,

    Interesting… Not sure how accurate it is indeed (Thoros 5min more screentime last season than Beric?) but it surely shows that distinctions between major and minor characters are difficult to define in GOT-land. Roose Bolton for instance had much less screentime than several “minor” characters, yet he was one of the most important ones of the season. As such, I don’t think screentime can be used as an absolute value to determine the category a character should go in. The main message I take from this is that whatever WiC’s selection is, it will allways be controversial ;-)

  • I voted for Shireen because I didn’t expect to like her so quickly. She was kind of whatever in the book. But I also liked Thoros’s speech about the first time he resurrected Beric. Very realistic (or at least as realistic as you can get with such a topic), very human. “They were the only words I knew.” Didn’t pick Locke, though I have listened to “DA FUQYEW DOINNA MOIEYE BEAH?!” about a million times. Kraznys and Walder were just well acted for me, not really scene stealers. I knew what to expect from them, so their performances, while good, did not steal the scene for me.

  • I voted for Thoros, but real scene stealer was Nathalie Emmanuel for me. She is so hot, it was really distracting, usually i am fully concentrated on Emilia….

  • Gaius Baltar: real scene stealer was Nathalie Emmanuel for me. She is so hot, it was really distracting, usually i am fully concentrated on Emilia….

    That definitely qualifies as your “scene stealer” :-) And I guess her male counterpart would be cheeseboy if we go by this criterium… (or Pod?)

  • This is tough. But my pick comes down to my definition of “scene stealer,” which isn’t so much a great minor performance, but thinking regularly “this scene is great primarily because THIS GUY is in it.” Noah Taylor was good, but for me doesn’t fit the description, as he made great scenes with Jaime even better. Kwrry Ingram was good, but I was distracted more with what Stephen Dillane did in her scenes. Dan Hildreband and David Bradley fit the description more, with scenes like the Valyrion insulting and the naming of daughters being completely awesome purely because of them. I went with Paul Kaye, though. I didn’t like Arya’s story for this part of the book, but Kaye’s performance elevated it so much for me and made a fairly boring character in the books one of my favorite supporting characters this season.

  • ATG:
    “You’re nothing without your daddy and your daddy aint here, never forget that. Here this should help you remember!”

    “Well this is one shameful fucking performance, stop running and fight!”

    “You gave her a wooden sword?”
    “We only got one bear.”

    Have to go with Noah Taylor.

    you forgot.. ”go buy yourself a Golden hand, and fuck yourself with it”

  • Loki,

    I think they were trying to give an opening for minor characters in this vote. I totally support this because there’s no doubt Olenna would have won otherwise.

  • Got to go with Noah, though Kaye was awesome on Thoros’ monologue and Ingram’s part on the credits was absolutely wonderful.

  • WOW.

    Before I looked at the nominees I figured I’d probably go with Thoros of Myr, and be done with it. But really, it’s very very hard to choose. All 5 of these are worthy winners, and the only way to do this is through process of elimination.

    David Bradley was naturally awesome as Walder Frey, and the show’s method of reserving Walder Frey as this largely offscreen presence who only shows up at crucial moments is serving very well. He’s been in 2 episodes, only, and is probably the most talked-about person in Westeros who has not appeared much other than The Mountain. Bradley killed it -but everyone killed it in that episode.

    Noah Taylor’s made a career out of playing creeps, and Locke is one of the more vicious ones. It’s a testament to his talent that this is one major change made to the show from the book that I can’t recall hearing much in the way of complaints about, and this is a group that has someone edgy about everything all the time when there are deviations, even necessary ones. Did anyone talk about Vargo Hoat after this guy showed up? At all? The way he hacks off Jaime’s hand, his “Well, this is one shameful fucking performance,” it’s all just awesome. And still…I can’t vote for him, either.

    Hildebrand was just ridiculous. Three episodes, and everyone is so sufficiently repelled by him that he gets barbecued and it’s thought of as the best scene of the season. G-d, what a fucking jerk.

    And then there’s Paul Kaye, who did so much with Thoros, more than I expected, really imbuing this guy with so much hurt and pain and sadness and yet still the religious fervor. He had enough significant scenes that I’m surprised he’s even in this category and not “Best Supporting Actor,” which is where he belongs, to me. His scene with Richard Dormer and Maisie Williams is one of the best, most dramatic of the series so far. I love quiet character moments like those, and boy, all three of them excel. If he wins, it’s well deserved.

    And yet.

    Could Kerry Ingram been any more awesome as Shireen? More adorable, more wounded? How great WAS she? How well did she match with Liam Cunningham, and how awesome was it that they were “hangout buddies” by the last episode of the season, friends who just sort of read together. Whenever someone on these boards saw the casting of another random young actress and suggested it was a re-cast of Shireen, I went bonkers. Because it’s JUST NOT FUCKING POSSIBLE. Seeing Davos, reading, by himself, brought her to mind. She really knocked it out of the park. I’m voting for her. And they’re all fantastic.

  • Paul Kaye was an unexpected gem. Managing to get across the humour of “I failed” in High Valyrian? Excellent. Definitely gets my vote.

  • Thoros! The Brotherhood scenes were among my favorites of last season. Why wasn’t Richard Dormer on here!?

  • Ummm.. I don’t remember any of the above people except for Frey (Sorry, i’ve not read the books (YET), and only seen each episode once so far)… and voting for his character is like voting for Voldemort ;) or hey wait…………….

  • Dragons125,

    I’m sure you remember the characters, even if you (understandably) don’t remember their names. Just have a look at the “Cast” section hidden under “Features” near the top of the page…

  • Tar Kidho,

    THANKS!

    ken rooker:
    Lucian Msamati as Salladhor Saan.

    I believe he has only had two scenes in total…but very memorable.

    He had one scene this year, and it wasn’t enough. It’s never enough – I hope for more Salladhor Saan this year, if only one scene. He’s so great. What a terrific, lived-in performance he gives – you get such a sense that he and Davos have been through the shit together more than a few times.

  • Dan Hildebrand as Kraznys mo Nakloz: Brilliant performance. Only 3 episodes and I was hating this guy as he was Joffrey.

    Noah Taylor as Locke: Same with Kraznys. Locke cutting Jaime’s hand off and his previous chat was amazing. (Am I the only one who was eager to see Jaime trowing him inside the bear’s pit?)

    Kerry Ingram as Shireen Baratheon: I found her cute, and her scenes with Stannis and Davos on her 1st episode were great. But 10th episode sucked for her.

    Paul Kaye as Thoros of Myr: I particuraly enjoyed when he spoke High Valyrian with Melisandre… yet his spot must have been for Richard Dormer. He just killed this season.

    David Bradley as Walder Frey: He was not good… but GREAT!!! “I’ll have another”, “Here is for the Young Wolf… AWROOOOOOO!!!” and his “Did you see that hot chick? Well, she’s my daughter!” face he gave to Robb during the wedding were priceless.

    Decisions… Decisions…

  • When I read the title, I immediately thought of Mero the Titan’s Bastard. Disappointed he wasn’t on the list.

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    WON:
    Outstanding Makeup For A Single-Camera Series (Non-Prosthetic)
    Outstanding Special Visual Effects

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    Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series – Carrie Preston (The Good Wife)
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    Outstanding Costumes For A Series – The Borgias
    Outstanding Hairstyling For A Single-Camera Series – Boardwalk Empire
    Outstanding Interactive Program – Night Of Too Many Stars
    Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup For A Series, Miniseries, Movie Or A Special – Behind the Candelabra
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    Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (One Hour)- Boardwalk Empire

  • Tar Kidho,

    Thoros five minutes over Beric isn’t that unlikely. Thoros debuted 2 episodes sooner and he was in pretty much every scene Beric was, after. But I agree. Screentime alone shouldn’t be criteria for category fitting. It’s just … QoT was written to be a scene stealer. Almost to the point where too much of a good thing becomes annoying/unlikely. So that’s that. That’s why I was surprised to not see her here. :)

  • 1Realm1God1King,

    David Bradley had a great year.

    He was also in the BBC’s Broadchurch as a suspect in a child killing. Just a heartbreaking performance, that. Hopefully someone will honor that performance, one way or another.

    He gets to play a lot a creeps, but the guy has a hell of a lot of range.

  • Hodor’s Bastard: Bon dia, Pau.
    I did. Thx. I’m on assignment in NYC until June 2014 but at some point after that I’ll be in Barca’s Parc Güell near the Gaudi lizard.;-)

    We call it a Dragon not a lizard but ok, I guess it looks more like a salamander :P

  • I loved Shireen. But seriously, mad, mad props to David Bradley. He fucking brought it. In only two appearances in the entire series, he damn may well have sky-rocketed to the most-hated list on this show, past Joffrey!

    Also, David Bradley is just a fine damn actor. If you haven’t seen the show Broadchurch yet, go watch it! His performance there was astounding.

  • Tar Kidho,

    Thanks! LOL, i kind of equate it to my attempt to read the LOTR books… couldn’t keep all the characters names straight, was MUCH easier with “actual” faces :)

  • Walder Frey, hands down. Only a few episodes, but powerfully evil. Give that man a guest star Emmy nomination, please.

  • Kraznys may not have had a lot of screen time, but he’s the only one that had me looking him up on IMDB after his first appearance onscreen.