WiCnet Awards Season Three: Best Supporting Actress
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WiCnet Awards Season Three

We’re back with a Monday edition of the WiCnet Awards. Up for voting today is best supporting actress of season 3. It’s another tough one, so consider the candidates carefully and choose wisely!


 

You can check out past winners here:

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137 Comments

  1. greg
    Posted October 14, 2013 at 1:52 pm | Permalink

    Gwen

  2. JonathanL
    Posted October 14, 2013 at 1:54 pm | Permalink

    Had to go with Rose. She really sold Ygritte despite the general lack of personality the lines gave her. She took the role and ran with it.

  3. Leo
    Posted October 14, 2013 at 1:56 pm | Permalink

    Carice!

  4. John-Michael
    Posted October 14, 2013 at 1:56 pm | Permalink

    Rose :)

  5. Hodor's Bastard
    Posted October 14, 2013 at 2:05 pm | Permalink

    Each time you refresh this page, the voting list changes order! Fun! I voted for QoT because she is the only one who hasn’t got naked. The showrunners are still waiting for the right moment for her to disrobe…..(white-knuckled anticipation)

  6. Sonia
    Posted October 14, 2013 at 2:07 pm | Permalink

    Rose of course! She totally embodies the character and rules all her scenes with an inexpressive Kit.

  7. Rafael
    Posted October 14, 2013 at 2:08 pm | Permalink

    Where is Maisie?

  8. House Mormont
    Posted October 14, 2013 at 2:08 pm | Permalink

    The Queen of Thorns was my favourite character in Season 3, but Rose Leslie’s acting was amaaaaaaazing in that last scene

  9. Valyrian Plastic
    Posted October 14, 2013 at 2:10 pm | Permalink

    Dame Diana Rigg for me; seeing her on screen was all it took to make a scene feel warmer (if that makes any sense). Her interaction’s with Varys & Tywin were definite stand-out moments in the show as a whole.

    Gwendoline Christie is a close second however, we need more inspirational & outstanding (a foot above the rest no less :)’) characters like her around.

  10. Tyrion Pimpslap
    Posted October 14, 2013 at 2:11 pm | Permalink

    I voted for Gwen.

  11. sjwenings
    Posted October 14, 2013 at 2:12 pm | Permalink

    Rose. For her “you’re mine”-line in particular.

    I suppose actually (probably) being in love with Kit might have helped her with that scene, but still counts, I guess.

  12. Arkash
    Posted October 14, 2013 at 2:14 pm | Permalink

    Rose Leslie.

    Natalie has the whole Feast period ahead of her to really shine.
    Gwendoline as well.
    Carice has the Dance period still ahead.

    Dame Diana is amazing but it’s too easy to vote for her ! ^^

    But Rose ! Well, she had it this season ! It was her season, her period. She did shine through all her scenes !
    Especially those of Episode 7 ! Best Jon and Ygritte scenes (as well as being Jon’s best scenes since a while !) Although her two finale scenes were breathtaking and so full of great emotion !

    Btw, really hope the show does Jon justice this season ! They gotta ! They know they really dont have to screw those !

  13. Morgan
    Posted October 14, 2013 at 2:15 pm | Permalink

    All of them are great but I went with Natalie Dormer. I love how she’s helped make Margaery a more dynamic character on the show than she is in the books.

  14. TheBerylfly
    Posted October 14, 2013 at 2:16 pm | Permalink

    Rose. Diana is amazing, and she had soke really meaty material and a fan favorite character. But Rose was just amazing. That close-up of her face when Jon rode off took my breath away

  15. WheelofIceandFire
    Posted October 14, 2013 at 2:18 pm | Permalink

    After this, im expecting it to be Michelle Fairley, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner for Best Actress? (if they are the nominees then im voting for Maisie)

    Anyway, because I loved Jaimie and Brienne this year I have to go with Gwen (who was great alongside NCW)

  16. Jon Blackfyre
    Posted October 14, 2013 at 2:19 pm | Permalink

    i think this was the hardest to choose yet. they were all good. Ultimately i narrowed it to Rose and Gwen. then chose Rose

  17. Lord Of The Waters
    Posted October 14, 2013 at 2:22 pm | Permalink

    Going for Natalie Dormer. She turned Margaery from someone who I never cared about at all in the books into one of my favourite female characters in the show. The dinner scene with Finn, Lena and Jack in the premiere is brilliant as are her scenes where she is working her way around Joff. I would guess that she is only going to get better as the role expands too. Next season Il take a guess I could be voting for Nat in the best actress category rather than supporting.

  18. Nerd
    Posted October 14, 2013 at 2:27 pm | Permalink

    Had to go with Rose because it will probably be my last chance to vote for her. Unless next year she’s nominated for best death or something. And her acting was good too, I guess ;)

  19. Carlos
    Posted October 14, 2013 at 2:29 pm | Permalink

    Rafael,
    Isn’t she a lead actress?

  20. Walter_Eagle
    Posted October 14, 2013 at 2:34 pm | Permalink

    WheelofIceandFire:
    After this, im expecting it to be Michelle Fairley, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner for Best Actress? (if they are the nominees then im voting for Maisie)

    The sad thing is that all five of the women in “supporting” here got more to do/say in S3 than Fairley.

    I voted Rigg, runner-up would be Gwen.

  21. Rygar
    Posted October 14, 2013 at 2:36 pm | Permalink

    Voted for Mels ass.

  22. GreatJon of Slumber
    Posted October 14, 2013 at 2:59 pm | Permalink

    Going with Rose Leslie, barely, over Gwendoline Christie.

    Rose had a lot of wonderful moments this year. All of the pain and hope she squeezed inside that “but first we’ll live” line – she knows this isn’t forever, even forever in this lifetime. All of that bottled passion – we think of the Starks, or rather, the Westerosi as the dreamers, and the Wildlings as the realists, living in that cold North, but Ygritte is operating on emotion too, and hope, that this thing she wants cannot survive. She wants it to, and so it’s also heartbreaking to see that in the end, it’s Jon Snow (of all people!) who is the realist here.

    Also, one of my favorite ever moments, in The Climb, after he tells her he was only shaking at the beginning, and she says, “Only at the beginning.” She’s got a twinkle in her eye, a knowing look at him – the kind of look that only exists between two people who have just recently started sleeping together. Not in love, not a one-nighter, not a 10-year relationship, but the hungry look of a person who wants only that other person, at that moment, all the time. One of the best-played moments of the year.

    Gwen comes second, just on the sheer magnitude of A) the swordfight with Jaime, her beautifully played B) “Goodbye, Ser Jaime” in Bear & Maiden Fair, and C) the great, self-loathing “You cry like a bloody woman” scene.

    I loved Diana Rigg, but felt she had a similar note to play throughout. Not that she wasn’t great, she was, but there it is.

    Natalie had a lot of good stuff early in the season and then from there she receded a bit. Still good, but not on the level of Season 2, I thought, though her vacant stare during the horrific “Second Sons” episode was great.

    Carice? Not enough to do this year. Her scene with Arya was gold, though. She was good, but not on the level of the others.

    Rose all the way this time.

  23. Nadine
    Posted October 14, 2013 at 3:10 pm | Permalink

    I can’t vote, because I can’t decide :(

    I think Rose improved a lot compared to S2 and her expression in episode 9 was simply heartbreaking.
    Gwen is simply amazing, IMO she is the perfect Brienne!
    Natalie just surprised me a lot with her interpretation of Magaery. I love her! She makes Magaery an interesting character.

    Diana and Carice are great too, but I wouldn’t vote for them, cause they dont give the characters depth like the others.

  24. Al Swearengen
    Posted October 14, 2013 at 3:17 pm | Permalink

    That’s a tough one I pretty much like all of their performances. I’d probably vote for Gwen simply because her role is slightly more challenging than the others.

  25. Jackie
    Posted October 14, 2013 at 3:18 pm | Permalink

    I voted for Gwendoline Christie.

    Brienne’s “goodbye Ser Jaime” scene broke me.

    Oh and didn’t Gwen win this category last year? Would be great if she won again and for next years as well seeing as she will have a bigger part to play.

  26. WeirwoodTreeHugger
    Posted October 14, 2013 at 3:19 pm | Permalink

    These polls are hard. No other show has so many talented and perfectly cast actors.

    In the end I went with Gwendoline. All those amazing Jaime scenes wouldn’t have worked without a great Brienne. She was just as good in the bathtub scene as NCW. It was also cool that she made wearing a pink dress so awkward when she is reportedly a girly girl in real life.

    From the comments so far there isn’t a clear frontrunner so this should be interesting.

  27. markus
    Posted October 14, 2013 at 3:22 pm | Permalink

    Tbh I wouldn’t even nominate Rigg. She was great, but she was pretty much carried by her written lines.

  28. Jentario
    Posted October 14, 2013 at 3:24 pm | Permalink

    All of the above?
    EDIT: I refuse to vote! It’s like asking a parent who his favorite child is. They are all too amazing and I’d hate to go with one over the other.

  29. Zach
    Posted October 14, 2013 at 3:28 pm | Permalink

    Rose for the boobs.

  30. Roopert
    Posted October 14, 2013 at 3:34 pm | Permalink

    Jentario:
    All of the above?
    EDIT: I refuse to vote! It’s like asking a parent who his favorite child is. They are all too amazing and I’d hate to go with one over the other.

    Agreed! Although I did vote :-) – Gwen – but to be honest, any of the ladies could win and they would deserve it.

  31. Rygar
    Posted October 14, 2013 at 3:43 pm | Permalink

    Rose’s fake accent ruins it for me.

  32. Al Swearengen
    Posted October 14, 2013 at 3:45 pm | Permalink

    Rygar,

    Conan Stevens still loves you.

  33. TOIVA
    Posted October 14, 2013 at 3:53 pm | Permalink

    Very hard to choose between Diana Rigg and Natalie Dormer. But in the end, it still makes me a tad happier when Margaery is part of a scene (I admit, might have something to do with her looks and her dresses), so Natalie it is.

    Carice van Houten as Melisandre would be third, but I was less impressed with her travels this season.

    Rose Leslie seemed to do a slightly better job last season, Ygritte felt like a more interesting character than she became this season.

    And as for Gwendoline Christie, well, there’s still something in her acting that puts me off. Not saying she’s a bad actress, mind you, just that the way she plays Brienne seems overacted somehow to me.

  34. dragonreborn
    Posted October 14, 2013 at 4:16 pm | Permalink

    Highgarden!
    For the “call me sister again” scene if for nothing else

  35. Peter
    Posted October 14, 2013 at 4:24 pm | Permalink

    Gwen

  36. sunspear
    Posted October 14, 2013 at 4:27 pm | Permalink

    You know what? I’m going with Rose Leslie’s Ygritte. She had the broadest range of emotions out of any of those actresses, and she really sold her part.

  37. K26dp
    Posted October 14, 2013 at 4:31 pm | Permalink

    Gotta go with Natalie Dormer here, but there’s not a bad choice in the lot.

  38. J.R.
    Posted October 14, 2013 at 4:40 pm | Permalink

    Rafael,

    I think shes going to be in the lead actress category this season!

  39. Jen@House Stark
    Posted October 14, 2013 at 4:40 pm | Permalink

    Gwen ftw, please

  40. Pepi
    Posted October 14, 2013 at 4:54 pm | Permalink

    I really dug Rose this year. Her last scene was a tie breaker for me (between her and dame Diana Rigg).

  41. The Dragon Demands
    Posted October 14, 2013 at 5:13 pm | Permalink

    While Margaery and Olenna were great, they didn’t have as much “range” (due to the nature of their plots) – we saw Brienne go through everything from fear to anger to sympathy. Ygritte was a close runner up.

  42. Siobhán Mooney
    Posted October 14, 2013 at 5:15 pm | Permalink

    Ygritte’s face when Jon rode away was one of the rawest expressions of hurt and betrayal that I’ve seen in film or TV. Rose really gave this part her all.

  43. Ross
    Posted October 14, 2013 at 5:15 pm | Permalink

    Diana rigg.

    Next.

  44. Turncloak
    Posted October 14, 2013 at 5:32 pm | Permalink

    Natalie Dormer <3

  45. Summer Is Coming
    Posted October 14, 2013 at 5:33 pm | Permalink

    Natalie Dormer

  46. Lex
    Posted October 14, 2013 at 5:36 pm | Permalink

    I voted for Rose. She really brought some much needed development to Ygritte this year (she was fun last year too, but all she really did was tease and mock Jon). The scene atop the wall was very heartfelt, and the pain in her eyes when Jon left her, and when she peppered him with arrows, was really great.

  47. jon snow
    Posted October 14, 2013 at 5:51 pm | Permalink

    I voted lady Olena

  48. GeekFurious
    Posted October 14, 2013 at 6:27 pm | Permalink

    I voted… even though I hate the term “actress”.

    Women are actors. Just like men.

  49. Roopert
    Posted October 14, 2013 at 6:59 pm | Permalink

    GeekFurious,

    Yeah – I’ve always wondered why actress has held on where comedienne has fallen by the wayside. Guess its because of award shows perpetuating the terminology where you don’t have that as much with comedy. Just easier for the shows to distinguish between male actors and female actor. It would just take time for people to get used to hearing it if they did make the swap.

  50. Rose Papillon
    Posted October 14, 2013 at 7:16 pm | Permalink

    GWEN!

  51. outdoorcats
    Posted October 14, 2013 at 7:18 pm | Permalink

    Dame Diana was amazing but I cast my vote for Gwen.

  52. Joe
    Posted October 14, 2013 at 7:21 pm | Permalink

    I’m missing the actress playing Meera, I thought she was brilliant, out of these it’s close between Natalie, Rose and Carice for me.

  53. NoxAeturnus
    Posted October 14, 2013 at 7:28 pm | Permalink

    Diana Rigg was hilarious, but Gwen’s been phenomenal. She’s like my imagined vision of Brienne come to life. My vote is for Brienne.

    Am I the only one that doesn’t like Rose Leslie as Ygritte? I think she’s been overacting it the whole time.

  54. Jon
    Posted October 14, 2013 at 8:30 pm | Permalink

    The Blue Knight Gwen

  55. The Young Wolf
    Posted October 14, 2013 at 8:54 pm | Permalink

    GWEN!

  56. Rygar
    Posted October 14, 2013 at 9:44 pm | Permalink

    NoxAeturnus,

    Nope. I am not a fan.

  57. Cary Storm
    Posted October 14, 2013 at 10:00 pm | Permalink

    Lady Longlegs. Gwen, of course.

  58. Cary Storm
    Posted October 14, 2013 at 10:02 pm | Permalink

    Siobhán Mooney:
    Ygritte’s face when Jon rode away was one of the rawest expressions of hurt and betrayal that I’ve seen in film or TV.Rose really gave this part her all.

    I do have to agree with that. This was one of the most touching moments for me the entire season. But I still have to say overall, it’s Gwen.

  59. Zack
    Posted October 14, 2013 at 10:55 pm | Permalink

    Anyone except Rose Leslie plz. I’d probably go with Gwen or Carice, but I’m also in love with Natalie Dormer, and Ms Rigg leaves quite an impression despite having relatively few scenes. I’d have slotted in Meera rather than Ygritte, personally, because Ellie Kendrick was wonderful too.

    I don’t know how I’ll vote yet.

  60. GDG
    Posted October 14, 2013 at 11:37 pm | Permalink

    Ooh, really tough choice… I love them all.

    For me, it’s a toss-up between Margaery, Melisandre and Olenna for best of the season.

  61. Hodor Targaryen
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 12:13 am | Permalink

    I like Rigg, but she is more of a scene stealer than anything.

    I went with Rose, but almost went for Natalie. She has really made Margery one of the best players in the Game, really elevating her character from what it is in the books. Her ability to let the audience know she is playing characters like Joffrey or Sansa, but still believably be tricking them, is a testament to her acting.

    But Rose showed more emotional range, I guess, so I picked her. All of them are so good, though.

  62. Joshua Atreides
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 12:42 am | Permalink

    I voted for Carice. I don’t think she gets a lot of love and she delivers Mel effortlessly. She manages to humanize Melisandre and at the same time give her an aura or ancient, terrible power. She reminds me of Helen Mirren’s Morganna but not as OTT. Everyone of these noms are great but Carice did some great work this year.

  63. Casso
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 1:31 am | Permalink

    WheelofIceandFire:
    After this, im expecting it to be Michelle Fairley, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner for Best Actress? (if they are the nominees then im voting for Maisie)

    If you live in the UK, this might be of interest:
    https://twitter.com/Maisie_Williams/status/389501610332020737

  64. Tar Kidho
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 3:04 am | Permalink

    Gwen is good, but her style edges a bit towards over-acting, which I don’t like. Rose is good, but I can’t enjoy her too much as all her acting was together with the sub-par Kit, who simply annoys me. Carice and Natalie are good, but I think they’ll have more chance to shine in the future.

    So my vote went to the Dame amongst the ladies.

  65. Gaius Baltar
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 3:48 am | Permalink

    Rose for me, she single-handedly changed dullest part of show into something i am looking forward.

  66. Jentario
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 5:19 am | Permalink

    GeekFurious,

    That’s… dumb. If you mean that they should be voted in the same category than I would understand but if you’re saying that the word “actress” is sexist, that’s really reaching.

  67. Bard
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 5:46 am | Permalink

    Will be a very close race, I guess. I chose Dame Diana, I enjoyed every scene with the QoT.

  68. Juan Rodríguez
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 6:06 am | Permalink

    Gwendoline Christie (Brienne), of course!
    The role played by Gwendoline is probably one of the hardest.
    The transformation of her face, when she gets up in the bath scene is simply marvelous. I have fallen at her feet at that moment.
    Anyway she has created a character with physical attractive enough for TV.
    I’m looking forward to see Brienne in the fourth season.

  69. Sonia
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 7:02 am | Permalink

    NoxAeturnus:

    Am I the only one that doesn’t like Rose Leslie as Ygritte? I think she’s been overacting it the whole time.

    The only one actress in the show who’s always overacting is Emilia Clarke as Daenerys. Rose plays Ygritte perfectly and shows so well all the feelings she felt during her scenes. And contrary to the others actresses she didn’t have a great write of her scenes, she had to play with the inexpressive and boring Kit. So beyond her acting just for making this SL interesting I vote for Rose.

  70. Anno
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 7:10 am | Permalink

    NoxAeturnus,

    no you’re not, I don’t like Ygritte. she’s so annoying with her Yuu knuuw nuuthin’

  71. Amelie
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 7:12 am | Permalink

    Zack,

    yes, anyone except Rose Leslie please! Best option: Gwen!!!

  72. Sims
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 7:13 am | Permalink

    Gwen!

  73. Chrisss
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 7:14 am | Permalink

    Rygar,

    NoxAeturnus,

    I’m not a fan of Rose and Ygritte either and I think when she’s finally dead no one is talking about her any more

  74. LadyFairley
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 7:18 am | Permalink

    Ygritte and Jon are annoying as hell, let her die already!!!
    voted for the excellent and stunning Gwen because she was killing this season and had a great chemistry with Nik.

  75. TheBerylfly
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 7:25 am | Permalink

    What is ot with a sudden influx of ygritte haters? 0_0

  76. Rygar
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 7:45 am | Permalink

    TheBerylfly:
    What is ot with a sudden influx of ygritte haters? 0_0

    No hate. Just think she’s the weakest. And her accent is pretty atrocious.

  77. Nancy
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 7:53 am | Permalink

    It was a narrow choice between Gwen and Dame Diana. I thought Gwen was terrific this season and without her, Nikolaj wouldn’t have been so good. The two of them work so well together and I think they brought the best, acting wise, out of each other. I did think she was overlooked by HBO to be submitted for an Emmy. Dame Diana was gold in every scene.
    As for Rose, Natalie and Carice-I think they were all fine this season but just not enough screen time for me to vote for them. Rose and Natalie, in particular, have taken smaller parts and made them memorable and have run with the material given to them. It’s a good category overall but Gwen is the choice for me.

  78. Jill
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 10:21 am | Permalink

    Hodor Targaryen,

    I agree with your bit about Natalie. Even if I knew she was playing me, Natalie’s portrayal makes it so I’d still want to be pals with Lady Margaery.

  79. Sonia
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 11:13 am | Permalink

    I’m not agree the weakest actress was nominated for the Emmys (still an non understandable thing to me). Rose had a bit of screen time but played perfectly all her scenes. I think the fact her scenes was with Kit it’s what annoyed you. And her accent it’s simply the best, she is the only one when we hear her talking we know we are in the North.

    Rygar: No hate.Just think she’s the weakest.And her accent is pretty atrocious.

  80. Lya
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 11:25 am | Permalink

    Sonia,

    Sad that you have to bash another actress to defend the one you love.
    I voted for the Dame.

  81. Rygar
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 11:28 am | Permalink

    Sonia:
    I’m not agree the weakest actress was nomined for the Emmys (still an understandable thing to me). Rose had a bit of screen time but played perfectly all her scenes. I think the fact her scenes was with Kit it’s what annoyed you. And her accent it’s simply the best, she is the only when we hear her talking we know we are in the North.

    The weakest of those nominated in this poll.

  82. Dragons125
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 11:31 am | Permalink

    This was a tough category!! For me, it was between Gwen and Natalie. I adore Natalie Dormer, but I voted for Gwen, because she actually got me to like Jaime… I can’t wait to see what happens next for them.

  83. Bannerless Bro
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 11:57 am | Permalink

    Queen of Thorns FTW.
    Exactly what I expected, just a hundred times better.

  84. Mister Stoneheart
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 12:07 pm | Permalink

    Carice stepped it up big time this year from last. Loved her intense face. An excellent somewhat antagonist.

    Great list of actresses all around, though. Hard to choose, but Carice really impressed me this year.

  85. OldeCrone
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 1:08 pm | Permalink

    Rose Leslie does have a “posh” English accent in real life, but I have been told by some real northern English folk that her accent as Ygritte is convincing. Personally I liked all the actresses nominated though I voted for Gwendoline Christie eventually but it was not easy to make a decision.

  86. LadyFairley
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 2:19 pm | Permalink

    Lya,

    agree with you Lya. Rose Leslie is just a no go for me as well and she is one of the weakest actresses. that’s all and this has nothing to do with other actresses.

  87. Samwell
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 2:20 pm | Permalink

    Rygar,

    completely agree with you Rygar

  88. Kiara
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 2:23 pm | Permalink

    Lya,

    This. Since when you have to bash on other actresses when you want to defend your own character? Pathetic display.
    And did I mention how much You know nothing annoyed me? This is nonsense.

    Voted for Dame Diana Rigg, she was thrilling!

  89. Kristen
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 2:25 pm | Permalink

    Very simple to answer: Gwen!

  90. Anno
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 2:28 pm | Permalink

    Sonia,

    Kit doesn’t annoy me, it’s Ygritte’s You know nothing. Sorry that’s a fact

  91. Sonia
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 2:29 pm | Permalink

    I don’t bash another actress I only say what I think. It’s different to me the best actresses are Maisie Williams and Michelle Fairley and then Rose Leslie and Gwendoline Christie. But I vote for Rose because I love the Ygritte character and the fact she makes interseting a boring SL. And please don’t say me that I bash an actress when in comments there are persons who bash on Rose.

    Lya:
    Sonia,

    Sad that you have to bash another actress to defend the one you love.
    I voted for the Dame.

  92. Sonia
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 2:33 pm | Permalink

    It’s a fact for you not for me. So please don’t make generalities of what you think.

    Anno:
    Sonia,

    Kit doesn’t annoy me, it’s Ygritte’s You know nothing. Sorry that’s a fact

  93. Lya
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 3:02 pm | Permalink

    Sonia:
    I don’t bash another actress I only say what I think.

    Yet the first comment you made in Rose’s defense is to bash an actress who is not even in this category (!!!).
    Go through the other comments, people were making arguments for and against all of them but you were the only one to use this cheap ‘tactic’. But I guess fighting hate with hate is how internet works.
    It’s obvious everyone experiences acting differently but I’m sure it’s possible to say why you like someone without bringing down someone else. We’re not comparing all the actors who’ve played Hamlet here, all these women are playing different characters.

  94. Sonia
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 3:11 pm | Permalink

    Well I didn’t know that saying what I think about an actress was what you call bashing. To me when someone say “let her die” or she’s the weakest without explain why it’s bashing. I said I voted for Rose and why I did it, it’s the others who didn’t give arguements.

    Lya: Yet the first comment you made in Rose’s defense is to bash an actress who is not even in this category (!!!).
    Go through the other comments, people were making arguments for and against all of them but you were the only one to use this cheap ‘tactic’. But I guess fighting hate with hate is how internet works.
    It’s obvious everyone experiences acting differently but I’m sure it’s possible to say why you like someone without bringing down someone else. We’re not comparing all the actors who’ve played Hamlet here, all these women are playing different characters.

  95. Lya
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 3:17 pm | Permalink

    Sonia,

    Whatever. I’m too tired to do this.

  96. Anno
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 3:25 pm | Permalink

    I’m too tired to answer this too.

  97. Kiara
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 3:31 pm | Permalink

    Lya,

    to fight hate with hate is the sad truth in this times :(
    whatever, let’s close this “discussion” now

  98. Jentario
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 3:31 pm | Permalink

    Being neutral, I ended up giving my vote to Carice since the comments don’t seem to give her much love. If it’d be a five way tie, I would feel satisfied.

  99. L.
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 3:43 pm | Permalink

    I voted for Carice because I really like how she’s playing Melisandre and I think she doesn’t get enough love. I loved her scenes with the BwB, even though they weren’t in the book. Natalie and Gwen were close runners-up though.

    Sonia,

    Why do you feel the need to drag Kit into this in almost every comment you make and blame people not liking Rose’s acting on him? He doesn’t even have anything to do with this category so why don’t you just leave him out of it? Bashing another actor just to make the actor you like look fine isn’t very nice behaviour in general. You can say you like someone without making stabs at other people imo.

  100. OldeCrone
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 4:26 pm | Permalink

    TOIVA,

    My understanding is that most of Gwendoline Christie’s acting work has been stage work prior to GoT (i.e. she’s had to project to get her voice to the back of the stalls) so that might be why she seems to be overacting to you. She seems okay to me – I’m from the UK as is Gwendoline, though of course I don’t move in her circle. A lot of UK performers rotate between TV and stage [and possibly film] work. I know USA actors do both stage and film work but it’s probably easier to move between the two in the UK as it’s a much smaller country.

    As for Geekfurious’s dislike of the word “actress”, this may be a generational thing. I’m an older person and I grew up with the feminine form of a noun being used for a female person, so “actress” for a female player seems normal to me and in fact I prefer it. Professional funny ladies are still called comediennes in the UK. I realise that languages change and develop and English may be trending to a standardised form of noun for both males and females. I also prefer “heroine” rather than “hero” for a female, but like I say that may be because I’m from the older generation. This isn’t a criticism by the way geekfurious, you are entitled to your opinion – it may be that “actor” for both sexes is becoming the norm among young people.

  101. MRR
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 4:39 pm | Permalink

    This was a pretty tough call for me between Gwendoline and Rose. They both had amazing parts this season, but I think Rose managed to squeeze more of a reaction out of me, particularly with her final scene of the season.

    Diana Rigg is also wonderful as Lady Olenna, but I feel like there isn’t as much range in the part as there is for some of the others.

  102. Khal-A-Bunga
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 4:56 pm | Permalink

    Voted for Gwen, but almost voted for Natalie Dormer. Everyone listed above was fantastic this season, though. This show truly does have the most impressive female cast on television.

  103. Rygar
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 5:05 pm | Permalink

    For those having a hard time choosing, try this: out of all, who has the best ass? Considering that we have seen them all naked. Well almost.

    Rose: you could see her ribs for christsake. Pass.

    Gwen: a nice surprise. Definitely has some back for a tall drink of water.

    Diana: we didn’t see it, but
    personality goes a long way.

    Natalie: haven’t seen it since her wedding night to Renly but it was pretty fly.

    Carice: always smoking’ hot. Even when preggo.

    Its personal choice but I’d go with Carice. Something MILF about her. MILF is the new black.

  104. Tar Kidho
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 5:14 pm | Permalink

    Rygar,

    lol, good on you for bringing some objective criteria to the discussion :-)

  105. Joshua Atreides
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 6:06 pm | Permalink

    Rygar,

    Yeah Carice is the hottest woman on the show in my opinion. Dat ass indeed. Dormer is 2nd. Shallow yes but the truth.

  106. That Stark boy
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 7:00 pm | Permalink

    The WIC.net Awards should be given before HBO submits the names to the Emmys to give them a hint on who we think have the best chances to win.

  107. That Stark boy
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 7:11 pm | Permalink

    GeekFurious:
    I voted… even though I hate the term “actress”.

    Women are actors. Just like men.

    In some other languages, when you call an actress ‘actor’, you are calling her a man. In those languages, the term ‘actor’ is exclusively masculine, as the term ‘actress’ is exclusively feminine. Just your daily bit of knowledge by That Stark boy.

  108. Hodor Targaryen
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 9:04 pm | Permalink

    Jentario,

    I don’t think it’s dumb. I personally don’t think the term “actress” is particularly offensive, but it’s not dumb to be sensitive to that. I mean, taking the word “actor” and adding a feminine suffix (?) to the end makes it seem like “actor” is an exclusively male term…oh, and there are female versions of them. I think people get a little defensive over things like this (“What’s so offensive about the word heroine? Or comedienne?”) because they don’t want to feel like something they say normally, without meaning offense, is actually kind of offensive. I think it’s good to be aware of stuff like that though. Words that are considered unquestionably offensive now started out being criticized by people who were in turn criticized for being too politically correct.

  109. Hodor Targaryen
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 9:13 pm | Permalink

    L.,

    I didn’t mention Carice in my post, but I agree she is very good. I don’t know why she didn’t stick out to me as one of the ones I wanted to vote for. Maybe it’s because what I liked about Melisandre in the books was her place on Stannis’ other shoulder in all of the debates she had with Davos, when there aren’t many scenes like that in the series (that aren’t condensed considerably). She is also a weird combination of doing and saying so many things I can’t stand, but I don’t love to hate her like I do Joffrey because she has a bit more depth. Which if anything makes her more interesting, but less purely fun to read/watch.

    I also agree about leaving comments about other actors out of this post. I’m not looking forward to the Kit bashing in an eventual WiC.net award post coming soon, but at least it will be on topic there.

  110. Rhaegar T
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 9:24 pm | Permalink

    JonathanL:
    Had to go with Rose. She really sold Ygritte despite the general lack of personality the lines gave her. She took the role and ran with it.

    Exactly the same. Don’t vote for the character, vote for the acting.

  111. Jentario
    Posted October 16, 2013 at 12:50 am | Permalink

    Hodor Targaryen,

    Well, if you found offense in that, that’s a shame. Nothing bad was meant and no sexism was intended so why start crying about it? This reminds me of the whole “GRRM is racis”t fiasco. Nobody meant any harm and it’s not like this was a particularly sexist thing to say (and IMO it wasn’t at all), so why take offense?

  112. Tar Kidho
    Posted October 16, 2013 at 1:27 am | Permalink

    Hm…with all the (sometimes circular) discussions abound, maybe it’s time for all of us to catch up on some basic psychology? :-)

    (PS: anybody seen the most recent QI? Stephen Fry made an interesting reference to a study about how much our assesment of “acting” is influenced by external factors, but I forgot the author and couldn’t find the study he was referring to)

  113. Hodor Targaryen
    Posted October 16, 2013 at 2:08 am | Permalink

    Jentario,

    Do you have any idea how many words that are now considered objectively offensive used to be in common use? In common use by people who, legitimately, didn’t mean anything nasty by it? Just because you don’t intend offense doesn’t mean you didn’t offend someone. And just because you didn’t mean something a certain way, you should still be sensitive to how your words make others feel. This is Manners 101, kindergarten stuff. Someone said they’re annoyed with the term “actress,” preferring “female actor.” They didn’t cry like a baby about it, or go off on a tirade against sexists at WiC.net or anything like that, but made a legitimate observation about one of many feminized versions of seemingly neutral words. You respond by calling him/her, or the comment, dumb. I defend the comment as legitimate, you say I’m crying about it. You are acting more defensive about your right to say “actress” than the original poster was about the use of the word in the first place.

    And let’s be careful about saying someone “found offense” in something. There’s a difference between thinking someone used a hateful word for hateful reasons, and thinking that a term is outdated and has some implications that people don’t really think through. I think using actress instead of female actor falls in the latter category. Please don’t feel personally attacked because someone points out implications of a word that you use that maybe you hadn’t thought of before. It doesn’t mean someone thinks you’re sexist or racist. It means that there are some words we don’t even realize are somewhat offensive, and we should be aware of that and try to use different ones. That is all. Please don’t cry about it.

  114. Sammy
    Posted October 16, 2013 at 4:45 am | Permalink

    Voted for Natalie

  115. Ygritte
    Posted October 16, 2013 at 4:46 am | Permalink

    You can’t all hate Rose because of one silly and shitty fan (sorry Sonia, but you bashing on other actors is a no go – here and in every other forum/chat).
    Ok I sound like a desperate housewife xD
    Voted for the one and only Dame!

  116. Ygritte
    Posted October 16, 2013 at 4:56 am | Permalink

    oh sorry I forgot…yuww nuuw nuthinnn :D :D

  117. Christopher
    Posted October 16, 2013 at 5:31 am | Permalink

    It was a hard decision between Dame, Gwen or Natalie but I went with Gwen in the end.

  118. David
    Posted October 16, 2013 at 5:59 am | Permalink

    Zack,

    I agree with you – I’d like to have seen Ellie’s name on the list. She’d get my vote.

  119. loco73
    Posted October 16, 2013 at 6:05 am | Permalink

    The Queen Of Thorns is it for me, in spite of all the other worthy nominees, Diana Riggs’s acting was just fantabulous, especially her various interactions with Tyrion, Varys and Tywin..”He is a sword swallower through and through…” That line alone makes her presence on the show worth!

  120. Jentario
    Posted October 16, 2013 at 8:17 am | Permalink

    Hodor Targaryen,

    I never said you were crying about it, just that we should have better things to discuss than the word “actress” being sexist. There are female versions of loads of words, you’d have to change the whole language to make it the way you want. How soon before people start hating “him” or “her”? If you want to fight against sexism, do it for things that actually matter (such as sexism at work places). I did not mean to offend anyone BTW and I hope Geekfurious will forgive me for calling his comment dumb, as that was truly inappropriate.

  121. Rygar
    Posted October 16, 2013 at 8:24 am | Permalink

    Jentario,

    Or sexism in public forums about the nominees asses on a poll about best actorassess.

  122. Jentario
    Posted October 16, 2013 at 8:27 am | Permalink

    Rygar,

    That too.

  123. Rygar
    Posted October 16, 2013 at 8:32 am | Permalink

    Jentario:
    Rygar,

    That too.

    To paraphrase Bret MacKenzie: “They are all so hot they are making me sexist. Bitches.”

    My apologies.

  124. SourPuss
    Posted October 16, 2013 at 9:43 am | Permalink

    Sonia:
    Rose had a bit of screen time but played perfectly all her scenes. I think the fact her scenes was with Kit it’s what annoyed you. And her accent it’s simply the best, she is the only one when we hear her talking we know we are in the North.

    I’m from Yorkshire where people really do talk like the Starks (they based the family’s accent on Sean Bean’s, a Yorkshireman) and I find Rose’s accent to be a heavily exaggerated, almost comedic form of a Yorkshire/Northern accent. I’m not that impressed, she sounds like she’s trying too hard and forcing it, although she does OK at coming across as very rough and underclass. Kit’s Northern accent, by comparison, is beautiful and soothing (Richard Madden also does a good Yorkshire/Northern accent). I was actually gutted to find out Kit was a Southerner because his accent was so warm and authentic. I’m confused by people who don’t like Kit’s acting in late S2/3, all he is allowed to do by the writers is stand around being the gimp with Stockholm Syndrome while Ygritte bounces lame one liners off him and basically pressures him into sex. Much of what he says and does has to revolve around manipulative, aggressive Ygritte so how else can he act but withdrawn and somewhat confused? I think he does fine but I hate their storyline and can’t wait for things to move on. I’m not saying I hate the actress Rose Leslie, but I do hate the character she plays.

    On another note I’m voting for Gwen, she’s magnificent.

  125. Sammy
    Posted October 16, 2013 at 2:15 pm | Permalink

    SourPuss,

    this exactly. I can’t wait until it’s over between them and Kit gets another storyline, the more important one.

  126. OldeCrone
    Posted October 16, 2013 at 2:24 pm | Permalink

    Avert your eyes, geekfurious, no insult intended. On the actor/actress matter, I asked some of my friends who have grandchildren today whether the young generation tend to use “actor” for both sexes and the answer was a resounding “Yes”, so it does seem it’s an age-related thing. I feel like I want to go and lie down in a darkened room when I hear the phrase “You guys” being used for women or girls. I blame “Sex and the City” but of course nobody’s going to take any notice of me. I suppose it’s similar to the fact that in the early twentieth century sometimes business letters would be finished with something like “I remain, Sir, your humble and obedient servant” but by the 1960s/1970s, maybe earlier, “Yours faithfully” had become the norm. Also when the written language in polite society was a lot more prim and proper than now dog-breeders often advertised “lady dogs” for sale rather than “bitches” even though “bitch” was [and is] the correct word for a female dog. I’m to old to stop calling female thespians “actresses” but maybe when my generation has passed away (I’m not planning on shuffling off this mortal coil just this minute) “actor” as a standard form of the noun will prevail. I think I said that I gave my “lady who acts” vote to Gwendoline but it was a close call, I liked them all including Rose (sorry Sourpuss).

  127. Joh
    Posted October 16, 2013 at 3:00 pm | Permalink

    Had to go with Rose.

    I also love Gwendoline, but I think we’ve yet to see the best of Brienne.

  128. Thor
    Posted October 16, 2013 at 3:03 pm | Permalink

    wish Rose was replaced by Ellie Kendrick, miss her in that poll!

  129. Léon
    Posted October 16, 2013 at 3:50 pm | Permalink

    Why guys are you so harsh toward Rose Leslie when it’s her character that you don’t like? Seriously you say Sonia bash on others actor/actress but you do the same.

    My vote for Rose because despite a bad storyline she showed a wide range of facial expressions.

  130. The_Wanderer
    Posted October 16, 2013 at 5:12 pm | Permalink

    I couldn’t choose anyone of those five. It’s too hard, they were all so good at what they did.

  131. Chrisss
    Posted October 16, 2013 at 5:28 pm | Permalink

    Léon,

    Because a) she didn’t convince me b) her storyline was lame and c) saying that this is Kit’s fault is ridiculous.

  132. Thor
    Posted October 16, 2013 at 5:30 pm | Permalink

    Chrisss,

    I second this. And now topic closed, let’s better talk about Gwen, Natalie and the others.
    My vote would have gone to Ellie but since she isn’t nominated I went with Gwen though it was a tough decision between her, Carice and Natalie.

  133. marta(bcn)
    Posted October 17, 2013 at 3:45 pm | Permalink

    Rose!!!

  134. firefly
    Posted October 17, 2013 at 4:50 pm | Permalink

    Voted for Gwen Christie because she did the impossible and made Jaime Lannister likeable. I never ever thought I’d end up liking him but maybe that will change now that he’s back in King’s Landing and goes back to his old ways. I hope not.

  135. Shadows
    Posted October 17, 2013 at 6:11 pm | Permalink

    agree with everything what is said about Rose Leslie. Liked her much more in Dowton Abby but as Ygritte – no.
    My vote goes to Carice cause she rocks and makes the Stannis part more interesting.

  136. alex also
    Posted October 18, 2013 at 3:26 am | Permalink

    Gwen Christie – I always want her to have more screen time. She and Jaime could have the whole show and it would be excellent television. Obviously the roles and the way they are written has a lot to do with it but Gwen plays Brienne as so big and sulky and cranky and it’s so different from how she is in interviews that the acting can’t be faulted.

    Diana Rigg got all the best lines and could have played that part blindfolded and in her sleep. (But more of her on screen too please.)

  137. Dark Star>Terrapin
    Posted October 28, 2013 at 11:05 pm | Permalink

    Where are the results posted??


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