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Geektown Awards: Winners – Best Male & Female Performance in a TV Show 2013

by Dave Elliott

In these next 2 categories we asked you to pick who you though gave the best performance in a TV show this year. Although in both cases there were clear winners, the battles for 2nd and 3rd place were really really close! First up, the guys…

Best Male Performance in a TV Show 2013

5th place went to James Spader for his performance as the devious ‘crime broker’ Raymond ‘Red’ Reddington in The Blacklist. 4th place goes to Bryan Cranston for his astounding performance as Chemistry teacher turned drugs baron Walter White in the spectacular Breaking Bad. 3rd place was taken by Peter Dinklage for his portrayal of Tyrion Lannister in the epic Game of Thrones. By just 0.3%, 2nd place goes to Andrew Lincoln for playing Rick Grimes in The Walking Dead. And the number 1 spot goes too…

Winner: Matt Smith (Doctor Who)

Well, of course it was. In the 50th Anniversary year, Who else could it be? ;) Matt may have regenerated into a new Peter Capaldi shaped form, but as the 11th Doctor, gave us some great and sometimes heartbreaking moments as the ‘raggedy doctor’. Whilst we may miss him, I’m also very much looking forward to seeing what Peter brings to the role when Doctor Who returns in the Autumn.

Best Female Performance in a TV Show 2013

5th place goes to Zooey Deschanel (New Girl), who lost out by just 0.4% to big sister Emily Deschanel who take 4th place for her role as Dr. Temperance Brennan in Bones. 3rd place goes to Claire Danes for her brilliant portrayal of bipolar CIA agent Carrie Mathison in Homeland. 2nd place is taken by Emilia Clark for her role as Daenerys Targaryen in Game of Thrones. As we’ve mentioned before on the site, Daenerys has one of the most interesting character arcs on GoT, going from the somewhat subdued sister of the vile Viserys, to a kick ass warrior queen, however she did not manage to win this battle…

Winner: Maggie Smith (Downton Abbey)


The first Dame to top our winners table, and it’s Maggie Smith for her role in Downton Abbey as the irrepressible Violet Crawley, the Dowager Countess of Grantham. Downton is of course a huge world wide hit, and I think a large part of that is Maggie’s effortless ability to verbally cut someone in half with a one line remark (see video). ;)

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