Geektown Awards – Best Male & Female Performance in a TV Show
And so we come to the ‘Best Performance’ categories. There have been some amazing performances across tv this year, so it was difficult whittling the list down. The ‘Best Male’ was dominated by two particular actors from the same show who, combined, took over half the vote. Things were a little more even in the ‘Best Female’ with only 1% separating the top two spots! Here are the people for whom you voted!
Best Male Performance
Nominees: Jason Isaacs – Star Trek: Discovery, Grant Gustin – The Flash, Keir Gilchrist – Atypical, Peter Dinklage – Game of Thrones, Giovanni Ribisi – Sneaky Pete, Ian McShane – American Gods, Rami Malek – Mr. Robot, Kit Harrington – Game Of Thrones
Bronze: Ian McShane – American Gods
Silver: Kit Harrington – Game Of Thrones
And the Gold goes to…
Peter Dinklage – Game of Thrones
Yes, Jon Snow may have come back from the dead, but Tyrion Lannister still get’s the best lines in the show. This is the 2nd time Geektown favourite Peter Dinklage has taken home the Gold award, and it’s totally well deserved. His portrayal of “The Imp” in ‘Game Of Thrones’ has long been one of the highlights of the series. Now, with his flag firmly planted with ‘Team Dany’ and against the rest of the Lannister clan, we have an agonising wait until 2019 before we find out if he will make it all the way to the end of the show’s run.
Best Female Performance
Nominees: Claire Danes – Homeland, Claire Foy – The Crown, Emilia Clarke – Game Of Thrones, Julia Louis-Dreyfus – Veep, Lena Headey – Game Of Thrones, Melissa McBride – The Walking Dead, Sonequa Martin-Green – Star Trek: Discovery, Winona Ryder – Stranger Things
Bronze: Melissa McBride – The Walking Dead
Silver: Emilia Clarke – Game Of Thrones
And the Gold goes to…
Winona Ryder – Stranger Things
It’s no mean feat taking on Daenerys of the House Targaryen, the First of Her Name, The Unburnt, Queen of the Andals etc… etc… but Winona Ryder did it with her portrayal of Joyce Byers, the kick-ass momma-bear of ‘Stranger Things’. Mother to Will and Jonathan, she’s been through a lot in two seasons of Netflix’s 80’s tribute horror. After losing Will for most of season one, she has to deal with the aftermath of the poor lad’s PTSD from being stuck in “The Upside Down” in season two. Thankfully she has the lovely Bob (Sean Astin) to help her through it… for a while anyway…
‘Stranger Things’ will be back for a 3rd season, although we’re not exactly sure when it’ll land yet.
Dave has over 20 years experience in the digital industry, and is founder and editor of Geektown. Obviously a huge geek himself, he can often be found in front of the latest tv show or movie, on various video games, or with his head in a comic book.