Geektown Awards – Best Performances in a TV Show
For these categories, we move from the overall shows and take a closer look at the actors bringing the drama to life. These are often extremely close categories, but this year both the top male and female performers landed very comfortable wins. Here are the top two people you enjoyed watching over the last 12 months.
Best Male Performance in a TV Show
Nominees: Andrew Lincoln – The Walking Dead, Bob Odenkirk – Better Call Saul, Freddie Highmore – The Good Doctor, Jeffrey Wright – Westworld, Keir Gilchrist – Atypical, Richard Madden – Bodyguard
Bronze: Freddie Highmore – The Good Doctor
Silver: Andrew Lincoln – The Walking Dead
And the Gold goes to …
Winner: Richard Madden – Bodyguard
And that makes it a third win for the monolithic hit ‘Bodyguard‘. Rather than fending off a timelord, this category saw Richard Madden take on the zombie killing might of Andrew Lincoln’s Rick Grimes… and win.
Madden’s nuanced portrayal of Principal Protection Officer David Budd really connected with viewers. Whilst Budd is conflicted about his new role protecting Home Secretary Julia Montague (Keeley Hawes), he’s also hiding his psychological scars from his time in the army behind a cool and forceful demeanour.
Best Female Performance in a TV Show
Nominees: Amy Adams – Sharp Objects, Elisabeth Moss – The Handmaid’s Tale, Evan Rachel Wood – Westworld, Jodie Comer – Killing Eve, Melissa McBride – The Walking Dead, Sandra Oh – Killing Eve
Bronze: Elisabeth Moss – The Handmaid’s Tale
Silver: Melissa McBride – The Walking Dead
And the Gold goes to …
Winner: Jodie Comer – Killing Eve
It’s the second win for the brilliant ‘Killing Eve’, as Jodie Comer fights off the competition to comfortably take the top spot. Comer played Villanelle, aka Oksana Astankova, the psychopathic, skilled assassin who becomes obsessed with Sandra Oh’s MI5 agent Eve Polastri. It’s a fabulous performance of a playful and funny, but also chilling and terrifying character. Trained to become a purpose-built killer, Villanelle seems as charming as she is unhinged and deadly.
‘Killing Eve‘ will return for Season 2 in 2019 on BBC One & BBC Three.
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.