The results of the 2011 Portal Awards were announced on Thursday, with some good news and some bad news for Game of Thrones Fans.
The TV show Fringe managed to upset some of GoT’s sure-wins. Fringeophiles voted it in for Best TV Actress (Anna Torv) and Best TV Supporting Actor. Peter Dinklage should have received the Supporting Actor award, but it went to Fringe star John Noble, possibly as a direct result of him being snubbed for an Emmy nomination. Fringe also received Best Special Guest because they pulled out The Nimoy. I totally give them that. They also got Christopher Lloyd for another episode, so – props!
I really can’t believe Peter Dinklage didn’t win.
It wasn’t a complete sweep for Fringe, since Game of Thrones got Best Actor (Sean Bean), Best Episode (Winter is Coming) and Best Series. So in a numbers game, it comes out even.
I have a few more nits with the Porties.
Daniel Radcliffe won Best Young Actor and he’s like
30 22. I understand JJ Abrams is responsible for Fringe, but I’ve also seen Lost and Super 8. Elisabeth Sladen (Doctor Who) really should have gotten the Gene Roddenberry Award because 1) she’s been around longer and 2) she’s dead now. I also feel that Helena Bonham Carter (HP Deathly Hallows, Sweeney Todd) should have gotten an honorable mention or something.
And really, when it comes down to best website, i09 beats the pants off of GateWorld. I’m sorry, that’s just how it is.