airlockalpha.com

Genre Nexus - We Get Entertainment 1701 News |  Airlock Alpha |  Inside Blip |  Rabid Doll

Sign-In [?]

Twitter Facebook Mailing List RSS Feed

'Game Of Thrones,' 'Fringe' Split 2011 Portal Awards

'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1,' 'Inception' divide up movies

Fans are hoping "Game of Thrones" cleans up at this year's Emmy awards. But first, it had a very strong finish in voting for the 2011 Portal Awards.

The HBO fantasy series from author George R.R. Martin tied "Fringe" to take three awards at this year's fan-chosen awards, including Best Actor/Television, Best Episode/Television and Best Series/Television.

The winners, chosen by 30 days of voting earlier this summer from thousands of Airlock Alpha readers, were announced Thursday night on Alpha Waves Radio. That show can be heard Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on TrekRadio.net and the weekend after as a free download on iTunes.

Sean Bean, whose character of Eddard Stark ... well, we won't give it away. Let's just say Bean plays him. Well, anyway, he played him so well that fans voted him this year's Best Actor, beating a tough field that included Joshua Jackson from "Fringe," Matt Smith from "Doctor Who," Andrew Lincoln from "The Walking Dead" and Eddie McClintock from "Warehouse 13."

The show's pilot episode, "Winter is Coming," beat an equally tough field in that category. It was against "Apotheosis" from "Caprica," "The Doctor's Wife" from "Doctor Who," "Epilogue" from "Stargate: Universe" and "Lysergic Acid Diethylamide" from "Fringe."

In the Best Series category, "Game of Thrones" beat "Doctor Who," "Fringe," "Stargate: Universe" and "The Walking Dead."

But "Game of Thrones" was not the only show that shined. Fox's critical fave "Fringe" also took three awards. Anna Torv won Best Actress/Television. She beat Karen Gillan from "Doctor Who," Summer Glau from "The Cape," Lena Headey from "Game of Thrones" and Paula Malcomson from "Caprica."

John Noble, who many felt was robbed a nomination at this year's Emmys, was able to get redemption at the Portal Awards. The "Fringe" star beat competition -- including Emmy-nominated Peter Dinklage from "Game of Thrones" -- for Best Supporting Actor/Television. Noble also beat David Blue and Robert Carlyle from "Stargate: Universe," and Saul Rubinek from "Warehouse 13."

Leonard Nimoy, who says he is now retired from television and fandom, took the award for Best Special Guest/Television for his animated role in the "Fringe" episode "Lysergic Acid Diethylamide." He beat Michael Gambon and Alex Kingston from "Doctor Who," Christopher Lloyd from "Fringe" and Michael Rosenbaum from "Smallville."

On the movie side, both "Inception" and "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1" took home a pair of awards. Leonard DiCaprio won Best Actor/Movie for "Inception" while the film itself took Best Movie.

Emma Watson won Best Actress/Movie while Daniel Radcliffe won his fifth Portal Award, this time for Best Young Actor.

"Stargate: Universe" has said good-bye to television, but not before actress Alaina Huffman won her second award for Best Supporting Actress/Television. She beat Morena Baccarin and Jane Badler from "V," Allison Scagliotti from "Warehouse 13" and Polly Walker from "Caprica."

In minor categories, "Star Trek" director J.J. Abrams won the Gene Roddenberry Award given for lifetime achievement. At the same time, "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" was added to the Rod Serling hall-of-fame, joining last year's inductee "Star Trek: The Next Generation," and joining charter class "Star Trek," "Doctor Who" and "The Twilight Zone."

GateWorld, the site that has covered Stargate news for more than a decade, won Best Website, an award it first won in 2007.

2011 Airlock Alpha Portal Award Winners

BEST ACTOR/Television
Sean Bean, "Game of Thrones"
Joshua Jackson, "Fringe"
Andrew Lincoln, "Walking Dead"
Eddie McClintock, "Warehouse 13"
Matt Smith, "Doctor Who"

BEST ACTRESS/Television
Karen Gillan, "Doctor Who"
Summer Glau, "The Cape"
Lena Headey, "Game of Thrones"
Paula Malcomson, "Caprica"
Anna Torv, "Fringe"

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR/Television
David Blue, "Stargate: Universe"
Robert Carlyle, "Stargate: Universe"
Peter Dinklage, "Game of Thrones"
John Noble, "Fringe"
Saul Rubinek, "Warehouse 13"

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS/Television
Morena Baccarin, "V"
Jane Badler, "V"
Alaina Huffman, "Stargate: Universe"
Allison Scagliotti, "Warehouse 13"
Polly Walker, "Caprica"

BEST EPISODE/Television
Apotheosis, "Caprica"
The Doctor's Wife, "Doctor Who"
Epilogue, "Stargate: Universe"
Lysergic Acid Diethylamide, "Fringe"
Winter Is Coming, "Game of Thrones"

BEST SERIES/Television
Doctor Who
Fringe
Game of Thrones
Stargate: Universe
The Walking Dead

BEST MOVIE
The Adjustment Bureau
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1
Inception
Thor
Tron: Legacy

BEST ACTOR/Movie
Leonardo DiCaprio, "Inception"
Ralph Fiennes, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1"
Rupert Grint, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1"
Chris Hemsworth, "Thor"
Daniel Radcliffe, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1"

BEST ACTRESS/Movie
Emily Blunt, "The Adjustment Bureau"
Helena Bonham Carter, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1"
Ellen Page, "Inception"
Natalie Portman, "Thor"
Emma Watson, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1"

GENE RODDENBERRY AWARD
J.J. Abrams
Rick Berman
Gene L. Coon
Elisabeth Sladen
H.G. Wells

ROD SERLING AWARD
Babylon 5
Battlestar Galactica (original)
Quantum Leap
Space: 1999
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

BEST SPECIAL GUEST/Television
Michael Gambon, "A Christmas Carol," Doctor Who
Alex Kingston, "Day of the Moon," Doctor Who
Christopher Lloyd, "The Firefly," Fringe
Leonard Nimoy, "Lysergic Acid Diethylamide," Fringe
Michael Rosenbaum, "Finale," Smallville

BEST YOUNG ACTOR
Isaac Hempstead-Wright, "Game of Thrones"
Chloe Moretz, "Let Me In"
Daniel Radcliffe, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1"
Alessandra Torresani, "Caprica"
Maisie Williams, "Game of Thrones"

BEST WEBSITE
Dark Horizons
GateWorld
i09
TrekMovie
Whedonesque

About the Author

Michael Hinman is the founder and editor-in-chief for Airlock Alpha and the entire GenreNexus. He owns Nexus Media Group Inc., the parent corporation of the GenreNexus and is a veteran print journalist. He lives in Tampa, Fla.
Email author

You might also like:

Genre Nexus Community

Visit our forums