Friday, July 11, 2014

Desmond Hume Award - Supporting in Action


Named For: Desmond Hume (Lost)
Awarded To: The best supporting character in an action series
2009: Tony Almeida (24)
2010: Desmond Hume (Lost)
2011: Boyd Crowder (Justified)
2012: Boyd Crowder (Justified)
2013: Boyd Crowder (Justified)

Here are this year's honorees...

10th - Sebastian Monroe (Revolution) 2 points
4th by Jack

9th - Slade Wilson (Arrow) 2 points
4th by me

8th - Daryl Crowe, Jr. (Justified) 3 points
3rd by Lenny

7th - Al Capone (Boardwalk Empire) 8 points
3rd by Mags

6th - Luke Grey (The Following) 9 points
2nd by Jack; 1st by me

5th - Sandor Clegane (Game of Thrones) 14 points
1st by Jaydon

4th - Todd (Breaking Bad) 15 points
1st by Rizzo, Bonz

3rd - Jaime Lannister (Game of Thrones) 22 points
1st by Jack; 3rd by me

2nd - Boyd Crowder (Justified) 35 points
1st by T-time, Braids, Lenny; 5th by me

and the Poolie goes to...

1st - Tyrion Lannister (Game of Thrones) 38 points
1st by Lar, Mags, Ty, Cecil, Marsh; 2nd by me

This is Tyrion Lannister's first win at the Poolies.  He placed fourth a year ago in this category.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Frank Pembleton Award - Lead in Action


Named For: Frank Pembleton (Homicide)
Awarded To: The best lead character in an action series
2009: James 'Sawyer' Ford (Lost)
2010: Jack Shephard (Lost)
2011: Raylan Givens (Justified)
2012: Raylan Givens (Justified)
2013: Walter White (Breaking Bad)

Here are this year's honorees...

10th - Lucas Hood (Banshee) 0 points

9th - Oliver Queen (Arrow) 2 points
5th by Jack; 5th by me

8th - Marco Ruiz (The Bridge) 3 points
3rd by T-time

7th - Joe Carroll (The Following) 5 points
2nd by Jack

6th - Phillip Jennings (The Americans) 7 points
2nd by Jaydon, Marsh

5th - John Watson (Sherlock) 8 points
4th by Braids; 4th by me

4th - Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock) 18 points
2nd by Lar; 3rd by me

3rd - Raylan Givens (Justified) 22 points
1st by Mags

2nd - Rust Cohle (True Detective) 44 points
1st by Jaydon, Ty, Cecil, Bonz, Braids; 1st by me

and the Poolie goes to...

1st - Walter White (Breaking Bad) 48 points
1st by T-time, Jack, Lar, Rizzo, Lenny, Marsh; 2nd by me

This is Walter White's second straight win at the Poolies.  He is now tied with Raylan Givens for most victories in the category.

Samantha Marquez Award - Female in Action


Named For: Samantha Marquez (Las Vegas)
Awarded To: The best female character in an action series
2009 Winner: Sarah Walker (Chuck)
2010 Winner: Sarah Walker (Chuck)
2011 Winner: Mags Bennett (Justified)
2012 Winner: Carrie Mathison (Homeland)
2013: Deanerys Targaryen (Game of Thrones)

Here are this year's honorees...

10th - Sonya Cross (The Bridge) 3 points
5th Cecil; 4th by me

9th - Charlie Matheson (Revolution) 5 points
5th by T-time, Jack; 3rd by me

8th - Carrie Hopewell (Banshee) 6 points
1st by T-time; 5th by me

7th - Felicity Smoak (Arrow) 7 points
4th by Mags; 1st by me

6th - Elizabeth Jennings (The Americans) 13 points
2nd by Jaydon, Cecil

5th - Hannah McKay (Dexter) 14 points
2nd by T-time

4th - Allison Hendrix (Orphan Black) 16 points
1st by Jack, Lenny

3rd - Deanerys Targaryen (Game of Thrones) 20 points
1st by Mags, Braids, Marsh

2nd - Arya Stark (Game of Thrones) 26 points
1st by Jaydon, Ty, Cecil

and the Poolie goes to...

1st - Sarah Manning (Orphan Black) 30 points
1st by Lar, Rizzo; 2nd by me

This is Sarah Manning's first Poolie victory. Last year she placed fourth in this category in her first season of eligibility.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

The Wire Award - Action Series


Named For: The Wire (HBO)
Awarded To: The best action series of the season
2009: Chuck (NBC)
2010: Lost (ABC)
2011: Justified (FX)
2012: Breaking Bad (AMC)
2013: Breaking Bad (AMC)

Here are this year's honorees...

10th. Arrow (The CW) 3 points
3rd by me

9th. The Bridge (FX) 4 points
3rd by T-time, 5th by me

8th. The Following (FOX) 5 points
1st by Jack

7th. Boardwalk Empire (HBO) 5 points
4th by Mags

6th. Orphan Black (BBC America) 8 points
3rd by Jack, Rizzo

5th. The Americans (FX) 12 points
1st by Jaydon

4th. Justified (FX) 17 points
2nd by Lenny

3rd. Game of Thrones (HBO) 31 points
1st by Ty, Marsh; 2nd by me

2nd. True Detective (HBO) 35 points
1st by Cecil; 4th by me

and the Poolie goes to...

1st. Breaking Bad (AMC) 49 points
1st by T-time, Lar, Mags, Rizzo, Bonz, Braids, Lenny; 1st by me

This is Breaking Bad's third straight victory in the category. No other show has won more than once in the six years of The Wire Award.

Teri Bauer Award - Worst in Action


Named For: Teri Bauer (24)
Awarded To: The character you love to hate in an action series
2009: Olivia Taylor (24)
2010: Skyler White (Breaking Bad)
2011: Sarah Linden (The Killing)
2012: Joffrey Baratheon (Game of Thrones)
2013: Skyler White (Breaking Bad)

Here are this year's honorees...

10th - Aaron Pittman (Revolution) 5 points
1st by T-time

9th - Jim Renny (Under the Dome) 5 points
2nd by Lar

8th - Jesse Pinkman (Breaking Bad) 5 points
3rd by Bonz; 3rd by me

7th - Emma Hill (The Following) 9 points
1st by Ty; 4th by me

6th - Carrie Mathison (Homeland) 12 points
2nd by Bonz; 1st by me

5th - Jackson Teller (Sons of Anarchy) 14 points
3rd by Jaydon; 2nd by me

4th - Theon Greyjoy (Game of Thrones) 19 points
1st by Jaydon, Mags

3rd - Carol Pelletier (The Walking Dead) 19 points
1st by Braids, Lenny

2nd - Skyler White (Breaking Bad) 23 points
1st by Rizzo, Bonz, Marsh

and the Poolie goes to...

1st - Gemma Teller (Sons of Anarchy) 33 points
1st by Jack, Lar, Cecil; 5th by me

This is Gemma Teller's first win at the Poolies.  She finished as the runner-up in this category last year.

"Through the Looking Glass" Award - Action Episode


Named For: "Through the Looking Glass" (Lost, 322)
Awarded To: The best action episode of the season
2010: "The End" (Lost, 616)
2011: "Full Measure" (Breaking Bad, 313)
2012: "Blackwater" (Game of Thrones, 209)
2013: "Say My Name" (Breaking Bad, 507)

Here are this year's honorees...

10th - "Take the Ride, Pay the Toll" (The Bridge, 111) 0 points

9th - "Streets of Fire" (Arrow, 222) 3 points
3rd by me

8th - "Bullets and Tears" (Banshee, 210) 4 points
4th by T-time; 4th by me

7th - "A Murder of Crowes" (Justified, 501) 5 points
3rd by Jack

6th - "The Laws of Gods and Men" (Game of Thrones, 406) 17 points
1st by Ty, Marsh

5th - "The Sign of Three" (Sherlock, 302) 17 points
1st by T-time; 2nd by me

4th - "The Secret Fate of All Life" (True Detective, 105) 20 points
2nd by Lar, Ty

3rd - "Blood Money" (Breaking Bad, 509) 27 points
1st by Bonz

2nd - "Who Goes There" (True Detective, 104) 33 points
1st by Mags, Cecil, Braids; 5th by me

and the Poolie goes to...

1st - "Ozymandius" (Breaking Bad, 514) 45 points
1st by Jack, Lar, Jaydon, Rizzo, Lenny; 1st by me

This is Breaking Bad's third episode to win the Poolie in this category.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Friday Night Lights Award - Drama Series


Named For: Friday Night Lights (NBC/The 101)
Awarded To: The best drama series of the season
2009: Friday Night Lights (NBC/The 101)
2010: Friday Night Lights (NBC/The 101)
2011: Friday Night Lights (NBC/The 101)
2012: House (FOX)
2013: The Vampire Diaries (The CW)

Here are this year's honorees...

10th - The Originals (The CW) 2 points
4th by Jack

9th - Bates Motel (A&E) 5 points
3rd by Braids

8th - The Vampire Diaries (The CW) 5 points
3rd by Jack; 5th by me

7th - Masters of Sex (Showtime) 6 points
1st by Bonz

6th - Hart of Dixie (The CW) 9 points
2nd by Jack; 4th by me

5th - The Newsroom (HBO) 10 points
2nd by Lar, Ty, Bonz

4th - Orange is the New Black (Netflix) 11 points
2nd by T-time, Jaydon; 3rd by me

3rd - House of Cards (Netflix) 16 points
1st by Lar, Ty, Cecil

2nd - Fargo (FX) 16 points
1st by T-time, Jack; 1st by me

and the Poolie goes to...

1st - Mad Men (AMC) 19 points
1st by Jaydon, Mags, Braids; 2nd by me

This is Mad Men's first ever win in this category.  Don Draper earned its first win in any category at last year's Poolies.

Dr. Greg House Award - Lead in Drama


Named For: Dr. Greg House (House)
Awarded To: The best lead character in a drama series
2009: Tim Riggins (Friday Night Lights)
2010: Greg House (House)
2011: Eric Taylor (Friday Night Lights)
2012: Greg House (House)
2013: Don Draper (Mad Men)

Here are this year's honorees...

10th - Stefan Salvatore (The Vampire Diaries) 3 points
3rd by Ty

9th - Norman Bates (Bates Motel) 3 points
4th by Jack; 5th by me

8th - Lip Gallagher (Shameless) 8 points
1st by Bonz, Marsh

7th - Damon Salvatore (The Vampire Diaries) 8 points
2nd by Jack

6th - Lester Nygaard (Fargo) 9 points
2nd by Jaydon; 3rd by me

5th - Don Draper (Mad Men) 11 points
1st by Braids; 4th by me

4th - Frank Underwood (House of Cards) 12 points
1st by Mags, Cecil

3rd - Will McAvoy (The Newsroom) 12 points
1st by Lar, Ty

2nd - Lorne Malvo (Fargo) 12 points
1st by T-time, Jaydon; 2nd by me

and the Poolie goes to...

1st - Klaus Mikaelson (The Originals) 14 points
1st by Jack; 1st by me

This is Klaus's first win at the Poolies. Last year he came in third for the Noah Hunter Award as a supporting character on The Vampire Diaries.