Monday, June 22, 2015

The Wire Award - Action Series

The Wire Award for Best Action Series
2009: Chuck (NBC)
2010: Lost (ABC)
2011: Justified (FX)
2012: Breaking Bad (AMC)
2013: Breaking Bad (AMC)
2014: Breaking Bad (AMC)

2015 Results

10. Outlander (Starz) 0 points

9. The Walking Dead (AMC) 3 points
1st by Jack

8. Boardwalk Empire (HBO) 8 points
1st by Brady

7. Banshee (Cinemax) 10 points
1st by Loose, T-time

6. Ray Donovan (Showtime) 11 points
2nd by Bonz

5. Daredevil (Netflix) 12 points
2nd by Lenny

4. The Americans (FX) 13 points
1st by Jaydon

3. Homeland (Showtime) 14 points
1st by Bonz

2. Justified (FX) 37 points
1st by Lenny

and the Poolie goes to...

1. Game of Thrones (HBO) 39 points
1st by Larry, Mags, Tyson, Cecil, Rizzo, Tippy, Marsh

With Breaking Bad no longer on the air, Game of Thrones edged out Justified for its first best action series win ever.  The show has been nominated all five years it has been on the air, finishing as high as second for its first season back in 2011.

Winner's Breakdown
1st: Larry, Mags, Tyson, Cecil, Rizzo, Tippy, Marsh
3rd: Loose, Jack, Jaydon, Lenny
4th: T-time, Brady
No Vote: Bonz


Sunday, June 21, 2015

Frank Pembleton Award - Lead in Action

The Frank Pembleton Award for the Best Lead Character in an Action
2009: James 'Sawyer' Ford (Lost)
2010: Jack Shephard (Lost)
2011: Raylan Givens (Justified)
2012: Raylan Givens (Justified)
2013: Walter White (Breaking Bad)
2014: Walter White (Breaking Bad)

2015 Results

10. Ragnar Lothbrok (Vikings) 4 points
2nd by Mags

9. Oliver Queen (Arrow) 4 points
4th by Loose, Larry

8. Phillip Jennings (The Americans) 6 points
3rd by Jaydon, Cecil

7. Matt Murdock (Daredevil) 6 points
2nd by Lenny

6. Lucas Hood (Banshee) 6 points
3rd by Loose, T-time

5. Ray Donovan (Ray Donovan) 8 points
1st by Bonz, Tippy

4. Rick Grimes (The Walking Dead) 8 points
1st by Jack

3. Jack Bauer (24) 11 points
2nd by Tippy

2. Boyd Crowder (Justified) 32 points
1st by Jaydon, Lenny

and the Poolie goes to...

1. Raylan Givens (Justified) 40 points
1st by Loose, T-time, Larry, Mags, Tyson, Cecil, Rizzo, Brady

This marks Raylan's third win in the category, the most ever for lead in action.  The previous two seasons he came in third and second, respectively.  Justified has now earned eight wins overall at the Poolies.

Winner's Breakdown
1st: Loose, T-time, Larry, Mags, Tyson, Cecil, Rizzo, Brady
2nd: Jaydon
3rd: Jack, Lenny
No Vote: Bonz, Tippy, Marsh


Desmond Hume Award - Supporting in Action

The Desmond Hume Award for the Best Supporting Character in an Action
2009: Tony Almeida (24)
2010: Desmond Hume (Lost)
2011: Boyd Crowder (Justified)
2012: Boyd Crowder (Justified)
2013: Boyd Crowder (Justified)
2014: Tyrion Lannister (Game of Thrones)

2015 Results

10. Joe Carroll (The Following) 6 points
2nd by Jack

9. Wilson Fisk (Daredevil) 7 points
1st by Jaydon

8. Boon (Justified) 8 points
3rd by T-time, Lenny

7. Petyr Baelish (Game of Thrones) 12 points
2nd by Larry, Tyson

6. Peter Quinn (Homeland) 13 points
1st by Bonz

5. Wynn Duffy (Justified) 13 points
1st by Lenny

4. Avery Markham (Justified) 17 points
1st by Jack

3. Al Capone (Boardwalk Empire) 18 points
1st by T-time, Brady

2. Jaime Lannister (Game of Thrones) 20 points
2nd by Cecil, Marsh

and the Poolie goes to...

1. Tyrion Lannister (Game of Thrones) 50 points
1st by Loose, Larry, Mags, Tyson, Cecil, Tippy, Marsh

This is Tyrion's second straight win in the category, following Boyd Crowder's three straight from 2011-13.  He has been nominated for the Desmond Hume Award four times and once earned a nomination for lead in action back in 2012.  This marks Game of Thrones' 12th overall win at the Poolies.

Winner's Breakdown
1st: Loose, Larry, Mags, Tyson, Cecil, Tippy, Marsh
2nd: T-time, Jaydon, Brady, Lenny
3rd: Jack
No Vote: Rizzo, Bonz


Saturday, June 20, 2015

Samantha Marquez Award - Female in Action

The Samantha Marquez Award for Best Female Character in an Action
2009 Winner: Sarah Walker (Chuck)
2010 Winner: Sarah Walker (Chuck)
2011 Winner: Mags Bennett (Justified)
2012 Winner: Carrie Mathison (Homeland)
2013: Daenerys Targaryen (Game of Thrones)
2014: Sarah Manning (Orphan Black)

2015 Results

10. Felicity Smoak (Arrow) 5 points
3rd by Loose

9. Claire Randall (Outlander) 7 points
1st by Loose

8. Elizabeth Jennings (The Americans) 9 points
1st by Jaydon

7. Carrie Hopewell (Banshee) 9 points
1st by T-time

6. Katherine Hale (Justified) 10 points
3rd by Tyson, Brady

5. Alison Hendrix (Orphan Black) 14 points
1st by Jack, Lenny

4. Cersei Lannister (Game of Thrones) 17 points
1st by Marsh

3. Sarah Manning (Orphan Black) 21 points
1st by Larry

2. Margaery Tyrell (Game of Thrones) 22 points
1st by Mags

and the Poolie goes to...

1. Daenerys Targaryen (Game of Thrones) 30 points
1st by Tyson, Cecil, Rizzo, Tippy, Brady

Dany bounces back to earn her second win in the category after placing third a year ago.  Daenerys now joins Chuck's Sarah Walker as the only two to win multiple times for best female in action.  Game of Thrones has now won 11 awards at the Poolies overall.

Winner's Breakdown
1st: Tyson, Cecil, Rizzo, Tippy, Brady
2nd: Lenny
3rd: Jack, Larry, Mags
No Vote: Loose, T-time, Jaydon, Bonz, Marsh


Teri Bauer - Worst in Action

The Teri Bauer Award for the Character you love to hate in an Action
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)
2014: Gemma Teller (Sons of Anarchy)

2015 Results

10. Harvey Bullock (Gotham) 5 points
4th by Jack, Tippy

9. Michonne (The Walking Dead) 5 points
3rd by Brady

8. Paige Jennings (The Americans) 8 points
1st by Cecil

7. Daryl Dixon (The Walking Dead) 8 points
3rd by Loose, Jack

6. Aayan Ibrahim (Homeland) 10 points
2nd by Bonz

5. Foggy Nelson (Daredevil) 11 points
2nd by Jaydon, Mags

4. Abby Donovan (Ray Donovan) 19 points
1st by Bonz

3. Ramsay Bolton (Game of Thrones) 24 points
1st by T-time, Mags, Marsh

2. Jackson Teller (Sons of Anarchy) 26 points
1st by Loose, Jack, Larry, Jaydon

and the Poolie goes to...

1. Gemma Teller (Sons of Anarchy) 30 points
1st by Tyson, Tippy, Brady, Lenny

This is Gemma's second straight year earning the right to be called the worst in action, becoming the second multiple winner in the category after Breaking Bad's Skyler White.  It is the fifth win overall at the Poolies for Sons of Anarchy, as its run came to an end this fall.

Winner's Breakdown
1st: Tyson, Tippy, Brady, Lenny
2nd: Jack, Larry, Cecil
3rd: Jaydon
5th: Loose
No Vote: T-time, Mags, Rizzo, Bonz, Marsh


Friday, June 19, 2015

"Through the Looking Glass" Award - Action Episode

The "Through the Looking Glass" Award for Best Action Episode
2010: "The End" (Lost, 616)
2011: "Full Measure" (Breaking Bad, 313)
2012: "Blackwater" (Game of Thrones, 209)
2013: "Say My Name" (Breaking Bad, 507)
2014: "Ozymandius" (Breaking Bad, 514)

2015 Results

10. "The Climb" (Arrow, 309) 1 point
5th by Larry

9. "Evermore" (The Following, 310) 4 points
1st by Jack

8. "Tribal" (Banshee, 305) 6 points
1st by Loose

7. "Cuanto" (Boardwalk Empire, 504) 7 points
3rd by Brady

6. "We All Pay Eventually" (Banshee, 310) 8 points
2nd by Loose, T-time

5. "In the Blood" (Daredevil, 104) 9 points
3rd by Jaydon, Lenny

4. "There's Something Else Going On" (Homeland, 409) 17 points
1st by Bonz

3. "The Promise" (Justified, 613) 30 points
1st by Jaydon

2. "The Mountain and the Viper" (Game of Thrones, 408) 34 points
1st by Cecil, Rizzo, Tippy, Brady, Lenny

and the Poolie goes to...

1. "Hardhome" (Game of Thrones, 508) 35 points
1st by T-time, Larry, Mags, Tyson, Marsh

This is the second time Game of Thrones has won for best episode, having also taken home the trophy for another great battle in "Blackwater" back in 2012.  Thrones now joins Survivor, It's Always Sunny, The Office, Friday Night Lights and Breaking Bad in the 10-Win Club.

Winner's Breakdown
1st: T-time, Larry, Mags, Tyson, Marsh
2nd: Jaydon, Tippy
3rd: Cecil
4th: Loose, Brady, Lenny
5th: Rizzo
No Vote: Jack, Bonz


Seinfeld Award - Comedy Series

The Seinfeld Award for Best Comedy Series
2009: The Office (NBC)
2010: Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO)
2011: The Office (NBC)
2012: It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (FX)
2013: It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (FXX)
2014: It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (FXX)

2015 Results

10. The Goldbergs (ABC) 6 points
4th by Loose, T-time, Jack

9. Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX) 11 points
2nd by Rizzo

8. Community (Yahoo) 11 points
2nd by Tippy

7. The Last Man on Earth (FOX) 13 points
2nd by Jack

6. New Girl (FOX) 14 points
1st by Tippy

5. Louie (FX) 19 points
1st by Larry, Tyson

4. Wilfred (FXX) 21 points
1st by T-time, Marsh

3. Veep (HBO) 23 points
2nd by Larry, Cecil, Brady

2. Silicon Valley (HBO) 34 points
1st by Mags, Brady, Lenny

and the Poolie goes to...

1. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (FXX) 35 points
1st by Loose, Jack, Jaydon, Cecil, Rizzo, Bonz

This is the fourth straight win for It's Always Sunny in the category, which is the second most wins ever by a show for a best series award (Survivor with 5).  It's Always Sunny has now won 13 overall Poolies, which is also second to Survivor's 18.

Winner's Breakdown
1st: Loose, Jack, Jaydon, Cecil, Rizzo, Bonz
2nd: T-time
3rd: Tippy
5th: Larry
No Vote: Mags, Tyson, Brady, Lenny, Marsh


Thursday, June 18, 2015

Cory Matthews Award - Lead in Comedy

The Cory Matthews Award for the Best Lead Character in a Comedy
2009: Tracy Jordan (30 Rock)
2010: Larry David (Curb Your Enthusiasm)
2011: Michael Scott (The Office)
2012: Larry David (Curb Your Enthusiasm)
2013: Nick Miller (New Girl)
2014: Dennis Reynolds (It's Always Sunny)

2015 Results

10. Jonah Takalua (Jonah From Tonga) 5 points
2nd by T-time

9. King Richard (Galavant) 5 points
3rd by Loose

8. Josh Gad (The Comedians) 6 points
3rd by T-time

7. Phil Tandy Miller (The Last Man on Earth) 13 points
2nd by Loose, Jaydon

6. Schmidt (New Girl) 14 points
2nd by Mags, Tyson, Lenny

5. Jake Peralta (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) 16 points
1st by Brady

4. Wilfred Mueller (Wilfred) 23 points
1st by Loose, T-time, Jack, Lenny, Marsh

3. Nick Miller (New Girl) 24 points
1st by Mags, Tyson, Tippy

2. Dennis Reynolds (It's Always Sunny) 25 points
1st by Larry, Jaydon, Cecil

and the Poolie goes to...

1. Charlie Kelly (It's Always Sunny) 27 points
1st by Rizzo, Bonz

This is Charlie's first win at the Poolies and its the second straight year It's Always Sunny has won in this category. This was his fifth nomination, having placed second in both 2013 and 2014.  Always Sunny now has 12 overall wins at the Poolies.

Winner's Breakdown
1st: Rizzo, Bonz
2nd: Larry, Cecil, Tippy, Brady
3rd: Jaydon, Mags, Marsh
No Vote: Loose, T-time, Jack, Tyson, Lenny