Saturday, June 25, 2016

Lily Finnerty Award - Worst in Comedy

The Lily Finnerty Award for the Character you love to hate in a Comedy
2009: Toby Flenderson (The Office)
2010: Susie Greene (Curb Your Enthusiasm)
2011: Gabe Lewis (The Office)
2012: Andy Bernard (The Office)
2013: Manny Delgado (Modern Family)
2014: Luke Dunphy (Modern Family)
2015: Manny Delgado (Modern Family)

2016 Results

10. Rainbow Johnson (Blackish) 8 points
3rd by Jack, T-time, Lenny

9. Gerald Cooperberg (Wet Hot American Summer) 9 points
1st by Bonz

8. Phil Miller (The Last Man on Earth) 10 points
1st by Jaydon

7. Gretchen Cutler (You're the Worst) 11 points
1st by Larry

6. Catherine Meyer (Veep) 12 points
3rd by Jaydon, Marsh, Bonz

5. Cam Tucker (Modern Family) 15 points
1st by Brady, Tippy

4. Jess Day (New Girl) 21 points
1st by Tyson

3. Laurie Bream (Silicon Valley) 22 points
1st by Marsh

2. Andy Bailey (Modern Family) 27 points
1st by Loose, Jack, T-time, Cecil

1. Jack Barker (Silicon Valley) 31 points
1st by Lenny

Jack Barker wins his first Poolie for being the character we love to hate on Silicon Valley, snapping Modern Family's three-year streak of victories in the category.  The HBO comedy has now won four overall awards at the Poolies.

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




"The Dealership" Award - Comedy Episode

"The Dealership" Award for Best Comedy Episode
2010: "The Table Read" (Curb Your Enthusiasm, 709)
2011: "Threat Level Midnight" (The Office, 716)
2012: "Palestinian Chicken" (Curb Your Enthusiasm, 803)
2013: "The Cereal Defense" (It's Always Sunny, 810)
2014: "The Gang Breaks Dee" (It's Always Sunny, 901)
2015: "Charlie Work" (It's Always Sunny, 1005)

2016 Results

10. "Gender" (The Carmichael Show, 104) 3 points
1st by Lenny

9. "The Funeral" (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, 302) 4 points
3rd by Larry, Tyson, Brady

8. "Murder, Magic 8 Ball, Procrastination" (Review, 208) 4 points
3rd by Jaydon

7. "Emotional Consequences of Broadcast TV" (Community, 613) 5 points
1st by T-time

6. "Conspiracy Theory" (Review, 210) 6 points
3rd by Loose

5. "Charlie in Charge" (Blackish, 207) 7 points
1st by Cecil

4. "The Movement" (Nathan For You, 303) 14 points
1st Bonz

3. "Happiness, Pillow Fight, Imaginary Friend" (Review, 209) 15 points
1st by Loose, Jack

2. "Chardee MacDennis 2: Electric Bugaloo" (It's Always Sunny, 1101)
1st Marsh, Brady, Rizzo

1. "Mac and Dennis Move to the Suburbs" (It's Always Sunny, 1105)
1st by Larry, Jaydon, Tyson

This is the fourth straight best episode award win for It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. It marks the 14th overall win for the FXX comedy at the Poolies.

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


Friday, June 24, 2016

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: Game of Thrones (HBO)

2016 Results

10. Bates Motel (A&E) 4 points
3rd by Jack

9. Jessica Jones (Netflix) 4 points
4th by Jaydon, Cecil

8. Mad Dogs (Amazon) 5 points
2nd by T-time

7. Banshee (Cinemax) 7 points
3rd by Brady

6. The Americans (FX) 8 points
1st by Jaydon

5. Daredevil (Netflix) 9 points
2nd by Lenny, Rizzo

4. 11.22.63 (Hulu) 13 points
1st by Jack, Tippy

3. Narcos (Netflix) 19 points
1st by Rizzo

2. Fargo (FX) 22 points
1st Loose, T-time, Brady, Lenny

1. Game of Thrones (HBO) 30 points
1st by Larry, Tyson, Marsh, Cecil

Game of Thrones wins the best action series award for the second straight year and has now won 18 total awards at the Poolies.

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


Raylan Givens Award - Lead in Action

The Raylan Givens 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: Raylan Givens (Justified)

2016 Results

10. Oliver Queen (Arrow) 1 points
4th by Larry

9. Rick Grimes (The Walking Dead) 4 points
3rd by T-time

8. Philip Jennings (The Americans) 6 points
1st by Jaydon

7. Lucas Hood (Banshee) 7 points
3rd by Loose, Brady

6. Norman Bates (Bates Motel) 8 points
3rd by Jack, Lenny

5. Richard Roper (The Night Manager) 9 points
1st by Cecil

4. Ed Blumquist (Fargo) 11 points
2nd by T-time, Lenny

3. Jake Epping (11.22.63) 13 points
1st by Jack, Tippy

2. Jon Snow (Game of Thrones) 25 points
1st by Larry, Tyson, Marsh, Brady, Lenny

1. Pablo Escobar (Narcos) 26 points
1st by Loose, T-time, Rizzo

This is the first win for Narcos at the Poolies and it is just the fourth show in eight years of the Poolies to win in this category.  The first seven years were dominated by three of the legends in the game, Lost, Justified and Breaking Bad.

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

Thursday, June 23, 2016

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: Tyrion Lannister (Game of Thrones)

2016 Results

10. Cobi Franklin (Mad Dogs) 2 points
4th by T-time

9. Mickey Donovan (Ray Donovan) 4 points
1st by Bonz

8. Stan Beeman (The Americans) 6 points
3rd by Jaydon, Tyson

7. Dodd Gerhardt (Fargo) 7 points
4th by Brady, Cecil

6. Frank Castle (Daredevil) 8 points
1st by Lenny

5. Nabusuke Tagomi (The Man in the High Castle) 10 points
2nd by Cecil

4. Chad Radwell (Scream Queens) 13 points
1st by T-time

3. Jaime Lannister (Game of Thrones) 24 points
1st by Brady

2. Mike Milligan (Fargo) 29 points
1st by Loose, Jack, Jaydon

1. Tyrion Lannister (Game of Thrones) 35 points
1st by Larry, Tyson, Marsh, Cecil, Rizzo, Tippy

This marks Tyrion Lannister's third straight win for the best supporting character in an action series. He followed three victories in a row for Justified's Boyd Crowder.  Tyrion was also nominated for the award in 2011 and 2013 and in 2012 he was nominated for the best lead character in an action series.  Game of Thrones has now won 17 awards at the Poolies in history.

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


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: Daenerys Targaryen (Game of Thrones)

2016 Results

10. Carrie Hopewell (Banshee) 6 points
3rd by T-time

9. Trish Walker (Jessica Jones) 7 points
2nd by Loose

8. Ani Bezzerides (True Detective) 10 points
3rd by Larry

7. Sarah Manning (Orphan Black) 11 points
1st by Larry

6. Sadie Dunhill (11.22.63) 11 points
1st by Marsh

5. Elizabeth Jennings (The Americans) 12 points
1st by Jaydon

4. Peggy Blumquist (Fargo) 13 points
2nd by Lenny

3. Chanel Oberlin (Scream Queens) 15 points
1st by Loose, Jack, T-time

2. Daenerys Targaryen (Game of Thrones) 22 points
1st by Tyson, Lenny, Rizzo

1. Sansa Stark (Game of Thrones) 35 points
1st by Brady, Cecil, Tippy

This is the first win for Sansa Stark at the Poolies. She was last nominated in 2013 for the character you love to hate in an action series, finishing ninth with eight points.  It's the third win in the last four years in this category for Game of Thrones, as Dany Targaryen took home the prize in 2013 and 2015.  Thrones has now won 16 Poolies overall.

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




Wednesday, June 22, 2016

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: Gemma Teller (Sons of Anarchy)

2016 Results

10. Lee Harvey Oswald (11.22.63) 2 points
3rd by Tippy

9. Laurel Lance (Arrow) 3 points
2nd by Larry

8. Pete Martinez (Scream Queens) 5 points
3rd by Jack, T-time

7. Tommy Clark (Heroes Reborn) 5 points
1st by T-time

6. Glenn Rhee (The Walking Dead) 7 points
2nd by Jack, Brady

5. Dylan Massett (Bates Motel) 8 points
1st by Jack

4. Bunchy Donovan (Ray Donovan) 10 points
1st by Bonz, Tippy

3. Paul Woodrough (True Detective) 11 points
1st by Tyson

2. Foggy Nelson (Daredevil) 16 points
1st by Loose, Brady, Cecil, Rizzo

1. The High Sparrow (Game of Thrones) 25 points
1st by Larry, Jaydon, Marsh, Lenny

This marks the first win for The High Sparrow at the Poolies and it's the second win for Game of Thrones in this category. Joffrey Baratheon took home the Teri Bauer Award back in 2013.  This is the 15th award overall for the HBO series at the Poolies.

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