Named For: Noah Hunter (Beverly Hills, 90210)
Awarded To: The best supporting character in a drama series
2009 Winner: Ari Gold (Entourage)
2010 Winner: Ari Gold (Entourage)
Place. Nominee (Series) Points (My Vote)
10. Noah Puckerman (Glee) 1 point
9. Dale Kettlewell (Greek) 3 points
8. Max Braverman (Parenthood) 3 points
7. Albert Lambreaux (Treme) 5 points
6. Chase Adams (One Tree Hill) 7 points (2nd)
5. Roger Sterling (Mad Men) 8 points (3rd)
4. Robert Chase (House, MD) 11 points
3. Scott Lavin (Entourage) 13 points (4th)
2. Buddy Garrity (Friday Night Lights) 20 points (5th)
and the Poolie goes to...
1. Ornette Howard (Friday Night Lights) 23 points (1st)
This is Ornette Howard's first Poolie nomination, and first ever win for best supporting character in a drama series.
We here at the Quiet Pool Perspective are proud to welcome Poolie voter T-Time, who has some nice things to say about Ornette Howard, Cress Williams, and the people of Friday Night Lights.
The role of Ornette Howard was not massive. Cress Williams made every minute count, establishing himself as the dynamic ex-con father of East Dillon’s QB1. Sure, there were problems with the final season of Friday Night Lights, but Ornette was never one of them. His troubled relationship with his son was one of the most realistic and well-done plot lines of the entire run. How realistic? Ornette’s efforts to shake some money out of recruiters eerily paralleled the real life antics of Cecil Newton, occurring far too simultaneously to be written from the headlines. For once, an FNL plotline that was just awesome, as opposed to silly and awesome. In a season that saw guidance counselors become deans by making speeches about letting more dumb kids into college, and featured an attempt to convince us that Riggins and Tyra had once had a meaningful relationship, Williams’s gritty character was refreshing.
~ Written by Tim Forcella