Charlie Harper, 'Two And A Half Men'
Choosing Kathy Bates to play Charlie Sheen's former character was brilliant
and was recognized as such with an Emmy Award.
Kate Lethbridge-Stewart, 'Doctor Who'
A nice way to keep the heritage of the Brigadier
Spartacus, 'Spartacus: Vengeance'
The fact that the recasting had the blessings of Andy Whitfield before he
died, so that all the people on the crew could stay employed, drives this
CHILD TO ADULT (OR IN THIS CASE, VICE VERSA)
Leslie Knope, 'Park & Recreation'
We got to see Leslie as a little girl and that little girl showed all the
promise of the grown-up Miss Knope.
BEST NEW SUPPORTING FEMALE
Ellen Barkin, "The New Normal"
She really knows how to sling the
acidic barbs without becoming totally hateful.
BEST NEW RECURRING MALE CHARACTER
Brian Williams, 'Doctor Who'
I can only hope that the exit of Rory Williams from the show doesn't mean
we won't ever see his father again.
BEST ADDITION TO AN EXISTING CAST
Megan Draper - 'Mad Men'
had a small recurring role in last season - whenever the hell that was! - but
things had to kick into gear once Don married her. And she has proven to be
invaluable, everything that Betty Draper could never be. Megan has provided
several of the most memorable moments in this season......
BEST NEW GUEST APPEARANCE
Will O' The Wisp, 'Lost Girl'
Just funny in a grade school way in how he caused explosive
BEST HISTORICAL CHARACTER
Queen Nefertiti, 'Doctor Who'
What a little vixen!
BEST NEW CHILD CHARACTER
Jake Bohm, 'Touch'
Maybe there wasn't much for him to do in physical emoting, but he delivered
in the voice-overs.
Shania Clemmons, 'The New Normal'
Awkward but perceptive, she holds her own against so many older and more
experienced actors around her.
CHARACTER MOST DESERVING TO BECOME A REGULAR
Bobby Newport, 'Parks
Not likely to happen, more from a perspective outside the Box, but also
because of the election's outcome. Still, Paul Rudd fit right in to the world of
BEST NEW COMMERCIAL CHARACTER
Daves, "Dave's World" for Staples
BEST LEAGUE OF THEMSELVES APPEARANCE
Bo Derek, 'Chuck'
("Chuck vs. Bo")
So evil, yet so good!
James Van Der Beek ('Don't Trust The B In Apartment
BEST LEAGUE OF THEMSELVES APPEARANCE IN SKITLANDIA
"Scared Straight" sketch, 'Saturday Night Live'
BEST LEAGUE OF THEMSELVES
APPEARANCE IN THE TOONIVERSE
Burt Reynolds, 'Archer'
Elizabeth Bishop, 'Fringe'
Dead in Earth Prime-Time and its reboot,
but alive "Over There", the wife of Walter and the mother of Peter crossed over
to the reboot world to plead for Walter's help in getting the third version of
their son back to his Earth Prime-Time. ("The Enemy Of My Enemy")
The Great Intelligence, 'Doctor Who'
Of course it helps that, even though we never actually "saw" it, the Great
Intelligence was voiced by Sir Ian McKellan! ("The Snowmen")
INTRODUCTION OF A REGULAR CHARACTER
Oswin Oswald, 'Doctor Who'
And that's even though she died at the end! (Screw the spoiler alert - you should have seen it!) I'm not sure how this will play
out, especially now that we've met the late Clara Oswald, and seen her
contemporary counterpart. But I trust in Moffatt.
BEST NEW ALIENS
I don't have a choice this year. Not many choices
anymore in Toobworld with many sci-fi shows disappearing. Not even 'Doctor Who'
came through on this score - the Kahler were just humanoids with Borg tech on
BEST NEW ALIEN VILLAIN
The Shakri and its Cubes, 'Doctor Who'
BEST NEW VILLAIN
Sir Richard Carlisle, 'Downton Abbey'
He just needed a mustache
Tommy Voelker, 'The Mentalist'
His payoff will be in 2013, but that chilling final shot of him was the
embodiment of evil.
Watching her dance with each of the cast members still chokes me up. (The video that was embedded in that blog post no longer exists. I don't know why NBC would want to hide it away.....)
BEST "DEATH" SCENE
Amy and Rory Williams, 'Doctor Who'
They didn't die, per se, but were sent back in Time by a Weeping Angel, far
enough so that they were dead by contemporary times. So there was something
hopeful in that they got to live out their lives together to a ripe old
SADDEST DEATH SCENE
Dr. Holly Martens, 'Eureka'
they found a way to bring her back to a virtual existence, there was something
cold and ruthless in the way she was disconnected from the Matrix.
WORST (GRISLIEST) DEATH SCENE
'Fringe' - "The Enemy Of My
The 16 people who died in a hospital wing "Over There" when subjected
to a mysterious gas by an ally of Mr. Jones
BEST NEW CHARACTER
Anita Mandelay, 'The Mentalist'
Go ahead. Sound it out.
WORST NEW CHARACTER NAME
Xaro Xhoan Daxo, 'Game Of Thrones' (once again)
I've seen one critic just give up on trying to remember it (or spell it)
and instead called him "Ducksauce".
BEST USE OF A CHARACTER'S NAME
STILL more to come!