The time has come to celebrate the very best of Game of Thrones season 5, as chosen entirely by you, the fans!
How does it work? The initial suggestions for nominees in every category come from the fans, and run-off voting determines which top five win the final nomination in their category. (Best Episode is an exception- every episode will be in the final voting for this one.)
For a more detailed explanation of the process, jump to the Rules & Process below!
The categories are:
Best Supporting Actor
Best Supporting Actress
Best Guest Actor (This year we’re classifying this as an actor appearing in 2 episodes or less in Season 5, and no more than 10 episodes total for the entire series. Check the actor’s credits on IMDB if you’re uncertain.)
Best Guest Actress (again, 2 episodes or less in Season 5, and no more than 10 episodes total for the entire series.)
For scene categories, we have:
Best Death Scene for a Character
Best Visual Effects Scene
Best Action Scene (Be specific – example: simply stating “Hardhome” isn’t enough as that’s an episode title and also a combination of many action scenes!)
Best Comedic Scene (yeah yeah it’s not a comedy, but there are witty and funny scenes)
Best Dramatic Scene
Funniest Quote (clever one-liners and witty exchanges)
Best All-around Quote (almost anything goes, including speeches, though we draw the line at entire scenes)
The process is more or less the same as last year’s awards. Post your list of nominees in comments below, with the categories/nominees clearly labeled. You may submit more than one nominee per category in this initial submission process. Have fun and have your choices in by next Tuesday July 28th at 12PM Eastern Time!
For our newer readers, here is the complete run-down. #1 is especially important as it pertains to the nominating starting today!
The Rules & Process
1. Initial Gathering of Nominees: Please submit your nominees ONLY in the Comments section below. Please make your nominations with the categories they’re for clearly labeled in Comments.
You may use more than one post, as many as you need, or if you decide to add more nominations at a later time, that’s fine. You can also nominate more than one performer or scene for an award in this initial submission process!
*People have very different opinions on whether an actor is supporting or lead, so it’s important to label your nominations carefully! Ultimately, a performer can win a best actor/supporting nomination in only one category, and it will be in the one in which they gained the most votes. Using the submission ballots, storylines and season 5 screen time as a guide, the determination of placing a performer into lead versus supporting will ultimately be at WotW’s discretion.*
The submissions are open now. Readers have until next Tuesday July 28th at 12PM Eastern Time to complete their nomination lists.
2. First round Preliminary Poll: After everyone has posted their nomination submissions, the pool of info will be sorted into categories by the WotW staff and volunteer community members. Each category will then have a run-off poll. The top five vote-getters in each category win the nominations. (There may be some categories where they aren’t five noms to begin with. They’ll skip this round and go right to step 3!).
3. Final Round Voting: A second round of polls will determine the winner of each finalized category.
The winners of the Watchers on the Wall Awards will be announced on one night, on a date to be determined in the near future.
Once again, Greatjon of Slumber is helping out with the vote sorting and polls, so we’d like to give him a huge thanks!
We’ll keep these comments open until Tuesday afternoon to accept initial nominations. Not long after that, we’ll start the prelim polls.
Start your engines and get to nominating!