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Vote in the 4th Annual Whedon Oscars!

February 23, 2013

It was a wonderful ceremony, filled with memories, laughter, and yes – some tears. A heart-felt thank you to all who voted and participated.

Here are some noteworthy moments from last night:

In Memoriam: Robin Sachs

In Memoriam: Robin Sachs from Why I Watch on Vimeo.

 

Best Dramatic Moment category, presented by @sarekins:

And the Winners Are…

Best Comedic Moment

  • Puny God in "The Avengers" (32%, 1,277 Votes)
  • Bong Scene in "Cabin in the Woods" (4%, 153 Votes)
  • Xander's Snoopy Dance in "The Replacement" (4%, 163 Votes)
  • Victor as Topher in "The Left Hand" (30%, 1,186 Votes)
  • Wee Little Puppet Man in "Smile Time" (30%, 1,222 Votes)
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Winner: Puny God in “The Avengers” (32%, 1,277 Votes)

Best Character Death

  • Amber Benson in "Seeing Red" (3%, 133 Votes)
  • Felicia Day in "Dr. Horrible" (3%, 142 Votes)
  • Julie Benz in "Lullaby" (3%, 133 Votes)
  • Clark Gregg in "The Avengers" (3%, 136 Votes)
  • Alan Tudyk in "Serenity" (25%, 1,165 Votes)
  • Fran Kranz in "Epitaph Two: Return" (3%, 136 Votes)
  • Amy Acker in "A Hole in the World" (27%, 1,238 Votes)
  • Kristine Sutherland in "The Body" (4%, 179 Votes)
  • David Boreanaz in "Becoming, Part 2" (3%, 147 Votes)
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar in "The Gift" (26%, 1,171 Votes)
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Winner: Amy Acker in “A Hole in the World” (27%, 1,238 Votes)

Best Performance as a Villain

  • Alan Tudyk as Alpha (4%, 192 Votes)
  • Tom Hiddleston as Loki (4%, 191 Votes)
  • Richard Brooks as Jubal Early (3%, 133 Votes)
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor as The Operative (3%, 136 Votes)
  • Harry Groener as Mayor Wilkins (25%, 1,114 Votes)
  • Alyson Hannigan as Dark Willow (4%, 161 Votes)
  • James Marsters as Spike (4%, 187 Votes)
  • David Boreanaz as Angelus (25%, 1,142 Votes)
  • Mark Metcalf as The Master (0%, 18 Votes)
  • Nathan Fillion as Caleb (28%, 1,224 Votes)
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Winner: Nathan Fillion as Caleb (28%, 1,224 Votes)

Best Performance as a Hero

  • Summer Glau as River Tam (4%, 134 Votes)
  • Fran Kranz as Marty (4%, 146 Votes)
  • Chris Hemsworth as Thor (0%, 16 Votes)
  • Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner (3%, 125 Votes)
  • Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark (4%, 139 Votes)
  • Eliza Dushku as Echo (3%, 114 Votes)
  • Neil Patrick Harris as Dr. Horrible (3%, 117 Votes)
  • Nathan Fillion as Mal Reynolds (38%, 1,365 Votes)
  • David Boreanaz as Angel (4%, 138 Votes)
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar as Buffy Summers (37%, 1,320 Votes)
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Winner: Nathan Fillion as Mal Reynolds (38%, 1,365 Votes)

Best Female Performance in a Supporting Role

  • Juliet Landau as Drusilla (4%, 153 Votes)
  • Jewel Staite as Kaylee (31%, 1,103 Votes)
  • Olivia Williams as Adelle deWitt (5%, 181 Votes)
  • Dichen Lachman as Sierra (4%, 129 Votes)
  • Eliza Dushku as Faith (5%, 162 Votes)
  • Gina Torres as Zoe (5%, 175 Votes)
  • Scarlett Johansson as Natasha (4%, 132 Votes)
  • Charisma Carpenter as Cordelia (5%, 168 Votes)
  • Alyson Hannigan as Willow (37%, 1,334 Votes)
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Winner: Alyson Hannigan as Willow (37%, 1,334 Votes)

Best Male Performance in a Supporting Role

  • Adam Baldwin as Jayne (4%, 180 Votes)
  • Alan Tudyk as Wash (4%, 190 Votes)
  • J. August Richards as Gunn (0%, 18 Votes)
  • Andy Hallett as Lorne (3%, 137 Votes)
  • Alexis Denisof as Wesley (26%, 1,151 Votes)
  • Anthony Head as Giles (25%, 1,124 Votes)
  • Seth Green as Oz (3%, 120 Votes)
  • Nicholas Brendon as Xander (3%, 149 Votes)
  • Chris Hemsworth as Thor (3%, 124 Votes)
  • James Marsters as Spike (29%, 1,267 Votes)
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Winner: James Marsters as Spike (29%, 1,267 Votes)

Best Monologue

  • James Marsters in "Touched" (27%, 1,107 Votes)
  • Nicholas Brendon in "Grave" (3%, 135 Votes)
  • Emma Caulfield in "The Body" (32%, 1,297 Votes)
  • Nathan Fillion in "Serenity" (33%, 1,345 Votes)
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar in "Prophecy Girl" (5%, 176 Votes)
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Winner: Nathan Fillion in “Serenity” (33%, 1,345 Votes)

Best Dramatic Moment

  • I'm a Leaf on the Wind in "Serenity" (27%, 1,150 Votes)
  • Final scene in "Not Fade Away" (4%, 158 Votes)
  • Final Battle scene in "Chosen" (4%, 158 Votes)
  • River fighting Reavers in "Serenity" (26%, 1,138 Votes)
  • Fred's I Don't Want to Go speech in "A Hole in the World" (28%, 1,215 Votes)
  • Spike's Can We Rest speech in "Beneath You" (5%, 196 Votes)
  • Topher's breakdown in "Epitaph One" (4%, 173 Votes)
  • Slayer Elegy Montage in "The Wish" (2%, 142 Votes)
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Winner: Fred’s I Don’t Want to Go speech in “A Hole in the World” (28%, 1,215 Votes)

Best Song

  • Full of Grace (22%, 1,115 Votes)
  • Everywhere I Go (3%, 168 Votes)
  • A Place Called Home (22%, 1,110 Votes)
  • Goodbye to You (22%, 1,146 Votes)
  • Lucky Ones (3%, 152 Votes)
  • Wild Horses (22%, 1,142 Votes)
  • Already Met You (2%, 116 Votes)
  • Transylvanian Concubine (4%, 149 Votes)
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Winner: Goodbye to You (22%, 1,146 Votes)

Best Performance by a Whedon Alumus in a non-Whedon work

  • David Boreanaz for "Bones" (8%, 198 Votes)
  • Joss Whedon for "Husbands" (6%, 166 Votes)
  • Jane Espenson for "Once Upon a Time" (6%, 162 Votes)
  • Emma Caulfield for "Essenemma" (5%, 133 Votes)
  • Danny Strong for "Game Change" (6%, 157 Votes)
  • Tim Minear for "American Horror Story" (6%, 156 Votes)
  • Morena Baccarin for "Homeland" (6%, 165 Votes)
  • Nathan Fillion for "Castle" (57%, 1,428 Votes)
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Winner: Nathan Fillion for “Castle” (57%, 1,428 Votes)

Best Original Screenplay

  • Five by Five (3%, 139 Votes)
  • Passion (21%, 1,102 Votes)
  • Belonging (0%, 17 Votes)
  • Normal Again (3%, 134 Votes)
  • The Wish (3%, 144 Votes)
  • Reunion (0%, 18 Votes)
  • Omega (2%, 112 Votes)
  • The Avengers (22%, 1,135 Votes)
  • Cabin in The Woods (23%, 1,197 Votes)
  • Out of Gas (23%, 1,212 Votes)
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Winner: Out of Gas (23%, 1,212 Votes)

Best Director

  • Tim Minear for "The Message" (7%, 163 Votes)
  • Michael Gershman for "Passion" (8%, 187 Votes)
  • John T. Kretchmer for "School Hard" (6%, 126 Votes)
  • Joss Whedon for "The Avengers" (64%, 1,453 Votes)
  • Drew Goddard for "Cabin in the Woods" (9%, 199 Votes)
  • Jonathan Frakes for "Belonging" (6%, 159 Votes)
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Winner: Joss Whedon for “The Avengers” (64%, 1,453 Votes)

Best Picture

  • The Avengers (16%, 1,185 Votes)
  • Cabin in the Woods (16%, 1,142 Votes)
  • Dr. Horrible's Singalong Blog (16%, 1,143 Votes)
  • Firefly (18%, 1,308 Votes)
  • Angel (16%, 1,150 Votes)
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer (18%, 1,363 Votes)
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Winner: Buffy the Vampire Slayer (18%, 1,363 Votes)

Thank you to all who participated. See you again next year!

 

A bit about the nomination process: you will notice that some of the perennial favorites, such as “The Body”, “Once More With Feeling”, etc. are missing from the nominations. This is to avoid having the same show/episode win the same awards year after year, thus removing all suspense. We tried to put a new twist on the regular Oscars categories and let participants in the weekly Whedony chat choose the nominees this year. If you don’t know about the Whedony chat, you should join us on Twitter every Monday at 9PM EST & find out more!

 


An Evening of Celebration
An Evening of Celebration

Comments to “Vote in the 4th Annual Whedon Oscars!”


  1. Reply

    This was fun, even if all my picks didn’t win. I do have one suggestion for the future. While ‘Whedon Oscars” as a name is a very good descriptor for what you’re doing, it’s a bit clunky to say. Have you considered changing the name to ‘The Joss-cars’?



  2. Reply

    Wow my 1st time. Hope 2 win



  3. Reply

    Many hard choices, also great additions with the new Whedon movies….
    Can’t wait to see who wins what.



  4. Reply

    Hey there—this is all so awesome! Just a thought for next year: it would be cool to have video clips to accompany the nomination choices.



  5. Reply

    Loved the video! And I had a hard time trying to choose…
    Thanks for this opportunity!



  6. Reply

    Fantastic choices. It was tough to choose, but I’m really excited to see the results!



  7. Reply

    I get that “Much Ado” wouldn’t be included here as the majority of Whedon and Whedon-alum fans haven’t seen it yet, but Sean Maher definitely deserves a nod for his portrayal of Don John. Surprisingly he makes a seriously awesome bad guy :)


    • (Administrator)
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      I suspect “Much Ado” will be a great contender in most categories at next year’s Whedon Oscars :) Can’t wait to see it!



  8. Reply

    I wasn’t able to click the boxes on my ipad, but no problem with Chrome on my Mac.

    Also, love the video!
    Also, impossible choices.



  9. Reply

    Many of these were hard but the Best Dramatic Moment was incredibly difficult to choose.



  10. Reply

    Can’t seem to click any of the boxes. Using IE8.0.7601.17514


    • (Administrator)
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      Hmm, I’m using the WP-Polls widget, which I think is the most widely used one. If anyone has input as to how to fix this bug, I’d appreciate the input. In the meantime, could you please use a different browser such as Chrome or Firefox? Sorry for the inconvenience.



  11. Reply

    Hi Dessy,

    thanks ever so for all your hard work again this year.

    Uriel


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