Tuesday, January 03, 2006

The Whopper Awards 2005 - Part 3

The Nominees For Best Supporting Actor:
James Callis: Battlestar Galactica
Brian Cox: Red Eye
Val Kilmer: Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
Sam Shepard: Stealth

Dr. Gaius Baltar is one of the most complex and enjoyable characters ever created for television. A literal genius. Elegantly dressed and aesthetically handsome, with the affected humility of the truly arrogant. He has a tremendous ego, but is deeply flawed. Somewhere beneath the ability (the genius) is the pathological weakness of character. Self-absorbed, sly, guileful, and utterly dedicated to his self-preservation. His love affair with a beautiful woman has led to the destruction of practically all he has ever known. Now racked with guilt he has uncontrollable visions of her while carrying out his everyday tasks, mostly resulting in side-splitting hilarity. I’m delighted with each episode that British actor; James Callis is able to pull off all this so convincingly and enjoyably.

The Nominees For Best Supporting Actress:
Kate Beckinsale: The Aviator
Claudia Black: Stargate SG-1
Brittany Murphy: Sin City
Grace Park: Battlestar Galactica

You either love her or hate her, but you can’t deny that Claudia Black’s character of Vala brought a welcome change to the dynamic which existed in Stargate SG-1. More often than not the people whom SG-1 meet on their travels want to kill them, make them hosts, age them, eat them and/or destroy them in some fashion, so Vala was certainly a welcome change from that. During the opening episodes of Season 9 with the departure of General O’Neill (Richard Dean Anderson) and the pregnancy of Amanda Tapping (Lt.Col. Sam Carter), Claudia Black's Vala provided a distraction to the fact that we were missing two of the main characters who had been with us for 8 previous years, and it worked.

In Part 4: The Music...

2 comments:

vaughan said...

feh I have no arguments with the choices but Brian Cox?surely you meant to put him in the " leading actor phoning in an appearance for a rather large cheque"award. now in that one he wins hands down

Lt. Colonel Creedon said...

Brian Cox was magnificient! All the man did was sit in his chair, watch TV, talk on the phone and fall a-fukin'-sleep!!! Up until the end that is where he... but I don't want to spoil the ending for anyone. No I stand by my choice: No one could have pulled that off as expertly as he did NO ONE!!!