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Voting Begins In 2011 Airlock Alpha Portal Awards

Voting extended by one day because of late start


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It’s time to vote in the 2011 Airlock Alpha Portal Awards. Now in its 12th year, the Portal Awards honors the best in science-fiction that aired on television or in the movie theaters between June 1, 2010 and May 31, 2011. All you need to vote in the Portal Awards is a valid email address, and you can then do it once per day for 30 days — pretty much now until July 26.

You can find the ballot right here.

So who are you going to vote for? There are 14 categories waiting for your choice. Once you cast your ballot, let your friends know (post it to Facebook, to LiveJournal, to your Twitter, send a postcard through the regular mail if you remember how) and help get the votes behind your favorites.

Whatever you do, please don’t try to game the system. We keep very close tabs on all votes as they come in. Any irregularities are quickly eliminated — so if you have plans to stuff the voting box, think again. All you will do is have your bad votes thrown out — along with your original good one. We’ve been doing this for more than a decade … we don’t like cheaters.

The nominees were chosen from more than 1,000 potentials, including 35 television shows and 63 movies, from an international nominating committee consisting of fans just like you! It was tough to come up with the 70 nominees in front of you now, but they did it. And if you felt someone was left off the list, keep a look out early next year on Airlock Alpha for our call for members to join the Nominating Committee, and you can tell us then why you should be a part of this important committee.

As is our custom, below are all the past Portal Award winners (we didn’t have Portal Awards in 2002 because of the Sept. 11 terrorist attack). But before we do, here is one last link to this year’s ballot.

BEST ACTOR/Television
2010 – David Tennant, “Doctor Who”
2009 – Jensen Ackles, “Supernatural”
2008 – Jensen Ackles, “Supernatural”
2007 – Joe Flanigan, “Stargate: Atlantis”
2006 – Nathan Fillion, “Firefly”
2005 – Ben Browder, “Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars”
2004 – David Boreanaz, “Angel”
2003 – Ben Browder, “Farscape”
2001 – Ben Browder, “Farscape”
2000 – Avery Brooks, “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine”
1999 – Avery Brooks, “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine”

BEST ACTRESS/Television
2010 – Eve Myles, “Torchwood”
2009 – Catherine Tate, “Doctor Who”
2008 – Mary McDonnell, “Battlestar Galactica”
2007 – Amanda Tapping, “Stargate SG-1”
2006 – Evangeline Lilly, “Lost”
2005 – Claudia Black, “Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars”
2004 – Sarah Michelle Gellar, “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”
2003 – Claudia Black, “Farscape”
2001 – Kate Mulgrew, “Star Trek: Voyager”
2000 – Kate Mulgrew, “Star Trek: Voyager”
1999 – Kate Mulgrew, “Star Trek: Voyager”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR/Television
2010 – Bernard Cribbins, “Doctor Who”
2009 – Michael Emerson, “Lost”
2008 – Michael Emerson, “Lost”
2007 – Masi Oka, “Heroes”
2006 – Adam Baldwin, “Firefly”
2005 – Michael Shanks, “Stargate SG-1”
2004 – James Marsters, “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”
2003 – James Marsters, “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”
2001 – Robert Picardo, “Star Trek: Voyager”
2000 – Robert Picardo, “Star Trek: Voyager”
1999 – David Hemblen, “Earth: Final Conflict”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS/Television
2010 – Alaina Huffman, “Stargate: Universe”
2009 – Summer Glau, “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles”
2008 – Allison Mack, “Smallville”
2007 – Ali Larter, “Heroes”
2006 – Amy Acker, “Alias”
2005 – Amy Acker, “Angel”
2004 – Amy Acker, “Angel”
2003 – Gigi Edgley, “Farscape”
2001 – Jeri Ryan, “Star Trek: Voyager”
2000 – Jeri Ryan, “Star Trek: Voyager”
1999 – Jeri Ryan, “Star Trek: Voyager”

BEST ACTOR/Movie
2010 – Robert Downey Jr., “Iron Man”
2009 – Heath Ledger, “The Dark Knight”
2008 – Johnny Depp, “Sweeney Todd”
2007 – Gerard Butler, “300”
2006 – Daniel Radcliffe, “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire”
2005 – Will Smith, “I Robot”
2004 – Johnny Depp, “Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl”
2003 – Viggo Mortensen, “The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers”
2001 – Patrick Stewart, “X-Men”
2000 – Tom Hanks, “The Green Mile”
1999 – Patrick Stewart, “Star Trek: Insurrection”

BEST ACTRESS/Movie
2010 – Sigourney Weaver, “Avatar”
2009 – Gillian Anderson, “The X-Files: I Want To Believe”
2008 – Emma Watson, “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix”
2007 – Lena Headey, “300”
2006 – Emma Watson, “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire”
2005 – Kate Winslet, “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”
2004 – Liv Tyler, “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King”
2003 – Liv Tyler, “The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers”
2001 – Anna Paquin, “X-Men”
2000 – Sigourney Weaver, “Galaxy Quest”
1999 – Donna Murphy, “Star Trek: Insurrection”

BEST YOUNG ACTOR
2010 – Daniel Radcliffe, “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince”
2009 – Thomas Dekker, “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles”
2008 – Hayden Panettiere, “Heroes”
2007 – Hayden Panettiere, “Heroes”
2006 – Emma Watson, “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire”
2005 – Daniel Radcliffe, “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban”
2004 – Elijah Wood, “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King”
2003 – Daniel Radcliffe, “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets”
2001 – Manu Intiraymi, “Star Trek: Voyager”
2000 – Scarlett Pomers, “Star Trek: Voyager”
1999 – Scarlett Pomers, “Star Trek: Voyager”

BEST SPECIAL GUEST/Television
2010 – Alex Kingston, “Time of Angels,” Doctor Who
2009 – Alan Tudyk, “Omega,” Dollhouse
2008 – James Marsters, “Exit Wounds,” Torchwood
2007 – Richard Dean Anderson, “200,” Stargate SG-1
2006 – Christina Hendricks, “Trash,” Firefly
2005 – Claudia Black, “Prometheus Unbound,” Stargate SG-1
2004 – Charisma Carpenter, “You’re Welcome,” Angel
2003 – Juliet Landau, “Lies My Parents Told Me,” Buffy the Vampire Slayer
2001 – Susanna Thompson, “Unimatrix Zero,” Star Trek: Voyager
2000 – Marina Sirtis, “Pathfinder,” Star Trek: Voyager
1999 – Bill Mumy, “The Siege of AR-558,” Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

BEST EPISODE/Television
2010 – “End of Time,” Doctor Who
2009 – “Monster at the End of the Book,” Supernatural
2008 – “Blink,” Doctor Who
2007 – “Parting of the Ways,” Doctor Who
2006 – “Trash,” Firefly
2005 – “Prometheus Unbound,” Stargate SG-1
2004 – “A Hole in the World,” Angel
2003 – “Conversations With Dead People,” Buffy the Vampire Slayer
2001 – “The Body,” Buffy the Vampire Slayer
2000 – “What You Leave Behind,” Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
1999 – “Dark Frontier,” Star Trek: Voyager

BEST WEB PRODUCTION (started 2007, Suspended 2011)
2010 – Stargate: Universe – Kino
2009 – Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog
2008 – Star Trek: Of Gods and Men
2007 – “Episode 1,” Sanctuary

BEST WEB SITE (started 2006)
2010 – SciFi Wire
2009 – Supernatural.tv
2008 – Supernatural.tv
2007 – GateWorld
2006 – Whedonesque

BEST SERIES/Television
2010 – “Doctor Who”
2009 – “Supernatural”
2008 – “Supernatural”
2007 – “Battlestar Galactica”
2006 – “Firefly”
2005 – “Stargate SG-1”
2004 – “Angel”
2003 – “Farscape”
2001 – “Star Trek: Voyager”
2000 – “Star Trek: Voyager”
1999 – “The X-Files”

BEST MOVIE
2010 – “Avatar”
2009 – “Star Trek”
2008 – “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix”
2007 – “300”
2006 – “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire”
2005 – “The Incredibles”
2004 – “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King”
2003 – “The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers”
2001 – “X-Men”
2000 – “Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace”
1999 – “The Matrix”

GENE RODDENBERRY AWARD
2010 – Russell T. Davies
2009 – James Cameron
2008 – J.K. Rowling
2007 – James Doohan
2006 – Stan Lee
2005 – Steven Spielberg
2004 – Joss Whedon
2003 – J.R.R. Tolkien
2001 – Leonard Nimoy
2000 – George Lucas
1999 – Gene Roddenberry

ROD SERLING AWARD (started 2010)
2010 – “Star Trek: The Next Generation”
CHARTER – “Twilight Zone” (original)
CHARTER – “Star Trek” (original)
CHARTER – “Doctor Who” (original)

BEST THEME SONG/Television (Discontinued 2005)
2004 – “Angel”
2003 – “Farscape”
2001 – “Earth: Final Conflict”
2000 – “Star Trek: Voyager”
1999 – “Star Trek: Voyager”

BEST COMIC BOOK (Discontinued)
2005 – “Astonishing X-Men (Vol. 1),” Joss Whedon

BEST NOVEL (Discontinued)
2005 – “Star Trek: Worlds of Deep Space Nine: Trill and Bajor, Vol. 2,” Andy Mangels, Michael A. Martin, J. Noah Kym

Some Portal Awards trivia from over the years:

* Daniel Radcliffe leads the Portal Awards with four wins.

* Tied for second-most Portal Awards wins with three each are Ben Browder, Claudia Black, Kate Mulgrew, James Marsters, Amy Acker, Jeri Ryan and Emma Watson.

* 10 other people — Avery Brooks, Robert Picardo, Johnny Depp, Patrick Stewart, Liv Tyler, Hayden Panettiere, Jensen Ackles, Michael Emerson, Sigourney Weaver and Scarlett Pomers — have two Portal Awards wins.

* For television shows, “Star Trek: Voyager” has the most wins with 18 awards. “Doctor Who” has eight wins over the years, followed by “Angel” with seven. “Farscape,” “Stargate: SG-1” and “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” have six each.

Also, past winners who are nominated again this year are:

* Summer Glau (“The Cape”)
* Lena Headey (“Game of Thrones”)
* Alaina Huffman (“Stargate: Universe”)
* Alex Kingston (“Doctor Who”)
* Leonard Nimoy (“Fringe”)
* Daniel Radcliffe (“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1”)
* Emma Watson (“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1”)

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