Email this storyBy MICHAEL HINMAN
Source: SyFy Portal
No single television series ran away with the 2008 SyFy Genre Awards as a wide variety of shows were honored with at least one trophy in the annual virtual awards.
"Supernatural" was the big winner with two awards including Best Actor/Television for Jensen Ackles and Best Series/Television, the two categories the show was nominated for.
Supernatural.tv also won for Best Web Site, beating out past winners including GateWorld and Whedonesque.
Outside of "Supernatural," awards were spread out between "Battlestar Galactica," "Doctor Who," "Heroes," "Lost," "Smallville," and "Torchwood."
Mary McDonnell may have been snubbed for an Emmy nomination for her role as President Laura Roslin in "Battlestar Galactica," but she won the Best Actress/Television category. In the supporting actor category, Michael Emerson -- who plays Ben Linus in "Lost" -- took the male actor category while Allison Mack, who plays Chloe in "Smallville," took the female category.
In the Best Episode/Television category, the big winner was "Blink," a Doctor-Lite episode from Steven Moffat for "Doctor Who." At the same time, past winner James Marsters took Best Guest Star/Television for his role in the "Torchwood" episode "Exit Wounds."
Hayden Panettiere won Best Young Actor for the second year in a row for her role as Claire Bennet in "Heroes." And in the movie category, Johnny Depp -- who last won a SyFy Genre Award in 2004 for "Pirates of the Caribbean" -- returned to the winners column for his role in "Sweeney Todd" while Emma Watson won Best Actress/Movie for "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix." Watson's movie also won Best Movie, beating a strong slate of films that included "Iron Man."
In a category that will likely gain more and more prominence as years go on, "Star Trek: Of Gods and Men" took Best Web Production, beating out a very strong slate that included "Star Trek: Odyssey," "The House Between" and "Star Trek: New Voyages." Actor Tim Russ, best known as Tuvok from "Star Trek: Voyager," told SyFy Portal in a statement after the award was announced on SyFy Radio that he was proud of receiving a SyFy Genre Award.
"For everyone who poured their time, energy and creativity into the making of this project, I give my sincerest congratulations," said Russ, who directed the online production.
Another winner announced two weeks ago on SyFy Radio was the Gene Roddenberry Lifetime Achievement Award, a trophy that went to Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling.
More than 50,000 ballots were cast in this year's SyFy Genre Awards, the ninth year they've been conducted by SyFy Portal in time for the site's 10th anniversary. It's the first time that so many series walked away with at least one award.
More details on the SyFy Genre Awards can be found at Wikipedia.
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