'300,' 'Battlestar Galactica' Take Top Prizes In Genre Awards

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Article Date: October 1, 2007 | Publication: SyFy Portal | Author: MICHAEL HINMAN
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It only took three years of being the most-nominated program, but "Battlestar Galactica" is finally a winner at the SyFy Genre Awards, being the favorite for Best Series/Television by the more than 25,000 voters participating in the eighth annual event.

"Galactica" once again came into this year with the most nominations, spread out through various actor categories and even a couple of nods in the Gene Roddenberry Lifetime Achievement Award category, but was shut out from every one except for Best Series, where it beat out some tough competition like "Doctor Who," "Lost," "Heroes" and "Jericho."

The Frank Miller epic "300" also did well in this year's Genre Awards, sweeping all the movie categories including Best Actor for Gerard Butler, Best Actress for Lena Headey and Best Movie.

But don't discount any of the other shows. The Stargate series did very well with Amanda Tapping from "Stargate: SG-1" winning Best Actress/Television, Richard Dean Anderson winning Best Special Guest for his role in "SG-1's" "200," and Joe Flanigan making a surprise win as Best Actor/Television for "Stargate: Atlantis."

Another Tapping project, the online series "Sanctuary," won the first-ever award for Best Web Production, beating out two Webisodes of "Battlestar Galactica" and a "Star Trek: New Voyages" episode. In the same vein, GateWorld outlasted some strong Web sites, including last year's winner Whedonesque, to win Best Web Site.

"Heroes" on NBC also took home a trio of awards including Best Supporting Actor/Television for Masi Oka, Best Supporting Actress/Television for Ali Larter, and Best Young Actor for Hayden Panettiere.

For Best Episode/Television, the first season finale of "Doctor Who" was a winner, "The Parting of the Ways" while the late James Doohan won this year's Gene Roddenberry Lifetime Achievement Award.

A video production of all the winners can be found here, which already has been viewed by more than 1,000 people since being released Saturday night.

The SyFy Genre Awards started in 1999 and has been a staple of the SyFy Portal universe for nearly a decade. Considered the original virtual awards (and one of the largest), the Genre Awards get a list of nominees from a hand-picked committee from around the world. Then, fans have a chance to vote for their favorites once per day for 30 days, which this year attracted more than 25,000 people.

BEST ACTOR/Television
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
2007 - "Episode 1," Sanctuary

BEST WEB SITE
2007 - GateWorld
2006 - Whedonesque

BEST SERIES/Television
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
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
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

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*
-- posthumously