Golden Armchair Awards 2016: The People


The holidays are approaching, 2016 is (finally!) drawing to a close, and that means it’s time to look back and smile or shake our heads at all that happened this year in the world of costume dramas. First: let’s vote on the characters we loved, hated, and will miss.

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Golden Armchair Awards 2015: The Winners

I bet you thought I’d forgotten all about this, didn’t you? I’m sorry–I know this is shamefully late, but it turns out that, annoyingly, toddlers don’t raise themselves and novels don’t write themselves, so other things end up sliding. But hey, at least I got to it before December, right?

Ok, let’s get on with it. Here are the winners of this year’s Golden Armchair Awards, as voted by you! Thanks to everyone who participated!

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Golden Armchair Awards: Characters, Teams and Couples

Again, an explanation for this next one. The 30 British Actors rule holds that there only appear to be about 30 actors regularly working in Britain (this is a joke, obviously) and so you tend to see the same people all the time. Sometimes this makes you go, ‘oh, god, them again?’ and other times it makes you squeal with delight, because those actors are … Continue reading Golden Armchair Awards: Characters, Teams and Couples

Golden Armchair Awards: Best Show and Moments

When looking back, I had to say, 2015 was a pretty good year! So good, in fact, that I only had one contender for worst new miniseries or show, which seemed unfair, so that category’s out for the year. But we’ve got plenty more to fill up the space, so get voting and come back in 2016 to see if your favourites won the day! … Continue reading Golden Armchair Awards: Best Show and Moments

Golden Armchair Awards 2014: The Results

full-of-win2014 has come and gone, and as we start our new year, let’s take a moment to look back on what made the previous one great and what made it teeth-grindingly frustrating. Here are the best and worst of 2014 as voted by you! Thanks to everyone who voted, hope to see you back here at the end of 2015 for more judgment!

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2012 Golden Armchair Awards

Happy New Year! As we usher in 2013 and anticipate the new and returning shows to come, let’s cast an eye back to the best and worst 2012 had to offer. Christmas proposals, sad farewells, ludicrous storylines, a battle royale, cartoonish villains, and unexpected surprises–the year had a lot to offer. Relive it all with the results of the 2012 Golden Armchair Awards! Go to … Continue reading 2012 Golden Armchair Awards

2011 Golden Armchair Awards

Best Miniseries or Show Readers’ Pick: Downton Abbey My Pick: Downton Abbey On paper, this sounded like another Gosford Park or Upstairs, Downstairs, but thanks to excellent writing, spectacular acting, and wonderful production design, it became so much more on both sides of the pond. Worst Miniseries or Show Readers’ Pick: Camelot My Pick: Camelot I see we’re all in agreement here: Camelot sucked. SUCKED. … Continue reading 2011 Golden Armchair Awards