Game of Thrones: The Throneys Winners Announced

If you’re a fan of the HBO smash hit Game of Thrones, then you have your lists of favorites. We’re no different, which is why we shared our lists of GoT favorites for you to vote on.

Here’s a look at the results of your voting and how it shook out when it was all said and done.

Hottest Male: Jon Snow

In what looked like a real horserace, 1,525 voters chose the hunky bad-boy, Jon Snow as the hottest male in the Westeros universe. Second place, with a mere 371 votes, went to diminutive good guy, Tyrion Lannister. Khal Drogo stole third place with 204 votes and none of the rest could muster more than 100 votes.

Most Devious: Cersei Lannister

While a much closer result than Hottest Male, there can be no question that Cersei Lannister is the most devious, treacherous person—wench or otherwise—in the Seven Kingdoms. With 594 votes, Cersei edged out Petyr “Littlefinger” Baelish who garnered 537 votes. The un-devious Tyrion Lannister limped in with 77 votes, good enough for third place.

Strongest Female: Arya Stark

True fans of the genre are enamored with its strong female characters. They’re portrayed in such a way as to seem so foreign in the modern era. Some might see Arya Stark as an underdog who stole the title from Dany Targaryen.

The 1,815 votes cast for Arya, however, should answer any questions about the female that fans see as the strongest in the Seven Kingdoms. Dany tallied a respectable 1,395 votes, good enough for second place. Third place went to Brienne of Tarth, who in fact might be the strongest female in the GoT realm, but could only muster 94 votes.

Love to Hate: Joffrey Baratheon

My vote went to Viserys Targaryen and 27 other voters saw it the same way. The lion’s share of the voting, however, landed squarely on King Joffery Baratheon. In a runaway at the polls, the King stole 1,921 votes. Second place hardly matters, but for the record Theon Greyjoy managed 248 votes. Sometimes it pays to be the king, and sometimes it doesn’t. Somehow I hardly think Joffery gives a rip about our survey, although I’m sure he’d approve.

Most impactful moment: Ned Stark gets beheaded

Winning with nearly a four-to-one advantage in the voting, Eddard “Ned” Stark getting his head lopped off in the first season takes the top spot. Not only was this a real shock to fans of Game of Thrones because of how well-liked Ned was, but also because he was played by major actor, Sean Bean. Fans were stunned that such a big name would be whacked so early in the series.

Anyway, Ned garnered 828 votes, good enough for first place in a landslide, and rightly the most impactful moment in the series.

Ultimate House: Lannister House

We’ve added three of our favorite categories, but didn’t run any fan polls for them. The first is the Ultimate House of the Seven Kingdoms. Is there any clan more devious, treacherous, villainous, and filled with blackened hearts than the House of Lannister? They’ve clearly made a deal with the devil and then promptly locked him up and thrown away the key just to show him who’s the boss.

Best Fight: Brienne vs. Stark Soldiers

Game of Thrones has offered up some of the best fights in the history of fictional television. We each have our favorites, and none is more right or wrong than another, but our hands-down favorite was the scene in which Brienne of Tarth sliced and diced three Stark soldiers while transporting a handcuffed Jaime Lannister. The fight was decisive, incredible, and made all the better because the Stark soldiers found it quite incredulous that a woman had the audacity to act like an armored knight.

Best Quote: Margaery Tyrell to King Joffrey Baratheon

There are about a million great quotes from Game of Thrones, and we’ve seemingly watched and re-watched them all. We had to draw a line in the sand and chose the following from Margaery to King Joffrey: “I have come to love you from afar. Tales of your courage and wisdom have never been far from my ears. And those tales have taken root deep inside of me.” This is how Viking women talked to their men. As we’ve seen in the series, the women of the era were every bit as tough as the men, and speak just as directly.

Thank you very much for participating in the Game of Thrones polls. We had fun, and hope you did, too.


Lisa has been watching TV since before she could walk. Not much has changed: she would still rather watch TV than walk nearly 25 years later. When she isn't watching New Girl, Community, or Glee, she loves spending time with her husband.

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