The Soprano Awards
Favourite Male Character
Favourite Female Character
Favourite End Credits Song
Most Violent Scene
Sexiest Female Character
Off the top of my head -
Favourite actor - Gandolfini. An absolute joy to watch.
Agreed. A brilliant performance who figuratively and literally grew into the role. It's not easy portraying a likeable fellow who is also ruthless, but Jim made it look effortless and totally natural. Genius casting like so much of the show.
Favourite actress - Falco. Same as.
Agreed. Again, perfect casting, although Falco only got the role after Lorraine Bracco had first refusal.
Favourite Male Character - Tony
Agreed. Quite simply, my favourite TV character of all time.
Favourite Female Character - Carmella
Agreed. A subtly complicit mafia wife.
Favourite Episode - Pine Barrens. Obvious choice but with good reason.
Agreed. Probably the funniest episode too, although there is such a rich vein of humour running through the entire series. University is my second favourite episode.
Favourite Season - 2
Mine is the second part of Season 6.
Favourite End Credits Song - State Trooper
Evidently Chickentown or Glad Tidings.
Funniest Character - Paulie.
Most Violent Scene - I think it's in the first few episodes of the third series, the guy with the golf club. Tony's curb stomp runs it close. Also Melfi's ordeal in the parking lot was/is difficult to sit through.
The scene when Furio smashes up the massage parlour and it's owners.
Baddest Villain - Richie
I agree. Richie is a sinister figure and has few redeeming features but there was something lightweight about him. As Junior said, when Richie sounds out another captain about making a move on Tony: he isn't respected. Phil Leotardo was a whole lot more credible as a ruthless 'old school' mobster and definitely was respected. Richie Aprile is a bit too theatrical in the way he tries to convey menace, like the way he puts on his ‘psycho’ stare to try to intimidate people, even Tony, but it’s so obvious and Tony tells him not to bother giving him the eyes when Tony bollocks him about selling drugs on the carting routes. Other characters such as Philly Leotardo, Feech LaManna and Tony himself don’t need to theatrically convey an aura of menace because they have a domineering presence that gives it off naturally.
Sexiest Female Character - Melfi closely followed by the red head who Chris gets it on with.
Annalisa Zucca - the Italian Mafia 'boss'.