Skyrim voice actors collect Oscar noms

The nominees for the 2012 Academy Awards were announced this morning, and two Skyrim voice actors were amongst those honored in the Best Supporting Actor category.

Christopher Plummer — voice of Skyrim’s Arngeir — was nominated for his work in “Beginners,” while Max von Sydow — Esbern himself — was recognized for his role in “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.”

Congrats to them both!

Reader Comments

  1. I like both actors but lets be honest here, the Oscars are actors giving awards to other actors and half the movies they give awards too are actually pretty crap. Plus theres a certain amount of social politics going on behind those awards, whos in, whos not, LA stuff.

    • I can’t really say I agree… I end up thinking most of the films that get nominated for the awards deserve them. Sure there’s folks (and studios) that lobby to get nominated, but I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that.

      • Agreed, there is nothing wrong with the industry giving its members awards. Beth recieved awards too that way and well deserved they were.

        But it is important to see it for what it is. These movies impress the industry, but not nessessarily the action hero loving public.

        Those 2 actors do deserve an oscar for their work over the years. I am sure all of us have seen or have in our dvd/bluray collection at least one of their films.

  2. PS we have some pretty interesting chats on my forum about skyrim, voice work and actors in games and today a user posted something interesting about the difference betweem Beth and Bioware.

    Basically Bioware make the player care about the NPCs in the game and that emotional attachment made their stories more interesting and thoughtful. Where as Bethesda tend to have too much going on in their games to be able to do that.

    With the actors above on the pay roll, Bethesda had a first class opertunity to make the choice between the greybeards and the blades a much more emotional one.

  3. On UESP, they’re claiming that Christopher Plummer voiced other characters than just Arngeir. Did he? I don’t think he did… I was wrong on asserting that Claudia Christian only voiced Rikke once though, so I thought I’d ask.

    • PS Claudia along with many B5 cast members where early adopters of the net, meeting fans on IRC for chats in the very early 90s. I remember once a net split occured and one of them said, oops we lost europe, which I found dead funny. I had logged in to the US server so I was not affected. But the thought of losing an entire continent still makes me smile today. :)

  4. Aren’t they forgetting someone? Someone who started an internet meme he deserves an oscar I thought that he really drew the plot together.