Welcome to the sixth annual Silmaril Awards, the fantasy character awards. This is one stop of 11 where you can nominate characters for the internet’s most unique online fantasy fiction awards.
Oddballs. Misfits. The ones that don’t fit the mold. They’re rarely the characters who get top-billing. They don’t usually get top billing. And yet they’re often the things that spark the most conversation or help differentiate one story from a hundred others like it.
This is the place to nominate the strangest fantasy characters you can think of.
Read on for the rules and get to nominating!
2021 Silmaril Award Nominations
There are eleven awards up for grabs (see the list below for links to the other awards). On this page we’re accepting nominations and seconds for Strange Chatacters. All you have to do to nominate is post a comment with the name of the strange person or creature you’d like to see considered for the award. Or, if you notice that the character has already been nominated, you can simply reply with a “second” to the original comment for that character.
The rules for nominating are as follows:
- You may nominate as many characters as you wish.
- You may also second as many characters nominated by others as you choose. The more “seconds” (and thirds, fourths, etc) a character receives, the more likely that character will move on to the voting round, which will feature the top five most nominated characters from each category (the host will break any ties).
- Nominations are allowed for fantasy book characters only! (Movie characters are not allowed, unless the book came first).
- The Silmaril Awards are “lifetime” awards. Characters who have already won a Silmaril in previous years are not eligible to win the same award again (though they may win other awards.) Previous winners of the Strangest Character include
- For a list of past winners for other awards, please visit silmarilawards.com.
- Also, unfortunately, characters from Tolkien’s works are not allowed. Instead, they are the presenters of the awards. These awards are for all the “other guys.”
This year’s awards
Here it the list of the rest of this year’s awards with links to where you can make your nominations:
- Most Epic Hero
- Most Epic Heroine
- Wisest Counselor
- Most Faithful Friend
- Strangest Character (you are here)
- Most Mischievous Imp
- Silver Tongue
- Least Competent Henchman
- Most Nefarious Villain
- Most Magnificent Dragon
- Most Majestic Ruler
And there you have it. Let’s hear your strangest nominations!