Before I hand this over to our esteemed host, I want to thank everyone who participated in the nomination process and for voting. We couldn’t do this without you. Again, THANK YOU!
If you’ve seen the hint on the nomination post, you will have most likely guessed who will be giving away the 2016 Silmarillion Award for Best Redemption Story.
He once tasted the bitter depths of darkness and wept. But he did not remain in such disgrace. Far be it! He rose to fight that others might live, and he paid the ultimate price to do so.
Eldest son of Denethor II. Steward Prince of Gondor, Captain and High Warden of the White Tower. Valiant Warrior.
Please welcome, Boromir!
Your words are too kind for a man like me, nevertheless, I am honored to present the 2016 Silmarillion award for Best Redemption Story.
One does not simply give this award to just any story. No. This jewel can only go to one that demonstrates the great transformation of a character’s life. A character, misguided or otherwise, who rises from the darkest of pits to the glorious heights of victory, displaying integrity and virtue and all that is honorable, even if one’s victory is but celebrated beyond the grave.
The 2016 Best Redemption Story Silmaril, as voted on by you, goes to . . .
Edmund Pevensie of The Chronicles of Narnia!
Thank you Boromir! And thank you, dear readers, for joining us!
And if you would like to see the final nominated candidates and the votes went, here you go!
Edmund (The Lion, Witch, and the Wardrobe) 45 / 37%
Eustace Clarence Scrubb (The Voyage of the Dawn Treader) 28 / 23%
Kalmar Wingfeather (Wingfeather Saga) 24 / 20%
Jace (The Ilyon Chronicles) 13 / 11%
Prince Lionheart (Tales of Goldstone Wood) 12 / 10%