- The Board of Governors of the Academy of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
Fringe is a sci-fi TV series created by J. J. Abrams, Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci that first aired in September 2008. It follows the investigations of "Fringe Division" a team based in Boston that looks into unusual phenomenon using unorthodox "fringe" science.
One of the main focus of the Fringe team's investigation concerns "the Pattern", a series of unexplained occurrences with sometimes terrible consequences. The show, itself groundbreaking, reflects techniques and plotlines from various past groundbreaking shows such as The X-Files, Altered States, The Twilight Zone, and Dark Angel.
One of the characters in Fringe is that of Walter Bishop, portrayed by John Noble. This character is complex and extremely well-developed, textured in a way that makes him extremely human and relatable despite the unique circumstances in which he is. John Noble adds further depth through his brilliant and well-thought out portrayal of the character, bringing to life a character whose choices bring about great discussions amongst fans about important real life issues.
Only a great actor deserving of an Emmy is able to bring life to such a character, delicately balancing his quirkiness with realism without toppling off the edge and making a joke out of the character.
We, the undersigned fans of Fringe, petition the Board of Governors of the Academy of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences to nominate John Noble for an Emmy. His portrayal of this complex and extremely well-developed character makes him extremely human and relatable despite the unique circumstances in which he is. John Noble brings to life a character whose choices bring about great discussions amongst fans about important real life issues.
In particular, we would like to point out the realistic way John Noble portrayed Walter Bishop's return to the "real world" after seventeen years in a mental institution, how he managed to portray a younger, unbroken Walter Bishop in a way that was true to the broken Walter Bishop of today as well as to the Walter Bishop we heard about through the entire first season and a half of Fringe, and, finally, to his portrayal of Walternate, a man who might have the same name and connections as Walter but who is as different from him as night is from day.
In signing their name below, the petitioners agree with the statement above and fully support the nomination of John Noble for an Emmy.
The An Emmy nomination for John Noble's work in Fringe petition to The Board of Governors of the Academy of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences was written by The Fringe Report and is in the category Television at GoPetition.