Cosmopolitan Australia announced the winners of this years Fun Fearless Female awards today, and Yvonne was named the Fun Fearless Female of 2011! We expect a feature story on her from Cosmo soon. Congrats, Yvonne!
The Teen Choice Award nominations were announced today, and Yvonne Strahovski & Chuck were nominated again! These awards are voted on by teens, so round up your under 20 friends and get them to vote every day! The Teen Choice Awards air August 7 on FOX.
Yvonne at the 2010 Teen Choice Awards
Choice TV Show: Action
“Burn Notice” “Chuck”
“NCIS: Los Angeles”
Choice TV Actor: Action
Jeffrey Donovan, “Burn Notice”
Daniel Dae Kim, “Hawaii Five-O” Zachary Levi, “Chuck”
LL Cool J, “NCIS: Los Angeles”
Shane West, “Nikita”
Choice TV Actress: Action
Lyndsy Fonseca, “Nikita”
Linda Hunt, “NCIS: Los Angeles”
Grace Park, “Hawaii Five-O”
Maggie Q, “Nikita” Yvonne Strahovski, “Chuck”
SFX is hosting their annual awards, and as the deadline to vote draws near (December 15), online editor Dave Golder makes his case for why Yvonne Strahovski deserves to win Best Actress:
There is no way on Earth that a character like superspy Sarah would ever fall for a geek like Chuck. It’s a completely artificially constructed TV fairy story. But the Chuck/Sarah relationship is crucial to the show – it’s the beating heart and poetic soul of the show – and you totally buy into it. Why? Because Strahovski sells it.
Don’t get me wrong. Zachary Levi is great as Chuck, but he has a much easier role to perform as regards their relationship. It’s much easier to believe the geek would fall for the beauty than the other way round. It‘s Strahovski who has to make you believe her love for Chuck is real, and she does it effortlessly, without ever falling into the trap of flipping backwards and forwards between tough bitch and simpering sweetheart. No, Strahovski gives an amazingly consistent performance, and her romantic side only comes out in subtle glances, moments of anguished conflict and the occasional heartfelt lovers tiff. Chuck would not have been the success it is without her. While a lot of the other characters in the show are (loveable) caricatures (be honest, as much as you love Casey, he’s little more than grunting and gun gags), Sarah is a far more fully-rounded, nuanced character, and a lot of that has been thanks to Strahovski.
Yvonne Strahovski won the Choice TV Actress: Action surf board at this year’s Teen Choice Awards, something voted on by fans around the world. Zachary Levi won the Choice TV Actor: Action surf board for his work on Chuck, too. The pair also presented the Choice Athlete: Male award to soccer star David Beckham. Check out the video of them presenting below, and see photos from the event in the ChuckTV.net gallery.
Yvonne attended the party for TV Guide’s Sexiest Stars issue last night, joined by fellow Sexiest Star, and fellow Australian, Alex O’Loughlin of Moonlight. Larger photos in the Gallery.
ETA: Matt Roush caught up with Yvonne at the party and she let a teeny spoiler slip for Chuck next season:
G’day, Yvonne Strahovski! I remind the Aussie actress that I was one of her very first interviews, and she instantly remembers the topics we covered (e.g. she had just gotten her first manicure, ever). After procuring some interesting teases for Chuck‘s second season (let’s just say for now that the Secret and the Agent might be getting “closer”), I make Yvonne my only photo request for the night. Alas, the flash-free cell-phone pic came out blurry. Nonetheless, I’ll Facebook it later this weekend.
IGN just announced that they’ve given Yvonne Strahovski’s Sarah Walker their 2007 Best TV Character Award. This is in addition to giving Chuck Best New TV Show and Couple We Rooted For the Most (Chuck/Sarah) kudos. Well done, Yvonne!