True Blood’s Jason Snags AFI nod

November 6, 2010

Nominated for AFI International Award for Best Actor

Ryan Kwanten Season 3 PictureAussie Ryan Kwanten has been nominated by The Australian Film Institute for his performance as Jason Stackhouse in Season 3 of HBO‘s hit show True Blood. The show, which is a huge hit in the U.S., has gained popularity overseas and this is just another indication of how popular it has become. Kwanten’s character Jason is one of the fan favorites on True Blood and with his matinee idol good looks and “aww shucks” charm it’s not hard to understand why.

Kwanten is nominated in the category of “International Award for Best Actor”, an award that was first given out in 2005. Other nominees are Simon Baker from The Mentalist, Kodi Smit-McGee from The Road and Sam Worthington from Avatar.  Past winners of this award include Russell Crowe and Heath Ledger.

The award ceremony takes place December 11th in Melbourne, Australia.  The Australian Film Institute Awards first began in 1958 and are given out for both television and film.

Let’s all hope that our own lovable Jason walks away with this award as he well deserves it.

To see all nominees and categories click here.


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Video: Ryan Kwanten talks Jason and Season 4

October 22, 2010

Ryan Kwanten Talks About the Joy of Playing Jason and Season 4

Ryan Kwanten as Jason StackhouseIn the video below, Ryan Kwanten who plays Jason Stackhouse on the hit HBO series True Blood, sat down with and spoke about working on the hit show. 

Kwanten talked a little about how the writers of the show make it fun to play Jason and why he enjoys the role so much saying:

” ….they still keep surprising me with the scenes, the episodes, the arcs over the course of an entire season”

The star goes on to give us a small insight into Jason’s new responsibilities coming up in Season 4:

” I just love the fact that they leave the most, you know, incompetent guy to look after an entire village.”

Finally Ryan gives us his take on Jason’s career in law enforcement :

“…..them giving Jason a badge and a gun and calling him a cop, it’s an embarrassing state of affairs for Bon Temps police department.”

Sounds like Season 4 will hold plenty of new challenges for our star in the role of Jason. I personally can’t wait!

Source:– Fantastic Fest Ryan Kwanten

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