The Best Action/Drama Program of 2011 as voted by you the fans was.. Castle.
This year, the ABC show Castle did something that no other show did. It won every category in its genre. While other shows dominated their genres as well, only Castle can lay claim to winning best show, best actor & best actress honours in its said genre. The crime drama about a murder mystery writer & his character inspiration for his new series of books, a homicide detective in New York City has been on the air for 4 years now & seems to only be getting stronger. The cocky, smart & smug writer, Richard Castle has faced lots of battles in his 4 yrs of unofficially fighting crimes, none more prominent however than the battle of winning over his partner, the sometimes sharp tongue & sharper witted Det. Kate Beckett. They have been shot at multiple times, pushed, punched, nearly frozen to death & even almost fed to a tiger. Yet the unlikely crime fighting duo manage to keep going. The secondary characters on the show have become stronger as well, Castles mother Martha & daughter Alexis are brilliant, bringing a level of zany & wisdom that makes Castle who he is. The other detectives in the 12th Precinct Esposito & Ryan have themselves added texture to the show. Its appeal is understandable, and it is no shock to me it won.
"Castle" dominated voting in this category. Its closest competitor "Criminal Minds" was well back, nearly 300 votes back. 3rd place "House" was in 2nd for much of the voting, but slipped to 3rd on the final day. 4th place was last years Best Drama winner "Dexter". 5th was "Grey's Anatomy" who started strong, but faded 1/2 way thru voting. 6th was "Leverage" just slightly ahead of 7th place "The Mentalist". In 8th "Hawaii Five-O" beat out 9th place "CSI" by 1 vote, and rounding out the finalists was "Burn Notice"
Final Vote results
Criminal Minds 466
Grey's Anatomy 390
The Mentalist 296
Hawaii Five-O 230
Burn Notice 217
The finalists for the TV programs in 5 categories have been decided.
Below is a break down of the voting in each category.
Photos of the final vote tallies are at the bottom.
Like last year, the 1st group I went thru had quite low totals. I gotta learn from this, have smaller categories 1st, THEN bigger categories like best shows.... anyways, the results/
BEST ANIMATED (bold = finalist) (vote total - red)
FAMILY GUY 35, FUTURAMA 14, THE SIMPSONS 14, SOUTH PARK 10, BEAVIS & BUTTHEAD 6, PHINEAS & FERB 1 (write in vote), AMERICAN DAD 0, THE CLEVELAND SHOW 0
THE BIG BANG THEORY 26, HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER 24, COMMUNITY 21, PARKS AND RECREATION 16, CHILDRENS HOSPITAL 14, 30 ROCK 12, ITS ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA 12, PSYCH 12, GLEE 10, LOUIE 10, COUGAR TOWN 6, BEING ERICA 5, CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM 5, MODERN FAMILY 5, RULES OF ENGAGEMENT 1, HAPPY ENDINGS 1 (write in vote), UP ALL NIGHT 1 (write in vote), THE MIDDLE 0
DEXTER 20, CRIMINAL MINDS 17, HOUSE 17, BURN NOTICE 15, LEVERAGE 15, JUSTIFIED 13, GOSSIP GIRL 11, COVERT AFFAIRS 10, BREAKING BAD 9, CASTLE 9, HAWAII FIVE-O 8, BONES 7, FLASHPOINT 7, GREY'S ANATOMY 7, CSI 6, LAW & ORDER SVU 6, SONS OF ANARCHY 6, MAD MEN 6, THE MENTALIST 6, HEARTLAND 4, WHITE COLLAR 4, THE LISTENER 3, BLUE BLOODS 2, NIKITA 2, SUITS 2, BOARDWALK EMPIRE 1, BODY OF PROOF 1, IN PLAIN SIGHT 1, PRIVATE PRACTICE 1
SMALLVILLE 77, SUPERNATURAL 48, FRINGE 28, THE WALKING DEAD 17, SANCTUARY 13, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES 13, TRUE BLOOD 10, LOST GIRL 6, EUREKA 2, TODD AND THE BOOK OF PURE EVIL 1, WAREHOUSE 13 1, DOCTOR WHO (write in vote) 1, BEING HUMAN 0
BEST NEW SHOW
BREAKING IN 931, GAME OF THRONES 344, ONCE UPON A TIME 167, GRIMM 124, THE SECRET CIRCLE 117, PERSON OF INTEREST 106, REVENGE 86, UNFORGETTABLE 79, THE KILLING 77, ALPHAS 69, TERRA NOVA 67, HOMELAND 65, NEW GIRL 46, AMERICAN HORROR STORY 44, BREAKOUT KINGS 44 (write in votes), 2 BROKE GIRLS 40, A GIFTED MAN 35, HELL ON WHEELS 22, UP ALL NIGHT 22, PAN AM 20, NECESSARY ROUGHNESS 18, HARRY'S LAW 15, PRIME SUSPECT 14, WHITNEY 12, FALLING SKIES 10 (Write in votes), HAPPY ENDINGS 10, LUCK 9, CHARLIES ANGELS 6, RINGER 5 (write in votes), HART OF DIXIE 2 (write in votes), PLAYBOY CLUB 1 (write in vote), SUITS 1 (write in vote)
The finalists for actors, actresses and other categories will be coming soon.
The voting for the winners and finalists will start sometime in the 2nd week of November.
*THIS POST MAY CONTAIN VERY MILD SPOILERS ABOUT THE FILM...DO NOT READ ON IF YOU DONT WANT TO KNOW ANYTHING. PHOTOS DO NOT CONTAIN ANY SPOILERS... OUTSIDE OF WHAT JDM WILL BE WEARING IN THE FILM*
Yesterday I caught up with the set of a new thrilled "Dibbuk Box" in South Vancouver.
The feature film stars Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer) & Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Supernatural & Greys Anatomy) who are divorced from each other, but are brought together to try and find a way to end a curse on their daughter after she buys a box that containts an angry evil spirit.
The film is based on a "true story" in the sense that its premise is based on an article from an L.A. Times reporter about a similar box bought by a girl on ebay some time ago that caused its owners a variety of bad luck.
So on this day Jeffrey Dean Morgan was on set. Prior to Mr. Morgans scenes there was another series of scenes done with a different actor. The other actors scene showed him arriving home, and going inside to find his mother had been killed. In Mr. Morgans scene, he would show up in a car, get out, walk to the door & knock on the door. The other actor would answer it & a conversation between the pair took part where the other actor tells Jeffreys character about the box and its danger... then Jeffrey goes inside to continue the talk... and thats all we were able to see outside.
After his scene, the movies publicist brought Mr. Morgan over to the 3 people waiting across the street to take photos & sign autographs. While my friend knew of his work on Grey's Anatomy, it was his work on Supernatural I knew best. He asked me if I had gotten the boys before while I was getting him to sign a trio photo that featured him with his TV sons, I told him yes a few times & he called them "great guys" & we wrapped up out meeting with him & he went off his way we went off ours.
And for the record..I have NO IDEA what is happening in photo 6.
Michael C. Hall (Dexter Morgan on "Dexter")
The serial killer of serial killers killed 1 more victim this year...the competition. Michael C. Hall (along with regular supporting cast Jennifer Carpetnter, Desmond Harrington, C.S. Lee, Lauren Velez, David Zayas & guest stars Julia Stiles & Peter Weller) put on another strong performance this year as Dexter Morgan on Showtime's smash hit "Dexter".
The show won the inaugural Best Action/Drama on TV award with the narrowest margain of victory this year, 13 votes over The CW hit "The Vampire Diaries" 384-371.
CBS hit criminal drama "Criminal Minds" rounded out the top 3 with 245 votes.
"Burn Notice" the MacGyver meets A-Team action/drama from the USA network edged out ABC medical drama "Grey's Anatomy" for 4th with a 201-178 total.
1ST - DEXTER 384
2ND - THE VAMPIRE DIARIES 371
3RD - CRIMINAL MINDS 245
4TH - BURN NOTICE 201
5TH - GREY'S ANATOMY 178
There is only 1 day left for voting on the Best Of TV 2010 awards on my site.
With the People's Choice Awards done, this is the chance for some shows, who got shafted at the largest public voted awards to get a 2nd chance.
If you have not already voted...You can vote here...
Despite lots of attempts to cheat/sabotage people, voting has continued. With each attempt to cheat or sabotage someone has come a new security issue I have had to deal with & create a way to sidestep the cheating. While I concede SOME cheater votes may have gotten mixed into the totals, MOST (i'll even say well over 95%) were thwarted.
Unfortunately for the likes of House, Smallville & Private Practice, some of their contenders were disqualified for either blatant cheating, or being sabotaged before proper defenses were put in place. It should be noted that while House, Smallville & Private Practice candidates were caught using automated voting bots, MANY legitimate votes from these shows were also cast. unfortunately, it just took 1 jerk to ruin your chances. I apologize to those who took the effort to rally support for their shows, only to have it go for nothing. Trust me when I say, future polls will have far more advanced steps in place to prevent this from happening again.
With that aside....with 1 day left of voting....here are the current results.
BEST COMEDY PROGRAM
1 The Big Bang Theory (270)
2 Glee (168)
3 How I Met Your Mother (157)
4 Community (56)
5 It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia (45)
BEST ACTION/DRAMA PROGRAM
1 The Vampire Diaries (203)
2 Dexter (197)
3 Criminal Minds (126)
4 Burn Notice (104)
5 Greys Anatomy (91)
BEST NEW PROGRAM
1 The Walking Dead (206)
2 Hellcats (190)
3 Nikita (109)
4 No Ordinary Family (104)
5 Hawaii Five-O (101)
BEST SCI-FI PROGRAM
1 Smallville (548)
2 Supernatural (538)
3 Stargate Universe (230)
4 Fringe (177)
5 Warehouse 13 (82)
1 Anna Paquin "True Blood" (345)
2 Anna Torv "Fringe" (297)
3 Julianna Margulies "The Good Wife" (231)
4 Maggie Q "Nikita" (152)
5 Glenn Close "Damages" (136)
1 Taye Diggs "Private Practice" (874)
2 Jensen Ackles "Supernatural" (690)
3 John Noble "Fringe" (234)
4 David Blue "Stargate Universe" (230)
5 Jeffrey Donovan "Burn Notice" (186)
MOST ENTERTAINING OR FASCINATING CHARACTER
1 Lois Lane "Smallville" (462)
2 Dean Winchester "Supernatural" (444)
3 Sam Winchester "Supernatural" (286)
4 Castiel "Supernatural" (263)
5 Oliver Queen/Green Arrow "Smallville" (252)
6 Dr. Sheldon Cooper "The Big Bang Theory" (191)
7 Barney Stinson "How I Met Your Mother" (150)
8 Eli Wallace "Stargate Universe" (140)
9 Parker "Leverage" (128)
10 Dr. Walter Bishop "Fringe" (128)
11 Crowley "Supernatural" (123)
12 Dexter Morgan "Dexter" (91)
13 Sam Axe "Burn Notice" (85)
14 Michael Westen "Burn Notice" (62)
15 Amy Farrah Fowler "The Big Bang Theory" (55)
I occasionally argue with inanimate objects, but I usually win. So its all good.