The Best Actress in a Comedy of 2011 as voted by you the fans was.. Kaley Cuoco - The Big Bang Theory.
When I was looking at finalists for all the categories, I pretty much expected this outcome. The woman behind many nerds & geeks dream character Penny had the perfect storm of opinion poll potential for voting. Extremely attractive, funny character, on a vastly popular show, and of course, the fact her character has an on again/off again relationship with a self-proclaimed nerd were all the key ingredients to a probable win for this category...and she didnt let them down.
Kaley had a sizable lead on runner up Jane Lynch from "Glee". Lynch had a quick early lead, but failed to keep up the pace & eventually fell behind the eventual champ. 3rd was another "The Big Bang Theory" star, Mayim Bialik, who came close to catching Lynch in the final couple days. 4th was "30 Rock" star Tina Fey, 5th was the oldest finalist in ANY category, 90 year old Betty White from "Hot In Cleveland", Lea Michele from "Glee" came in 6th narrowly passing 7th place Alison Brie from "Community". Maggie Lawson of "Psych" came in 8th & Megan Mullally from "Children's Hospital" rounded out the finalists in 9th.
This category really showed the domination that The Big Bang Theory has in the comedy category. Finishing 1st in this category was not a shock, but a relative secondary character on the show managing to finish 3rd shows that fans of TBBT wildly love anything to do with their show. The ONLY thing that held back a sweep of the comedy categories for them was a well dressed womanizer in the actor category, or TBBT would have swept the genre.
Final vote results
Kaley Cuoco "The Big Bang Theory" 641
Jane Lynch "Glee" 416
Mayim Bialik "The Big Bang Theory" 396
Tina Fey "30 Rock" 358
Betty White "Hot In Cleveland" 317
Lea Michele "Glee" 273
Alison Brie "Community" 271
Maggie Lawson "Psych" 170
Megan Mullally "Children's Hospital" 127
The majority of the cast from the USA hit show "Psych" went down to the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con this weekend.
In total, Dule Hill, Corbin Bersen, Maggie Lawson & James Roday went to the event that has become a major promotion tool for TV & movies alike.
We never saw any of the cast departing Vancouver, so there was lots of uncertainty and confusion on when they left and if they had already returned prior to the Sunday evening that most entertainers returned.
As it turns out...the cast had not returned yet. First up was Corbin Bernsen who was returning not from Comic-Con, even though her was there, but a Soapbox derby in Akron, OH that he attended after his SDCC visit. He was asked about his tough flight back, which he openly tweeted his displeasure about with United Airlines, going as far as to say he "Hate united airlines. Don't hate much in this world but they make hit list today.". He was just as vocal with us about his frustrating flight and joked about the social media alert by saying "I guess you saw my tweets". Eventually he would get on his way, and unlike most of the entertainers form this weekend, he didnt have a chauffered vehicle there to pick him up. Way to keep it real.
A little bit later, Maggie Lawson & James Roday showed up..with a little surprise in tow, recurring guest star Kurt Fuller. I really needed Roday, but I reallllllly needed Kurt Fuller, on an item I had from his days on Supernatural that I needed him to complete that I had been dragging around for over a year since a chance meeting with him when he said "oh yeah, I'll be back" about his role on Psych... a year later, yep, he was finally back (when I was aware of it).
After getting Fuller, I scooched over a few feet to where Lawson & Roday were signing for everyone else. Lawson was sociaable & seemed pleasant about it, while Roday signed, and signed afair bit, but was more of a "sigh, fine, lets get this over with quick" feel to the encounter. There wasnt a lot of interaction with them....but they signed, and in the end, thats all I can ask of them really.
Unfortunately, going for Fuller cost me any reasonable chance to get any good photos of Lawson or Roday...soooo, all I have of them is some grainy/fuzzy shots
Dule would return later, but it was too late for any of us to wait out, so Mr. Hill got in & out without being seen.
I occasionally argue with inanimate objects, but I usually win. So its all good.