Last year we had the 2010 Best Of TV Awards, the inagural awards here for it. It was responsible for almost 100,000 votes last year.
Winners were selected in 7 categories lasst year- http://canadagraphs.weebly.com/best-of-tv-awards-polls.html
This year, we have even more categories.
To nominate someone, something or a show in its proper category...you must contact us thru 1 of these 3 ways..
1- THIS BLOG POST (not other posts or the contact section),
2- Or on our official facebook fan page http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/canadagraphsweeblycom/101034953308978
3- Thru twitter by at messaging me at @Canadagraphs or @Canadagraphs2 w hashtag #BOTVA2011
Rule 1- ALL Nominations must be based ONLY on work of episodes that aired for the first time in 2011 prior to October 25th, 2011 (except for new shows- up to Nov. 15th permitted).
Rule 2- You can nominate at all available outlets (facebook, twitter or here) if you so choose to.
Rule 3- Sci-fi category covers anything dealing primarily with paranormal based shows. Regardless if its a comedy or a drama, if its paranormal based...its Sci-fi. This will dissolve the frustrating "Vampire Diaries/True Blood isnt a sci-fi, its a drama" argument of last year. TVD/TB is a sci-fi show, and thus its show & actors will compete in those categories.
Rule 4- You do NOT have to vote in every category...but you must vote in at least 3 for your nominations to count.
Rule 5- you can nominate up to 3 in each category... if you want to nominate more than 3, remember, you can nominate thru twitter, facebook and here.
Rules for each category...
Nominations for TV shows- TV show must have at least 6 episodes in 2011 and can not have debuted in 2011.
Nominations for new TV shows - Have/will debut in 2011 prior to November 15th, 2011
Nominations for best actors/actresses - Must be in at least 8 episodes on the specific show they are being nominated for, in 2011. New show actor/actresses that have yet to meet this requirement can be nominated if they are proven to be regulars and will have more than 8 episodes on that show before the season is scheduled to end.
Nominations for supporting actors/actresesses - Must be in at least 3 episodes, no more than 7 on the specific show they are being nominated for in 2011.
Nominations for guest stars - Must be in 1 and no more than 2 episodes of a specific show they are being nominated for in 2011.
Nominations for favorite character - Must be in at least 3 episodes of a specific TV show that it is being nominated for 2011.
Nominations for favorite non-human co-star or prop - must be in at least 3 episodes of a specific TV show that it is being nominated for in 2011. This category covers anything including... animals, vehicles, electronic devices, weapons, and any other things that are not human that you think may be relevant to a story.
Favorite quote - Must name the actor or character that said it, epi # or title & the program name (so that I can look it up easier to verify its legitimacy) that took place in 2011.
Favorite couple - Name the characters, the show. They must be either married/dating on the show, or hooked up at least once in that season for something more than a 1 off kiss, in 2011.
Best Episode - Name the program and episode # OR title.
Sexiest actor or actress - must have had a speaking role on an episode of a TV show or movie that premiered in 2011
Last years winners (in categories where they are eligible) and the top 2 runners up are already nominated. With main acting categories being divided now, finalists from last year have been put in most relevant category.
BEST COMEDY PROGRAM
The Big Bang Theory
How I Met Your Mother
BEST ACTION/DRAMA PROGRAM
BEST SCI-FI PROGRAM
The Vampire Diaries
BEST CARTOON/ANIMATED PROGRAM
BEST NEW PROGRAM
BEST ACTOR IN ACTION/DRAMA
Taye Diggs - PRIAVATE PRACTIVE
Jeffrey Donovan - BURN NOTICE
BEST ACTOR IN COMEDY
BEST ACTOR IN SCI-FI
Jensen Ackles - SUPERNATURAL
John Noble - FRINGE
BEST ACTRESS IN ACTION/DRAMA
Julianna Margulies - THE GOOD WIFE
Maggie Q - NIKITA
Glenn Close - DAMAGES
BEST ACTRESS IN COMEDY
BEST ACTRESS IN SCI-FI
Anna Torv - FRINGE
Anna Paquin - TRUE BLOOD
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
BEST GUEST STAR
Dean Winchester - SUPERNATURAL
Lois Lane - SMALLVILLE
Castiel - SUPERNATURAL
BEST NON-HUMAN CHARACTER OR PROP
SEXIEST ACTOR (TV or movie)
SEXIEST ACTRESS (TV or Movie)
Day 6 was wrought with huge disappointments for me and others. Cancellations dominated the day as the likes of Jane Fonda, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Jennifer Lawrence were all absent desite being on the original guest lists.
My day started off confirming Lawrences absence and speculating heaving that JDM was also a no-show. However, I was still hopeful he was maybe in Toronto for the premiere and just somehow wasnt at the press conference.
I showed up to the premiere for Peace, Love and Misunderstandings hoping for the man who played John Winchester to be in attendance, and worst case scenario...at least I would get Jane Fonda. As it turns out, NEITHER of those situations happened, as both of them were no-shows. Instead, we were mistreated to the incredibly unfriendly Chase Crawford and shockingly unfriendly Kyle MacLachlan, who between of them signed maybe 10 autographs and spent less than a minute interacting with the fans. I dont know what company is dishing the $ out for P,L&M but I can assure you, the cancellation of the movies 2 biggest names and absolute neglect from itsw 2 second tier names likely unsold many tickets that night. The public relations team for this film must have had heart attacks when they checked the next day for fan on the street reactions and saw plenty of negatively worded responses. One of the reactions I saw in person was a gil, maybe 15ish who word for word said "fuck Chase. He NEEDS our ticket sales, we dont NEED his acting, theres lots of other guys to follow". Thisw blunt, factual and quite attentive response to being slighted by the tv actor is the type of thing that will over time hurt his star power. Hes replaceable, theres dozens of prettyboy faces out there, and some casting director is going to 1 day pick a nicer, more personable, more fan friendly 1 over him. The casting director of PL&M probably wishes they had that prior insight.
I attempted the Jennfer Garner red carpet. Had Alicia Silverstone signing near me, but was unable to get close enough to the fading star to get 1 of the limited autographs she tossed out. Jennifer Garner was just as bad, even statign 9according to a source who actually has admited to having bad hearing...but her body language did convey the same message) "I dont like you" as she skipped over my item, which seemed odd for someone that had prior to that moment only seen me for a total of 20 seonds in her entire life, back in 2007. and no words or actions were exchanged in that meeting.
After the shitty start to this day, I decided I better go for what SHOULD be a slam dunk. A premiere at the small Isabelle Bader Theatre. It was the only premiere the theatre had this festival that I worked, and it was...ok. I managed a couple autographs from Sarah Bolger and Scott Speedman as well as 1 from Lily Cole. Sarah Gadon was also there and signed willingly, I just had nothing for the budding star. It broke my shutout slump..even though I had hoped for at least 2 more autographs from that carpet, it was a start.
I contemplated quitting the night there & cutting my losses, but instead took the short walk over to the Windsor Arms for the InStyle party.
A plethora of C & D list names populated the Canadian version of this party. I was disappointed to miss Covert Affairs stars Chris Gorham and Piper Perabo, both of whom walked right by me. I managed an autograph from Anton Yelchin and 1 from Jessica Chastain, before |I opted to call it a night.
A few other names went to the party. Ashley Greene of Twilight fame went there, snubbed the crowd, and got loudly booed for her disrespect. This girl will be doing TV Movies of the week within 2 yrs. She has little to no talent, and a sour attitude and the Twi-fame is about to be done...and she seems oblivious to it. The Trailer Park Boys also showed up, and greeted, signed and took pics with anyone who asked. They have always been terrific at fan interactions, this time was no different. Kim Cattrall was seen leaving the party and snubbed most requests, although she did sign 1 autograph, most of the requests for the aging star were ignored.
All toll, considering how abysmal the day started, getting what I did in the end seemed like a small victory.
A+ Trailer Park Boys
A- Sarah Bolger
A- Sarah Gadon
A- Christopher Gorham
B Scott Speedman
B- Jessica Chastain
B- Lyndsy Fonseca
C+ Anton Yelchin
C Lily Cole
C- Alicia Silverstone
C- Piper Perabo
C- Kim Cattrall
D+ Jennifer Garner
D Ashley Greene
D Chase Crawford
D Kyle MacLachlan
TOTAL autographs 7
Last weekend WB had several TV shows do a photo shoot & press junket here in Vancouver. While most of the shows were already in Vancouver since its where they film..one show actually made the trek in for the event.
The cast of The CW show "Nikita" travelled across the country to do the event. While Maggie Q, the star of the show was left back in Toronto, the shows young & hottest stars were paraded out west.
The first of the cast we saw was Lyndsy Fonseca (Alex) upon arriving in town. She was quite pleasant & great with signing and taking photos with the fans & hounds that were out there for her. Later we would see her again at the hotel the next day & she again didnt hesitate to sign.
Shane West (Michael) arrived about an hour later. West did autograph requests and photo ops as well. While others did run into him again later in the trip, I didnt.
Xander Berkley (Percy) was first spotted at the press junket showing up. Going in he told us he was in a hurry because he was late. We have heard that excuse 100s of times & were not sure if we were being fed a line again. However later that night, upon his return to the hotel, he immediately came out of this towncar straight over to us without us even asking & clearly recalled what he said earlier as he said to us "ok, I'm not in a rush now" & signed 1 each for the 3 or 4 of us waiting still.
Melinda Clarke (Amanda) was also there, but going in we didnt notice who it was yet & on the way out she outright ignored us.
All in all, a decent enough weekend with the cast of Nikita.
Agent Olivia Dunham on "Fringe"
Anna Torv played the role this season of duo character "Olivia Dunham & "Alt-Olivia Dunham" as the real world & alternate worlds crossed paths.
It was a strenuous year for the character Olivia Dunham on Fox hit sci-fi series "Fringe. From an on again-off again romance, to being stuck in an alternate universe, to nearly being killed trying to escape. Her doppleganger extraordinaire had her own issues, from trying to act like her counterpiece in the real world & romancing a man she didnt love. It really isnt too big of a stretch for Torv to have won this considering the efforts she had to put on being this duo-character.
Anna Paquin as Sookie Stackhouse on HBO's "True Blood" gave Ms. Torv a serious run for much of the contest, but in the end just couldn't win it, falling by 102 votes 561-459.
Julianna Margulies as "Alicia Florrick" on CBS "The Good Wife" pulled down third with 302 votes.
Maggie Q as "Nikita" on the new CW show of the same name pulled off 4th place over Glenn Close as "Patty Hewes" on FX seres "Damages" with a 221-192 margain.
1ST - ANNA TORV "FRINGE" 561
2ND - ANNA PAQUIN "TRUE BLOOD" 459
3RD - JULIANNA MARGULIES "THE GOOD WIFE" 302
4TH - MAGGIE Q "NIKITA" 221
5TH - GLENN CLOSE "DAMAGES" 192
THE WALKING DEAD
From out of nowhere, AMC's The Walking Dead won critical acclaim this year. The zombie apocalypse themed horror, based on graphic novels did the same in our polls, quietly moving up the ranks & eventually taking a stranglehold on victory.
Despite a back & forth fight with The CW's new cheerleader drama "Hellcats", The Walking Dead eventually won this fairly handily with a big surge in the final 2 days of voting to take it by a commanding 131 votes 405 to 284.
CBS crime drama "Hawaii Five-O", despite a slow start, finished 3rd with 234 votes.
The CW drama "Nikita" finished 4th with 189 votes. While ABC's superhero family "No Ordinary Family" finished 5th with 169 votes.
1ST - THE WALKING DEAD 405
2ND - HELLCATS 284
3RD - HAWAII FIVE-O 234
4TH - NIKITA 189
5TH - NO ORDINARY FAMILY 169
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.