The first round of voting on what TV Characters and TV shows will enter the May Madness V tournament was wrought with complications.
First was my own scheduling, which saw me not get the voting groups out till late in the 3rd week of the month, almost a whole week later than last years.
Follow that up, once the groups were up, I was unable to log in to my twitter account for my awards & May Madness event updates. A glitch in twitters code was leaving me logged in on my Main twitter account. The issue was not resolved till (after 4 tweets, and 3 emails to them) 6 days later, on the day that originally I had the polls scheduled to close.
With that hiccup finally out of the way, I decided to extend the deadline for 2.5 days. Only to have another issue come up immediately after that. For reasons I still don't know, my tweets on my awards/May Madness update account were not showing up in general searches. It seemed the only way to SEE those tweets would me if you were already 1 of the 865 followers of my account. No new viewers would see them unless someone else retweeted them, or they by sheer fluke found my account. That issue lasted for about a day.... leaving really only about a day & 1/2 of an 8 day opening poll that the highest traffic source for these polls, twitter, was accessible to the rest of the world.
This of course led to some pretty low scores with some probably contenders finding themselves on the outside this year as their fans didn't get much chance to take part. because of the sheer twitter fuck up pile, I made the final group, albeit with limited spots, a bit more inclusive than I originally expected to.
Below is a list of winners from the first group, all whom have advanced to the May Madness V tournament that will start in early May.
To see the list of those who had automatic spots before the polls, see the list HERE
Group Winners - TV Characters
Alexis Castle "Castle"
Oswald Cobblepot "Gotham"
Nathan Wuornos "Haven"
Liv Moore "iZombie"
Brian Finch "Limitless"
Lucifer Morningstar "Lucifer"
Julia Ogden "Murdoch Mysteries"
Sherlock Holmes "Sherlock"
Bernadette Rostenkowski "The Big Bang Theory"
Raymond Reddington "The Blacklist"
Barry Allen/The Flash "The Flash"
Barry Goldberg "The Goldbergs"
Kimmy Schmidt "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"
Roberta Warren "Z Nation"
Voting for the final 17 positions in the tournament is going on right now VOTE HERE
Group Winners - TV Shows
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
There are still 41 spots available in the TV Shows side of the tournament. Voting for those spots is on RIGHT NOW till early May 1st RIGHT HERE
May Madness will begin soon, but before it does we will need some contenders.
With the 6th annual Best Of TV Awards just having wrapped up the awards recently, theres a perfect place to start, as each eligible award winner will be guaranteed a spot in the tournament, along with each eligible former May Madness Winner & Runner up, and all eligible former BOTVA winners. To be eligible those actors characters have to have been in 1 episode on or after May 1, 2015 and before closing of this nomination thread. TV shows have aired at least 1 episode since May 1, 2015.
So heres the list of guaranteed challengers
The Rules to nominate a candidate.
- Maximum Eight (8) spots will be given to any specific show.
- Character must have been in an episode on or after May 1, 2015 and before April 18, 2016
- You must provide TV Character name, and program for nomination to be eligible.
- You can nominate someone thru here, twitter, facebook, tumblr or tsu through the valid rules stated below.
- Maximum Sixteen (16) spots will be given to any specific Network
- Programs must have aired at least 1 new episode on or after May 1, 2015 & before April 18, 2015
- You must provide the shows Complete title, acronyms will not be accepted (ex - "How I Met Your Mother" - correct, "HIMYM" - Incorrect)
- You can nominate someone thru here, twitter, facebook, tumblr or tsu through the valid rules stated below.
- Reality TV shows are not eligible. Talk/news shows ARE eligible.
UNLIKE the BOTVAs, the amount of nominations may be the difference between getting in and not, so feel free to nominate someone already chosen, but
DO NOT nominate candidates already guaranteed spots. DO NOT judge comments on this post as the be all end all of total nominations stated. Nominations will also be counted thru facebook, twitter, tumblr and tsu as well.
To nominate on
- Twitter. Reply to this post for TV Characters, Reply to this post for TV Programs. You can add more than 1 nomination to a tweet.... long as you follow the rules about proper character/program names/titles fitting into it.
- Facebook. Reply to this post for TV Characters, and Reply to this post for TV Programs. You can put more than 1 nomination in your post, long as you follow the rules about proper character/program names/titles on them.
- Tumblr. Send nominations HERE (will NOT accept anonymous nominations) You can put more than 1 nomination in your post, long as you follow the rules about proper character/program names/titles on them.
- Tsu. Reply to this post for TV Characters or TV Programs. You can put more than 1 nomination in your post, long as you follow the rules about proper character/program names/titles on them.
Nominations end April 18th, 2015 (may be extended due to schedule on/around that date).
The 2015 May Madness Champion for Favorite TV Show is
In a year where upsets were the norm, Orphan Black managed to outlast all its challengers to become the May Madness champion with a 364-194 win over Brooklyn Nine-Nine in the finals.
In its 3rd season now, Orphan Black has had a lot of awards and honours placed on it (including Best New Program here in 2013), the shows lead Tatiana Maslany winning a several notable acting awards, including a Critics Choice Award, as well as the show itself being nominated for several notable awards. With the backing of the shows fans, known as the "Clone Club" the show grew their fanbase throughout the tournament and went from being a "probably afterthought" to contender".
With a victory of only 31-9 over Rizzoli And Isles in round 1 there was little sign early on of the potential for a win from the show. Again, in round 2 Orphan Black didn't look too poised to win this year as it narrowly escaped being eliminated right there & then with a 46-44 win over rookie show Agent Carter. In round 3 however, Orphan Black made much more of a statement, as it crushed the highly popular The Walking Dead 234-104 in a very mild upset, this was also the 2nd highest vote total in that round. By round 4 the show was turning into a threat as it beat Agents Of SHIELD 330-222 and in turn had the 2nd highest vote total of the round for the 2nd round in a row. Orphan Black put its biggest shocker in round 5 when they managed to upset Person of Interest, the show that had the top vote total 3 of the 1st 4 rounds prior 617-548.
The runner up Brooklyn Nine-Nine also had a more than unexpected run to the finals. With a mere 22-9 win in round 1 over Family Guy, like the champ, it didn't look like the 99 was going to go far this year. Brooklyn 99 got thru round 2 with a 20-16 win over How To Get Away With Murder, that was the 2nd lowest winning vote total of the round. In round 3 a 170-110 win over The Big Bang Theory started to show that the show had hopes of going far in the tournament. Like the winner, Brooklyn Nine-Nines race to the finals was almost derailed in a round with a narrow 1 point win 220-219 over Game Of Thrones in 1 of the larger upsets of the tournament. the 99 came from 77 votes down in the final 8 hours to make that happen. The show that refused to quit managed 1 more notable upset in round 5 over Once Upon A Time with s 528-248 score to advance to the finals This is the first finals appearance in May Madness for a sitcom. The Big Bang Theory made the semi-finals 2 years ago as the furthest a sitcom had advanced previously.
This is the 2nd Honour for Orphan Black, as they won the 2013 Best Of TV Awards title of Best New Program.
You can see the entire tournament results HERE
May Madness IV - Favorite TV Character Winner - Samantha Groves/Root (Amy Acker) "Person Of Interest"
The 2015 May Madness Champion for Favorite TV Character is
(portrayed by Amy Acker)
"Person of Interest"
In a year where upsets were the norm, the Amy Acker portrayed Samantha Groves, aka Root, from Person of Interest managed to outlast all its challengers to become the May Madness Champion with a 2099-354 win over Auggie Anderson "Covert Affairs".
it was an interesting year for bad girl who does good things sociopath we all know as Root. She had more than a couple run ins with dangerous people, she developed an almost obsessive crush on 1 of her partners, which at times was problematic for the rest of her team as she went on a 1 woman crusade to save Shaw, and got to generate a lot of havoc.
The win seemed to be generated by the voices of many of the Person Of Interest fans. In recent weeks, with the announcement that their favorite show is not getting a full season order from CBS, the fans have become organized, and vocal on trying to get the stations attention. My honour is not the only one the group that in some circles call themselves the "irrelevants" (an ode to what regular people are called in the show.. and ironically named in light of what CBS has done to the show) has won recently. On SpoilerTV, the show dominated their season end awards as well recently.
With victories over Regina Mills/Evil Queen "Once Upon A Time" in round 1 by a score of 264-153, and a run of wins over her own team in rounds 2, 3 and 4 over Harold Finch, Sameen Shaw and John Reese , and finally over "The Blacklist" Raymond Reddington in round 5 by a score of 760-626, she went into the finals as the most voted challenger in this years tournament in either category.
The runner up Auggie Anderson "Covert Affairs" (portrayed by 2014 Best Of TV Award Best Drama Actor winner - Christopher Gorham) also had a more than unexpected run to the finals. While he was the favorite in rounds 1 & 2 with wins over Melinda May "Agents Of SHIELD" & Selina Kyle "Gotham", he continued on with wins in round 3 over Sheldon Cooper "The Big Bang Theory" and the 2013 May Madness winner Dean Winchester "Supernatural" in round 4. In round 5, a win over Bo Dennis "Lost Girl" put him into the finals
This is the 1st Honour of any type for Samantha Groves/Root, Amy Acker, or the show "Person Of Interest" here.
You can see the entire tournament results HERE
Here it is, the official full list of the 64 TV Characters to take part in May Madness IV
There were 24 spots that were automatically given to Characters that have won a prior May Madness 1st, Best Of TV Awards Actor winners 2nd, going by most current, then total awards, then recurring/guest actor winners, then youth actor winners, and finally May madness Runner Ups of the past.
The rest of the field was selected by you the fans by a vote in two separate rounds. The first round had 7 groups, each group had a Winner that was automatically given a spot in the tournament. The final 33 (I know, I frequently said 31 in various social media posts, I miscounted) spots were given to the top 30 vote getters, and the next 3 highest challengers that came from shows with NO previous challengers in the tournament, from the second vote. That vote had 81 challengers that were chosen from the 7 groups based on finishing 2nd thru 11th (including 1 tie for 11th), and the top 10 highest scores after those selections, made up the group of 81.
Here is your MAY MADNESS IV TV Character Field
DR. LAUREN LEWIS "Lost Girl" (1)
FELICITY SMOAK "Arrow" (2)
MALCOLM MERLYN "Arrow" (3)
DARYL DIXON "The Walking Dead" (4)
SIN "Arrow" (5)
OLIVER QUEEN "Arrow" (6)
BO DENNIS "Lost Girl" (7)
TAMSIN "Lost Girl" (8)
TRICK "Lost Girl" (9)
KENZI "Lost Girl" (10)
JOHN DIGGLE "Arrow" (11)
MICHONNE "The Walking Dead" (12)
RICK GRIMES "The Walking Dead" (13)
DYSON "Lost Girl" (14)
NYSSA AL GHUL "Arrow" (15)
SARAH MANNING "Orphan Black" (16)
KATE BECKETT "Castle" (1)
RICHARD CASTLE "Castle" (2)
CLARA OSWALD "Doctor Who" (3)
BRAN STARK "Game Of Thrones" (4)
ARYA STARK "Game Of Thrones" (5)
DEREK SHEPHERD "Grey's Anatomy" (6)
NATHAN WUORNOS "Haven" (7)
ALEXIS CASTLE "Castle" (8)
RAYMOND REDDINGTON "The Blacklist" (9)
AUDREY PARKER "Haven" (10)
MEREDITH GREY "Grey's Anatomy" (11)
THE DOCTOR "Doctor Who" (12)
STEVE MCGARRETT "Hawaii Five-0" (13)
DAREDEVIL/ MATT MURDOCK "Daredevil" (14)
EVERETT BACKSTROM "Backstrom" (15)
BARRY ALLEN/THE FLASH "The Flash" (16)
DEAN WINCHESTER "Supernatural" (1)
DR. SHELDON COOPER "The Big Bang Theory" (2)
AUGGIE ANDERSON "Covert Affairs" (3)
ABADDON "Supernatural" (4),
GADREEL "Supernatural" (5)
CHARLIE BRADBURY "Supernatural" (6)
CROWLEY "Supernatural" (7)
HANNIBAL LECTER "Hannibal" (8)
SAM WINCHESTER "Supernatural" (9)
CASTIEL "Supernatural" (10)
SELINA KYLE "Gotham" (11)
JANE RIZZOLI "Rizzoli And Isles" (12)
DR. MAURA ISLES "Rizzoli And Isles" (13)
MELINDA MAY "Agents Of SHIELD" (14)
LIV MOORE "iZombie" (15)
LIONEL FUSCO "Person Of Interest" (16)
AMY FARRAH FOWLER "The Big Bang Theory" (1)
PENNY "The Big Bang Theory" (2)
KURT HUMMEL "Glee" (3)
EMMA SWAN "Once Upon A Time" (4)
BERNADETTE ROSTENKOWSKI "The Big Bang Theory"(5)
TITUS ANDROMEDON "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" (6)
JOHN REECE "Person of Interest" (7)
SAMANTHA GROVES/ROOT "Person of Interest" (8)
REGINA MILLS/EVIL QUEEN "Once Upon A Time" (9)
KING RICHARD "Galavant" (10)
KIMMY SCHMIDT "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" (11)
SAMEEN SHAW "Person Of Interest" (12)
MR. GOLD/RUMPLESTILTSKIN "Once Upon A Time" (13)
BEVERLEY GOLDBERG "The Goldbergs" (14)
BARRY GOLDBERG "The Goldbergs" (15)
HAROLD FINCH "Person Of Interest" (16)
Complete vote results for the 2 rounds is in the images below.
Voting for the TV Shows & Characters match ups will start soon. Perhaps even today.
You can vote HERE
Here it is, the official full list of the 64 TV Shows to take part in May Madness IV
The top 3 spots in each grouping were automatically given to shows that have won a prior May Madness 1st, Best Of TV Awards Show winners 2nd, going by most current, then total awards, then New Program winners.
Spots 4 thru 16 were selected by you the fans by a vote. The top 8 vote getters in each group were given a spot, as were the top 12 vote totals after the top 8 in each group were removed. Seeding was based on vote totals 1st, then percentage of votes in matters of a tie where possible. Some shows were re-ranked up or down 1 or 2 spots to accommodate more interesting match ups, either immediately, or potentially down the road if they were to advance.
Results for TV Character voting will be posted after the secondary vote closes this week.
LOST GIRL (1)
ORPHAN BLACK (2)
THE WALKING DEAD (3)
AGENTS OF SHIELD (5)
AGENT CARTER (7)
COVERT AFFAIRS (8)
GREY'S ANATOMY (9)
THE VAMPIRE DIARIES (11)
FALLING SKIES (12)
WITCHES OF EAST END (14)
RIZZOLI AND ISLES (15)
THE FLASH (2)
PERSON OF INTEREST (4)
THE BLACKLIST (6)
HAWAII FIVE-0 (9)
THE 100 (10)
PRETTY LITTLE LIARS (11)
MAJOR CRIMES (15)
HELMOCK GROVE (16)
THE BIG BANG THEORY (1)
GAME OF THRONES (3)
SLEEPY HOLLOW (4)
BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (5)
NEW GIRL (6)
THE GOLDBERGS (7)
2 BROKE GIRLS (9)
UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT (11)
FAMILY GUY (12)
HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER (13)
THE SIMPSONS (2)
ONCE UPON A TIME (3)
THE LIBRARIANS (9)
THE KILLING (10)
ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK (11)
THE NEWSROOM (12)
BREAKING BAD (13)
SONS OF ANARCHY (14)
BETTER CALL SAUL (15)
Complete vote results for the nominee voting rounds is below.
Voting in the single elimination tournament will take place HERE starting later this week.
May Madness IV - Complete list of Guaranteed Contenders and nominated challengers eligible to make the tournament.
The 2015 May Madness tournament will begin later this month. First however, we need to fill out the rest of the field. currently 25 TV Characters, and 12 TV shows have guaranteed spots on the 64 challenger single elimination tournament.
Below is the entire list of eligible Characters and Shows.
CHARACTERS GUARANTED a spot in the tournament (25)
- Felicity Smoak (Arrow)
- Malcolm Merlyn (Arrow)
- Oliver Queen (Arrow)
- Sin (Arrow)
- Kate Beckett (Castle)
- Richard Castle (Castle)
- Auggie Anderson (Covert Affairs)
- Clara Oswald (Doctor Who)
- Arya Stark (Game Of Thrones)
- Bran Stark (Game Of Thrones)
- Kurt Hummel (Glee)
- Bo Dennis (Lost Girl)
- Dr. Lauren Lewis (Lost Girl) - 2012, 2014 Champion
- Emma Swan (Once Upon A Time)
- Abaddon (Supernatural)
- Castiel (Supernatural)
- Charlie Bradbury (Supernatural)
- Crowley (Supernatural)
- Dean Winchester (Supernatural) - 2013 Champion
- Gadreel (Supernatural)
- Amy Farrah Fowler (The Big Bang Theory)
- Penny (The Big Bang Theory)
- Sheldon Cooper (The Big Bang Theory)
- Daryl Dixon (The Walking Dead)
Nominated characters - eligible to compete for a spot in the tournament. (212*)
* - last minute additions may be added.
2 Broke Girls - Max Black, Caroline Channing, Han Lee, Earl, Oleg Golishevsky
Agent Carter - Peggy Carter. Jack Thompson
Agents of SHIELD - Melinda May, Philip Coulson, Skye, Jemma Simmons, Leo Fitz, Grant Ward, Isabelle Hartley
Archer - Sterling Archer, Malory Archer, Lana Kane, Pam Poovy, Cheryl Tunt, Ray Gillette, Algernop Krieger
Arrow - Black Canary, Arsenal, John Diggle, Ras Al Ghul
Backstrom - Everett Backstrom, Nicole Gravely, John Almond, Nadia Paquet, Gregory Valentine, Peter Niedermayer,
Better Call Saul - Saul Goodman
Bitten - Elena Michaels
Breaking Bad - Walter White, Jesse Pinkman, Saul Goodman
Brooklyn Nine Nine - Jake Peralta, Ray Holt, Terry Jeffords, Rosa Diaz, Gina Linetti, Charles Boyle, Amy Santiago
Chicago Fire - Leslie Shay, Matthew Casey
Chicago PD - Erin Lindsay
Continuum - Kiera cameron, Corlos Fonnegra, Alec Sadler, Matthew Kellog, Jasmine Garza, Travis Verta
Daredevil - Matt Murdock, Foggie Nelson, Karen Page, Wilson Fisk, Ben Ulrich
Doctor Who - The Doctor, Strax
Empire - Lucious Lyon, Cookie Lyon
Family Guy - Glen Quagmire, Peter Griffin, Stewie Griffin, Lois Griffin, Brian Griffin, Chris Griffin
Fargo - Lorne Malvo, Lester Nygaard
Flash - The Flash, Harrison Wells/reverse Flash, Caitlyn Snow, Cisco Ramon, Joe West
Galavant - Gareth, King Richard, Galavant, Sid
Game Of Thrones - Tyrion Lannister, Joffrey Lannister, Arya Stark, Daenerys Targaryen, Jon Snow
Gotham - Bruce Wayne, Jim Gordon, Selina Kyle, Oswald Cobblepot, Edward Nygma, Dr. Leslie Thompkins
Grey's Anatomy - Meredith Grey, Derek Sheppard, Alex Karev, Callie Torres
Grimm - Nick Burkhardt
Hannibal - Hannibal Lecter, Will Graham
Haven - Audrey Parker, Nathan Wuornos, Duke Crocker, Dwight Hendrickson
Hawaii Five-0 - Kono Kalakaua, Danny Williams, Steve McGarrett
Homeland - Carrie Mathison, Saul Berenson, Peter Quinn
How To Get Away With Murder - Annalise Keating, Rebecca Sutter, Connor Walsh
iZombie - Liv Moore, Ravi Chakrabarti, Clive Babineaux, Blaine Debeers
Lost Girl - Dyson, Tamsin, Kenzi, The Morrigan, Trick, Hale Santiago, Vex, Bruce.
Modern Family - Gloria Delgado-Pritchett, Jay Pritchett, Claire Dunphy, Cameron Tucker, Haley Dunphy
Mom - Christie Plunkett, Bonnie Plunkett
New Girl - Jessica Day, Nick Miller
Orange Is The New Black - Piper Chapman, Red Reznikov, Crazy Eyes,
Orphan Black - Sarah Manning, Cosima Nieuhaus
Once Upon A Time - Regina Mills, Captain Hook, Rumplestiltskin, Prince Charming
Outlander - Claire Randall, Jamie Draser
Person Of Interest - John Reese, Harold Finch, Root, Lionel Fusco, Sameen Shaw, Carl Elias
Pretty Little Liars - Spencer Hastings, Hannah Marin, Ariana Montgomery, Emily Fields, Alison DiLaurentis
Revenge - Emily Thorne, Jack Porter, Nolan Ross, Victoria Grayson, Daniel Grayson
Rizzoli & Isles - Jane Rizzoli, Dr. Maura Isles
Salem - John Alden, Cotton Mather, Mary Sibley
Scandal - Olivia Pope
Sleepy Hollow - Ichabod Crane, Abbie Mills
Sons Of Anarchy - Jax Teller
Stalker - Beth Davis, Jack Larsen
Supernatural - Sam Winchester
The 100 - Bellamy Blake, Clarke Griffin, Jasper Jordan, Raven Reyes, Octavia Blake, Lexa The Commander
The Affair - Noah Sweeney, Cole Lockhart, Alison Bailey
The Big Bang Theory - Lenoard Hofstadter, Howard Wolowitz, Bernadette Rostenkowski, Raj Koothrappali
The Blacklist - Raymond Reddington, Elizabeth Keen, Tom Keen
The Goldbergs - Beverly Goldberg, Barry Goldberg, Erica Goldberg, Adam Goldberg, Murray Goldberg
The Killing - Sarah Linden, Stephen Holder
The Newsroom - Will McAvoy, Mackenzie McHale, Charlie Skinner, Sloan Sabbith, Leona Lansing
The Simpsons - Homer Simpson, Bart Simpson
The Vampire Diaries - Elena Gilbert, Damon Salvatore
The Walking Dead - Carol Peletier, Rick Grimes, Maggie Greene, Beth Greene, Michonne
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt - Kimmy Schmidt, Rev Richard Wayne Gary Wayne, Titus Andromedon, Lillian Kaushtupper, Xanthippi
If you see any spelling errors, please feel free to let me know here, or on Twitter http://twitter.com/canadagraphs2
TV SHOWS guaranteed a spot in the tournament (12)
- Game Of Thrones
- Lost Girl - 2014 Champion
- Once Upon A Time
- Orphan Black
- The Big Bang Theory
- The Flash
- The Simpsons
- The Walking Dead
Shows Nominations (70*)
* - last minute additions may be added
2 Broke Girls
Agents Of SHIELD
Better Call Saul
Brooklyn Nine Nine
Hell On Wheels
House Of Cards
How To Get Away With Murder
Masters Of Sex
Orange Is The New Black
Person of Interest
Pretty Little Liars
Rizzoli & Isles
Sons Of Anarchy
The Vampire Diaries
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Witches Of East End
Young and Hungry
Voting to see who makes it to the round of 64 will begin sometime this week. Check back here, or my twitter @canadagraphs2 for updates.
Blog posts for May Madness events starting with the 3rd annual one. All previous May Madness blogs can be found in the general "Polls And Awards Blog" section