DEAN WINCHESTER (Jensen Ackles) "Supernatural"
Whether it is best actor nods, or favorite character nods, the Jensen Ackles acted Supernatural character Dean Winchester seems to win almost all the honours on our site. With the exception of this years defeat for best actor in sci-fi, Ackles/Winchester, has won 2 Best actor, 2 favorite character & even a best director award on our site in the past 3 years. Winning isn't really something this actor/character is a stranger to. Doing it without dominating, without being the top choice throughout, that is something new. The only round Dean Winchester was the top vote getter in was the final round.
As far as favorites go, there was no shocks with the finalists. All 4 finalists have won awards or honours on our site. The only mild suprise might have been Daryl Dixon from "The Walking Dead" or Olivia Dunham from "Fringe" not going deeper into the tourney than they did.
Runner up, Richard Castle from "Castle" managed a tournament high 806 votes in the semi-finals, but managed only 1/2 that many votes in the finals. Like Dean, Rick Castle actor Nathan Fillion has multiple awards on our site. With 2 Best actor awards for action/drama, he is no stranger to winning either. This year however, they just couldnt sustain the wave of support they generated in the semi-finals. Maybe some of the 806 votes they grabbed in the semis were Dean Winchester fans, voting against the 2012 winner Lauren lewis, who castle was against that round.
Unlike the TV show turnament, the character tourney had fewer suprises. Of the final 4, no one ranked lower than 3rd in their bracket going in. While some mild outside contenders made it to the elite 8, 10th ranked Sam Winchester, Deans brother on SPN & their nemesis Crowley, ranked 5th in his bracket, as well as Kenzi from Lost Girl at 11th & Oliver Queen of "Arrow" at 13th gave the Elite 8 a "anything can happen" feel still, but in the end, the veterans of awards & honours on our site pulled through 7 made the final 4 an exclusive club of "winners only".
Like with any tournament, there will always be some who did better than expected. The previously mentioned 4 elite 8 finalists for example. In round 1, 13 of the 32 rounds went to the lower ranked competitor. By round 3, there was still 6 of 16 challengers that were in the bottom half of their brackets rankings going in. This of course means, many contenders were made out to be pretenders early on. With a #2 ranked & 2 #3 ranked contenders knocked out in the 1st round, the character tourney was full of upsets.
Dean Winchester had 1629 votes in the tournament, 474 of those, their highest total, in the finals. Richard Castle had 1760 votes, but with 806 of those in the semi-final round being their highest total. A total of 13380 votes were cast in all the rounds. Largest margain of victory was in round 1. Dr. Lauren Lewis beating Pacey Witter by 276 votes 298-22. Smallest margainw as also in round 1, 2 votes is all that seperated Fox Mulder from another X-Files character Dana Scully in a 31-29 score.
This is the 4th award or honour for Dean Winchester, along with 2 Best actor awards for Jensen Ackles, brings the combo up to 6 total awards/honours for the character/actor.
Congratulations to the fans of Dean Winchester for making him the 2013 May Madness Favorite TV Character winner. I am sure in a few months when the nomination process for the 2013 BOTVA awards starts up, Dean/Jensen/SPN will get lots of nominations again.
Round 1 scores