This set of categories dealt with Best Non-Human Character Or Prop, Episode, Director & Couple.
FINALISTS are in BOLD text.
The Non-Human Category still seems to confuse some people, as the nomination round saw lots of votes wasted on characters that were clearly played BY humans (making them void). In the semi-finals, with no write in voting allowed, a more clear path emerged for the contenders. With a small delegation of fans from Person Of Interest fan boards finding these awards, they made their mysterious all knowing device that spies on everyone "The Machine" the runaway leader in voting, beating out former champ "The Impala" from Supernatural. Last years runner up also dipped 1 spot as Gene the cow from "Fringe" came in 3rd. Newcomer to the finalists "The Blueberry" from Psych, and rounding out your 2012 BOTVA Finalists the cleverly named monkey from Community "Annies Boobs".
Results for Best Non-Human Character Or Prop semi-finals voting
The Machine "PERSON OF INTEREST" 455
The Impala "SUPERNATURAL" 135
Gene "FRINGE" 89
The Blueberry "PSYCH" 70
Annies Boobs "COMMUNITY" 68
Walters Lab "FRINGE" 53
Dexters Knife "DEXTER" 33
Best Episode category had the same 2 shows that were the leaders after the nomination round leading the semi-finals. USA Network comedy-crime drama Psych episode "Heeeeere's Lassie" was top again with The CW Networks Supernatural episode "The Girl With The Dungeon And Dragons Tattoo" coming in 2nd. Another Supernatural episode was 3rd "Survival Of The Fittest" while Castle nabbed a 4th spot with "Undead Again", edging out 2 Fringe episodes in 5th & 6th "The End Of All Things" & "Brave New World Pt 1&2". "Before The Dying Fire" From The Walking Dead, "Linchpin" Castle, "Are You...?" Dexter, and "Santabarbaratown" Psych round out the rest of the finalists. Not making the list were the 3rd & 4th ranked shows from the nominations round, both from rookie CW Network show, Arrow.
Results for Best Episode Semi-finals voting.
"Heeeeere's Lassie" PSYCH 316
"The Girl With The Dungeons And Dragons Tattoo" SUPERNATURAL 175
"Survival Of The Fittest" SUPERNATURAL 152
"Undead Again" CASTLE 133
"The End Of All Things" FRINGE 124
"Brave New World Pt 1&2" FRINGE 120
"Before The Dying Fire" THE WALKING DEAD 103
"Linchpin" CASTLE 101
"Are You...?" DEXTER 94
"Santabarbaratown" PSYCH 92
"Firewall" PERSON OF INTEREST 78
"Better Angels" THE WALKING DEAD 74
"Desperate Times" BURN NOTICE 69
"Argentina" DEXTER 57
"What I Know" THE KILLING 47
"Reckoning" REVENGE 45
"Lone Gunmen" ARROW 44
"Just Another Day" EUREKA 44
"Legacies" ARROW 37
"Many Happy Returns" PERSON OF INTEREST 35
The Best Director category has been taken over by the Supernatural fans, as they pushed through the shows star Jensen Ackles in the nomination round with write in votes since he directed an episode, as well regular director there Guy Norman Bee in 2nd. Jon Cassar & Joe Chappelle, both from Fringe episodes nabbed 3rd & 4th. David Crabtree for an episode from Psych, and Ernest R. Dickerson for an episode from The Walking Dead are the other finalists.
I dont usually speak up on voting decisions...but I am going to here. Jensen Ackles is a COMPETENT director from what I've seen..but Best? No. There are categories on here for favorite character, sexiest actor/actress, even the Best Actor/actress categories are more open to debate, but Jensen Ackles as best director would be a farce and you all know it...anfy of you saying otherwise are crazy. Did you legitimately watch the episode he directed & think "wow, that episode was put together far better than any other I've seen this year"?? No, you didnt. in the finals, try voting on the product you saw, and not the name attached to it.
Results for Best Director semi-finals voting.
Jensen Ackles "Heartache" SUPERNATURAL 345
Guy Norman Bee "Blood Brothers" SUPERNATURAL 102
Joe Chappelle "Letters Of Transit" FRINGE 92
Jon Cassar "Through The Looking Glass And What Walter Found There" FRINGE 91
David Crabtree "Santabarbaratown" PSYCH 65
Ernest R. Dickerson "Beside The Dying Fire" THE WALKING DEAD 65
Dean White "A Land Without Magic" ONCE UPON A TIME 48
James Roday "Heeeeere's Lassie" PSYCH 45
Patty Jenkins "What I Know" THE KILLING 44
Matthew Hastings "Just Another Day" EUREKA 40
Phil Abrahams "The Other Woman" MAD MEN 19
Again, the Best Couple category is being dominated by the all girl couple of Bo & Lauren Lewis from "Lost Girl". The other 4 spots in the finals were taken by couples that have had merged nicknames by their fanbases, Richard Castle & Kate Beckett, more affectionately known as "Caskett" by the Castle fans came in 2nd, "POlivia" the Fringe couple of Peter Bishop & Olivia Dunham were 3rd, the real life couple James Roday & Maggie Lawson characters Shawn Spencer & Juliet O'Hara aka "Shules" from Psych nabbed 4th ahead of The Big Bang Theory super brained odd couple "ShAmy" Sheldon Cooper & Amy Farrah Fowler. Slightly shocking to me was that the Once Upon A Time couple of Snow & Charming didnt make the finals & more shockingly The Vampire Diaries "Delena" didnt even seem to register a pulse.
Results for Best Couple semi-finals voting.
Bo & Lauren Lewis "LOST GIRL" 1066
Richard Castle & Kate Beckett "CASTLE" 235
Peter Bishop & Olivia Dunham "FRINGE" 181
Juliet O'Hara & Shawn Spencer "PSYCH" 150
Sheldon Cooper & Amy Farrah Fowler "THE BIG BANG THEORY" 143
Snow White & Prince Charming "ONCE UPON A TIME" 121
Penny & Leonard Hofstadter "THE BIG BANG THEORY" 89
Marshall Eriksen & Lily Aldrin "HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER" 80
Fiona Glenanne & Michael Westen "BURN NOTICE" 71
Damon Salvatore & Elena Gilbert "THE VAMPIRE DIARIES" 64
FINALS VOTING will start in early January Here