Winning the award for a 2nd time, Fillion has really not had too much in the way of challenge so far. Last year Hugh Laurie from "House" posed a bit of a threat, but was eventually thwarted, this year it was Alex O'Loughlin from "Hawaii Five-O" won the semi-final vote, however the wave of Castle fans flooded in & by the end of day 2 of the finals voting I knew in my mind this was over already. The man who brings crime fwriter turned crime fighter Richard Castle to life had enough nerve wracking moments this year to display his acting chops, whether it was engaging in romantic scenes with his co-star, staring down possible death or being a traumatized father seeing his daughter 1/2 dressed at a science fiction convention, Castle had a wild year & Fillion delivered it as well as anyone could.. Jim Caviezel and Michael Emerson from "Person Of Interest" along with Bruce Campbell of "Burn Notice" were the other finalists and well back of the top 2 in the finals.
Nathan Fillion beat runner up Alex O'Loughlin by 1127 votes, back in 3rd was Jim Caviezel 365 votes behind the runner up & only 8 votes ahead of 4th place Bruce Campbell. Rounding out the finalists was Michael Emerson 200 votes behind
Nathan Fillion defends his title. Interestingly, there was 3 seperate leaders for the 3 rounds of voting. Alex O'Loughlin won the semi-finals round, Jim Caviezel won the nomination round. Fillion is the only finalist from last year in this years finals. Bruce Campbell is the only finalist not even nominated last year.
Final vote totals
Nathan Fillion "Castle" 2173
Alex O'Loughlin "Hawaii Five-O" 1046
Jim Caviezel "Person Of Interest" 681
Bruce Campbell "Burn Notice" 673
Michael Emerson "Person Of Interest" 473