One small drawback from polls open to the public...they become popularity contests. While I will say, I enjoyed the episode Jensen Ackles directed, I would say hes an adequate TV director for now. None the less, he is this years winner. This win gives him 7 awards here in 3 years. He apparently can win awards he probably should not even be nominated for. Got to feel bad for Guy Norman Bee getting beat by someone he himself has directed.
Jensen beat runner up another "Supernatural" director Guy Normal Bee by 343 votes, and was 141 votes ahead of 3rd. The 3rd & 4th went to "Fringe" directors, Joe Chappelle & Jon Cassar were 12 votes apart. Ernest R. Dickerson from "The Walking Dead' came in 5th ahead of David Crabtree of "Psych" to round out the finalists.
This was the 1st ever Director award handed out. The top 2 in this category were both write in nominees, I cant recall a category previously in the 2 years prior where that has happened before.
Final vote totals
Jensen Ackles "Heartache" (Supernatural) 687
Guy Normal Bee "Blood Brother" (Supernatural) 354
Joe Chappelle "Letters Of Transit" (Fringe) 213
Jon Cassar "Through The Looking Glass And What Walter Found There (Fringe) 201
Ernest R. Dickerson "Beside The Dying Fire" (The Walking Dead) 94
David Crabtree "Santabarbaratown" (Psych) 69