Anyone thats followed my awards from the start probably would have lost their shirts betting on this, as the 8 time Best Of TV Awards winner Jensen Ackles was defeated in his quest to 3-peat as best actor. Instead, Norman Reedus protrayal as the tough as nails survivalist Daryl Dixon on "The Walking Dead" not just bumped off the 2X champ, but crushed him...and all it took was 1 tweet from the man himself. When Mr. Reedus sent out a simple tweet asking his 200K+ twitter followers to vote for him & the show, they responded fast. My site had its highest traffic volume day in recorded history as nearly 12000 unique users viewer my site that day. The previous record was about 5000. With the winner wrapped up in mere hours, Jensen Ackles from "Supernatural" was just playing out the vote to keep 2nd, which he did handily. In the final season of "Fringe" the man who saved the world John Noble nabbed 3rd, ahead of 2 more Supernatural stars Misha Collins & Jared Padalecki. Norman Reedus didnt just win his category, he essentially changed the voting for all 6 categories that were up for voting at that time as fans of The Walking Dead voted on all the categories and essentially swayed some results other than the sci-fi actor & show categories.
Norman Reedus beat runner up Jensen Ackles by 3226 votes, back in 3rd was John Noble 783 votes behind the runner up & only 24 votes ahead of 4th place Misha Collins. Rounding out the finalists was Jared Padalecki only 7 votes behind
Norman Reedus becomes the 1st person to defeat Jensen Ackles in ANY category. This is the largest victory margain ever in any category. This is also the largest vote total for any actor or actress. Jensen Ackles 1501 votes is the most by any actor/actress finalist to be runner up. Jensen Ackles & John Noble are the only actors to be finalists for an acting award here 3 years in a row.
Final vote totals
Norman Reedus "The Walking Dead" 4727
Jensen Ackles "Supernatural" 1501
John Noble "Fringe" 718
Misha Collins "Supernatural" 694
Jared Padalecki "Supernatural" 687