Winning this award is finally a redemption for Ms. Morrison. She has been a finalist for 4 previous awards (sexiest actress 2012, Favorite character, Supporting actress & best drama/action actress 2011) with 2 runner ups & no awards. Her role as the nomadic bounty hunter turned saviour of fairie tale characters has put her back on the map after leaving "House". The 2010 Best Actress winner, the FBI agent turned enemy of the futuristic overlords of earth, Anna Torv from "Fringe" finished 2nd in the final season of the show. In 3rd was another "Once Upon A Time" actress Lana Parrilla as the evil queen/mayor of Storybrooke. 4th thru 6th were all from "Lost Girl" and I had assumed Zoie Palmer would probably win this award... but with an influx of new voters, mainly from The Walking Dead & Castle, changing the results of categories they werent even in, the 3 girls from Lost Girl probably were the most affected. Anna Silk & Ksenia Solo round out the finalists.
Jennifer Morrison beat runner up Anna Torv by 212 votes, back in 3rd was Lana Parrilla 62 votes behind the runner up & 408 votes ahead of 4th place Zoie Palmer. In 5th was Anna Silk 138 votes behind 4th & 106 ahead of Ksenia Solo, the 6th place finalist.
Jennifer Morrison takes the vacated title that was previously held by Erica Durance from "Smallville". Before the actress category was split into 3 categories, the 2010 "Best actress" winner, Anna Torv has since finished runner up in the 2 years since. All of the finalists, with the exception of Zoie Palmer, were up for a best actress award last year, Morrison & Parrilla for drama/action, and Solo, Silk & Torv for sci-fi.
Final vote totals
Jennifer Morrison "Once Upon A Time" 1338
Anna Torv "Fringe" 1126
Lana Parrilla "Once Upon A Time" 1064
Zoie Palmer "Lost Girl" 656
Anna Silk "Lost Girl" 518
Ksenia Solo "Lost Girl" 412