With 3 different winners in the 1st three years of the award, it seemed probable that this years winner would be a one of the previous winners. Jim Parsons "The Big Bang Theory" becomes the 1st ever multi-time winner of the Best Comedy Actor. The 2012 winner who brings to life the egocentric, nerdy scientist Sheldon Cooper on "The Big Bang Theory" beat out the 2013 wnner Chris Colfer "Glee" in 2nd and the 2011 winner Neil Patrick Harris "How I Met Your Mother" in 3rd in his final year of the show. Parsons 1312 votes is a new category record, his 266 vote margin of victory is also a category record. The previous records of 917 and 190 margin of victory were from Colfer last year.
In 4th James Roday "Psych" in his last year on the show beats his 6th place finish from the year before. In 5th Andy Samberg of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" in his 1st finals appearance. In 6th is Simon Helberg "The Big Bang Theory" one spot down from his 5th place finish last year. In 7th is Darren Criss "Glee" in his 1st finals appearance. In 8th is Jake Johnson "New Girl" up 2 spots form 10th last year. In 9th is Timothy Omundson of "Psych" marking the lowest finish in his 3 finals appearances. In 10th is Jason Segel "How I Met Your Mother" in his final year on the show down 2 spots from his 8th place last year.
The were several leaders in this category throughout voting. James Roday & Andy Samberg both held leads on opening day, along with Colfer & Parsons. Day 2 & 3 the top 3 leapfrogged each other a couple times each. By day 4 Parsons had opened up a slight gap & never was any closer.
2nd CHRIS COLFER "Glee" 1046
3rd NEIL PATRICK HARRIS "How I Met Your Mother" 899
4th James Roday "Psych" 359
5th Andy Samberg "brooklyn Nine-Nine" 290
6th Simon Helberg "The Big Bang Theory" 216
7th Darren Criss "Glee" 187
8th Jake Johnson "New Girl" 183
9th Timothy Omundson "Psych" 147
10th Jason Segel "How I Met Your Mother" 127