The 2015 Best Of TV Awards are well under way. the 6th annual BOTVA's are still closing out some polls for the opening round, and already have shattered the previous record for votes in the first round combined. With over 400,000 votes already cast at the time of writing this post, the 2015 BOTVA's could have 1/2 a million votes before we even get to round two.
The Nomination rounds for Favorite TV Character and Show took place a couple weeks ago.
Often the largest nominee pool, and frequently seeing large vote surges for the top. This year was no different, past years has seen the 2nd place nominee round vote getter in 2013 & 1st in 2014 fail to even make the finals, and only 5 total between the two years, out of the top 5 from each year made the top 10 in the finals, due to lack of actual support once voting is limited to 1 vote a person, this years crop has several names that I can see a probable outcome happening with. With 6 of the top 10 making their first ever venture into the semi-finals, this list has lots of potential for 1 or 2 of them not seeing the finals despite their big 1st round pushes.
The first round of voting for characters was dominated by female characters, with 5 of the top 6 and 7 of the top 10 spots going to female characters. last years winner felicity Smoak from Arrow finished in that top 5 grouping at 4th, just behind Iris West from The Flash with 10363 votes, Samantha Groves/Root from Person Of Interest 8135 and Dr. Hannibal Lecter from hannibal in 3rd with 7636.
Here are the complete results (BOLD nominees have qualified for the Semi-Finals)
Iris West "The Flash" 10363
Samantha Groves/Root "Person Of Interest" 8135
Hannibal Lecter "Hannibal" 7636
Felicity Smoak "Arrow" 7592
Sameen Shaw "Person of Interest" 3702
Clarke Griffin "The 100" 3296
Will Graham "Hannibal" 2898
Lexa The Commander "The 100" 2562
Wilson Fisk "Daredevil" 2274
Lauren Lewis "Lost Girl" 1829
Raven Reyes "The 100" 1148
Kenzi "Lost Girl" 716
Sam Swarek "Rookie Blue" 712
Andy McNally "Rookie Blue" 616
Malcolm Merlyn "Arrow" 567
Oliver Queen/Green Arrow "Arrow" 509
Michonne "The Walking Dead" 464
Bo Dennis "Lost Girl" 397
Oliver Shaw "Rookie Blue" 391
Julie Ogden "Murdoch Mysteries" 388
William Murdoch "Murdoch Mysteries" 384
Dean Winchester "Supernatural" 328
Regina Mills "Once Upon A Time" 323
King Richard "Galvant" 291
Selina Kyle "Gotham" 290
Others qualifying for the semi-finals
Max Black - 2 BROKE GIRLS, Peggy Carter - AGENT CARTER, Skye/Daisy Johnson, Jemma Simmons, Philip Coulson - AGENTS OF SHIELD, John Diggle, Nyssa al Ghul, Sara Lance/Canary - ARROW, Jake Peralta, Amy Santiago, Rosa Diaz, Terry Jeffords, Gina Linetti, Raymond Holt - BROOKLYN NINE-NINE, Richard Castle, Kate beckett - CASTLE, Keira Cameron - CONTINUUM, Spencer Reid - CRIMINAL MINDS, Matt Murdock/Daredevil, Foggy Nelson - DAREDEVIL, The Doctor, Clara Oswald - DOCTOR WHO, Sherlock Holmes, Joan Watson - ELEMENTARY , Cookie Lyon - EMPIRE, Galavant - GALAVANT, Tyrion lannister, Arya Stark - GAME OF THRONES, Kurt Hummel - GLEE, Oswald Cobblepot, Bruce Wayne, james Gordon - GOTHAM, Annalise Keating - HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER, Clive Babineaux, Liv Moore, Ravi Chakrabarti, Blaine Debeers - IZOMBIE, Mr. Robot - MR ROBOT, Rumplestiltskin/Mr. Gold, Belle French, Robin Hood, Emma Swan, Captain Hook - ONCE UPON A TIME, Harold Finch, John Reese, Lionel Fusco, Carl Elias - PERSON OF INTEREST, Ichabod Crane - SLEEPY HOLLOW, Sam Winchester, Castiel, Crowley - SUPERNATURAL, Octavia Black - THE 100, Sheldon Cooper, Amy Farrah Fowler, Bernadette Rostenkowski - THE BIG BANG THEORY, Raymond Reddington, Elizabeth Keen, Tom Keen - THE BLACKLIST, Barry Allen/The flash, Cisco Ramon, Harrison Wells, Patty Spivot, Joe West - THE FLASH, Barry Goldberg, Erica Goldberg, Beverly Goldberg - THE GOLDBERGS, Damon Salvatore, Bonnie Bennett - THE VAMPIRE DIARIES, Carol Peletier, Daryl Dixon, Rick Grimes - THE WALKING DEAD, Titus Andromedon, Kimmy Schmidt - UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT
The Favorite Show Category . once dominated by Supernatural till last years mild upset with Arrow winning has a new crop of hopefulls this year. Person of Interest led with 9167 votes, The 100 was in 2nd with 6645, Rookie Blue was in 3rd with 5997, Hannibal was 4th with 2562. All 4 of these challengers were not in last years finals or semi-finals, with only Hannibal even being on the ballot last year. In 5th was the two time runner up Lost Girl with 1174. Last years winner, Arrow was 6th with 931.
Here are the full results. (BOLD nominees have qualified for the Semi-Finals)
Person of Interest 9167
The 100 6645
Rookie Blue 5997
Lost girl 1175
Orphan Black 526
Murdoch Mysteries 338
Agents Of SHIELD 137
Once Upon A Time 112
The Goldbergs 87
Doctor Who 80
The Walking Dead 76
The Blacklist 67
The Flash 63
How To Get Away with Murder 58
The Big Bang Theory 51
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt 51
Game Of Thrones 49
Orange Is The New Black 49
Brookyln Nine-Nine 40
The Player 39
Grey's Anatomy 37
Agent Carter 29
The Vampire Diaries 28
Falling Skies 24
Modern family 15
Better Call Saul 12
The second round of the 2015 Best Of TV Awards will start in late November or early December. As always, that round will be 1 vote per person, so many of the results seen in the opening round might mean nothing in a couple weeks.
Full results, including valid write in candidates with more than 1 vote are listed below in the images.
Voting, and a complete list of nominees in all categories can be found HERE
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