For the first time ever, Best Director & Best Episode are a match. Chris Fisher directed the Best Episode winner "If-Then-Else" from Person Of Interest. The 11th episode of the season for POI garnered a lot of attention from everywhere. The comparisons to Groundhog Day, the kiss between the two shows lead females and the suspense of if they killed off a main character or not had a lot of people talking about this episode all year. Mixed in was slow-mo replays that showed the viewers how fast the Machine was thinking through all possible outcomes. Maybe my favorite little gag in it was when the Machine decided the simulation needed to go faster, so instead of us hearing each characters dialogue, we got them telling us a literal description of what they would have been saying. Fisher frequently had to film the same scenarios multiple times, but make them look "very similar, but slightly different" each time. All in all, a spectacular episode all around.
His victory comes at the cost of the 2 time winner Jensen Ackles from Supernatural trying for his 3rd Directing award for "The Bad Seed". Both Ackles and Lexi Alexander "Beyond Redemption" from Arrow who nabbed 3rd marking the 2nd consecutive 3rd place finish for an Arrow director, had leads earlier on. Fisher took over the lead permanently in the final two days of the vote. In 4th, for a 2nd consecutive year Thomas J. Wright from Supernatural , this time for "Baby". Garry A. Brown "Melinda" Agents Of SHIELD nabbed 5th.
Michael W Watkins "Tom Connolly" The Blacklist was 6th, Greg Nicotero "Conquer" The Walking Dead was 7th . John Fawcett "History Yet To Be Written" Orphan Black was 8th. Steve Shill "The Darkness And The Light" The Flash was 9th. Gregory Smith "Home Run" Rookie Blue got 10th.
1st CHRIS FISHER "If-Then-Else" (Person Of Interest) 695
2nd JENSEN ACKLES "The Bad Seed" (Supernatural) 621
3rd LEXI ALEXANDER "Beyond Redemption" (Arrow) 354
4th THOMAS J. WRIGHT "Baby" (Supernatural) 283
5th GARRY A BROWN "Melinda" (Agents Of SHIELD) 182
6th MICHAEL W. WATKINS "Tom Connolly" (The Blacklist) 113
7th GREG NICOTERO "Conquer" (The Walking Dead) 83
8th JOHN FAWCETT "History Yet To Be Written" (Orphan Black) 76
9th STEVE SHILL "The Darkness And The Light" (The Flash) 72
10th GREGORY SMITH "Home Run" (Rookie Blue) 60
11th JENNIFER CHAMBERS-LYNCH "Spend" (The Walking Dead) 54
12th FRED TOYE "Asylum" (Person Of Interest) 51
13th MICHAEL RYMER "The Wrath Of The Lamb" (Hannibal) 41
14th ADAM KANE "Digestivo" (Hannibal) 35
15th GUILLERMO NAVARRO "The Number Of The Beast Is 666" (Hannibal) 23
To see the winners for all categories, you can find them on the 2015 BOTVA page HERE or on the all-time Best OF TV Awards winners page here.