The 2016 Best Of TV Awards winner in the category of Best Animated Program is The Simpsons (FOX)
This years awards see the only winner ever in the category defend their title.
The Simpsons won their 4th title in a row. With more votes than the 2nd & 3rd place finishers combined, the dominance of this program in this category was on display again.
Runner Up Family Guy had 74 votes for their second runner up finish, to go along with two 3rd place finishes. Archer Finishes 3rd with 71 votes, improving from back to back 5th place finishes the previous two years.
South Park finishes 4th with 48 votes tying their 2011 & 2015 highest ranking. Bojack Horseman was 5th with 41 votes in its 1st finals.
The 2015 Best Of TV Awards Winner for Best Animated Program is The Simpsons (FOX).
The Simpsons has won for the 3rd consecutive time. They also set a category record for most votes, and largest margin of victory with 576 votes, and a 310 vote margin of victory. For the 3rd consecutive time, a different runner up emerges. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in its 1st ever finals managed a distant second, edging out last years 3rd place finalist & 2nd place finalist in 2011 Family Guy by 19 votes. South Park rebounded from a 6th place finish last year to get back to the 4th place spot that they had in 2011. Archer maintained the 5th place spot they had last year while Bob-s Burgers dropped from 4th to 6th this year.
1st The Simpsons (FOX) 575
2nd Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (NICKELODEON) 265
3rd Family Guy (FOX) 246
4th South Park (Comedy Central) 185
5th Archer (FX) 154
6th Bobs Burgers (FOX) 142
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.
Best Of TV Awards 2015 - Round 2 Semi-Finals Results and FINALISTS for Best Director, Episode and Animated Program
The 2015 Best Of TV Awards are about to start the Finals soon. The 6th annual BOTVA's are still closing out some polls for the run off round before we advance to the finals. We've already shattered the previous record for votes in the first round combined. With over 487,000 votes. The 2015 BOTVA's all time record of 575,000 votes in a year.
The Semi-Final rounds for Best Episode, Director & Animated categories took place a couple weeks ago.
Here are the complete results (BOLD nominees have qualified for the Finals)
IF-THEN-ELSE "Person of Interest" 480
M.I.A "Person of Interest" 332
YHWH "Person of Interest" 331
THE RETURN "Arrow" 330
HAUNTED "Arrow" 307
SUICIDAL TENDENCIES "Arrow" 290
BEYOND REDEMPTION "Arrow" 290
RISE "Lost Girl" 240
END OF FAES "Lost Girl" 212
LIKE HELL PART 1 "Lost Girl" 195
FAST ENOUGH "The Flash" 120
MELINDA "Agents Of SHIELD" 113
OUT OF TIME "The Flash" 108
SOS PART 2 "Agents Of SHIELD" 100
THE MAN WHO SAVED CENTRAL CITY "The Flash" 99
HISTORY YET TO BE WRITTEN "Orphan Black" 90
DAREDEVIL "Daredevil" 80
NELSON V MURDOCK "Daredevil" 79
PILOT "iZombie" 71
HOME RUN "Rookie Blue" 70
THE WRATH OF THE LAMB "Hannibal" 69
WORLD ON FIRE "Daredevil" 60
BABY "Supernatural" 60
MATERNITY LIV "iZombie" 59
THANK YOU "The Walking Dead" 57
HALLOWEEN PART III "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" 53
THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST IS 666 "Hannibal" 53
DEAD RAT, LIVE RAT, BROWN RAT, WHITE RAT "iZombie" 53
JSS "The Walking Dead" 53
DIGESTIVO "Hannibal" 53
THE MAGICIANS APPRENTICE "Doctor Who" 48
XY "Castle" 47
BROTHERS KEEPER "Supernatural" 45
CONQUER "The Walking Dead" 45
THE WITCH'S FAMILIAR "Doctor Who" 44
WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW "Glee" 41
IN PLANE SIGHT "Castle" 38
KIMMY GOES OUTSIDE "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" 38
DARK DYNASTY "Supernatural" 37
EPS1.0_HELLOFRIEND.MKV "Mr. Robot" 36
JOHNNY AND DORA "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" 35
DEAD FROM NEW YORK "Castle" 35
PILOT "Galavant" 34
THE DEVILS MARK "Outlander" 33
KIMMY MAKES WAFFLES "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" 33
KIMMY GOES TO SCHOOL "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" 30
THE PRESIDENT "Minority Report" 27
*RUN OFF VOTE ADDITIONS*
JUST MY IMAGINATION "Supernatural" 172
MR. AND MRS. CASTLE "Castle" 135
DARK WATERS "Arrow" 130
FACE THE RAVEN "Doctor Who" 25
THE OPENING NIGHT EXCITATION "The Big Bang Theory" 23
Qualified votes, but did not finish in the top 3 for their show
Terra Incognita "Person Of Interest" 274, Skip "Person Of Interest" 267, Guilty "Person of Interest" 263, Uprising "Arrow" 256, Flash Of Two Words "The Flash" 88, Rogue Air "The Flash" 86, Revenge Of The Rogues "The Flash" 76, The Ones We Leave Behind "Daredevil" 58, Max Wager "iZombie" 43, Grumpy Old Liv "iZombie" 41, Love And Basketball "iZombie" 40, Forget "The Walking Dead" 40, Into The Ring "Daredevil" 39, The Distance "The Walking Dead" 39, Blaines World "iZombie" 37, Dark Dynasty "Supernatural" 37, Hong Kong Hustle "Castle" 33, The Hunter Games "Supernatural" 33, Book Of The Damned "Supernatural" 32, Habeas Corpse "Castle" 32, The Prisoner "Supernatural" 30, Kimmy Has a Birthday "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" 30, Kimmy Gets A Job "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" 29, The Wrong Stuff "Castle" 28
Joust Friends "Galavant" 23, Dungeons And Dragon lady "Gotham" 23, Tom Keen "The Blacklist" 23, Comedy Gold "Galavant" 22, All Happy Families Are Alike "Gotham" 22, The Last Laugh "Gotham: 22, Beats Of Prey "Gotham" 21, Revelations "scream" 20, Rogues gallery "Gotham" 18, Mommys Little Monster "Gotham" 16, Final Hour "Continuum" 15, Knock Knock "Gotham" 15, Tom Connolly "The Blacklist" 15, House Rules "The Player" 15, The Desperate Hours "Continuum" 14, Damned If You Do "Gotham" 14, The Troll Farmer "The Blacklist" 13, The Kenyon Family "The Blacklist" 13, Sir Crispin Crandall "The Blacklist" 13, Goldbergs Feel Hard "The Goldbergs" 13, The Kanes "Archer" 12, Drastic Voyage Part 2 "Archer" 12, Leonard Caul "The Blacklist" 11, Van People "The Goldbergs" 11, DannyDonnyJoeyJonJordan "The Goldbergs" 9
LEXI ALEXANDER "Beyond Redemption" (Arrow) 259
JENSEN ACKLES "The Bad Seed" (Supernatural) 168
CHRIS FISHER "If-Then-Else" (Person of Interest) 167
GARRY A BROWN "Melinda" (Agents Of SHIELD) 132
FRED TOYE "Asylum" (Person Of Interest) 129
THOMAS J WRIGHT "Baby" (Supernatural) 119
STEVE SHILL "The Darkness And The Light" (The Flash) 95
GREG NICOTERO "Conquer" (The Walking Dead) 55
ADAM KANE "Digestivo" (Hannibal) 53
MICHAEL RYMER "The Wrath Of The Lamb" (Hannibal) 49
GUILLERMO NAVARRO "The Number Of The Beast is 666" (Hannibal) 44
JENNIFER CHAMBERS-LYNCH "Spend" (The Walking Dead) 43
JOHN FAWCETT "History Yet To Be Written" (Orphan Black) 37
GREGORY SMITH "Home Run" (Rookie Blue) 31
MICHAEL W WATKINS "Tom Connolly" (The Blacklist) 29
Michael W Watkins "The troll Farmer" (The Blacklist) 27, Michael McDonald "Halloween Part III" (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) 26, David Wellington "74 Epiphanies" (Rookie Blue) 26, Patrick R Norris "Maternity Liv" (iZombie) 25, Danny cannon "All Happy Families Are Alike" (Gotham) 24, Niels Arden Oplev "eps1.0_hellofriend.mkv" (Mr. Robot) 20, Kenneth Fink "Mommys Little Helper" (Gotham) 19, Pat Williams "Final Hour" (Continuum) 16
THE SIMPSONS (FOX) 93
FAMILY GUY (FOX) 50
SOUTH PARK (Comedy Central) 45
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES (Nickelodeon) 38
ARCHER (FX) 34
BOBS BURGERS (FOX) 30
American Dad (TBS) 24, Bojack Horseman (Netflix) 17, Wabbit (Cartoon) 13
The Best Episode category, which includes the secondary "late additions" vote for episodes that aired after November 14, 2015 that took place the last week of the year, will see Person Of Interest go in as the odds on favorites, with the top 3 vote getters in the semi-final round with If-Then-Else, M.I.A. and YHWH leading the voting. Last years winning show, Arrow notched 5 finalists, despite the maximum 3 rule, due to a tie in the semi-final voting for 3rd place from the show, and nabbing 1 of the spots in the run off late addition voting.
Other shows putting in multiple finalists the show with 2 Best Episode awards Supernatural with 4, Castle with 4, Daredevil, Doctor Who, Hannibal, Lost Girl, The Flash, The Walking Dead, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt with 3 Agents Of SHIELD, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, iZombie with 2. There are 8 shows with only 1 finalist, all 8 are 1st time finalists in the category.
The Best Director Category will see the two time winner Jensen Ackles having some competition this time from "Arrow" director Lexi Alexander for Beyond Redemption and 2014 semi-finalist "Person of Interest" director Chris Fisher for If-Then-Else. With Hannibal having 3 finalists, Person of Interest, Supernatural and The Walking Dead all having two finalists each, the potential for vote splitting on those shows is going to give the lone Arrow candidate a serious chance to win.
The Best Animated Program Category looks again like it will be dominated by The Simpsons. With very few serious contenders in the field, the longest running prime time animated series of all time looks poised to win its 3rd straight award. Perennial contenders Family Guy and South Park look to be the most probable competition. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Archer and Bobs Burgers will all be in the finals as well.
The Final round of the 2015 Best Of TV Awards will be under way with some categories soon. Each voting round will last 3 to 6 days..
Voting, and a complete list of nominees in all categories can be found HERE
The Winner of the 2014 Best Of TV Award for Best Animated Program is.... The Simpsons (FOX)
After missing the last 2 years awards, the Best Animated Program category returns....and The Simpsons again wins it. Newcomer The Legend Of Korra finished 2nd ahead of the runner up from the last time, Family Guy.
Bobs Burgers finishes 4th, Archer 5th & South Park finishes in 6th after finishing 4th last time.
1st THE SIMPSONS (FOX) 526
2nd THE LEGEND OF KORRA (Nickelodeon) 375
3rd FAMILY GUY (FOX) 215
4th Bobs Burgers (FOX) 177
5th Archer (FX) 121
6th South Park (Comedy Central) 110
The 2014 Best Of TV Awards Semi-Finals are now Closed. The Finals for the 5th annual BOTVA's will begin in early 2015.
But 1st we need candidates to compete in the finals.
The results below are for the categories of Best Couple and Animated Program
Total votes are in RED
Finalists are in BOLD TEXT
OLIVER QUEEN & FELICITY SMOAK (Arrow) 833
KURT HUMMEL & BLAINE ANDERSON (Glee) 389
DR. LAUREN LEWIS & BO DENNIS (Lost Girl) 237
RICHARD CASTLE & KATE BECKETT (Castle) 161
EMMA SWAN & CAPTAIN HOOK (Once Upon A Time) 149
THEA QUEEN & ROY HARPER (Arrow) 140
KENZI & HALE SANTIAGO (Lost Girl) 133
BARRY ALLEN & FELICITY SMOAK (The Flash) 126
STEVE MCGARRETT & CATHERINE ROLLINS (Hawaii Five-O) 93
DAMON SALVATORE & ELENA GILBERT (The Vampire Diaries) 92
SHELDON COOPER & AMY FARRAH FOWLER (The Big Bang Theory) 87, EMILY FIELDS & PAIGE MCCULLERS (Pretty Little Liars) 78, LILY ALDRIN & MARSHALL ERIKSEN (How I Met Your Mother) 77, PRINCE CHARMING & SNOW WHITE (Once Upon A Time) 75, PENNY & LEONARD HOFSTADTER (The Big Bang Theory) 66, MR. GOLD & BELLE FRENCH (Once Upon A Time) 55, SHAWN SPENCER & JULIET O'HARA (Psych) 39, WILLIAM MURDOCH & JULIA OGDEN (Murdoch Mysteries) 36, BEVERLEY & MURRAY GOLDBERG (The Goldbergs) 20
Best Animated Program
THE SIMPSONS 57
FAMILY GUY 39
SOUTH PARK 30
THE LEGEND OF KORRA 28
BOBS BURGERS 22
AMERICAN DAD 14, MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC 14, ROBOT CHICKEN 4
Best Couple category seems to be in the middle of a changing of the guard. Only 4 of last years finalists made the finals this year. With only 1 of the finalists last year being retired, that means 5 couple from last year did not make this years finals who were there last year. Crazier yet, Once Upon A Time had 2 couples in last year, neither of them made it this year... including last years runner ups in the finals, but a completely different couple did. Last years winner Dr. Lauren Lewis & Bo Dennis from Lost Girl are back, despite their penalties and have brought along another couple from their show Kenzie & Hale Santiago. The couple known as Doccubus main competition looks to be coming from newcomer couple Oliver Queen & Felicity Smoak from Arrow, Olicity garnered nearly double the votes of the 2 time champ. Richard Castle & Kate Beckett of Castle (aka - Caskett), the other winner of this award in 2012 is still in the fight too, along with last years break out couple Kurt Hummel & Blaine Anderson from Glee (aka - Klaine) who finished 3rd in this years semi-final voting. In the category of "odd" has to be the case of Felicity Smoak. The character (played by the same actress) is going into the finals in 2 different couples....on 2 different shows. Definitely a 1st.
The Animated category returns after being removed for 2 years due to a lack of contenders and interest. The former champion is again looking poised to win again as The Simpsons won the semi-finals. After finishing 2nd in the opening round to a show that failed to make the finals, it seems pretty clear the winner is probably going to the longest running prime time animated program ever. Family Guy, South Park & The Legend Of Korra all look like they will at least give the champion SOME fight, but this seems more of a battle for 2nd than any potential winner coming out of the group.
The Finals for these categories will take place in January 2015 HERE
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