Best Of TV Awards 2016 - Semi-Finals results & list of FINALISTS - Best Comedy Program, Actor, Actress & New Program
The 2016 Best Of TV Awards Finals are on now, and here is the finalists for the categories of Best Comedy Actress
Sofia Vergara "Modern Family" managed to lead the semi-final vote with 32 votes making her 3rd consecutive finals appearance.
Mayim Bialik "The Big Bang Theory" the 2012 & 2014 winner was 2nd with 29 votes, ahead of her cast mate & 2011 & 2013 winner Kaley Cuoco with 25 votes for 3rd, both making their 6th consecutive finals. Ellie Kemper "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" was 4th with 24 votes for her 2nd consecutive finals. Melissa Rauch "The Big Bang theory" was 5th with 23 votes for her 4th consecutive finals appearance.
Karen David "Galavant" was 6th with 21 votes for her 1st finals appearance. Wendi McLendon-Covey "The Goldbergs" was 7th with 18 votes for her 2nd consecutive finals appearance. Julia Louis Dreyfus "Veep" was 8th with 16 votes for her 1st finals appearance. Kat Dennings "2 Broke Girls" was 9th with 15 votes for her 4th consecutive finals appearance. Melissa Fumero "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" was tied for 9th in the semi-finals for her 1st finals appearance, Allison Janney "Mom" also tied for 9th for her 1st finals, Zooey Deschanel "New Girl" rounds out the field for her 4th finals appearance.
Best Comedy Actress
Sofia Vergara "Modern Family" 32
Mayim Bialik "The Big Bang Theory" 29
Kaley Cuoco "The Big Bang Theory" 25
Ellie Kemper "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" 24
Melissa Rauch "The Big Bang Theory" 23
Karen David "Galavant" 21
Wendi McLendon-Covey "The Goldbergs" 18
Julia Louis Dreyfus "Veep" 16
Kat Dennings "2 Broke Girls" 15
Melissa Fumero "Brooklyn Nine Nine" 15
Allison Janney "Mom" 15
Zooey Deschanel "New Girl" 15
JUST missing out
Tara Lynne Barr "Casual" 14
Hayley Orrantia "The Goldbergs" 14
AJ Michalka "The Goldbergs" 14
The 2016 Best Of TV Awards Finals are on now, and here is the finalists for the categories of Best Comedy Actor
Johnny Galecki "The Big Bang Theory" makes only his 2nd finals appearance & first since 2011 by leading the semi-final vote with 26 votes, narrowly beating out his co-star & 2X winner of this award Jim Parsons who had 25 votes to finish 2nd in the semis.
William H. Macy "Shameless" was 3rd in the semis with 23 votes for his 2nd consecutive finals appearance. Troy Gentile "The Goldbergs" was 4th with 22 votes for his 1st finals appearance. Timothy Omundson "Galavant" was 5th with 21 votes to garner his 6th consecutive finals appearance, and 2nd for Galavant after 4 previous finals for his work on "Psych", Kevin Sussman "The Big Bang Theory" tied for 5th to make his 2nd consecutive finals.
Tituss Burgess "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" was 7th with 20 votes for his 2nd consecutive finals appearance. Joshua Sasse "Galavant" is 8th with 18 votes makes his 1st finals appearance. Andy Samberg "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" was 9th with 16 votes for his 2rd consecutive finals appearance. Tony Hale "Veep" was 10th with 15 votes fr his 1st finals appearance.
Best Comedy Actor
Johnny Galecki "The Big Bang Theory" 26
Jim Parsons "The Big Bang Theory" 25
William H Macy "Shameless" 23
Troy Gentile "The Goldbergs" 22
Timothy Omundson "Galavant" 21
Kevin Sussman "The Big Bang Theory" 21
Tituss Burgess "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" 20
Joshua Sasse "Galavant" 18
Andy Samberg "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" 16
Tony Hale "Veep" 15
JUST missing out
Simon Helberg * "The Big Bang Theory) 19
Kunal Nayyar* "The Big Bang Theory" 18
Terry Crews "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" 14
Jeff Garlin "The Goldbergs" 14
Ed O'Neill "Modern Family" 13
Jake Johnson "New Girl" 13
The 2016 Best Of TV Awards Finals are on now, and here is the finalists for the categories of Best Comedy Program
Shameless from Showtime led the semi-finals vote with 36 votes to make the finals for their 2nd consecutive year.
The Big Bang Theory was 2nd in the semis with 33 votes, the 5X Winner in this category looking to regain the title that they lost for the 1st time last you to now ended Glee. Galavant was 3rd with 29 votes for their 1st finals. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt was 4th with 25 votes for their 1st finals, last year they were finalists for New Program. The Goldbergs were 6th with 22 votes for their 2nd consecutive finals. Modern Family was 8th with 21 votes for their 5th consecutive finals appearance. Veep was 9th with 20 votes for their 2nd consecutive finals appearance.
Best Comedy Program
Shameless (SHOWTIME) 36
The Big Bang Theory (CBS) 33
Galavant (ABC) 29
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (NETFLIX) 25
The Goldbergs (ABC) 22
Modern Family (ABC) 21
Veep (HBO) 20
The 2016 Best Of TV Awards Finals are on now, and here is the finalists for the categories of Best New Program
Stranger Things, from online streaming giants Netflix led the semi-finals vote with 153 votes.
Lucifer (FOX) was second in voting with 137 votes. Timeless (NBC) was 3rd with 114 votes. Wynonna Earp (Syfy) had 69 votes for 4th. Westworld (HBO) was 5th with 62 votes. Legends Of Tomorrow (CW) had 61 votes for 6th place. Luke Cage (Netflix) was 7th with 60 votes.
Best New Program
Stranger Things 153
Wynonna Earp 69
Legends Of Tomorrow 61
Luke Cage 60
Voting for the Finals starts started. January 28, 2017 on some categories & goes till late February/early March.
You can Vote HERE
The 2015 Best Of TV Awards Winner for Best Comedy Program is Glee (FOX).
Glee, the musical comedy about the kids of a fictional high school in Ohio starring Jane Lynch, Lea Michele, Chris Colfer, Darren Criss, Kevin McHale, Matthew Morrison, Dot Marie Jones and Chord Overstreet, wins Best Comedy Program in its last year of eligibility for the award. Despite winning 3 acting awards (Chris Colfer 2013, 2015, Lea Michele 2015), and a directing award (Brad Falchuk 2013) prior to this award, Glee had never managed to topple the seemingly indominable The Big Bang Theory, but in its final hurrah, it ended the 5 year reign of the champions. Despite a couple tough years for the show off camera, the fans of the show still loved the shows on camera product enough to give it this years award as a final send off to the show.
The Big Bang Theory finds themselves in the unfamiliar spot of 2nd. After 5 consecutive titles, TBBT will be "runner ups" for now. Orange Is The New Black was well back in 3rd in their first finals appearance. Modern Family ties their best finals with their second consecutive 4th in their 4th finals appearance. Brooklyn Nine-Nine inches up 2 spots from last years 7th to finish 5th in their 2nd finals appearance.
2 Broke Girls are 6th...for a 3rd time in a row. The Goldbergs jump into their first finals in 7th. Shameless in their first finals get 8th. Jane The Virgin in their 1st finals was tied for 9th with New Girl, which was the same spot they finished in their only other finals appearance in 2013. Veep takes the final spot in their 1st finals in 11th.
1st Glee (FOX) 777
2nd The Big Bang Theory (CBS) 597
3rd Orange Is The New Black (NETFLIX) 135
4th Modern Family (ABC) 125
5th Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX) 116
6th 2 Broke Girls (CBS) 90
7th The Goldbergs (ABC) 80
8th Shameless (SHOWTIME) 76
9th (tie) Jane The Virgin (CW) 70
9th (tie) New Girl (FOX) 70
11th Veep (HBO) 30
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.
The Winner of the 2014 Best Of TV Award for Best Comedy Program is.... The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Fivepeat for The Big Bang Theory for Best Comedy Program. Now officially, the only 5 time winner in any category. The show about a group of nerdy, socially awkward scientists and their girlfriends has been a hit everywhere for several years. TBBT crushed both the most votes record of 892 & margin of victory 439 that it set last year with an incredible 1,720 votes & a margin of victory of 1,190 over 3 time 2nd place finalist How I Met Your Mother with just 530 votes. In 3rd, alos in its last year is Psych with 526 giving it the shows 1st top 3 finish after 2 4ths & a 5th in years prior.
In 4th was Modern Family up 1 spot from the 5th place its had the last two years. In 5th was 2010 runner up & last years 3rd place finalist Glee. In 6th was 2 Broke Girls, the same place it ended last year. In 7th Brooklyn Nine-Nine in its 1st year of eligibility.
I shudder to think what the margin of victory might be next year with the 2nd & 3rd place finalists this year now retired. This is the 2nd time The Big Bang Theory has swept the Comedy Categories. 2012, the show wont all 3 awards with the exact same 3 winners.
1st THE BIG BANG THEORY (CBS) 1720
2nd HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER (CBS) 530
3rd PSYCH (USA) 526
4th Modern Family (ABC) 482
5th Glee (FOX) 367
6th 2 Broke Girls (CBS) 366
7th Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX) 352
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 Comedy Actor, Actress and Program
Vote Totals are in RED TEXT
Finalists are in BOLD TEXT
Best Comedy Actor
CHRIS COLFER (Glee) 214
NEIL PATRICK HARRIS (How I Met Your Mother) 66
JIM PARSONS (The Big Bang Theory) 64
DARREN CRISS (Glee) 34
SIMON HELBERG (The Big Bang Theory) 31
JAMES RODAY (Psych) 28
TIMOTHY OMUNDSON (Psych) 27
JASON SEGEL (How I Met Your Mother) 25
JAKE JOHNSON (New Girl) 21
ANDY SAMBERG (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) 20
ED O'NEILL (Modern Family) 17, TERRY CREWS (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) 16, ANDRE BRAUGHER (Brooklyn 99) 15, TY BURRELL (Modern Family) 15, WILLIAM H. MACY (Shameless) 14, DANNY PUDI (Community) 12, JOEL MCHALE (Community) 11, DON CHEADLE (House Of Lies) 10
Best Comedy Actress
MAYIM BIALIK (The Big Bang Theory) 52
KALEY CUOCO (The Big Bang Theory) 49
ALYSON HANNIGAN (How I Met Your Mother) 38
UZO ADUBA (Orange Is The New Black) 38
LEA MICHELE (Glee) 37
JANE LYNCH (Glee) 26
MELISSA RAUCH (The Big Bang Theory) 36
KAT DENNINGS (2 Broke Girls) 34
AMY POEHLER (Parks And Recreation) 29
TAYLOR SCHILLING (Orange Is The New Black) 28
SOFIA VERGARA (Modern Family) 27
ZOOEY DESCHANEL (New Girl) 23, KATE MULGREW (Orange Is The New Black) 23, NATASHA LYONNE (Orange Is The New Black) 21, WENDI MCLENDON-COVEY (The Goldbergs) 19, CHELSEA PERETTI (Broolyn 99) 17, ALISON BRIE (Community) 17, BETH BEHRS (2 Broke Girls) 16, MELISSA FUMERO (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) 16, STEPHANIE BEATRIZ (Brooklyn 99) 14, HAYLEY ORRANTIA (The Goldbergs) 12
Best Comedy Program
THE BIG BANG THEORY 79
HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER 52
2 BROKE GIRLS 36
BROOKLYN NINE-NINE 27
MODERN FAMILY 26
THE GOLDBERGS 20, COMMUNITY 17, PARKS AND RECREATION 17, NEW GIRL 16
Three consecutive years there has been a different winner for the Best Comedy Actor award. Neil Patrick harris of How I Met Your Mother winning the inagural title, Jim Parsons of The Big Bang Theory winning in 2012, Chris Colfer of Glee winning last years. This year, they go into the finals as the top 3 vote getters in the semi-finals with last years winner Colfer finishing with a massive lead. The likelyhood that this years winner will not be a former winner is pretty unlikely as 4th & 5th are both from shows that the top 3 are from, and finished well back. Perrenial 1st round powerhouse Timothy Omundson, in his characters swan song will take 1 last crack to win, but odds are steep as his co-star James Roday from Psych also made the finals, which will split the limited vote pootl of this show probably. Every finalist from last year is back this year except the late Cory Monteith from Glee. Andy Samberg of Brooklyn Nine-Nine is the only newcomer to the category finals.
The Comedy Actress award looks poised to he another Big Bang Theory showdown with the only winners in the shows history. 2 Time winner Kaley Cuoco looks to defend her 2013 award against her co-star 2012 winner Mayim Bialik. Last years 3rd place finalist Alyson Hannigan from How I Met Your Mother, in her final run at the honour, again looks poised for a 3rd place finish if the semi-finals are an indication. 7 of the 10 finalists last year are back, only Zooey Deschanel, Alison Brie & Cobie Smulders are not back. Orange Is The New Black actresses Uzo Aduba & Taylor Schilling find themselves in the finals, along with Sofia Vergara from Modern Family for her 1st time and Amy Poehler of Parks & Recreation.
The Comedy Program looks poised to stay in the hands of The Big Bang Theory. The only show to win ever Best Show category it is eligible for since the invention of these awards has the inside track on winning a 5th straight with continual contenders Glee & How I Met Your Mother making up the best chance at an upset. Psych in its final run will also take 1 last crack at the title in its 4th & final finals. Only newcomer to the mix this year is Brooklyn Nine-Nine, a semi-finalists in the New Progrma category last year.
The Finals for these categories will take place in January 2015 HERE
Best Of TV Awards 2014 - Opening Round results for Best Comedy Actor, Actress and Program. Best New Program. Best Animated Program.
The 2014 Best Of TV Awards opening round has closed on all 27 categories. The Semi-finals will open shortly after this blog post is posted. Voting will will be taking place by you the fans HERE.
With all of the categories now wrapped for round 1, here is the results from several of the categories.
Best Comedy Program, Actor & Actress. Best New Program. Best Animated Program.
Names BOLDED are moving on to the semi-finals which start this week. Just a reminder, the next 2 rounds is NOT unlimited voting & there is no more write in/nominations. If your favorite did not get selected in round 1, sorry. There was a month of nominations and a few days of voting to have nominated them enough to get in. Lots of originally non-nominated challengers are in the semi-finals. Write In Vote campaign in Best Comedy Program for Orange Is The New Black succeeded in generating enough votes early on to move the program to the main ballot, and in doing so, qualified for the semi-finals.
The Big Bang Theory 138, 2 Broke Girls 73, Glee 61, Orange Is The New Black 60, Psych 53, How I Met Your Mother 50, The Goldbergs 40, Brooklyn Nine-Nine 31, Parks & Recreation 29, Community 28, New Girl 27
Hot In Cleveland 20, Shameless 18, Awkward 17, The Millers 16, Louie 12, Cougar Town 11, Melissa & Joey 11, Trailer Park Boys 11, House Of Lies 9, Veep 9, Mr. D 8, Orange Is The New Black 7, Mike & Molly 1.
Taylor Schilling "Orange Is The New Black" 116, Kat Dennings "2 Broke Girls" 97, Mayim Bialik "The Big Bang Theory" 91, Kaley Cuoco "The Big Bang Theory" 83, Uzo Aduba "Orange Is The New Black" 77, Natahsa Lyonne "Orange Is The New Black" 72, Kate Mulgrew "Orange Is The New Black" 70, Jane Lynch "Glee" 68, Melissa Rauch "The Big Bang Theory" 62, Lea Michele "Glee" 60, Alyson hannigan "How I Met Your Mother" 60, Zooey Deschanel "New Girl" 48, Wendi McLendon-Covey "The Goldbergs" 47, Amy Poehler "Parks & Recreation" 44, Hayley Orrantia "The Goldbergs" 42, Beth Behrs "2 Broke Girls" 40, Stephanie Beatriz "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" 40, Sofia Vergara "Modern family" 39, Chelsea Peretti "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" 39, Alison Brie "Community" 39, Melissa Fumero "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" 38
Melissa McCarthy "Mine & Molly" 34, Cobie Smulders "How I Met Your Mother" 31, Cristin Milioti "How I Met Your Mother" 30, Anna Faris "Mom" 29, Julie Bowen "Modern Family" 27, Yvette Nicole Brown "Community" 25, Margo Martindale "The Millers" 24, Allison janney "Mom" 21, Julia Louis-Dreyfus "Veep" 20, Gillian Jacobs "Community" 19, Joan Cusack "Shameless" 16, Anna Chlumsky "Veep" 14, Edie Falco "Nurse Jackie" 13, Lena Dunham "Girls" 7
Chris Colfer "Glee" 737, Timothy Omundson "Psych" 592, Darren Criss "Glee" 167, Jim Parsons "The Big Bang Theory" 153, Neil Patrick Harris "How I Met Your Mother" 124, Johnny Galecki "The Big Bang Theory" 65, James Roday "Psych" 60, Andy Samberg "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" 55, Terry Crews "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" 37, Simon Helberg "The Big Bang Theory" 35, Andrew Braugher "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" 34, William H. Macy "Shameless" 33, Kunal Nayyar "The Big Bang Theory" 32, Danny Pudi "Community" 31, Ed O'Neill "Modern Family" 30, Jake Johnson "New Girl" 30, Dule Hill "Psych" 30, Ty Burrell "Modern family 29, Don Cheadle "House Of Lies" 28, Joel McHale "Community" 26
Louis C.K. "Louie" 22, Jesse Tyler Ferguson "Modern Family" 21, Tony Hale "Veep" 18, Matt Leblanc "Episodes" 12, Gary Cole "Veep" 7
Outlander 598, Gotham 142, The Flash 94, Scorpion 76, Forever 74, How To Get Away With Murder 58, The 100 57, Jane the Virgin 54, Gracepoint 54, Legends 54, True Detective 50, Salem 39, Black-ish 37, Constantine 36, The Last Ship 36
Madam Secretary 29, Stalker 28, The Night Shift 28, Fargo 26, Believe 23, Helix 20, Z Nation 19, BoJack Horseman 17, The Mysteries Of Laura 15, The Strain 13, About A Boy 12, Chicago P.D. 12, Silicon Valley 11, The Leftovers 10, Strange Empire 9, A To Z 7, Extant 6, 5 programs with 1 vote.
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic 274, The Simpsons 160, Family Guy 98, Futurama 95, South Park 76, The legend Of Korra 71, Archer 63, American Dad 43, bobs Burgers 40, Robot Chicken 40
Teenage Murtant Ninja Turtles 38, The Ultimate Spider-Man 38, teen Titans Go! 29, Rick & Morty 8, SpongeBob Squarepants 2, Adventure Time with Finn & Jake 1
The Best Of TV Awards 2013 winner in the category of Best Comedy Program is The Big Bang Theory (CBS).
Four-Peat. One thing is constant in the Comedy categories, The Big Bang Theory wins the Best Program honour. While the actor category has had 3 winners from 3 different shows, and TBBT has split the best actress honours between two of their lead females, the show just cant be stopped. The group of 4 geeks & a hot girl has branched out over the past few years, and now sees a 7 character cast that seems to be nowhere near the end of its road in its 7th season. The Big Bang Theory nabbed 892 votes. Well back in 2nd is another CBS comedy "How I Met Your Mother" with 453 votes.
In 3rd was FOX hit "Glee" with 311 votes.
In 4th "Psych". In 5th "Modern Family". In 6th "2 Broke Girls". In 7th "Community". In 8th "Parks And Recreation". In 9th "New Girl". In 10th "30 Rock".
The Big Bang Theory took the lead immediately and never surrendered it.
The Big Bang Theory sets a new category record for votes with 892, the previous record held by The Big Bang Theory in 2011 was 810 votes. The Big Bang Theory sets a new record for largest margain of victory in the category with 449 vote lead. Previous record in 2011 was 226 votes. The Big Bang Theory becomes the only program to win its category 4 times & 4 consecutive years.
1st THE BIG BANG THEORY (CBS) 892
2nd How I Met Your Mother (CBS) 453
3rd Glee (FOX) 311
4th Psych (USA) 306
5th Modern Family (ABC) 284
6th 2 Broke Girls (CBS) 262
7th Community (NBC) 221
8th Parks And Recreation (NBC) 180
9th New Girl (FOX) 164
10th 30 Rock (NBC) 92
The Best Comedy Program, actor & actress categories were dominated by The Big Bang Theory last year. This year could end up the same way.
Best Comedy Program category had very few shocks as the 3X Best Comedy Program winners The Big Bang Theory led voters with 147 votes. Well back in 2nd How I Met Your Mother with 104 votes. In 3rd was another CBS show 2 Broke Girls with 68 votes. Rounding out the top 6 was a 3 way tie for 4th, Modern Family, New Girl & Psych.
The rest of the Finalists are - Glee, Community, Parks & Recreation & 30 Rock
Missing the finals - Raising Hope by 5 votes, Wilfred by 10 votes, Girls by 11 votes & 2010 finalist Its Always Sunny In Philadelphia far back 20 votes out.
Best Comedy Actor category might be on the verge of hits 3rd different winner in 3 years.
Chris Colfer "Glee" led the semi-finals in voting with 201 votes. The 2011 winner Neil Patrick Harris "How I Met Your Mother" was 2nd with 155 votes, last years winner Jim Parsons "The Big Bang Theory" was 3rd with 141 votes. Rounding out the top 5 are the late Cory Monteith "Glee" & Simon Helberg "The Big Bang Theory".
The rest of the finalists are - Jason Segel "How I Met Your Mother", Timothy Omundson "Psych", Jake Johnson "New Girl", Danny Pudi "Community" & James Roday "Psych".
Missing the finals - 2011 finalist Joel McHale "Community" by 5 votes, Andy Samberg "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" by 7 votes. 2011 finalist Donald Glover "Community" was 14 votes back.
Best Comedy Actress category looks like it will come down to a battle of the former champions.
2011 champ Kaley Cuoco "The Big Bang Theory" narrowly led the semi-finals with 100 votes over 2012 champion & cast mate Mayim Bialik with 98 votes. Alyson Hannigan "How I Met Your Mother" makes her 1st finals appearance after coming in 3rd with 83 votes. Rounding out the top 5. Zooey Deschanel "New Girl" & Kat Dennings "2 Broke Girls"
The rest of the finalists are - Cobie Smulders "How I Met Your Mother", Melissa Rauch "The Big Bang Theory", last years runner-up Jane Lynch "Glee" Lea Michele "Glee" & Alison Brie "Community"
Missing the finals - Sophia vergara "Modern Family" by 3 votes, Amy Poehler "Parks And Recreation" by 5 votes, & 2X finalist Maggie Lawson "Psych" by 10 votes
The finals started January 5, 2014 for some categories. The Comedy category Finals begin later today January 18, 2014 and voting will happen HERE
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