The 2015 Best Of TV Awards Winner for Best Talk Show Host is Ellen DeGeneres.
There is a reason that Ellen Degeneres is generally called the Queen of Daytime Talk. This makes 4 straight wins for Ellen.
In 2nd for the 3rd straight time was Jimmy Fallon. In 3rd for his 2nd time (2012) was Conan O'Brien in his 5th straight finals. Last years newcomer to the finals John Oliver rose from 8th up to 4th this year. Stephen Colbert in his 4th straight finals finished 5th. In 6th was also in his 4th straight finals, now retired Jon Stewart.
Complete Final Results
WINNER - ELLEN DEGENERES 1,147
2nd JIMMY FALLON 578
3rd CONAN O'BRIEN 133
4th JOHN OLIVER 131
5th STEPHEN COLBERT 127
6th JON STEWART 120
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Best Of TV Awards 2015 - Round 2 Semi-Finals results & FINALISTS for Best Writing, Stunts & Talk Show Host
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 Talk Show Host, Writing & Stunts categories took place a couple weeks ago.
Here are the complete results (BOLD nominees have qualified for the Finals)
Best Talk Show Host
ELLEN DEGENERES 475
JIMMY FALLON 304
JON STEWART 151
CONAN O'BRIEN 129
JOHN OLIVER 123
STEPHEN COLBERT 122
David Letterman 103 Trevor Noah 70
PERSON OF INTEREST 242
AGENTS OF SHIELD 184
THE 100 114
ONCE UPON A TIME 107
AGENT CARTER 101
LOST GIRL 87
THE BLACKLIST 84
THE BIG BANG THEORY 79
DOCTOR WHO 76
THE WALKING DEAD 72
GAME OF THRONES 71
How To Get Away With Murder 67 Orphan Black 65 Orange Is The New Black 53 iZombie 52 Mr. robot 38 The Goldbergs 31 Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt 30 Modern Family 29 Better Call Saul 16 X Company 15
PERSON OF INTEREST 484
THE FLASH 276
AGENTS OF SHIELD 205
ONCE UPON A TIME 193
LOST GIRL 187
THE WALKING DEAD 158
GAME OF THRONES 152
HAWAII FIVE-0 124
Supernatural 94, Hannibal 78, Doctor Who 54, The Blacklist 40, The Player 25
The Best Talk Show Host category again looks like it will be dominated by Ellen Degeneres.. The only winner of this award in the 3 years of its existence seems poised to take it again. The two time runner up Jimmy Fallon finds himself finishing 2nd again to Ellen in this round. Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert and Conan O'Brien all make the finals for a fourth time, along with John Oliver in his 2nd finals. Last years field had 8 finalists, this year only 6. Former 2X finalists David Letterman and Jimmy Kimmel both missed the finals with Kimmel not even making the semi-finals.
The Best Writing Category has most of the same shows that made the inagural awards final round last year. Only Orange Is The New Black and the currently inactive Sherlock did not make it back to this years finals. A few new shows to the finals made the finals this year. Person of Interest and Agents Of SHIELD were strong contenders, both finishing in the top 4 in the semi-finals.
Another pack of four newcomers to the finals followed not too much furtner behind, The 100, Once Upon A Time, Agent Carter & Daredevil all made the finals as well. Last years winner, Arrow, is back in the finals as the vote leader in the semi-finals, after a modest 5th place showing in the opening round. In a rare feat, Arrow actually increased its vote total from round 1 where there was no limit to voting, to round 2 where there was a 1 per voting restriction. the two opening round voting goliaths, hannibal & Person of Interest had somewhat different round 2 successes. While both qualified for the finals, POI managed to stick around in 2nd, while Hannibal fell back to 10th. last years runner up, Lost Girl also qualified, but barely, sneaking in down at 11th.
The Best Stunts Category also won by Arrow last year looks poised for a possible repeat performance this year. Much like the writing category, almost everyone from last year is back. Only Supernatural didnt make it back to the finals this year, being replaced by newcomer Daredevil. The difference between last year & this year seems to be who the contenders to Arrows title might be. Last years runner ups Lost Girl and the eliminated Supernatural dropped considerably this year, while two also rans in the finals last year Person Of Interest and The Flash find themselves going into the finals as the contenders.
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 Talk Show Host is.... Ellen Degeneres
Ellen wins her 3rd straight honour. With 1849 votes, which breaks her previous record 1590 from last year. The 1155 vote margin however just narrowly falls short of last years 1179 vote margin.
Early on (and I mean still on day 1) Jon Stewart had a sizable lead & looked like he might challenge Ellen this year. Eventually though, her fans started to come thru & took over the lead by late ind ay 1 & never looked back.
For the 2nd year in a row Jimmy Fallon finished 2nd well back. His 694 votes is a new record for a runner up. Jon Stewart moves up 1 spot to 3rd this year from his 4th from last year while Stephen Colbert moves down to 4th from his 3rd place spot last year in his final year of hosting The Colbert Report. Conan O'Brien remains in 5th again this year. Jimmy Kimmel stays 6th.
David Letterman finishes 7th returning to the finals after missing them last year.
Newcomer to the finals John Oliver finished 8th in his 1st year.
1st ELLEN DEGENERES "Ellen Degeneres Show" 1849
2nd JIMMY FALLON "The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon" 694
3rd JON STEWART "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" 341
4th Stephen Colbert "The Colbert Report" 219
5th Conan O'Brien "Conan" 209
6th Jimmy Kimmel "Jimmy Kimmel Live" 186
7th David Letterman "Late Show With David Letterman" 133
8th John Oliver "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" 128
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 Non-Human Character Or Prop & Talk Show Host
Vote totals are in RED
Finalists are in BOLD TEXT
Best Non-Human Character Or Prop
THE TARDIS "Doctor Who" 228
THE IMPALA "Supernatural" 219
DARYL'S CROSSBOW "The Walking Dead" 163
RUMPLESTILTSKINS DAGGER "Once Upon A Time" 158
MICHONNE'S KATANA "The Walking Dead" 139
SONIC SCREWDRIVER "Doctor Who" 105
THE FLASH SUIT "The Flash" 103
BEAR "Person Of Interest" 102
THE FIRST BLADE "Supernatural" 82, KEIRA'S SUIT "Continuum" 61, THE GTO "Republic Of Doyle" 26
Best Talk Show Host
ELLEN DEGENERES 403
JIMMY FALLON 226
STEPHEN COLBERT 109
JON STEWART 105
JIMMY KIMMEL 99
CONAN O'BRIEN 70
JOHN OLIVER 63
DAVID LETTERMAN 53
SETH MEYER 33, SHARON OSBOURNE 27, BILL MAHER 18
For the 1st time since this caregory was introudced, The Impala from Supernatural did not win a round. The TARDIS from Doctor Who won this round in its 1st ever year of being nominated, despite being on the air throughout the existence of the BOTVA's. Only 2 of last years finalists, The Impala and last years runner up Rumplestiltskin's Dagger made the finals this year. In fact, Bear from Person of Interest is the ONLY other semi-finalist from last year to even make it this year.
On the talk show host side. Nothing much changes. Ellen Degeneres again looks poised for a 3rd consecutive title as she handily won the semi-finals, as she has in the previous years. All of last years finalists made this years finals as well. Also making it are newcomer John Oliver, and retiring legend David Letterman, who did not even make the semi-finals last year.
The Finals for these categories will take place in January 2015 HERE
The Best Of TV Awards 2013 winner in the category of Best Talk Show Host is Ellen Degeneres.
The defending champion once again obliterated the competition as the host of The Ellen Show, Ellen Degeneres was the only daytime talk show host in the finals for the 2nd consecutive year. With a total of 1590 votes Ellen had more than the other 5 finalsts combined. Runner up Jimmy Fallon, after not even making the finals last year managed to snag 2nd with 411 votes.
In 3rd was Stephen Colbert from "The Colbert Report" with 359 votes.
Rounding out the finalists Jon Stewart, last years runner up was 4th. Conan O'Brien was 5th. Jimmy Kimmel was 6th
This award was never in question, as Degeneres had the lead from the 1st few minutes of the vote & never looked back.
Ellen Degeneres 1590 votes crushed last years record of 452. Degeneres win differential of 1179 was the largest of this year.
1st ELLEN DEGENERES 1590
2nd Jimmy Fallon 411
3rd Stephen Colbert 359
4th Jon Stewart 290
5th Conan O'Brien 233
6th Jimmy Kimmel 223
Best Of TV Awards 2013 results for semi-finals of Best Non-Human Character Or Prop and Best Talk Show Host Categories
This years Best Non-Human Character Or Prop category looks like it will be business as usual for the current defending 2X champion.
The "Supernatural" Impala with 2 consecutive titles crushed its semi-final competition with 682 votes, more than double its closes challenger, the "Supernatural" Men Of Letters Bunker at 292 votes. Rounding out the top 3 is Rumplestiltskins Dagger from "Once Upon A Time" only 20 votes back at 272. Another OUAT object was 4th, as Captain Hooks ship, The Jolly Roger snagged 4th, ahead of compact business car The Blueberry from "Psych".
Missing the finals this year by 25 votes was the "Community" monkey Annies Boobs, a finalist the 2 years prior. The Machine (a finalist last year) & Bear from "Person Of Interest" were right behind. Well back in last was The Pale Horse from "Hell On Wheels"
The Best Talk Show Host category is in its 2nd year, but it doesnt look like much has changed from the 1st one last year.
Ellen Degeneres again is crushing the challengers in both rounds, with 580 votes this round. Way back in 2nd with 210 votes is Jimmy Fallon (didnt even make the finals last year). In 3rd is Stephen Colbert at 152 votes. Conan O'Brien, Jon Stewart & Jimmy Kimmel round out the finalists this year.
Missing the finals - Chelsea Handler & James Lipton, neither of whom were really very close to the lead pack.
The finals will start January 5 , 2014
The Best Talk Show Host of 2012 as voted by you the fans was... ELLEN DEGENERES.
This poll never seemed to really be in question. Ellen won both rounds of voting. Because of how small the category was, with less than 10 nominees, there was no semi-final round, just the nominee round & the finals. Perhaps its because of her daytime dominance, or being the only female in the finalists, but Ellen grabbed this award quickly and never let up. The late night boys seemingly were playing catch up from day 1 & never quite caught up.
The host of The Ellen Show beat The Daily Show host Jon Stewart by 252 votes, more than doubling his total of 200. TBS funnyman Conan O'Brien came in 3rd , 65 behind Stewart & only 2 ahead of 4th place Stephen Colbert of the Colbert Report. Long time legend David Letterman finished 5th.
This was the inagural Talk Show Host award for our awards. Ellen had enough votes to beat 2nd, 3rd & 5th combined.
Final vote totals
Ellen Degeneres 452
Jon Stewart 200
Conan O'Brien 135
Stephen Colbert 133
David Letterman 103
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