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.
Best Of TV Awards 2015 - Results for Semi-Finals and FINALISTS for Best Comedy Program, Actor and Actress
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 Comedy Program, Actor & Actress categories took place a couple weeks ago.
Here are the complete results (BOLD nominees have qualified for the Finals)
Best Comedy Program
THE BIG BANG THEORY (CBS) 241
ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK (Netflix) 145
BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (FOX) 115
MODERN FAMILY (ABC) 107
2 BROKE GIRLS (CBS) 82
JANE THE VIRGIN (CW) 71
GLEE (FOX) 56
SHAMELESS (Showtime) 48
NEW GIRL (FOX) 45
THE GOLDBERGS (ABC) 43
VEEP (HBO) 42
Mom (CBS) 35, Community (Yahoo) 32, House Of Lies (Showtime) 20, Trailer Park Boys (Netflix) 10
Best Comedy Actor
JIM PARSONS "The Big Bang Theory" 197
CHRIS COLFER "Glee" 178
TIMOTHY OMUNDSON "Galavant" 107
SIMON HELBERG "The Big Bang Theory" 84
CHRIS PRATT "Parks And Recreation" 70
ANDY SAMBERG "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" 63
KEVIN SUSSMAN "The Big Bang Theory" 62
TY BURRELL "Modern Family" 47
TERRY CREWS "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" 45
TITUSS BURGESS "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" 44
ED O'NEILL "Modern Family" 43
DON CHEADLE "House Of Lies" 42
DARREN CRISS "Glee" 41
CHARLIE DAY "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia" 39
WILLIAM H. MACY "Shameless" 38
Nick Offerman "Parks And Recreation" 34, Andre Braugher "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" 31, Matt Leblanc "Episodes" 30, Anthony Anderson "Black-ish" 29, Troy Gentile "The Goldbergs" 25, Tony Hale "Veep" 24, Joshua Sasse "Galavant" 23, Luke Youngblood "Galvant" 22, Danny Pudi "Community" 21, Vinnie Jones "Galavant" 21, Jeff Garlin "The Goldbergs" 21, Joel McHale "Community" 16, Louis CK "Louie" 14 , Robb Wells "Trailer Park Boys" 8, John Paul Tremblay "Trailer Park Boys" 7
Best Comedy Actress
MAYIM BIALIK "The Big Bang Theory" 128
KALEY CUOCO "The Big Bang Theory" 128
KAT DENNINGS "2 Broke Girls" 96
MELISSA RAUCH "The Big Bang Theory" 79
UZO ADUBA "Orange Is The New Black" 77
TAYLOR SCHILLING "Orange Is The New Black" 68
SOFIA VERGARA "Modern Family" 67
JANE LYNCH "Glee" 58
AMY POEHLER "Parks And Recreation" 54
GINA RODRIGUEZ "Jane The Virgin" 52
ZOOEY DESCHANEL "New Girl" 50
LEA MICHELE "Glee" 49
ELLIE KEMPER "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" 49
CONSTANCE WU "Fresh Off The Boat" 47
CHELSEA PERETTI "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" 46
WENDI MCLENDON-COVEY "The Goldbergs" 46
ANNA FARIS "Mom" 45
Beth Behrs "2 Broke Girls" 36, Julia Louis Dreyfus "Veep" 35, Betty White "Hot In Cleveland" 32, Melissa Fumero "Brooklyn Nine-Nine", Karen david "Galavant" 26, Hayley Orrantia "The Goldbergs" 26, Stephanie Beatriz "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" 25, Mallory Jansen "Galavant" 24, Alison brie "Community" 22, Carol Kane "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" 21, Lauren Adams "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" 12, Sara Chase "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" 9, Gillian Jacobs "Community" 8
The Best Comedy Program category has been dominated by The Big Bang Theory since its inception and it looks like this eyar is probably going to be the same. Both last years runner up How I Met Your Mother, and 3rd place Psych, are no longer eligible, leaving a large gap between last eyars contenders and the champ.TBBT, looking for its 6th straight win, led semi-final voting by a near 5 to 3 margin over the 2nd place show Orange Is The New Black, making the finals for the first time. Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Modern family, Glee & 2 Broke Girls all find themselves back in the finals. New Girl returns to the finals, after being there in 2013. Jane The Virgin, Shameless, The Goldbergs and Veep all make their debuts in the finals.
The Best Comedy Actor Category will see the winners of the last 3 awards battle it out again. Two time winner & defending champion Jim Parsons "The Big Bang Theory" had a slight lead over 2013 winner Chris Colfer "Glee" in the semi-finals. With 5 of last years 10 finalists not making the finals this year, either thru being voted out, or no longer eligible, there is a new crop of contenders to make a run at the two champs. Timothy Omundson "Galavant" is back in the finals, after making it there 3 times in a row for his work on "Psych". Simon Helberg returns a 3rd time to join his "The Big Bang Theory" star Jim parsons in the finals along with 1st time finalist Kevin Sussman. Chris Pratt "Parks And Recreation" finds himself back in the finals for the first time since 2011. Andy Samberg and Terry Crews "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" both make the finals, this is Sambergs 2nd time after making it last year. Tituss Burgess "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt", William H. Macy "Shameless", Don Cheadle "House Of Lies", Charlie Day "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia" and "Modern family" duo Ed O'Neil and Ty Burrell all find themselves in the finals for the first time.
The Best Comedy Actress Category seems to be headed for another battle between the two 2X Winners in this c ategory from The Big Bang Theory. Kaley Cuoco (2011, 2013) and Mayim Bialik (2012, 2014) have dominated this category since its inception, winning all 4 titles between them. This year, things are so close that the semi-finals saw the pair TIE for first. Last years final was decided by TWO (2) votes. So the tie isnt really too big of a shocker. Their co-star Melissa Rauch will again join them in the finals for the 3rd consecutive year. The Big Bang Theory trio will see their competition this year come from the likes of 3X finalist Kat Dennings "2 Broke Girls" with a 3rd place finish in the semi-finals, she looks to improve on her career best 5th place last year.. Orange Is The New Black duo of Taylor Schilling and Uzo Aduba are back in the finals after making them for the 1st time last year. Glee again has Jane Lynch (in her 5th try) and Lea Michele ( her 4th try). Zooey Deschanel "New Girl" returns for a 3rd time to the final after missing last years finals. Sofia Vergara "Modern Family" and Amy Poehler "Parks And Recreation" both return to the finals for their 2nd time. Newcomers to the finals include "Jane The Virgin" Golden Globe winning actress Gina Rodriguez, "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" star Ellie Kemper, "Fresh off the Boat" star Constance Wu, Chelsea Peretti from "Brooklyn Nine-Nine", Wendi McLendon-Covey "The Goldbergs" and Anna Faris "Mom".
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
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