The 2015 Best Of TV Awards Winner for Best Non-Human Character or Prop is The Impala "Supernatural".
Another win for the car known by its fanbase as "Baby". This caps off a pretty special year for the 1967 Impala, as it had its own episode this year, of course titled "Baby" where the majority of the episode was filmed from inside the car.
This marks the 5th consecutive win for The Impala from "Supernatural". Currently tying it (pending award for Best Comedy Program being named) for most consecutive Award Wins with The Big Bang Theory for Best Comedy Program. The German Shepherd known as Bear from "Person of Interest" in its 2nd consecutive finals, finished 2nd & had the lead for the first few days of voting, but eventually was overtaken. In 3rd was The Machine from "Person Of Interest" making its first finals appearance since last being there in 2012. The TARDIS from "Doctor Who" slips 1 spot from their 3rd place finish last year to finish 4th this year in its 2nd finals. The Lazarus Pit "Arrow" makes it to 5th in its first year.
The ATOM Suit "Arrow" nabbed 6th in its 1st year, Rumplestiltskins Dagger (probably will be renamed next year since its not REALLY just his) gets 7th in its 3rd year in the finals. The Flash Suit "The Flash" last years runner up finished 8th.
A thing I have pointed out year after year to fanbases surely cost Person Of Interest this year a chance to knock off the now 5X champion. Vote splitting. With 2nd & 3rd place going to the show, they had a combined 1163 votes, but have to settle for 2nd & 3rd respectively because of how those votes were doled out amongst their fans. This will not be the only award decided by vote splitting this year.
Complete Final Results
WINNER - The Impala "Supernatural" 882
2nd Bear "Person Of Interest" 709
3rd The Machine "Person Of Interest" 454
5th The TARDIS "Doctor Who" 413
5th Lazarus Pit "Arrow" 351
6th ATOM Suit "Arrow" 309
7th Rumplestiltskin's Dagger "Once Upon A Time" 302
8th The Flash Suit "The Flash" 291
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 list of FINALISTS for Sexiest Actress, Actor and Best Non-Human Character or Prop
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 looks sure to fall as we passed the 560,000 vote mark in the semi-finals & nearly broke the 570,000 mark.
Here are the complete results (BOLD nominees have qualified for the Finals)
Emily Bett Rickards 1081
Amy Acker 736
Sarah Shahi 521
Zoie Palmer 294
Anna Silk 245
Scarlett Johansson 165
Lana Parrilla 154
Gillian Anderson 152
Jennifer Lawrence 148
Hayley Atwell 127
Stana Katic 121
Katrina Law 82
Jennifer Morrison 79
Yvonne Strahovski 72
Elizabeth Henstridge 61
Anna Torv 55
Jenna Coleman 50
Kat Dennings 49
Jamie Chung 48
Grace Park 47
Rose McIver 43
Katie Holmes 35
Jennifer Love Hewitt 34
Saoirse Ronan 30
Molly Quinn 23
Melissa Rauch 20
Aly Michalka 19
Deborah Ann Woll 19
Sarah Silverman 15
Charity Wakefield 12
Stephen Amell 780
Mads Mikkelsen 203
Jim Caviezel 196
Jared Padalecki 180
Chris Hemsworth 146
Chris Evans 129
Jensen Ackles 122
Alex O'Loughlin 95
Chris Pratt 92
Kris Holden-Ried 90
Tom Hiddleston 98
Tom Hardy 82
Benedict Cumberbatch 78
Colin O'Donoghue 78
Grant Gustin 78
Johnny Depp 78
Ian Somerhalder 74
Liam Hemsworth 74
John Barrowman 71
Josh Dallas 70
Nathan Fillion 70
Shemar Moore 70
Idris Elba 53
Hugh Dancy 48
Misha Collins 41
Chris Pine 40
Joshua Jackson 38
Jamie Dornan 37
Tom Cruise 37
Norman Reedus 34
Timothy Omundson 33
Vincent D'Onofrio 30
Philip Winchester 24
Joel Kinnaman 21
Best Non-Human Character or Prop
BEAR "Person of Interest" 396
THE MACHINE "Person Of Interest" 361
THE IMPALA "Supernatural" 302
LAZARUS PIT "Arrow" 255
ATOM SUIT "Arrow" 198
THE TARDIS "Doctor Who" 183
THE FLASH SUIT "The Flash" 130
RUMPLESTILTSKINS DAGGER "Once Upon A Time" 116
S.T.A.R. Labs "The Flash" 97
Daryl's crossbow "The Walking Dead" 84
Michonnes Katana "The Walking Dead' 82
Sonic Screwdriver "Doctor Who" 65
The Sexiest Actress category will see 14 of the 16 finalists from last year in this years final again. Only finalists last year to miss the mark this year were two of my faves, Molly Quinn & Jennifer Love Hewitt. Despite the finalists list expanding from 16 to 20. Newcomers to the finals this year will include Amy Acker, Sarah Shahi, Gillian Anderson, Hayley Atwell, Elizabeth Henstridge, Grace Park.
The last 3 winners, Emily Bett Rickards, Jennifer Lawrence and Stana Katic are all in this years finals. Along with 4 time top 3 finalist Zoie Palmer. In a rare occurance in these awards, pretty much all the leaders in the nomination round were near the top in the semi-finals. The top 4 in this round, Rickards, Acker, Shahi, Palmer, were also the top 4 in the opening round. As well, Anderson, Silk and Parrilla in the opening round all finished in the top 8 & did so here as well. This is nothing short of rare for these awards, as the opening round often sees 1 or 2 hopefuls being propped up by a couple enthusiastic supporters fall by the wayside in round 2 when the voting is limited to 1 each.
Last years winner Emily Bett Rickards had sizable leads in the 1st & 2nd rounds & would seem like a good bet to repeat this year.
The Sexiest Actor Category was not so predictable. While last years winner Stephen Amell did lead the semi-final voting, he was an adequate 8th in the opening round. The Nomination round vote leader Mads Mikkelsen continued with trying to make an impact by coming in 2nd in the semi-finals. His co-star, who finished 2nd in round 1, didnt even qualify for the finals. Strange to say the least, its usually not till the finals that fandoms abandon a 2nd choice when voting is streamlined to only 1 or 2 picks. Another top 5 opening round vote getter didnt make the finals, Vincent D'Onofrio, as the power of the small handful of voters he had in the first round couldnt get enough of their fans to follow suit in round 2. Jim Caviezel, Jared Padalecki & Chris Hemsworth round out the top 5 in the semi-finals. Only Caviezel was a top 5 name after round one of voting. Three time winner Jensen Ackles qualified for the finals in 7th, the lowest hes ever come into the finals at.
The Best Non-Human Character or Prop category looks poised to potentially have a new winner. The four time winner, The Impala from "Supernatural" seems to have some stiff competition this year. The "Person Of Interest" dog Bear has led the voting in both rounds, with another POI candidate second in both, The Machine. While The Impala did improve from the 1st round to the 2nd round by going from a 5th place showing up to a 3rd place showing & was less than 100 votes behind the leader, this is clearly the first ever sign of any challenge to the defending 4X champions crown. Interestingly the 3rd place finisher in round 1, did not even make the finals, finishing 2nd to last. While the last place qualifier in round 1 finished in the top 5 this round.
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 Non-Human Character or Prop is.... The Impala "Supernatural"
A rare feat in the awards now is to be the only winner of an award. The Impala from "Supernatural" has managed to do just that for 4 consecutive years now. Winning this category with 1087 votes, it wasnt a sure thing for the champion. The Flash Suit from "The Flash" made it closer than the car known by its fans as"Baby" is used to, with 893, almost 300 of those votes were in the last 48 hrs... if it had started its rally maybe a day earlier...who knows. In 3rd was The TARDIS from "Doctor Who" which for a couple days, was actually leading the vote, and was also the semi-final vote leader, it ended with 752 votes.
In 4th was last years runner up Rumplestiltskin's Dagger "Once Upon A Time" finishing with 466 votes. The dog known as Bear on "Person of Interest" finished 5th with 308. Daryl's Crossbow "The Walking Dead" was 6th with 253, and Michonne's Katana also from "The Walking Dead" was 7th with 205. The Sonic Screwdriver from "Doctor Who" syphoned off 122 votes from the Whovians to finish 8th.
1st THE IMPALA "SUPERNATURAL" 1087
2nd THE FLASH SUIT "THE FLASH" 893
3RD THE TARDIS "DOCTOR WHO" 752
4th Rumplestiltskins Dagger "Once Upon A Time" 466
5th Bear "Person Of Interest" 308
6th Daryl's Crossbow "The Walking Dead" 253
7th Michonnes Katana "The Walking Dead' 205
8th Sonic Screwdriver "Doctor Who" 122
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
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