The Best Actress in a Sci-fi of 2011 as voted by you the fans was.. Erica Durance - Smallville.
The final season of the long lasting CW hit Smallville saw its leading lady Erica Durance's character Lois Lane figure out the identity of Clark Kent, head to Egypt, become a superhero herself & have a wedding with the man of steel. The popularity of the Smallville cast in our awards over the last 2 years has always been considerable, in fact, if it were not for many Smallville challengers last year being removed from voting because of bot cheating that tainted no less than 3 different shows results, she could have possibly won Best Actress last year. With no such scandals this year (thanks to some wonderful knowledge from a friend on how to minimize such things), Erica Durance was able to compete in the finals & went on to win.
Ms Durance won this award handily, as last years Best Actress winner Anna Torv from "Fringe" finished a distant 2nd. A strong showing by Sanctuary fans pushed their leading lady Amanda Tapping up to 3rd. Close behind her was 4th place "Lost Girl" actress Anna Silk. There was a considerable gap to 5th place "Lost Girl" Ksenia Solo, 6th place Jasika Nicole "Fringe was next, ahead of 7th & 8th "The Secret Circle" ladies Britt Robertson & Natasha Henstridge
Early on Amanda Tapping & Anna Silk looked poised to fight it out for 1st. But around 1/2 way thru, the Smallville fans finally took notice & started to rally their challengers. Erica recorded 350+ votes in 72 hrs at 1 point, 1 of (if not THE) the largest vote pushes of the entire awards. The nominations process for these awards were early on in the contest, and this might explain the interesting void of a notable challenger in many of this years categories, "Lost Girl" star Zoie Palmer was not even nominated. Oversight on whoever originally nominated her castmates?? Side note, the gap of 442 votes between 4th & 5th was the largest single gap in votes in the whole awards.
Final vote results
Erica Durance "Smallville" 1213
Anna Torv "Fringe" 918
Amanda Tapping "Sanctuary" 858
Anna Silk "Lost Girl" 839
Ksenia Solo "Lost Girl" 397
Jasika Nicole "Fringe" 361
Britt Robertson "The Secret Circle" 278
Natasha Henstridge "The Secret Circle" 265
The Best Couple of 2011 as voted by you the fans was.. Bo & Dr. Lauren Lewis - Lost Girl.
One of the interesting things I have found from doing these polls for 2 years now is just how fanatical some fanbases are, including ones I knew nothing of going in. Such is the case of a Canadian show, "Lost Girl", more specifically, the fanbase of Zoie Palmer, who plays Dr. Lauren Lewis. Any & all categories this actress, or her character were in, finished considerably higher than I would have expected for a lesser known cable program. The fanbase was certainly eager to make sure their show got noticed. No more proof of the fans adoration for their favorite character can be seen than in this poll. The show essentially is supposed to revolve around "Bo", yet Bo had 2 different write in campaigns for best couple, the other couple campaign didnt even get out of round 1 of voting...while Bo & Dr. Lewis, not only got out of that round, but crushed the competition in it. Only in the last couple days of the finals, did the runner up start to gain on the sizable lead this couple had generated from the early days of voting.
Bo & Lauren beat out the "Smallville" supercouple of Clark Kent & Lois Lane by just over 200 votes, at 1 point had almost 400 vote lead in the early days of voting. The 3rd place finalists Richard Castle & Kate Beckett from "Castle" were even further behind. Even further back in 4th was the "Fringe" on again/off again pair of Olivia Dunham & Peter Bishop. Rounding out the finalists were Marshall Eriksen & Lily Aldrin from "How I Met Your Mother" just slightly ahead of Snow White & Prince Charming from "Once Upon A Time".
Bo & the Doctor were the only same-sex couple to garner any nominations, this perhaps was what vaulted them to the top as they crushed more known TV couples. I couldnt help but notice when I checked my google analytics, the amount of same sex blogs & websites that directed viewers to these polls to vote for their favorite couple (and other categories as well that Zoie Palmer/Dr. Lauren Lewis & Anna Silk/Bo were in), it rivaled & maybe even exceeded that of show fanbases that are familiar with this website. It was evident, their fans wanted them to get respect, get attention, get noticed. They certainly have now. The 1st ever Best Couple in the Best Of TV Awards polls, is a pair of females. Bo & Lauren.
Final vote totals
Bo & Dr. Lauren Lewis "Lost Girl" 1170
Lois Lane & Clark Kent "Smallville" 968
Richard Castle & Kate Beckett "Castle" 649
Peter Bishop & Olivia Dunham "Fringe" 458
Marshall Eriksen & Lily Aldrin "How I Met Your Mother" 359
Snow White & Prince Charming "Once Upon A Time" 341
I occasionally argue with inanimate objects, but I usually win. So its all good.