The Sexiest Actor of 2011 as voted by you the fans was.. Jensen Ackles.
This comes as no shock to someone who reports on Supernatural a lot. I have learned over the past couple years theres 2 things that are evident about SPN fans. 1- their online devotion to the show, and 2- their overwhelming support of Jensen as their favorite cast member. While his castmates also have quite a lot of rabid fans as well, there is a sizable difference in the attention I get for a blog post of just Jared or Misha, as opposed to a post including Jensen. His win as sexiest actor was not too shocking to me. From the get go, I expected him to at worst, be in the top 3.
Jensen had a couple of times where a challengers made a run at him & even dipped into 2nd a couple times, but he eventually pulled ahead & the pulled away from runner up Tom Welling. The Supernatural dominance grabbed Jared Padalecki 3rd & Misha Collins 4th. Early on leader Johnny Depp finished 5th, Fringe stud Joshua Jackson nabbed 6th, apparent "sexiest man alive" Ryan Reynolds did not win such honours here getting 7th, neither did another alleged "sexiest man alive" Ryan Gosling who was 8th. 9th was Lost Girl star Kris Holden-Ried, 10th was The Secret Circle star Gale Harold, who despite a boycott by some of his fans to my site still managed to make it to the finals, 11th was Chris Evans, and Smallville co-star Justin Hartley rounded out the finalists.
This was the poll with the most lead changes. 29 lead changes, 16 on day 1, 6 on day 2, from 5 different challengers. Jensen, Tom, Johnny, Joshua & Kris all held leads, although only Tom or Jensen held the lead at any time past day 4.
Final vote results
Jensen Ackles 1087
Tom Welling 851
Jared Padalecki 676
Misha Collins 548
Johnny Depp 535
Joshua Jackson 399
Ryan Reynolds 347
Ryan Gosling 310
Kris Holden-Ried 195
Gale Harold 186
Chris Evans 159
Justin Hartley 144
The Best Actor in a Sci-fi of 2011 as voted by you the fans was.. Jensen Ackles - Supernatural.
The winner of last seasons Best Actor award here won this years award for Best Sci-fi Actor. Jensen Ackles, the guy who brings Supernatural hunter Dean Winchester to life clinched another award this year. The smart alec, emotionally damaged demon hunting bad boy spent this past year doing what him & his brother on the show do best, annoying monsters & saving the world. Maybe this year, mnore than any in the past few has tested the acting skills of the shows stars as thee shows secondary castmates have been killed off, leaving Ackles & his co-star Jared Padalecki to pick up the slack, and they have, by all accounts (this poll suggesting such) have done so quite well.
Ackles dominated voting most of the time, but did slip shortly into 2nd behind eventual distant runner up "Smallville" star Tom Welling for a bit down the stretch before finally pushing thru & running away in the end. 3rd place "Supernatural" co-star Jared Padalecki was quite a bit behind the top 2, but he can lay claim to beating out his "Supernatural" cast co-star Misha Collins who finished 4th. A 5th place finish for Ryan Robbins from "Sanctuary" ahead of the "Fringe" stars John Noble in 6th & Joshua Jackson in 7th. "Sanctuary" star Robin Dunne was 8th, "The Vampire Diaries" star Ian Somerhalder finished a shockingly low 9th, only ahead of the guy who rounded out the finalists Gale Harold of "The Secret Circle".
In the early days of this voting, it appears Ryan Robbins might make a legitimate claim for the title, as he lead after day 1 thanks to his twitter account retweeting the info & asking if there was a prize for winning, he was still in the top 3 until the last 3 or 4 days.. As voting went on though, the short burst of early support of Robbins & Gale Harold, who was at 1 point 3rd early on, wore out & the long continual voting of more notable shows took over. Besides Robbins, 2 others held leads in these polls. Tom & Jensen. The results for the Fringe duo seems a little more impressive when you take into account after day 2 they were last & 2nd to last with 8th having about double their vote total. Ackles had 6 different days where he had 100+ votes in a day, The most of any challenger this year... each of those days landed on days the poll was promoted on our twitter, or was posted on a large SPN fansite. He was also the person with the most referrals to the site thru google during the poll running, as terms "Jensen Ackles vote", "Jensen Ackles best of tv", "Jensen Ackles polls" & other variations combined for 148 new unique viewers to the site.
Final vote results
Jensen Ackles "Supernatural" 1237
Tom Welling "Smallville" 1036
Jared Padalecki "Supernatural" 777
Misha Collins "Supernatural" 684
Ryan Robbins "Sanctuary" 638
John Noble "Fringe" 524
Joshua Jackson "Fringe" 474
Robin Dunne "Sanctuary" 382
Ian Somerhalder "The Vampire Diaries" 320
Gale Harold "The Secret Circle" 247
Some pics of the Secret Circle cast roaming the streets of Vancouver - Gale Harold, Brittany Robertson and Shelley Hennig
I havent done a blog on the new CW show The Secret Circle in a bit, because mostly...I just didnt have a lot of new pics of them, then there was a lot happening from a couple other local shows that cornered the market on my time.
But dont fear you witch lovers. I havent forgot about you. Below is some pics from a few different days that are now weeks in the past that I didnt think were enough for single blogs at that time, so I was saving them up for a larger blog like this.
There is first off a set of Gale Harold trying to go in the back door of his hotel....only to find out his key didnt work. Just prior to this frustration he seemed to be having bad luck with his parking meter as well...so it was a rough 10 mins for Mr. Harold, who is usually at best "tolerant" of fans or pros, so this probably didnt put him in the best mood for the upcoming moments. I didnt get any pics of him from the front coming away from the hotel, because frankly, hes a little testy at times when he sees a camera pointed at him, and I opted instead to get an autograph...which he signed, after a less than enthused interaction with me over it. After signing it, I asked him how filming has been, he said good, seemed to cheer up for a few seconds.... until another autograph hound approached him, which he replied with a swift & pre-emptive "dont" and kept walking. Generally I wouldnt even bother posting this set, but I have seen how rabid Gale fans are for pics... a
The 2nd set was from a day when a large chunk of TSC cast went to a movie together. Its been so long I forgot what movie it was. This was actually from before the back of the hotel set....just the order they were saved made them come up next. Aaanyways, this particular day was the 1st I had seen of Mr. Harold in quite a long time.... infact, with the exception of a couple quick sneak ins from the other side of the hotel, I had not yet had the chance to actually get within 40 feet of him.
He left to go to the movie with co-star Brittany Robertson, who is always a charmer and probably made Gale feel he had to be a little less dissatisfied with us than usual. He begrudgingly signed 2 autographs...while walking, before getting to the theatre with Britt, only to walk away from her. We only have assumptions on why he did it...basically, he didnt want it to come across as them out on a date together since they left & went there together....despite the fact several other cast went there that evening too.
The next set is of Britt arriving at the hotel shortly before that same movie theatre walk. She chatted with us a few mins about a variety of topics, including hopw much she was digging the new promo shots we were getting her to sign, the frozen yogurt she was eating and her love of the NY Mets.
The last set is of Shelley Hennig. This was the 1st time any of us had a chance to get the former Miss Teen USA pagaent winning model turned actress. She turned out to be delightful and pleasant...even after a tirning trip. She tld us she hoped we would love the show, signed everything we had, and was on her way.
Over the next 2+ weeks, I will be off in Toronto for the Film Festival there, so I wont have any new TSC pics of tidbits to pass along till then... so hopefully this holds some of you over till then.
In a little over 2 months, it will be the 2 yr anniversary since I started using Google Analytics to track my websites stats. Unfortunately, some pretty big traffic days were not recorded prior to the addition of that service from the Twilight days...but, that aside...heres a look at what has been popular in making my site semi-popular for some reason.
Top 10 most viewed pages
1- Best Of TV Awards Polls (main link)
2- TV Character Current Games (main link)
3- Categories (blog sidebar links)
4- Random Bloggings (main link..and where you are reading this)
5- Canadagraphs (main page)
6- Team Switzerland - 2010 Olympic Mens Hockey Roster predictions (Olympic blogs)
7- Supernatural filmed some S6 scenes in New Westminster (Random bloggings)
8- Hellcats stars Julian Parish & Marti Perkins get to know each other better (Random bloggings)
9- Supernatural star Jensen Ackles (Dean Winchester) leaves the WB Press Junket (Random Bloggings)
10- Smallville Cast & crew say good bye FOR GOOD. Final Wrap Party for Season 10 (random bloggings)
Honourable mentions -
"Jensen Ackles & Lindsey McKeon filming a few scenes for Supernatural season 6" (Random bloggings)
"Smallville stars Erica Durance & Cassidy Freeman head on out to Comic-Con, with some bunus Elise Gatien" (random bloggings)
"Some Supernatural leftovers. Jared Padalecki Jensen Ackles & Others" (random bloggings)
"Polls" (main link)
"Celebrity autographs" (main link)
"Supernatural tidbits - Misha Collins Jim Beaver and Jensen Ackles" (Random bloggings)
"Supernatural autographs" (main link)
"Fringe season 3 shooting has begun- Some Anna Torv and Joshua Jackson" (random bloggings)
"Candid photos" (main link)
"Robert Englund says a few words about working on Supernatural" (random bloggings)
Interesting stat - 158 pages have only 1 view on my site. They are all translated into other languages versions of pages
Top 10 keyword searches
2- Team Switzerland 2010 Olympic hockey roster (or variant combos/wordings like Swiss, Oly, suiss...etc)
3- Best of TV polls
4- hockey autographs
5- Cassidy Freeman
6- Anna Torv
8- Jensen Ackles
9- Twilight autographs
10- Rob Pattinson
honorable mentions - Erica Durance, Fringe, autographs, Smallville, Tanith Belbin, Fringe autographs, SGU, Stargate, Kristen Stewart, Josh Jackson
Interesting stat - Not sure which 1 is more random.
4 views for "is Canadagraphs a celebrity" or 2 views for "nude female hockey players wrestling"
Top 10 referring sites
honorable mentions -
http://google.com (seriously..only 14th??)
Interesting stat - I had 158 views from http://patrickgilmore.wordpress.com after he referred to our site in 1 of his blogs encouraging people to vote for him in our TV character league games... it worked I suppose. He won the regular season in his division.
Top 10 visiting countries
Honorable mentions - Philippines, Japan, China (although I think they are mainly spambots), Ukraine, Portugal, Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, Argentina, South Korea, Mexico, Ireland, Hungary, Greece.
Interesting stat - I had 1 visit from Timor-Leste. Thats 1 more than the U.S. had from that country visiting their country in 2010 (US visitors stats dont include government personnel or students, since they are technically, not visiting)
The cast for the CW witch drama "The Secret Circle" have started to descend on Vancouver to start filming episodes for season 1.
Yesterday Phoebe Tonkin (Faye Chamberlain) and Thomas Dekker (Adam Conant) arrived to awaiting fans & autograph hounds alike. Even despite Dekker being stuck in customs for over 2 hours, the castmates both were in great spirits & truly seemed excited to be starting the project. phoebe even went as far as to respond on twitter telling me & another local autograph hound that it was lovely to meet us... You dont get THAT from a lot of celebs these days.
The pilot was done here a few months ago, and that is when I first met Thomas Dekker. Included in this blog is a few pics from that day as well when I met him out for a walk on the town, and later that same night at a wrap party for the TV show Smallville which he was invited to by CW execs.
I also added a few of Brittany Robertson (Cassie Blake) from her days on Life Unexpected.
Other cast such as Gale Harold (Charles Meade), Natasha Henstridge (Dawn Chamberlain) Ashley Crow (Jane Blake), Adam Harrington (Ethan Conant) & Emily Holmes (Amelia Blake) have yet to be seen in town yet. While Shelley Hennig (Diana Meade) was spotted Saturday out for a walk with a friend.
The show starts filming July, 19th. The show will be at Comic-Con later this month as well to promote the project.
A few of you asked if I had anymore Hellcats vid of last nights kissing scene between Gale Harold (Julian) and Aly Michalka (Marti).
Yes I do... but like I told those that asked...this one wasnt as good as the last one because I moved around a bit & my camera lost its focus for a second or two.
But here it is anyways, and an answer to a few other questions I was asked...or read on other sites about it.
1- Why did the scene take 2 hours? Filming is always this way. A simple 20 second scene often takes an hr or two to shoot, as they change angles to shoot it from, almost always it takes more than 1 take, the director may ask them to do it slightly different way each time etc. Plus they filed more than just the part shown in my video, it was the only part I had any angle to shoot. There was 2 other parts to the scene where they continue making out from the door to a wall 15-20 feet away that includes them disrobing each other (partially).
2- What was Gale saying in the scene? No idea. I was about 100 ft away & it was just off a moderately busy st with lots of background noise to drown out any chance of hearing stuff.
3- Why does Marti look different in the two videos from the other post? No idea what you are seeing that makes you think that. It was all from the same take, I just stopped recording for a few seconds because the take prior seemed a lot longer & I didnt want to record 30 seconds of inactivity.
4- when will this air? Rough guess 4-8 weeks. Probably more in the 6-8 weeks timespan.
5- Are they filming the season finale? I do not think so. There is still 1 month of filming left and an epi usually takes about 2 weeks to do... so by my estimates this puts it at the 3rd to last episode.
Now, all that aside....... Another little issue.
The last videos I posted managed to find their way to youtube, photobucket & 2 websites without my permission. The content is on here FOR FREE... so there should be no reason to be stealing it & posting it on your page. Simple link to my article is fine, but downloading the video & re-posting it on your site...even if you "credit" me is not acceptable. I dont post this so you can re-post it & circumvent people coming to this site. TBH I dont know how you are doing it, I was under the impression it was blocked from downloading. If you post the article, thats fine, but any reference to the videos should be a link to the site.
I have already had to put in violation complaints to youtube & photobucket & will be doing the same to 2 websites tomorrow if my simple request to remove them voluntarily isnt met.
Tonight I saw a few scenes for the locally shot CW series Hellcats done.
*****SPOILERS POSTED BELOW IN THE VIDEOS...DONT PROCEED IF YOU WANT TO AVOID ANY SPOILERS*****
Ok, still here? Ok, you have been warned.... soooo here we go.
Earlier scenes were somewhat generic, involving the shows star Aly Michalka & guest stars AJ Michalka (her sister) & Jim Byrnes (from Highlander) at a guitar store that involved Aly chasing out the store after AJ.
But the real big scene was later a block away when Aly's character (Marti) & Gale Harold's character (her professor Julian Parish) shared a little more than the average teacher student relationship does. For more than 2 hours, I saw Aly & Gale do 3 different angles of 1 scene, them kissing. The first angle was however the only 1 that had any potential for shooting. Later angles were done from the other side of the door, thus we couldnt stand where were standing when they were shooting from behind Aly, and the final scene, although I had an angle to shoot it, I would have seemed like a complete ass trying to, since the film crew was mere feet away from me shooting the scene from the exact same spot.
Video attached is split into 2 parts (there was a bit too long of a pause in between parts for my liking).
I was working on a Hellcats blog unrelated to this one as it was, but bumped it for this blog. Pics from todays daytime shoot will be added to that blog later this month.
I occasionally argue with inanimate objects, but I usually win. So its all good.