The Best Comedy Program of 2011 as voted by you the fans was.. The Big Bang Theory.
With 1st & 3rd in the Best actress, and 2nd & 3rd in the Best actor categories for comedies, it comes as no surprise that The Big Bang Theory pulled out Best Comedy honours. The comedy about a group of nerds & the women in their lives has appealed on a massive scale. Whether its because of Sheldon's often too complex ideologies of simple things, Leonard's continual effort to bed a woman far out of his league, Raj's complete inability to even talk to the opposite sex, or Howard's complicated mother issues, the guys of the show always manage to garner laughs. But what has become far more prominent in the past year or so is the inclusion of the female cast into this. With Penny as the lead female, and the object of Leonard's desires, she was generally seen as the "only" main female character on the show, however, this past year or so has watched Bernadette & more recently Amy become just as important to the stories & laughs.
"The Big Bang Theory" opened a strong lead in voting & coasted to an easy victory with over a 200 vote cushion over another CBS sitcom, runner up "How I Met Your Mother". The 3rd place spot was a fight that bounced back & forth several times, but eventually the NBC hit "Community" narrowly edged out "Glee" for the honours, "Psych" rounded out the finalists in 5th..
This category was the only category The Big Bang Theory didnt win in the comedy genre.
Final vote results
The Big Bang Theory 810
How I Met Your Mother 584
Best Of TV Awards 2011 winner for Best Actor in a Comedy is... NEIL PATRICK HARRIS - How I Met Your Mother
The Best Actor in a Comedy of 2011 as voted by you the fans was.. Neil Patrick Harris - How I Met Your Mother.
Neil winning best comedic actor wasnt too big of a stretch for the openly gay man who plays the well dressed womanizing egomaniac on HIMYM. His work as Barney Stinson has been legen...wait for it..... dary since the shows inception. NPH lead the category froms tart to finish, and after being snubbed for a finalist spot in last years first ever awards in the best actor category (genre specific categories didnt exist last year), he earned a win that he truly deserved.
Neil had a stranglehold on the lead for the majority of the poll, although the lead shrank some on the final couple days, as runner up "The Big Bang Theory" star Jim Parsons closed iin, beating out his co-star, 3rd place TBBT cast member Johnny Galecki. The other challengers battled for the other positions far back of these big 3, as Cory Monteith from "Glee' narrowly snagged 4th ahead of a trio of "Community" stars Danny Pudi 5th, Joel McHale 6th & Chevy Chase 7th, Christian Slater on "Breaking In" took 8th, Henry Winkler from "Children's Hospital" snagged 9th and Chris Pratt from "Parks & Recreation" rounded out the finalists.
This category was the only category The Big Bang Theory didnt win in the comedy genre.
Final vote results
Neil Patrick Harris "How I Met Your Mother" 763
Jim Parsons "The Big Bang Theory" 655
Johnny Galecki "The Big Bang Theory" 459
Cory Monteith "Glee' 226
Danny Pudi "Community" 219
Joel McHale "Community" 205
Chevy Chase "Community" 164
Christian Slater "Breaking In" 141
Henry Winkler "Children's Hospital" 110
Chris Pratt "Parks & Recreation" 88
Best Of TV Awards 2011 Winner for Best Supporting Actress is - JULIA MAXWELL - Supernatural
The Best "Supporting" Actress of 2011 as voted by you the fans was.. Julia Maxwell -Supernatural.
Our supporting actress & actor awards had a little different style to it than the mainstream supporting acting awards. Ours was based on appearances, not screen-time. This gave several characters who otherwise might get ignored for their roles, a chance to win for their work. Julia Maxwell as "Eve" on the last season of Supernatural was a little bit of a surprise to me, even as an SPN fan. As voting wound down, it seemed the SPN fans rallied behind many of their finalists, voting for anyone attached to the show. Maxwell was in a very close race with How I Met Your Mother challenger Jennifer Morrison for much of the voting, each leapfrogging the other several times. In the last 2 days, Ms. Maxwell was down by 10 votes, but the SPN fans rallied late in the voting to grab her a win.
Julia narrowly beat out runner up Jennifer Morrison from "How I Met Your Mother". Well back in 3rd was a tie between Jayne Atkinson "Criminal Minds" & Charlyne Yi "House. A similar battle for the final 2 spots was playing out till the last day in voting when "The Killing" star Kacey Rohl, who was last by 3 votes just 48 hrs earlier, pulled away on "Hellcats" Magda Apanowicz in the final day of voting.
This was 1 of the more interesting categories to me, as the high traffic volume I get on this site for Vancouver based shows really seemed to define the finalists. There was a finalist from a cancelled show, another finalist from a show whose only other finalist was another supporting acting category, and the winner was from a show, where her role was, to many fans, not overly relevant..and they all have ties to Vancouver. Add in the runner up is now on a Vancouver based show, and it really shows how my coverage of Vancouver based shows kind of defines the average viewers of my site.
This award also goes down this year as the NARROWEST margain of victory this year. 14 votes.
Final vote results
Julia Maxwell "Supernatural" 450
Jennifer Morrison "How I Met Your Mother" 436
Jayne Atkinson "Criminal Minds" 203
Charlyne Yi "House" 203
Kacey Rohl "The Killing" 170
Magda Apanowicz "Hellcats" 131
Best Of TV Awards 2011 Winner for Best Guest Star - MICHAEL ROSENBAUM - Smallville
The Best Guest Star of 2011 as voted by you the fans was.. Michael Rosenbaum - Smallville.
In the last season of the epic CW hit series Smallville, they brought in a plethora of guest stars from the past seasons to go out with a bang & to boost ratings. None were more prominent & anticipated than the return of Clark Kent's nemesis for several seasons, Lex Luthor, played by Michael Rosenbaum. Rosenbaum returned to the show that boosted his career for 1 final episode, the epic series finale.
Michael beat out another Smallville baddie, "Zod" actor Callum Blue finished 2, ahead of a plethora of Supernatural guest stars. James Marsters 3rd, Genevieve Padalecki 4th, Julian Richings 5th & Alona Tal in 6th. Perhaps too many choices for SPN fans prevented them from fighting for 1st. In 7th was Leverage guest star Mark Sheppard, 8th was How I Met Your Mother guest star Katie Holmes, 9th went to Community guest star Michelle Krusiec, and rounding out the finalists was Jennifer Love Hewitt from Hot In Cleveland.
Final vote totals.
Michael Rosenbaum "Smallville" 833
Callum Blue "Smallville" 749
James Marsters "Supernatural" 611
Genevieve Padalecki "Supernatural" 575
Julian Richings "Supernatural" 476
Alona Tal "Supernatural" 456
Mark Sheppard "Leverage" 298
Katie Holmes "How I Met Your Mother" 195
Michelle Krusiec "Community" 184
Jennifer Love Hewitt "Hot In Cleveland" 181
Best Of TV 2011 Awards FINALISTS - Best comedy, action/drama, sci-fi, animated, and new programs
The finalists for the TV programs in 5 categories have been decided.
Below is a break down of the voting in each category.
Photos of the final vote tallies are at the bottom.
Like last year, the 1st group I went thru had quite low totals. I gotta learn from this, have smaller categories 1st, THEN bigger categories like best shows.... anyways, the results/
BEST ANIMATED (bold = finalist) (vote total - red)
FAMILY GUY 35, FUTURAMA 14, THE SIMPSONS 14, SOUTH PARK 10, BEAVIS & BUTTHEAD 6, PHINEAS & FERB 1 (write in vote), AMERICAN DAD 0, THE CLEVELAND SHOW 0
THE BIG BANG THEORY 26, HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER 24, COMMUNITY 21, PARKS AND RECREATION 16, CHILDRENS HOSPITAL 14, 30 ROCK 12, ITS ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA 12, PSYCH 12, GLEE 10, LOUIE 10, COUGAR TOWN 6, BEING ERICA 5, CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM 5, MODERN FAMILY 5, RULES OF ENGAGEMENT 1, HAPPY ENDINGS 1 (write in vote), UP ALL NIGHT 1 (write in vote), THE MIDDLE 0
DEXTER 20, CRIMINAL MINDS 17, HOUSE 17, BURN NOTICE 15, LEVERAGE 15, JUSTIFIED 13, GOSSIP GIRL 11, COVERT AFFAIRS 10, BREAKING BAD 9, CASTLE 9, HAWAII FIVE-O 8, BONES 7, FLASHPOINT 7, GREY'S ANATOMY 7, CSI 6, LAW & ORDER SVU 6, SONS OF ANARCHY 6, MAD MEN 6, THE MENTALIST 6, HEARTLAND 4, WHITE COLLAR 4, THE LISTENER 3, BLUE BLOODS 2, NIKITA 2, SUITS 2, BOARDWALK EMPIRE 1, BODY OF PROOF 1, IN PLAIN SIGHT 1, PRIVATE PRACTICE 1
SMALLVILLE 77, SUPERNATURAL 48, FRINGE 28, THE WALKING DEAD 17, SANCTUARY 13, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES 13, TRUE BLOOD 10, LOST GIRL 6, EUREKA 2, TODD AND THE BOOK OF PURE EVIL 1, WAREHOUSE 13 1, DOCTOR WHO (write in vote) 1, BEING HUMAN 0
BEST NEW SHOW
BREAKING IN 931, GAME OF THRONES 344, ONCE UPON A TIME 167, GRIMM 124, THE SECRET CIRCLE 117, PERSON OF INTEREST 106, REVENGE 86, UNFORGETTABLE 79, THE KILLING 77, ALPHAS 69, TERRA NOVA 67, HOMELAND 65, NEW GIRL 46, AMERICAN HORROR STORY 44, BREAKOUT KINGS 44 (write in votes), 2 BROKE GIRLS 40, A GIFTED MAN 35, HELL ON WHEELS 22, UP ALL NIGHT 22, PAN AM 20, NECESSARY ROUGHNESS 18, HARRY'S LAW 15, PRIME SUSPECT 14, WHITNEY 12, FALLING SKIES 10 (Write in votes), HAPPY ENDINGS 10, LUCK 9, CHARLIES ANGELS 6, RINGER 5 (write in votes), HART OF DIXIE 2 (write in votes), PLAYBOY CLUB 1 (write in vote), SUITS 1 (write in vote)
The finalists for actors, actresses and other categories will be coming soon.
The voting for the winners and finalists will start sometime in the 2nd week of November.
Last year we had the 2010 Best Of TV Awards, the inagural awards here for it. It was responsible for almost 100,000 votes last year.
Winners were selected in 7 categories lasst year- http://canadagraphs.weebly.com/best-of-tv-awards-polls.html
This year, we have even more categories.
To nominate someone, something or a show in its proper category...you must contact us thru 1 of these 3 ways..
1- THIS BLOG POST (not other posts or the contact section),
2- Or on our official facebook fan page http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/canadagraphsweeblycom/101034953308978
3- Thru twitter by at messaging me at @Canadagraphs or @Canadagraphs2 w hashtag #BOTVA2011
Rule 1- ALL Nominations must be based ONLY on work of episodes that aired for the first time in 2011 prior to October 25th, 2011 (except for new shows- up to Nov. 15th permitted).
Rule 2- You can nominate at all available outlets (facebook, twitter or here) if you so choose to.
Rule 3- Sci-fi category covers anything dealing primarily with paranormal based shows. Regardless if its a comedy or a drama, if its paranormal based...its Sci-fi. This will dissolve the frustrating "Vampire Diaries/True Blood isnt a sci-fi, its a drama" argument of last year. TVD/TB is a sci-fi show, and thus its show & actors will compete in those categories.
Rule 4- You do NOT have to vote in every category...but you must vote in at least 3 for your nominations to count.
Rule 5- you can nominate up to 3 in each category... if you want to nominate more than 3, remember, you can nominate thru twitter, facebook and here.
Rules for each category...
Nominations for TV shows- TV show must have at least 6 episodes in 2011 and can not have debuted in 2011.
Nominations for new TV shows - Have/will debut in 2011 prior to November 15th, 2011
Nominations for best actors/actresses - Must be in at least 8 episodes on the specific show they are being nominated for, in 2011. New show actor/actresses that have yet to meet this requirement can be nominated if they are proven to be regulars and will have more than 8 episodes on that show before the season is scheduled to end.
Nominations for supporting actors/actresesses - Must be in at least 3 episodes, no more than 7 on the specific show they are being nominated for in 2011.
Nominations for guest stars - Must be in 1 and no more than 2 episodes of a specific show they are being nominated for in 2011.
Nominations for favorite character - Must be in at least 3 episodes of a specific TV show that it is being nominated for 2011.
Nominations for favorite non-human co-star or prop - must be in at least 3 episodes of a specific TV show that it is being nominated for in 2011. This category covers anything including... animals, vehicles, electronic devices, weapons, and any other things that are not human that you think may be relevant to a story.
Favorite quote - Must name the actor or character that said it, epi # or title & the program name (so that I can look it up easier to verify its legitimacy) that took place in 2011.
Favorite couple - Name the characters, the show. They must be either married/dating on the show, or hooked up at least once in that season for something more than a 1 off kiss, in 2011.
Best Episode - Name the program and episode # OR title.
Sexiest actor or actress - must have had a speaking role on an episode of a TV show or movie that premiered in 2011
Last years winners (in categories where they are eligible) and the top 2 runners up are already nominated. With main acting categories being divided now, finalists from last year have been put in most relevant category.
BEST COMEDY PROGRAM
The Big Bang Theory
How I Met Your Mother
BEST ACTION/DRAMA PROGRAM
BEST SCI-FI PROGRAM
The Vampire Diaries
BEST CARTOON/ANIMATED PROGRAM
BEST NEW PROGRAM
BEST ACTOR IN ACTION/DRAMA
Taye Diggs - PRIAVATE PRACTIVE
Jeffrey Donovan - BURN NOTICE
BEST ACTOR IN COMEDY
BEST ACTOR IN SCI-FI
Jensen Ackles - SUPERNATURAL
John Noble - FRINGE
BEST ACTRESS IN ACTION/DRAMA
Julianna Margulies - THE GOOD WIFE
Maggie Q - NIKITA
Glenn Close - DAMAGES
BEST ACTRESS IN COMEDY
BEST ACTRESS IN SCI-FI
Anna Torv - FRINGE
Anna Paquin - TRUE BLOOD
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
BEST GUEST STAR
Dean Winchester - SUPERNATURAL
Lois Lane - SMALLVILLE
Castiel - SUPERNATURAL
BEST NON-HUMAN CHARACTER OR PROP
SEXIEST ACTOR (TV or movie)
SEXIEST ACTRESS (TV or Movie)
The majority of the cast from the ABC rookie show "Once Upon A Time" went down to the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con this weekend.
In total, Josh Dallas, Robert Carlyle, Jennifer Morrison, Lana Parrilla & Ginnifer Goodwin went to the event that has become a major promotion tool for TV & movies alike.
On the way to SDCC
We only managed to catch Lana Parrilla on the way down to SDCC. Most of the cast left on a super early flight, so we missed most of them, but Parrilla left later in the day & fortunately, we were there to get her. She told us shes loved playing her role on the show so far & that she hoped we would really love the show. She willingly signed whatever was asked and personalized all of them.
A couple of the hounds lucked out and got Robert Carlyle, Ginnifer Goodwin & Josh Dallas upon returning. I unfortunately was not there for that venture. Later however, Lana Parrilla came thru while I was there, but no one approached her, so I didnt want to bug her just to take a photo.
Last arrival of the evening for the OUAT cast was Jennifer Morrison. JMo instantly saw the row of autograph hounds waiting along the long railed off area inside the airport & didnt even hesitate. Came right over & signed anything she was asked to sign. She was on the flight with a cast member from Eureka, Sally Richardson-Whitfield & Sally asked Jennifer if she was tweeting about heading to Vancouver, which Jen said "no...wait, I think I did". She said she enjoyed comic-con & has so far enjoyed filming. When someone said they really were disappointed she was written off How I Met Your Mother she replied "so was I, it was my favorite job", but that she understood the role was only temporary anyways. Not long after, she was done & on her way.
I occasionally argue with inanimate objects, but I usually win. So its all good.