It is October which means 1 thing... no, not that pumpkin spiced beverages & snacks are abundant, it means its time to start thinking about the year ending awards for TV shows.. the Best Of TV Awards.
The 5th annual awards will take place throughout the next 2 to 3 months, but before we can have you all voting for your favorites in a record categories this eyar, we need nominees 1st.
Like years prior, there are some people/shows etc that are automatically nominated based on the following criteria
Automatically nominated IF
- Won a BOTVA previously in the selected category in any year, and is eligible this year in that category.
- Was a finalist for the 2013 BOTVA in the selected category and is eligible this year in that category.
- Won or was runner up for a May Madness title in any given year and is still eligible this year.
Situations where a winner/finalist from last year (or a prior year), most likely in the actors categories, has moved from a regular down to a recurring or guest star role, or vice a versa, I may opt to move them to the category they now are eligible in automatically.
ALL NOMINEES MUST BE ELIGIBLE IN THE CATEGORY THEY ARE BEING NOMINATED FOR... IT IS YOUR JOB TO READ THE RULES OF THE CATEGORY TO MAKE SURE YOU NOMINATE THEM IN THE RIGHT ONE.
People who nominate someone/show in the wrong category may very well have their entire nomination ballot, or just the selected error, discarded.
(Best Program categories. All shows that DEBUTED in 2014 are eligible for Best New Program category ONLY. Programs in English are only permitted. Internet only programs are eligible for the categories they belong in.)
BOLD AND GREEN TEXT - Winner in Category in 2013
GREEN TEXT - Winner in Category prior to 2013
BOLD AND BLUE/GREEN TEXT - Winner in different category in 2013 now eligible in this category
BLUE/GREEN TEXT - Winner in different category prior to 2013 now eligible in this category
* - Finalist or Winner in a different category in 2013 now eligible in this category.
BEST ACTION OR DRAMA PROGRAM
Arrow (CW), Castle (ABC), Criminal Minds (CBS), Elementary (CBS), Greys Anatomy (ABC), Hannibal (NBC), Hawaii Five-O (CBS), Person Of Interest (CBS), Rookie Blue (ABC), The Blacklist (NBC), The Mentalist (CBS)
BEST SCI-FI/FANTASY PROGRAM
Agents Of SHEILD (ABC), Almost Human (FOX), Dracula (NBC), Continuum (Showcase), Doctor Who (BBC), Game Of Thrones (HBO), Haven (Syfy), Lost Girl (Showcase), Once Upon A Time (ABC), Orphan Black (Space), Sleepy Hollow (FOX), Supernatural (CW), The Tomorrow People (CW), The Walking Dead (AMC), Under The Dome (CBS)
BEST COMEDY PROGRAM
2 Broke Girls (CBS), Community (NBC), Glee (FOX), How I Met Your Mother (CBS), Modern Family (ABC), New Girl (FOX). Parks & Recreation (NBC) , Psych (USA), The Big Bang Theory (CBS),
BEST ANIMATED PROGRAM *new - returning*
BEST NEW TV PROGRAM
(Best Actor/Actress nominees must have a MINIMUM 8 episodes in the 2014 calendar year on the show they are being nominated for. Anyone with 7 or less belong in the recurring or guest star categories. Actors or actresses on NEW shows from the 2014-15 fall season may not have 8 episodes yet, but can be nominated for actor/actress categories if it reasonably expected that number will be obtained before 2014 ends. If I believe the nominee wont make that mark, I will relegate them to the recurring or guest star category)
BEST ACTOR IN AN ACTION OR DRAMA PROGRAM
John Barrowman "Arrow", Stephen Amell "Arrow", Nathan Fillion "Castle", Matthew Gray Gubler "Criminal Minds", Jonny Lee Miller "Elementary", Alex O'Loughin "Hawaii Five-O", Hugh Dancy "Hannibal", Mads Mikkelsen "Hannibal", Jim Caviezel "Person Of Interest", James Spader "The Blacklist"
BEST ACTOR IN A SCI-FI OR FANTASY PROGRAM
Stephen Lobo "Continuum", Victor Webster "Continuum",
Peter Dinklage "Game Of Thrones", Nikolaj Coster-Waldau "Game Of Thrones"*, Eric Balfour "Haven",
Robert Carlyle "Once Upon A Time", Tom Mison "Sleepy Hollow", Jensen Ackles "Supernatural",
Jared Padalecki "Supernatural", Misha Collins "Supernatural", Norman Reedus "The Walking Dead"
BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY PROGRAM
Danny Pudi "Community", Chris Colfer "Glee", Neil Patrick Harris "How I Met Your Mother", Jason Segel "How I Met Your Mother", Jake Johnson "New Girl", James Roday "Psych", Timothy Omundson "Psych", Jim Parsons "The Big Bang Theory", Simon Helberg "The Big Bang Theory"
BEST ACTRESS IN AN ACTION OR DRAMA PROGRAM
Emily Bett Rickards "Arrow", Stana Katic "Castle",
Lucy Liu "Elementary", Ellen Pompeo "Grey's Anatomy", Grace Park "Hawaii Five-O", Amy Acker "Person Of Interest", Kerry Washington "Scandal"
BEST ACTRESS IN A SCI-FI OR FANTASY PROGRAM
Rachel Nichols "Continuum", Lexa Doig "Continuum", Emilia Clarke "Game Of Thrones", Emily Rose "Haven", Zoie Palmer "Lost Girl", Anna Silk "Lost Girl", Ksenia Solo "Lost Girl", Lana Parrilla "Once Upon A Time", Jennifer Morrison "Once Upon A Time", Emilie de Ravin "Once Upon A Time", Tatiana Maslany "Orphan Black"
BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY PROGRAM
Kat Dennings "2 Broke Girls", Alison Brie "Community", Lea Michele "Glee", Jane Lynch "Glee", Alyson Hannigan "How I Met Your Mother", Cobie Smulders "How I Met Your Mother", Zooey Deschanel "New Girl", Kaley Cuoco "The Big Bang Theory",
Mayim Bialik "The Big Bang Theory", Melissa Rauch "The Big Bang Theory"
BEST RECURRING ACTOR (min. 3 to max. 7 appearances)
Adam Copeland "Haven", Kris Holden-Ried "Lost Girl"*, Raphael Sbarge "Once Upon A Time", Michael Socha "Once Upon A Time In Wonderland"
BEST RECURRING ACTRESS (min. 3 to max 7 appearances)
Bex Taylor-Klaus "Arrow", Celina Jade "Arrow"*, Gillian Anderson "Hannibal", Sarah Bolger "Once Upon A Time", Alaina Huffman "Supernatural"
BEST GUEST STAR (min 1 to max 2 appearances)
Natalie Dormer "Elementary"*. Kacey Rohl "Hannibal"*, Osric Chau "Supernatural"*
BEST YOUTH ACTOR (under 20 years old at start of 2014 - min. 3 appearances)
Nolan Gould "Modern Family", Jared Gilmore "Once Upon A Time", Jake T. Austin "The Fosters", Chandler Riggs "The Walking Dead"
BEST YOUTH ACTRESS (under 20 years old at start of 2014 - min. 3 appearances)
Taissa Farmiga "American Horror Story", Bex Taylor-Klaus "Arrow", Maisie Williams "Game Of Thrones", Sophie Turner "Game Of Thrones", Brighton Sharbino "The Walking Dead"
BEST TALK SHOW HOST
Conan O'Brien, Ellen DeGeneres, Jon Stewart, Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, Stephen Colbert
(Best Episode must state the shows title and have had its 1st airing in 2014.
Best Director must include the episode title and show name, and have aired in 2014.
Best Non-Human Character Or Prop refers to ANY character or prop that is NOT acted by a human... otherwords - just because a character is non-human (aka - an angel, devil etc) they are not eligible if an actual actor plays the part.
Best Couple is any coupling on a show that has shared a romantic moment in 2014, or is acknowledged as a "couple" on the show... DO NOT nominate a "ship" you like if there is no proof they had a romantic encounter in 2014. Minimum standard for a romantic encounter would be at least 1 kiss.
Best Writing will be for the show as an entirety, not an individual writer, or episode. Best Stunts is for the show as an entirety, not for an individual person or episode.)
BEST NON-HUMAN CHARACTER OR PROP
Rumplestiltskins Dagger "Once Upon A Time", The Jolly Roger "Once Upon A Time", The Blueberry "Psych", Men Of Letters Cave "Supernatural", The Impala "Supernatural"
Richard Castle & Kate Beckett "Castle", Kurt Hummel & Blaine Anderson "Glee", Lily Aldrin & Marshall Eriksen "How I Met Your Mother", Dr. Lauren Lewis & Bo "Lost Girl" Prince Charming & Snow White "Once Upon A Time", Mr. Gold & Belle "Once Upon A Time", Shawn Spencer & Juliet O'Hara "Psych",
Sheldon Cooper & Amy Farrah Fowler "The Big Bang Theory", Penny & Dr. Leonard Hofstadter "The Big Bang Theory", Damon Salvatore & Elena Gilbert "The Vampire Diaries"
BEST WRITING *new*
BEST STUNTS *new*
(Favorite TV Show is any show that aired an original episode in 2014. Favorite TV Character is any TV Character on an episode that originally aired in 2014. Sexiest actor/actress is any living actor/actress who worked in 2014 in TV or movies at least 18 years of age)
FAVORITE TV SHOW
Arrow (CW), Castle (ABC), Continuum (Showcase), Doctor Who (BBC), Fringe (FOX), Games Of Thrones (HBO), Hannibal (NBC), Hawaii Five-O (CBS), Lost Girl (Showcase), Orphan Black (Space), Once Upon A Time (ABC), Sleepy Hollow (FOX), Supernatural (CW), The Big Bang Theory (CBS), The Walking Dead (AMC)
FAVORITE TV CHARACTER
Felicity Smoak - ARROW
Oliver Queen/The Hood - ARROW, Richard Castle - CASTLE, Kate Beckett - CASTLE, Sherlock Holmes - ELEMENTARY, Tyrion Lannister - GAME OF THRONES, Arya Stark - GAME OF THRONES, Kurt Hummel - GLEE, Dr. Hannibal Lecter - HANNIBAL, Barney Stinson - HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, Bo - LOST GIRL, Dr. Lauren Lewis - LOST GIRL, Kenzi - LOST GIRL, Captain Hook - ONCE UPON A TIME, Mr. Gold / Rumplestiltskin - ONCE UPON A TIME, Regina Mills/Evil Queen - ONCE UPON A TIME, Ichabod Crane - SLEEPY HOLLOW, Castiel - SUPERNATURAL, Dean Winchester - SUPERNATURAL, Sam Winchester - SUPERNATURAL, Crowley - SUPERNATURAL, Dr. Sheldon Cooper - THE BIG BANG THEORY, Amy Farrah Fowler - THE BIG BANG THEORY
Benedict Cumberbatch, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Colin O'Donoghue. Gale Harold, Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Johnny Depp, Mads Mikkelsen, Misha Collins, Stephen Amell, Tom Mison
Anna Silk, Anna Torv, Emily Bett Rickards, Jennifer Lawrence, Jennifer Morrison, Kaley Cuoco, Kat Dennings, Nina Dobrev, Olivia Wilde, Stana Katic, Zoie Palmer
TO NOMINATE A CANDIDATE - Not hard at all. Simply have to add the nominee(s) and the category/categories below in the comments section.
You can nominate multiple people per category. BUT BE SURE YOU ARE NOMINATING THEM FOR THE RIGHT CATEGORIES. If you get 1 wrong, I could discard your whole nomination (probably wont, just saying I could)
Also - DO NOT nominate people already nominated. One Nomination IS ALL that is needed. More than 1 will not do anything other than slow me down in preparing the BOTVAs.
NOMINATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED!
VOTING FOR THE 2014 BOTVA'S STARTS NOVEMBER 4, 2014 HERE
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