The Best Supporting Actor of 2012 as voted by you the fans was.. JIM BEAVER "SUPERNATURAL".
Our Supporting actor/actress awards of course are a bit different than the mainstream awards. With a requirement of no less than 3, and no more than 7 episode appearances in the calendar year, you get a various assortment of notable & less notable people nominated. While everything was coming up Crowley this year, 1 thing that didn't for the actor portraying him, Mark Sheppard, was another win as supporting actor. This year was all about Bobby, as his Supernatural co-star Jim Beaver, a mainstay on the show for many years was killed off & essentially, bumped from regular to supporting category Beaver and Sheppard were in a dogfight till about the last day, when Beaver took a bigger lead & never looked back. With 7 finalists, there was 4 from SPN & 2 from Fringe. The shows combined for 4 of the top 5 spots last year, and had the top 4 & 5 of 6 spots this year.
Jim Beaver beat runner up Mark Sheppard by only 47 votes, 3rd place Fringe star Michael Cerveris was 126 votes behind and only 24 votes ahead of 4th place finalist "Supernatural" Ty Olsson. 5th was nabbed by "Dexter" actor Ray Stevenson 128 votes back & only 8 votes ahead of 6th Jared Harris from "Fringe".
Jim Beaver gives "Supernatural" its 2nd consecutive win here, and manage to at the same time beat the defending champion. With 4 finalists, this is the 2nd ever category where a show has managed 4 finalists, both times it was Supernatural (2011 Guest Star). Mark Sheppard & Michael Cerveris were the only repeat finalists..
Final vote totals
Jim Beaver "Supernatural" 478
Mark Sheppard "Supernatural" 431
Michael Cerveris "Fringe" 305
Ty Olsson "Supernatural" 281
Ray Stevenson "Dexter" 153
Jared Harris "Fringe" 145
Osric Chau "Supernatural" 88
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