The Best Of TV Awards 2013 winner in the category of Best Action or Drama Actor is John Barrowman "Arrow".
A mild upset in thie castegory as the defending 2-time champion was knocked off by 1st time finalist from "Arrow" John Barrowman. With 566 votes Barrowman, who brings vendetta driven evil mastermind Malcolm Merlyn to life on the CW program came roaring from behind. In the early days, was dead last, but came on strong in the final 4 days & especially the last 2 days when he cut a 27 vote defifict to win to eventual runner up Nathan Fillion "Castle" with 556 votes.
In 3rd was the star of "Arrow" Stephen Amell with 474 votes.
In 4th was Alex O'Loughlin "Hawaii Five-O". In 5th was Mads Mikkelsen "Hannibal". In 6th was Jonny Lee Miller "Elementary". In 7th was James Spader "The Blacklist". In 8th was Matthew Gray Gubler "Criminal Minds". In 9th was Jim Caviezel "Person Of Interest". In 10th was Hugh Dancy "Hannibal".
Day 1 had Mikkelsen with the lead twice, Amell, O'Loughlin & Fillion also held leads. Day 2 had Mikkelsen & Amell switch leads. Day 3 & 4 was Fillion leading. Day 5, 6 & 7 was Fillion & Barrowman flipping leads several times before Barrowman took the lead with about 3 hours left & never gave it back.
John Barrowman winning by only 10 votes is a category record for smallest margain of victory. Previous record was 132 held by Nathan Fillion in 2011.
1st JOHN BARROWMAN "Arrow" 566
2nd Nathan Fillion "Castle" 556
3rd Stephen Amell "Arrow" 474
4th Alex O'Loughlin "Hawaii Five-O" 302
5th Mads Mikkelsen "Hannibal" 287
6th Jonny Lee Miller "Elementary" 275
7th James Spader "The Blacklist" 271
8th Matthew Gray Gubler "Criminal Minds" 268
9th Jim Caviezel "Person of Interest" 255
10th Hugh Dancy "Hannibal" 221
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