Best Of TV Awards 2015 - Round 2 Semi-Finals results & FINALISTS for Best Writing, Stunts & Talk Show Host
The 2015 Best Of TV Awards are about to start the Finals soon. The 6th annual BOTVA's are still closing out some polls for the run off round before we advance to the finals. We've already shattered the previous record for votes in the first round combined. With over 487,000 votes. The 2015 BOTVA's all time record of 575,000 votes in a year.
The Semi-Final rounds for Best Talk Show Host, Writing & Stunts categories took place a couple weeks ago.
Here are the complete results (BOLD nominees have qualified for the Finals)
Best Talk Show Host
ELLEN DEGENERES 475
JIMMY FALLON 304
JON STEWART 151
CONAN O'BRIEN 129
JOHN OLIVER 123
STEPHEN COLBERT 122
David Letterman 103 Trevor Noah 70
PERSON OF INTEREST 242
AGENTS OF SHIELD 184
THE 100 114
ONCE UPON A TIME 107
AGENT CARTER 101
LOST GIRL 87
THE BLACKLIST 84
THE BIG BANG THEORY 79
DOCTOR WHO 76
THE WALKING DEAD 72
GAME OF THRONES 71
How To Get Away With Murder 67 Orphan Black 65 Orange Is The New Black 53 iZombie 52 Mr. robot 38 The Goldbergs 31 Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt 30 Modern Family 29 Better Call Saul 16 X Company 15
PERSON OF INTEREST 484
THE FLASH 276
AGENTS OF SHIELD 205
ONCE UPON A TIME 193
LOST GIRL 187
THE WALKING DEAD 158
GAME OF THRONES 152
HAWAII FIVE-0 124
Supernatural 94, Hannibal 78, Doctor Who 54, The Blacklist 40, The Player 25
The Best Talk Show Host category again looks like it will be dominated by Ellen Degeneres.. The only winner of this award in the 3 years of its existence seems poised to take it again. The two time runner up Jimmy Fallon finds himself finishing 2nd again to Ellen in this round. Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert and Conan O'Brien all make the finals for a fourth time, along with John Oliver in his 2nd finals. Last years field had 8 finalists, this year only 6. Former 2X finalists David Letterman and Jimmy Kimmel both missed the finals with Kimmel not even making the semi-finals.
The Best Writing Category has most of the same shows that made the inagural awards final round last year. Only Orange Is The New Black and the currently inactive Sherlock did not make it back to this years finals. A few new shows to the finals made the finals this year. Person of Interest and Agents Of SHIELD were strong contenders, both finishing in the top 4 in the semi-finals.
Another pack of four newcomers to the finals followed not too much furtner behind, The 100, Once Upon A Time, Agent Carter & Daredevil all made the finals as well. Last years winner, Arrow, is back in the finals as the vote leader in the semi-finals, after a modest 5th place showing in the opening round. In a rare feat, Arrow actually increased its vote total from round 1 where there was no limit to voting, to round 2 where there was a 1 per voting restriction. the two opening round voting goliaths, hannibal & Person of Interest had somewhat different round 2 successes. While both qualified for the finals, POI managed to stick around in 2nd, while Hannibal fell back to 10th. last years runner up, Lost Girl also qualified, but barely, sneaking in down at 11th.
The Best Stunts Category also won by Arrow last year looks poised for a possible repeat performance this year. Much like the writing category, almost everyone from last year is back. Only Supernatural didnt make it back to the finals this year, being replaced by newcomer Daredevil. The difference between last year & this year seems to be who the contenders to Arrows title might be. Last years runner ups Lost Girl and the eliminated Supernatural dropped considerably this year, while two also rans in the finals last year Person Of Interest and The Flash find themselves going into the finals as the contenders.
The Final round of the 2015 Best Of TV Awards will be under way with some categories soon. Each voting round will last 3 to 6 days..
Voting, and a complete list of nominees in all categories can be found HERE
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