The Winner of the 2014 Best Of TV Award for Best Recurring Actress is.... Alaina Huffman "Supernatural"
Alaina Huffman with 624 votes joins the ranks of Julia Maxwell, Rachel Miner & Felicia Day as "Supernatural" alum to win the Best Recurring Actress Award. Just like their male cohorts, SPN has won every single award on the womens side for the recurring categories. Huffman, a repeat finalist in this category, finished 3rd last year. Without Felicia Day or Anna Torv from "Fringe" to compete against this year, she won quite handily ahead of another Supernatural alum Erica Carroll in 2nd with 429 votes. In 3rd, last years 4th place finalist Gillian Anderson "Hannibal" with 361 votes, Anderson held the lead breifly opening day, then was passed by Huffman & never again did the lead change.
In 4th was Katrina Law "Arrow" just ahead of "Lost Girl" star Anna Silk in a very shocking 5th. In 6th was last years 5th place finalist, and this years Best Youth Actress winner, Bex Taylor-Klaus from "Arrow". In 7th, another "Lost Girl" actress Ksenia Solo. Finishing 8th was "Murdoch Mysteries" star Arwen Humphries. In 9th was Celina Jade for "Arrow" just ahead of Alex Kingston, also from "Arrow".
1st ALAINA HUFFMAN "Supernatural" 624
2nd ERICA CARROLL "Supernatural" 429
3rd GILLIAN ANDERSON "Hannibal" 361
4th Katrina Law "Arrow" 187
5th Anna Silk "Lost Girl" 171
6th Bex Taylor-Klaus "Arrow" 164
7th Ksenia Solo "Lost Girl" 121
8th Arwen Humphries "Murdoch Mysteries" 90
9th Celina Jade "Arrow" 77
10th Alex Kingston "Arrow" 70
The 2014 Best Of TV Awards Semi-Finals are now Closed. The Finals for the 5th annual BOTVA's will begin in early 2015.
But 1st we need candidates to compete in the finals.
The results below are for the categories of Best Recurring Actor & Actress
Vote totals are in RED TEXT
Finalists are in BOLD TEXT
Best Recurring Actor
TAHMOH PENIKETT (Supernatural) 419
TRAVIS AARON WADE (Supernatural) 272
BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH (Sherlock) 243
BRANDON ROUTH (Arrow) 229
CURTIS ARMSTRONG (Supernatural) 183
KRIS HOLDEN-RIED (Lost Girl) 171
J.R. RAMIREZ (Arrow) 159
MARTIN FREEMAN (Sherlock) 152
KEVIN ALEJANDRO (Arrow) 143
DAVID NYKL (Arrow) 114
ENRICO COLANTONI (Person Of Interest) 94
MICHAEL RAYMOND-JAMES (Once Upon A Time) 78
BILL PAXTON (Agents Of SHIELD) 66, MICHAEL SOCHA (Once Upon A Time) 59, RAPHAEL SBARGE (Once Upon A Time) 52, RYAN ROBBINS (Continuum) 45, KURT FULLER (Psych) 40, ROBIN DUNNE (Defiance) 38, PETER STORMARE (The Blacklist) 36, ADAM COPELAND (Haven) 26
Best Recurring Actress
ALAINA HUFFMAN (Supernatural) 314
KATRINA LAW (Arrow) 247
ERICA CARROLL (Supernatural) 221
GILLIAN ANDERSON (Hannibal) 160
ANNA SILK (Lost Girl) 156
KSENIA SOLO (Lost Girl) 147
CELINA JADE (Arrow) 136
ARWEN HUMPHRIES (Murdoch Mysteries) 136
ALEX KINGSTON (Arrow) 131
BEX TAYLOR-KLAUS (Arrow) 105
SUMMER GLAU (Arrow) 98, MEGHAN ORY (Once Upon A Time) 86, DIANA RIGG (Game Of Thrones) 76, CYNTHIA ADDAI-ROBINSON (Arrow) 68, ZOIE PALMER (Lost Girl) 51, SUSAN BLOMMAERT (The Blacklist) 28
the Recurring Actor category has historically been the "favorite Supernatural Recurring actor" category as 3 different SPN actors have won the title, this year seems like nothing will change there. Tahmoh Penikett & Travis Aaron Wade look like they are in a race to see who will will. Of course, if Sherlock fans ever catch on in the finals, dont count out Benedict Cumberbatch, who because of the shortened seasons of Sherlock finds himself in this category without any complaints from his fans. Brandon Routh from Arrow, Curtis Armstrong from Supernatural and Kris Holden-Ried from Lost Girl all seem like they are within striking distance of making a run at the award as well.
The Recurring Actress category. Historically known as the "favorite Supernatural Recurring actress" category with 3 seperate winners from the show in the past taking the award may be that again. But unlike on the mens side of the category, there does seem to be someone from outside the show looking to play upset. Katrina Law from Arrow finds herself sandwiched between last years 3rd place finalist Alaina Huffman & Erica Carroll from Supernatural in the top 3. 4th place in the finals went to Gillian Anderson from Hannibal, and she finds herself going into the finals again as a 4th place contender. Last years 5th place finalist Bex Taylor-Klaus from Arrow sneaks into the finals by just 7 votes, making it 3 repeat finalists in this category this year. Anna Silk & Ksenia Solo from Lost Girl made the finals, however last years Best Sci-Fi or Fantasy Actress Zoie Palmer did not because of the voting penalties.
I am going to take a moment here to talk about the voting penalties. I had 1 specific person whine A LOT about this. She went thru the trouble of making a long winded excuse why its unfair to Lost Girl specifically and post it on the blog post about the penalties, then when she was proven wrong with my reply, she took back to twitter (where she had badgered me with dozens of tweets PRIOR to the blog post) to bitch & whine about how unfair it is. She then posted a 22 paragraph rant on tumblr, and was again proven wrong with my 37 paragraph reply, and chose to delete my reply from her posts replies. I have no doubt that if this psycho had spent the same time SUPPORTING her favorites, instead of trying to coerce me to ignore the penalties that the shows fans earned, then perhaps the person most impacted by this, Zoie Palmer, would have made the finals of this category. I am quite confident this particular fanbase was capable of scrounging up 60 or so votes, they certainly do most times. To be honest, I thought even with the penalty levied against her, this was still going to be a cakewalk for the actress. Instead, her fans threw a temper tantrum, told people others they werent supporting these awards (like a person with a few 100 twitter followers is a vital endorsement... I dont even think with my 6000 followers I am a vital endorsement of ANYTHING). This 1 particular psycho spent HOURS trying to coerce, bully and defame me to change my mind. As you can see by the results, I did not. Perhaps her, and her supporters, and the fans of THIS SHOW SPECIFICALLY will understand in the future to read rules, and follow them. Instead of, as she put it "ASSUME" things would be how they want them to be. I openly stated I hope these penalties affect at least 1 of the shows candidates from making a finals just to make sure they understand the severity of their punishment... well, they paid for it big time. Choosing the category that they likely valued the most next to best couple to boycott cost them the chance to see their favorite win back to back years in different categories, to be the 1st non-SPN winner of the category. History could have been made. Instead, they whined. Just like Breaking Bad fans did when the show wasnt eligble for the Emmys 1 year, and Fringe fans did last year when their leads were ineligible for the main actor/actress categories, just as Sherlock fans did this year.....wait, correction. I never heard a peep out of ANY of those fanbases over those. Ok, stepping off my soapbox now.
The Finals for these categories will take place in January 2015 HERE
The Best Of TV Awards 2013 winner in the category of Best Recurring Actress is Felicia Day "Supernatural".
For a 3rd year in a row, a "Supernatural" lady nabbed the award which used to be the "Supporting" award, but was rebranded this year to a more appropriate depiction of the award. Felicia Day reprised her tech savvy, fantasy game loving lesbian character Charlie Bradbury 3 times in 2013 which made her eligible for the Recurring award,, a finalist fr the Guest Star award last year, Day this time won her award with 699 votes. Well back in 2nd, Anna Torv "Fringe" with only 3 episode of the sci-fi hit in the year 2013 was eligible for this award instead of the top sci-fi actress honour. She nabbed 348 votes.
In 3rd Alaiana Huffman "Supernatural" with 319 votes.
Gillian Anderson "Hannibal" was 4th, Bex Taylor-Klaus "Arrow" was 5th. Amanda Tapping "Supernatural" was 6th. Jamie Chung "Once Upon A Time" 7th. Lisa Edelstein "Castle" was 8th. Sarah Bolger "Once Upon A Time" was 9th. Natalie Dormer "Elementary" was 10th.
Bex Taylor-Klaus & Anna Torv both had short leads on day 1, but eventually Felicia Day too the lead & never surrendered it.
Felicia Day set a new category record for bvotes with 699, breaking the previous mark from 2012 by Rachel Miner "Supernatural" of 526. Day also set a new record for largest margain of victory with 321. Previous record was 169 by Rachel Miner in 2012.
1st FELICIA DAY "Supernatural" 699
2nd Anna Torv "Fringe" 348
3rd Alaina Huffman "Supernatural" 319
4th Gillian Anderson "Hannibal" 295
5th Bex Taylor-Klaus "Arrow" 275
6th Amanda Tapping "Supernatural" 273
7th Jamie Chung "Once Upon A Time" 246
8th Lisa Edelstein "Castle" 220
9th Sarah Bolger "Once Upon A Time" 207
10th Natalie Dormer "Elementary" 186
The Best Recurring Actor And Actress categories for 2013 have been dominated by Supernatural in the past years (both actress & actor titles having gone to them - Maxwell, Sheppard 11 & Miner, Beaver 12) but could there be a new show inning something this year?
The recurring actress category looks poised for a non-Supernatural winner this year, if the semi-final voting is any clue.
Gillian Anderson "Hannibal" led all actresses in the nomination round, and now in the semi-final voting with 244 votes. Runner up this round was a 2012 Best Guest star finalist Felicia Day "Supernatural" with an even 200 votes. Jamie Chung "Once Upon A Time" came in 3rd at 178 votes. A tie for 4th between Sarah Bolger "Once Upon A Time" & Lisa Edelstein "Castle" round out the top 5.
The rest of the finalists are - Amanda Tapping "Supernatural", Anna Torv "Fringe", Alaina Huffman "Supernatural", Bex Taylor-Klaus "Arrow" & Natalie Dormer "Elementary"
Missing the finals - Emma Lahana "Haven" by just 4 votes, Summer Glau "Arrow" by just 6 & Caity Lotz "Arrow" 12 back.
Finalist last year in the category Yvonne Strahovski "Dexter" was 20 votes out of the finals this year for the same role.
Finalist in 2011 in the same category with a different show Magda Apanowicz "Continuum" missed by 37 votes.
On the recurring actor side. The Supernatural dominance seems to still be there.
Osric Chau "Supernatural" a finalist last year, jumped out to a fast large lead & held on in the semi-finals with 204 votes. Raphael Sbarge "Once Upon A Time" made a late surge from nowhere to take 2nd at 174 votes. John Noble "Fringe" a staple of the best actor category (only 1 of 2 actors to make the finals 4 straight years in a category. Other - Jensen Ackles) in years past, now competing for the recurring role in the shows final season had 109 votes. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau "Game Of Thrones" & David Richmond-Peck "Orphan Black" round out the top 5.
The rest of the semi-finalists are - Josh Jackson "Fringe", Richard Madden "Game Of Thrones", James Marsters "Warehouse 13", Adam Copeland "Haven" & Michael Socha "Once Upon A Time In Wonderland".
Missing the finals - Matt Frewer "Orphan Black" by just 5 votes, Mark Pelelgrino "The Tomorrow People" by 8 votes & Peter Gadiot "Once Upon A Time In Wonderland" by 11. 2X finalist Michael Cerveris "Fringe" was 20 votes out, finalist last year Sage Brocklebank "Psych" was 37 back. 2011 finalist for a different show Ben Cotton "The Killing" 42 votes back.
The finals started January 5, 2014 in some categories. The Recurring categories will open later today.
You can vote HERE
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