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
The Winner of the 2014 Best Of TV Award for Best Talk Show Host is.... Ellen Degeneres
Ellen wins her 3rd straight honour. With 1849 votes, which breaks her previous record 1590 from last year. The 1155 vote margin however just narrowly falls short of last years 1179 vote margin.
Early on (and I mean still on day 1) Jon Stewart had a sizable lead & looked like he might challenge Ellen this year. Eventually though, her fans started to come thru & took over the lead by late ind ay 1 & never looked back.
For the 2nd year in a row Jimmy Fallon finished 2nd well back. His 694 votes is a new record for a runner up. Jon Stewart moves up 1 spot to 3rd this year from his 4th from last year while Stephen Colbert moves down to 4th from his 3rd place spot last year in his final year of hosting The Colbert Report. Conan O'Brien remains in 5th again this year. Jimmy Kimmel stays 6th.
David Letterman finishes 7th returning to the finals after missing them last year.
Newcomer to the finals John Oliver finished 8th in his 1st year.
1st ELLEN DEGENERES "Ellen Degeneres Show" 1849
2nd JIMMY FALLON "The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon" 694
3rd JON STEWART "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" 341
4th Stephen Colbert "The Colbert Report" 219
5th Conan O'Brien "Conan" 209
6th Jimmy Kimmel "Jimmy Kimmel Live" 186
7th David Letterman "Late Show With David Letterman" 133
8th John Oliver "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" 128
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 Non-Human Character Or Prop & Talk Show Host
Vote totals are in RED
Finalists are in BOLD TEXT
Best Non-Human Character Or Prop
THE TARDIS "Doctor Who" 228
THE IMPALA "Supernatural" 219
DARYL'S CROSSBOW "The Walking Dead" 163
RUMPLESTILTSKINS DAGGER "Once Upon A Time" 158
MICHONNE'S KATANA "The Walking Dead" 139
SONIC SCREWDRIVER "Doctor Who" 105
THE FLASH SUIT "The Flash" 103
BEAR "Person Of Interest" 102
THE FIRST BLADE "Supernatural" 82, KEIRA'S SUIT "Continuum" 61, THE GTO "Republic Of Doyle" 26
Best Talk Show Host
ELLEN DEGENERES 403
JIMMY FALLON 226
STEPHEN COLBERT 109
JON STEWART 105
JIMMY KIMMEL 99
CONAN O'BRIEN 70
JOHN OLIVER 63
DAVID LETTERMAN 53
SETH MEYER 33, SHARON OSBOURNE 27, BILL MAHER 18
For the 1st time since this caregory was introudced, The Impala from Supernatural did not win a round. The TARDIS from Doctor Who won this round in its 1st ever year of being nominated, despite being on the air throughout the existence of the BOTVA's. Only 2 of last years finalists, The Impala and last years runner up Rumplestiltskin's Dagger made the finals this year. In fact, Bear from Person of Interest is the ONLY other semi-finalist from last year to even make it this year.
On the talk show host side. Nothing much changes. Ellen Degeneres again looks poised for a 3rd consecutive title as she handily won the semi-finals, as she has in the previous years. All of last years finalists made this years finals as well. Also making it are newcomer John Oliver, and retiring legend David Letterman, who did not even make the semi-finals last year.
The Finals for these categories will take place in January 2015 HERE
Best Of TV Awards 2014 - Opening round results for Best Writing, Stunts, Talk Show Host. Sexiest Actor and Actress.
The 2014 Best Of TV Awards opening round is winding down as the last group of the record 27categories is currently being voted on by you, the fans HERE.
With 23 of the categories already wrapped... here is the results from several of the categories.
Best Writing, Stunts and Talk Show Host. As well as Sexiest Actor & Actress category results below.
Names BOLDED are moving on to the semi-finals which start next week. Just a reminder, the next 2 rounds is NOT unlimited voting & there is no more write in/nominations. If your favorite did not get selected in round 1, sorry. There was a month of nominations and a few days of voting to have nominated them enough to get in. Lots of originally non-nominated challengers are in the semi-finals. Write In Vote campaigns in Best Writing for Arrow, Lost Girl & Hannibal managed to get them onto the ballot mid-vote & qualified for the 2nd round. Lost Girl also got their stunt team into round 2 with a write in campaign. Tom hardy & Tom Hiddleston for sexiest actor, and Katrina Law for sexiest actress also qualified on the strength of write in campaigns.
Arrow 357, Lost Girl 267, Murdoch Mysteries 175, Supernatural 174, Orange Is The New Black 102, Game Of Thrones 99, The Goldbergs 87, Sherlock 75, Hannibal 74, Person Of Interest 70, Castle 65, The Big Bang Theory 62, The Walking Dead 59, Doctor Who 54, The Blacklist 54, Republic Of Doyle 47, How To Get Away With Murder 43, Criminal Minds 41, The Newsroom 34, Psych 31
The Killing 28, True Detective 27, American Horror Story 26, House Of Cards 19, Fargo 17, Continuum 12, Veep 10, Louie 8, Episodes 7, Mad Men 7, Orphan Black 6, Silicon Valley 4, Gotham 3, Brooklyn Nine-Nine 2, New Girl 2, 12 shows with 1 vote.
Supernatural 137, Arrow 136, Hawaii Five-O 132, Lost Girl 108, Game Of Thrones 103, Agents Of SHIELD 95, Doctor Who 53, The Flash 50, The Blacklist 47, NCIS 44, Person Of Interest 43, Sam & Cat 41, Psych 37, Chicago Fire 37, Continuum 36, Grimm 32, Almost Human 31, The Tomorrow People 30
Outlander 26, Brooklyn Nine-Nine 18, Community 14, Revolution 13, Blue Bloods 12, Legends 12, Shameless 9, It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia 7, The 100 5, Castle 2, Scorpion 2, 5 shows tied with 1 vote.
Ellen DeGeneres 261, Jon Stewart 141, Jimmy Fallon 106, Stephen Colbert 68, John Oliver 52, Conan O'Brien 40, Jimmy Kimmel 38, Sharon Osbourne 36, David Letterman 32, Bill Maher 26, Seth Meyers 23
Sara Gilbert 17, Barbara Walters 13, David Steinberg 13, Craig Ferguson 11, Kelly Ripa 9, Steve Harvey 1
Jensen Ackles 201, Mads Mikkelsen 283, Nathan Fillion 184, Kris Holden-Ried 167, Chris Pine 141, Chris Colfer 128, Benedict Cumberbatch 104, Christian Kane 94, Stephen Amell 92, Jared Padalecki 91, Hugh Dancy 84, Misha Collins 77, Shemar Moore 76, Colin O'Donoghue 71, Norman Reedus 68, Tom Mison 67, Tom Hiddleston 67, Grant Gustin 66, Chris Pratt 63, Chris Evans 60, Jamie Dornan 59, Joel Kinnaman 58, Tom Hardy 58, Andrew Lincoln 57, Johnny Depp 57, Tom Riley 57, Josh Jackson 56, Yannick Bisson 56, Iam Somerhalder 55, Matt Smith 55, Henry Cavill 54, Colton Haynes 54, Neil Patrick Harris 54
Aaron Paul 44, Chris Hemsworth 42, Charlie Hunnam 40, Martin Freeman 40, Ryan Gosling 39, Alex O'Loughlin 37, Damian Lewis 37, Karl Urban 35, Scott Caan 35, Kit Harington 34, Robbie Amell 32, Tom Welling 31, Barry Sloane 29, Gabriel Mann 29, Jim Parsons 29, Luke Mitchell 29, Connor Paolo 28, Freddie Highmore 28, Jesse Spencer 28, Joshua Bowman 28, Matthew Gray Gubler 28, Rick Cosnett 28, Ryan Reynolds 28, Patrick Dempsey 28, Paul Wesley 27, Allan Hawco 26, Thomas Gibson 26, Travis Fimmel 26, George Eads 25, Joseph Morgan 25, Julian Morris 25, Ryan Kwanten 25, Jonny Harris 24, Thomas Craig 24, Dylan O'Brien 21, Gale Harold 19, Josh Dallas 14, John Barrowman 6, Sean Maguire 4, David Ramsey 3, Jim caviezel 3, Michael Weatherley 3, Max Adler 2, 20 nominees tied with 1.
Zoie Palmer 1647, Anna Silk 351, Stana Katic 161, Emily Bett Rickards 98, Jennifer Lawrence 88, Scarlett Johansson 82, Anna Torv 72, Jennifer Morrison 71, Helene Joy 66, Jenna Coleman 65, Kat Dennings 64, Molly Quinn 59, Alison Brie 57, Emily Kinney 56, Lana Parrilla 55, Jamie Chung 55, Jennifer Love Hewitt 54, Anna Faris 54, Melissa Rauch 54, Yvonne Strahovski 54, Aly Michalka 53, Erica Durance 48, Sarah Bolger 46, Georgina Reilly 43, Katrina Law 43
Emma Stone 36, Lea Michele 36, Lauren Cohan 35, Elizabeth Henstridge 34, Laura Vandervoort 33, AJ Cook 32, Phoebe Tonkin 32, Olivia Munn 31, Summer Glau 31, Chloe Bennet 29, Olivia Wilde 28, Emily VanCamp 27, Ashley Tisdale 26, Alaina Huffman 24, Kaley Cuoco 24, Katie Cassidy 23, Krystin Pellerin 23, Rachel Bilson 23, Sarah Carter 23, Ashley Benson 22, Lyndsy Fonseca 21, Nina Dobrev 21, Emily Rose 20, Gillian Jacobs 20, Kristin Kreuk 20, Allison Williams 19, Danielle Fishel 19, Caity Lotz 19, Malin Akerman 19, Margot Robbie 19, Minka Kelly 19, Lauren Graham 18, Paget Brewster 18, Katy Mixon 17, Missy Peregrym 17, Sarah Michelle Gellar 14, Ksenia Solo 13, Georgina Haig 13, Melissa Fumero 5, Rachel Nichols 5, Caroline Dhavernas 4, Zoe Saldana 3, Rachel Skarsten 3, Charlotte Ross 2, Nicole Beharie 2. 28 nominees tied at 1.
The Best Of TV Awards 2013 winner in the category of Best Talk Show Host is Ellen Degeneres.
The defending champion once again obliterated the competition as the host of The Ellen Show, Ellen Degeneres was the only daytime talk show host in the finals for the 2nd consecutive year. With a total of 1590 votes Ellen had more than the other 5 finalsts combined. Runner up Jimmy Fallon, after not even making the finals last year managed to snag 2nd with 411 votes.
In 3rd was Stephen Colbert from "The Colbert Report" with 359 votes.
Rounding out the finalists Jon Stewart, last years runner up was 4th. Conan O'Brien was 5th. Jimmy Kimmel was 6th
This award was never in question, as Degeneres had the lead from the 1st few minutes of the vote & never looked back.
Ellen Degeneres 1590 votes crushed last years record of 452. Degeneres win differential of 1179 was the largest of this year.
1st ELLEN DEGENERES 1590
2nd Jimmy Fallon 411
3rd Stephen Colbert 359
4th Jon Stewart 290
5th Conan O'Brien 233
6th Jimmy Kimmel 223
Best Of TV Awards 2013 results for semi-finals of Best Non-Human Character Or Prop and Best Talk Show Host Categories
This years Best Non-Human Character Or Prop category looks like it will be business as usual for the current defending 2X champion.
The "Supernatural" Impala with 2 consecutive titles crushed its semi-final competition with 682 votes, more than double its closes challenger, the "Supernatural" Men Of Letters Bunker at 292 votes. Rounding out the top 3 is Rumplestiltskins Dagger from "Once Upon A Time" only 20 votes back at 272. Another OUAT object was 4th, as Captain Hooks ship, The Jolly Roger snagged 4th, ahead of compact business car The Blueberry from "Psych".
Missing the finals this year by 25 votes was the "Community" monkey Annies Boobs, a finalist the 2 years prior. The Machine (a finalist last year) & Bear from "Person Of Interest" were right behind. Well back in last was The Pale Horse from "Hell On Wheels"
The Best Talk Show Host category is in its 2nd year, but it doesnt look like much has changed from the 1st one last year.
Ellen Degeneres again is crushing the challengers in both rounds, with 580 votes this round. Way back in 2nd with 210 votes is Jimmy Fallon (didnt even make the finals last year). In 3rd is Stephen Colbert at 152 votes. Conan O'Brien, Jon Stewart & Jimmy Kimmel round out the finalists this year.
Missing the finals - Chelsea Handler & James Lipton, neither of whom were really very close to the lead pack.
The finals will start January 5 , 2014
Best Of TV Awards 2013 - 1st round voting for Best Youth Actor & Actress , Talk Show Host & Sexiest Actor & Actress categories
The newest categories in the Best Of TV Awards polls were for youth actors (under the age of 20 at the start of 2013)
In the youth actress category there was not a lot of suprises in the top 3 as the Stark daughters from "Game Of Thrones" sandwiched the daughter of the lead character on "Castle". Maisie Williams with 381 votes took the top spot in round 1, her potrayal of the tougher than her age Arya Stark won out over Molly C. Quinn and her potrayal of Richard Castle's daughter Alexis. Sophie Turner, the other "Stark Daughter" on Game Of Thrones rounded out a relatively predictable top 3.
The popularity of "The Walking Dead" & "Arrow" were not overlooked by the voters. Brighton Sharbino (sister of Saxon Sharbino from "Touch" another nominee) from The Walking Dead & Bex Taylor-Klaus (who also was nominated for her breakout role on "The Killing") on Arrow rounded out the top 5.
Other semi-finalists included Ariana Grande who got in with both her roles on "Victorious" & "Sam & Cat", Debby Ryan "jessie", Taissa Farmiga (younger sister of Emmy Nominated actress Vera Farmiga) "American Horror Story", Saxon Sharbino "Touch", Freya Tingley "Hemlock Grove", AnnaSophia Robb "The Carrie Diaries", Bex Taylor-Klaus "The Killing", Gage Golightly "Teen Wolf" & Elizabeth Gillies "Victorious"
On the male side. A lot of the top vote getters got there thru either themselves, or die-hard fans tweeting to their fans to vote.
Robbie Kay as fairy tale character Peter Pan on "Once Upon A Time" took top spot with 1707 votes. Sean Giambrone nabbed 2nd for his portrayal of "The Goldbergs" lead character Adam Goldberg. 3rd went to another OUAT cast member as Jared Gilmore, aka - Henry Spencer, took the spot by merely 13 votes.
Shane Harper from "Good Luck Charlie" was narrowly beaten out for 3rd. With nearly twice as many votes as 5th place contender Chandler Riggs from "The Walking Dead".
Other semi-finalists included Tayden Marks "Hell On Wheels", Nick Robinson "Melissa & Joey", Jake T. Austin "The Fosters:, Maxim Knight "Falling Skies", Demetrius Joyette "Degrassi The Next generation", Leon Thomas III "Victorious", Rowan Longworth "Fringe" & "The Killing", Nolan Gould "Modern Family" & Connor Jessup "Falling Skies".
In the Best Talk Show Host category, there was little suprise in the leader.
Last years runa way winner, Ellen Degeneres again had a sizable lead in round 1 with 1337 votes, more than trip 2nd place conteder Stephen Colbert from "The Colbert Report". Jon Stewart from "The Daily Show" rounds out the top 3.
Other semi-finalists include Jimmy Fallon, James Lipton, Conan O'Brien, Chelsea Handler & Jimmy Kimmel.
Despite a strong write in campaign & 91 ballot votes after being added Craig Ferguson was 19 votes short of making it to the next round.
The sexiest actor & actress categories, the only categories where movie stars are eligible are often hotly contested, this year seems no different after round 1.
On the actress side.
Last years runner up came out swinging in round 1, as Zoie Palmer from "Lost Girl" took the top spot in the opening round with 8,592 votes, almost 2000 votes ahead of 2nd, her co-star Anna Silk. "Catching fire" hottie Jennifer Lawrence rounded out the top 4 well back.
Others tto break the 1000 vote barrier, Ksenia Solo, Katie Cassidy & Anna Torv.
The rest of the semi-finalists are Lana Parrilla, Alaina Huffman, Jennifer Morrison, Kat Dennings, Olivia Wilde, Kaley Cuoco, Stana Katic (last years winner), Emily Bett Rickards, Erica Durance (2011 winner), Ashley Benson, Sarah Bolger, Yvonne Strahovski, Shay Mitchell, Alison Brie, Nina Dobrev (via write in votes) Sarah Michelle gellar, Olivia Munn, Molly Quinn, Anna Faris & Melissa Rauch.
The only top 10 finalist from last year (and the year before) to not make it this year was Jennifer Love Hewitt.
Also should be noted, many write in nominees with 1, 2 or 3 votes maybe were missed, due to the MASSIVE amount of people who clearly are idiots & write in voted people already on the ballot, or men, thus making it almost impossible to correctly count all the votes. I tallied all the ones who clearly had larger totals, but those with less than 4, its possible I might have missed a few of you, sorry, it was just impossible to get thru ALL the votes, as there was 1336 write in votes & more than 1/2 of them were ineligible or already on the ballot. I will have more on this issue, and fall out from it when I do a blog on the entire first round later.
On the mens side. Well. Something is clearly evident this year, the most decorated person in our 3 years of awards might be in for a fight this year for his categories. Two time sexiest actor winner Jensen Ackles finished a sobering 5th in round 1, and 2 competitors had more than double his vote total.
Misha Collins, Jensens co-star on "Supernatural" lead the way narrowly, with a total of 20,928 votes, edging out "The Vampire Diaries" star Paul Wesley and his 20,353 votes. Currently uneployed Gale Harold rounds out the top 3 with 14,829 votes.
There was a 4th person with over 10,000 votes this round, Ian Somerhalder. Jensen Ackles was 5th, ahead of his other co-star Jared Padalecki.
The rest of the semi-finalists are Kris Holden-Ried, Christopher Heyerdahl, Benedict Cumberbatch, Colin O'Donoghue, Tom welling, Johnny Depp, Chris Hemsworth, Shemar Moore, Tom Riley, Dylan O'Brien, Hugh Dancy, Martin Freeman, Chris Pine, Tom Mison, Chris Evans, Mads Mikkelsen (via write in votes) Stephen Amell, Thomas Gibson & Nathan Fillion.
Two of last years top 10 did not make it to the semi-finals, Joshua Jackson, a 2X top 10 finalist, and Henry Cavill.
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