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
The Best Youth Actor & Actress categories are both new to the awards, and so far, the enthusiasm amongst some of the nominees has been far greater than any of the other categories. No less than 10 of the semi-finalsts either tweeted to their followers on twitter to vote, or retweeted the post I made about them qualifying.
On the male side, the semi-final leader was also the 1st round leader. From "Once Upon A Time" the recently offed Peter Pan character actor Robbie Kay had a sizable lead at 570 votes, more than doubling his closest rival, his castmate & temporary Peter Pan Jared Gilmore who finished with 217 votes. In 3rd was the growing up faster than he ever should have Carl from "The Walking dead" actor Chandler Riggs with 182 votes. Nolan Gould from "Modern Family" was the only other challenger to crack 100 votes with 104 votes, in 5th was Jake T. Austin from "The Fosters" at 81 votes.
The rest of the finalists are Rowan Longworth "Fringe" & Shane Harper "Good Luck Charlie"
Missing the finals - closest to the group was Rowan Longworth "TheKilling" by 10 votes.
On the female side, like the mens side the 1st round winner also led the 2nd round in votes. "Game Of Thrones" attitude filled surviving Stark daughter Arya actress Maisie Williams took the lead with 231 votes. In 2nd was another attitude filled teen, this time Bex Taylor-Klaus, who plays the street-wise Sin from "Arrow" with 199 votes. Sandwiching Taylor-Klaus was another "Game Of Thrones" stark daughter, as Sophie Turner, who plays the elder daughter rounds out the top 3 with 197. Molly C. Quinn from "Castle" was 4th with 165 votes & another Bex Taylor-Klaus selection for her work on "The Killing" rounded out the top 5 with 145 votes.
The rest of the finalists include Taissa Farmiga "American Horror Story", Brighton Sharbino "The Walking Dead" & Gage Golightly "Teen Wolf".
Missing the finals - AnnaSophia Robb "The Carrie Diaries" missed out by 6 votes & Ariana Grande "Victorious" by 16 were the closest of the rest of the semi-finalists.
The finals wills tart January 5 , 2014 HERE
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