The Winner of the 2014 Best Of TV Award for Best Youth Actor is.... Isaac Hempstead Wright "Game Of Thrones"
Isaac Hempstead Wright from "Game Of Thrones" wins the 2nd ever Best Youth Actor award and becomes the 2nd Game Of Thrones cast member to win a Youth Award, after Maisie Williams win last year for Youth Actress. Wright brings to life the paralyzed Bran Stark every week on the show. At only 15 years of age, Wright will the opportunity to repeat as champion next year as his character is still active on the show, unlike last years inaugural winner Robbie Kay from "Once Upon A Time" who was killed off.
Runner up this year is last years 3rd place finalist Chandler Riggs "The Walking Dead". Riggs held the vote lead for a little while in the middle of the vote, but eventually gave way to Wright. In 3rd is David Mazouz from "Gotham". Mazouz, like Riggs, had the lead early on, but voting for him slowed down after the 1st couple days and was eventually passed.
In 4th was last years runner up Jared Gilmore "Once Upon A Time". Last years 4th place finalist Nolan Gould "Modern Family" came in 6th this year, and last years 5th place finalist Jake T. Austin "The Fosters" came in 7th this year.
New to the list this year, 5th place Luke Bilyk "Degrassi: The Next Generation", Nick Robinson "Melissa & Joey" & Raphael Alejandro "Once Upon A Time" shared 8th. Charlie Rowe "Red Band Society" gets 10th.
1st ISAAC HEMPSTEAD WRIGHT "Game Of Thrones" 386
2nd CHANDLER RIGGS "The Walking Dead" 316
3rd DAVID MAZOUZ "Gotham" 270
4th Jared Gilmore "Once Upon A Time" 175
5th Luke Bilyk "Degrassi: The Next Generation" 123
6th Nolan Gould "Modern Family" 92
7th Jake T. Austin "The Fosters" 87
8th (tie) Nick Robinson "Melissa & Joey" 47
8th (tie) Raphael Alejandro "Once Upon A Time" 47
10th Charlie Rowe "Red Band Society" 44
The Winner of the 2014 Best Of TV Award for Best Director is.... Jensen Ackles "Soul Survivor" - SUPERNATURAL
I suppose as long as he is willing to direct 1 episode a year, the fans will vote for it. Jensen Ackles, 1 of the stars of "Supernatural" wins his 2nd Best Director award in 3 years for "Soul Survivor" this year. With 1,032 votes it sets a new category record, and 706 vote lead is also a category record.
Well back in 2nd was Director X for a "Lost Girl" episode Waves. John Behring was 3rd for his work on Unthinkable, the "Arrow" season 2 finale. In 4th Thomas J. Wright "Supernatural" Do You Believe in Miracles" managed to syphon 137 votes away from Jensen Ackles. In 5th & 6th were Amanda Tapping’s "Continuum" episodes Wasting Minute & Waning Minute. Neil Marshall "Game Of Thrones" finished 7th for The Watchers Of The Wall. In 8th was Nick Hurran for his work on the "Sherlock" season 3 finale His Last Vow. Pamel Fryman "How I Met Your Mother" nabbed 9th with the episode How Your Mother Met Me. Roundng out the top 10 was Douglas Aarniokoski fr his work on Seeing Red from "Arrow".
1st JENSEN ACKLES "Soul Survivor" - SUPERNATURAL 1032 *New Record*
2nd DIRECTOR X "Waves" - LOST GIRL 326
3rd JOHN BEHRING "Unthinkable" - ARROW 243
4th Thomas J. Wright "Do You Believe In Miracles?" - SUPERNATURAL 137
5th Amanda Tapping "Wasting Minute" - CONTINUUM 129
6th Amanda Tapping "Waning Minute" - CONTINUUM 99
7th Neil Marshall "The Watchers Of The Wall" - GAME OF THRONES 84
8th Nick Hurran "His Last Vow" - SHERLOCK 80
9th Pamela Fryman "How Your Mother Met Me" - HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER 70
10th Douglas Aarniokoski "Seeing Red" - ARROW 52
The Winner of the 2014 Best Of TV Award for Best Episode is.... The Secret Origin Of Felicity Smoak "Arrow"
This years winner for Best Episode is NOT from Supernatural.... seriously. With a new category record 952 votes The Secret Origin Of Felicity Smoak "Arrow" won, beating out the season 2 finale of the same show, Unthinkable by a category record 193 votes. The popularity of the Felicity Smoak character might not be any more apparent than by this win. Simply having her name in the title seemed to be enough for her fans to vote for it despite it clearly not being the best of its own show from the last year. The episode featured the secondary characters backstory about her early day sof her computer hacking and cleverly tied in a current day story related to her past to make it fit.
The runner up was another Arrow episode Unthinkable. The season 2 finale. Perhaps if it was titled "Felicity Smoak's Unthinkable" it would have won instead as it had the lead for a couple days in the middle of the voting. In 3rd was Veritas from "Castle" which led in voting early on till Arrow fans rallied behind their episodes.
Rounding out the top 10 were Like Hell Part 1 "Lost Girl" which was from the "late addition" vote in. Dark Horse "Lost Girl" was 5th. Fan Fiction from "Supernatural" was the highest any SPN episode faired at 6th, Waves "Lost Girl" was 7th, Once Upon A Time In The West "Castle" was 8th, the Arrow/Flash cross over episode for "Arrow" The Brave & The Bold, came in 9th. Rounding out the top 10 was Streets Of Fire from "Arrow".
In my analysis of the semi-final voting I really felt Supernatural, Arrow, Lost Girl & Castle would struggle to win because of vote splitting, yet those shows dominated the entire top 10 list. Only THREE of the top 20 The Flash VS Arrow "The Flash" in 11th, Theres No Place Like Home "Once Upon A Time" & What Lies Buried "Murdoch Mysteries" were the only entries from their shows.
1st THE SECRET ORIGIN OF FELICITY SMOAK "Arrow" 952
2nd UNTHINKABLE "Arrow" 759
3rd VERITAS "Castle" 655
4th Like Hell part 1 "Lost Girl" 531
5th Dark Horse "Lost Girl" 499
6th Fan Fiction "Supernatural" 483
7th Waves "Lost Girl" 479
8th Once Upon A Time In The West "Castle" 462
9th The Brave & The Bold "Arrow" 354
10th Streets Of Fire "Arrow" 328
11th Flash VS Arrow "The Flash" 323
12th End Of A Line "Lost Girl" 233
13th Origin "Lost Girl" 228
14th Theres No Place Like Home "Once Upon A Time" 222
15th That 70s Show "Castle" 199
16th Soul Survivor "Supernatural" 181
17th No Sanctuary "The Walking Dead" 170
18th Do You Believe In Miracles "Supernatural" 168
19th First Born "Supernatural" 153
20th What Lies Buried "Murdoch Mysteries" 145
21st The Sign Of Three "Sherlock" 130
22nd Listen "Doctor Who" 124
23rd Kill Switch "Castle" 107
24th The Empty Hearse "Sherlock" 106
25th Girls, Girls, Girls "Supernatural" 104
26th The Lion And The Rose "Game Of Thrones" 103
27th Seeing Red "Arrow" 84
28th Deep Breath "Doctor Who" 80
29th Paper Moon "Supernatural" 49
30th Mothers Little Helper "Supernatural" 47
The Winner of the 2014 Best Of TV Award for Best Writing is.... Arrow
Congratulations on the inagural winner of the Best Writing award, Arrow. With 1,206 votes the show handily beat its competitors. Runner up was Lost Girl with 724 votes, in 3rd was Castle with 686. Both of which early on had the leads in voting before Arrow took over & never looked back.
The writing team for Arrow has many people on it, but the main writers are Marc Guggenheim, Greg Berlanti & Andrew Kreisberg.
In 4th was Supernatural, just ahead of Hannibal in 5th, another NBC show The Blacklist finished 10th. British shows made an impact on the list with Sherlock in 6th & Doctor Who in 11th. Netflix garnered a finalist, Orange Is The New Black was 7th. Cable giants HBO & AMC had their respective hits Game Of Thrones in 8th & The Walking Dead 9th on the list. The Big Bang Theory was the only network comedy to makethe finals finishing 12th.
1st ARROW (CW) 1,206
2nd LOST GIRL (Showcase) 724
3rd CASTLE (ABC) 686
4th Supernatural (CW) 555
5th Hannibal (NBC) 545
6th Sherlock (BBC One) 260
7th Orange Is The New Black (Netflix) 211
8th Game Of Thrones (HBO) 189
9th The Walking Dead (AMC) 144
10th The Blacklist (NBC) 130
11th Doctor Who (BBC One) 122
12th The Big Bang Theory (CBS) 118
The Winner of the 2014 Best Of TV Award for Best Stunts is.... Arrow
The inagural Best Stunts award goes to "Arrow" from The CW. For a show where jumping off roof tops, motorbike chases while shooting arrows & 3 or more person fight sequences is pretty much the norm, it really is no shocker that Arrow was the winner. Early on in voting (day 1) Agents Of SHIELD & Hawaii Five-0 both held short leads before Arrow took over the lead & never looked back.
The Arrow stunt team consists of many people in front of & behind the scenes, but of note James Bamford the stunt co-ordinator, Simon Burnett, Curtis Braconnier and Atlin Mitchell as the primary stunt team are responsible for much of what you see on the screen every week.
Runner up was Lost Girl. In 3rd was Supernatural. Well back in 4th was Agents Of SHIELD, 5th was Game Of Thrones.
Despite a hot start, Hawaii Five-O finished well back in 6th, just ahead of The Flash which went from last to 7th in the last 48 hrs of voting. The Blacklist came in 8th, Person of Interest was 9th & Doctor Who rounded out the finalists in 10th.
1st ARROW (CW) 1,687
2nd LOST GIRL (Showcase) 985
3rd SUPERNATURAL (CW) 718
4th Agents Of SHIELD (ABC) 344
5th Game Of Thrones (HBO) 278
6th Hawaii Five-0 (CBS) 158
7th The Flash (CW) 136
8th The Blacklist (NBC) 130
9th Person of Interest (CBS) 107
10th Doctor Who (BBC One) 78
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 Winner of the 2014 Best Of TV Award for Sexiest Actress is.... Emily Bett Rickards
Something is for certain this year in the BOTVAs, Arrow fans are making their mark. The Sexiest Actress this year went to the actress from Arrow with a category record 1,365 votes (oddly, exact same total as the Sexiest Actor winner had this year) & 1/4 of all the votes. With 388 more votes than the 2012 Winner Stana Katic, this marks the largest margin of victory in the 4 years of the award. Formerly Erica Durance in 2011 with 176 was the largest margin of victory, Jennifer Lawrence last year had the largest vote total prior to this year with 1114
The 2012 Winner & last years 6th place finalist Stana Katic came in 2nd with 976. Last two years runner up Zoie Palmer finished 3rd this year, and last two years 3rd place finalist Anna Silk finished 4th.
Other finalists from last year, the 2013 Winner Jennifer Lawrence finished in a tie for 5th with 314 votes, Jennifer Morrison (5th) was 9th this year with 93, Kat Dennings (9th) finished 10th this year wth 85 & Anna Torv (11th) finished 14th with 49 votes.
Yvonne Strahovski, a finalist in 2012 returned to finish 11th with 81 votes. Jennifer Love Hewitt, 9th in 2012 & in 2011 finished 13th this year with 59.
Newcomers to the finals, Scarlett Johansson 5th with 314, Lana Parrilla was 7th with 253, Katrina Law was 8th with 124, Jenna Coleman was 12th with 67, Jamie Chung was 15th with 33 votes, and Molly Quinn in her 1st year of eligibility finished 16th with 31.
This is the 4th different winner of the award in the 4 years of its existence.
1st EMILY BETT RICKARDS 1,365 *New Record*
2nd STANA KATIC 979
3rd ZOIE PALMER 664
4th Anna Silk 619
5th Scarlett Johansson 314
5th Jennifer Lawrence 314
7th Lana Parrilla 253
8th Katrina Law 124
9th Jennifer Morrison 93
10th Kat Dennings 85
11th Yvonne Strahovski 81
12th Jenna Coleman 67
13th Jennifer Love Hewitt 59
14th Anna Torv 49
15th Jamie Chung 33
16th Molly Quinn 31
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