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 Action or Drama Actress is Stana Katic "Castle".
Unlike her male co-star Stana Katic "Castle" managed to hold on for the 3-peat in her category. Kate beckett, the character Stana Katic brings to life every week on the ABC crime-drama had an adventurous year that saw her character get engaged. With 564 votes Katic managed to eek out a narrow win over finalist newcomer Emily Bett Rickards "Arrow" wth 560 votes.
In 3rd was Lucy Liu "Elementary" with 414 votes.
In 4th was Celina Jade "Arrow". In 5th was Amy Acker "Person of Interest". In 6th was Grace Park "Hawaii Five-O". In 7th was Ellen Pompeo "Grey's Anatomy". In 8th was Taraji P. Henson "Person Of Interest". In 9th was Kacey Rohl "Hannibal". In 10th was Kerry Washington "Scandal".
Day 1 had Amy Acker, Celina Jade both with short leads, while Stana Katic & Emily Bett Rickards held the leads for longer periods. Day 2 thru 4 Katic held the lead. Day 5 Katic & Rickards. Day 6 Katic had the lead, and never gave it up, despite the race getting as close as 2 votes in the final hour.
Stana Katic win by only 4 votes is the smallest margain of victor yin the category. Previous record was 251 by Stana Katic in 2011
1st STANA KATIC "Castle" 564
2nd Emily Bett Rickards "Arrow" 560
3rd Lucy Liu "Elementary" 414
4th Celina Jade "Arrow" 327
5th Amy Acker "Person Of Interest" 296
6th Grace Park "Hawaii Five-O" 270
7th Ellen Pompeo "Grey's Anatomy" 243
8th Taraji P. Henson "Person Of Interest" 195
9th Kacey Rohl "Hannibal" 188
10th Kerry Washington "Scandal" 175
The Best Action Or Drama Program, Actor & Actress categories, previously dominated by Castle, seems to have some new blood this year.
Best Action Or Drama Program semi-final voting was led by a 2nd year show, Arrow with 445 votes. The 2X defending champ Castle was 2nd with 257, Hawaii Five-O came in 3rd with 190. Rounding out the top 5 were Person of Interest & Criminal Minds.
The rest of the finalists are - Elementary, Grey's Anatomy, The Mentalist, Breaking Bad & Rooke Blue.
Missing the finals - Rizzoli And Isles by 9 votes, White Collar by 14 votes & Downton Abbey by 17 votes. The 2010 champ Dexter, in its final season finished a distant 31 votes back. Former 2X finalist Burn Notice was 36 votes back.
Best Action Or Drama Actor semi-final voting had 4 lead changes, but "Arrow" star Stephen Amell led with 373 votes. Mads Mikkelsen "Hannibal" came in 2nd with 281 votes. Another "Arrow" star John Barrowman was 3rd with 262 votes. The 2X Winner in this catgory Nathan Fillion "Castle" was 4th & Hugh Dancy "Hannibal" round out the top 5.
The rest of the finalists are - Alex O'Loughlin "Hawaii Five-O", Jim Caviezel "Person of Interest", Jonny Lee Miller "Elementary", Matthew Gray Gubler "Criminal Minds" & James Spader "The Blacklist"
Missing the finals - Shemar Moore "Criminal Minds" by 8 votes, Paul Blackthorne "Arrow" by 17 votes. Simon Baker "The Mentalist" 18 votes out & Colton Haynes "Arrow" 19 votes back. Finalist last year Michael Emerson "Person Of Interest" was 43 votes back & Bruce Campbell "Burn Notice" was 74 votes out. Former 2X finalist Jeffrey Donovan "Burn Notice" was 81 votes back.
Best Action Or Drama Actress category semi-finals was led by "Arrow" star Emily Bett Rickards with 374 votes. In 2nd is the defending 2X champ Stana Katic "Castle" with 250 votes. Back in 3rd was Ellen Pompeo "Grey's Anatomy" with 193 votes. Rounding out the top 5 were Taraji P. Henson "Person Of Interest" & Lucy Liu "Elementary"
The rest of the finalists are - Kacey Rohl "Hannibal", Amy Acker "Person of Interest", Grace Park "Hawaii Five-O", Celina Jade "Arrow" & Kerry Washington "Scandal".
Missing the finals - Katie Cassidy "Arrow" by 9 votes. Emily Deschanel "Bones" 11 votes. Finalists last year Jennifer Carpenter "Dexter" was 39 votes back, Mireille Enos "The Killing" was 41 votes back.
The finals begin TONIGHT. You can vote HERE
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