The Winner of the 2014 Best Of TV Award for Best Action Or Drama Program is.... Arrow (CW)
Last year Arrow beat the defending two time champion Castle to win the honour, it was a mild upset. This year, Arrow returns to the top and it seemed like a foregone conclussion through much of the voting. With this win, Arrow nabs 9 Awards this year. While the show spent much of 2014 killing off characters close to the shows lead character Oiliver Queen, the shows fans have become a nearly unstoppable force on these awards. With 2587 votes, the show sets a new categorry record for most votes, and largest margin of victory 1,499 over runner up 2011 & 2012 winner Castle with 1088 votes. In 3rd is Sherlock in its 1st finals with 772 votes.
In 4th was Covert Affairs with 531 votes in the shows 1st & seemingly only finals appearance on news that it has been canceled. In 5th is Person Of Interest with 358 votes. In 6th Criminal Minds, the only show to be in all 5 finals for the category, down from 3rd last year. In 7th this year is Hannibal in its first finals appearance. In 8th is The Blacklist in its 1st year of eligibility after finishing 6th in the new program category last year. In 9th is Murdoch Mysteries, the 1st ever show to make the finals for Canadian station CBC. In 10th is Hawaii Five-O, down from 7th & arking the shows worst finish in the category in its 4 years in the finals.
1st ARROW (CW) 2587
2nd CASTLE (ABC) 1088
3rd SHERLOCK (BBC One) 772
4th Covert Affairs (USA) 531
5th Person of Interest (CBS) 358
6th Criminal Minds (CBS) 333
7th Hannibal (NBC) 238
8th The Blacklist (NBC) 206
9th Murdoch Mysteries (CBC) 160
10th Hawaii Five-O (CBS) 115
The Winner of the 2014 Best Of TV Award for Best Action or Drama Actor is.... Christopher Gorham "Covert Affairs"
It seemed a foregone conclussion that this years winner would be from Castle or Arrow based on the first two rounds of voting & years prior voting. Instead Christopher Gorham "Covert Affairs" pulls out a quite frankly, unexpected win. Gorham who brings to life blind CIA officer Auggie Anderson on the show pulled out all the stops to win. Using twitter & the social celebrity networking site WhoSay to encourage fans to vote for him. This is the 1st time Best Action or Drama Actor Award has been won by someone from a show that has no other awards. This is Covert Affairs 1st & only award as the show recently was canceled by USA.
Runner up Stephen Amell "Arrow" was 3rd last year narrowly beat out the 2013 winner, his co-star John Barrowman by 4 votes. Fair to say the vote split of these 2, and the other 2 Arrow cast on the ballot had some play in this years winner.
In 4th is the 2 time winner of the award Nathan Fillion "Castle". Well back in 5th is James Spader "The Blacklist" in his 2nd finals appearance, up from last years 7th. In 6th is Mads Mikkelsen "Hannibal" down 1 spot from 5th last year. In 7th is Yannick Bisson "Murdoch Mysteries" in his 1st ever finals apperance. In 8th is Alex O’Loughlin "Hawaii Five’O" dropped from the 4th place finish of last year in his 3rd consecutive finals appearance. In 9th is Ben McKenzie from the rookie hit "Gotham". In 10th is Hugh Dancy "Hannibal" finishing in the same place he did last year. In 11th & 12 are 2 more "Arrow" cast in their first finals appearances, Colton Haynes 11th & Paul Blackthorne 12th.
1st CHRISTOPHER GORHAM "Covert Affairs" 1792
2nd STEPHEN AMELL "Arrow" 1557
3rd JOHN BARROWMAN "Arrow" 1553
4th Nathan Fillion "Castle" 1084
5th James Spader "The Blacklist" 305
6th Mads Mikkelsen "Hannibal" 193
7th Yannick Bisson "Murdoch Mysteries" 169
8th Alex O’Loughlin "Hawaii Five-O" 141
9th Ben McKenzie "Gotham" 124
10th Hugh Dancy "Hannibal" 105
11th Colton Haynes "Arrow" 87
12th Paul Blackthorne "Arrow" 53
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 Action or Drama Actor, Actress & Program
Best Action or Drama Actor
STEPHEN AMELL (Arrow) 633
CHRISTOPHER GORHAM (Covert Affairs) 403
JOHN BARROWMAN (Arrow) 399
MADS MIKKELSEN (Hannibal) 390
NATHAN FILLION (Castle) 361
ALEX O'LOUGHLIN 228 (Hawaii Five-O) 228
HUGH DANCY (Hannibal) 199
PAUL BLACKTHORNE(Arrow) 189
COLTON HAYNES (Arrow) 187
YANNICK BISSON (Murdoch Mysteries) 177
JAMES SPADER (The Blacklist) 150
BEN MCKENZIE (Gotham) 137
JON HUERTAS (Castle) 126, JOHNNY LEE MILLER (Elementary) 119, MATTHEW GRAY GUBLER (Criminal Minds) 116, JIM CAVIEZEL (Person Of Interest) 115, SHEMAR MOORE (Criminal Minds) 112, DAVID TENNANT (Gracepoint) 102, PATRICK DEMPSEY (Grey's Anatomy) 96, ALLAN HAWCO (Republic Of Doyle) 50
Best Action or Drama Actress
EMILY BETT RICKARDS (Arrow) 648
STANA KATIC (Castle) 376
SUSANNA THOMPSON (Arrow) 254
CAITY LOTZ (Arrow) 178
WILLA HOLLAND (Arrow) 174
LUCY LIU (Elementary) 173
PAULEY PERRETTE (NCIS) 168
GRACE PARK (Hawaii Five-O) 165
MAGGIE SMITH (Downton Abbey) 154
HELENE JOY (Murdoch Mysteries) 144
AMY ACKER (Person Of Interest) 136
KATIE CASSIDY (Arrow) 133
MOLLY QUINN (Castle) 128, MARISKA HARTIGAY "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit) 117, MEGAN BOONE (The Blacklist) 107, ELLEN POMPEO (Grey's Anatomy) 99, KERRY WASHINGTON (Scandal) 93, VERA FARMIGA (Bates Motel) 90, GEORGINA REILLY (Murdoch Mysteries) 67, ERICA DURANCE (Saving Hope) 54, KRYSTIN PELLERIN (Republic Of Doyle) 37, MONICA POTTER (Parenthood) 35
Best Action or Drama Program
COVERT AFFAIRS 344
HAWAII FIVE-O 234
MURDOCH MYSTERIES 173
CRIMINAL MINDS 157
PERSON OF INTEREST 154
THE BLACKLIST 150
ELEMENTARY 129, RIZZOLI & ISLES 126, GREY'S ANATOMY 105, THE MENTALIST 90, DOWNTON ABBEY 81, CHICAGO FIRE 74, REVENGE 72, THE NEWSROOM 68, REPUBLIC OF DOYLE 51, PARENTHOOD 45, THE KILLING 43
The Best Action or Drama actor category had 1 of the few notable upsets of recent memory last year when secondary star John barrowman of Arrow beat out his own shows lead, and the defending 2 time winner Nathan Fillion from Castle to take the award. This year, those same top 3 finalists from last year are back & in the serious mix for this years honour. Joining them are 1st time finalist Christopher Gorham from Covert Affairs who finished 2nd to Stephen Amell from Arrow for the semi-final vote, and Mads Mikkelsen from hannibal, who finished 4th, a spot higher than he finished in the finals of last years vote. While the top 5 from last year all made the finals this year, the bottom half of last years top 10 was not so lucky, only 7th place James Spader from The Blacklist & 10th place Hugh Dancy from hannibal is returning. Ousted were Johnny Lee Miller of Elementary, Matthew Gray Gubler from Criminal Minds and Jim Caviezel from Person of Interest. New to the party besides Gorham are, Paul Blackthorne and Colton Haynes from Arrow, giving them FOUR finalists. Yannick Bisson from Murdoch Mysteries, and Ben McKenzie from the rookie drama Gotham.
The Best Action Or Drama Actress category has been the "Stana Katic Award" since its inception in 2011 as the actress from Castle has won all 3 times, making her the only actor or actress to win her award every year since its existence. But this year, it might not go her way if Emily Bett Rickards from Arrow has any say in it. The leading vote getting in the semi-finals had more than Katic & 3rd place fellow Arrow cast member Susanna Thompson combined. Three more Arrow cast made the finals with Caity Lotz in 4th, Willa Holland in 5th & Katie Cassidy in 12th, giving Arrow FIVE finalists. Surely vote splitting will be a major concern for the finalists there, giving Katic a bit of a chance still as she was the only finalist from Castle with Molly Quinn just missing out by 5 votes. Despite the seemingly lopsided rrow & Stana Katic race, there are other contenders. Lucy Liu from Elementary finished 3rd last year in the finals to Katic & Rickards, and comes in this year in 6th in the semi-finals. Amy Acker of Person Of Interest was also a finalist last year, finishing 5th and narrowly made it in this year in 11th. Grace Park finished 6th last year & finished 8th in this years semi-finals. Other newcomers besides the 4 newcomers from Arrow include Pauley Perrette from NCIS, Maggie Smith from Downton Abbey and Helene Joy from Murdoch Mysteries. Two finalists from last year Ellen Pompeo from Grey's Anatomy & Kerry Washington from Scandal failed to make the finals this year, along with Celina Jade from Arrow & Taraji P. Henson from Person Of Interest who are no longer eligible.
The Best Action or Drama Program category will again look like a fight between the defending champion Arrow & the former 2 time champion Castle. Perennial contender Criminal Minds finished 3rd last year and finished 8th in the semi-final voting to make it 5 consecutive years in the finals, the ONLY Drama to have done so. Last years New Program runner up Hannibal finished 3rd in the semi-final vote, cementing itself as a contender this year. In 4th is 1st time finalist Covert Affairs. Joining Covert Affairs on the 1st time finalist list is Sherlock, Murdoch Mysteries & The Blacklist. Only 5 of last years finalists made it to the finals this year. Missing the mark this time were retired Breaking Bad, along with Rookie Blue, Elementary, Grey's Anatomy & The Mentalist.
The Finals for these categories will take place in January 2015 HERE
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