Best Of TV Awards 2015 - WINNER - Best Couple - SAMANTHA GROVES/ROOT & SAMEEN SHAW "Person of Interest"
The 2015 Best Of TV Awards Winner for Best Couple Samantha Groves/Root & Sameen Shaw (Amy Acker & Sarah Shahi) "Person Of Interest".
This years Best Couple winner is technically not even a couple.... but met the categories dynamics (something a specific fan base in the opening round had trouble understanding). Samantha Groves, aka Root and another member of Team Machine Sameen Shaw won the Best Couple based off the 1 kiss they shared last year in episode 411 after a lot of suggestions from Root that they should be together, which till that moment Shaw had ignored. While the deranged "couple" still havent found each other since then, the fans of the couple known as "Shoot" (reasonably named considering the duos penchant for guns & just happens to be a combination of Shaw & Root) havent stopped hoping.
In 2nd was last years super couple, the 2014 BOTVA winners Oliver Queen & Felicity Smoak "Arrow". The popularity of this couple, known as Olicity with a select part of the shows fandom is not in dispute. In 3rd was the 2012 Winners Richard Castle & Kate Beckett "Castle", known as Caskett by their fans. In 4th was Robin Hood & Regina Mills "Once Upon A Time" in their 1st ever finals in this category known as Outlaw Queen with their fandom. Clarke Griffin & Lexa The Commander "The 100" in their 1st ever finals in this category Clexa as they are known by the fans finished 5th.
6th place found the 2011 & 2013 Winners Bo Dennis & Lauren Lewis "Lost Girl" in their 5th consecutive finals. Doccubus had never finished worse than 2nd prior to this year. In 7th was Barry Allen & Iris West "The Flash" known as WestAllen by the fans. This is the 2nd finals in a row for Barry Allen, who made it last year with Felicity Smoak, while Iris West is here for the 1st time. Another "Once Upon A Time" couple in 8th as Captain Hook & Emma Swan. "Captain Swan" finished 4th last year. In 9th is the on again off again couple of Steve McGarrett & Catherine Rollins "Hawaii Five-0" down 1 spot from where McRoll finished last year. 10th was Sheldon Cooper & Amy Farrah Fowler "The Big Bang Theory" The couple known as ShAmy were finalists in 2012 & 2013, but missed last years finals.
Prince Charming & Snow White "Once Upon A Time" were back for a 3rd time. Snowing made the finals prior in 2011 and 2013. Thea Queen & Roy Harper "Arrow" made the finals for a 2nd consecutive year.
Sam Swarek & Andy McNally "Rookie Blue" known as McSwarek by the fans made the finals for the 1st time. Santana Lopez and Brittany Pierce "Glee" known as Brittana to the fans, made the finals in the shows last year of eligibility.
Voting for this award saw 4 different leaders over the 1st two days. Clexa, Caskett, Olicity and Shoot all had the lead at different times. Eventually Shoot pulled away in the final couple days. This is the 2nd award (Sexiest Actress) of these BOTVAs for Amy Acker (the actress who plays Root) and 3rd honour (2015 May Madness winner as well). This is the 1st award for Sarah Shahi (actress who plays Shaw).
Complete Final Results
1st SAMANTHA GROVES/ROOT & SAMEEN SHAW "Person Of Interest" 818
2nd OLIVER QUEEN & FELICITY SMOAK "Arrow" 716
3rd RICHARD CASTLE & KATE BECKETT "Castle" 576
4th ROBIN HOOD & REGINA MILLS "Once Upon A Time" 524
5th CLARKE GRIFFIN & LEXA THE COMMANDER "The 100" 445
6th BO DENNIS & LAUREN LEWIS "Lost Girl" 376
7th BARRY ALLEN & IRIS WEST "The Flash" 343
8th EMMA SWAN & CAPTAIN HOOK "Once Upon A Time" 258
9th STEVE MCGARRETT & CATHERINE ROLLINS "Hawaii Five-0" 101
10th SHELDON COOPER & AMY FARRAH FOWLER "The Big Bang Theory" 97
11th SAM SWAREK & ANDY MCNALLY "Rookie Blue" 68
12th PRINCE CHARMING & SNOW WHITE "Once Upon A Time" 35
13th SANTANA LOPEZ & BRITTANY PIERCE "Glee" 33
14th THEA QUEEN & ROY HARPER "Arrow" 14
To see the winners for all categories, you can find them on the 2015 BOTVA page HERE or on the all-time Best OF TV Awards winners page here.
Best Of TV Awards 2015 - Round 2 semi-finals results and FINALISTS for Favorite TV Program, Character & Best Couple
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 Favorite TV Program, Favorite TV Character, Best Couple categories took place a couple weeks ago.
Here are the complete results (BOLD nominees have qualified for the Finals)
Favorite TV Program
THE 100 581
PERSON OF INTEREST 566
LOST GIRL 311
ONCE UPON A TIME 273
AGENTS OF SHIELD 204
ORPHAN BLACK 183
HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER 172
ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK 156
GAME OF THRONES 141
THE WALKING DEAD 129
GREYS ANATOMY 128
Castle 117, Doctor Who 110, The big Bang Theory 108, Hannibal 101, Rookie Blue 96, Brooklyn Nine-Nine 95, The Blacklist 73, Unbreakable Kimmy schmidt 69, The Goldbergs 47, Murdoch Mysteries 34, The Player 32
Favorite TV Character
SAMANTHA GROVES/ROOT "Person Of Interest" 1089
SAMEEN SHAW "Person of Interest" 1051
FELICITY SMOAK "Arrow" 1007
HAROLD FINCH "Person Of Interest" 959
OLIVER QUEEN "Arrow" 302
DEAN WINCHESTER "Supernatural" 220
LAUREN LEWIS "Lost Girl" 174
KATE BECKETT "Castle" 171
RICHARD CASTLE "Castle" 161
JOHN DIGGLE "Arrow" 157
BO DENNIS "Lost Girl" 146
BARRY ALLEN/THE FLASH "The Flash" 136
SAM WINCHESTER "Supernatural" 131
KENZI "Lost Girl" 128
PHILIP COULSON "Agents Of SHIELD" 127
PEGGY CARTER "Agent Carter" 116
REGINA MILLS/EVIL QUEEN "Once Upon A Time" 116
SKYE/ DAISY JOHNSON "Agents Of SHIELD" 112
JEMMA SIMMONS "Agents Of SHIELD" 111
IRIS WEST "The Flash" 103
CISCO RAMON "The Flash" 95
CASTIEL "Supernatural" 82
HANNIBAL LECTER "Hannibal" 81
LEXA THE COMMANDER "The 100" 81
EMMA SWAN " Once Upon A Time" 79
THE DOCTOR "Doctor Who" 77
MATT MURDOCK/DAREDEVIL "Daredevil" 76
CLARKE GRIFFIN "The 100" 76
CAPTAIN HOOK "Once Upon A Time" 74
RAYMOND REDDINGTON "The Blacklist" 67
RAVEN REYES "The 100" 63
WILL GRAHAM "Hannibal" 62
DR. SHELDON COOPER "The Big Bang Theory" 62
CLARA OSWALD "Doctor Who" 57
LIV MOORE "iZombie" 57
ANNALISE KEATING "How to Get Away With Murder" 56
JOAN WATSON "Elementary" 54
TYRION LANNISTER "Game Of Thrones" 53
SELINA KYLE "Gotham" 51
DARYL DIXON "The Walking Dead" 49
SAM SWAREK "Rookie Blue" 48
SHERLOCK HOLMES "Elementary" 47
KURT HUMMEL "Glee" 47
MICHONNE "The Walking Dead" 46
ARYA STARK "Game Of Thrones" 45
DAMON SALVATORE "The Vampire Dairies" 45
JAKE PERALTA "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" 44
SPENCER REID "Criminal Minds" 44
OSWALD COBBLEPOT "Gotham" 44
RAVI CHAKRABARTI "iZombie" 44
AMY FARRAH FOWLER 'The Big Bang Theory" 44
RICK GRIMES "The Walking Dead" 44
ANDY MCNALLY "Rookie Blue" 42
KIMMY SCHMIDT "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" 41
TITUS ANDROMEDON "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" 40
Qualified totals, but did not finish in the top 3 from their show
john Reese " Person Of Interest" 946, Lionel Fusco "Person Of Interest" 897, Carl Elias "Person of Interest" 130, Sara Lance/The Canary "Arrow" 95, Malcolm Merlyn "Arrow" 95, Nyssa al Ghul "Arrow" 72, Crowley "Supernatural" 61, Octavia Blake "The 100" 53, Mr. Gold/Rumplestiltskin "Once Upon A Time" 49, Joe west "The Flash" 47, Patty Spivot "The Flash" 44,
Max Black "2 Broke Girls" 38, Harrison Wells "The Flash" 38, Carol Peletier "The Walking Dead" 37, Robin Hood "Once Upon A Time" 36, Bonnie Bennett "The Vampire Diaries" 34, King Richard "Galavant" 33, Clive Babineaux "iZombie" 31, Blaine debeers "iZombie" 31, Amy Santiago "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" 30, Bruce Wayne "Gotham" 29, Beverley Goldberg "The Goldbergs" 29, Keira Cameron "Continuum" 28, Elizabeth Keen "the Blacklist" 28, Tom Keen "The Blacklist" 28, Foggy Nelson "Daredevil" 27, Ichabod crane "Sleepy Hollow" 27, Bernadette Rostenkowski "The Big Bang Theory" 27, Erica Goldberg "The Goldbergs" 27, James gordon "Gotham" 26, Oliver Shaw "Rookie Blue" 26, Gina Linetti "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" 25, Cookie Lyon "Empire" 25, Barry Goldberg "The Goldbergs" 25, Belle french "Once Upon A Time: 24, Terry Jeffords "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" 23, WilsoN Fisk "Daredevil" 22, William Murdoch "Murdoch Mysteries" 21, Raymond Holt "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" 20, Mr. Robot "Mr. Robot" 16, Julie Ogden "Murdoch Mysteries" 12
Best C ouple
OLIVER QUEEN AND FELICITY SMOAK "Arrow" 1378
SAMANTHA GROVES AND SAMEEN SHAW 'Person of Interest" 1133
CLARKE GRIFFIN AND LEXA THE COMMANDER 'The 100" 560
BARRY ALLEN AND IRIS WEST "The Flash" 341
BO DENNIS AND LAUREN LEWIS "Lsot Girl" 218
ROBIN HOOD AND REGINA MILLS "Once Upon A Time" 182
EMMA SWAN AND CAPTAIN HOOK "Once Upon A Time" 146
RICHARD CASTLE AND KATE BECKETT "Caslte" 133
SANTANA LOPEZ AND BRITTANY PIERCE "Glee" 132
STEVE MCGARRETT AND CATHERINE ROLLINS "Hawaii Five-0" 115
THEA QUEEN AND ROY HARPER "Arrow" 112
SHELDON COOPER AND AMY FARRAH FOWLER "The Big Bang Theory" 104
PRINCE CHARMING AND SNOW WHITE "Once Upon A Time" 97
SAM SWAREK AND ANDY MCNALLY "Rookie Blue" 94
Olivia Moore and Lowell Tracey "iZombie" 85, Mr Gold and Belle french "Once Upon A Time" 79, Damon Salvatore and Elena Gilbert "The Vampire diaries" 76, Alana Bloom and Margot Verner "Hannibal" 62, Ray Palmer and felicity Smoak "Arrow" 60, Olivia Moore and Major Lilywhite "iZombie" 46
The Favorite TV Program category has the current reigning champion Arrow at the top after the semi-final voting. Second and third were newcomers to the finals The 100 and Person of Interest. Other newcomers to the finals that were not there last year include How To Get Away With Murder, Daredevil, iZombie & Greys Anatomy. Not making the finals this year who were there last were Castle, Sherlock, Murdoch Mysteries, Doctor Who, The Flash, The Big Bang Theory.
The Favorite TV Character Category is always possibly one of the most sought titles here. This year seems to be no different as 3 finalists got over the 1000 vote mark and another was close. Defending champion Felicity Smoak from "Arrow" finds herself fending off challenges from three "Person Of Interest" challengers (would have been more if it werent for the new rule about a maximum of 3 candidates in a category from any show). Root, aka - Samantha Groves (the 2015 May Madness character winner) led voting barely over her co-star Sameen Shaw. Harold Finch, another POI character finished 4th not far behind. Only 4 people left from the first ever Favorite Character Finals that are eligible, and all 4 of them, for a 4th consecutive year still find themselves in the finals. 3 time winner Dean Winchester, along with his co-star Castiel from "Supernatural", as well as Bo Dennis "Lost Girl" and Richard Castle "Castle" all managed spots in the finals again. With the list expanding from 40 to 55 names this year, there was a lot of newcomers to the finals. Most notably Sameen Shaw in 2nd & Harold Finch in 4th from Person Of Interest. John Diggle from Arrow in 10th is in the finals, at the expense of 3 Arrow characters that made last years finals when there was no cap on finalists from a show. Several shows have finalists who either were not even around last year, or had never managed a finalist prior to now. The 100 with 3, iZombie, Rookie Blue, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt all with 2 each, Agent Carter, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Daredevil, How To Get Away With Murder with 1 each.
Missing from the finals this year however from last years list is last years runner up Kenzi from "Lost Girl" probably due to her lack of screen time this year. Sara Lance/Canary from Arrow also missed out due to the maximum candidates rule. Both candidates from the Murdoch Mysteries, William Murdoch & Julie Ogden fell well short in the semi-finals this year, with Ogden finishing last. Sherlock Holmes & John Watson from "Sherlock" of course missed this years due to the shows hiatus.
The Best Couple Category is another hotly contested award here every year. For such a pointless award compared to more respectable titles it does garner a lot of very crazy and some very passionate fans. This year has been mired in controversy of course, again, as it is almost every year. But again the "Arrow" combo of Oliver Queen & his now fiance Felicity Smoak (aka "Olicity") led the semi-final voting over the very unstable sort of couple of Root & Shaw (aka "Shoot") from "Person of Interest". Clarke & Lexa (Clexa) from "The 100" were a bit further behind in 3rd. The top 4 finalists from last year all find themselves back in the finals again. Along with Olicity, Castle & Beckett "Caskett", Bo & Lauren "Docubbus" & Emma & Hook "CaptainSwan" all made the finals again.
Missing the finals this year are Kenzi & Hale from Lost Girl due to 1 or both characters not being on the show anymore. Kurt Hummel & Blaine Anderson from "Glee" who seemingly were replaced by another Glee couple it seems. Damon & Elena from "The Vampire Diaries" which was a mild shock to me, but with 1 of the leads having left the show I guess it was out of sight, out of mind for their fans. Barry Allen & Felicity Smoak, yet both characters find themselves in the finals.
Besides Shoot & Clexa, there were a few other new additions. barry Allen & Iris West (WestAllen) "The Flash", Robin Hood & Regina Mills (OutlawQueen) "Once Upon A Time" Santana Lopez & Brittany Pierce "Glee". After missing last years finals by 5 votes Amy Farrah Fowler & Sheldon Cooper "ShAmy" from "The Big Bang Theory" find themselves back in after 1 year out of the finals, along with Snow White & Prince Charming from "Once Upon A Time" who also were in 2013 but missed out in 2014.
With all 3 former champions in this category, along with a couple new serious contenders, I expect a lot of fanbases ahrd at work trying to push their choices to the top in the finals. On that note, it should be noted that ONE finalist (and 2 others...but on lesser scales) had more than 1 person attempt to purposely cheat in the semi-finals, logging in 1000s of votes by circumventing the IP rule.... but, as those from past years are aware... thats not the only line of defense I use to stop this. Those votes were all discared and ONLY votes for that candidate from other voters were counted. Attempts like that in the finals wont be handled so delicately.
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 Couple is.... Oliver Queen & Felicity Smoak "Arrow"
I suppose the characters played by this years Sexiest Actor & Actress Winners seemed like a safe bet for the Best Couple category. Oliver Queen & Felicity Smoak from "Arrow" or as theya re more known by their fans "Olicity" win this years Best Couple. Beating out the 2X champions from "Lost Girl" Lauren Lewis & Bo Dennis & the 2013 Winners Richard Castle & Kate Beckett from "Castle"
With 1,745 Olicity sets a new record for votes in this category i the finals, breaking the old mark of 1,350 by last years winners Lauren & Bo. The 482 vote margin of victory also is a new record, breaing last years mark of 266. Olicity had the lead in voting from the beginning of voting & never relinquished it.
The couple known as Doccubus from "Lost Girl" Lauren & Bo came in 2nd with a total of 1,263. Which was well ahead of the 2012 Champions Richard & Kate (Caskett) from "Castle" in 3rd.
Well back in 4th was Captain Hook & Emma Swan (Captain Swan) from "Once Upon A Time" with 308 votes. Last year 2 OUAT couples made the finals, this year neither of them were back, seemingly being replaced by CaptainSwan. In 5th is another Lost Girl duo, Kenzi & Hale Santiago. In 6th was last years 3rd place finalists Kurt Hummel & Blaine Anderson (Klaine) from "Glee". In 7th, up 2 spots from last year is "The Vampire Diaries" couple of Damon Salvatore & Elena Gilbert (Delena). In 8th was Steve McGarrett & Catherine Rollins from "Hawaii Five-O". In 9th is the odd cross-over couple of Barry Allen & Felicity Smoak (Barricity) "The Flash", making Felicity Smoak the 1st ever character in the finals for 2 different shows. In 10th is Thea Queen & Roy Harper from "Arrow".
1st OLIVER QUEEN & FELICITY SMOAK (Olicity) "Arrow" 1,745
2nd LAUREN LEWIS & BO DENNIS (Doccubus) "Lost Girl" 1,263
3rd RICHARD CASTLE & KATE BECKETT (Caskett) "Castle" 918
4th Emma Swan & Captain Hook (Captain Swan) "Once Upon A Time" 308
5th Kenzi & Hale Santiago "Lost Girl" 231
6th Kurt Hummel & Blaine Anderson (Klaine) "Glee" 204
7th Damon Salvatore & Elena Gilbert (Delena) "The Vampire Diaries) 195
8th Steve McGarrett & Catherine Rollins "Hawaii Five-0" 139
9th Barry Allen & Felicity Smoak (Barricity) "The Flash" 94
10th Thea Queen & Roy Harper "Arrow" 52
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 Couple and Animated Program
Total votes are in RED
Finalists are in BOLD TEXT
OLIVER QUEEN & FELICITY SMOAK (Arrow) 833
KURT HUMMEL & BLAINE ANDERSON (Glee) 389
DR. LAUREN LEWIS & BO DENNIS (Lost Girl) 237
RICHARD CASTLE & KATE BECKETT (Castle) 161
EMMA SWAN & CAPTAIN HOOK (Once Upon A Time) 149
THEA QUEEN & ROY HARPER (Arrow) 140
KENZI & HALE SANTIAGO (Lost Girl) 133
BARRY ALLEN & FELICITY SMOAK (The Flash) 126
STEVE MCGARRETT & CATHERINE ROLLINS (Hawaii Five-O) 93
DAMON SALVATORE & ELENA GILBERT (The Vampire Diaries) 92
SHELDON COOPER & AMY FARRAH FOWLER (The Big Bang Theory) 87, EMILY FIELDS & PAIGE MCCULLERS (Pretty Little Liars) 78, LILY ALDRIN & MARSHALL ERIKSEN (How I Met Your Mother) 77, PRINCE CHARMING & SNOW WHITE (Once Upon A Time) 75, PENNY & LEONARD HOFSTADTER (The Big Bang Theory) 66, MR. GOLD & BELLE FRENCH (Once Upon A Time) 55, SHAWN SPENCER & JULIET O'HARA (Psych) 39, WILLIAM MURDOCH & JULIA OGDEN (Murdoch Mysteries) 36, BEVERLEY & MURRAY GOLDBERG (The Goldbergs) 20
Best Animated Program
THE SIMPSONS 57
FAMILY GUY 39
SOUTH PARK 30
THE LEGEND OF KORRA 28
BOBS BURGERS 22
AMERICAN DAD 14, MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC 14, ROBOT CHICKEN 4
Best Couple category seems to be in the middle of a changing of the guard. Only 4 of last years finalists made the finals this year. With only 1 of the finalists last year being retired, that means 5 couple from last year did not make this years finals who were there last year. Crazier yet, Once Upon A Time had 2 couples in last year, neither of them made it this year... including last years runner ups in the finals, but a completely different couple did. Last years winner Dr. Lauren Lewis & Bo Dennis from Lost Girl are back, despite their penalties and have brought along another couple from their show Kenzie & Hale Santiago. The couple known as Doccubus main competition looks to be coming from newcomer couple Oliver Queen & Felicity Smoak from Arrow, Olicity garnered nearly double the votes of the 2 time champ. Richard Castle & Kate Beckett of Castle (aka - Caskett), the other winner of this award in 2012 is still in the fight too, along with last years break out couple Kurt Hummel & Blaine Anderson from Glee (aka - Klaine) who finished 3rd in this years semi-final voting. In the category of "odd" has to be the case of Felicity Smoak. The character (played by the same actress) is going into the finals in 2 different couples....on 2 different shows. Definitely a 1st.
The Animated category returns after being removed for 2 years due to a lack of contenders and interest. The former champion is again looking poised to win again as The Simpsons won the semi-finals. After finishing 2nd in the opening round to a show that failed to make the finals, it seems pretty clear the winner is probably going to the longest running prime time animated program ever. Family Guy, South Park & The Legend Of Korra all look like they will at least give the champion SOME fight, but this seems more of a battle for 2nd than any potential winner coming out of the group.
The Finals for these categories will take place in January 2015 HERE
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