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 Sci-Fi or Fantasy Actor, Actress & Program
Vote totals are in RED TEXT
Finalists are in BOLD TEXT
Best Sci-Fi or Fantasy Actor
JENSEN ACKLES (Supernatural) 445
GRANT GUSTIN (The Flash) 307
PETER DINKLAGE (Game Of Thrones) 242
CLARK GREGG (Agents Of SHIELD) 204
NIKOLAJ COSTER-WALDAU (Game Of Thrones) 200
ERIC BALFOUR (Haven) 198
PETER CAPALDI (Doctor Who) 192
JARED PADALECKI (Supernatural) 185
COLIN O'DONOGHUE (Once Upon A Time) 177
ROBERT CARLYLE (Once Upon A Time) 172
MISHA COLLINS (Supernatural) 161
NORMAN REEDUS (The Walking Dead) 157
ANDREW LINCOLN (The Walking Dead) 148, TOM MISON (Sleepy Hollow) 143, JOSH DALLAS (Once Upon A Time) 132, IAIN DE CAESTECKER (Agents Of SHIELD) 123, SEAN MAGUIRE (Once Upon A Time) 87, BILLY BURKE (Revolution) 83, VICTOR WEBSTER (Continuum) 52, ROGER CROSS (Continuum) 41
Best Sci-Fi or Fantasy Actress
TATIANA MASLANY (Orphan Black) 297
LENA HEADEY (Game Of Thrones) 235
MING NA WEN (Agents Of SHIELD) 227
EMILY ROSE (Haven) 222
LANA PARRILLA (Once Upon A Time) 221
JENNIFER MORRISON (Once Upon A Time) 208
EMILIA CLARKE (Game Of Thrones) 200
CHLOE BENNET (Agents Of SHIELD) 191
ELIZABETH HENSTRIDGE (Agents Of SHIELD) 158
GINNIFER GOODWIN (Once Upon A Time) 139
MELISSA MCBRIDE (The Walking Dead) 129
JENNA COLEMAN (Doctor Who) 129
LAUREN COHAN (The Walking Dead) 107, EMILIE DE RAVIN (Once Upon A Time) 103, ELIZABETH MITCHELL (Once Upon A Time) 95, GEORGINA HAIG (Once Upon A Time) 91, DANAI GURIRA (The Walking Dead) 86, RACHEL NICHOLS (Continuum) 80, REBECCA MADER (Once Upon A Time) 74, TRACY SPIRADAKOS (Revolution) 74, LEXA DOIG (Continuum) 40
Best Sci-Fi or Fantasy Program
GAME OF THRONES 336
ONCE UPON A TIME 283
AGENTS OF SHIELD 247
DOCTOR WHO 225
ORPHAN BLACK 209
THE WALKING DEAD 183
LOST GIRL 177
THE VAMPIRE DIARIES 140
SLEEPY HOLLOW 131, GRIMM 119, AMERICAN HORROR STORY 97, CONTINUUM 93, REVOLUTION 85, FALLING SKIES 63, WITCHES OF EAST END 58, UNDER THE DOME 57, DEFIANCE 49
The Best Sci-Fi or Fantasy Actor category has generally belonged to Supernatural star Jensen Ackles (2012 Norman Reedus of The Walkign Dead being the only 1 to topple his reign). This year he looks poised for another victory barring another Norman Reedus tweet style like in 2012 from 1 of the challengers. This year, the main challenger appears to be rookie sci-fi or fantasy drama star Grant Gustin from The Flash. With only 7 of last years 12 finalists back this year in the finals (although the entire top 6 is back), there is some new blood. Led of course by semi-finals runner up Grant Gustin, 4th place Clark Gregg of Agents Of SHIELD who was a semi-finalist last year, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau from Game Of Thrones who seemingly replaced Kit Harington as the GoT 2nd challengers this year to Peter Dinklage. Another newcomer, Peter Capaldi from Doctor Who also makes it, and finally Colin O'Donoghue, a semi-finalist last year makes the finals this year. Last years runner up, Eric Balfour from haven is back, as are Peter Dinklage, Robert Carlyle & Misha Collins. Dinklage managed to place 3rd, but the other 2 barely scraped into the finals, in 10th & 11th, just ahead of the 2012 winner Reedus who slipped into the final spot by a mere 9 votes.
The Sci-Fi or Fantasy Actress category will more than likely have a new Winner this year. Last years winner Zoie Palmer is ineligible for the category this year because of the schedule that her show Lost Girl had this season. The 2012 winner Jennifer Morrison from Once Upon A Time is in the finals, but came in 5th, and was 2nd from her own show behind Lana Parrilla, and along with Ginnifer Goodwin makes 3 finalists for her show, and likely will cause a vote split to water down her chances of reclaiming the title. Tatiana Maslany from orphan Black comes in as the odds on favorite after her opening round 3rd place standing, she managed to win the semi-final vote. A 1st time finalist Lena Headey from Game Of Thrones finished 2nd in the semi-final vote ahead of another 1st time finalist Ming-Na Wen for Agents Of SHIELD. Last years runner up Emilia Clarke from Game Of Thrones came in 7th, while last years 3rd place finalist Emily Rose of Haven came in 4th. Agents Of SHIELD nabbed 2 other finalist spots with Chloe Bennet & Elizabeth Henstridge, giving them as many finalists as Once Upon A Time. Melissa McBride of The Walking Dead and Jenna Coleman from Doctor Who tied for the last 2 spots. Notable ommisions this year are Rachel Nichols from Continuum who finished 6th last year, Emilie de Ravin from Once Upon A Time who finished 8th & Lexa Doig from Continuum who finished 10th. All who made the semi-finals, but missed making the finals by varying margins.
The Sci-Fi or Fantasy program category looks like it could be a battle for Supernatural to try & take its 4th title in the category. The semi-final vote went to Game Of Thrones with 336, a bit behind them was Supernatural still well in the mix at 308. Once Upon A Time managed a 3rd place showing. Last years runner up Lost Girl limped in at 9th, while the 3rd place finalist last year Doctor Who was 5th. Newcomers to the finals this year include Agents Of SHIELD in 4th, Orphan Black in 7th & The Vampire Diaries re-entering the finals for the 1st time since 2010 when it was entered as a Drama before the guidelines of the categories were more solidified, snuck in at 10th place. Only absentees from last year were the now retired Fringe, and Continuum.
The Finals for these categories will take place in January 2015 HERE
The Best Of TV Awards 2013 winner in the category of Best Sci-Fi or Fantasy Actress is Zoie Palmer "Lost Girl".
The fanbase for "Lost Girl" has show over the years here they are a passionate bunch. Constantly contenders for show & actress awards, Finally, they have their 1st major award here, as Zoie Palmer takes the 2013 Best Sci-Fi or Fantasy Actress award. With the 2012 winner Jennifer Morrison missing the finals, and the runner up Anna Torv not eligible for the award, Palmer, 4th in 2012, was suddenly a serious consideration for 2013 & narrowly won, beating out "Game Of Thrones" Emilia Clarke by 3 votes, 505 to 502.
In 3rd was Emily Rose "Haven" which I would consider the 2013 break-out show for making an impact here, with 493 votes.
In 4th was Lana Parrilla "Once Upon A Time". In 5th Tatiana Maslany "Orphan Black". In 6th Rachel Nichols "Continuum". In 7th Emilie de Ravin "Once Upon A Time". In 8th Anna Silk "Lost Girl". In 9th Ksenia Solo "Lost Girl". In 10th Lexa Doig "Continuum".
Day 1 Emily Rose took a quick & large lead & held on to it thru most of the voting. Day 5 Zoie Palmer took the lead. Day 7 Palmer & Emilia Clarke shared the lead 6 times between them before Palmer managed to hold on in the end.
Zoie Palmer win by just 3 votes is the smallest in category history. Previous record was 212 in 2012 by Jennifer Morrison.
1st ZOIE PALMER "Lost Girl" 505
2nd Emilia Clarke "Game Of Thrones" 502
3rd Emily Rose "Haven" 493
4th Lana Parrilla "Once Upon A Time" 456"
5th Tatiana Maslany "Orphan Black" 438
6th Rachel Nichols "Continuum" 328
7th Emilie de Ravin "Once Upon A Time" 311
8th Anna Silk "Lost Girl" 308
9th Ksenia Solo "Lost Girl" 171
10th Lexa Doig "Continuum" 159
The Best Sci-Fi or Fantasy Actor, Actress & Program semi-final voting produced a couple minor out of left field shockers.
Best Program Category leader was a finalist for best New Program last year. The Canadian sci-fi cop from the future show "Continuum" beat out former 2X champ "Supernatural" 488 to 446 votes. Not too far back in 3rd is 2X finalist contender "Lost Girl" at 431 votes. Rounding out the top 5, 1st time finalist "Doctor Who" & 2011 best New Program winner "Once Upon A Time".
The rest of the finalists are - "Game Of Thrones", "Haven", 3X finalist "Fringe" & the defending champion "The Walking Dead" who limped in to the finals in the last spot.
Missing the finals - "Grimm" & 2010 finalist "Warehouse 13" were well back at 60 & 61 votes behind.
Best Actor category, after a 1 year anomoly last year that saw a member of The Walking Dead win, seems to once again be going all Supernatural's way. The 2010 Best Actor & 2011 winner of this category Jensen Ackles finds himself in a battle with his co-star, Misha Collins. Collins narrowly beating the 2X champ by just 3 votes 610 to 607. Back in 3rd is "Continuum" leading man Victor Webster at 385 votes. Rounding out the top 5. the 3x finalist Jared Padalecki "Supernatural" & Robert Carlyle "Once Upon A Time".
The rest of the finalists are - Kris Holden-Ried "Lost Girl", Stephen Lobo "Continuum", Eric Balfour "Haven", defending champion Norman Reedus "The Walking Dead", Peter Dinklage "Game Of Thrones" & Tom Mison "Sleepy Hollow".
Missing the finals - 2011 Best Recurring Actor winner Mark Sheppard "Supernatural" 42 votes out, Colin O'Donoghue "Once Upon A Time" 61 votes out. 2011 finalist Ian Somerhalder "The Vampire Diaries" 101 votes out.
Best Actress category, the defending champion is OUT. Hows that for a tough category to crack? Finalist last year Zoie Palmer "Lost Girl" who plays Dr. Lauren Lewis, a regular finalist on our awards & season end contests, led voting in the semi-finals with 462 votes. In 2nd was BOTVA finalist newcomer "Continuum" lead actress Rachel Nichols at 437. Another "Lost Girl" finalist in 3rd as former 2X finalist Anna Silk had 344 votes. Rounding out the top 5 - Emilia Clarke "Game Of Thrones" & finalist last year Ksenia Solo "Lost Girl"
The rest of the finalists - Lots of newcomers Tatiana Maslany "Orphan Black", Emily Rose "Haven" & Emilie de Ravin "Once Upon A Time" & Lexa Doig "Continuum" all in for their 1st time & finalist last year Lana Parrilla "Once Upon A Time" .
Missing the finals - Jennifer Spence "Continuum" by just 12 votes behind her cast mate. Defending champion Jennifer Morrison "Once Upon A Time" came 31 votes short of a finals spot.
The finals started January 5, 2014 in some categories. These categories start later tonight, January 18, 2014 HERE.
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