The 2020 Best Of TV Awards winner in the category of Favorite TV Program is - MOTHERLAND: FORT SALEM (FREEFORM).
This years winner for Favorite TV Program is Motherland: Fort Salem (Freeform) with 92 votes. This is their first finals appearance.
Runner up is 5X Winner (2012, 2013, 2016, 2018, 2019) Supernatural (CW) with 50 votes in 9th consecutive finals appearance (1, 1, 3, 3, 1, 3, 1, 1).
Third is MacGyver (CBS) with 33 votes in 2nd finals appearance, and first since 2018 (4).
Fourth is The Mandalorian (DISNEY PLUS) with The 27 votes in 2nd consecutive finals appearance (5). Fifth is The Boys (AMAZON) with 18 votes in 2nd consecutive finals appearance (7).
Sixth is the 2017 Winner, Lucifer (NETFLIX) with 15 votes in 5th consecutive finals appearance (3, 7, 1, 4). Seventh is Legends Of Tomorrow (CW) with 13 votes in 4th consecutive finals appearance (10, 22, 15). Eighth is The Blacklist with 12 votes in 4th finals appearance, first since 2018 (6, 5, 15). Ninth is The Umbrella Academy (NETFLIX) with 10 votes in 2nd consecutive finals appearance (18). Tenth is the 2014 Winner, Arrow (CW) with 8 votes in 9th consecutive finals appearance (10, 3, 1, 2, 11, 4, 3, 2).
Hawaii Five-O (11th) is in their 3rd consecutive, and 6th total finals appearance (9, 11, 12, 11, 4)
NCIS (12th) is in their 3rd consecutive finals appearance (19, 23).
1st MOTHERLAND: FORT SALEM (FREEFORM) 92
2nd Supernatural (CW) 50
3rd MacGyver (CBS) 33
4th The Mandalorian (DISNEY PLUS) 27
5th The Boys (AMAZON) 18
6th Lucifer (NETFLIX) 15
7th Legends Of Tomorrow (CW) 13
8th The Blacklist (NBC) 12
9th The Umbrella Academy (NETFLIX) 10
10th Arrow (CW) 8
11th Hawaii Five-O (CBS) 7
12th NCIS (CBS) 3
Motherland: Fort Salem winning total of 92 is the 2nd lowest winning total, only narrowly beating the 2018 total of 91 by Supernatural. This is the 3rd awards this season for Motherland: Fort Salem (Best Couple, Best Writing). NCIS with 3 votes ties the all time low for votes in this category from 2019, also by NCIS.
To see all the 10th annual BOTVA winners this year HERE
To see all of the all time winners you can find them HERE
The 2019 Best Of TV Awards winner in the category of Favorite TV Program is - SUPERNATURAL (CW).
This years winner for Favorite TV program is Supernatural (CW) with 139 votes. This is the 5th win for the show in this category (2012, 2013, 2016, 2018).
Runner up is the 2014 winner, Arrow (CW) with 76 votes. This was their 8th consecutive finals appearance, and 6th top 3 finish.
Third is the 2017 winner, Lucifer (NETFLIX) with 61 votes in their 4th consecutive finals appearance.
Fourth is Hawaii Five-0 (CBS) with 44 votes. This was their 2nd consecutive finals, 5th total, and best finish ever, beating their 9th place finish in 2012. Fifth is a tie with The Flash (CW) in their 6th consecutive finals, tying their best finish from 2015, & The Mandalorian (DISNEY+) with 35 votes in their 1st finals appearance.
Seventh, is is The Boys (AMAZON) in their 1st finals appearance with 34 votes. Eight is Doctor Who (BBC) with 27 votes. Ninth is Brooklyn Nine Nine (NBC) with 24 votes. Tenth is Legends Of Tomorrow (CW) with 22 votes.
Other 1st time finalists include - The Umbrella Academy (NETFLIX)
1st SUPERNATURAL (CW) 139
2nd ARROW (CW) 76
3rd LUCIFER (NETFLIX) 61
4th Hawaii Five-O (CBS) 44
5th The Flash (CW) 35
5th The Mandalorian (DISNEY PLUS) 35
7th The Boys (AMAZON) 34
8th Doctor Who (BBC) 27
9th Brooklyn Nine Nine (NBC) 24
10th Legends Of Tomorrow (CW) 22
11th The Good Place (NBC) 20
12th Game Of Thrones (NBC) 17
12th Supergirl (CW) 17
14th Stranger Things (NETFLIX) 15
15th The Good Doctor (ABC) 10
16th The 100 (CW) 7
17th Agents Of SHIELD (ABC) 6
18th The Umbrella Academy (NETFLIX) 4
19th NCIS (CBS) 3
Supernatural wins back-to-back in this category for the 2nd time, the other time in 2012-2013, they are the only show to win back-to-back awards in this category. The Mandalorian becomes the 1st Disney + show to be a finalist in any category. The Boys becomes the 1st finalist for Amazon in this category.
To see all the 10th annual BOTVA winners this year HERE
To see all of the all time winners you can find them HERE
The 2018 Best Of TV Awards winner in the category of Favorite TV Program is - Supernatural (CW).
This years winner for Favorite TV is Supernatural (CW), giving the most decorated show in the BOTVA Awards their 4th award in this category (2012, 2013, 2016 winners). This is the shows 58th award in the history of the BOTVAs. This is their 7th consecutive finals appearance (1st, 1st, 3rd, 3rd, 1st, 3rd).
Runner Up was Gotham (FOX) with 51 votes in their 2nd consecutive finals appearance, making a huge jump from 20th last year.
Third, the 2014 Winner Arrow (CW) with 50 votes. This was their 7th consecutive finals appearance (4th, 11th, 2nd, 1st, 3rd, 10th), having their best ranking since 2015.
Fourth was MacGyver (CBS) with 47 votes in their first ever finals appearance. Fifth, Daredevil (NETFLIX) with 32 votes in their 3rd finals appearance, and first since 2016 (9th, 13th) had their best ranking.
Sixth, The Blacklist (NBC) with 30 votes in their 2nd consecutive finals slipped one spot form their 5th place finish last year. Seventh is the 2017 Winner Lucifer (FOX) with 26 votes. This was their 3rd consecutive finals appearance (1st, 4th). Eight is Brooklyn Nine Nine (FOX) with 19 votes in their 2nd consecutive finals appearance (21st), this was also the best finish for a Sitcom since 2012 when The Big Bang Theory finished 7th. Ninth The Good Place (NBC) with 16 votes. This was the first finals appearance for them. Tenth was The 100 (CW) with 14 votes. This was their 2nd finals appearance, and first since the 2015 finals where they finished 4th.
Hawaii Five-0 was in their 4th finals (12th, 11th, 11th, 9th).
The Flash was in their 5th consecutive finals (8th, 7th, 5th, 12th).
This Is Us was in their 2nd consecutive finals appearance (12th)
Doctor Who was in their 4th finals, 2nd consecutive (15th, 11th, 4th)
The Big Bang Theory was in their 5th finals, 2nd consecutive (17th, 15th, 9th, 7th)
Wynonna Earp was in their 3rd consecutive finals (6th, 13th)
Grey's Anatomy was in their 2nd finals, and first since 2015 (12th)
iZombie was in their 4th consecutive finals (11th, 14th, 14th)
Supergirl was in their 2nd consecutive finals (9th)
Legends Of Tomorrow was in their 2nd consecutive finals (15th).
First time finalists this year included, The Rookie, Santa Clarita Diet, NCIS.
1st SUPERNATURAL (CW) 91
2nd GOTHAM (FOX) 51
3rd ARROW (CW) 50
4th MacGyver (CBS) 47
5th Daredevil (NETFLIX) 32
6th The Blacklist (NBC) 30
7th Lucifer (FOX) 26
8th Brooklyn Nine Nine (FOX) 19
9th The Good Place (NBC) 16
10th The 100 (CW) 14
11th Hawaii Five-0 (CBS) 13
11th The Rookie (ABC) 13
13th The Flash (CW) 12
13th This Is Us (NBC) 12
15th Doctor Who (BBC) 11
15th The Big Bang Theory (CBS) 11
15th Wynonna Earp (SYFY) 11
18th Greys Anatomy (ABC) 8
18th iZombie (CW) 8
20th Santa Clarita Diet (NETFLIX) 7
20th Supergirl (CW) 7
22nd Legends Of Tomorrow (CW) 6
23rd NCIS (CBS) 5
Supernatural winning total of 91 votes is the lowest winning vote total in this category. Previous record was 2017 Lucifer with 127 votes. Gotham 2nd place finish ties with Fringe in 2011 for the best finish for a FOX program in this category.
To see all the 9th annual BOTVA winners this year HERE
To see all of the all time winners you can find them HERE
The 2017 Best Of TV Awards winner in the category of Favorite TV Program is - LUCIFER (FOX)
This years winner for Favorite TV Program is Lucifer, giving them their 1st award in this category. Lucifer won with 127 votes. This was the shows 2nd consecutive finals appearance, finishing 4th last year. For a show named after the Devil himself, you expect a lot of bad behaviour, and Lucifer delivers. This past year saw a will they wont they relationship with the shows lead continue on, while he tries to figure out why he suddenly doesnt have his trademark devil face, and has his wings back. It saw his brother Amenadiel stuck in the middle of a love/friend triangle with Dr. Martin & Mazikeen. It added new interesting characters including Cain & a repackaged Charlotte Richards. While still finding things for Dan Espinoza, Ella Lopez & Trixie Decker to do in the stories to endear them to the fans as well.
Runner Up was recently canceled Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency with 90 votes. Perhaps if these awards were 3 months sooner, or the show premiered 3 months later, then Netflix & BBC America would have seen how loved the show was with its fans.
Third was 3X winner in this category Supernatural with 41 votes.Despite cleaning up in several other categories this year, the SPN fans missed this category almost completely.
2014 Winner Arrow was in 4th with 34 votes in their 6th consecutive finals appearance (11th, 3rd, 1st, 3rd, 11th). The Blacklist was 5th with 28 votes in their 2nd consecutive finals appearance. Vastly improving on their 15th place finish last year.
Timeless & Wynonna Earp tied for 6th with 22 votes. This was Timeless first finals, and Wynonna Earps 2nd consecutive, improving on their 13th place finish last year. The Flash was 8th with 19 votes, slipping slightly in their 4th consecutive finals appearance (7th, 5th, 12th). Supergirl was 9th with 16 votes in their 1st finals appearance..Sherlock was 10th with 15 votes. This was their 2nd finals appearance, the other coming back in 2014 when they finished 7th.
1st - LUCIFER (FOX) 127
2nd - DIRK GENTLY'S HOLISTIC DETECTIVE AGENCY (BBC AMERICA/NETFLIX) 90
3rd - SUPERNATURAL (CW) 41
4th - Arrow (CW) 34
5th - The Blacklist (NBC) 28
6th - Timeless (NBC) 22
6th - Wynonna Earp (SYFY) 22
8th - The Flash (CW) 19
9th - Supergirl (CW) 16
10th - Sherlock (BBC) 15
11th - iZombie (CW) 13
12th - Agents Of SHIELD (ABC) 12
12th - This Is Us (NBC) 12
14th - Game Of Thrones (HBO) 10
15th - Doctor Who (BBC) 9
15th - Legends Of Tomorrow (CW) 9
17th - Stranger Things (NETFLIX) 8
17th - The Big Bang Theory (CBS) 8
17th - The Good Doctor (ABC) 8
20th - Gotham (FOX) 6
21st - Brooklyn Nine Nine (FOX) 5
Lucifer winning total of 127 is the lowest total for a winner, breaking the previous record of 641 by Supernatural last year. Their margin of victory of 37 also beats the old record, held by Supernatural in 2013 beating Lost Girl by 110. Besides Dirk Gently, there was a few other first time finalists. Timeless 6th, Supergirl 9th, This Is Us 12th, Legends Of Tomorrow 15th, The Good Doctor 17th, Gotham 20th, Brooklyn Nine Nine 21st all made the finals for the first time. Brooklyn Nine Nine becomes the only other sitcom, besides The Big Bang Theory, to make the finals in the 6 years of this category. Four of last years top 6, including 2nd & 3rd, did not make this years finals. With Person of Interest & Grimm both ending, The Walking Dead & Once Upon A Time still active, but missed the finals. Three shows, Supernatural, Arrow, Game Of Thrones have made every finals in this category.
To see all the 8th annual BOTVA winners this year HERE
To see all of the all time winners you can find them HERE
The 2016 Best Of TV Awards winner in the category of Favorite TV Program is - Supernatural (CW).
This years winner for Favorite Program is Supernatural. This gives SPN 3 wins in this category. Previous wins coming in 2012 & 2013. They returned to the top this year with an impressive 50% of the votes, getting 641 total votes.
Runner Up was last years winner Person of Interest with 102 votes.
Third was Grimm with 77 votes.
Lucifer was 4th this year with 70 votes. The Walking Dead grabbed 5th place with 44 votes.
Once Upon A Time was 6th with 43 votes. The Flash was 7th with 42 votes. game Of Thrones was 8th with 39 votes. Daredevil was 9th with 38 votes. Stranger Things rounded out the top 10 with 36 votes.
Arrow, the 2014 winner, was 11th with 32 votes. Hawaii Five-0 was 12th with 31 votes. Wynonna Earp came in 13th in their 1st year with 26 votes. iZombie was 14th with 23 votes. The Blacklist 15th with 15 votes & How To Get Away With Murder finished 16th with 10 votes.
1st SUPERNATURAL 641
2nd PERSON OF INTEREST 102
3rd GRIMM 77
4th LUCIFER 70
5th THE WALKING DEAD 44
6th ONCE UPON A TIME 43
7th THE FLASH 42
8th GAME OF THRONES 39
9th DAREDEVIL 38
10th STRANGER THINGS 36
11th ARROW 32
12th HAWAII FIVE-0 31
13th WYNONNA EARP 26
14th IZOMBIE 23
15th THE BLACKLIST 15
16th HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER 10
You can find ALL of this years winners HERE
You can find ALL the all-time winners HERE
The 2015 Best Of TV Awards Winner for Favorite TV Program is Person Of Interest (CBS).
This years winner for Favorite Program, Person of Interest, was not even a nominee last year, and prior to this win had never made it past the semi-finals in 2 previous attempts. The show about a group of people trying to save the world with the help of an almost all knowing machine really has hit the fan favorite stratosphere in the last year for sure. Whether its the bad assness of Jim Caviezel as John Reese, or Michael Emerson as the tech savvy Harold Finch or Kevin Chapman as the crooked cop turned good Lionel Fusco, the show has always had an excellent micture of characters. With the more recent additions of Amy Acker as a regular portraying the clinically insane Root or Sarah Shahi as Sameen Shaw, another trained assasin, to the team the group that fans know as Team Machine has really developed into a force in its battle against the sinister group behind Samaratan. With the shows future is still unknown at this time, the fans of the program have been hard at work in every corner of the internet letting the station that holds the shows rights, CBS, know they are not pleased about it being temporarily shelved. With a shortened season this year POI hasnt even aired 1 episode, and still doesnt have a premiere date for the 2015-16 season.
In the first couple days of voting Supernatural had a modest lead, but eventually POI kept pushing thru. The 100 made a very late push generating 200+ votes in the last 24 hrs of voting to move up to fourth but their charge was too little too late to make any real dent into the lead POI had by then.
Person Of Interest knocked off last years winner Arrow who finished well back in 2nd, and the former 2X winner prior to that Supernatural who finished 3rd to take the award. In 4th is The 100 in its 1st ever finals. The Flash finished 5th in its 2nd consecutive finals in its 2nd year. The CW nabbed 2nd thru 5th, with a combined 1918 votes between them... just too spread out between its fandoms to topple POI.
In 6th is Once Upon A Time for the 2nd year in a row. Lost Girl, the back-to-back runner ups finished 7th this year as the shows fans really didnt come out in nearly as much force as previous years in all the categories. The Walking Dead was 8th this year pulling off a rare feat these awards, improving their ranking for a 3rd straight year. Game Of Thrones came in 9th is up 1 spot from last year. Agents Of SHIELD & How To Get Away With Murder manage a tie for 10th. Agents making its 2nd final after 14th place finish last year, HTGAWM in its 1st finals.
Orphan Black made the finals for its 3rd time, Orange Is The New Black is back for its 2nd finals
Other first time finalists Grey's Anatomy, Daredevl, & iZombie.
Favorite TV Program
1st Person Of Interest (CBS) 1,096
2nd Arrow (CW) 600
3rd Supernatural (CW) 574
4th The 100 (CW) 443
5th The Flash (CW) 301
6th Once Upon A Time (ABC) 204
7th Lost Girl (Showcase) 200
8th The Walking Dead (AMC) 95
9th Games Of Thrones (HBO) 78
10th (tie) Agents Of SHIELD (ABC) 70
10th (tie) How To Get Away With Murder (ABC) 70
12th Grey's Anatomy (ABC) 64
13th Daredevil (Netflix) 56
14th iZombie (CW) 52
15th Orphan Black (Space) 47
16th Orange Is The New Black (Netflix) 33
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
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