The Best Of TV Awards 2013 winner in the category of Best Director is Brad Falchuk "The Quarterback" (Glee).
The director of probably the most talked about episode of Glee in recent years, Brad Falchuk won the honour of Best Director with his work on "The Quarterback", an episode that was surely a challenge for not just the cast, but the crew too as they paid tribute to 1 of their shows biggest stars after the death of Cory Monteith. Falchuk won with 496 votes. Runner up was Philip Sgriccia for the (Supernatural) season finale "Sacrifice" with 450 votes.
In 3rd was David Barrett for his work on (Arrow) finale "Sacrifice" with 429 votes.
Rounding out the top 5 were Guy Norman Bee "Devil May Care" (Supernatural) who was a runner up last year on a different Supernatural episode came in 4th. John Fawcett "Endless Forms Most Beautiful" (Orphan Black) was 5th.
Jeannot Szwarc "LARP And The Real Girl" (Supernatural) was 6th, Joel Wyman "An Enemy Of Fate" (Fringe) was 7th, Guy Norman Bee "Taxi Driver" (Supernatural) 8th & Shawn Piller "Fallout" (Haven) was 9th.
There was 5 lead changes on day 1, Wyman had a short lead early on, Fawcett & Sgriccia also held the leads on day 1. It was Barrett & Bee "Devil May Care" who had the lead longest though. Day 2 thru 5 Barrett had the lead. Day 6 Barrett, Sgriccia & Falchuk had the lead. Falchuk led & never looked back on the final day, despite a close single digit lead with ess than 10 hrs left.
This is the 1st award the show "Glee" has ever won in the Best Of TV Awards.
1st BRAD FALCHUK "The Quarterback" (Glee) 496
2nd Philip Sgriccia "Sacrifice" (Supernatural) 450
3rd David Barrett "Sacrifice" (Arrow) 429
4th Guy Norman Bee "Devil May Care" (Supernatural) 328
5th John Fawcett "Endless Forms Most Beautiful" (Orphan Black) 298
6th Jeannot Szwarc "LARP And The Real Girl" (Supernatural) 289
7th Joel Wyman "An Enemy Of Fate" (Fringe) 205
8th Guy Norman Bee "Taxi Driver" (Supernatural) 193
9th Shawn Piller "Fallout" (Haven) 112
The Favorite TV Program category is in its 2nd year, and the defending champ miiiight have some competition this year.
"Continuum" a sci-fi drama about a cop from the future stuck in 2013 Vancouver, Canada chasing a group of escape prisoners from 2077 was the leader in semi-final voting with 458 votes. Defending champ "Supernatural" the world saving brother hunters came in 2nd with 425 votes. In 3rd is last years 3rd place finalist "Lost Girl" with 395. Rounding out the top 5 are "Once Upon A Time" & "Doctor Who".
The rest of the finalists - "Arrow", "Game Of Thrones", "The Big Bang Theory", "Fringe", "Castle", "The Walking Dead", "Orphan Black", "Sleepy Hollow", "Hawaii Five-O" & "Hannibal".
Missing the finals - "Agents Of SHIELD" by 17 votes, "Person of Interest" by 23 votes. Only finalist from last year not in this years finals is "Dexter" which did not even make the semi-finals.
The finals will begin TONIGHT
You can vote HERE
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.
The Favorite Character category for 2013 might see a new champion.
The 1st 3 years of the award went to "Supernatural" demon slayer Dean Winchester, but this year he has yet to win a round. A sobering 9th in the nomination round, and more modest 3rd in the semi-finals sees the defending 3peat champ in danger of losing his title.
Dr. Lauren Lewis "Lost Girl" took the semi-final lead with 395 votes. Castiel from "Supernatural" passed his castmate to take 2nd at 358. Dean Winchester was still a noticable 3rd with 311. Rounding out the top 5 were Bo from "Lost Girl" & Kate Beckett from "Castle"
The rest of the finalists are - Kurt Hummel "Glee", Felicity Smoak "Arrow", Sam Winchester "Supernatural", Kenzi "Lost Girl", Richard Castle "Castle", Oliver Queen/The Hood "Arrow", Crowley "Supernatural", Mr. Gold/Rumplestiltskin "Once Upon A Time", Regina Mills/Evil Queen "Once Upon A Time", Dr. Sheldon Cooper "The Big Bang Theory", Olivia Dunham "Fringe", Arya Stark "Game Of Thrones", Amy Farrah Fowler "The Big Bang Theory", Barney Stinson "How I Met Your Mother", Sherlock Holmes "Elementary", Captain Hook "Once Upon A Time", Dr. Hannibal Lecter "Hannibal", Ichabod Crane "Sleepy Hollow", Tyrion Lannister "Game Of Thrones"
Missing the finals - Abbie Mills "Sleepy Hollow" missed by 4 votes, Daenerys Targaryen "Game Of Thrones" by just 5, Emma Swan "Once Upon A Time" by 7 & 2-time finalist Peter Bishop "Fringe" by just 9 votes. Other finalists last year to miss this year Carlton Lassiter "Psych" was 24 behind. Burton Guster "Psych" was 44 votes back.
The Finals started January 5, 2014 in 8 categories.
Voting on the Favorite Character category begins later today HERE
The Best Guest Star category has a few familiar faces in it...from other categories.
Best Guest Star category was led by someone that was a finalist for Best Recurring Actor last year, "Supernatural" star Ty Olsson with 241 votes. Only 2 votes behind was "Arrow" guest star Grant Gustin. In 3rd was "King & Maxwell" guest star Christian Kane only 6 votes back at 235 votes. Rounding out the top 5 , Ellen Muth "Hannibal" & last years Best Recurring Actress Winner Rachel Miner "Supernatural".
The rest of finalists are - Seth Gabel "Arrow", Joshua Gomez "Castle", Dylan Everett "Supernatural", John Noble "Sleepy Hollow" & Christopher Heyerdahl "Castle"
Missing the finals - Gil McKenney "Supernatural" 16 votes back, Robert Knepper "The Blacklist" 23 votes out. David Richmond-Peck "Lost Girl" 25 votes back.
The Best Episode category has a LOT of Supernatural contenders in the final, as the 2X defending champion show in this category looks to 3-peat. Of course, will vote splitting be their downfall, like happens so often when a fanbase nominates too many finalists?
Leading semi-final vote getter was from "Continuum" Second Time, with 450 votes. Fairly well back in 2nd was "Once Upon A Time" Dark Hollow, with 278 votes. Then it was some "Supernatural" episodes. Sacrifice with 253 votes was 3rd. Rounding out the top 5 were LARP And The Real Girl & Holy Terror.
The other finalists were "Arrow" Sacrifice, "Supernatural" As Time Goes By "Game Of Thrones" The Rains Of Castemere "Fringe" An Enemy Of Fate" & "Haven" Fallout.
Missing the finals - Devil May Care "Supernatural" by 10 votes & Time Will Tell "Castle" by 22 votes.
The finals began January 5, 2014 with 8 categories. More categories, including this one start today.
Voting on the finals happens HERE
The Best Recurring Actor And Actress categories for 2013 have been dominated by Supernatural in the past years (both actress & actor titles having gone to them - Maxwell, Sheppard 11 & Miner, Beaver 12) but could there be a new show inning something this year?
The recurring actress category looks poised for a non-Supernatural winner this year, if the semi-final voting is any clue.
Gillian Anderson "Hannibal" led all actresses in the nomination round, and now in the semi-final voting with 244 votes. Runner up this round was a 2012 Best Guest star finalist Felicia Day "Supernatural" with an even 200 votes. Jamie Chung "Once Upon A Time" came in 3rd at 178 votes. A tie for 4th between Sarah Bolger "Once Upon A Time" & Lisa Edelstein "Castle" round out the top 5.
The rest of the finalists are - Amanda Tapping "Supernatural", Anna Torv "Fringe", Alaina Huffman "Supernatural", Bex Taylor-Klaus "Arrow" & Natalie Dormer "Elementary"
Missing the finals - Emma Lahana "Haven" by just 4 votes, Summer Glau "Arrow" by just 6 & Caity Lotz "Arrow" 12 back.
Finalist last year in the category Yvonne Strahovski "Dexter" was 20 votes out of the finals this year for the same role.
Finalist in 2011 in the same category with a different show Magda Apanowicz "Continuum" missed by 37 votes.
On the recurring actor side. The Supernatural dominance seems to still be there.
Osric Chau "Supernatural" a finalist last year, jumped out to a fast large lead & held on in the semi-finals with 204 votes. Raphael Sbarge "Once Upon A Time" made a late surge from nowhere to take 2nd at 174 votes. John Noble "Fringe" a staple of the best actor category (only 1 of 2 actors to make the finals 4 straight years in a category. Other - Jensen Ackles) in years past, now competing for the recurring role in the shows final season had 109 votes. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau "Game Of Thrones" & David Richmond-Peck "Orphan Black" round out the top 5.
The rest of the semi-finalists are - Josh Jackson "Fringe", Richard Madden "Game Of Thrones", James Marsters "Warehouse 13", Adam Copeland "Haven" & Michael Socha "Once Upon A Time In Wonderland".
Missing the finals - Matt Frewer "Orphan Black" by just 5 votes, Mark Pelelgrino "The Tomorrow People" by 8 votes & Peter Gadiot "Once Upon A Time In Wonderland" by 11. 2X finalist Michael Cerveris "Fringe" was 20 votes out, finalist last year Sage Brocklebank "Psych" was 37 back. 2011 finalist for a different show Ben Cotton "The Killing" 42 votes back.
The finals started January 5, 2014 in some categories. The Recurring categories will open later today.
You can vote HERE
The Best Director category in only its 2nd year & so far its been almost all Supernatural running away with it. Winning last years & runner up, they look poised to try & do that again this year with 4 finalists.
Philip Sgriccia "Sacrifice" (Supernatural) led with 137 votes, just 9 ahead of last years runner up, back for another crack at it with 2 finalists Guy Norman Bee "Devil May Care" at 128 votes & "Taxi Driver" (Supernatural) in 4th with 113. Sandwiched in between the pair of finalists from Bee is Jeannot Szwarc "LARP And The Real Girl" (Supernatural) at 123 votes. Rounding out the top 5 is a non-SPN challenger John Fawcett "Endless Forms Most Beautiful" (Orphan Black)
Other finalists are - David Barrett "Sacrifice" (Arrow), Joel Wyman "An Enemy Of Fate" (Fringe), Brad Falchuk "The Quarterback" (Glee) & Shawn Piller "Fallout" (Haven).
Missing the finals - Ron Underwood "Things We Said Today" (Grey's Anatomy) was 24 votes back & Pamela Fryman "Something New" (How I Met Your Mother) was 25 votes back.
The Best Couple category is again looking like it will be "Lost Girl" VS the rest. The 2011 winners & 2012 runner-ups are again coming out swinging in the early rounds.
The 1st ever same sex couple to get nominated in the awards, Bo & Dr. Lauren Lewis "Lost Girl" grabbed 871 votes in round 2, more than the next 3 combined. Well back in 2nd was Rumplestiltskins Storybrooke alias Mr. Gold & Belle from "Once Upon A Time" at 334, the 2012 champs crime fighting duo Richard Castle & Kate Beckett from "Castle" were 3rd with 260. In 4th was easily the most awkward couple on TV Dr. Sheldon Cooper & Amy Farrah Fowler of "The Big Bang Theory". Rounding out the top 5 are the real lie soon to be parents TV characters Prince Charming & Snow White from "Once Upon A Time".
The other finalists will be Peter Bishop & Olivia Dunham "Fringe", Penny & Dr. Leonard Hofstadter "The Big Bang Theory", Damon Salvatore & Elena Gilbert "The Vampire Diaries", Shawn Spencer & Juliet O'Hara "Psych", Kurt Hummel & Blaine Anderson "Glee" & Lily Aldrin & Marshall Eriksen "How I Met Your Mother"
Missing the finals was another HIMYM couple Robin & Barney by 7 votes & Oliver & Laurel from "Arrow" by 16
The finals will start January 5 , 2014 HERE
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