The Winner of the 2014 Best Of TV Award for Best Youth Actor is.... Isaac Hempstead Wright "Game Of Thrones"
Isaac Hempstead Wright from "Game Of Thrones" wins the 2nd ever Best Youth Actor award and becomes the 2nd Game Of Thrones cast member to win a Youth Award, after Maisie Williams win last year for Youth Actress. Wright brings to life the paralyzed Bran Stark every week on the show. At only 15 years of age, Wright will the opportunity to repeat as champion next year as his character is still active on the show, unlike last years inaugural winner Robbie Kay from "Once Upon A Time" who was killed off.
Runner up this year is last years 3rd place finalist Chandler Riggs "The Walking Dead". Riggs held the vote lead for a little while in the middle of the vote, but eventually gave way to Wright. In 3rd is David Mazouz from "Gotham". Mazouz, like Riggs, had the lead early on, but voting for him slowed down after the 1st couple days and was eventually passed.
In 4th was last years runner up Jared Gilmore "Once Upon A Time". Last years 4th place finalist Nolan Gould "Modern Family" came in 6th this year, and last years 5th place finalist Jake T. Austin "The Fosters" came in 7th this year.
New to the list this year, 5th place Luke Bilyk "Degrassi: The Next Generation", Nick Robinson "Melissa & Joey" & Raphael Alejandro "Once Upon A Time" shared 8th. Charlie Rowe "Red Band Society" gets 10th.
1st ISAAC HEMPSTEAD WRIGHT "Game Of Thrones" 386
2nd CHANDLER RIGGS "The Walking Dead" 316
3rd DAVID MAZOUZ "Gotham" 270
4th Jared Gilmore "Once Upon A Time" 175
5th Luke Bilyk "Degrassi: The Next Generation" 123
6th Nolan Gould "Modern Family" 92
7th Jake T. Austin "The Fosters" 87
8th (tie) Nick Robinson "Melissa & Joey" 47
8th (tie) Raphael Alejandro "Once Upon A Time" 47
10th Charlie Rowe "Red Band Society" 44
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 Youth Actor & Actress.
Vote totals are in RED
Finalists are in BOLD TEXT
Best Youth Actor
DAVID MAZOUZ "Gotham" 156
JARED GILMORE "Once Upon A Time" 153
ISAAC HEMPSTEAD WRIGHT "Game Of Thrones" 118
CHANDLER RIGGS "The Walking Dead" 98
RAPHAEL ALEJANDRO "Once Upon A Time" 85
JAKE T. AUSTIN "The Fosters" 51
NOLAN GOULD "Modern Family" 46
LUKE BILYK "Degrassi : The Next Generation" 43
CHARLIE ROWE "Red Band Society" 43
NICK ROBINSON "Melissa & Joey" 41
CONNOR JESSUP "Falling Skies" 35, MAX BURKHOLDER "Parenthood" 30, MAXIM KNIGHT "Falling Skies" 27, SEAN GIAMBRONE "The Goldbergs" 26, STERLING BEAUMON "The Killing" 25, LIAM JAMES "The Killing" 21, BRANDON SOO HOO "From Dusk Till Dawn" 15
Best Youth Actress
BEX TAYLOR-KLAUS "Arrow" 327
MAISIE WILLIAMS "Game Of Thrones" 162
CAMREN BICONDOVA "Gotham" 142
SOPHIE TURNER "Game Of Thrones" 126
DANIELLE CAMPBELL "The Originals" 80
SKYLER WEXLER "Orphan Black" 73
ZOE DE GRAND MAISON "Orphan Black" 72
SASHA PIETERSE "Pretty Little Liars" 70
BRIGHTON SHARBINO "The Walking Dead" 61
TAISSA FARMIGA "American Horror Story" 61
TEILOR GRUBBS 'Hawaii Five-O" 60
BAILEE MADISON "The Fosters" 48, ANA GOLJA "Degrassi: Next Generation" 42, ARIEL WINTER "Modern Family" 42, SKYLER SAMUELS "American Horror Story" 33, HAYLEY ORRANTIA "The Goldbergs" 33, PEYTON LIST "Jessie" 27, MAKENZIE VEGA "The Good Wife" 26, MADISON DAVENPORT "From Dusk Till Dawn" 21
In the Youth Actor category.... last years winner Robbie Kay did not have a chance to defend his title due to the show writing him off, so the field is open. Newcomer David Mazouz "Gotham" jumped in and took the lead in the semi-final round, narrowly beating last years runner up Jared Gilmore "Once Upon A Time". Another newcomer to the category Isaac Hempstead Wright "Game Of Thrones" came in 3rd ahead of last years 3rd place finisher Chandler Riggs "The Walking Dead". This year 4 of last years finalists are in this eyars finals. As stated earlier, the defending champ is out due to not being on the show this year, Same goes for Rowan Longworth, while Shane Harper was ineligible due to his age.
In the Youth Actress category... last eyars winner Maisie Williams "Game Of Thrones" again looks like she will be a major contender. However, the semi-final vote saw last years double finalist Bex Taylor-Klaus "Arrow" take a strong stranglehold on things and will go into the finals as the probable favorite based on her nearly 2 to 1 vote ratio of last years winner in the runner up spot. Camren Bicondova "Gotham" like her male counterpart finished strong with a 3rd place spot ahead of last years 3rd place finalist Sophie Turner "Game Of Thrones" who finished 4th in the semi-finals this year. Like on the guys side, theres a couple missing from this year who were in last year. Molly Quinn "Castle" was ineligible for her age, Gage Golightly was both ineligible for her age and the fact her show ended, and finally Bex Taylor-Klaus "The Killing" will only be a finalist for 1 show this year as her role in the final season of the drama was not reprised.
The finals for these categeories will take place in January 2015 HERE.
The Best Of TV Awards 2013 winner in the category of Best Youth Actor is Robbie Kay "Once Upon A Time".
As Peter Pan on "Once Upon A Time" Robbie Kay has built up quite a fanbase & it showed. Kay wins the inagural Best Youth Actor award with 1504 votes. Runner up is someone who shared a lot of screen time with Robbie this season on "Once Upon A Time" Jared Gilmore had 699 votes.
In 3rd, well back was Chandler Riggs of "The Walking Dead" as the grown up past his years Carl Grimes had 422 votes.
Nolan Gould of "Modern Family" was 4th, Jake T. Austin "The Fosters" was 5th, Rowan Longwirth "Fringe" was 6th & Shane Harper "Good Luck Charlie" finished in 7th
Early in the voting Chandler Riggs & Rowan Longworth had leads, but by the end of day 1, Kay had taken the lead and never looked back.
Robbie Kay set a current record of 1504 votes in the inagural award. Robbie Kay margain of victory 805 votes, is also the inagural record.
1st ROBBIE KAY "Once Upon A Time" 1504
2nd Jared Gilmore "Once Upon A Time" 699
3rd Chandler Riggs "The Walking Dead" 422
4th Nolan Gould "Modern Family" 269
5th Jake T. Austin "The Fosters" 259
6th Rowan Longworth "Fringe" 211
7th Shane Harper "Good Luck Charlie" 115
The Best Youth Actor & Actress categories are both new to the awards, and so far, the enthusiasm amongst some of the nominees has been far greater than any of the other categories. No less than 10 of the semi-finalsts either tweeted to their followers on twitter to vote, or retweeted the post I made about them qualifying.
On the male side, the semi-final leader was also the 1st round leader. From "Once Upon A Time" the recently offed Peter Pan character actor Robbie Kay had a sizable lead at 570 votes, more than doubling his closest rival, his castmate & temporary Peter Pan Jared Gilmore who finished with 217 votes. In 3rd was the growing up faster than he ever should have Carl from "The Walking dead" actor Chandler Riggs with 182 votes. Nolan Gould from "Modern Family" was the only other challenger to crack 100 votes with 104 votes, in 5th was Jake T. Austin from "The Fosters" at 81 votes.
The rest of the finalists are Rowan Longworth "Fringe" & Shane Harper "Good Luck Charlie"
Missing the finals - closest to the group was Rowan Longworth "TheKilling" by 10 votes.
On the female side, like the mens side the 1st round winner also led the 2nd round in votes. "Game Of Thrones" attitude filled surviving Stark daughter Arya actress Maisie Williams took the lead with 231 votes. In 2nd was another attitude filled teen, this time Bex Taylor-Klaus, who plays the street-wise Sin from "Arrow" with 199 votes. Sandwiching Taylor-Klaus was another "Game Of Thrones" stark daughter, as Sophie Turner, who plays the elder daughter rounds out the top 3 with 197. Molly C. Quinn from "Castle" was 4th with 165 votes & another Bex Taylor-Klaus selection for her work on "The Killing" rounded out the top 5 with 145 votes.
The rest of the finalists include Taissa Farmiga "American Horror Story", Brighton Sharbino "The Walking Dead" & Gage Golightly "Teen Wolf".
Missing the finals - AnnaSophia Robb "The Carrie Diaries" missed out by 6 votes & Ariana Grande "Victorious" by 16 were the closest of the rest of the semi-finalists.
The finals wills tart January 5 , 2014 HERE
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