The 2018 Best Of TV Awards winner in the category of Best Director is - James Bamford "The Slabside Redemption" (Arrow).
This years winner for Best Director is James Bamford "The Slabside Redemption" (Arrow), giving the show their 1st award in this category. This is the shows 19th award in the history of the BOTVAs. This is their 5th consecutive finals appearance (1st, 1st, 4th, 3rd).
Runner Ups were Alex O'Loughlin "E Ho'Oko Kuleana" (Hawaii Five-0) & the 2017 Winner, Richard Speight Jr. "Unfinished Business" (Supernatural) with 14 votes each.
This was the 1st finals for Alex O'Loughlin, and Hawaii Five-0 as a show in this category. Richard Speight Jr. made his 2nd & 3rd finals appearance this year (1st in 2017, 7th in 2018), and the 16th finals appearance for the show.
Fourth, was Dan Good "Brooklyn Nine Nine" with 13 votes in his, and the shows first ever finals appearance. Also Fourth, Mark Tonderai "Doctor Who" with his, and the shows first finals appearance.
Sixth, John Requa and Glenn Ficarra "This Is Us" with 12 votes in theirs, and the shows, 2nd consecutive finals (7th). Seventh is the 2017 Winner Richard Speight Jr. "Supernatural" in his 2nd finals appearnce in this year, and 3rd in 2 consecutrive years with 11 votes. Eight is Lana Parrilla "Once Upon A Time" in hers, and the shows 1st finals appearance. Also Eighth Robert Singer "Supernatural" in his 2nd consecutive finals appearance (3rd) Also in Eighth was Gregory Smith "The Flash" in his 2nd finals (10th "Rookie Blue" in 2015) with 8 votes.
James Bamford "Arrow" also finishes 11th
Eagle Egilsson "Lucifer" was 11th, his first finals since 2016, this was the 3rd consecutive year for Lucifer in the finals.
First time finalists, Claudia Yarmy, Nathan Hope
1st JAMES BAMFORD "THE SLASBIDE REDEMPTION" (ARROW) 16
2nd ALEX O'LOUGHLIN "E HO'OKO KULEANA" (HAWAII FIVE-0) 14
3rd RICHARD SPEIGHT JR. "UNFINISHED BUSINESS" (SUPERNATURAL) 14
4th Dan Good "Jake & Amy" (Brooklyn Nine Nine) 13
4th Mark Tonderai "Rosa" (Doctor Who) 13
6th John Requa & Glenn Ficarra "Superbowl Sunday" (This Is Us) 12
7th Richard Speight Jr. "Gods And Monsters" (Supernatural) 11
8th Lana Parrilla "Chosen" (Once Upon A Time) 8
8th Robert Singer "Scoobynatural" (Supernatural) 8
8th Gregory Smith "Enter Flashtime" (The Flash) 8
11th James Bamford "Inmate 4587" (Arrow) 7
11th Eagle Egilsson "A Devil Of My Word" (Lucifer) 7
13th Claudia Yarmy "Quintessential Deckerstar" (Lucifer) 6
14th Nathan Hope "Orange Is The New Maze" (Lucifer) 3
James Bamford winning total of 16 votes is the lowest winning vote total in this category. However, it should be stated the voting time length of this years award was considerably shorter than years prior due to a scheduling error. Previous record was with votes. The previous record for the least votes for a winner was 496 by Brad Falchuk "Glee" in 2013.
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To see all of the all time winners you can find them HERE
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