The 2015 Best Of TV Awards Winner for Best Comedy Actress is Lea Michele "Glee".
Lea Michele "Glee" wins the Best Comedy Actress award in her final chance for her portrayal of Rachel Berry on this show. Lea was frequently a finalist in the category, making it to the finals 4 times, including last years 8th place finish. This is the first year she finished ahead of her co-star Jane Lynch, who this year finished 3rd.
This ended the 4 year run of "The Big Bang Theory" winning it with Mayim Bialik (2012, 2014) finishing in 2nd this year and Kaley Cuoco (2011, 2013) finishing 4th. Sanwiched in between the former winners was Jane Lynch in 3rd. Kat Dennings "2 Broke Girls" rounded out the top 5 for the 2nd year in a row.
Zooey Deschanel "New Girl" was 6th, Amy Poehler "Parks And Recreation" 7th, Sofia Vergara "Modern Family" 8th, Melissa Rauch "The Big Bang Theory" 9th, Uzo Aduba "Orange Is The New Black" 10th.
Taylor Schilling "Orange Is The New Black" returned to the finals for a 2nd time, dropping from 7th last year to 14th this year.
Anna Faris "Mom", Gina Rodriguez "Jane The Virgin", Wendi McLendon-Covey "The Goldbergs", Constance Wu "Fresh Off The Boat", Ellie Kemper "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt", Chelsea Peretti "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" all were first time finalists.
1st LEA MICHELE "Glee" 628
2nd MAYIM BIALIK "The Big Bang Theory" 410
3rd JANE LYNCH "Glee" 347
4th KALEY CUOCO "The Big Bang Theory" 310
5th KAT DENNINGS "2 Broke Girls" 240
6th ZOOEY DESCHANEL "New Girl" 135
7th AMY POEHLER "Parks & Recreation" 132
8th SOFIA VERGARA "Modern Family" 122
9th MELISSA RAUCH "The Big Bang Theory" 118
10th UZO ADUBA "Orange Is The New Black" 101
11th ANNA FARIS "Mom" 95
12th GINA RODRIGUEZ "Jane The Virgin" 90
13th WENDI MCLENDON-COVEY "The Goldbergs" 85
14th TAYLOR SCHILLING "Orange Is The New Black" 78
15th CONSTANCE WU "Fresh Off The Boat" 74
16th ELLIE KEMPER "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" 69
17th CHELSEA PERETTI "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" 66
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.
This is the 1st award for Lea Michele, and 3rd for Glee in the history of the awards.
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Best Of TV Awards 2015 - Results for Semi-Finals and FINALISTS for Best Comedy Program, Actor and Actress
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 Best Comedy Program, Actor & Actress categories took place a couple weeks ago.
Here are the complete results (BOLD nominees have qualified for the Finals)
Best Comedy Program
THE BIG BANG THEORY (CBS) 241
ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK (Netflix) 145
BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (FOX) 115
MODERN FAMILY (ABC) 107
2 BROKE GIRLS (CBS) 82
JANE THE VIRGIN (CW) 71
GLEE (FOX) 56
SHAMELESS (Showtime) 48
NEW GIRL (FOX) 45
THE GOLDBERGS (ABC) 43
VEEP (HBO) 42
Mom (CBS) 35, Community (Yahoo) 32, House Of Lies (Showtime) 20, Trailer Park Boys (Netflix) 10
Best Comedy Actor
JIM PARSONS "The Big Bang Theory" 197
CHRIS COLFER "Glee" 178
TIMOTHY OMUNDSON "Galavant" 107
SIMON HELBERG "The Big Bang Theory" 84
CHRIS PRATT "Parks And Recreation" 70
ANDY SAMBERG "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" 63
KEVIN SUSSMAN "The Big Bang Theory" 62
TY BURRELL "Modern Family" 47
TERRY CREWS "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" 45
TITUSS BURGESS "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" 44
ED O'NEILL "Modern Family" 43
DON CHEADLE "House Of Lies" 42
DARREN CRISS "Glee" 41
CHARLIE DAY "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia" 39
WILLIAM H. MACY "Shameless" 38
Nick Offerman "Parks And Recreation" 34, Andre Braugher "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" 31, Matt Leblanc "Episodes" 30, Anthony Anderson "Black-ish" 29, Troy Gentile "The Goldbergs" 25, Tony Hale "Veep" 24, Joshua Sasse "Galavant" 23, Luke Youngblood "Galvant" 22, Danny Pudi "Community" 21, Vinnie Jones "Galavant" 21, Jeff Garlin "The Goldbergs" 21, Joel McHale "Community" 16, Louis CK "Louie" 14 , Robb Wells "Trailer Park Boys" 8, John Paul Tremblay "Trailer Park Boys" 7
Best Comedy Actress
MAYIM BIALIK "The Big Bang Theory" 128
KALEY CUOCO "The Big Bang Theory" 128
KAT DENNINGS "2 Broke Girls" 96
MELISSA RAUCH "The Big Bang Theory" 79
UZO ADUBA "Orange Is The New Black" 77
TAYLOR SCHILLING "Orange Is The New Black" 68
SOFIA VERGARA "Modern Family" 67
JANE LYNCH "Glee" 58
AMY POEHLER "Parks And Recreation" 54
GINA RODRIGUEZ "Jane The Virgin" 52
ZOOEY DESCHANEL "New Girl" 50
LEA MICHELE "Glee" 49
ELLIE KEMPER "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" 49
CONSTANCE WU "Fresh Off The Boat" 47
CHELSEA PERETTI "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" 46
WENDI MCLENDON-COVEY "The Goldbergs" 46
ANNA FARIS "Mom" 45
Beth Behrs "2 Broke Girls" 36, Julia Louis Dreyfus "Veep" 35, Betty White "Hot In Cleveland" 32, Melissa Fumero "Brooklyn Nine-Nine", Karen david "Galavant" 26, Hayley Orrantia "The Goldbergs" 26, Stephanie Beatriz "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" 25, Mallory Jansen "Galavant" 24, Alison brie "Community" 22, Carol Kane "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" 21, Lauren Adams "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" 12, Sara Chase "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" 9, Gillian Jacobs "Community" 8
The Best Comedy Program category has been dominated by The Big Bang Theory since its inception and it looks like this eyar is probably going to be the same. Both last years runner up How I Met Your Mother, and 3rd place Psych, are no longer eligible, leaving a large gap between last eyars contenders and the champ.TBBT, looking for its 6th straight win, led semi-final voting by a near 5 to 3 margin over the 2nd place show Orange Is The New Black, making the finals for the first time. Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Modern family, Glee & 2 Broke Girls all find themselves back in the finals. New Girl returns to the finals, after being there in 2013. Jane The Virgin, Shameless, The Goldbergs and Veep all make their debuts in the finals.
The Best Comedy Actor Category will see the winners of the last 3 awards battle it out again. Two time winner & defending champion Jim Parsons "The Big Bang Theory" had a slight lead over 2013 winner Chris Colfer "Glee" in the semi-finals. With 5 of last years 10 finalists not making the finals this year, either thru being voted out, or no longer eligible, there is a new crop of contenders to make a run at the two champs. Timothy Omundson "Galavant" is back in the finals, after making it there 3 times in a row for his work on "Psych". Simon Helberg returns a 3rd time to join his "The Big Bang Theory" star Jim parsons in the finals along with 1st time finalist Kevin Sussman. Chris Pratt "Parks And Recreation" finds himself back in the finals for the first time since 2011. Andy Samberg and Terry Crews "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" both make the finals, this is Sambergs 2nd time after making it last year. Tituss Burgess "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt", William H. Macy "Shameless", Don Cheadle "House Of Lies", Charlie Day "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia" and "Modern family" duo Ed O'Neil and Ty Burrell all find themselves in the finals for the first time.
The Best Comedy Actress Category seems to be headed for another battle between the two 2X Winners in this c ategory from The Big Bang Theory. Kaley Cuoco (2011, 2013) and Mayim Bialik (2012, 2014) have dominated this category since its inception, winning all 4 titles between them. This year, things are so close that the semi-finals saw the pair TIE for first. Last years final was decided by TWO (2) votes. So the tie isnt really too big of a shocker. Their co-star Melissa Rauch will again join them in the finals for the 3rd consecutive year. The Big Bang Theory trio will see their competition this year come from the likes of 3X finalist Kat Dennings "2 Broke Girls" with a 3rd place finish in the semi-finals, she looks to improve on her career best 5th place last year.. Orange Is The New Black duo of Taylor Schilling and Uzo Aduba are back in the finals after making them for the 1st time last year. Glee again has Jane Lynch (in her 5th try) and Lea Michele ( her 4th try). Zooey Deschanel "New Girl" returns for a 3rd time to the final after missing last years finals. Sofia Vergara "Modern Family" and Amy Poehler "Parks And Recreation" both return to the finals for their 2nd time. Newcomers to the finals include "Jane The Virgin" Golden Globe winning actress Gina Rodriguez, "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" star Ellie Kemper, "Fresh off the Boat" star Constance Wu, Chelsea Peretti from "Brooklyn Nine-Nine", Wendi McLendon-Covey "The Goldbergs" and Anna Faris "Mom".
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
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 Comedy Actor, Actress and Program
Vote Totals are in RED TEXT
Finalists are in BOLD TEXT
Best Comedy Actor
CHRIS COLFER (Glee) 214
NEIL PATRICK HARRIS (How I Met Your Mother) 66
JIM PARSONS (The Big Bang Theory) 64
DARREN CRISS (Glee) 34
SIMON HELBERG (The Big Bang Theory) 31
JAMES RODAY (Psych) 28
TIMOTHY OMUNDSON (Psych) 27
JASON SEGEL (How I Met Your Mother) 25
JAKE JOHNSON (New Girl) 21
ANDY SAMBERG (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) 20
ED O'NEILL (Modern Family) 17, TERRY CREWS (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) 16, ANDRE BRAUGHER (Brooklyn 99) 15, TY BURRELL (Modern Family) 15, WILLIAM H. MACY (Shameless) 14, DANNY PUDI (Community) 12, JOEL MCHALE (Community) 11, DON CHEADLE (House Of Lies) 10
Best Comedy Actress
MAYIM BIALIK (The Big Bang Theory) 52
KALEY CUOCO (The Big Bang Theory) 49
ALYSON HANNIGAN (How I Met Your Mother) 38
UZO ADUBA (Orange Is The New Black) 38
LEA MICHELE (Glee) 37
JANE LYNCH (Glee) 26
MELISSA RAUCH (The Big Bang Theory) 36
KAT DENNINGS (2 Broke Girls) 34
AMY POEHLER (Parks And Recreation) 29
TAYLOR SCHILLING (Orange Is The New Black) 28
SOFIA VERGARA (Modern Family) 27
ZOOEY DESCHANEL (New Girl) 23, KATE MULGREW (Orange Is The New Black) 23, NATASHA LYONNE (Orange Is The New Black) 21, WENDI MCLENDON-COVEY (The Goldbergs) 19, CHELSEA PERETTI (Broolyn 99) 17, ALISON BRIE (Community) 17, BETH BEHRS (2 Broke Girls) 16, MELISSA FUMERO (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) 16, STEPHANIE BEATRIZ (Brooklyn 99) 14, HAYLEY ORRANTIA (The Goldbergs) 12
Best Comedy Program
THE BIG BANG THEORY 79
HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER 52
2 BROKE GIRLS 36
BROOKLYN NINE-NINE 27
MODERN FAMILY 26
THE GOLDBERGS 20, COMMUNITY 17, PARKS AND RECREATION 17, NEW GIRL 16
Three consecutive years there has been a different winner for the Best Comedy Actor award. Neil Patrick harris of How I Met Your Mother winning the inagural title, Jim Parsons of The Big Bang Theory winning in 2012, Chris Colfer of Glee winning last years. This year, they go into the finals as the top 3 vote getters in the semi-finals with last years winner Colfer finishing with a massive lead. The likelyhood that this years winner will not be a former winner is pretty unlikely as 4th & 5th are both from shows that the top 3 are from, and finished well back. Perrenial 1st round powerhouse Timothy Omundson, in his characters swan song will take 1 last crack to win, but odds are steep as his co-star James Roday from Psych also made the finals, which will split the limited vote pootl of this show probably. Every finalist from last year is back this year except the late Cory Monteith from Glee. Andy Samberg of Brooklyn Nine-Nine is the only newcomer to the category finals.
The Comedy Actress award looks poised to he another Big Bang Theory showdown with the only winners in the shows history. 2 Time winner Kaley Cuoco looks to defend her 2013 award against her co-star 2012 winner Mayim Bialik. Last years 3rd place finalist Alyson Hannigan from How I Met Your Mother, in her final run at the honour, again looks poised for a 3rd place finish if the semi-finals are an indication. 7 of the 10 finalists last year are back, only Zooey Deschanel, Alison Brie & Cobie Smulders are not back. Orange Is The New Black actresses Uzo Aduba & Taylor Schilling find themselves in the finals, along with Sofia Vergara from Modern Family for her 1st time and Amy Poehler of Parks & Recreation.
The Comedy Program looks poised to stay in the hands of The Big Bang Theory. The only show to win ever Best Show category it is eligible for since the invention of these awards has the inside track on winning a 5th straight with continual contenders Glee & How I Met Your Mother making up the best chance at an upset. Psych in its final run will also take 1 last crack at the title in its 4th & final finals. Only newcomer to the mix this year is Brooklyn Nine-Nine, a semi-finalists in the New Progrma category last year.
The Finals for these categories will take place in January 2015 HERE
The Best Of TV Awards 2013 winner in the category of Best Comedy Actress is Kaley Cuoco "The Big Bang Theory".
After surrendering the 2012 honour to her "The Big Bang Theory" castmate Mayim Bialik, Kaley Cuoco returns in 2013 to take the award. The "every geeks dream girl" Penny on the show has become a hit with many people around the world, and its vaulted Kaley into a level of fandom rarely seen with sitcom actresses. With 525 votes Kaley won handily. Runner up Mayim Bialik "The Big Bang Theory", the 2012 winner finished 2nd with 371 votes.
In 3rd was Alyson Hannigan "How I Met Your Mother" with 344 votes.
In 4th was Jane Lynch "Glee". In 5th was Zooey Deschanel "New Girl". In 6th Kat Dennings "2 Broke Girls". In 7th was Lea Michele "Glee". In 8th was Cobie Smulders "How I Met Your Mother". In 9th was Melissa Rauch "The Big Bang Theory". In 10th was Alison Brie "Community"
Melissa Rauch & Mayim Bialik had a breif lead on day 1, before Kaley took the lead & never surrendered it.
Kaley Cuoco becomes the 1st actor or actress in the Comedy categories to win multiple awards.
1ST KALEY CUOCO "The Big Bang Theory" 525
2nd Mayim Bialik "The Big Bang Theory" 371
3rd Alyson Hannigan "How I Met Your Mother" 344
4th Jane Lynch "Glee" 315
5th Zooey Deschanel "New Girl" 296
6th Kat Dennings "2 Broke Girls" 260
7th Lea Michele "Glee" 257
8th Cobie Smulders "How I Met Your Mother" 244
9th Melissa Rauch "The Big Bang Theory" 232
10th Alison Brie "Community" 181
The Best Comedy Program, actor & actress categories were dominated by The Big Bang Theory last year. This year could end up the same way.
Best Comedy Program category had very few shocks as the 3X Best Comedy Program winners The Big Bang Theory led voters with 147 votes. Well back in 2nd How I Met Your Mother with 104 votes. In 3rd was another CBS show 2 Broke Girls with 68 votes. Rounding out the top 6 was a 3 way tie for 4th, Modern Family, New Girl & Psych.
The rest of the Finalists are - Glee, Community, Parks & Recreation & 30 Rock
Missing the finals - Raising Hope by 5 votes, Wilfred by 10 votes, Girls by 11 votes & 2010 finalist Its Always Sunny In Philadelphia far back 20 votes out.
Best Comedy Actor category might be on the verge of hits 3rd different winner in 3 years.
Chris Colfer "Glee" led the semi-finals in voting with 201 votes. The 2011 winner Neil Patrick Harris "How I Met Your Mother" was 2nd with 155 votes, last years winner Jim Parsons "The Big Bang Theory" was 3rd with 141 votes. Rounding out the top 5 are the late Cory Monteith "Glee" & Simon Helberg "The Big Bang Theory".
The rest of the finalists are - Jason Segel "How I Met Your Mother", Timothy Omundson "Psych", Jake Johnson "New Girl", Danny Pudi "Community" & James Roday "Psych".
Missing the finals - 2011 finalist Joel McHale "Community" by 5 votes, Andy Samberg "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" by 7 votes. 2011 finalist Donald Glover "Community" was 14 votes back.
Best Comedy Actress category looks like it will come down to a battle of the former champions.
2011 champ Kaley Cuoco "The Big Bang Theory" narrowly led the semi-finals with 100 votes over 2012 champion & cast mate Mayim Bialik with 98 votes. Alyson Hannigan "How I Met Your Mother" makes her 1st finals appearance after coming in 3rd with 83 votes. Rounding out the top 5. Zooey Deschanel "New Girl" & Kat Dennings "2 Broke Girls"
The rest of the finalists are - Cobie Smulders "How I Met Your Mother", Melissa Rauch "The Big Bang Theory", last years runner-up Jane Lynch "Glee" Lea Michele "Glee" & Alison Brie "Community"
Missing the finals - Sophia vergara "Modern Family" by 3 votes, Amy Poehler "Parks And Recreation" by 5 votes, & 2X finalist Maggie Lawson "Psych" by 10 votes
The finals started January 5, 2014 for some categories. The Comedy category Finals begin later today January 18, 2014 and voting will happen HERE
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