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 Actor is Chris Colfer "Glee".
Most unexpected win this year may be Chris Colfer. Not even nominated last year, and only a semi-finalist in 2011, Colfer won this year despite being last after the 1st 2 days of the voting. Once fans of the man who brings openly gay character Kurt Hummel to life on "Glee" realized he was in the finals, they rallied support for him quickly. Colfer won with 917 votes. Runner up was the 2012 Winner Jim Parsons "The Big Bang Theory" with 727 votes.
In 3rd was the 2011 Winner Neil Patrick Harris "How I Met Your Mother" with 624 votes.
In 4th, 3 time finalist, the late Cory Monteith "Glee". In 5th Simon Helberg "The Big Bang Theory". In 6th James Roday "Psych". In 7th Timothy Omundson "Psych". In 8th Jason Segel "How I Met Your Mother". In 9th Danny Pudi "Community". In 10th Jake Johnson "New Girl".
Day 1 Neil Patrick Harris had a comfortable lead. In day 2, NPH yielded the lead to Jim Parsons, who then held the lead till day 5 when Chris Colfer took over & held the lead till the end.
Chris Colfer sets a new category record for votes with 917. The previous record was held by Neil Patrick Harris in 2011 with 763. Colfer also set a category record for largest margain of victory at 190. Previos record in 2011 by NPH at 108.
1st CHRIS COLFER "Glee" 917
2nd Jim Parsons "The Big Bang Theory" 727
3rd Neil Patrick Harris "How I Met Your Mother" 624
4th Cory Monteith "Glee" 401
5th Simon Helberg "The Big Bang Theory" 263
6th James Roday "Psych" 235
7th Timothy Omundson "Psych" 186
8th Jason Segel "How I Met Your Mother" 167
9th Danny Pudi "Community" 150
10th Jake Johnson "New Girl" 126
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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