The Best Of TV Awards 2013 winner in the category of Best Action or Drama Actor is John Barrowman "Arrow".
A mild upset in thie castegory as the defending 2-time champion was knocked off by 1st time finalist from "Arrow" John Barrowman. With 566 votes Barrowman, who brings vendetta driven evil mastermind Malcolm Merlyn to life on the CW program came roaring from behind. In the early days, was dead last, but came on strong in the final 4 days & especially the last 2 days when he cut a 27 vote defifict to win to eventual runner up Nathan Fillion "Castle" with 556 votes.
In 3rd was the star of "Arrow" Stephen Amell with 474 votes.
In 4th was Alex O'Loughlin "Hawaii Five-O". In 5th was Mads Mikkelsen "Hannibal". In 6th was Jonny Lee Miller "Elementary". In 7th was James Spader "The Blacklist". In 8th was Matthew Gray Gubler "Criminal Minds". In 9th was Jim Caviezel "Person Of Interest". In 10th was Hugh Dancy "Hannibal".
Day 1 had Mikkelsen with the lead twice, Amell, O'Loughlin & Fillion also held leads. Day 2 had Mikkelsen & Amell switch leads. Day 3 & 4 was Fillion leading. Day 5, 6 & 7 was Fillion & Barrowman flipping leads several times before Barrowman took the lead with about 3 hours left & never gave it back.
John Barrowman winning by only 10 votes is a category record for smallest margain of victory. Previous record was 132 held by Nathan Fillion in 2011.
1st JOHN BARROWMAN "Arrow" 566
2nd Nathan Fillion "Castle" 556
3rd Stephen Amell "Arrow" 474
4th Alex O'Loughlin "Hawaii Five-O" 302
5th Mads Mikkelsen "Hannibal" 287
6th Jonny Lee Miller "Elementary" 275
7th James Spader "The Blacklist" 271
8th Matthew Gray Gubler "Criminal Minds" 268
9th Jim Caviezel "Person of Interest" 255
10th Hugh Dancy "Hannibal" 221
The Best Action Or Drama Program, Actor & Actress categories, previously dominated by Castle, seems to have some new blood this year.
Best Action Or Drama Program semi-final voting was led by a 2nd year show, Arrow with 445 votes. The 2X defending champ Castle was 2nd with 257, Hawaii Five-O came in 3rd with 190. Rounding out the top 5 were Person of Interest & Criminal Minds.
The rest of the finalists are - Elementary, Grey's Anatomy, The Mentalist, Breaking Bad & Rooke Blue.
Missing the finals - Rizzoli And Isles by 9 votes, White Collar by 14 votes & Downton Abbey by 17 votes. The 2010 champ Dexter, in its final season finished a distant 31 votes back. Former 2X finalist Burn Notice was 36 votes back.
Best Action Or Drama Actor semi-final voting had 4 lead changes, but "Arrow" star Stephen Amell led with 373 votes. Mads Mikkelsen "Hannibal" came in 2nd with 281 votes. Another "Arrow" star John Barrowman was 3rd with 262 votes. The 2X Winner in this catgory Nathan Fillion "Castle" was 4th & Hugh Dancy "Hannibal" round out the top 5.
The rest of the finalists are - Alex O'Loughlin "Hawaii Five-O", Jim Caviezel "Person of Interest", Jonny Lee Miller "Elementary", Matthew Gray Gubler "Criminal Minds" & James Spader "The Blacklist"
Missing the finals - Shemar Moore "Criminal Minds" by 8 votes, Paul Blackthorne "Arrow" by 17 votes. Simon Baker "The Mentalist" 18 votes out & Colton Haynes "Arrow" 19 votes back. Finalist last year Michael Emerson "Person Of Interest" was 43 votes back & Bruce Campbell "Burn Notice" was 74 votes out. Former 2X finalist Jeffrey Donovan "Burn Notice" was 81 votes back.
Best Action Or Drama Actress category semi-finals was led by "Arrow" star Emily Bett Rickards with 374 votes. In 2nd is the defending 2X champ Stana Katic "Castle" with 250 votes. Back in 3rd was Ellen Pompeo "Grey's Anatomy" with 193 votes. Rounding out the top 5 were Taraji P. Henson "Person Of Interest" & Lucy Liu "Elementary"
The rest of the finalists are - Kacey Rohl "Hannibal", Amy Acker "Person of Interest", Grace Park "Hawaii Five-O", Celina Jade "Arrow" & Kerry Washington "Scandal".
Missing the finals - Katie Cassidy "Arrow" by 9 votes. Emily Deschanel "Bones" 11 votes. Finalists last year Jennifer Carpenter "Dexter" was 39 votes back, Mireille Enos "The Killing" was 41 votes back.
The finals begin TONIGHT. You can vote HERE
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