The Best Of TV Awards 2013 winner in the category of Best Action or Drama Actress is Stana Katic "Castle".
Unlike her male co-star Stana Katic "Castle" managed to hold on for the 3-peat in her category. Kate beckett, the character Stana Katic brings to life every week on the ABC crime-drama had an adventurous year that saw her character get engaged. With 564 votes Katic managed to eek out a narrow win over finalist newcomer Emily Bett Rickards "Arrow" wth 560 votes.
In 3rd was Lucy Liu "Elementary" with 414 votes.
In 4th was Celina Jade "Arrow". In 5th was Amy Acker "Person of Interest". In 6th was Grace Park "Hawaii Five-O". In 7th was Ellen Pompeo "Grey's Anatomy". In 8th was Taraji P. Henson "Person Of Interest". In 9th was Kacey Rohl "Hannibal". In 10th was Kerry Washington "Scandal".
Day 1 had Amy Acker, Celina Jade both with short leads, while Stana Katic & Emily Bett Rickards held the leads for longer periods. Day 2 thru 4 Katic held the lead. Day 5 Katic & Rickards. Day 6 Katic had the lead, and never gave it up, despite the race getting as close as 2 votes in the final hour.
Stana Katic win by only 4 votes is the smallest margain of victor yin the category. Previous record was 251 by Stana Katic in 2011
1st STANA KATIC "Castle" 564
2nd Emily Bett Rickards "Arrow" 560
3rd Lucy Liu "Elementary" 414
4th Celina Jade "Arrow" 327
5th Amy Acker "Person Of Interest" 296
6th Grace Park "Hawaii Five-O" 270
7th Ellen Pompeo "Grey's Anatomy" 243
8th Taraji P. Henson "Person Of Interest" 195
9th Kacey Rohl "Hannibal" 188
10th Kerry Washington "Scandal" 175
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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