The Winner of the 2014 Best Of TV Award for Best Recurring Actor is.... Tahmoh Penikett "Supernatural"
You have to hand it to Supernatural fans. While other shows like Castle & Arrow have dominated voting in their respective categories some years for the Best Program, actor & actress in their categories, their lack of support of recurring & guest stars on their shows is quite evident by the combined ZERO top 3 finishes in any of those categories. "Supernatural" on the other hand celebrates its 4th Recurring Actor Award with Tahmoh Penikett winning this year with 698 votes.
In 2nd was Kris Holden-Ried "Lost Girl" as the show was forced to compete for the awards offered to those with 3 to 7 appearance in the year due to the odd schedule the show had. The same for 3rd place finalist "Sherlock" star Benedict Cumberbatch who had the lead for about a day at the beginning before Penikett passed him.
In 4th was Travis Aaron Wade "Supernatural" well ahead of 5th place finisher "Arrow" actor Brandon Routh. A tie for 6th between "Person of Interest" star Enrico Colantoni & "Supernatural" star Curtis Armstrong. 8th was "Once Upon A Time" star Michael raymond James. In 9th was the other "Sherlock" star Martin Freeman. 10th place tie between David Nykl & J.R. Ramirez both of "Arrow" ahead of 12th place Kevin Alejandro also from "Arrow"
1st TAHMOH PENIKETT "Supernatural" 698
2nd KRIS HOLDEN-RIED "Lost Girl" 408
3rd BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH "Sherlock" 302
4th Travis Aaron Wade "Supernatural" 299
5th Brandon Routh "Arrow" 175
6th (tie) Curtis Armstrong "Supernatural" 157
6th (tie) Enrico Colantoni "Person Of Interest" 157
8th Michael Raymond James "Once Upon A Time" 99
9th Martin Freeman "Sherlock" 70
10th (tie) David Nykl "Arrow" 59
10th (tie) J.R. Ramirez "Arrow" 59
12th Kevin Alejandro "Arrow" 56
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 Recurring Actor & Actress
Vote totals are in RED TEXT
Finalists are in BOLD TEXT
Best Recurring Actor
TAHMOH PENIKETT (Supernatural) 419
TRAVIS AARON WADE (Supernatural) 272
BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH (Sherlock) 243
BRANDON ROUTH (Arrow) 229
CURTIS ARMSTRONG (Supernatural) 183
KRIS HOLDEN-RIED (Lost Girl) 171
J.R. RAMIREZ (Arrow) 159
MARTIN FREEMAN (Sherlock) 152
KEVIN ALEJANDRO (Arrow) 143
DAVID NYKL (Arrow) 114
ENRICO COLANTONI (Person Of Interest) 94
MICHAEL RAYMOND-JAMES (Once Upon A Time) 78
BILL PAXTON (Agents Of SHIELD) 66, MICHAEL SOCHA (Once Upon A Time) 59, RAPHAEL SBARGE (Once Upon A Time) 52, RYAN ROBBINS (Continuum) 45, KURT FULLER (Psych) 40, ROBIN DUNNE (Defiance) 38, PETER STORMARE (The Blacklist) 36, ADAM COPELAND (Haven) 26
Best Recurring Actress
ALAINA HUFFMAN (Supernatural) 314
KATRINA LAW (Arrow) 247
ERICA CARROLL (Supernatural) 221
GILLIAN ANDERSON (Hannibal) 160
ANNA SILK (Lost Girl) 156
KSENIA SOLO (Lost Girl) 147
CELINA JADE (Arrow) 136
ARWEN HUMPHRIES (Murdoch Mysteries) 136
ALEX KINGSTON (Arrow) 131
BEX TAYLOR-KLAUS (Arrow) 105
SUMMER GLAU (Arrow) 98, MEGHAN ORY (Once Upon A Time) 86, DIANA RIGG (Game Of Thrones) 76, CYNTHIA ADDAI-ROBINSON (Arrow) 68, ZOIE PALMER (Lost Girl) 51, SUSAN BLOMMAERT (The Blacklist) 28
the Recurring Actor category has historically been the "favorite Supernatural Recurring actor" category as 3 different SPN actors have won the title, this year seems like nothing will change there. Tahmoh Penikett & Travis Aaron Wade look like they are in a race to see who will will. Of course, if Sherlock fans ever catch on in the finals, dont count out Benedict Cumberbatch, who because of the shortened seasons of Sherlock finds himself in this category without any complaints from his fans. Brandon Routh from Arrow, Curtis Armstrong from Supernatural and Kris Holden-Ried from Lost Girl all seem like they are within striking distance of making a run at the award as well.
The Recurring Actress category. Historically known as the "favorite Supernatural Recurring actress" category with 3 seperate winners from the show in the past taking the award may be that again. But unlike on the mens side of the category, there does seem to be someone from outside the show looking to play upset. Katrina Law from Arrow finds herself sandwiched between last years 3rd place finalist Alaina Huffman & Erica Carroll from Supernatural in the top 3. 4th place in the finals went to Gillian Anderson from Hannibal, and she finds herself going into the finals again as a 4th place contender. Last years 5th place finalist Bex Taylor-Klaus from Arrow sneaks into the finals by just 7 votes, making it 3 repeat finalists in this category this year. Anna Silk & Ksenia Solo from Lost Girl made the finals, however last years Best Sci-Fi or Fantasy Actress Zoie Palmer did not because of the voting penalties.
I am going to take a moment here to talk about the voting penalties. I had 1 specific person whine A LOT about this. She went thru the trouble of making a long winded excuse why its unfair to Lost Girl specifically and post it on the blog post about the penalties, then when she was proven wrong with my reply, she took back to twitter (where she had badgered me with dozens of tweets PRIOR to the blog post) to bitch & whine about how unfair it is. She then posted a 22 paragraph rant on tumblr, and was again proven wrong with my 37 paragraph reply, and chose to delete my reply from her posts replies. I have no doubt that if this psycho had spent the same time SUPPORTING her favorites, instead of trying to coerce me to ignore the penalties that the shows fans earned, then perhaps the person most impacted by this, Zoie Palmer, would have made the finals of this category. I am quite confident this particular fanbase was capable of scrounging up 60 or so votes, they certainly do most times. To be honest, I thought even with the penalty levied against her, this was still going to be a cakewalk for the actress. Instead, her fans threw a temper tantrum, told people others they werent supporting these awards (like a person with a few 100 twitter followers is a vital endorsement... I dont even think with my 6000 followers I am a vital endorsement of ANYTHING). This 1 particular psycho spent HOURS trying to coerce, bully and defame me to change my mind. As you can see by the results, I did not. Perhaps her, and her supporters, and the fans of THIS SHOW SPECIFICALLY will understand in the future to read rules, and follow them. Instead of, as she put it "ASSUME" things would be how they want them to be. I openly stated I hope these penalties affect at least 1 of the shows candidates from making a finals just to make sure they understand the severity of their punishment... well, they paid for it big time. Choosing the category that they likely valued the most next to best couple to boycott cost them the chance to see their favorite win back to back years in different categories, to be the 1st non-SPN winner of the category. History could have been made. Instead, they whined. Just like Breaking Bad fans did when the show wasnt eligble for the Emmys 1 year, and Fringe fans did last year when their leads were ineligible for the main actor/actress categories, just as Sherlock fans did this year.....wait, correction. I never heard a peep out of ANY of those fanbases over those. Ok, stepping off my soapbox now.
The Finals for these categories will take place in January 2015 HERE
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