Best Of TV Awards 2015 - Results for Semi-Finals voting and FINALISTS for Best Action or Drama Actor, Actress and Program
The 2015 Best Of TV Awards finals are under way. The 6th annual BOTVA's have already shattered the previous record for votes in the first round combined. With over 487,000 votes. The 2015 BOTVA's all time record is 575,000 votes in a year has also fallen now.
The Semi-Final rounds for Best Action or Drama Actor, Actress and Program categories took place a couple weeks ago.
Here are the complete results (BOLD nominees have qualified for the Finals)
Best Action or Drama Program
PERSON OF INTEREST 285
HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER 93
CRIMINAL MINDS 91
HAWAII FIVE-O 77
THE BLACKLIST 67
RIZZOLI AND ISLES 65
ROOKIE BLUE 55
Elementary 51, fargo 34, Revenge 34, House Of Cards 23, Saving Hope 19, Homeland 15, Justified 15
Best Action or Drama Actor
STEPHEN AMELL "Arrow" 767
NATHAN FILLION "Caslte" 299
MADS MIKKELSEN "Hannibal" 282
RAMI MALEK "Mr. Robot" 237
MICHAEL EMERSON "Person Of Interest" 216
HUGH DANCY "Hannibal" 168
JOHN BARROWMAN "Arrow" 158
JIM CAVIEZEL "Person Of Interest" 152
KEVIN CHAPMAN "Person Of Interest" 152
JON HUERTAS "Castle" 121
PAUL BLACKTHORNE "Arrow" 105
YANNICK BISSON "Murdoch Mysteries" 88
ALEX O'LOUGHLIN "Hawaii Five-0" 84
ROBIN LORD TAYLOR "Gotham" 80
CHARLIE COX "Daredevil" 79
BEN MCKENZIE "Gotham" 78
JAMES SPADER "The Blacklist" 75
Qualified for finals, but did not finish in the top 3 for their program
Colton Haynes "Arrow" 95
Jonny Lee Miller "Elementary" 67, Shemar Moore "Criminal Minds" 63, Ben bass "Rookie Blue" 62, Brandon Routh "Arrow" 58, Lawrence Fishburne "Hannibal" 53, Cory Michael Smith "Gotham" 50, Sean Pertwee "Gotham" 45, Scott Caan "Hawaii Five-0" 43, Daniel Dae Kim "Hawaii Five-0" 38, Ryan Eggold "The Blacklist" 35, gabriel Mann "Revenge" 33, gregory Smith "Rookie Blue" 32, Kevin Spacey "House Of Cards" 29, Travis Milne "Rookie Blue" 29, Elden Henson "daredevil" 24, Timothy Olyphant "Justified" 20, Nick Weschler "Revenge" 18, Philip Winchester "The Player" 17, Kristoffer Polaha "Backstrom" 14, Bob Odenkirk "Better Call Saul" 13, Wesley Snipes "The Player" 12, Liev Schrieber "Ray Donovan" 10
Best Action or Drama Actress
EMILY BETT RICKARDS "Arrow" 843
STANA KATIC "Castle" 312
AMY ACKER "Person Of Interest" 285
SARAH SHAHI "Person Of Interest" 229
GILLIAN ANDERSON "Hannibal" 190
MOLLY QUINN "Castle" 121
WILLA HOLLAND "Arrow" 115
VIOLA DAVIS "How To Get Away With Murder" 110
CAROLINE DHAVERNAS "Hannibal" 100
HELENE JOY "Murdoch Mysteries" 89
KATIE CASSIDY "Arrow" 83
SASHA ALEXANDER "Rizzoli And Isles" 72
GRACE PARK "Hawaii Five-O" 67
LUCY LIU "Elementary" 65
TARAJI P HENSON "Empire" 64
ANGIE HARMON "Rizzoli And Isles" 61
MISSY PEREGRYM "Rookie Blue" 60
Megan Boone "The Blacklist" 53, Emily VanCamp "Revenge" 50, Deborah Ann Woll "Daredevil" 48, Kerry Washington "Scandal" 44, Pauley Perrette "NCIS" 43, Erin Richards "Gotham" 42, Chelsea Spack "Gotham" 39, Vera farmiga "Bates Motel" 37, Jennifer Love Hewitt "Criminal Minds" 37, Beatrice Rosen "Backstrom" 31, Clare Danes "Homeland" 29, Charlotte Sullivan "Rookie Blue" 28, Robin Wright "House Of cards" 27, Bex taylor-Klaus "Scream" 27, Shiri Appleby "UnReal" 25, Laura Carmichael "Downton Abbey" 24, Olivia Cooke "Bates Motel" 20, Madeleine Stowe "Revenge" 19, Erica Durance "Saving Hope" 19, Charity Wakefield "The Player" 18, Lauren Holly "Motive" 17, Willa Fitzgerald "Scream" 14, Katie Holmes "Ray Donovan" 10
The Best Action or Drama Program category appears set to crown its first 3X winner as the defending 2 time winner Arrow ran away with the semi-final voting. Person Of Interest finds itself in the finals for a 5th consecutive year, 4th time in this category (plus 2011 New Program category), they will try to improve on their all time best 5th place finish & their 2nd in the semi-finals bodes well for that happening. Last years runner up and former 2X category winners Castle are again in the mix with a 3rd place finish in the semis. Hannibal finds themselves back in the finals for a 2nd time, looking to improve on their 7th place finish last year. Criminal Minds stays in the finals, making it an unprecidented 6th finals appearance in this category. Still hoping to get their 1st win, with a 2nd & 3rd in the past few years. Hawaii Five-0 is back for their 5th finals. The Blacklist is in their 2nd straight finals. Rookie Blue is in the finals for a 2nd time, their last appearance was in 2013.
Gotham and How To Get Away With Murder find themselves in the finals for the first time in this category. Last year they both made it in the New Program category. Rizzoli And Isles makes the finals for the first time in any category.
The Best Action or Drama Actor Category will not have a repeat winner as last years winner Christopher Gorham "Covert Affairs" is not eligible this year. There are two former Winners in the mix though. The 2013 winner John Barrowman "Arrow" is once again back, along with his shows star Stephen Amell, who led semi-final voting (as he did last year as well) and Paul Blackthorne for his 2nd time. The 2012 & 2011 winner Nathan Fillion "Castle" who is joined this time by 1st time finalst Jon Huertas from his show. Mads Mikkelsen & Hugh Dancy "Hannibal" both are back for a 3rd consecutive finals. Jim Caviezel and Michael Emerson "Person Of Interest" are back in the finals, caviezel for his 3rd time (missing last year) and Emerson for his 2nd (first time since 2012) along with their cast mate Kevin Chapman making his 1st finals. Yannick Bisson "Murdoch Mysteries" makes the finals for the 2nd time. Alex O'Loughlin "Hawaii Five-0" is back for his 4th finals. Ben McKenzie "Gotham" returns to the finals for his 2nd year in a row, along with 1st time finalist from the show Robin Lord taylor. James Spader "The Blacklist" slips into the last spot of the finals, making it his 3rd consecutive finals.
In the finals for the first time, along with Huertas, Chapman and Taylor are Rami Malek "Mr. Robot" and Charlie Cox "Daredevil" in their shows 1st year.
The Best Action or Drama Actress Category had last years winner leading the semi-final voting as Emily Bett Rickards "Arrow" led by a wide margin, her co-stars Katie Cassidy & Willa Holland also made it for the 2nd time each. The former 3 time winner Stana Katic "Castle" was 2nd and will be joined this year in the finals by co-star Molly Quinn for her 1st time. Amy Acker "Person Of Interest" who plays Root, the May Madness Character winner this past year was 3rd and makes the finals for her 3rd time. She is joined by 1st time finalist Sarah Shahi from the show. Gillian Anderson "Hannibal" a finalist last year in the recurring actress category is back this time in the action/drama actress category, along with co-star Caroline Dhavernas. Helene Joy "Murdoch Mysteries" makes the finals for the 2nd consecutive year. Lucy Liu "Elementary" is back for her 3rd time as is Grace Park "Hawaii Five-0". Taraji P Henson "
Empire" makes the finals for the first time on this show, and her 2nd time in the category, previously with "Person Of Interest" in 2013.
In the finals for the first time besides Molly Quinn, Sarah Shahi, Gillian Anderson and Caroline Dhavernas. Viola Davis "How To Get Away With Murder. Sasha Alexander & Angie Harmon "Rizzoli And Isles", Missy Peregrym "Rookie Blue" making this the 1st finals appearance for a Rookie Blue main cast member.
The Final round of the 2015 Best Of TV Awards is under way. Each voting round will last 3 to 6 days..
Voting, and a complete list of nominees in all categories can be found HERE
The Winner of the 2014 Best Of TV Award for Best Action or Drama Actress is.... Emily Bett Rickards "Arrow"
After last years near miss, it was not a large shock that this years winner for Best Action or Drama Actress is Emily Bett rickards from "Arrow. In 2013 this years runner up Stana Katic "Castle" won her 3rd consecutive award with a narrow 4 vote win over Rickards. This year Emily left no doubt who would win with a 1912 vote total and a 700 vote margin of victory, both category records. Katic with 1212 finds herself in 2nd. In 3rd was a tie between Maggie Smith of "Downton Abbey" in her 1st finals appearance and Amy Acker "Person of Interest" who was 5th last year.
In 5th is Pauley Perrette "NCIS" marking the 1st ever finals appearance for the show in any category. In 6th was last years 3rd place finalist Lucy Liu "Elementary". In 7th Helene Joy "Murdoch Mysteries" in her 1st finals appearance. In 8th is Katie Cassidy "Arrow" in her 1st finals appearance. In 9th is Grace Park "Hawaii Five-O" down from her 6th place finish last year. 10th thru 12 are all from "Arrow" Susanna Thompson, Willa Holland & Caity Lotz all in their 1st finals for Best Sci-Fi or fantasy Actress.
1st EMILY BETT RICKARDS "Arrow" 1912
2nd STANA KATIC "Castle" 1212
3rd (tie) MAGGIE SMITH "Downton Abbey" 516
3rd (tie) AMY ACKER "Person of Interest" 516
5th Pauley Perrette "NCIS" 488
6th Lucy Liu "Elementary" 279
7th Helene Joy "Murdoch Mysteries" 175
8th Katie Cassidy "Arrow" 144
9th Grace Park "Hawaii Five-O" 142
10th Susanna Thompson "Arrow" 135
11th Willa Holland "Arrow" 120
12th Caity Lotz "Arrow" 90
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 Action or Drama Actor, Actress & Program
Best Action or Drama Actor
STEPHEN AMELL (Arrow) 633
CHRISTOPHER GORHAM (Covert Affairs) 403
JOHN BARROWMAN (Arrow) 399
MADS MIKKELSEN (Hannibal) 390
NATHAN FILLION (Castle) 361
ALEX O'LOUGHLIN 228 (Hawaii Five-O) 228
HUGH DANCY (Hannibal) 199
PAUL BLACKTHORNE(Arrow) 189
COLTON HAYNES (Arrow) 187
YANNICK BISSON (Murdoch Mysteries) 177
JAMES SPADER (The Blacklist) 150
BEN MCKENZIE (Gotham) 137
JON HUERTAS (Castle) 126, JOHNNY LEE MILLER (Elementary) 119, MATTHEW GRAY GUBLER (Criminal Minds) 116, JIM CAVIEZEL (Person Of Interest) 115, SHEMAR MOORE (Criminal Minds) 112, DAVID TENNANT (Gracepoint) 102, PATRICK DEMPSEY (Grey's Anatomy) 96, ALLAN HAWCO (Republic Of Doyle) 50
Best Action or Drama Actress
EMILY BETT RICKARDS (Arrow) 648
STANA KATIC (Castle) 376
SUSANNA THOMPSON (Arrow) 254
CAITY LOTZ (Arrow) 178
WILLA HOLLAND (Arrow) 174
LUCY LIU (Elementary) 173
PAULEY PERRETTE (NCIS) 168
GRACE PARK (Hawaii Five-O) 165
MAGGIE SMITH (Downton Abbey) 154
HELENE JOY (Murdoch Mysteries) 144
AMY ACKER (Person Of Interest) 136
KATIE CASSIDY (Arrow) 133
MOLLY QUINN (Castle) 128, MARISKA HARTIGAY "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit) 117, MEGAN BOONE (The Blacklist) 107, ELLEN POMPEO (Grey's Anatomy) 99, KERRY WASHINGTON (Scandal) 93, VERA FARMIGA (Bates Motel) 90, GEORGINA REILLY (Murdoch Mysteries) 67, ERICA DURANCE (Saving Hope) 54, KRYSTIN PELLERIN (Republic Of Doyle) 37, MONICA POTTER (Parenthood) 35
Best Action or Drama Program
COVERT AFFAIRS 344
HAWAII FIVE-O 234
MURDOCH MYSTERIES 173
CRIMINAL MINDS 157
PERSON OF INTEREST 154
THE BLACKLIST 150
ELEMENTARY 129, RIZZOLI & ISLES 126, GREY'S ANATOMY 105, THE MENTALIST 90, DOWNTON ABBEY 81, CHICAGO FIRE 74, REVENGE 72, THE NEWSROOM 68, REPUBLIC OF DOYLE 51, PARENTHOOD 45, THE KILLING 43
The Best Action or Drama actor category had 1 of the few notable upsets of recent memory last year when secondary star John barrowman of Arrow beat out his own shows lead, and the defending 2 time winner Nathan Fillion from Castle to take the award. This year, those same top 3 finalists from last year are back & in the serious mix for this years honour. Joining them are 1st time finalist Christopher Gorham from Covert Affairs who finished 2nd to Stephen Amell from Arrow for the semi-final vote, and Mads Mikkelsen from hannibal, who finished 4th, a spot higher than he finished in the finals of last years vote. While the top 5 from last year all made the finals this year, the bottom half of last years top 10 was not so lucky, only 7th place James Spader from The Blacklist & 10th place Hugh Dancy from hannibal is returning. Ousted were Johnny Lee Miller of Elementary, Matthew Gray Gubler from Criminal Minds and Jim Caviezel from Person of Interest. New to the party besides Gorham are, Paul Blackthorne and Colton Haynes from Arrow, giving them FOUR finalists. Yannick Bisson from Murdoch Mysteries, and Ben McKenzie from the rookie drama Gotham.
The Best Action Or Drama Actress category has been the "Stana Katic Award" since its inception in 2011 as the actress from Castle has won all 3 times, making her the only actor or actress to win her award every year since its existence. But this year, it might not go her way if Emily Bett Rickards from Arrow has any say in it. The leading vote getting in the semi-finals had more than Katic & 3rd place fellow Arrow cast member Susanna Thompson combined. Three more Arrow cast made the finals with Caity Lotz in 4th, Willa Holland in 5th & Katie Cassidy in 12th, giving Arrow FIVE finalists. Surely vote splitting will be a major concern for the finalists there, giving Katic a bit of a chance still as she was the only finalist from Castle with Molly Quinn just missing out by 5 votes. Despite the seemingly lopsided rrow & Stana Katic race, there are other contenders. Lucy Liu from Elementary finished 3rd last year in the finals to Katic & Rickards, and comes in this year in 6th in the semi-finals. Amy Acker of Person Of Interest was also a finalist last year, finishing 5th and narrowly made it in this year in 11th. Grace Park finished 6th last year & finished 8th in this years semi-finals. Other newcomers besides the 4 newcomers from Arrow include Pauley Perrette from NCIS, Maggie Smith from Downton Abbey and Helene Joy from Murdoch Mysteries. Two finalists from last year Ellen Pompeo from Grey's Anatomy & Kerry Washington from Scandal failed to make the finals this year, along with Celina Jade from Arrow & Taraji P. Henson from Person Of Interest who are no longer eligible.
The Best Action or Drama Program category will again look like a fight between the defending champion Arrow & the former 2 time champion Castle. Perennial contender Criminal Minds finished 3rd last year and finished 8th in the semi-final voting to make it 5 consecutive years in the finals, the ONLY Drama to have done so. Last years New Program runner up Hannibal finished 3rd in the semi-final vote, cementing itself as a contender this year. In 4th is 1st time finalist Covert Affairs. Joining Covert Affairs on the 1st time finalist list is Sherlock, Murdoch Mysteries & The Blacklist. Only 5 of last years finalists made it to the finals this year. Missing the mark this time were retired Breaking Bad, along with Rookie Blue, Elementary, Grey's Anatomy & The Mentalist.
The Finals for these categories will take place in January 2015 HERE
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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