The Winner of the 2014 Best Of TV Award for Best Sci-Fi or Fantasy Actor is.... Jensen Ackles "Supernatural"
For the 4th time in 5 years Jensen Ackles "Supernatural" wins Best Sci-Fi or fantasy Actor honours. This time Ackles, who brings to life sharp tongued, sometimes demon, sometimes hunter, all the time bad ass (except when he has Ghost sickness) Dean Winchester on "Supernatural" beat out newcomer Grant Gustin "The Flash" by 85 votes to win. In 3rd was another newcomer Peter Capaldi "Doctor Who" with 680 votes.
In 4th is Clark Gregg "Agents Of SHIELD" in his 1st year in the finals. In 5th is the 2013 3rd place finalist Peter Dinklage "Game Of Thrones". The 6th place finalist is the 2012 Winner in this category Norman Reedus "The Walking Dead". Just two votes back in 7th was last years 4th place finsher Robert Carlyle "Once Upon A Time". In 8th Colin O’Donoghue "Once Upon A Time" in his 1st finals. In 9th is Eric Balfour "Haven" with 273 votes, considering the heavy twitter traffic his fans had for him, this is a suprisingly low finish. In 10th is Jared Padalecki "Supernatural" marking the lowest finish for him, last year was 6th. In 11th was last years 5th place finalist Misha Collins. In 12th is Nikolaj Coster-Waldau "Game Of Thrones" with 97 votes.
Early on in voting Balfour & Gustin held leads before giving way to Ackles on day 1 & he never relinquished the lead again.
1st JENSEN ACKLES "Supernatural" 878
2nd GRANT GUSTIN "The Flash" 793
3rd PETER CAPALDI "Doctor Who" 680
4th Clark Gregg "Agents Of SHIELD" 503
5th Peter Dinklage "Game Of Thrones" 486
6th Norman Reedus "The Walking Dead" 449
7th Robert Carlyle "Once Upon A Time" 447
8th Colin O’Donoghue "Once Upon A Time" 394
9th Eric Balfour "Haven" 273
10th Jared Padalecki "Supernatural" 228
11th Misha Collins "Supernatural" 214
12th Nikolaj Coster-Waldau "Game Of Thrones" 97
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 Sci-Fi or Fantasy Actor, Actress & Program
Vote totals are in RED TEXT
Finalists are in BOLD TEXT
Best Sci-Fi or Fantasy Actor
JENSEN ACKLES (Supernatural) 445
GRANT GUSTIN (The Flash) 307
PETER DINKLAGE (Game Of Thrones) 242
CLARK GREGG (Agents Of SHIELD) 204
NIKOLAJ COSTER-WALDAU (Game Of Thrones) 200
ERIC BALFOUR (Haven) 198
PETER CAPALDI (Doctor Who) 192
JARED PADALECKI (Supernatural) 185
COLIN O'DONOGHUE (Once Upon A Time) 177
ROBERT CARLYLE (Once Upon A Time) 172
MISHA COLLINS (Supernatural) 161
NORMAN REEDUS (The Walking Dead) 157
ANDREW LINCOLN (The Walking Dead) 148, TOM MISON (Sleepy Hollow) 143, JOSH DALLAS (Once Upon A Time) 132, IAIN DE CAESTECKER (Agents Of SHIELD) 123, SEAN MAGUIRE (Once Upon A Time) 87, BILLY BURKE (Revolution) 83, VICTOR WEBSTER (Continuum) 52, ROGER CROSS (Continuum) 41
Best Sci-Fi or Fantasy Actress
TATIANA MASLANY (Orphan Black) 297
LENA HEADEY (Game Of Thrones) 235
MING NA WEN (Agents Of SHIELD) 227
EMILY ROSE (Haven) 222
LANA PARRILLA (Once Upon A Time) 221
JENNIFER MORRISON (Once Upon A Time) 208
EMILIA CLARKE (Game Of Thrones) 200
CHLOE BENNET (Agents Of SHIELD) 191
ELIZABETH HENSTRIDGE (Agents Of SHIELD) 158
GINNIFER GOODWIN (Once Upon A Time) 139
MELISSA MCBRIDE (The Walking Dead) 129
JENNA COLEMAN (Doctor Who) 129
LAUREN COHAN (The Walking Dead) 107, EMILIE DE RAVIN (Once Upon A Time) 103, ELIZABETH MITCHELL (Once Upon A Time) 95, GEORGINA HAIG (Once Upon A Time) 91, DANAI GURIRA (The Walking Dead) 86, RACHEL NICHOLS (Continuum) 80, REBECCA MADER (Once Upon A Time) 74, TRACY SPIRADAKOS (Revolution) 74, LEXA DOIG (Continuum) 40
Best Sci-Fi or Fantasy Program
GAME OF THRONES 336
ONCE UPON A TIME 283
AGENTS OF SHIELD 247
DOCTOR WHO 225
ORPHAN BLACK 209
THE WALKING DEAD 183
LOST GIRL 177
THE VAMPIRE DIARIES 140
SLEEPY HOLLOW 131, GRIMM 119, AMERICAN HORROR STORY 97, CONTINUUM 93, REVOLUTION 85, FALLING SKIES 63, WITCHES OF EAST END 58, UNDER THE DOME 57, DEFIANCE 49
The Best Sci-Fi or Fantasy Actor category has generally belonged to Supernatural star Jensen Ackles (2012 Norman Reedus of The Walkign Dead being the only 1 to topple his reign). This year he looks poised for another victory barring another Norman Reedus tweet style like in 2012 from 1 of the challengers. This year, the main challenger appears to be rookie sci-fi or fantasy drama star Grant Gustin from The Flash. With only 7 of last years 12 finalists back this year in the finals (although the entire top 6 is back), there is some new blood. Led of course by semi-finals runner up Grant Gustin, 4th place Clark Gregg of Agents Of SHIELD who was a semi-finalist last year, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau from Game Of Thrones who seemingly replaced Kit Harington as the GoT 2nd challengers this year to Peter Dinklage. Another newcomer, Peter Capaldi from Doctor Who also makes it, and finally Colin O'Donoghue, a semi-finalist last year makes the finals this year. Last years runner up, Eric Balfour from haven is back, as are Peter Dinklage, Robert Carlyle & Misha Collins. Dinklage managed to place 3rd, but the other 2 barely scraped into the finals, in 10th & 11th, just ahead of the 2012 winner Reedus who slipped into the final spot by a mere 9 votes.
The Sci-Fi or Fantasy Actress category will more than likely have a new Winner this year. Last years winner Zoie Palmer is ineligible for the category this year because of the schedule that her show Lost Girl had this season. The 2012 winner Jennifer Morrison from Once Upon A Time is in the finals, but came in 5th, and was 2nd from her own show behind Lana Parrilla, and along with Ginnifer Goodwin makes 3 finalists for her show, and likely will cause a vote split to water down her chances of reclaiming the title. Tatiana Maslany from orphan Black comes in as the odds on favorite after her opening round 3rd place standing, she managed to win the semi-final vote. A 1st time finalist Lena Headey from Game Of Thrones finished 2nd in the semi-final vote ahead of another 1st time finalist Ming-Na Wen for Agents Of SHIELD. Last years runner up Emilia Clarke from Game Of Thrones came in 7th, while last years 3rd place finalist Emily Rose of Haven came in 4th. Agents Of SHIELD nabbed 2 other finalist spots with Chloe Bennet & Elizabeth Henstridge, giving them as many finalists as Once Upon A Time. Melissa McBride of The Walking Dead and Jenna Coleman from Doctor Who tied for the last 2 spots. Notable ommisions this year are Rachel Nichols from Continuum who finished 6th last year, Emilie de Ravin from Once Upon A Time who finished 8th & Lexa Doig from Continuum who finished 10th. All who made the semi-finals, but missed making the finals by varying margins.
The Sci-Fi or Fantasy program category looks like it could be a battle for Supernatural to try & take its 4th title in the category. The semi-final vote went to Game Of Thrones with 336, a bit behind them was Supernatural still well in the mix at 308. Once Upon A Time managed a 3rd place showing. Last years runner up Lost Girl limped in at 9th, while the 3rd place finalist last year Doctor Who was 5th. Newcomers to the finals this year include Agents Of SHIELD in 4th, Orphan Black in 7th & The Vampire Diaries re-entering the finals for the 1st time since 2010 when it was entered as a Drama before the guidelines of the categories were more solidified, snuck in at 10th place. Only absentees from last year were the now retired Fringe, and Continuum.
The Finals for these categories will take place in January 2015 HERE
The Best Recurring Actor And Actress categories for 2013 have been dominated by Supernatural in the past years (both actress & actor titles having gone to them - Maxwell, Sheppard 11 & Miner, Beaver 12) but could there be a new show inning something this year?
The recurring actress category looks poised for a non-Supernatural winner this year, if the semi-final voting is any clue.
Gillian Anderson "Hannibal" led all actresses in the nomination round, and now in the semi-final voting with 244 votes. Runner up this round was a 2012 Best Guest star finalist Felicia Day "Supernatural" with an even 200 votes. Jamie Chung "Once Upon A Time" came in 3rd at 178 votes. A tie for 4th between Sarah Bolger "Once Upon A Time" & Lisa Edelstein "Castle" round out the top 5.
The rest of the finalists are - Amanda Tapping "Supernatural", Anna Torv "Fringe", Alaina Huffman "Supernatural", Bex Taylor-Klaus "Arrow" & Natalie Dormer "Elementary"
Missing the finals - Emma Lahana "Haven" by just 4 votes, Summer Glau "Arrow" by just 6 & Caity Lotz "Arrow" 12 back.
Finalist last year in the category Yvonne Strahovski "Dexter" was 20 votes out of the finals this year for the same role.
Finalist in 2011 in the same category with a different show Magda Apanowicz "Continuum" missed by 37 votes.
On the recurring actor side. The Supernatural dominance seems to still be there.
Osric Chau "Supernatural" a finalist last year, jumped out to a fast large lead & held on in the semi-finals with 204 votes. Raphael Sbarge "Once Upon A Time" made a late surge from nowhere to take 2nd at 174 votes. John Noble "Fringe" a staple of the best actor category (only 1 of 2 actors to make the finals 4 straight years in a category. Other - Jensen Ackles) in years past, now competing for the recurring role in the shows final season had 109 votes. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau "Game Of Thrones" & David Richmond-Peck "Orphan Black" round out the top 5.
The rest of the semi-finalists are - Josh Jackson "Fringe", Richard Madden "Game Of Thrones", James Marsters "Warehouse 13", Adam Copeland "Haven" & Michael Socha "Once Upon A Time In Wonderland".
Missing the finals - Matt Frewer "Orphan Black" by just 5 votes, Mark Pelelgrino "The Tomorrow People" by 8 votes & Peter Gadiot "Once Upon A Time In Wonderland" by 11. 2X finalist Michael Cerveris "Fringe" was 20 votes out, finalist last year Sage Brocklebank "Psych" was 37 back. 2011 finalist for a different show Ben Cotton "The Killing" 42 votes back.
The finals started January 5, 2014 in some categories. The Recurring categories will open later today.
You can vote HERE
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