The 2015 Best Of TV Awards Winner for Best Youth Actor is Chandler Riggs "The Walking Dead".
In the three years the youth awards have been around Chandler Riggs "The Walking Dead" has been a contender each year, and each year has moved up 1 spot from 3rd in 2013, to 2nd last year to winning this years award. The young actor who portrays Carl Grimes on The Walking Dead had lots of competition for this years award, but managed to hold off his challengers.
Riggs was 1 of 4 actors who had the lead at some time. Runner up Jared Gilmore "Once Upon A Time" had the lead at times early on, and even on the 2nd to last day was tied with Riggs before falling behind. David Mazouz "Gotham" in 3rd had the lead breifly in the 1st day of the vote, eventually being passed by others before making a bit of a late surge to push himself back up into 3rd in the end. Sloane Morgan Siegel "Gortimer Gibbons Life On Normal Street" showed his first round vote lead wasnt a fluke by hanging in with actors from more known shows to finish 4th, and was at times leading thru the first two days of the vote. Ironically, last years winner Isaac Hempstead Wright "Game Of Thrones" wasnt 1 of the 4 leaders, he finished 5th this year, just ahead of the 2013 winner Robbie Kay who was back for his 2nd time, this time however with his new show "Heroes Reborn" he finished 6th.
Ross Lynch "Austin and Ally" came in 7th, Tanner Flood "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" nabbed 8th by 1 vote over Raphael Alejandro "Once Upon A Time" in 9th. Benjamin Stockham "About A Boy" got 10th, just ahead of Sean Giambrone "The Goldbergs" in 11th.
1st CHANDLER RIGGS "The Walking Dead" 266
2nd JARED GILMORE "Once Upon A Time" 210
3rd DAVID MAZOUZ "Gotham" 167
4th SLOANE MORGAN SIEGEL "Gortimer Gibbons Life On Normal Street" 162
5th ISAAC HEMPSTEAD-WRIGHT "Game Of Thrones" 149
6th ROBBIE KAY "Heroes Reborn" 132
7th ROSS LYNCH "Austin & Ally" 61
8th TANNER FLOOD "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" 56
9th RAPHAEL ALEJANDRO "Once Upon A Time" 55
10th BENJAMIN STOCKHAM "About A Boy" 51
11th SEAN GIAMBRONE "The Goldbergs" 45
To see the winners for all categories, you can find them on the 2015 BOTVA page HERE or on the all-time Best OF TV Awards winners page here.
This is the 4th award for The Walking Dead, but 1st since 2012.
You can find the finalists on their social media accounts here
Chandler Riggs Twitter facebook
Jared Gilmore Twitter
David Mazouz Twitter facebook
Sloane Morgan Siegel Twitter facebook
Isaac Hempstead Wright Twitter
Robbie Kay Twitter facebook
Ross Lynch Twitter facebook
Tanner Flood Twitter
Benjamin Stockham Twitter facebook
Sean Giambrone Twitter facebook
Best Of TV Awards 2015 - Round 2 Semi-Finals Results and FINALISTS for Best New Program, Youth Actor and Actress.
The 2015 Best Of TV Awards are about to start the Finals soon. The 6th annual BOTVA's are still closing out some polls for the run off round before we advance to the finals. We've already shattered the previous record for votes in the first round combined. With over 487,000 votes. The 2015 BOTVA's all time record of 575,000 votes in a year.
The Semi-Final rounds for Best Youth Actor, Actress and New Program categories took place a couple weeks ago.
Here are the complete results (BOLD nominees have qualified for the Finals)
Best New Program
JESSICA JONES 247
AGENT CARTER 189
FEAR THE WALKING DEAD 72
UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT 52
Better Call Saul 42, Heroes Reborn 37, 12 Monkeys 32, X Company 32, The Player 31, Minority Report 28, UnReal 28, Wayward Pines 28
Best Youth Actor
JARED GILMORE "Once Upon A Time" 138
CHANDLER RIGGS "The Walking Dead" 122
DAVID MAZOUZ "Gotham" 115
ISAAC HEMPSTEAD-WRIGHT "Game Of Thrones" 76
RAPHAEL ALEJANDRO "Once Upon A Time" 73
ROBBIE KAY "Heroes Reborn" 62
ROSS LYNCH "AUstin & Ally" 49
SLOANE MORGAN SIEGEL "Gortimer Gibbons Life On Normal Street" 39
SEAN GIAMBRONE "The Goldbergs" 34
TANNER FLOOD "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" 34
BENJAMIN STOCKHAM "About A Boy" 32
Bradley Steven Perry "Mighty Med" 17, Sean Michael Kyer "When Calls The Heart" 16, Brandon Soo Hoo "From Dusk Till Dawn" 11, Jake Short "Mighty Med" 9
Best Youth Actress
MAISIE WILLIAMS "Game Of Thrones" 219
CHANDLER KINNEY "Gortimer Gibbons Life On Normal Street" 166
CAMREN BICONDOVA "Gotham" 112
SASHA PIETERSE "Pretty Little Liars" 100
SOPHIE TURNER "Game Of Thrones" 97
OLIVIA STEELE FALCONER "Once Upon A Time" 89
ASHLEY BOETTCHER "Gortimer Gibbons Life On Normal Street" 87
DANIELLE CAMPBELL "The Originals" 77
TEILOR GRUBBS "Hawaii Five-0" 59
SKYLER WEXLER "Orphan Black" 55
NATALIE ALYN LIND "Gotham" 46
ZOE DE GRAND MAISON "Orphan Black" 39
MADISON MCLAUGHLIN "Chicago PD" 38
NATALIE ALYN LIND "The Goldbergs" 37
Clare foley "Gotham" 30, Danika Yarosh "Heroes Reborn" 26, Gatlin Green "Heroes Reborn" 21, Sammi Hanratty "Salem" 15, Paris Berelc "Mighty Med" 10, Amelia Rose Blaire "Scream" 10, Cozi Zuehlsdorff "Mighty Med" 8
The Best Youth Actor Host category will see the two winners of this award in the finals again, but neither seems to be a serious favorite this time around. Last years winner Isaac Hempstead-Wright from "Game Of Thrones" is back, along with the 2013 winner Robbie Kay for his work on "Heroes Reborn", previously he won with his work on "Once Upon A Time". But its regular finalsts Jared Gilmore "Once Upon A Time" and Chandler Riggs "The Walking Dead", along with David Mazouz "Gothqam" who led the semi-final voting & look like they will give serious competition for the title this year.
The Best Youth Actress Category looks like it might again go to the 2013 winner Maisie Williams from "Game Of Thrones:". After losing the 2014 title to now over 20 actress Bex Taylor-Klaus, the inagural winner looks to have a serious run at a 2nd title set up. While some competition was put in for the semi-finals from unexpected contender Chandler Kinney from "Gortimer Gibbons Life On Normal Street" and Camren Bicondova from "Gotham", Williams seems like the safe bet in this category again.
The Best New Program Category seems poised to crown a female led hero show this year. Jessica Jones, Supergirl and Agent carter were the top 3 vote getters in the semi-finals. While Quantico & Daredevil were also close to the leaders. Fear The Walking Dead makes the finals, hoping to follow in its origin shows footsteps and win the New Program award. Two comedies Galavant & Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt eek into the finals, making them the first comedies to make the finals since 2011 Breaking In did so.
The Final round of the 2015 Best Of TV Awards will be under way with some categories soon. 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 Youth Actor is.... Isaac Hempstead Wright "Game Of Thrones"
Isaac Hempstead Wright from "Game Of Thrones" wins the 2nd ever Best Youth Actor award and becomes the 2nd Game Of Thrones cast member to win a Youth Award, after Maisie Williams win last year for Youth Actress. Wright brings to life the paralyzed Bran Stark every week on the show. At only 15 years of age, Wright will the opportunity to repeat as champion next year as his character is still active on the show, unlike last years inaugural winner Robbie Kay from "Once Upon A Time" who was killed off.
Runner up this year is last years 3rd place finalist Chandler Riggs "The Walking Dead". Riggs held the vote lead for a little while in the middle of the vote, but eventually gave way to Wright. In 3rd is David Mazouz from "Gotham". Mazouz, like Riggs, had the lead early on, but voting for him slowed down after the 1st couple days and was eventually passed.
In 4th was last years runner up Jared Gilmore "Once Upon A Time". Last years 4th place finalist Nolan Gould "Modern Family" came in 6th this year, and last years 5th place finalist Jake T. Austin "The Fosters" came in 7th this year.
New to the list this year, 5th place Luke Bilyk "Degrassi: The Next Generation", Nick Robinson "Melissa & Joey" & Raphael Alejandro "Once Upon A Time" shared 8th. Charlie Rowe "Red Band Society" gets 10th.
1st ISAAC HEMPSTEAD WRIGHT "Game Of Thrones" 386
2nd CHANDLER RIGGS "The Walking Dead" 316
3rd DAVID MAZOUZ "Gotham" 270
4th Jared Gilmore "Once Upon A Time" 175
5th Luke Bilyk "Degrassi: The Next Generation" 123
6th Nolan Gould "Modern Family" 92
7th Jake T. Austin "The Fosters" 87
8th (tie) Nick Robinson "Melissa & Joey" 47
8th (tie) Raphael Alejandro "Once Upon A Time" 47
10th Charlie Rowe "Red Band Society" 44
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 Youth Actor & Actress.
Vote totals are in RED
Finalists are in BOLD TEXT
Best Youth Actor
DAVID MAZOUZ "Gotham" 156
JARED GILMORE "Once Upon A Time" 153
ISAAC HEMPSTEAD WRIGHT "Game Of Thrones" 118
CHANDLER RIGGS "The Walking Dead" 98
RAPHAEL ALEJANDRO "Once Upon A Time" 85
JAKE T. AUSTIN "The Fosters" 51
NOLAN GOULD "Modern Family" 46
LUKE BILYK "Degrassi : The Next Generation" 43
CHARLIE ROWE "Red Band Society" 43
NICK ROBINSON "Melissa & Joey" 41
CONNOR JESSUP "Falling Skies" 35, MAX BURKHOLDER "Parenthood" 30, MAXIM KNIGHT "Falling Skies" 27, SEAN GIAMBRONE "The Goldbergs" 26, STERLING BEAUMON "The Killing" 25, LIAM JAMES "The Killing" 21, BRANDON SOO HOO "From Dusk Till Dawn" 15
Best Youth Actress
BEX TAYLOR-KLAUS "Arrow" 327
MAISIE WILLIAMS "Game Of Thrones" 162
CAMREN BICONDOVA "Gotham" 142
SOPHIE TURNER "Game Of Thrones" 126
DANIELLE CAMPBELL "The Originals" 80
SKYLER WEXLER "Orphan Black" 73
ZOE DE GRAND MAISON "Orphan Black" 72
SASHA PIETERSE "Pretty Little Liars" 70
BRIGHTON SHARBINO "The Walking Dead" 61
TAISSA FARMIGA "American Horror Story" 61
TEILOR GRUBBS 'Hawaii Five-O" 60
BAILEE MADISON "The Fosters" 48, ANA GOLJA "Degrassi: Next Generation" 42, ARIEL WINTER "Modern Family" 42, SKYLER SAMUELS "American Horror Story" 33, HAYLEY ORRANTIA "The Goldbergs" 33, PEYTON LIST "Jessie" 27, MAKENZIE VEGA "The Good Wife" 26, MADISON DAVENPORT "From Dusk Till Dawn" 21
In the Youth Actor category.... last years winner Robbie Kay did not have a chance to defend his title due to the show writing him off, so the field is open. Newcomer David Mazouz "Gotham" jumped in and took the lead in the semi-final round, narrowly beating last years runner up Jared Gilmore "Once Upon A Time". Another newcomer to the category Isaac Hempstead Wright "Game Of Thrones" came in 3rd ahead of last years 3rd place finisher Chandler Riggs "The Walking Dead". This year 4 of last years finalists are in this eyars finals. As stated earlier, the defending champ is out due to not being on the show this year, Same goes for Rowan Longworth, while Shane Harper was ineligible due to his age.
In the Youth Actress category... last eyars winner Maisie Williams "Game Of Thrones" again looks like she will be a major contender. However, the semi-final vote saw last years double finalist Bex Taylor-Klaus "Arrow" take a strong stranglehold on things and will go into the finals as the probable favorite based on her nearly 2 to 1 vote ratio of last years winner in the runner up spot. Camren Bicondova "Gotham" like her male counterpart finished strong with a 3rd place spot ahead of last years 3rd place finalist Sophie Turner "Game Of Thrones" who finished 4th in the semi-finals this year. Like on the guys side, theres a couple missing from this year who were in last year. Molly Quinn "Castle" was ineligible for her age, Gage Golightly was both ineligible for her age and the fact her show ended, and finally Bex Taylor-Klaus "The Killing" will only be a finalist for 1 show this year as her role in the final season of the drama was not reprised.
The finals for these categeories will take place in January 2015 HERE.
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