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 Best Of TV Awards 2013 winner in the category of Best Youth Actor is Robbie Kay "Once Upon A Time".
As Peter Pan on "Once Upon A Time" Robbie Kay has built up quite a fanbase & it showed. Kay wins the inagural Best Youth Actor award with 1504 votes. Runner up is someone who shared a lot of screen time with Robbie this season on "Once Upon A Time" Jared Gilmore had 699 votes.
In 3rd, well back was Chandler Riggs of "The Walking Dead" as the grown up past his years Carl Grimes had 422 votes.
Nolan Gould of "Modern Family" was 4th, Jake T. Austin "The Fosters" was 5th, Rowan Longwirth "Fringe" was 6th & Shane Harper "Good Luck Charlie" finished in 7th
Early in the voting Chandler Riggs & Rowan Longworth had leads, but by the end of day 1, Kay had taken the lead and never looked back.
Robbie Kay set a current record of 1504 votes in the inagural award. Robbie Kay margain of victory 805 votes, is also the inagural record.
1st ROBBIE KAY "Once Upon A Time" 1504
2nd Jared Gilmore "Once Upon A Time" 699
3rd Chandler Riggs "The Walking Dead" 422
4th Nolan Gould "Modern Family" 269
5th Jake T. Austin "The Fosters" 259
6th Rowan Longworth "Fringe" 211
7th Shane Harper "Good Luck Charlie" 115
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