The Best Of TV Awards 2013 winner in the category of Sexiest Actor is Jensen Ackles.
The Supernatural stud won for the 3rd time in a row with 1,057 votes, almost 200 clear of his closest competitor "Sherlock" star Benedict Cumberbatch, who made his run too late. Cumberbatch was 6th with 2 days left in voting before finally catching some fire, only to end up short in the end as Ackles made it a hat trick of Sexiest Actor honours.
In 3rd was Colin O'Donoghue. The man who brings Captain Hook to life on "Once Upon A Time" was consistently in the top 3, but never managed to keep the momentum going as he dropped what was a close race between him & Ackles early on in the final days.
Rounding out the top 5 "Supernatural" angel extraordinairre Misha Collins, just ahead of Hannibal Lecter himself, Mads Mikkelsen.
A tie for 6th between Jared Padalecki & Stephen Amell. In 8th Johnny Depp. 9th Chris Hemsworth. 10th Chris Evans. 11th Tom Mison. Well back in last place was 3X finalist, Gale Harold.
Several lead changes happened in the 1st day. Johnny Depp, Chris Evans, Stephen Amell, Colin O'Donoghue & Jensen Ackles all held leads on the 1st day. Ackles would take the lead on day 2 & did not lose it again after.
Benedict Cumberbatch 862 vote is a new record for a runner-up, previously held by Tom Welling at 851 from 2011.
1st JENSEN ACKLES 1057
2nd Benedict Cumberbatch 862
3rd Colin O'Donoghue 715
4th Misha Collins 687
5th Mads Mikkelsen 644
6th (tie) Jared Padalecki 578
6th (tie) Stephen Amell 578
8th Johnny Depp 572
9th Chris Hemsworth 511
10th Chris Evans 305
11th Tom Mison 245
12th Gale Harold 108
The Sexiest Actor & Actress categories have plenty of fresh new blood in this years finals.
On the mens side. 1/2 of last years top 10 list didnt make the finals this year. While a "Supernatural" star did top the polls again, this time it wasnt 2X winner Jensen Ackles. In fact Mr. Ackles finished 2nd with 616 votes, well behind his castmate Misha Collins at 721 votes. In 3rd is 2012 5th place finalist & 2011 9th place finalist Gale Harold at 427 votes. The final part of the "Supernatural" trio Jared Padalecki nabbed 4th with 397 votes and the man best known as "Sherlock Holmes" Benedict Cumberbatch came in 5th with 349 votes.
The rest of the finalists are Mads Mikkelsen from "Hannibal", "Thor" star Chris Hemsworth, "Arrow" star Stephen Amell, the iconic Johnny Depp, Colin O'Donoghue from "Once Upon A Time" Tom Mison of "Sleepy Hollow" & "Captain America" Chris Evans.
Missing the finals were Ian Somerhalder by 19 votes & Chris Pine by 20. A bit further further back were last years finalists Kris Holden-Ried 61 votes back, and Tom Welling a distant 116 votes back.
The ladies also had some new blood in the finals. Last years 6th place finalist Jennifer Lawrence from "The Hunger Games" franchise led the way with 495 votes narrowly nudging the 2 time runner-up Zoie Palmer of "Lost Girl" with 486, rounding out the top 3 is another "Lost Girl" Anna Silk who will make the finals for her 3rd time in a row with 302 votes. Newcomer to the finals is "Arrow" star Emily Bett Rickards with 235 & former 2X finlist Olivia Wilde with 184 round out the top 5.
The rest of the finalists are Lana Parrilla & Jennifer Morrison from "Once Upon A Time", Nina Dobrev "The Vampire Diaries", Kat Dennings "2 Broke Girls", last years winner Stana Katic from "Castle", "Fringe" star Anna Torv & "The Big Bang Theory" star Kaley Cuoco round out the finalists.
Missing the finals - Alaina Huffman by just 8 votes. Finalists from last year who didnt make it were Yvonne Strahovski by 39, the 2011 winner Erica Durance by 70 votes and Alison Brie by 71 votes.
The finals will start January 5 , 2014 HERE
Best Of TV Awards 2013 - 1st round voting for Best Youth Actor & Actress , Talk Show Host & Sexiest Actor & Actress categories
The newest categories in the Best Of TV Awards polls were for youth actors (under the age of 20 at the start of 2013)
In the youth actress category there was not a lot of suprises in the top 3 as the Stark daughters from "Game Of Thrones" sandwiched the daughter of the lead character on "Castle". Maisie Williams with 381 votes took the top spot in round 1, her potrayal of the tougher than her age Arya Stark won out over Molly C. Quinn and her potrayal of Richard Castle's daughter Alexis. Sophie Turner, the other "Stark Daughter" on Game Of Thrones rounded out a relatively predictable top 3.
The popularity of "The Walking Dead" & "Arrow" were not overlooked by the voters. Brighton Sharbino (sister of Saxon Sharbino from "Touch" another nominee) from The Walking Dead & Bex Taylor-Klaus (who also was nominated for her breakout role on "The Killing") on Arrow rounded out the top 5.
Other semi-finalists included Ariana Grande who got in with both her roles on "Victorious" & "Sam & Cat", Debby Ryan "jessie", Taissa Farmiga (younger sister of Emmy Nominated actress Vera Farmiga) "American Horror Story", Saxon Sharbino "Touch", Freya Tingley "Hemlock Grove", AnnaSophia Robb "The Carrie Diaries", Bex Taylor-Klaus "The Killing", Gage Golightly "Teen Wolf" & Elizabeth Gillies "Victorious"
On the male side. A lot of the top vote getters got there thru either themselves, or die-hard fans tweeting to their fans to vote.
Robbie Kay as fairy tale character Peter Pan on "Once Upon A Time" took top spot with 1707 votes. Sean Giambrone nabbed 2nd for his portrayal of "The Goldbergs" lead character Adam Goldberg. 3rd went to another OUAT cast member as Jared Gilmore, aka - Henry Spencer, took the spot by merely 13 votes.
Shane Harper from "Good Luck Charlie" was narrowly beaten out for 3rd. With nearly twice as many votes as 5th place contender Chandler Riggs from "The Walking Dead".
Other semi-finalists included Tayden Marks "Hell On Wheels", Nick Robinson "Melissa & Joey", Jake T. Austin "The Fosters:, Maxim Knight "Falling Skies", Demetrius Joyette "Degrassi The Next generation", Leon Thomas III "Victorious", Rowan Longworth "Fringe" & "The Killing", Nolan Gould "Modern Family" & Connor Jessup "Falling Skies".
In the Best Talk Show Host category, there was little suprise in the leader.
Last years runa way winner, Ellen Degeneres again had a sizable lead in round 1 with 1337 votes, more than trip 2nd place conteder Stephen Colbert from "The Colbert Report". Jon Stewart from "The Daily Show" rounds out the top 3.
Other semi-finalists include Jimmy Fallon, James Lipton, Conan O'Brien, Chelsea Handler & Jimmy Kimmel.
Despite a strong write in campaign & 91 ballot votes after being added Craig Ferguson was 19 votes short of making it to the next round.
The sexiest actor & actress categories, the only categories where movie stars are eligible are often hotly contested, this year seems no different after round 1.
On the actress side.
Last years runner up came out swinging in round 1, as Zoie Palmer from "Lost Girl" took the top spot in the opening round with 8,592 votes, almost 2000 votes ahead of 2nd, her co-star Anna Silk. "Catching fire" hottie Jennifer Lawrence rounded out the top 4 well back.
Others tto break the 1000 vote barrier, Ksenia Solo, Katie Cassidy & Anna Torv.
The rest of the semi-finalists are Lana Parrilla, Alaina Huffman, Jennifer Morrison, Kat Dennings, Olivia Wilde, Kaley Cuoco, Stana Katic (last years winner), Emily Bett Rickards, Erica Durance (2011 winner), Ashley Benson, Sarah Bolger, Yvonne Strahovski, Shay Mitchell, Alison Brie, Nina Dobrev (via write in votes) Sarah Michelle gellar, Olivia Munn, Molly Quinn, Anna Faris & Melissa Rauch.
The only top 10 finalist from last year (and the year before) to not make it this year was Jennifer Love Hewitt.
Also should be noted, many write in nominees with 1, 2 or 3 votes maybe were missed, due to the MASSIVE amount of people who clearly are idiots & write in voted people already on the ballot, or men, thus making it almost impossible to correctly count all the votes. I tallied all the ones who clearly had larger totals, but those with less than 4, its possible I might have missed a few of you, sorry, it was just impossible to get thru ALL the votes, as there was 1336 write in votes & more than 1/2 of them were ineligible or already on the ballot. I will have more on this issue, and fall out from it when I do a blog on the entire first round later.
On the mens side. Well. Something is clearly evident this year, the most decorated person in our 3 years of awards might be in for a fight this year for his categories. Two time sexiest actor winner Jensen Ackles finished a sobering 5th in round 1, and 2 competitors had more than double his vote total.
Misha Collins, Jensens co-star on "Supernatural" lead the way narrowly, with a total of 20,928 votes, edging out "The Vampire Diaries" star Paul Wesley and his 20,353 votes. Currently uneployed Gale Harold rounds out the top 3 with 14,829 votes.
There was a 4th person with over 10,000 votes this round, Ian Somerhalder. Jensen Ackles was 5th, ahead of his other co-star Jared Padalecki.
The rest of the semi-finalists are Kris Holden-Ried, Christopher Heyerdahl, Benedict Cumberbatch, Colin O'Donoghue, Tom welling, Johnny Depp, Chris Hemsworth, Shemar Moore, Tom Riley, Dylan O'Brien, Hugh Dancy, Martin Freeman, Chris Pine, Tom Mison, Chris Evans, Mads Mikkelsen (via write in votes) Stephen Amell, Thomas Gibson & Nathan Fillion.
Two of last years top 10 did not make it to the semi-finals, Joshua Jackson, a 2X top 10 finalist, and Henry Cavill.
The Sexiest Actor of 2012 as voted by you the fans was.. JENSEN ACKLES.
While the popularity of Supernatural this season seems to have waned a bit, what has not is the popularity of the shows starts, specifically the man from Dallas, Texas. Jensen Ackles. Pretty much every category Jensen Ackles enters, he seemingly wins. Going into 2012 awards Ackles, or his character Dean Winchester, already had 5 awards in the two previous years awards. This now gives him a 1/2 dozen of the honours. This is 1 of the awards where I think, even if I didnt already have a foot in the door of that fanbase with my blogs, they probably would still win it. The other major fanbase thats hoarding my awards like they are gold, Castle, got their star Nathan Fillion into 2nd, ruining a potential sweep of the top 3 spots by Supernatural.
Jensen Ackles won a wide margain, a 270 vote victory over runner up Nathan Fillion. 58 votes back in 3rd was Jared Padalecki, ahead of his co-star 4th place Misha Collins 21 votes behind. Rounding out the top 5 was Gale Harold 64 votes back.
Jensen wins his 2nd sexiest actor award. Last years runner up, Tom Welling finished a shocking 8th which shows, once you are off the TV, you are also out of peoples minds mostly. While Fillion went from not even being a finalist last year to runner up this year.
Final vote totals
Jensen Ackles 627
Nathan Fillion 357
Jared Padalecki 295
Misha Collins 274
Gale Harold 210
Johnny Depp 172
Joshua Jackson 144
Tom Welling 129
Kris Holden-Ried 116
Henry Cavill 108
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