The 2017 Best Of TV Awards winner in the category of Best Action or Drama Program is - Sherlock (BBC)
This years winner for Best Action or Drama Program is Sherlock, giving them their 1st award in this category. Sherlock won with 131 votes. This was only the shows 2nd finals appearance, the last coming in 2014 when it finished 3rd. With a limited run every season, and seasons only coming every 2 years, it is a show many fans often forget about come voting time. Somehow, this year, it bucked that trend and won. With benedict Cumberbatch as the shows lead Sherlock Holmes, and Martin Freeman as John Watson, the show has constantly been an online favorite. But here, because of the time of year the awards go on, it never seems to have managed to get its appreciation here. Mark Gatiss, Louise Brealey, Una Stubbs, and Rupert graves fill out this shows cast. With Amanda Abbington, Lindsay Duncan, Sian Brooke & Andrew Scott as notable guest stars this season.
Runner Up was The Last Tycoon with 110 votes in its first finals appearance.
Third was 2013 & 2014 winner Arrow with 88 votes in its 5th consecutive finals appearance (2nd, 3rd, 1st, 1st)
Hawaii Five-O was in 4th with 62 votes in its 7th consecutive finals appearance (4th, 9th, 10th, 7th, 6th, 8th) . The Blacklist also finished 4th with 62 votes in its first finals appearance since 2015 & 3rd total (5th, 8th)
This Is Us was 6th with 57 votes in its first finals appearance. Criminal Minds was 7th with 51 votes in its 8th consecutive finals appearance (3rd, 8th, 6th, 3rd, 5th, 2nd, 3rd).
1st SHERLOCK (BBC) 131
2nd THE LAST TYCOON (AMAZON) 110
3rd ARROW (CW) 88
4th Hawaii Five-0 (CBS) 62
4th The Blacklist (NBC) 62
6th This Is Us (NBC) 57
7th Criminal Minds (CBS) 51
Sherlock becomes the first show to Win in any Program category that was a finalist in the past, but not a finalist the previous year. With 131 votes, Sherlock becomes the lowest vote total to win in this category, breaking last years record of 180 by Person of Interest. Sherlock wins the first award for BBC (BBC America, won an award in 2013 for Orphan Black). The Last tycoon becomes the first Show finalist for online streaming service Amazon.
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The 2016 Best Of TV Awards winner in the category of Best Guest Starr is - Mark Pellegrino "Supernatural"
This years winner for Best Guest Star is Mark Pellegrino "Supernatural". This is his 2nd win in this category, as he also won for the same show back in 2012. this time he won with 274 votes.
Runner Up Amy Acker "MacGyver" finished with 142 votes.
Third Place goes to Benedict Cumberbatch "Sherlock" with 110 votes
Rob Thomas (the musician, not the shows creator) "iZombie" finished 4th with 68 votes. Jamie Chung "Once Upon A Time" finished 5th with 57 votes.
Curtis Armstrong "Supernatural" was 6th with 50 votes. Tyler Hoechlin "Supergirl" finished 7th with 48 votes. Last years winner, for hios work on "Person Of Interest", Enrico Colantoni finished 8th with 44 votes for his role on "iZombie". Aleks Paunovic "Supernatural" was 9th with 36 votes. Andrea Brooks "Supergirl" finished 10th with 31 votes.
1st MARK PELLEGRINO "SUPERNATURAL" 274
2nd AMY ACKER MACGYVER" 142
3rd BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH "SHERLOCK" 110
4th ROB THOMAS "IZOMBIE" 68
5th JAMIE CHUNG "ONCE UPON A TIME" 57
6th CURTIS ARMSTRONG "SUPERNATURAL" 50
7th TYLER HOECHLIN "SUPERGIRL" 48
8th ENRICO COLANTONI "IZOMBIE" 44
9th ALEKS PAUNOVIC "SUPERNATURAL" 36
10th ANDREA BROOKS "SUPERGIRL" 31
11th STEPHEN AMELL "THE FLASH" 30
12th KATRINA LAW "LEGENDS OF TOMORROW" 27
13th CARRIE PRESTON "PERSON OF INTEREST" 23
14th CLARK MIDDLETON "THE BLACKLIST" 20
15th BRADLEY COOPER "LIMITLESS" 18
16th JOSHUA JACKSON "UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT" 17
17th WIL WHEATON "THE BIG BANG THEORY" 13
18th ANNIE ILONZEH "PERSON OF INTEREST" 7
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The Winner of the 2014 Best Of TV Award for Best Action Or Drama Program is.... Arrow (CW)
Last year Arrow beat the defending two time champion Castle to win the honour, it was a mild upset. This year, Arrow returns to the top and it seemed like a foregone conclussion through much of the voting. With this win, Arrow nabs 9 Awards this year. While the show spent much of 2014 killing off characters close to the shows lead character Oiliver Queen, the shows fans have become a nearly unstoppable force on these awards. With 2587 votes, the show sets a new categorry record for most votes, and largest margin of victory 1,499 over runner up 2011 & 2012 winner Castle with 1088 votes. In 3rd is Sherlock in its 1st finals with 772 votes.
In 4th was Covert Affairs with 531 votes in the shows 1st & seemingly only finals appearance on news that it has been canceled. In 5th is Person Of Interest with 358 votes. In 6th Criminal Minds, the only show to be in all 5 finals for the category, down from 3rd last year. In 7th this year is Hannibal in its first finals appearance. In 8th is The Blacklist in its 1st year of eligibility after finishing 6th in the new program category last year. In 9th is Murdoch Mysteries, the 1st ever show to make the finals for Canadian station CBC. In 10th is Hawaii Five-O, down from 7th & arking the shows worst finish in the category in its 4 years in the finals.
1st ARROW (CW) 2587
2nd CASTLE (ABC) 1088
3rd SHERLOCK (BBC One) 772
4th Covert Affairs (USA) 531
5th Person of Interest (CBS) 358
6th Criminal Minds (CBS) 333
7th Hannibal (NBC) 238
8th The Blacklist (NBC) 206
9th Murdoch Mysteries (CBC) 160
10th Hawaii Five-O (CBS) 115
The Winner of the 2014 Best Of TV Award for Favorite TV Program is.... Arrow
After back-to-back wins for another CW show "Supernatural" the network wins again, this time with their 3rd crime fighting vigilante show "Arrow". With 1271 votes, Arrow set a new record for most votes in the category, previously held by Supernatural in 2012 with 706 . Also largest margin of victory with 300, previous record was 218 by Supernatural in 2012 Last years runner up, grabbed the same honour this year. Lost Girl finished 2nd with 971 votes, marking the 2nd highest vote total of a show in the 3 years of this award. The former champion Supernatural rounds out the top 3 with 684 votes.
Continual contender Castle finished 4th for its 2nd time in the 3 years of the award, improving on its 6th place from last year. Orphan Black nabbed 5th, a sharp increase from its 10th place finish last year. Once Upon A Time finished 6th, just downf rom last years 5th place finish. The Walking Dead in 9th is an improvement on last years 13th, but still down from the 1st year when it finished 6th. Game Of Thrones in 10th slips a bit from its 7th place spot last year. Doctor Who finished 11th, a sharp drop from the 4th place finish the show had last year. The Big Bang Theory finishes 15th after being 9th last year.
Newcomers to the finals, Sherlock came in 7th, Murdoch Mysteries was 8th, The Flash finished 12th in its rookie year, Orange Is The New Black finishes 13th, Agents Of SHIELD was 14th.
1st ARROW 1271 *New Record*
2nd LOST GIRL 971
3rd SUPERNATURAL 684
4th Castle 661
5th Orphan Black 314
6th Once Upon A Time 233
7th Sherlock 147
8th Murdoch Mysteries 139
9th The Walking Dead 119
10th Game Of Thrones 105
11th Doctor Who 94
12th The Flash 94
13th Orange Is The New Black 99
14th Agents Of SHIELD 74
15th The Big Bang Theory 61
The Winner of the 2014 Best Of TV Award for Best Recurring Actor is.... Tahmoh Penikett "Supernatural"
You have to hand it to Supernatural fans. While other shows like Castle & Arrow have dominated voting in their respective categories some years for the Best Program, actor & actress in their categories, their lack of support of recurring & guest stars on their shows is quite evident by the combined ZERO top 3 finishes in any of those categories. "Supernatural" on the other hand celebrates its 4th Recurring Actor Award with Tahmoh Penikett winning this year with 698 votes.
In 2nd was Kris Holden-Ried "Lost Girl" as the show was forced to compete for the awards offered to those with 3 to 7 appearance in the year due to the odd schedule the show had. The same for 3rd place finalist "Sherlock" star Benedict Cumberbatch who had the lead for about a day at the beginning before Penikett passed him.
In 4th was Travis Aaron Wade "Supernatural" well ahead of 5th place finisher "Arrow" actor Brandon Routh. A tie for 6th between "Person of Interest" star Enrico Colantoni & "Supernatural" star Curtis Armstrong. 8th was "Once Upon A Time" star Michael raymond James. In 9th was the other "Sherlock" star Martin Freeman. 10th place tie between David Nykl & J.R. Ramirez both of "Arrow" ahead of 12th place Kevin Alejandro also from "Arrow"
1st TAHMOH PENIKETT "Supernatural" 698
2nd KRIS HOLDEN-RIED "Lost Girl" 408
3rd BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH "Sherlock" 302
4th Travis Aaron Wade "Supernatural" 299
5th Brandon Routh "Arrow" 175
6th (tie) Curtis Armstrong "Supernatural" 157
6th (tie) Enrico Colantoni "Person Of Interest" 157
8th Michael Raymond James "Once Upon A Time" 99
9th Martin Freeman "Sherlock" 70
10th (tie) David Nykl "Arrow" 59
10th (tie) J.R. Ramirez "Arrow" 59
12th Kevin Alejandro "Arrow" 56
The Winner of the 2014 Best Of TV Award for Best Director is.... Jensen Ackles "Soul Survivor" - SUPERNATURAL
I suppose as long as he is willing to direct 1 episode a year, the fans will vote for it. Jensen Ackles, 1 of the stars of "Supernatural" wins his 2nd Best Director award in 3 years for "Soul Survivor" this year. With 1,032 votes it sets a new category record, and 706 vote lead is also a category record.
Well back in 2nd was Director X for a "Lost Girl" episode Waves. John Behring was 3rd for his work on Unthinkable, the "Arrow" season 2 finale. In 4th Thomas J. Wright "Supernatural" Do You Believe in Miracles" managed to syphon 137 votes away from Jensen Ackles. In 5th & 6th were Amanda Tapping’s "Continuum" episodes Wasting Minute & Waning Minute. Neil Marshall "Game Of Thrones" finished 7th for The Watchers Of The Wall. In 8th was Nick Hurran for his work on the "Sherlock" season 3 finale His Last Vow. Pamel Fryman "How I Met Your Mother" nabbed 9th with the episode How Your Mother Met Me. Roundng out the top 10 was Douglas Aarniokoski fr his work on Seeing Red from "Arrow".
1st JENSEN ACKLES "Soul Survivor" - SUPERNATURAL 1032 *New Record*
2nd DIRECTOR X "Waves" - LOST GIRL 326
3rd JOHN BEHRING "Unthinkable" - ARROW 243
4th Thomas J. Wright "Do You Believe In Miracles?" - SUPERNATURAL 137
5th Amanda Tapping "Wasting Minute" - CONTINUUM 129
6th Amanda Tapping "Waning Minute" - CONTINUUM 99
7th Neil Marshall "The Watchers Of The Wall" - GAME OF THRONES 84
8th Nick Hurran "His Last Vow" - SHERLOCK 80
9th Pamela Fryman "How Your Mother Met Me" - HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER 70
10th Douglas Aarniokoski "Seeing Red" - ARROW 52
The Winner of the 2014 Best Of TV Award for Best Episode is.... The Secret Origin Of Felicity Smoak "Arrow"
This years winner for Best Episode is NOT from Supernatural.... seriously. With a new category record 952 votes The Secret Origin Of Felicity Smoak "Arrow" won, beating out the season 2 finale of the same show, Unthinkable by a category record 193 votes. The popularity of the Felicity Smoak character might not be any more apparent than by this win. Simply having her name in the title seemed to be enough for her fans to vote for it despite it clearly not being the best of its own show from the last year. The episode featured the secondary characters backstory about her early day sof her computer hacking and cleverly tied in a current day story related to her past to make it fit.
The runner up was another Arrow episode Unthinkable. The season 2 finale. Perhaps if it was titled "Felicity Smoak's Unthinkable" it would have won instead as it had the lead for a couple days in the middle of the voting. In 3rd was Veritas from "Castle" which led in voting early on till Arrow fans rallied behind their episodes.
Rounding out the top 10 were Like Hell Part 1 "Lost Girl" which was from the "late addition" vote in. Dark Horse "Lost Girl" was 5th. Fan Fiction from "Supernatural" was the highest any SPN episode faired at 6th, Waves "Lost Girl" was 7th, Once Upon A Time In The West "Castle" was 8th, the Arrow/Flash cross over episode for "Arrow" The Brave & The Bold, came in 9th. Rounding out the top 10 was Streets Of Fire from "Arrow".
In my analysis of the semi-final voting I really felt Supernatural, Arrow, Lost Girl & Castle would struggle to win because of vote splitting, yet those shows dominated the entire top 10 list. Only THREE of the top 20 The Flash VS Arrow "The Flash" in 11th, Theres No Place Like Home "Once Upon A Time" & What Lies Buried "Murdoch Mysteries" were the only entries from their shows.
1st THE SECRET ORIGIN OF FELICITY SMOAK "Arrow" 952
2nd UNTHINKABLE "Arrow" 759
3rd VERITAS "Castle" 655
4th Like Hell part 1 "Lost Girl" 531
5th Dark Horse "Lost Girl" 499
6th Fan Fiction "Supernatural" 483
7th Waves "Lost Girl" 479
8th Once Upon A Time In The West "Castle" 462
9th The Brave & The Bold "Arrow" 354
10th Streets Of Fire "Arrow" 328
11th Flash VS Arrow "The Flash" 323
12th End Of A Line "Lost Girl" 233
13th Origin "Lost Girl" 228
14th Theres No Place Like Home "Once Upon A Time" 222
15th That 70s Show "Castle" 199
16th Soul Survivor "Supernatural" 181
17th No Sanctuary "The Walking Dead" 170
18th Do You Believe In Miracles "Supernatural" 168
19th First Born "Supernatural" 153
20th What Lies Buried "Murdoch Mysteries" 145
21st The Sign Of Three "Sherlock" 130
22nd Listen "Doctor Who" 124
23rd Kill Switch "Castle" 107
24th The Empty Hearse "Sherlock" 106
25th Girls, Girls, Girls "Supernatural" 104
26th The Lion And The Rose "Game Of Thrones" 103
27th Seeing Red "Arrow" 84
28th Deep Breath "Doctor Who" 80
29th Paper Moon "Supernatural" 49
30th Mothers Little Helper "Supernatural" 47
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