The Winner of the 2014 Best Of TV Award for Best Action or Drama Actress is.... Emily Bett Rickards "Arrow"
After last years near miss, it was not a large shock that this years winner for Best Action or Drama Actress is Emily Bett rickards from "Arrow. In 2013 this years runner up Stana Katic "Castle" won her 3rd consecutive award with a narrow 4 vote win over Rickards. This year Emily left no doubt who would win with a 1912 vote total and a 700 vote margin of victory, both category records. Katic with 1212 finds herself in 2nd. In 3rd was a tie between Maggie Smith of "Downton Abbey" in her 1st finals appearance and Amy Acker "Person of Interest" who was 5th last year.
In 5th is Pauley Perrette "NCIS" marking the 1st ever finals appearance for the show in any category. In 6th was last years 3rd place finalist Lucy Liu "Elementary". In 7th Helene Joy "Murdoch Mysteries" in her 1st finals appearance. In 8th is Katie Cassidy "Arrow" in her 1st finals appearance. In 9th is Grace Park "Hawaii Five-O" down from her 6th place finish last year. 10th thru 12 are all from "Arrow" Susanna Thompson, Willa Holland & Caity Lotz all in their 1st finals for Best Sci-Fi or fantasy Actress.
1st EMILY BETT RICKARDS "Arrow" 1912
2nd STANA KATIC "Castle" 1212
3rd (tie) MAGGIE SMITH "Downton Abbey" 516
3rd (tie) AMY ACKER "Person of Interest" 516
5th Pauley Perrette "NCIS" 488
6th Lucy Liu "Elementary" 279
7th Helene Joy "Murdoch Mysteries" 175
8th Katie Cassidy "Arrow" 144
9th Grace Park "Hawaii Five-O" 142
10th Susanna Thompson "Arrow" 135
11th Willa Holland "Arrow" 120
12th Caity Lotz "Arrow" 90
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 Action or Drama Actor, Actress & Program
Best Action or Drama Actor
STEPHEN AMELL (Arrow) 633
CHRISTOPHER GORHAM (Covert Affairs) 403
JOHN BARROWMAN (Arrow) 399
MADS MIKKELSEN (Hannibal) 390
NATHAN FILLION (Castle) 361
ALEX O'LOUGHLIN 228 (Hawaii Five-O) 228
HUGH DANCY (Hannibal) 199
PAUL BLACKTHORNE(Arrow) 189
COLTON HAYNES (Arrow) 187
YANNICK BISSON (Murdoch Mysteries) 177
JAMES SPADER (The Blacklist) 150
BEN MCKENZIE (Gotham) 137
JON HUERTAS (Castle) 126, JOHNNY LEE MILLER (Elementary) 119, MATTHEW GRAY GUBLER (Criminal Minds) 116, JIM CAVIEZEL (Person Of Interest) 115, SHEMAR MOORE (Criminal Minds) 112, DAVID TENNANT (Gracepoint) 102, PATRICK DEMPSEY (Grey's Anatomy) 96, ALLAN HAWCO (Republic Of Doyle) 50
Best Action or Drama Actress
EMILY BETT RICKARDS (Arrow) 648
STANA KATIC (Castle) 376
SUSANNA THOMPSON (Arrow) 254
CAITY LOTZ (Arrow) 178
WILLA HOLLAND (Arrow) 174
LUCY LIU (Elementary) 173
PAULEY PERRETTE (NCIS) 168
GRACE PARK (Hawaii Five-O) 165
MAGGIE SMITH (Downton Abbey) 154
HELENE JOY (Murdoch Mysteries) 144
AMY ACKER (Person Of Interest) 136
KATIE CASSIDY (Arrow) 133
MOLLY QUINN (Castle) 128, MARISKA HARTIGAY "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit) 117, MEGAN BOONE (The Blacklist) 107, ELLEN POMPEO (Grey's Anatomy) 99, KERRY WASHINGTON (Scandal) 93, VERA FARMIGA (Bates Motel) 90, GEORGINA REILLY (Murdoch Mysteries) 67, ERICA DURANCE (Saving Hope) 54, KRYSTIN PELLERIN (Republic Of Doyle) 37, MONICA POTTER (Parenthood) 35
Best Action or Drama Program
COVERT AFFAIRS 344
HAWAII FIVE-O 234
MURDOCH MYSTERIES 173
CRIMINAL MINDS 157
PERSON OF INTEREST 154
THE BLACKLIST 150
ELEMENTARY 129, RIZZOLI & ISLES 126, GREY'S ANATOMY 105, THE MENTALIST 90, DOWNTON ABBEY 81, CHICAGO FIRE 74, REVENGE 72, THE NEWSROOM 68, REPUBLIC OF DOYLE 51, PARENTHOOD 45, THE KILLING 43
The Best Action or Drama actor category had 1 of the few notable upsets of recent memory last year when secondary star John barrowman of Arrow beat out his own shows lead, and the defending 2 time winner Nathan Fillion from Castle to take the award. This year, those same top 3 finalists from last year are back & in the serious mix for this years honour. Joining them are 1st time finalist Christopher Gorham from Covert Affairs who finished 2nd to Stephen Amell from Arrow for the semi-final vote, and Mads Mikkelsen from hannibal, who finished 4th, a spot higher than he finished in the finals of last years vote. While the top 5 from last year all made the finals this year, the bottom half of last years top 10 was not so lucky, only 7th place James Spader from The Blacklist & 10th place Hugh Dancy from hannibal is returning. Ousted were Johnny Lee Miller of Elementary, Matthew Gray Gubler from Criminal Minds and Jim Caviezel from Person of Interest. New to the party besides Gorham are, Paul Blackthorne and Colton Haynes from Arrow, giving them FOUR finalists. Yannick Bisson from Murdoch Mysteries, and Ben McKenzie from the rookie drama Gotham.
The Best Action Or Drama Actress category has been the "Stana Katic Award" since its inception in 2011 as the actress from Castle has won all 3 times, making her the only actor or actress to win her award every year since its existence. But this year, it might not go her way if Emily Bett Rickards from Arrow has any say in it. The leading vote getting in the semi-finals had more than Katic & 3rd place fellow Arrow cast member Susanna Thompson combined. Three more Arrow cast made the finals with Caity Lotz in 4th, Willa Holland in 5th & Katie Cassidy in 12th, giving Arrow FIVE finalists. Surely vote splitting will be a major concern for the finalists there, giving Katic a bit of a chance still as she was the only finalist from Castle with Molly Quinn just missing out by 5 votes. Despite the seemingly lopsided rrow & Stana Katic race, there are other contenders. Lucy Liu from Elementary finished 3rd last year in the finals to Katic & Rickards, and comes in this year in 6th in the semi-finals. Amy Acker of Person Of Interest was also a finalist last year, finishing 5th and narrowly made it in this year in 11th. Grace Park finished 6th last year & finished 8th in this years semi-finals. Other newcomers besides the 4 newcomers from Arrow include Pauley Perrette from NCIS, Maggie Smith from Downton Abbey and Helene Joy from Murdoch Mysteries. Two finalists from last year Ellen Pompeo from Grey's Anatomy & Kerry Washington from Scandal failed to make the finals this year, along with Celina Jade from Arrow & Taraji P. Henson from Person Of Interest who are no longer eligible.
The Best Action or Drama Program category will again look like a fight between the defending champion Arrow & the former 2 time champion Castle. Perennial contender Criminal Minds finished 3rd last year and finished 8th in the semi-final voting to make it 5 consecutive years in the finals, the ONLY Drama to have done so. Last years New Program runner up Hannibal finished 3rd in the semi-final vote, cementing itself as a contender this year. In 4th is 1st time finalist Covert Affairs. Joining Covert Affairs on the 1st time finalist list is Sherlock, Murdoch Mysteries & The Blacklist. Only 5 of last years finalists made it to the finals this year. Missing the mark this time were retired Breaking Bad, along with Rookie Blue, Elementary, Grey's Anatomy & The Mentalist.
The Finals for these categories will take place in January 2015 HERE
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