The 2015 Best Of TV Awards Winner for Best Director is Chris Fisher "If-Then-Else" (Person Of Interest).
For the first time ever, Best Director & Best Episode are a match. Chris Fisher directed the Best Episode winner "If-Then-Else" from Person Of Interest. The 11th episode of the season for POI garnered a lot of attention from everywhere. The comparisons to Groundhog Day, the kiss between the two shows lead females and the suspense of if they killed off a main character or not had a lot of people talking about this episode all year. Mixed in was slow-mo replays that showed the viewers how fast the Machine was thinking through all possible outcomes. Maybe my favorite little gag in it was when the Machine decided the simulation needed to go faster, so instead of us hearing each characters dialogue, we got them telling us a literal description of what they would have been saying. Fisher frequently had to film the same scenarios multiple times, but make them look "very similar, but slightly different" each time. All in all, a spectacular episode all around.
His victory comes at the cost of the 2 time winner Jensen Ackles from Supernatural trying for his 3rd Directing award for "The Bad Seed". Both Ackles and Lexi Alexander "Beyond Redemption" from Arrow who nabbed 3rd marking the 2nd consecutive 3rd place finish for an Arrow director, had leads earlier on. Fisher took over the lead permanently in the final two days of the vote. In 4th, for a 2nd consecutive year Thomas J. Wright from Supernatural , this time for "Baby". Garry A. Brown "Melinda" Agents Of SHIELD nabbed 5th.
Michael W Watkins "Tom Connolly" The Blacklist was 6th, Greg Nicotero "Conquer" The Walking Dead was 7th . John Fawcett "History Yet To Be Written" Orphan Black was 8th. Steve Shill "The Darkness And The Light" The Flash was 9th. Gregory Smith "Home Run" Rookie Blue got 10th.
1st CHRIS FISHER "If-Then-Else" (Person Of Interest) 695
2nd JENSEN ACKLES "The Bad Seed" (Supernatural) 621
3rd LEXI ALEXANDER "Beyond Redemption" (Arrow) 354
4th THOMAS J. WRIGHT "Baby" (Supernatural) 283
5th GARRY A BROWN "Melinda" (Agents Of SHIELD) 182
6th MICHAEL W. WATKINS "Tom Connolly" (The Blacklist) 113
7th GREG NICOTERO "Conquer" (The Walking Dead) 83
8th JOHN FAWCETT "History Yet To Be Written" (Orphan Black) 76
9th STEVE SHILL "The Darkness And The Light" (The Flash) 72
10th GREGORY SMITH "Home Run" (Rookie Blue) 60
11th JENNIFER CHAMBERS-LYNCH "Spend" (The Walking Dead) 54
12th FRED TOYE "Asylum" (Person Of Interest) 51
13th MICHAEL RYMER "The Wrath Of The Lamb" (Hannibal) 41
14th ADAM KANE "Digestivo" (Hannibal) 35
15th GUILLERMO NAVARRO "The Number Of The Beast Is 666" (Hannibal) 23
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.
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 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 Director & Episode
Vote totals are in RED TEXT
Finalists are in BOLD TEXT
JOHN BEHRING "Unthinkable" (Arrow) 424
JENSEN ACKLES "Soul Survivor" (Supernatural) 422
DOUGLAS AARNIOKOSKI "Seeing Red" (Arrow) 201
AMANDA TAPPING "Wasting Minute" (Continuum) 193
AMANDA TAPPING "Waning Minute" (Continuum) 182
DIRECTOR X "Waves" (Lost Girl) 151
NICK HURRAN "His Last Vow" (Sherlock) 86
THOMAS J. WRIGHT "Do You Believe In Miracles?" (Supernatural) 79
NEIL MARSHALL "The Watchers Of The Wall"
(Game Of Thrones) 65
PAMELA FRYMAN "How Your Mother Met Me" (How I Met Your Mother) 59
ALEX GRAVES "The Lion ANd The Rose" (Game Of Thrones) 53, MICHAEL EDISON SATRAZEMIS "The Grove" (The Walking Dead) 50, CRAIG FISHER "Nautilus" (Person Of Interest) 45, DAVID PLATT "The Mombosa Cartel" (The Blacklist) 35, STEVE FRANKS "The Break Up" (Psych) 27, WILLIAM WARING "Last Minute" (Continuum) 25, JONATHAN DEMME "Eden" (The Killing) 17, SUDZ SUTHERLAND "The Spy Who Came Up To The Cold" (Murdoch Mysteries) 15, CARY JOJI FUKUNAGA "Who Goes There" (True Detective) 15, PETER MITCHELL "Blast Of Silence" (Murdoch Mysteries) 14
FAN FICTION (Supernatural) 264
UNTHINABLE (Arrow) 241
MOTHERS LITTLE HELPER (Supernatural) 226
SOUL SURVIVOR (Supernatural) 196
STREETS OF FIRE (Arrow) 194
FIRST BORN (Supernatural) 181
GIRLS, GIRLS, GIRLS (Supernatural) 163
DO YOU BELIEVE IN MIRACLES (Supernatural) 147
LIKE HELL PART 1 (Lost Girl) 136
PAPER MOON (Supernatural) 135
FLASH VS ARROW (The Flash) 134
THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD (Arrow) 129
WHAT LIES BURIED (Murdoch Mysteries) 99
THE SECRET ORIGINS OF FELICITY SMOAK (Arrow) 99
VERITAS (Castle) 96
DARK HORSE (Lost Girl) 91
LISTEN (Doctor Who) 90
SEEING RED (Arrow) 89
THE SIGN OF THREE (Sherlock) 87
ORIGIN (Lost Girl) 87
WAVES (Lost Girl) 75
THE EMPTY HEARSE (Sherlock) 74
ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST (Castle) 69
KILL SWITCH (Castle) 63
THAT 70S SHOW (Castle) 61
THERES NO PLACE LIKE HOME (Once Upon A Time) 60
DEEP BREATH (Doctor Who) 60
NO SANCTUARY (The Walking Dead) 57
END OF A LINE (Lost Girl) 53
THE LION AND THE ROSE (Game Of Thrones) 50
SNOW DRIFTS (Once Upon A Time) 48, CITY OF HEROES (The Flash) 47, THE GROVE (The Walking Dead) 43, HOW YOUR MOTHER MET ME (How I Met Your Mother) 42, LAST MINUTE (Continuum) 36, THE PROTON TRANSMOGRIFICATION (The Big Bang Theory) 34, 100 (Glee) 31, THE OLD SWITCHEROO PART 2 (Haven) 30, DEMONS (Criminal Minds) 29, THE BREAK UP (Psych) 28, NEW DIRECTIONS (Glee) 27, DEUX EX MACHINA (Person Of Interest) 27, MONARCH DOUGLAS BANK (Person Of Interest) 27, NAUTILUS (Person Of Interest) 25, FEAR OF THE UNKNOWN (Grey'S Anatomy) 24, 1967: A PSYCH ODYSSEY (Psych) 20, THE DIABOLICAL KIND (Elementary) 18, A GOLDBERG THANKSGIVING (The Goldbergs) 17, EDEN (The Killing) 17
The Best Director category, won by Supernatural actor/director Jensen Ackles in 2012, may be in for a fight this year. Arrow has 2 of the top 3, including John Behring for "Unthinkable" as the top vote getter, narrowly beating out 2012 winner Jensen Ackles for "Soul Survivor" on Supernatural. Douglas Aarniokoski on "Seeing Red" rounds out the bookends of the Arrow Supernatural Arrow trio. Amanda Tapping managed 2 finalist spots with her 2 part Continuum episodes. Besides 2012 winner Ackles, Pamela Fryman "How Your Mother Met Me" is the only other previous contender for Best Director, making the semi-finals last year. Last years winning show Glee, had no finalists this year as their 2 semi-finalist contenders did not advance.
The Best Episode category, aka - "favorite Supernatural episode" in the years past could be a hard one to predict. Supernatural is well represented in the finals. SEVEN finalists for the 3X Winning show, Arrow and Lost Girl managed 5, while Castle has 4. While it would SEEM to be a safe bet with Arrow & Supernatural dominating the top 8 spots that they are a shoe in to win, theres then the fact that in the finals the amount of challengers you can vote for will be limited to 2 or 3. Vote splitting is always a problem when a show shoves too many of its challengers into a finals. Perhaps The Flash or Murdoch Mysteries with their 1 singular nominee will win because their fans will not be split on who to vote for.
Also, an error occurred in listing for a couple days of this category. One of the Arrow finalists, The Secret Origins Of Felicity Smoak was mistakenly listed as Draw Back Your Bow for awhile, so if you voted for DBYB & wonder where it is.... is was changed to TSOOFS during the round after the error was noticed.
The Finals for these categories will take place in January 2015 HERE
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