And the Best TV Actors and Characters of 2011 Are...

The viewers have spoken: The results of our Best of 2011 poll are in, and congratulations are in order. Below, you'll find all the winners from the 14 people categories; thanks to everyone who voted, and congratulations to all the winners!

Click the "winner" links to see the full list of nominees in each category and the percentage of votes they received.

BEST DRAMATIC ACTOR

Winner: John Noble, Fringe
Runner-Up: Sean Bean, Game of Thrones


BEST DRAMATIC ACTRESS

Winner: Nina Dobrev, The Vampire Diaries
Runner-Up: Anna Torv, Fringe


BEST COMEDIC ACTOR

Winner: Donald Glover, Community
Runner-Up: Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory


BEST COMEDIC ACTRESS

Winner: Heather Morris, Glee
Runner-Up: Sofia Vergara, Modern Family


BREAKOUT STAR

Winner: Jason O'Mara, Terra Nova
Runner-Up: Zooey Deschanel, New Girl


FUNNIEST LATE-NIGHT HOST

Winner: Jon Stewart, The Daily Show
Runner-Up: Craig Ferguson, The Late Late Show


FAVORITE KID CHARACTER

Winner: Alexis Castle, Castle
Runner-Up: Arya Stark, Game of Thrones


FAVORITE TV COUPLE

Winner: Stefan Salvatore and Elena Gilbert, The Vampire Diaries
Runner-Up: Cameron Tucker and Mitchell Pritchett, Modern Family


MOST LOVABLE "MONSTER"

Winner: Damon Salvatore, The Vampire Diaries
Runner-Up: Eric Northman, True Blood


FAVORITE SMARTY-PANTS

Winner: Dr. Spencer Reid, Criminal Minds
Runner-Up: Sheldon Cooper, The Big Bang Theory


BIGGEST BADASS

Winner: Klaus, The Vampire Diaries
Runner-Up: Daenerys Targaryen, Game of Throne's


FAVORITE REALITY SHOW CAST

Winner: Deadliest Catch
Runner-Ups: Jersey Shore and Ace of Cakes (tied)


BEST GUEST STAR

Winner: Josh Holloway as the Black Rider on Community
Runner-Up: Katy Perry as Honey on How I Met Your Mother


TEAM WE'D WANT TO BE ON OUR SIDE

Winner: NCIS
Runner-Up: Five-0

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I like NCIS and I watch it but Criminal Minds really does it for me.
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Jason O'Mara, Terra Nova Breakout star??? Really? Seriously??? This guy single handeadly put me off the most anticipated show with his bad bad bad acting. This guy should never act ever in his life.
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Vampire Diaries killed it! I think it's safe to say that it is equally as underrated as Community! And Klaus is the coolest villain since Sephiroth of FFVII.
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WOWZA!!!! Chuck and Vampire Diaries!!!! We'd get along just fine!!!! :)
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NCIS question:



How come the women are touching the men?
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Doesn't make sense to compare drama like Fringe against a comedy. weird lists. lol
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darn, if I knew Josh aka ''Sawyer'' was guest on Community-would have rated it better.
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Add a comment...nice choices .... But joel mchale is missing
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When things go bump in the night, I'd take either the Supernatural or Fringe team rather than NCIS. Craig Ferguson needs more recognition. He is the funniest late show host. As much as I like Damon and think he is the best thing on TVD along with Katherine and Klaus, most lovable monster would have to be Dexter!



I'm happy with most of the other results. Either of the following people winning would have made me happy in any case:

Donald Glover and Jim Parsons! Jim already has an Emmy too!

John Noble and Sean Bean! What a treat it is to see these two immersing themselves in their characters.

Nina Dobrev and Anna Torv are two of the best things to happen to genre shows!

Alexis and Arya. Come on! I love Alexis, but Arya was the breakout amazing kid this year and can we still call Alexis a 'kid'?! Still not complaining though lol.

Danerys and Klaus will be the biggest badass characters ever!

Katy Perry and Josh Holloway were brilliant.
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I love Alexis too, but I agree with you completely. Arya is the coolest kid ever.
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John Noble, Donald Glover and Josh Holloway! FTFW!!!!

Sad for Anna Noble, though.
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I would have picked Colbert over Stewart and Fergie - his interviews alone are hilarious.

Biggest Badass: Khal Drogo , Gus , Mike , Ser Gregor Clegane , John Reese , even Sasouke Uchiha ...

John Noble rocks , at least the FANS recongnize his art.
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Pretty good list. Heather Morris is the only reason I still watch Glee. And either of the top 2 smarty pants is a winner in my book. Although my favorite kid character would be Shane Botwin from Weeds.



And my most lovable "monster" will always be Dexter Morgan.
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Forget NCIS, I want the Fringe Division team to be on my side. Good luck having NCIS rescue you from amber or shape-shifters!
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Good job Donald Glover and Josh Holloway! They definitely deserved to win!
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anna torv didn't win as best actress?? come on, in season 3 she did like 3 different characters!!!!!
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Yes but Nina Dobrev has played 2 different characters for 3 seasons now.
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Anna Torv hasn't placed just 3. To date, she's played around 8 variations of her own character. TVD is definitely one of my favourite shows, and I love Nina, but over Anna? No. Just no.
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Yeah, but it's hard to applaud the acting chops of anyone who obviously can't stand to feel the inside of her mouth with her tongue or hates to feel her lips moving against her teeth. Pay attention to the way she talks. Could be a cry for help that only some people are trained to hear, but anyone can hear that her speech production hampers her expressiveness.
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Are you talking about Nina Dobrev or Anna Torv? If you are referring to Anna Torv, then the reason that it may seem that way about her is because she is not an American. She's Australian and it is probably difficult for her to change her native accent. I saw her one night on a late night TV program and was shocked to hear her Australian accent. I'm sure it is hard to curb the way you really do sound. I like Nina Dobrev BUT Anna Torv has the maturity and believability factor for me. I think that Nina is kind of whinny in her character as the lovelorn Elena. She doesn't have real backbone like Anna Torv, who I think is so tough and a gritty actress. Nina is to soft and mushy. I much prefer the tougher version over the sappy, spineless one, who never knows from one minute to the next who she's in love with?
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How come I completely missed all these voting things? Did they come up in the news bit of the site?
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this was one of those voting things that the Community fans ruined with vote flooding.

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Obviously Donald Glover desserved to win...Jim Parsons isn't acting he is playing himself and the Big Bang Theory's are much worse so it would have been hard for Jim Parsons to win considering the material he is given. Katy Perry was hillarious but Josh Holloway was much better.
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also vampire diaries fans
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really dude!?!?
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don't know if serious? o_O
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Anna Torv in second place???????? Come on!!!!
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LOL? Nina Dobrev is by far the weakest link on her own show and she's Best Actress? Epic Fail.
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Best Dramatic Actor and Actress were good choices and runners up.

I like both break out stars, and I'll give it to Jason O'Mara since Zooey is already quite known though I love her show, New Girl!

Favorite couple and most lovable monster picks surprised me, but they were decent.

The biggest badass were good, and I'm glad to see so many other people agreed about Daenerys Targaryen.
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I'm a little disappointed that Jon Stewart won. I like Stewart just fine, but Craig Ferguson is just so awesome.



Also, hooray! for Donald Glover beating out Jim Parsons.
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I know. He wins the Emmy EVERY year. I mean, can't we throw Colbert or Craig a bone?
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Price obviously didn't post these pics, because that's a picture of Elijah, not Damon. LOL!
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I was thinking the same thing!! haha
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Whoops. How long can we use the "still hungover from too much egg nog" excuse? Anyway, the photo's been fixed!
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