Before we dive headfirst into 2012, we have one last bit of 2011 business to wrap up. In December, we asked you--the handsome, intelligent, and splendid-smelling readers of TV.com--to vote on your favorite shows, actors, and characters in our Best of 2011 poll. Well, the results are in. And they show that you have really good taste in television.
The Greendale Community College Action Committee came out in full force, helping NBC's Community take the titles of Best Overall Series, Best Comedy, and Most Underrated Series. The show grabbed an impressive 27 percent of the votes in the Best Overall Series category, beating 10 other shows, including Fringe (18 percent), Game of Thrones (17 percent), The Vampire Diaries (13 percent), and Breaking Bad (10 percent). The victory caps a turbulent year for Community, which was bounced off of NBC's midseason schedule due to low ratings but created a ridiculously passionate fan base online, particularly here at TV.com.
HBO's Game of Thrones also had a great showing, winning Best New Series and Best Drama (and did you see where it ended up on our Top 100 Everything of 2011 list?). Best Sci-Fi Series went to fan-favorite Supernatural, and Family Guy continued its dominance of the Best Animated Show category.
On the people side, John Noble finally earned some recognition for his work as Dr. Walter Bishop on Fringe. Not bad, considering he was up against heavyweights Bryan Cranston, Sean Bean, and Michael C. Hall. Now if only other awards shows would follow suit and at least give Noble a nomination! Nina Dobrev of The Vampire Diaries was named Best Dramatic Actress for her dual roles on the CW show. And it appears you all have mucho respect for actresses who play multiple versions of themselves; Anna Torv of Fringe finished second. Donald Glover of Community edged out Jim Parsons of The Big Bang Theory for Best Comedic Actor, and Glee's Heather Morris topped the field in the Best Comedic Actress category.
Here are the winners for the major categories in TV.com's Best of 2011 poll:
Best Overall Series of 2011: Community
Best New Series: Game of Thrones
Best Drama Series: Game of Thrones
Best Comedy Series: Community
Best Sci-Fi or Fantasy Series: Supernatural
Best Animated Series: Family Guy
Best Crime Procedural: Castle
Most Underrated Series: Community
Favorite Guilty Pleasure: Revenge
Best Dramatic Actor: John Noble, Fringe
Best Dramatic Actress: Nina Dobrev, The Vampire Diaries
Best Comedic Actor: Donald Glover, Community
Best Comedic Actress: Heather Morris, Glee
Breakout Star: Jason O'Mara, Terra Nova
Thank you to everyone who voted! For the results in all 35 categories, including Biggest Badass and Most Underrated Series, head over to TV.com's Best of 2011 poll.