Update: The poll has now closed! The final results of who won the title of SpoilerTV's 2016 Reader's Choice Performer of the Year are revealed below where the poll was located. Also below you will find the announcement of who was chosen by the staff as the 2016 SpoilerTV Performer of the Year.
After a long year of recognizing outstanding performer after performer, it has come down to two final contenders for the title of Reader's Choice Performer of the Year. To help choose here is a little bit about the work each performer did in 2016 as their respective characters.
Most Outstanding Actress of 2016 - Amy Acker (Samantha “Root” Groves) - Person of Interest
Most Outstanding Actor of 2016 - Sam Heughan (Jamie Fraser) - Outlander
Both Amy Acker and Sam Heughan share a lot of similarities in terms of their dedication to their craft, their audience, and the causes close to their hearts. They are both not just the most outstanding actress and actor of 2016, but they are also both extraordinary people. Both are extremely deserving of SpoilerTV’s Reader’s Choice 2016 Performer of the Year title, but unfortunately only one of them can carry the title.
The winner of this poll will receive a special article looking back at some of their best work from 2016. They will also be mentioned in every Performers of the Month nominations and polls posts throughout all of 2017. This poll will run through 6 PM ET on Sunday, January 22nd. This poll is strictly 1 vote per person and requires a valid social media account to vote. The results will not be revealed until after the poll has concluded and the votes have been certified. Cheating will not be tolerated and duplicate votes will be made null and void. The winner of this poll will be determined by true honest voting.
Please note that SpoilerTV has decided to name two Performer of the Year winners. One will be chosen by the fans through this poll and that winner will carry the title of SpoilerTV’s Reader’s Choice 2016 Performer of the Year. The other will be chosen by the staff through a vote and will carry the title of SpoilerTV’s 2016 Performer of the Year. Both winners will be prominently recognized throughout 2017.
Now, comes the hard part, picking only 1 to carry this fan-given title for the next year. Who will prevail? This will be a fierce battle between two very deserving performers. Place your vote then head down to the comments to convince others why they should be voting for the performer you voted for.
Update: Here are the final results!
Amy Acker (Samantha "Root" Groves) from Person of Interest has earned the fan-given title of SpoilerTV's 2016 Reader's Choice Performer of the Year. Here are the final results for her battle against Sam Heughan.
Chyler Leigh (Alex Danvers) from Supergirl was named as SpoilerTV's 2016 Performer of the Year by the staff. She earned this title after members of the staff nominated one actress and one actor who they thought delivered the best performances in 2016 which garnered us a list of 32 top performers. Those performers were then placed into a ranking system where each member of the staff ranked their Top 5 favorite performers from 2016. Chyler got the highest number earning the win. For those curious regarding who her competition was, I've placed the final results of the staff vote below.
Amy Acker and Chyler Leigh will each receive an article looking back at some of their best work from 2016. Each of them will be recognized in every Performers of the Month nominations and polls post in 2017. Expect their articles sometime in early to mid-February hopefully prior to the announcement of the first 2017 winners.
Special thanks to Donna Cromeans, freelance editor/proofreader (@DJRiter on Twitter) for editing this article.