The Best and Worst of 2018 - RESULTS By Saloni Gajjar (January 13, 2019, 4:50 am) Grey's Anatomy, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The 100, Agents of SHIELD, Outlander, Good Place, Riverdale, Killing Eve, The Bold Type, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Insatiable, Manifest, Single Parents




The results are finally in! Thank you for taking the time to put your thoughts and feelings about television in 2018 out there. I know there were many questions but hey, it was worth it. It's why we have a platform like this one, to celebrate shows that aren’t usually and always recognized by awards. As we're settling into the new TV viewing year with 2019, it’s fun to reflect on the year that went by.

This year, we received 1660 votes total. It was fun seeing the submissions pour in and the variety of answers that came through.

Before we dive into the results, here are a few very, very important notes to keep in mind:

1. Each winner's list consists of the top three choices that got the most votes for their categories. However, there are some categories that also have ties for winners.

2. Much like last year, the answers really surprised me in a good way. When we first started, fandom-heavy shows took the prizes but this year, there is definitely more range, which is awesome to see.

3. It was specified in the rules that you only have to answer ONCE. Submissions that didn't adhere to this rule were disqualified but it was great to see that almost all of you actually stuck to the rules, unlike last time! It made my work easier and more fun. To those who didn't follow the rules and voted multiple times, none of their votes were counted.

4. Under some categories, you'll see my own notes in red. They'll include some honorable mentions, my personal observations about the results, fun facts about last year's winners in the same categories etc.

Without further ado, here are your best and worst of 2018, SpoilerTV Readers:

BEST TV SHOW, DRAMA: 

1. Killing Eve
2. The Haunting of Hill House
3. The Americans

- None of last year's winners (Outlander, Marvel's Agents of SHIELD, The Leftovers) made it this year, the latter for obvious reasons. 

BEST ACTOR, DRAMA: 

1. Sam Heughan, Outlander
2. Matthew Rhys, The Americans
3. Iain de Caestecker, Marvel's Agents of SHIELD

- Sam Heughan and Iain de Caesteckar retain their same exact spot from last year. Richard Madden (Bodyguard) and Matt Lanter (Timeless) tied for the 4th position. 

BEST ACTRESS, DRAMA:

1. Keri Russell, The Americans
2. Abigail Spencer, Timeless
3. Sandra Oh, Killing Eve

- Last year's top winner in this category was Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid's Tale), who came in 4th this time, followed closely by Jodie Comer (Killing Eve).

BEST EPISODE, DRAMA:

1. START, The Americans
2. Two Storms, The Haunting of Hill House
3. The Bent-Neck Lady, The Haunting of Hill House

BEST CHARACTER, DRAMA: 

1. Jack Pearson, This is Us
2. Lucifer Morningstar, Lucifer
3. James Fraser, Outlander

BEST TV SHOW, COMEDY: 

1. Brooklyn Nine-Nine
2. The Good Place
3. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

- Pretty much like the past two years, Brooklyn Nine-Nine and The Good Place dominate the comedy categories.

BEST ACTOR, COMEDY: 

1. Andy Samberg, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
2. Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
3. Ted Danson, The Good Place

- These are the same exact winners from last year but with their orders changed. It was Andre Braugher, Ted Danson, Andy Samberg for 2017. 

BEST ACTRESS, COMEDY: 

1. Kristen Bell, The Good Place
2. Melissa Fumero, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
3. D'Arcy Carden, The Good Place

- Kristen Bell topped this category in the previous year, as well. 

BEST EPISODE, COMEDY: 

1. Janet(s), The Good Place
2. The Box, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
3. Jake and Amy, Brooklyn Nine-Nine

BEST CHARACTER, COMEDY:

1. Raymond Holt, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
2. Janet, The Good Place
3. Rosa Diaz, Brooklyn Nine-Nine

WORST TV SHOW, DRAMA:

1. Riverdale
2. The 100
3. Scandal

WORST TV SHOW, COMEDY:

1. Insatiable
2. Camping
3. Roseanne

WORST CHARACTER, DRAMA:

1. Echo, The 100
2. Archie Andrews, Riverdale
3. Maggie Pierce, Grey's Anatomy


WORST CHARACTER, COMEDY:

1. Stuart Bloom, The Big Bang Theory 
2. Roseanne Conner, Roseanne
3. Patty Bladell, Insatiable

BEST NEW DRAMA:

1. Killing Eve
2. The Haunting of Hill House
3. Manifest

WORST NEW DRAMA: 

1. Altered Carbon 
2. Charmed
3. Tidelands

BEST NEW COMEDY:

1. Single Parents
2. The Kids are Alright
3. On My Block

WORST NEW COMEDY:

1. Insatiable
2. Camping
3. REL

BREAKOUT TV STAR, DRAMA:

1. Jodie Comer, Killing Eve/Eliza Scanlen, Sharp Objects
2. Victoria Pedretti, The Haunting of Hill House
3. Lola Flannery, The 100

BREAKOUT TV STAR, COMEDY:

1. D'Arcy Carden, The Good Place
2. Kimrie Lewis, Single Parents
3. Annie Murphy, Schitt's Creek

BEST TV COUPLE:

1. Jake Peralty and Amy Santiago, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
2. Leopold Fitz and Jemma Simmons, Marvel's Agents of Shield
3. James Fraser and Claire Randall Fraser, Outlander

- Wyatt Logan and Lucy Preston (Timeless) were only 4 votes shy of being in the top 3. Just another 4 votes behind them were Jack and Rebecca Pearson (This is Us). 

WORST TV COUPLE:

1. Jackson Avery and Maggie Pierce, Grey's Anatomy
2. Bellamy Blake and Echo, The 100
3. Archie Andrews and Veronica Lodge, Riverdale

BEST TV FRIENDSHIP:

1. Steve McGarrett and Danny Williams, Hawaii Five-O
2. Will Truman and Grace Adler, Will and Grace
3. Jane Sloan, Kat Edison, Sutton Brady, The Bold Type

- I really liked the variety of different shows I saw nominated in this category because they were from shows we haven't seen win much before. Matt Murdock and Foggy Nelson (Daredevil) would've been #4 with Liv Moore and Ravi Chakrabarti (iZombie) close behind. 

BEST TV FAMILY:

1. The Pearsons, This is Us
2. The Crain's, The Haunting of Hill House
3. The Roses, Schitt's Creek 

WORST TV FAMILY:

1. The Conners, Roseanne/The Conners
2. The Crellins, Sharp Objects
3. The Lodges, Riverdale

BEST TV WEDDING:

1. Jake Peralta and Amy Santiago, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
2. Leopold Fitz and Jemma Simmons, Marvel's Agents of Shield
3. Alex Karev and Jo Wilson, Grey's Anatomy

WORST TV WEDDING:

1. Nick and Eden Blaine, The Handmaid's Tale
2. Sheldon Cooper and Amy Farrah Fowler, The Big Bang Theory
3. Mike Ross and Rachel Zane, Suits

BEST SERIES FINALE:

1. The Americans
2. 12 Monkeys
3. The Middle

WORST SERIES FINALE:

1. Scandal
2. The Originals
3. Nashville

MOST PAINFUL TV DEATH OF 2018:

1. Jack Pearson, This is Us
2. Monty Green, The 100 
3. Garcia Flynn, Timeless

CHARACTER MOST IN NEED OF SCREEN TIME:

1. John Murphy, The 100 
2. Kevin Cozner, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
3. Yasmin Khan, Doctor Who

- A confusing number of votes were for leading characters like Lucy Preston (Timeless), James Fraser (Outlander), Daisy Johnson (Marvel's Agents of SHIELD), and even Matt Murdock (Daredevil). 

SADDEST UNTIMELY CANCELLATION OF THE YEAR:

1. Timeless
2. Daredevil
3. American Vandal

MOST IMPROVED TV SHOW:

1. Arrow
2. Fear the Walking Dead
3. How to Get Away with Murder

- The first two winners here are ironic because Arrow and Fear the Walking Dead were two of three in the 'Worst Drama' category last year. They must be getting something right this year. 

MOST DISAPPOINTING TV SHOW:

1. The Walking Dead
2. The 100
3. The Man in the High Castle

MOST FUN TV SHOW:

1. Legends of Tomorrow
2. Santa Clarita Diet
3. Superstore

- Legends of Tomorrow won this category by a landslide. It was 304 votes ahead of #2. 

BEST OPENING CREDITS:

1. Outlander
2. Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
3. Daredevil

MOST UNDERRATED TV SHOW:

1. Schitt's Creek
2. American Vandal
3. Travelers

MOST OVERRATED TV SHOW:

1. The Handmaid's Tale
2. The Big Bang Theory
3. This is Us

PERFORMER MOST OVERLOOKED BY AWARDS: 

1. Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
2. Jodie Comer, Killing Eve
3. Sam Heughan, Outlander

2018 TV GUILTY PLEASURE:

1. Elite
2. The Royals
3. Claws

NEW 2019 TV SHOW YOU'RE MOST EXCITED TO WATCH:

1. The Umbrella Academy
2. Roswell: New Mexico
3. Watchmen 


What did you think of the winners? Did your nominations make the cut? Did undeserving shows and performers win? Let us know in the comments.