We’ve finally made it to the end of the road for our CarterMatt Awards this year, or at least the ones that are voted on by the readers of the site.
As always, we save one of the most significant for last, and that is the Show of the Year. This category gets more and more competitive every year, just when you think about the wide array of shows that are out there. As a matter of fact, there are a number of great shows (“Rectify,” “Orphan Black,” “Halt and Catch Fire,” “The Americans,” “The Knick”) that would have been nominated if the list expanded beyond five nominees.
For 2014, there was one winner from the readers, and that was “Sons of Anarchy.” Not only did it have a fantastic final season, but there was also a satisfying ending, and some killer performances by Charlie Hunnam and Katey Sagal along the way in the last handful of episodes. A deserving winner, and a great way to see the show go out.
In terms of voting, this actually was fairly close. “Sons of Anarchy” took just over 32% of the vote, and was less than 2% above “Sherlock.” Fans of Benedict Cumberbatch and company rallied hard in the final days of the voting window, but it was not enough to pull through. Both shows had a fairly sizable lead over third-place finisher “Masters of Sex,” which was close to 20% at the end of the voting window.
Congratulations are of course in order for “Sons of Anarchy,” and it will be seen in the coming years if Kurt Sutter can craft another winner in “The Bastard Executioner.”
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1. Best Underrated Show (December 15)
2. Most Disappointing Show (December 16)
3. Best New Show (December 17)
4. Breakout Star (December 18)
5. Drama Actor (December 19)
6. Reality Star (December 20)
7. Favorite Showrunner (December 21)
8. Best Reality Show (December 22)
9. Comedy Actor (December 23)
10. Best Fanbase (December 24)
11. Most Surprising Moment (December 25)