Through many of our CarterMatt Awards results pieces, one of the common threads that we’ve mentioned is how there have been many blowouts across several of the categories. Often this year results are easy to project once we get a day or two before the announcement of the results.
This wasn’t the case for the Breakout Star category, as this proved to be one of the closest, most-intense battles of the year on the site. There were times when it looked like “Daredevil” star Charlie Cox was surging ahead, only for then Priyanka Chopra of “Quantico” to make a come back. Come around three or four hours before the end of the voting window it looked as though Chopra had it in the bag, but then a late surge from Charlie fans closed the gap to the point that there were just a few percentage points between first and second place.
In the end, though, “Quantico” fans prevailed. Priyanka Chopra is your winner for Breakout Star.
Chopra wins the category for giving a fantastic performance through the first half of the ABC drama’s season, playing a woman in Alex Parrish who entered Quantico full of passion and ambition, only on the other side to realize that she had been set up in a New York City bombing plot. She has had the opportunity to tackle everything from drama to action to romance so far, and this will probably continue tenfold in the second half of the season.
Before we conclude, we do have to give some applause to Charlie fans, who really fought hard for this and kept the vote close. These are some of the battles that are the most fun to watch.
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