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The 2017 Tell-Tale TV Awards: Results! Drama and Sci-fi / Fantasy Categories

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And now for the moment you’ve all been waiting for.

You’ve made your nominations and voted in three rounds for your favorite television shows, performers, and more.

Here are the winners of The 2017 Tell-Tale TV Awards — Drama and Sci-fi / Fantasy categories! You can also check out the final results from the poll here.

Favorite New Drama Series: A Series of Unfortunate Events
A Series Of Unfortunate Events
A Series Of Unfortunate Events (Courtesy of Netflix)

The freshman season of A Series Of Unfortunate Events had a stellar cast, led by Neil Patrick Harris, as the sometimes hilarious, sometimes frightening Count Olaf, and Louis Hynes and Malina Weissman, who were perfect  as Klaus and Violet Baudelaire.

The writers captured the books’ tone of dark humor in the face of terrible tragedy, while expanding on some of the underlying mysteries in Lemony Snicket’s world. We can’t thank Netflix enough for taking a beloved book series and finally giving it the incredible page-to-screen adaptation it deserves.
Runner-up: 13 Reasons Why
13 REASONS WHY (courtesy of Netflix)
13 REASONS WHY (courtesy of Netflix)

13 Reasons Why takes teen dramas to a whole new level.  The controversial Netflix series examines the effects the suicide of Hannah Baker has on her classmates — particularly the kids she holds responsible for her death.

Outstanding Drama Series: Bates Motel
Bates Motel -- "Dark Paradise" -- Cate Cameron/A&E Networks -- © 2016 A&E Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved
Bates Motel — “Dark Paradise” — Cate Cameron/A&E Networks — © 2016 A&E Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Re-imagining one of Hitchcock’s most iconic films is no easy feat. Bates Motel, which serves as a prequel of sorts, veered into the source material in its fifth and final season.

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It was fresh and nostalgic at the same time, and included a cast of enormously talented actors. As dysfunctional as the Bates family was, we couldn’t help but want to be a part of it

Runner-up: Grey’s Anatomy
GREY'S ANATOMY - "Why Try to Change Me Now" - The arrival of a new consultant puts all of the doctors on edge, especially once she starts stepping on toes in the OR. Amelia and Owen bring their personal problems into the hospital, while April explores some uncharted territory, on "Grey's Anatomy," THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/Kelsey McNeal)
GREY’S ANATOMY – (ABC/Kelsey McNeal)

Even in its thirteenth season, Grey’s Anatomy knows how to deliver incredible drama. From the moments that make you ugly cry to the ones that make you hold your breath, the Shondaland favorite knows how to keep you on your toes, all while dealing with relevant issues and continuing to develop its characters in interesting ways.

Favorite New Sci-fi / Fantasy Series: Iron Fist
Marvel's Iron Fist - Courtesy Netflix
Marvel’s Iron Fist – Courtesy Netflix

The most recent of the Marvel series on Netflix, Iron Fist, gave us plenty of surprises and another great excuse to binge. The series follows a martial arts expert who has the ability to call upon the power of the Iron Fist. It stars Finn Jones, Jessica Henwick, Tom Pelphrey, Jessica Stroup, Ramón Rodríguez, Sacha Dhawan, Rosario Dawson and David Wenham.

Runner-up: Timeless
TIMELESS -- "Pilot" -- Pictured: (l-r) Malcolm Barrett as Rufus Carlin, Matt Lanter as Wyatt Logan, Abigail Spencer as Lucy Preston -- (Photo by: Joe Lederer/NBC)
TIMELESS — Pictured: (l-r) Malcolm Barrett as Rufus Carlin, Matt Lanter as Wyatt Logan, Abigail Spencer as Lucy Preston — (Photo by: Joe Lederer/NBC)

Timeless is a time travel show about the trio Lucy, Wyatt, and Rufus and their fight to keep history safe. It has capable, engaging, smart women who are center stage of their own stories. No one is a side kick, and the trio is supportive of each other. It makes you wish for more TV like this in the future!

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Oustanding Sci-fi / Fantasy Series: The 100
the 100 season 4 episode 3 screencap
the 100 season 4 episode 3 screencap

In its fourth Season, The 100 applies a second apocalypse to its already post apocalyptic world, and somehow it works!

This fast paced action-drama delivers heart racing episodes week after week as its characters face increasingly impossible circumstances. The 100 shows us that there are still stories of love, loss, and life to be told at the end of the world.

Runner-Up: Outlander
Outlander Season 3
Outlander Season 3 (courtesy of Starz)

There is no other series quite like Outlander on Starz. Based on the Outlander series of novels by Diana Gabaldon, the time travel series continues to captivate its audience in incredible ways as we follow the journeys of Jamie and Claire.

Additional Categories

Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Vera Farmiga (Bates Motel)

Runner-up: Ellen Pompeo (Grey’s Anatomy)

Lead Actor in a Drama Series: Neil Patrick Harris (A Series of Unfortunate Events)

Runner-up: Freddie Highmore (Bates Motel)

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Caterina Scorsone (Grey’s Anatomy)

Runner-up: Camila Mendes (Riverdale)

Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Nestor Carbonell (Bates Motel)

Runner-up: Kevin McKidd (Grey’s Anatomy)

Lead Actress in a Sci-fi / Fantasy Series: Eliza Taylor (The 100)

Runner-up: Madison Davenport (From Dusk Till Dawn)

Lead Actor in a Sci-fi / Fantasy Series: Bob Morley (The 100)

Runner-up: Finn Jones (Iron Fist)

Supporting Actress in a Sci-fi / Fantasy Series: Lindsey Morgan (The 100)

Runner-up: Jessica Henwick (Iron Fist)

Supporting Actor in a Sci-fi / Fantasy Series: Henry Ian Cusick (The 100)

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Runner-up: Duncan LaCroix (Outlander)

Favorite Couple / ‘SHIP in a Drama Series: Alex and Norma (Bates Motel)

Runner-up: Owen and Amelia (Grey’s Anatomy)

Favorite Couple / ‘SHIP in a Sc-fi / Fantasy Series: Bellamy and Clarke (The 100)

Runner-up: Robin Hood and Regina (Once Upon a Time)

Favorite Friendship in a Drama Series: Meredith, Amelia, and Maggie (Grey’s Anatomy)

Runner-up: Meredith and Alex (Grey’s Anatomy)

Favorite Friendship in a Sci-fi / Fantasy Series: Jamie and Murtagh (Outlander)

Runner-up: Monty and Jasper (The 100)

Congratulations to all of our winners!

Check out the winners for the Comedy, Musical, and Reality Categories here.

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