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The results are in, the votes have been counted, and now we can reveal the winners of the first ever Winchester Family Business Supernatural Fan Awards.  For those that missed it, fans were asked to vote in 15 categories for Supernatural's season seven.  We ran voting for ten days and got plenty of great and often varied responses.  Some categories ended up being super close, while others won their categories by gigantor landslides (hee, I made a funny).  

So sit back and enjoy the long anticipated results over the next 15 pages.  For those that are wagering, I implore that all settlements are handled with civility and don't result in any sort of physical harm or extensive property damage.  After all, Sam and Dean would want that way.  

 


Best Season Seven Episode

Winner



"Death's Door"


Runner Up



"Hello, Cruel World"


This was a pretty close vote, and it was the category that earned the most votes.  The other nominees, "Meet The New Boss," "The Born-Again Identity" and "Reading Is Fundamental" didn't come close to these two combined.  Considering all of these episodes were either Sera Gamble or Ben Edlund penned episodes, that says something about the impact of these veteran writers this season.  
 


Worst Season Seven Episode

Winner



"Season 7:  Time For A Wedding"

Runner Up



"Defending Your Life"


Very Close to the Runner Up



"Shut Up, Dr. Phil"

This category was a lot tighter.  "The Mentalists" got the fewest votes, and "Adventures In Babysitting" wasn't ever in the race either.  It was a three way horse race for a while until "Season 7: Time For A Wedding" pulled away from the other two at the end.  That one does get more cringeworthy as time passes, doesn't it?  So now Andrew Dabb and Daniel Loflin can have their names added again to our archive of total shame, right next to "Hammer of the Gods."   




Funniest Season Seven Scene

Winner



Dean lip synching to Air Supply's "All Out of Love" - "Slash Fiction"


Runners Up (tie)



Dean stoned by turducken sandwich - "How to Win Friends and Influence Monsters"



Dean talking Charlie through flirting with the guard - "The Girl With The Dungeons and Dragons Tattoo"

I honestly thought that the ending scene of "Plucky Pennywhistle's Magical Menagerie" would have been a contender here, but it wasn't.  The other nominee, Dean's reactions to Sam getting married, must have been too skin crawling for most because it barely mustered any votes.  The winner here, Dean hilarious Dean lip synching to Air Supply's "All Out of Love" had no problem taking this category.  The battle for runner-up though resulted in our only tie in the award voting.  




Saddest Scene 

Winner 



Bobby's final memory - Happily watching Sam and Dean argue over snack food,  "Death's Door"


Runner Up



Bobby's death scene - Calling the boys "idgits" before passing on, "Death's Door"

It's a clean sweep for "Death's Door" and that's hardly a surprise.  That episode pretty much ravaged Kleenex supplies everywhere.  The entire hour left us all complete emotional wrecks, so picking any one scene is probably a fruitless exercise.  However, I do agree with the masses, his final memory of Sam and Dean just had something more for me.  It was the brothers in closer times, before both went to Hell.  I wish we still could see them like that at times.  They even brought back Sam's old shirt.  No wonder Bobby was so fond of that memory!


Best Brotherly Bonding Scene

Winner (by a massive landslide)



Dean talking Sam through his psychotic episode in the warehouse, aka the "stone number one" scene - "Hello, Cruel World"   

Runner Up



The ending scene in "Plucky Pennywhistle's Magical Menagerie"

I didn't think this category would be much of a contest, especially when only 3 scenes were nominated.  I did think later that maybe I should have added the little talk in the beginning of "The Born Again Identity" but it didn't matter.  There was clearly one big winner this year.  In a season devoid of many brotherly moments, the "stone number one" speech stands up to all the classic brotherly scenes of years past, let alone the paltry number in season seven.  

Still, 22% of you still liked the end of "Plucky Pennywhistle's" better.  Given the fact it involved laughs and smiles, something that anymore requires you to rub your eyes hard to make sure you aren't seeing things, it was a rare moment in brotherhood. 


Best Badass Moment

Winner



The Impala returns!  "Survival of the Fittest"

Runner Up



Dean threatens Dick Roman at his limo.  "Death's Door." 

This was another close vote between the top two, with the Impala taking 34% and Dean's threat taking 28.5%  I find it's quite fitting myself that the badass baby herself, put on lockdown for most of the season, storms through the Sucrocrop gates (with her driver Dean) and does her thing.  She's 100% pure tough American steel.  I didn't even scream this time that she was again damaged by another crash.  It wasn't as bad as last year's and she looked mighty gleaming with all that glass covering her.  

On the flip side, Dick Roman is just the latest guy to find out, you don't want to be on the wrong side of Dean Winchester.
 


Best Season Seven Motel Room

Winner




The Tiki Room - "Plucky Pennywhistle's Magical Menagerie"

Runner Up





The Hot Tub Room - "Party On, Garth"

Super Close to the Runner Up



Rufus' cabin

The tiki room in "Plucky Pennywhistle's Magical Menagerie" ranks as one of my favorite motel rooms ever, so I quite agree with the fans choice on this one.  However, it wasn't a runaway vote.  The margin between that room and the hot tub room in "Party On, Garth" was less than 20 votes.  Very close, just 4 votes behind, was Rufus' cabin, which really didn't count as a motel room but considering the slim choices it was allowed.  I do believe the bunk beds at the cabin sealed the deal for most, and that's exactly why I couldn't refuse it as an option.  


 

Best Use of Classic Rock

Winner (by a good margin)



"Born To Be Wild" - "Survival of the Fittest"

Runner Up



"Carry On Wayward Son" - "Survival of the Fittest"

Perhaps this contest would have been closer if I had considered "All out of Love" to be classic rock, but that would have been the equivalent of cramming a square peg into a round hole.  It just didn't fit.  The classic rock again was slim this year, and considering we have not only waited 7 seasons for "Born To Be Wild" to be used but that it was paired with the triumphant and long awaited return of the Impala in all her full glory, how could that song lose?  It was a slam dunk. 

The runner up though, I know that "Carry On Wayward Son" is a much beloved song, but it's been the traditional season closer for 7 years in a row.  It's kind of shocking others couldn't compare.  It also proves that viewers have not suffered any kind of fatigue with the signature song.  


Most Gruesome Villain Death

Winner



The bibbing - "How to Win Friends and Influence Monsters"

Runner Up (losing by only 11 votes)



Dick Roman - "Survival of the Fittest"

Very close in the race



Leviathan Sam and Dean - "Slash Fiction"

There's one common thread to all these villains, who were in a virtual tie until the end of the voting.  They're all leviathan.  I'm still trying to grasp with my limited view of the world how a creature can eat itself, but it was enough to get the majority cringing!  How does it only leave a small pool of black goo on a bib?  Shudder - don't want to know. 

Dick Roman and Leviathan Sam and Dean I guess went out in ways that was just too normal for the majority.  If you count exploding into a mass spatter of black goo and sizzling right before beheading normal.  Just normal for "Supernatural" I guess!



Best Season Seven Guest Star

Winner (by a landslide) 



Mark Pellegrino - Lucifer

Runner Up 



Julian Richings - Death

Not Far Behind Runner Up Status



Kim Rhodes - Sheriff Jody Mills



Felicia Day - Charlie

This result shocked me.  There were so many great guest stars, so many nominees to chose from, it was impossible for me to even get them down to a list of seven.  As often as I read comments from people saying how impossible it was to choose, the winner, Lucifer, played by Mark Pellegrino, ended up getting almost twice as many votes as the runner up, Death.  The real race was for second place, where Julian Richings eeked out a win over Kim Rhodes and Felicia Day.  The rest were left far behind.  

I recently commented on Twitter that Lucifer was far more creepy than the Leviathan, so I say if you had to choose someone, that was a great choice.  



Best Ending to a S7 Episode

Winner (by another big landslide)




 "Survival of The Fittest"

Runner Up



"Plucky Pennywhistle's Magical Menagerie"


Isn't it great when the best ender is the season ending cliffhanger?  What a doozy!  Sam is left alone, completely distraught in the lab at Sucrocrop and Dean and Cas are in Purgatory.  Holy crap!  Most everyone else had the same reaction it seems, for the other nominees didn't come close.  

In a distant second, several thought that the goofy ending to Plucky Pennywhistle's, complete with giant slinky and a not so resolved clown phobia, was good enough for them.  In a distant third was Bobby's surprise return in "Party On, Garth."    



Worst Ending to a S7 Episode


Winner



"The Born-Again Identity"


Runner Up



"The Girl Next Door"

This result stunned me.  I thought for certain that Dean killing Amy at the end of "The Girl Next Door" would win by a landslide.  That was the ending that got the most nominations.  Apparently though, the lackluster, completely rushed, totally void of a touching brotherly moment ending to "The Born-Again Identity" stirred up more feelings of discontent.  Sometimes, disappointment trumps controversy.  I think that's a pretty powerful message.  



Best Season Seven Quote

Winner

"Hello, Cruel World"



"Believe me okay, you've gotta believe me.  You gotta make it stone number one and you build on it."  


A Very Close Runner Up

"Death's Door"



Well, as fate would have it, I adopted two boys, and they grew up great.  They grew up heroes.  So you can go to Hell!"

These two were neck in neck the entire time, constantly changing leads.  The other quotes were not even in the contest.  In the end, the tear jerking quote by Dean to Sam during their infamous scene in the warehouse as Sam was having his breakdown came up with the W.  There's no shame in second place though, for Bobby's words of defiance to his late father in "Death's Door" will leave their mark forever.  




Best S7 Shout Out to Pop Culture

The super big Winner



The entire episode of "The Girl With The Dungeons and Dragons Tattoo"

Runner Up (not even in the race)



"Good Morning Vietnam!" - Repo Man

Only the Best Brotherly Bonding Moment category had a bigger winner.  This category never had a contest going.  When an entire episode is a total homage to the geek culture that invades Comic Con every year, it wins.  Even Lucifer couldn't fix this race.  



Best Iconic S7 Moment/Scene That Will Be Talked About For Years

Winner 



The warehouse scene in "Hello, Cruel World"

Runner Up



Dean in Purgatory in the season finale cliffhanger

Also really close



The final scene of "Death's Door", Bobby's last memory



The unicorn with rainbows shooting out of its ass, "Plucky Pennywhistle's Magical Menagerie"

Yes, out of five options, four contended for the lead all the way until the end.  The final scene of "Death's Door" was the early leader, but slipped away late in the voting.  I personally think I'm going to remember them all, even the sparsely voted for Dean lip synching to Air Supply in "Slash Fiction."  It's all good.


Thank you everyone who voted in this year's first fan vote!  It was a large success and I'm certain we'll be doing this again at the end of season 8.  

Coming up Thursday, our annual Editor's Choice Awards for season 7.  On Friday, the Special Mention Awards for S7 will be revealed.  I just love awards season!  


 

Comments  

Kristin Williams
# Kristin Williams 2012-06-20 01:48
my name is Kristin Williams I love the Show very much
Mickey
# Mickey 2012-06-20 02:10
This was fun and I'm happy with all the winners.

That guest star category really was the hardest. Even if Mark Pellegrino won it hands down, I'm pretty sure it's because in most people's minds he was just a nose ahead of all the other guest stars they also wanted to vote for. That is to say, it wasn't close in the poll but it was close in our minds.
NOLANOLA
# NOLANOLA 2012-06-20 02:29
I DONT CARE WHAT YALL SAY, MY AGE MUST BE A FACTOR. I HAD EITHER 1ST OR 2ND BUT ON SOME MINE WERE NO WHERE TO BE SEEN.

MAYBE I WILL MATCH UP BETTER WITH THE EDITIORS CHOICES. HOPE SO. FEELS LIKE A TEST I MADE A B- ON. NOT USED TO THAT.

I SHALL SEE.

PS. BECKY JUST DOES NOT BOTHER ME LIKE SOME OF YOU. SHE IS A COMPOSITE OF ALL THE FANS. NOT JUST 1 TYPE. TO EACH HIS OWN. PEACE
Laurie
# Laurie 2012-06-20 05:44
I enjoyed this poll a lot! Most of mine were there, and it's nice to be reminded of the good S7 stuff.

The one that disagreed with me the most, was the Impala winning for Badass scene. I wanted so badly to vote for it, but didn't, because in that moment Dean was not driving, Meg was. I admit I would have voted for it, if he had been.

I love Sera Gamble's episodes (well almost all of them) but she never quite "got" the Impala, in my opinion. I can't think of a single scene in any of her scripts where it was featured in any meaningful way.

Taking away the Impala all season long, and not having Sam be the one with Dean when they recovered her, and not having them clearly shown driving... was very disappointing and went a long way to leaving me feeling dissatisfied with season 7. All season I waited for a Sam & Dean bonding moment with their home, the Impala. It deserved a much bigger fuss. So the Badass scene was a disappointment to me.
Sylvie
# Sylvie 2012-06-20 08:32
I agree with you on that. I would have voted for the Impala if Dean had been driving at that moment, but it was Meg. I think I voted for Dean threatening Dick Roman outside the hospital.
Yhello
# Yhello 2012-06-20 13:19
I think they cut a scene to turn to the Impala comeback into a music badass moment - and it worked. Dean & Sam (stunt doubles) were driving at the beginning and they had a "don't die" scene where they got dropped off that showed up in the previews. I agree that the Impala is only truly kick-ass when Dean & Sam are behind the wheel but that music montage really worked. Score a bad-ass win for the editors!
Deborah
# Deborah 2012-06-21 11:22
Quote:
I love Sera Gamble's episodes (well almost all of them) but she never quite "got" the Impala, in my opinion. I can't think of a single scene in any of her scripts where it was featured in any meaningful way.
Laurie, I have to disagree with this statement. One of my favorite Impala moments ever is the scene at the end of "Fresh Blood" where Dean decides it is time to "show his little brother the ropes" and has Sam do the repairs to the car.

Another favorite scene is in another Sera ep (and one that also included Gordon Walker) -- the scene at the beginning of "Bloodlust" where Dean is driving the newly-restored Impala while AC/DC's "Back in Black" is playing. Where Sam says "If you two want to get a room (referring to the Impala), just let me know, Dean" and Dean responds "Don't listen to him, baby. He just doesn't understand us."

I also love the scene at the end where Sam and Dean have this wonderful conversation over the roof of the Impala:

Dean: No, but every instinct told me to. I was going to kill her. I was going to kill them all.
Sam: Yeah Dean, but you didn't. And that's what matters.
Dean: Yeah. Well, 'cause you're a pain in my ass.
Sam: Guess I might have to stick around to be a pain in the ass then.
Dean: Thanks.
Sam: Don't mention it.

and then it ends a long shot of the Impala driving off down a dirt road.

I know there are probably more, but these are the ones that immediately came to mind when I saw your post.
Mel
# Mel 2012-06-20 12:43
I totally voted for Luci -- Mark Pelligrino. He's the big bad to end all big bads and one of the best guest stars of the whole series, not just S7.

I'm not shocked at all by 'Dean killing Amy' not being the worst ending -- I honestly never got what the fuss was about, either about Dean's actions or that the consequences of it were a sub plot carried through several episodes.

These were fun. I'm glad we got the chance to vote and I hope we do it all again for season 8!!
hedi
# hedi 2012-06-20 13:57
wow , this was a very fun awards for me!! very cool poll , thank you for putting this together! and by the way , i think you should defiantly show these results to some of the show runners , maybe they understand that fans are clever and they know what they want from this amazing show!
Ginger
# Ginger 2012-06-20 17:41
I voted for the Impala badass scene, because it was long past due for the Impala to be back and because I loved the every-angle Singer filmed it from. Normally, I would have voted for any scene with ADDC' She Shook Me All Nite Long (maybe my favorite rock song), but Baby trumped it.

I voted for Julian Richlings, not Mark P., because I don't like how the Show has turned Luci into a whiner and seemingly bugging what he wants to be his best friend. Mark P. is a good actor, it's how they turned the character into anything but scary.
MisterGlass
# MisterGlass 2012-06-20 20:59
Darn, I was away and missed this whole voting process! But I am thrilled to see what made the list, and how much I have in common with my fellow fans. The love for "Death's Door", Sam and Dean in the warehouse, and Mark P. are well deserved, and "Time for a Wedding" also got its just deserts.

Looking forward to the editors' review!
rmoats8621
# rmoats8621 2012-06-21 01:56
This was a lot of fun. I got some of the winners...not all, but that's okay. I'm happy with the results. :lol:
lala2
# lala2 2012-06-21 11:45
I guess I'm one of the only people not in awe of Death's Door. Admittedly, I was super disappointed in the season by the time DD aired.
Melanie
# Melanie 2012-06-23 14:00
I'm not in awe of it either.
Sharon
# Sharon 2012-06-21 12:08
I am pleased Time For a Wedding got worst episode.I am still baffled how that ever got made.
KELLY
# KELLY 2012-06-21 12:30
I most of my choices made it. Even the ones that didn't I pretty much agreed with, except Time for a Wedding. IMO Defending Your Life was SO SO much worse.
Kay Collette
# Kay Collette 2012-06-22 16:17
I actually enjoyed the "Shut up Dr. Phil " episode as well as
the maligned "Hammer of the Gods". Maybe I'm just weird. Other than that, I'm ok with the other choices although I do prefer Death over Lucifer. I am over Luci now.
kaj
# kaj 2012-06-23 10:42
I think 5 or 6 of my vote came out the winner. :D :D That's like one third of the pool. My other choices are either in the runner up or close third. Only few didn't make the pool.

I know it's not a test but sometimes it felt like it. hehehe You won't believe how much I love tests and pools.

I still think Shut Up Dr, Phil is useless. It can be written better by bringing up a comparative case of not a pair of warlock in a bitching contest. i don't really get what's so funny and what's the irony in the episode.

I get the irony of Defending your life, and I like how the essence of The Mentalist. How they psychic are mirroring Sam and Dean, kinda. There are lot's to digest in the epi.

Time for a wedding is a close second for me to the worst epi. It's saving grace is the appearance of Crowley and the Wicked Crossroad Demon. I like how the actor portrayed him as a villain.


Death Door is well written but I won't put it in The Best Episode. The script is good, I guess. If the title of the show is The Singers Supernaturals. Where Sam & Dean are adopted by Bobby ever since their mom died.

It's not that I dislike Bobby. I like Bobby's character so much. And it's a good thing that they acknowledge a well loved and loyal character with an entire episode dedicated for him. (Two episodes been dedicated to Bobby, Weekend at Bobby's). But putting that episode for the best episode in a SUPERNATURAL story in which SAM and DEAN is the center of the story is ... blegh.

IF, it's only if, the Show started only in season 6 and 7, regardless of the previous history between the brothers. Then, it can be the best episode. But there are lots and lots history for 5 seasons long before this season.

It's ironic that the best episode of the season is the episode that depicting the life struggle of a supporting character. What's that saying for the writer this season?



Just my opinion. Others can disagree.