Well after two & a half weeks of voting, it all comes down to this! The winners of the prestigious Ozcars have been announced, and there certainly were a few surprises along the way! Did your favourite walk away in Ozcar glory? Click below to find out, and don’t forget to also download our massive Ozcar award live episode featuring a huge array of special guests!
We had a massive response to the entire Ozcars, with over … votes received in the final round alone, bringing the total number of votes to just under …! This was close to four times as many as we received in 2012! In each of the categories there were several upsets, with many of the first round leaders failing to capitalise on their lead and dropping back in the rankings. Below we list each of the winners of each of the categories, as well as show the final voting percent of each final round. In the coming days we will be revealing the top 25 of each category, so if you are still upset your favourite didn’t make the finals of a category, you’ll soon be able to see just how close they came!
The 2014 Ozcar winners are:
BIGGEST HERO 2013/14
Spencer was never challenged in this category, and took his first Ozcar with ease! The final round voting for this category ended up like this:
BIGGEST VILLAIN 2013/14
Kass faced some tough opposition from Tony in the later stages and even fell behind the Cagayan winner for a brief period. However she pulled on through when it counted, and picks up her first ever Ozcar! The final round voting for this category ended up like this:
SEXIEST NEW MALE 2013/14
A strong social media campaign by Jeremiah just pipped his fellow Cagayan hunk LJ to claim his first ever Ozcar! Both men fought hard for the trophy and LJ lead in the closing stages, but Jeremiah lead when it counted most! The final round voting for this category ended up like this:
SEXIEST NEW FEMALE 2013/14
This one was never in doubt, and Morgan won without ever looking close to being challenged. The final round voting for this category ended up like this:
BEST NEW PRE-JURY PLAYER 2013/14
Alexis swoops ahead of some big names to claim her first ever Ozcar! A late charge from Laura Boneham wasn’t enough to unseat her! The final round voting for this category ended up like this:
BEST NEW JURY PLAYER 2013/14
Another one never in doubt, Spencer destroyed the opposition to claim his second Ozcar! The final round voting for this category ended up like this:
BEST NEW PLAYER 2013/14
For the second year running in this award, the best new player does not go to a winner, but instead to a player many deem to have missed out on the ultimate prize! Spencer takes his third Ozcar, and upsets Tony in the process! The final round voting for this category ended up like this:
BEST SURVIVOR OZ INTERVIEW 2013/14
Some were surprised that Peter Harkey even made the finals, so many will be surprised that the first boot from Marquesas takes the ultimate prize for best interview in 2013/14! Beating on some very tough opposition as well, this is one upset and one famous victory all in one! The final round voting for this category ended up like this:
OZLET OF THE YEAR 2013/14
The only female Ozlet nominated in the final round beat off some tough opposition to claim the prize! The lead changed numerous times during final round voting, with Jarryd, Noah and Ethan all enjoying brief periods in the lead. However in the end Lancey takes the ultimate prize! The final round voting for this category ended up like this:
BEST ALL TIME 2ND BOOT
In one of the tightest categories of all time, there were three genuine people in it to win it during the final days of voting. However in the end it was a win for the second boot from Thailand Tanya Vance who beat pre-Ozcar favourite Billy Garcia and the ever popular Russell Hantz. The final round voting for this category ended up like this:
SEXIEST MALE OF ALL TIME
A perennial runner-up in this category the last two years, the three time finalist in this category finally takes home his first ever Ozcar statue and gives One World fans something to smile about! It looked as though Colby was on track to claim this award back from Malcolm, but Jay’s charge came late and when it mattered most! The final round voting for this category ended up like this:
SEXIEST FEMALE OF ALL TIME
After over 8000 votes in 2014 it’s absolutely incredible to have a category end in a tie! For the first time on Ozcar history it happened though, with an amazing late surge from Morgan doing almost enough to claim the outright award but ending up equal with the only woman ever to have won this category previously. An amazing result indeed. The final round voting for this category ended up like this:
BEST SEASON OF ALL TIME
Many people will no doubt shout ‘recency bias’ when it comes to this award, but there is no doubting how great a season Cagayan was and is a worthy winner of this award. In doing so it knocks off the only previous season to win this category Blood vs Water, and was actually never challenged during the entire voting period. The final round voting for this category ended up like this:
BEST PLAYER NEVER TO HAVE WON
Just like Jay Byars in the ‘sexiest male of all time’ category, Russell Hantz had featured as a finalist in both previous years in this category and finally walks away the winner by a mere 18 votes from last years winner Cirie. An incredibly close field that saw new kid on the block Spencer also give the veterans a run for their money. Russell becomes the third different winner in as many years in this category, following on from Cirie and Rob Cesternino in 2012. The final round voting for this category ended up like this:
An amazing upset in this category sees Thailand winner Brian Heidik take out his first ever Ozcar and also become the first ever man to be crowned ‘best winner’! Brian started off strongly but looked destined to finish in 2nd place after first Sandra then Parvati dominated voting. However in the final few days he took the lead and never looked back to claim a famous victory! The final round voting for this category ended up like this:
GREATEST PLAYER OF ALL TIME
The main award sees a third different winner in as many years and for the first time ever a male winner! Many would argue that Boston Rob is overdue when it comes to being labelled the ‘greatest of all time’ and for all his fans this is reward for their patience! Rob was never in doubt for this award, with early voting going his away ahead of Parvati and he never looked back. The final round voting for this category ended up like this:
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
The man who finished 2nd in last years Lifetime poll was never in doubt in 2014 and takes a deserving Ozcar to add to his countless other awards and accolades he has been honoured with over the years!
OZCAR AWARD CEREMONY LIVE EPISODE
A huge list of guests joined Ben and the Ozlets for the announcement of the awards! You can hear from Cagayan contestants Spencer Bledsoe, LJ McKanas, Jeremiah Wood, Garrett Adelstein and J’Tia Taylor all take part in the awards ceremony, as well as Marquesas contestant Peter Harkey, Palau contestant Katie Gallagher, Thailand contestants Tanya Vance and the legendary Brian Heidik, Cook Islands contestant Billy Garcia and the Dragon Slayer himself, Benjamin ‘Coach’ Wade! You can download the full live episode by clicking the link below:
You can also watch the live Spreecast episode by clicking the link below:
A massive thanks to everyone who voted in this years awards! Remember you can check out the final 25s of each category in the coming days!
The Ozcars will return bigger and better in 2015! Get excited!