2003 AFTI Media Boy

Poll Stats, "What If", Fun Facts, and Trivia

Many thanks to Mediajock for all his hard work putting this very interesting information together!


The annual Media Boy Poll has always been a special time for us - a time to reflect on a year of many memorable faces and performances. I have always found this occasion to mean so much more then just who came in #1, but also to be a celebration of great young talent.

So, to give us a more in-depth look at who came in where and who the many, many standouts were - here is a numerical rundown of our poll results from many angles.

There were 102 votes cast for any of the 444 submitted nomineesduring the 14 days the poll was open. From these:

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Here are the Top 15 actors in terms of mentions on ballots - regardless of rank on the ballot:

46Jeremy Sumpter
20Martin Spanjers
16Griffin Frazen
14Billy Gilman
12Frankie Muniz
11Shia LaBeouf
11Jesse McCartney
10Scotty Leavenworth
9Bobby Edner
9Logan Lerman
9Tyler Garcia Posey
9Scott Terra
8Ryan Pinkston
8Erik Per Sullivan
8Michael Welch


Average ballot score of the Top 20

Perhaps it might be interesting to see how the Top 20 (21 due to ties at #19) fared with each of their voters on average.

PerformerAverage Score
Alexander Gould4.00
Billy Gilman3.93
Ryan Malgarini3.83
Tyler Garcia Posey3.78
Jeremy Sumpter3.76
Michael Welch3.62
Martin Spanjers3.45
Liam Aiken3.43
Haley Joel Osment3.43
Shia LaBeouf3.36
Logan Lerman3.33
Christopher Gerse3.29
Frankie Muniz3.25
Griffin Frazen3.19
Jake Thomas3.14
Bobby Edner2.89
Erik Per Sullivan2.88
Ryan Pinkston2.75
Scotty Leavenworth2.60
Jesse McCartney2.55
Scott Terra2.44


Dropping 5th place

Only counting the first 4 names on each ballot yields no change in the Top 10:

Jeremy Sumpter172
Martin Spanjers67
Billy Gilman55
Griffin Frazen48
Frankie Muniz37
Shia LaBeouf36
Tyler Garcia Posey32
Logan Lerman29
Michael Welch28
Jesse McCartney25


Dropping 4th place

Only counting voters' first 3 choices yields some small changes in the Top 10:

Jeremy Sumpter158
Martin Spanjers61
Billy Gilman51
Griffin Frazen44
Shia LaBeouf36
Frankie Muniz33
Tyler Garcia Posey32
Michael Welch26
Logan Lerman25
Alexander Gould23

Logan and Michael switch as do Frankie and Shia; Alexander Gould enters the Top 10 at this point.

CURIOSITY: To date, Alexander Gould is most likely the highest finisher in poll history to get there primarily on work in an animated feature (Finding Nemo).


Most 1st place votes

If everyone just had to pick their favorite, here is how everyone would rank:

17Jeremy Sumpter
6Billy Gilman, Martin Spanjers
4Griffin Frazen, Tyler Garcia Posey, Michael Welch
3Stevie Brock, Joseph Cross, Harry Eden, Alexander Gould, Logan Lerman, Frankie Muniz
2Michael Angarano, Kevin Alexander Clark, Ethan Dampf, Christopher Gerse, Frankie Ryan Manriquez, Jake Thomas
1Seth Adkins, Liam Aiken, Naoya Akama, Bow Wow, Aaron Carter, Rory Culkin, Oliver Davis, David Dorfman, Patrick Alan Dorn, Bobby Edner, Duel Farnes, Blake Foster, Canyon Grove, Mike Hansen, Zachary Hanson, Tyler Hoechlin, Joel Homan, Sosuke Ikematsu, Imanol, Shia LaBeouf, Alex D. Linz, Manuel Lozano, Ryan Malgarini, Jesse McCartney, Haley Joel Osment, Ryan Pinkston, Max Pirkis, Grant Rosenmeyer, Mattie J.T. Stepanek, Tang Yun, Khleo Thomas


Most 2nd place votes

11Jeremy Sumpter
5Shia LaBeouf
4Liam Aiken, Scotty Leavenworth, Martin Spanjers
3Kevin Alexander Clark, Bobby Edner, Griffin Frazen, Billy Gilman, Ryan Malgarini, Frankie Muniz, Haley Joel Osment, Tyler Garcia Posey


Most 3rd place votes

10Jeremy Sumpter
5Martin Spanjers
4Griffin Frazen, Shia LaBeouf, Max Morrow
3Aaron Carter, Ryan Cooley, Devin Douglas Drewitz, Billy Gilman, Erik Per Sullivan, Scott Terra


Most 4th place votes

7Jeremy Sumpter
5Emmett Shoemaker
4Ryan Pinkston, Scott Terra
3David Henrie, Jesse McCartney, Martin Spanjers, Erik Per Sullivan


Most 5th place votes

3David Dorfman, Gavin Fink, Griffin Frazen, David Henrie, Nicholas Hoult, Erik Knudsen, Scotty Leavenworth, Jesse McCartney, Matt O'Leary


Biggest jump from 2002

2612498Stevie Brock
2612498David Dorfman
4812476Devin Douglas Drewitz
3810870 Imanol
5712467Thomas Dekker
137764Liam Aiken
96960Michael Welch
358449Ethan Dampf
75043Tyler Garcia Posey
6310138Zachary Hanson

CURIOSITY: David Dorfman and Stevie Brock not only tied for Biggest Jump but both held the same rank this year and last.

CURIOSITY: With David Dorfman, Devin Douglas Drewitz, Dekker, Dampf, and a drummer (Zac Hanson) - this is the most D's we have ever had in this category. D-lightful.


Biggest slide from 2002

10038-62Mark Rendall
10040-60Michael Weinberg
7830-48Tyler Hoechlin
5710-47David Gallagher
7832-46Pablo Santos
10055-45Juan José Ballesta
6318-45Nicholas Hoult
11469-45Aaron Johnson
5723-34Gavin Fink
8960-29Anton Yelchin

CURIOSITY: Nicholas Hoult was 2002's Best New Artist (#18).

CURIOSITY: This is the first year in 8 years (and poll history) David Gallagher did not crack the Top 10, his last year of eligibility albeit.


Tightest stickers since 2002

The performers that moved the least since last year:

32-1Billy Gilman
1918-1Jake Thomas
11132Bobby Edner


Highest finish with no 1st place votes:

Scotty Leavenworth (11th place, 26 points, 10 mentions)

Lowest finish with a first place vote:

Tyler Hoechlin (78th, 1 mention)

CURIOSITY: Last year, Tyler Hoechlin was actually the highest finisher with no 1st place votes (30th in 2002).


Best New Artists

Here are the Top 10 first time entrants to the poll with overall rank:

8Logan Lerman
13Alexander Gould
16Ryan Malgarini
19Ryan Pinkston
22Max Pirkis
26Kevin Alexander Clark
34Oliver Davis
35Mattie J.T. Stepanek
35Khleo Thomas
40Frankie Ryan Manriquez


New entries44

Poll Skew:

Percentage of total points awarded that went to the Top 10:
36.41% = over 1/3

Percentage ofactors that got just one vote:
36.29% = over 1/3

Quite obvious this year's results are VERY skewed to the top. Thus indicating some very clear and decisive winners.

Other numbers:

Average age of the Top 10 finishers: 15.1

Number of days in the poll eligibility year: 365

Number of times AFTIers collectively narrowed down their choices, then modified them and started all over again: 770,636,702,525,744,122,580,682,574,275,352,690,836,987,402



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