Vote! Decide Who Will Win the 2009 Autostraddle Televisionary Hot Girl Award!

Well, lesbos & allies, it looks like the year is ending, which means Carlytron is throwing together a fairly epic End-of-the-Year Televisionary Post. Yes, every week (or so) Carlytron, Lola, and occasional guest hot-spotters have given one lucky teevee character a Hot Girl Award, and now we all must decide who will be granted a Hot Girl Of 2009 Award.

After many funny but not-productive reply-alls, we came to an agreement to let you guys decide!! We narrowed it down to 14 semi-finalists. You can vote for more than one person, and then we’ll announce the winner in the final year-end Televisionary!

Before you yell at us about Wanda Sykes or Rachel Maddow or Ellen — we decided for our own sanity we’d limit the nominees to people on scripted or “reality” teevee, no talk shows or Saturday Night Live or anything like that. READY KIDS, poll is at the bottom!

So, get hot ouch fiar! ROCK THE VOTE

Jennifer Beals (Bette, The L Word)

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Margaret Cho (Teri, Drop Dead Diva)

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Portia de Rossi (Veronica, Better Off Ted)


Eliza Dushku (Echo, Dollhouse)eliza-dushku

Christina Hendricks (Joan, Mad Men)christina-hendricks

Mindy Kaling (Kelly, The Office)mindy kaling

Jayma Mays (Emma, Glee)004

Ashley Merriman (Top Chef)ashley-merriman

Jasika Nicole (Astrid, Fringe)jasika1

Mary Louise Parker (Nancy, Weeds)S5_0013

Sara Ramirez (Callie, Grey’s Anatomy)sara-ramirez

Cobie Smulders (Robin, How I Met Your Mother)Cobie-cobie-smulders-891512_1288_1920

Rutina Wesley (Tara, True Blood)10474_rutina-wesley

Sofia Vergara (Gloria, Modern Family)sofia-vergara

Ready Vote!

Who was the hottest actress on tv this year?

Jennifer Beals (Bette, The L Word)

Margaret Cho (Teri, Drop Dead Diva)

Portia de Rossi (Veronica, Better Off Ted)

Eliza Dushku (Echo, Dollhouse)

Christina Hendricks (Joan, Mad Men)

Mindy Kaling (Kelly, The Office)

Jayma Mays (Emma, Glee)

Ashley Merriman (Top Chef)

Jasika Nicole (Astrid, Fringe)

Mary Louise Parker (Nancy, Weeds)

Sara Ramirez (Callie, Grey’s Anatomy)

Cobie Smulders (Robin, How I Met Your Mother)

Sofia Vergara (Gloria, Modern Family)

Rutina Wesley (Tara, True Blood)


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  1. tara’s arms are RIPPED jesus! i want arms like that. while i am pleased to see astrid (don’t know actress names!) up there since i just started lovin fringe (and don’t think the lead..what’s her name? is too bad lookin’ herself) and joan up there….MY ALLEGIANCE WILL ALWAYS BE WITH PORTIA.

    also, omg i should have nominated katee sackoff (starbuck/kara thrace from battlestar galactica) because she is sooo gay/badass (but plays straight on a very queer friendly show). maybe as hottest character, really. but honestly the hottest character ever! anyone?! this is unintelligible… OKAY MAYBE MY ALLEGIANCE IS HERE A LITTLE BIT.

    exhibit a:

  2. Before I even saw this list I thought to myself, “Callie, for sure Callie” and then as I scrolled down I realized that there are a LOT of hot women on TV and I have feelings about many of them! Like they’re all gorgeous but I love Portia for her politics, and Mindy Kaling for her hilari-brain, and Margaret Cho for about a gabillion reasons. I’m still going with Callie though, because I figure if I don’t she’ll call off the wedding.

  3. i’m excited for a new season of True Blood for many reasons and one of those reasons is that I can’t look at a picture of Rutina Wesley right now without picturing her with crazy-eyes, stuffing her face full of heart pie.

  4. This list is chock full of beautiful and talented women. But all I can say is that as an ally, Nancy Botwin is the only one I’d make an exception for.
    Alright, alright. Bette too.

    And maybe Robin.

  5. interesting list. personally i’d nominate Katherine Heigl instead of (or in addition to) Sara Ramirez. also, i stopped watching CSI when they killed off Sara and Warrick, but i think Lauren Lee Smith is hot. my vote goes to Mary Louise Parker. hot hot heat.

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  7. How cool is it that Margaret Cho herself is campaigning for the win? VERY COOL.

    I fell in love with Mary-Louise Parker back when she was Amy in TWW. The numerous scenes where she was seen drinking bottle after bottle of beer were like my own personal version of heaven. Nancy Botwin and her wine is the same thing. I don’t know what it is about watching Mary-Louise drink but it mus be something because I really like it. She does “fucking sexy” so well.

  8. the tila

    yes she over shares and um did you see when she actually made the announcement about her and her girlfriend getting married all she did was ramble on about her girlfriend being a millionaire, i think b.scott was so right about her and howmany times do you here the lgbt community saying we rather not have someone never thats like 1 in a million she’s ugh and look at the video of her announcing her engagement disgrace:

    Click here

    P.S how come when u dont always agree on certain things on autostraddle you can no longer post with ur email address…weird

    by the way your questions were great her answers were a joke

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  9. So, I saw Bette right there at the top (pun not intended, but noted), and I was like, “Okay, obvs J.Beals gets my vote, she is lovely and gorgeous plus have you seen her when her eyes are brimming with teary love for Tina? And have you heard her eloquently advocate for gay rights on the teevee, all dignified and hot and articulate? So I’mma just scroll down and vote already.”

    But Christina Hendricks makes me literally drool. I mean, I don’t slobber all over the place like a bloodhound or anything, but saliva actually starts gathering on my bottom lip into a little droplet of desire and then I’m like, whoops, and then I have to bite my bottom lip. Also with desire.

    But then there is Cobie. And her legs. And her face. And her boobs.


  10. OK, I picked Portia. Because out of all the choices, I love both her AND her character the most. (Like, no offense, but Bette pissed me off one too many times, Kelly needs to stop hooking up with Ryan, Joan should’ve gone for Peggy, etc. etc. etc.)

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  12. I do think Edie Falco is the hottest hot girl to ever be on television ever. I am not saying this list is not awesome. I’ve just been thinking about it the last little while and I keep going back to how hot Edie Falco is.

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