VOTING FOR THIS YEAR’S EDITION OF THE “SURVIVOR” HALL OF FAME HAS ENDED. BE SURE TO CHECK BACK MONDAY, DECEMBER 12th FOR THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE FIRST MEMBER OF THE CLASS OF 2016.
NOTE: XFINITY TV is the place to go for “Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen-X” finale coverage. We’ll have Power Rankings with “Kaoh Rong” champion Michele Fitzgerald and “Second Chance” favorite Shirin Oskooi, Wednesday evening we’ll bring you a full recap of the finale, and Thursday you’ll be able to watch the finale and read interviews with all six of the remaining players. Be sure to follow me on Twitter (@gordonholmes) for immediate updates.
As the Senior Chairman of the Executive Voting Committee, Gordon Holmes has an awesome responsibility. His vote (along with Host Jeff Probst and other “Survivor” luminaries) will make up 50% of the final tally for entry into the prestigious ‘Survivor’ Hall of Fame. The other 50% came from “Survivor” fans like you.
Gordon Holmes is a Managing Producer at Comcast and the lead “Survivor” guy for XFINITY TV. He’s been hooked on “Survivor” from the moment he first saw Jeff Probst kick sixteen strangers off a boat and into the sea back in May of 2000. Gordon has visited the set of “Survivor” on seven separate occasions (“Gabon,” “Nicaragua,” “South Pacific,” “Philippines,” “Blood vs. Water,” “Worlds Apart,” and “Second Chance”) and boasts an Ozzy-esque 8-1 immunity challenge record.
Gordon Holmes’s 2016 Hall of Fame Ballot
Tina Wesson – (“Survivor: The Australian Outback,” “Survivor: All-Stars,” and “Survivor: Blood vs. Water”): Being the winner of the show’s most-watched season counts for a lot. But, it doesn’t quite earn you a Hall of Fame nod from me. Arguments could be made that Colby Donaldson, Jerri Manthey, and even Michael Skupin were more memorable than Tina. What puts her over the top for me is her second return showing, 25 seasons later she managed to battle her way back from Redemption Island and almost get to the end of “Blood vs. Water.” Strong play in two very different eras of “Survivor” is super impressive in my book..
Colby Donaldson – (“Survivor: The Australian Outback,” “Survivor: All-Stars,” and “Survivor: Hereos vs. Villains”): Before Joey Amazing, before Ozzy, before “Boston” Rob, there was “The Colbster.” If you weren’t around in 2001, you probably can’t appreciate how big “Survivor: The Australian Outback” was. It was the highest-rated show in the United States (if Wikipedia is to be believed) and its biggest name was a tough Texan with a talent for challenges and a million-dollar smile. (Well, a $100,000 smile.) In fact, “Survivor” wouldn’t have a star that tapped into the national zeitgeist the way Colby did until…
Rupert Boneham – (“Survivor: Pearl Islands,” “Survivor: All Stars,” “Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains,” and “Survivor: Blood vs. Water”): Rob Cesternino changed the way a stagnant game was played with his performance in “Survivor: The Amazon” and kick-started a new era for the show. A season later, Rupert Boneham became the face of that new era. Like it or not, the first thing that pops into a lot of people’s heads when they hear the word “Survivor” is the smiling, tie-dyed, questionable-shelter-building pirate.
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