SDCC ’16 MTV announces the Fandom Award Nominees

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MTV and Jolly Rancher have teamed up for some “Fandom of the Year” awards, for the third time, although I guess I missed the first two. Voting is open on Facebook, although “Ship of the Year” votes can only be cast on Tumblr. These Viacom peepes are pretty smart. The winner will be announced at the “MTV Fandom Fest” at Petco Park on Thursday, July 21, beginning at 6:30 p.m. PT, with the taping starting at *, and the actual show aired on Sunday, July 24, at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on MTV.

Ships of the year include Stucky vs Stormpilot so that’s going to be a a hard one. This is sort of an interetsing list that gives a little snapshot the state of fan social media — and that things like “Stucky” are now mainstream enough for MTV (a “global youth culture brand driven by the creative spirit of music”) is a bit of a shock in itself. Also check out the “Best New Fandom of the year” nominees.

The multiplatform, social-first approach to “Fandom of the Year” voting will charge fans from the 32 fandoms across each of the four categories to put their loyalties to the test with tournament-style voting across Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Tumblr and Twitter.  Voting is now open on Facebook with all 32 nominees.  To cast a vote, fans must share their favorite nominee image. On July 13, the 16 nominees with the most shares will move on to the next voting round, which will be announced at 2:00 pm ETthat day.
Fans can keep track of voting through all rounds at fandomoftheyear.mtv.com.   
Through an exclusive partnership with Tumblr, votes for “Ship of the Year,” will be cast solely on Tumblr.  MTV will launch a unique post for each of the nominees on theMTV Tumblr page, with the winner determined by the post with the largest vote count. This year’s nominees include: “Olicity” (Oliver + Felicity, “Arrow”), “Stucky” (Steve + Bucky, Captain America: Civil War), “Stormpilot” (Finn + Poe, Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens ), “Stydia” (Stiles + Lydia, “Teen Wolf”),  “Clexa” (Clarke + Lexa, “The 100”), “Westallen” (Iris West + Barry Allen, “The Flash”) and “Malec” (Magnus Bane + Alec Lightwood, Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments).       

FANDOM OF THE YEAR – Presented by JOLLY RANCHER Candy

MOVIES

 

  • Captain America: Civil War
  • Deadpool
  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2
  • The Man from U.N.C.L.E
  • Mazerunner: The Scorch Trials
  • Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens
  • X-Men: Apocalypse

 

TV DRAMAS

 

  • “Arrow”
  • “The Flash”
  • “Game of Thrones”
  • “Pretty Little Liars”
  • “Supernatural”
  • “Teen Wolf”
  • “The Walking Dead”
  • “The 100”

 

TV COMEDIES

 

  • “Broad City”
  • “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”
  • “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”
  • “New Girl”
  • “Orange is the New Black”
  • “Silicon Valley”
  • “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”
  • “Younger”

 

VIDEO GAMES

 

  • Dragon Age – Dragon Age: Inquisition Trespasser DLC
  • Fallout – Fallout 4
  • Fire Emblem – Fire Emblem Fates
  • League of Legends
  • The Legend of Zelda – The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes
  • Pokémon – Pokken Tournament
  • Undertale
  • World of Warcraft

 

SHIP OF THE YEAR

 

  • “Arrow” – “Olicity” (Oliver + Felicity)
  • Captain America: Civil War – “Stucky” (Steve + Bucky)
  • Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens – “Stormpilot” (Finn + Poe)
  • “Teen Wolf” – “Stydia” (Stiles + Lydia)
  • “The 100” – “Clexa” (Clarke + Lexa)
  • “The Flash” – “Westallen” (Iris West + Barry Allen)
  • Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments – “Malec” (Magnus Bane + Alec Lightwood)

 

BEST NEW FANDOM OF THE YEAR

 

  • Hamilton
  • Jessica Jones
  • “Mr. Robot”
  • “Scream”
  • Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments
  • Suicide Squad

 

FAN FREAK OUT OF THE YEAR

 

  • “Game of Thrones” – Resurrection of Jon Snow
  • “Mr. Robot” – Mr. Robot revealed
  • “The Walking Dead” – Glenn’s Death Scare
  • “Pretty Little Liars” – Spencer and Caleb Hook Up
  • “The 100” – RIP Lexa
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Death Of A Legend

 

BANDOM OF THE YEAR

 

  • 5 Seconds of Summer
  • The 1975
  • All Time Low
  • Panic! At the Disco
  • Pierce the Veil
  • Twenty One Pilots

 

ANIMATION FANDOM OF THE YEAR

 

  • “Adventure Time”
  • “Gravity Falls”
  • Inside Out
  • “Rick and Morty”
  • “Steven Universe”
  • Zootopia

 

BEST REVIVAL FANDOM OF THE YEAR

 

  • “Baywatch” (Series) / Baywatch (Film)
  • “Gilmore Girls” / “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life”
  • Harry Potter / Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  • “High School Musical” / “High School Musical 4: Wild and Knights”
  • “Full House” / “Fuller House”
  • “The X-Files”

 

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