MTVU Fandom Awards Also Launches Voting for “Best Fandom Forever” Category Exclusively on Tumblr
MTVU Fandom Awards Special to Premiere on MTV and mtvU on Sunday, July 27 at 8 p.m. ET/PT
MTV’s 24-hour college network, mtvU, today announced the nominees for the “Fandom of the Year” award, which features 32 honorees spread across four sub genres – Movies, TV Dramas, TV Comedies and Animation – with winners being decided by bracket-style voting.
The award will be handed out at the first ever “mtvU Fandom Awards,” which will take place along with the “MTV Fan Fest” on Thursday, July 24 at Petco Park during Comic-Con International: San Diego. MTV and mtvU will premiere the 60-minute MTVU Fandom Awards Specia on Sunday, July 27 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, celebrating the honorees and showcasing some of the best moments from the show.
“Fandom of the Year” nominees include fans of the biggest blockbuster franchises in entertainment like “Captain America,” “X-Men” and “The Hunger Games,” as well as series with the most passionate fandoms in TV, including “Community,” “Pretty Little Liars,” “Teen Wolf,” “Family Guy,” “Breaking Bad,” “Sherlock” and “The Vampire Diaries.”
The full list of all 32 nominees for the “Fandom of the Year” award presented by Jolly Rancher Candies is included below and fans can vote for all of their favorites at FandomAwards.MTV.com.
“The ‘Fandom of the Year’ award is the ultimate celebration of the biggest fandoms in pop culture,” said Ryan Kroft, “mtvU Fandom Awards” Executive Producer. “We’re thrilled to honor more than two dozen fandoms through an innovative bracket unlike anything we’ve seen in another awards show.”
Today also marks the launch of voting for the “Best Fandom Forever” award presented with Tumblr, the home for fandoms.
The nominees in that category are “Harry Potter,” “The Lord of the Rings,” “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Doctor Who,” “Sherlock” and “Batman.”
Starting today, MTV will launch a unique post for each of the “Best Fandom Forever” nominees on the MTV Tumblr page, with the winner determined by the post with the largest note count. Voting for this award will run through July 23rd.
The Nominees for “Fandom of the Year” are:
“The Hunger Games”
“The Fault in Our Stars”
“Captain America: Winter Soldier”
“X-Men: Days of Future Past”
“Game of Thrones”
“The Vampire Diaries”
“Pretty Little Liars”
“Parks & Recreation”
“How I Met Your Mother”
“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”
“Attack on Titan”
“Free! Iwatobi Swim Club”
The Nominees for “Best Fandom Forever” (BFF) presented with Tumblr are:
“The Lord of the Rings”
“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”
The “mtvU Fandom Awards” and “MTV Fan Fest”
The “mtvU Fandom Awards” honor the fans whose tenacious excitement pushes movies, TV, books and comics from subculture to mainstream, worldwide success. To further honor the dedicated fans of Comic-Con, the “MTV Fan Fest” will feature stirring sets from Linkin Park and rising hip hop artist G-Eazy, part of a free party at Petco Park open to all Comic-Con badge holders with food, drinks, games and giveaways. The “MTV Fan Fest” will lead into the “mtvU Fandom Awards” on Thursday, July 24.
The “mtvU Fandom Awards Special” will also feature taped appearances from celebrities including Hugh Jackman, Aaron Paul, Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Dylan O’Brien, Holland Roden, Kat Graham and more. Additional celebrities attending the event will be announced at a later date.
Broadcast to nearly 750 college campuses as well as via top cable distributors in 700 college communities nationwide, mtvU reaches more than 8 million U.S. college students – making it the largest, most comprehensive television network just for college students. Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, mtvU can be seen in the dining areas, fitness centers, student lounges and dorm rooms of campuses throughout the U.S., as well as on cable systems from Charter Communications, Verizon FiOS TV, Suddenlink Communications, AT&T u-Verse and nearly 70 others. mtvU is dedicated to every aspect of college life, reaching students everywhere they are: on-air, online and on the campus. mtvU airs music videos from emerging artists that can’t be seen anywhere else, news, student life features and initiatives that give college students the tools to advance positive social change. mtvU is always on campus, with hundreds of events per year, including exclusive concerts, giveaways, shooting mtvU series and more. For more information about mtvU, and a complete programming schedule, visit mtvU.com.