SDCC: MTV Announces Nominees For 2016 Fandom Awards

MTV today announced the nominees for “Fandom of the Year,” presented by JOLLY RANCHER Candy, which will feature 32 nominees going head-to-head across multiple platforms in a special social tournament spanning movies, TV dramas, TV comedies and, for the first time ever, video games.  MTV also announced nominees for “Ship of the Year,” presented by FDA, celebrating the relationships that fandoms are dying to see.  The awards will be handed out at the third annual “MTV Fandom Awards,” which will take place alongside the “MTV Fandom Fest” at Petco Park on Thursday, July 21, beginning at 6:30 p.m. PT, leading into the 8:00 p.m. PT taping of the awards.  The show will air on Sunday, July 24, at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on MTV.

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 ET that day.

Fans can keep track of voting through all rounds at

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 the MTV 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).

The complete list of nominees for the 2016 “MTV Fandom Awards” follows:



  • 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


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


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


  • 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


  • “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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