mtvU's Fandom Awards pit 'Sherlock,' 'Doctor Who,' 'Supernatural' fans (and others) against each other

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Listen up, Tumblr users, fan-fiction writers, cosplayers, and Redditors—and even you, people of the Internet who casually upvote and reblog. Have you ever wanted recognition for loving the things you love? Well, it’s time for you to win some awards.

MTV’s 24-hour college network, mtvU, announces the categories and nominees for the first annual “mtvU Fandom Awards” today. The categories include everything from “Fandom Feat of the Year” (which is more valuable, a successful Kickstarter campaign, a la Veronica Mars, or a successful season renewal,a la Community?) to “‘Ship of the year,” which includes suggestions both canon and not (like Hunger Games’ Katniss and Peeta, and Sherlock’s Sherlock and John, respectively).

Fans and talent from the nominated shows and movies will be present at Petco Park during Comic-Con, with an awards special to air on July 27 on MTV and mtvU. Awards voting starts today on mtvU’s website, excepting competition in the “Best Fandom Forever” category, which will be held entirely on Tumblr and will pit massive, long-lasting followings against each other.

Currently, HannibalSupernatural, Sherlock, Batman, and Teen Wolf are tied with two nominations each. But mtvU has yet to release nominees for the big award, “Fandom of the Year,” which will include a bracket of 32 nominees in four genres.

The rest of the nominees, as released by mtvU, are as follows. We’d say “May the odds be ever in your favor,” but we’re trying to stay neutral here.

Breakout Fandom of the Year

  • Hannibal
  • Orphan Black
  • Sleepy Hollow
  • Frozen
  • Bates Motel 

’Ship of the Year

  • Stiles/Derek “Sterek” (Teen Wolf)
  • Dean/Castiel “Destiel” (Supernatural)
  • Sherlock/John Watson “Johnlock” (Sherlock)
  • Damon/Elena “Delena” (The Vampire Diaries)
  • Katniss Everdeen/Peeta Mellark “Everlark” (The Hunger Games)

Fandom Feat of the Year

  • Veronica Mars – fans were successful in funding a Kickstarter campaign to create the Veronica Mars film
  • Teen Wolf – fans raised more than $25,000 to build a wolf sanctuary
  • Community – the fandom kept the show on the air by petitioning for more episodes, while also getting back original writer Dan Harmon
  • Hannibal – fans used their power to get the show renewed for a second season
  • Supernatural – Mischa Collins and the fans of the series created “Random Acts,” raising money for charitable organizations

OMG Moment of the Year

  • Star Wars – new cast photo
  • Breaking Bad – series finale
  • Game of Thrones – The Purple Wedding
  • How I Met Your Mother – series finale
  • Batfleck – Ben Affleck cast in Batman v. Superman

Best Fandom Forever

  • Harry Potter
  •  The Lord of the Rings
  •  Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  •  Doctor Who
  •  Sherlock
  •  Batman

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