MTV ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR THIRD ANNUAL "FANDOM AWARDS"
New Categories Include "Bandom of the Year " and
"Animation Fandom of the Year"
NEW YORK, NY (June 22, 2016) - MTV today announced the nominees for the 2016 "Fandom Awards," including two new categories "Bandom of the Year" and "Animation Fandom of the Year." The award show honors the fans whose tenacious excitement pushes movies, TV, music, theater and video games from subculture to mainstream worldwide success. Voting begins today at fandomawards.mtv.com and will continue until Wednesday, July 20th, 2016.
On Thursday, July 21 all Comic-Con badge holders are welcomed to join the "MTV Fandom Fest" party at Petco Park, featuring food, drinks, games and giveaways beginning at 6:30 p.m. PT and leading into the 8:00 p.m. PT taping of the "Fandom Awards." The show will air on Sunday, July 24 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on MTV.
Nominees for "Fandom of the Year," presented by JOLLY RANCHER Candy, 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. The nominees for "Ship of the Year," will be voted on exclusively on Tumblr. Nominees in both categories will be announced on Friday, July 8.
The nominees for the 2016 "MTV Fandom Awards" include:
BEST NEW FANDOM OF THE YEAR
· Jessica Jones
· "Mr. Robot"
· 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"
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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Official sponsors of the "MTV Fandom Awards" and "MTV Fandom Fest" include AT&T, Doritos(R), JOLLY RANCHER Candy and U.S. Air Force.
Garrett English, Vanessa Whitewolf, and Eric Conte are the Executive Producers of the "MTV Fandom Awards." Wendy Plaut is the Executive in Charge of Celebrity Talent and Brenda Antonio is the Celebrity Talent Executive. Gina Esposito and Lisa Lauricella are the Executives in Charge of Music Talent. Melanie Block is the VP, Events and Live Production and Jessica Schier is the Executive in Charge of Production.
MTV is a global youth culture brand driven by the creative spirit of music. MTV is a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA).