Fandoms united last night at the first-ever mtvU Fandom Awards, held during Comic-Con San Diego. mtvU, MTV’s 24-hour college network, named fans of Veronica Mars, Harry Potter, Game of Thrones, Hannibal, Damon and Elena of The Vampire Diaries, Teen Wolf and John Green as winners of the awards show.
The Fandom Awards is the ultimate celebration for diehard fanboys and fangirls to honor their favorite shows and movies of the past year, with all winners selected by fans through online and social voting.
The show had tons of memorable moments including when Tyler Posey, star of MTV’s Teen Wolf joining YouTube sensation Tyler Oakley to present the “OMG Moment of the Year” award to Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Natalie Dormer from Game of Thrones, which won for its Purple Wedding episode.
Later in the show, Steven Yeun of Walking Dead and Retta from Parks and Recreation then made fans in attendance swoon with news that Damon and Elena (“Delena”) of The Vampire Diaries were to take home the “Ship of the Year” award. Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder accepted the award on behalf of their passionate fandom.
“We want to thank you guys for all of your love and support of Delena,” Dobrev told the Delena fandom in a taped acceptance speech.
“Our ship has been through some ups and downs and we are not sure where we would be without your support … so thank you and we will try to keep it interesting for you,” said Somerhalder.
Finally, Veronica Mars was bestowed with the night’s biggest honor, the “Fandom of the Year” award. The marshmallows once again accomplished a great feat, vaulting their favorite movie into the winners spot of the epic 32-nominee bracket in the “Fandom of the Year” category, which also included finalists Community, Supernatural and Free! Iwatobi Swim Club. Tina Majorino, who plays Mac in “Veronica Mars,” was in attendance to accept the award.
We’ve got your complete list of winners of the first ever mtvU Fandom Awards below:
Fandom Of The Year
- “Veronica Mars”
OMG Moment of the Year
- “Game of Thrones” – The Purple Wedding
Ship of the Year (unspoken relationships fandoms are dying to see)
- Damon/Elena “Delena” (“The Vampire Diaries”)
Breakout Fandom of the Year (most popular new fandom)
Best Fandom Forever (BFF) presented with Tumblr
- “Harry Potter”
Fandom Feat of the Year
- “Teen Wolf” – fans raised funds to build a wolf sanctuary
- John Green
MTV and mtvU will premiere the 60-minute mtvU Fandom Awards Special on Sunday, July 27 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, celebrating the winners and showcasing some of the best moments from the show, so be sure to tune in!
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