There’s something a little bit different this year about the Sci-Fi / Fantasy category at the Teen Choice Awards. For the first time, the CW superhero shows are being shifted over to the Action category, which means that you can include more popular series in this category that weren’t here previously. Maybe the move is debatable in terms of The Flash being more action than sci-fi, but we like it just because this has been one of the most over-stuffed categories for years.
So who is worthy of winning the Choice Sci-Fi / Fantasy TV Show prize? In this article, we’re going to do our best to help answer that question, with a little bit of help from you along the way! Be sure to vote for your favorites in the attached poll.
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Remember, voting here is not official. This is just a fun way to gauge the popularity of the nominees, and if they align with what the Teen Choice Awards voters decide.
The nominees: Choice Drama TV Actor
Stranger Things (Netflix)
Supernatural (The CW)
Teen Wolf (MTV)
The Vampire Diaries (The CW)
Sizing up the field
This is a really great field since you’ve got a nice mixture of network, cable, and streaming shows thrown in here. Also, all of them should have teen-friendly audiences and represent different parts of the genre. We also like that there isn’t a clear winner here, either.
Who will win
If we are going just based on social media alone, we’d assume that Shadowhunters has the edge. They have the most active fandom at present, and they still have a little bit of that underdog spirit since the show is still relatively new to appearing at awards shows and winning trophies. We’re not ruling out The Vampire Diaries, either, given that this is a way to celebrating the entire series. Supernatural also has a shot if its fans really rally.
Who should win
While we’re not a Teen Choice Awards voter (after all, we’re not a teen), we would go with Timeless just because it encapsulates so much of what we love about this genre — adventure, ambition, and interesting characters. Abigail Spencer, Malcolm Barrett, and Matt Lanter are all terrific, and the show had an incredible first season. It’s only thanks to its fans that it even remains on the air to begin with after it was cancelled and then un-cancelled after the network saw the fan support behind the show.
Who should win the Choice Sci-Fi / Fantasy TV Show category at the Teen Choice Awards this year? Vote below!
Meanwhile, head over here to get some further spotlights on various other categories in the show this year. The show itself will air on Fox Sunday, August 13. (Photo: Fox.)