Welcome to the CarterMatt Awards results! Throughout the final days of December we’re going to be sharing with you the end results of one of the greatest editions of these awards ever since we first started them six years ago. Hundreds of thousands of you voted, making this edition incredibly competitive and also a total blast to conduct. We hope that some of your favorites end up being among the winners this year! (Check out all of the categories and results over at the link here.)
Today, we come to you with a discussion of Favorite Showrunner, a personal favorite category mostly because it recognizes some of the hard-working people who often don’t get the praise they deserve. These are the writer-producers who bring your favorite shows to life and throw every ounce of themselves into delivering an amazing end product. They often don’t seek out attention despite working longer hours than anyone and being incredibly close to the material.
The nominees for this category are all extremely hard-working people who go the extra mile to deliver great content — not only do they write and producer their respective shows, but they also find some other way to interact with the community, including doing interviews, making videos, or communicating with fans on social media. Running the show alone isn’t enough for them!
For the full results, be sure to take a look below…
Ronald D. Moore of Outlander is your favorite showrunner
This was an interesting race to watch this year because there were a couple of shifts. Bryan Fuller & Michael Green of American Gods at one point had an edge, and for a long time Wynonna Earp showrunner Emily Andras had the lead. This was a fairly close vote in the end, but Moore took home 43% as opposed to 38% for Andras.
There’s no denying that Moore is an outstanding writer — he proved that in the Star Trek universe ages ago before going on to do Battlestar Galactica and now Outlander. With this show Moore captures the beauty and the power of Diana Gabaldon’s writing while working alongside a fantastic team. Being a great showrunner often has to do with having a strong creative vision and having a number of excellent people around you who add to and help execute this vision — Moore has that from a number of different sources, whether it be Matthew B. Roberts, Maril Davis, Toni Graphia, and others. Outlander is such an immersive show that it really is a team effort; luckily, Ron does have one of the best teams in the business.
Ron joins past Favorite Showrunner winners as Bryan Fuller for Hannibal and Peter M. Lenkov of Hawaii Five-0 / MacGyver.
Outlander season 4 is going to premiere on Starz in the fall; we will have some more news on the show in due time, so stay tuned!
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