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.)
We’ve made it to the end of the road today — Show of the Year. It’s the final category, and the one that is especially meaningful since it’s a recognition of everyone involved in the show. It’s a celebration of the cast, the crew, the fans, and everyone else who makes a show a success. It’s one that we often look at as a beacon into the new year. Outlander won the title in 2016, and that helped to leapfrog us into a great year of Outlander coverage.
There were a lot of fantastic shows in 2017, so as a result of that the nomination process that the CarterMatt staff undertook was harder than ever. Yet, we were eventually able to narrow the field down to eight great shows, and after that you finished the job in narrowing it down to the one worthy of the title.
Let’s not waste any more time — it’s time to reveal the final winner!
Outlander wins the Show of the Year title for the second straight year
This was a pretty clear runaway — Outlander had the vast majority of the votes, with the big surprise being that the only other entry with more than 10% was an unscripted entry in Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. Outlander wins on the strength of an excellent, romantic, and emotional third season with great performances and some of the most stunning visuals in all of television. Every episode is a beautiful, immersive experience that stays with viewers after it ends. This is why there is clearly still so much passion behind this show even after the episodes wrap up.
This was once again a huge year for Outlander at the CarterMatt Awards, winning the majority of the categories in which it was nominated including Top Actor (Sam Heughan), Top Actress (Caitriona Balfe), Breakout Star (Sophie Skelton), Best Villain (Tobias Menzies as Black Jack Randall), Favorite Showrunner (Ronald D. Moore), and Best Fanbase. If you visit the link here you can see what Balfe, Heughan, and Skelton had to say about winning our awards this year.
Congratulations once more to Outlander, and to go along with that the passionate, devoted fans who help make the series the great success that it is.
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