How Shadowhunters – Teen Choice Awards nominations can help save series

There is some big news that is out there within the world of the Teen Choice Awards — the first TV nominations are in! The awards show officially revealed the first wave of nominees on Wednesday and they include everything from network shows to cable to many different genres.

How we want to frame these particular nominees this year is quite simple: Through the lens of Shadowhunters. We don’t mean this as disrespect to any of the other shows nominated — there are some great ones — but it absolutely feels right now like this is the show that needs the love the most. Shadowhunters is currently canceled right now, and one of the best things that can happen with it is that it can leverage some of these nominations into awards and then also potential wins. You want to try and show the parties involved with the cancellation, if possible, how big of a mistake that they made in canceling you. You want the free publicity of speeches that can be used to help keep the series alive. We have full confidence that the showrunners will do their best to come up with a worthy ending if they have to … but why should they have to? It’s another cause for fans to fight for on social media.

To make matters even better for Shadowhunters fans, there are a lot of different categories below that they can fight for. You’ve got the show itself, Matthew Daddario, Katherine McNamara, Emeraude Toubia, and Dominic Sherwood all nominated. It would be nice to have the full cast on the list, but maybe we’ll be able to see some others (we really want more love for Harry Shum Jr.) in some of the other categories that are announced later this year. Remember that the Teen Choice Awards often chooses to announce their picks in waves.

Take a look at all of the first wave of nominees below.(via TVLine), and of course we welcome your thoughts on all of them.

Choice Drama TV Show (#ChoiceDramaTVShow)
Famous in Love
The Fosters
This Is Us

Choice Drama TV Actor (#ChoiceDramaTVActor)
Cole Sprouse — Riverdale
Freddie Highmore — The Good Doctor
Jesse Williams — Grey’s Anatomy
Jussie Smollett — Empire
K.J. Apa — Riverdale
Sterling K. Brown — This Is Us

Choice Drama TV Actress (#ChoiceDramaTVActress)
Bella Thorne — Famous in Love
Camila Mendes — Riverdale
Chrissy Metz — This Is Us
Lili Reinhart — Riverdale
Maia Mitchell — The Fosters
Ryan Destiny — Star

Choice Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Show (#ChoiceSciFiTVShow)
Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments
Stranger Things
The 100
The Originals

Choice Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actor (#ChoiceSciFiTVActor)
Bob Morley — The 100
Dominic Sherwood — Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments
Finn Wolfhard — Stranger Things
Gaten Matarazzo — Stranger Things
Joseph Morgan — The Originals
Matthew Daddario — Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments

Choice Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actress (#ChoiceSciFiTVActress)
Eliza Taylor — The 100
Emeraude Toubia — Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments
Katherine McNamara — Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments
Lana Parrilla — Once Upon a Time
Millie Bobby Brown — Stranger Things
Rose McIver — iZombie

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Choice Action TV Show (#ChoiceActionTVShow)
Lethal Weapon
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
The Flash

Choice Action TV Actor (#ChoiceActionTVActor)
Chris Wood — Supergirl
Damon Wayans — Lethal Weapon
David Mazouz — Gotham
Grant Gustin — The Flash
Lucas Till — MacGyver
Stephen Amell — Arrow

Choice Action TV Actress (#ChoiceActionTVActress)
Caity Lotz — DC’s Legends of Tomorrow
Candice Patton — The Flash
Chloe Bennet — Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Danielle Panabaker — The Flash
Emily Bett Rickards — Arrow
Melissa Benoist — Supergirl

Choice Comedy TV Show (#ChoiceComedyTVShow)
Fuller House
Jane the Virgin
Modern Family
The Big Bang Theory
The Good Place

Choice Comedy TV Actor (#ChoiceComedyTVActor)
Andy Samberg — Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Anthony Anderson — black-ish
Elias Harger — Fuller House
Hudson Yang — Fresh Off the Boat
Jaime Camil — Jane the Virgin
Rico Rodriguez — Modern Family

Choice Comedy TV Actress (#ChoiceComedyTVActress)
America Ferrera — Superstore
Candace Cameron Bure — Fuller House
Gina Rodriguez — Jane the Virgin
Kristen Bell — The Good Place
Sarah Hyland — Modern Family
Yara Shahidi — blackish, Grown-ish

Choice Animated TV Show (#ChoiceAnimatedTVShow)
Bob’s Burgers
Family Guy
Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir
Rick and Morty
Steven Universe
The Simpsons

Choice Reality TV Show (#ChoiceRealityTVShow)
Keeping Up With the Kardashians
Lip Sync Battle
MasterChef Junior
The Four: Battle for Stardom
The Voice
Total Divas

Choice Throwback TV Show (#ChoiceThrowbackTVShow)
Dawson’s Creek
Gossip Girl
One Tree Hill
That ’70s Show
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Choice TV Personality (#ChoiceTVPersonality)
Chrissy Teigen — Lip Sync Battle
Derek Hough — World of Dance
DJ Khaled — The Four: Battle for Stardom
Hailey Baldwin — Drop the Mic
Kelly Clarkson — The Voice
Meghan Trainor — The Four: Battle for Stardom

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