Outlander, Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan snubbed by People’s Choice Awards; what you can do

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If you love Outlandertoday has to be a rather frustrating day when it comes to the People’s Choice Awards.

Today, the awards show (which is moving to E! after years over at CBS) released their shortlist of nominees across a number of different categories. You can check out the full ballot here, and what you are going to realize rather-quickly is that Outlander isn’t getting anywhere near the love it deserves. Mind you, this is a show that won the top TV prize at the People’s Choice Awards when it was last on the air in January 2017 — at that time, we railed against the for completely ignoring it during the on-air broadcast for some unknown reason. While they were filming, they could have easily shown a video package featuring Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe accepting the awards overseas.

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Ultimately, the People’s Choice Awards are just making it harder on Outlander fans given that now, you’re going to have to submit the show and its stars as write-in candidates across a number of different categories, whether it be Male TV Star, Female TV Star, Sci-Fi / Fantasy Show, and The Show of 2018. If this happens and enough write-in votes are tabulated, it’s possible that Outlander will be able to make the official nominee list down the line. We’ve seen it happen before with the PCAs, but it is rather frustrating when you look at some of the nominees that are included across some of the categories. Some feel completely random, and others don’t have all that much in the way of significant awards-show clout.

If there is something that may be hurting Outlander at the moment, it is likely the fact that it’s been a good year or so since season 3 premiered. That may be a part of why the series is being left out, but you also have to remember that the show hasn’t had a chance to be recognized for that season yet! With some of the other awards-show snubs as of late Outlander deserves some love; doing some write-in campaigns is the best way to make it happen. Fingers crossed that it can.

Update: We’ve now heard that Outlander is not eligible for the PCAs this year, because it falls outside the calendar year. Rest assured, we’ll have more thoughts on this soon.

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