Outlander not eligible for 2018 People’s Choice Awards … but why?

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If you love Outlander and you were hoping to vote for it at the People’s Choice Awards this year — like we thought you’d be able to — we come bearing bad news.

Apparently, the organizers of the awards show (which is now over at E!) have decided that the only shows that are eligible for the TV category this year are ones that have aired so far in the calendar year. While we understand that on some level that the organizers want this show to be a reflection of the year to date, basically shows like Outlander are now getting punished because of the fact that there was no awards show in January like there usually is. We do also wonder what happens in the future to shows that air this fall that haven’t premiered yet — will they be eligible for the 2019 show, as nobody’s really able to support them now?

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Will the show be eligible for the 2019 awards show? Given that there will be some episodes that air in the calendar year regardless of how Starz chooses to schedule the series, the series is at least going to get some opportunity to shine then. Still, we do think that this could end up being rather confusing for many fans who have a series that isn’t on the shortlist of nominees and also airs across two separate years as Outlander season 4 is doing.

Remember here that this is not the first time, either, that the People’s Choice Awards have created a certain degree of chaos among Outlander supporters — after all, last year the series ended up winning a number of awards and was completely excluded during the broadcast.

If you do love Sam Heughan…

Remember that you can support him by voting for both him and The Spy Who Dumped Me. Because the movie did premiere over the summer, it is eligible for nominations. That may be a way to show Outlander a little bit of love even if you can’t do so for the series as a whole.

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