As we wrote about yesterday, we’re in the midst of an exciting voting time for Outlander. After all, the series has been nominated for a People’s Choice Award! Bingeworthy Series is the only category in which it was eligible this year, but it has a chance now to take home at least one award for the second straight year.
While all of this is very much exciting, at the same time there’s no question that this is still some controversy around the PCAs even still. If you recall, the 2017 ceremony is one that featured Outlander actually winning multiple awards over the course of the night, but in the end, none of it actually aired on television. It was a huge disappointment for those who spent hours upon hours casting their votes. As for why it happened, there were two easy excuses that you could make: Outlander was filming and therefore there was no one in attendance to accept, and that the organizers for the CBS series did not want to spend much time on a cable series when they were trying to highlight shows with bigger average audiences. Either way, it was frustrating and totally not cool.
So will things be different this time around? The first thing to note here is that there are zero guarantees when it comes to this sort of thing. Don’t vote for Outlander which you can do over here) thinking for sure that it will lead to it getting air time during the broadcast on E! November 11 — however, we’re reasonably optimistic now that if it wins, there will be some representative in attendance. For starters, the cast isn’t filming at that time, at least their own show. Caitriona Balfe has actually been in California for a while already working on a film; it’s not clear if she will be still around that time, but if she is it could be reasonably easy for her to at least attend if her schedule allows for it.
Also, with the show airing on a cable network we foresee them airing a wider array of different awards. They also have a reasonably small field of categories (at least compared to the Teen Choice Awards) so they may be able to fit many of them in. Let’s at least hope so — there aren’t many opportunities we get on television these days to see Outlander handed a trophy.
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