CarterMatt Awards 2018: Categories, rules, and the nominations / results schedule

CarterMatt AwardsWelcome to the 2018 CarterMatt Awards! This is the seventh year that we have done this series to close out the year, and every year we’ve found it to be a fun way to reflect on the past twelve months and some of what made TV great. While these awards are a way to honor some fantastic shows and actors, we also relish the opportunity to recognize people like showrunners and fan bases who often do not get the love that they deserve.

This article is meant to be your one-stop shop for all things CarterMatt Awards throughout the coming weeks — here, we will have everything from the voting rules, the list of categories, and a schedule as to when polls will close and the winners will be named. Be sure to check back daily!

How are the nominees chosen? – The nominees are chosen by the entire CarterMatt staff in the days leading up to the nominations and each year, we try to pick a group that resonate both with all of us personally and also with our readers.

Voting rules – Voting begins for each category on the day in which a new category is posted. (Refer to the schedule below.) This landing page will be updated the moment that new nominees are announced with a link for your viewing convenience! You can vote for any category however often you want until the closing of the voting window, which is announced in each individual category page.

I can’t see the poll on an individual category page; what do I do? – If you are on mobile, scroll to the bottom of the page and click to view the non-AMP version. If that does not work, give the poll a moment to load! On some mobile browsers, it may take a moment to show up. If you are still having trouble, try switching to a different device.

How can I vote more than once? – If you are having trouble casting multiple votes, try switching your browser, your device, or visiting the page under private browsing or incognito mode. There should be many handy guides online explaining how to do so if you are interested.

Happy voting! We hope you enjoy the awards this year as much as we enjoy doing them.

2018 CarterMatt Awards nomination schedule

December 4 Underrated Show

December 5 Underrated Actor

December 6 Underrated Actress

December 7 Top Actor

December 8 Top Actress

December 9 Bring It Back Award (new category; the show from 2018 in need of saving)

December 10 Best Couple

December 11 ‘Ship of the Year

December 12 Favorite Showrunner

December 13 Best Fanbase

December 14 Breakout Star

December 15 Best New Show

December 16 Best Reality Star

December 17 Show of the Year

Results Schedule

(Note: Polls for these categories will close at 1:00 p.m. Pacific time on the days specified below. Results will be posted shortly after the fact.)

December 29 Underrated Show, Underrated Actor, Underrated Actress, Top Actor, and Top Actress

December 30 Bring It Back Award, Best Couple, ‘Ship of the Year, Favorite Showrunner, and Best Fanbase

December 31 Breakout Star, Best New Show, Best Reality Star, and Show of the Year

As always, thank you for reading CarterMatt! 2018 has been a fantastic year in television and we’re looking forward to many more to come.

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