Sunday, July 29, 2018

'Riverdale' and 'Stranger Things' lead television nominees at the 2018 Teen Choice Awards

It's Entertainment Sunday.  I told my readers the subject of today's entry at the end of Defunctland on Action Park for National Waterpark Day: "Stay tuned for part two of the speculative fiction nominees at the 2018 Teen Choice Awards, which will serve as the Sunday entertainment feature."  To get things started, I present two videos from Shine On Media, beginning with 2018 Teen Choice Award Nominees - Wave 1: Infinity War, Shadowhunters, Riverdale & More.

Teen Choice Awards have released the first wave of nominees for the 2018 show and they include Avengers: Infinity War, Greatest Showman, Timothee Chalamet, Shadowhunters, Riverdale, Stranger Things, Shawn Mendes, Ariana Grande, Dolan Twins & many more.
I covered all the movie nominees in this wave in Speculative fiction movie nominees at the 2018 Teen Choice Awards, but saved this video until now for the television nominees.

Now for the second video, 2018 Teen Choice Award Nominees - Bughead, BTS, Malec, Dolan Twins, Etc (Wave 2).

Teen Choice Awards have released the final wave of nominees for the 2018 show and they include BTS, Dolan Twins, Riverdale, Stranger Things, Cloak & Dagger, Liza Koshy, Shadowhunters and more!
This has all the rest of the television nominees, but also the rest of the movie nominees, which I forgot to included in part one.  Oops.  Time for me to add those categories in a rare after-the-fact edit.*

Between the two waves, "Riverdale" has the most nominations with twelve followed by "Stranger Things" with nine.  Follow over the jump for all of their nominations plus the other TV nominees in categories that include speculative fiction nominees from Wikipedia along with my opinions of their merits and chances, which aren't always the same thing.

"Stranger Things" may have earned the most nominations for sci-fi/fantasy TV shows between the two waves, but "Shadowhunters" earned the most in the category in the first wave, tying "Riverdale."  It's also the one with the better social media campaign, as shown by the image above.
Choice Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Show

The 100
The Originals
Stranger Things

Choice Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actor

Matthew Daddario – Shadowhunters as Alec Lightwood
Gaten Matarazzo – Stranger Things as Dustin Henderson
Joseph Morgan – The Originals as Niklaus "Klaus" Mikaelson
Bob Morley – The 100 as Bellamy Blake
Dominic Sherwood – Shadowhunters as Jace Herondale
Finn Wolfhard – Stranger Things as Mike Wheeler

Choice Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actress

Millie Bobby Brown – Stranger Things as Eleven
Rose McIver – iZombie as Olivia "Liv" Moore
Katherine McNamara – Shadowhunters as Clarissa "Clary Fray" Fairchild
Lana Parrilla – Once Upon a Time as Regina Mills / Evil Queen
Eliza Taylor – The 100 as Clarke Griffin
Emeraude Toubia – Shadowhunters as Isabelle Lightwood
If it were me, I'd vote "Stranger Things" all the way down, for Choice Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Show, Gaten Matarazzo for Choice Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actor (he's more interesting than Finn Wolfhard, who may actually be the better actor overall), and Millie Bobby Brown for Choice Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actress, the last despite my personal preference for Lana Parilla.  However, "Supernatural" is a perennial favorite and the social media campaign for "Shadowhunters" might just turn the tide.

Choice Action TV Show

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
The Flash
Lethal Weapon

Choice Action TV Actor

Stephen Amell – Arrow as Oliver Queen / Green Arrow
Grant Gustin – The Flash as Barry Allen / The Flash
David Mazouz – Gotham as Bruce Wayne
Lucas Till – MacGyver as Angus "Mac" MacGyver
Damon Wayans – Lethal Weapon as Roger Murtaugh
Chris Wood – Supergirl as Mon-El

Choice Action TV Actress

Chloe Bennet – Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. as Daisy "Skye" Johnson / Quake
Melissa Benoist – Supergirl as Kara Danvers / Supergirl
Caity Lotz – Legends of Tomorrow as Sara Lance / White Canary
Danielle Panabaker – The Flash as Caitlin Snow / Killer Frost
Candice Patton – The Flash as Iris West
Emily Bett Rickards – Arrow as Felicity Smoak / Overwatch
Once again, it's "Supergirl" vs. "The Flash" with both CW superhero shows earning five nominations.  With this electorate, I expect "The Flash" might have an advantage, just like it did at at this year's Saturn Awards.  That wouldn't be my choice.  I'd vote for "Gotham," David Mazouz, and Melissa Benoist.

Choice Comedy TV Show

The Big Bang Theory
Fuller House
The Good Place
Jane the Virgin
Modern Family

Choice Comedy TV Actor

Anthony Anderson – Black-ish as Andre "Dre" Johnson Sr.
Jaime Camil – Jane the Virgin as Rogelio de la Vega
Elias Harger – Fuller House as Max Fuller
Rico Rodriguez – Modern Family as Manny Delgado
Andy Samberg – Brooklyn Nine-Nine as Detective Jake Peralta
Hudson Yang – Fresh Off the Boat as Edwyn "Eddie" Huang

Choice Comedy TV Actress

Kristen Bell – The Good Place as Eleanor Shellstrop
Candace Cameron Bure – Fuller House as D.J. Tanner-Fuller
America Ferrera – Superstore as Amelia "Amy" Dubanowski
Sarah Hyland – Modern Family as Haley Dunphy
Gina Rodriguez – Jane the Virgin as Jane Gloriana Villanueva
Yara Shahidi – Black-ish & Grown-ish as Zoey Johnson
The show with the most nominations in this category is "Jane the Virgin," which, as I've written before, barely qualifies as a fantasy as well because of its magical realism.  I'd vote for it in only two categories, Choice Comedy TV Actor and Choice Liplock.  Otherwise, my vote would go to "The Good Place," the real fantasy here.  As for which show would win, once again, I expect it will be "Fuller House."  For what it's worth, I no longer consider it to be "a piece of crap."  It's actually a better than expected execution of exactly what I expected it to be like.  It also earned an Emmy nomination as Best Children's Program.  On the other hand, the other part of what I wrote is still true; it's definitely popular.

Choice Drama TV Show

Famous in Love
The Fosters
This Is Us

Choice Drama TV Actor

KJ Apa – Riverdale as Archibald "Archie" Andrews
Sterling K. Brown – This Is Us as Randall Pearson
Freddie Highmore – The Good Doctor as Dr. Shaun Murphy
Jussie Smollett – Empire as Jamal Lyon
Cole Sprouse – Riverdale as Forsythe "Jughead" Jones III
Jesse Williams – Grey's Anatomy as Dr. Jackson Avery

Choice Drama TV Actress

Ryan Destiny – Star as Alexandra "Alex" Crane
Camila Mendes – Riverdale as Veronica Lodge
Chrissy Metz – This Is Us as Kate Pearson
Maia Mitchell – The Fosters as Callie Adams-Foster
Lili Reinhart – Riverdale as Elizabeth "Betty" Cooper
Bella Thorne – Famous in Love as Paige Townsen
If I had voted, it would be with the professionals, for "This is Us," as Sterling K. Brown won and the show and Chrissy Metz were nominated for Emmys last year.  I didn't vote and neither did the professionals.  The teen fans did, and I'm sure they voted for "Riverdale," just like they did last year.

Choice Animated TV Show

Bob's Burgers
Family Guy
Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir
Rick and Morty
The Simpsons
Steven Universe
Out of all these, I'd vote for "Rick and Morty."  I don't think it will win.  That will either go to last year's winner, "Family Guy," or "Bob's Burgers."

Choice TV Villain

Odette Annable – Supergirl as Samantha Arias / Reign
Gabrielle Anwar – Once Upon a Time as Rapunzel Tremaine
Mark Consuelos – Riverdale as Hiram Lodge
Anna Hopkins – Shadowhunters as Lilith
Mind Flayer – Stranger Things
Cameron Monaghan – Gotham as Jerome & Jeremiah Valeska/The Joker
Oh, look, Odette Annable, a Saturn Awards nominee for Best Supporting Actress on a Television Series.  That was enough to get me to use her image, but it wouldn't have been enough to have gotten me to vote for her.  Batman/"Gotham" fan that I am, I'd have voted for Cameron Monaghan.  Watch the Mind Flayer win instead.

Choice Breakout TV Show

Anne with an E
Black Lightning
On My Block
The Resident

Choice Breakout TV Star

Iain Armitage – Young Sheldon as Sheldon Cooper
Vanessa Morgan – Riverdale as Antoinette "Toni" Topaz
Lyric Ross – This Is Us as Deja
Luka Sabbat – Grown-ish as Luca Hall
Oliver Stark – 9-1-1 as Evan "Buck" Buckley
Nafessa Williams – Black Lightning as Anissa Pierce / Thunder
"Black Lightning" is the speculative fiction nominee here and it might just win.  However, I'd vote for "9-1-1" as the show and Ian Armitage as the star.

Choice Summer TV Show

Beat Shazam
The Bold Type
Cloak & Dagger
Cobra Kai
So You Think You Can Dance
Total Bellas

Choice Summer TV Star

Aisha Dee – The Bold Type as Kat Edison
Meghann Fahy – The Bold Type as Sutton Brady
Olivia Holt – Cloak & Dagger as Tandy Bowen / Dagger
Aubrey Joseph – Cloak & Dagger as Tyrone Johnson / Cloak
Xolo Maridueña – Cobra Kai as Miguel Diaz
Katie Stevens – The Bold Type as Jane Sloan
While "Cloak & Dagger" is the speculative fiction show, I doubt it will win.  I'd place better odds on "Cobra Kai" or "So You Think You Can Dance."  I'd be pleasantly surprised if "The Bold Type" wins instead.

Choice TV Ship

Stephen Amell & Emily Bett Rickards – Arrow
KJ Apa & Camila Mendes – Riverdale
Millie Bobby Brown & Finn Wolfhard – Stranger Things
Matthew Daddario & Harry Shum Jr. – Shadowhunters
Grant Gustin & Candice Patton – The Flash
Cole Sprouse & Lili Reinhart – Riverdale
I'll repeat what I wrote last year: "I expect the unorthodox pairing from 'Riverdale' to win (Betty and Jughead?  Betty and Veronica are supposed to fight over Archie with Reggie trying to date the loser, while Jughead sits on the sideline)."  The biggest competition might be Millie Bobby Brown & Finn Wolfhard; "Stranger Things" is the other strong fandom.

Now for the categories that honor both Movies and Television.
Choice Scene Stealer

Charlie Heaton – Stranger Things as Jonathan Byers
Tom Hiddleston – Thor: Ragnarok as Loki
Nick Jonas – Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle as Jefferson "Seaplane" McDonough
Katie McGrath – Supergirl as Lena Luthor
Vanessa Morgan – Riverdale as Antoinette "Toni" Topaz
Taika Waititi – Thor: Ragnarok as Korg
Nick Jonas, anyone?
Choice Liplock

Chadwick Boseman & Lupita Nyong'o – Black Panther
Millie Bobby Brown & Finn Wolfhard – Stranger Things
Zac Efron & Zendaya – The Greatest Showman
Chris Pratt & Zoe Saldana – Avengers: Infinity War
Gina Rodriguez & Justin Baldoni – Jane the Virgin
Cole Sprouse & Lili Reinhart – Riverdale
Bughead again.
Choice Hissy Fit

Jack Black – Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
Adam Driver – Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Kevin Hart – Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
Joe Keery – Stranger Things
Madelaine Petsch – Riverdale
Mark Ruffalo – Avengers: Infinity War
Both nominees from "Jumanji" threw good hissy fits with Kevin Hart throwing a better one, but my vote would go to Adam Driver.

*Normally, I'd post a movie nominations overflow entry, but I have to stock up posts to share at the Join the Coffee Party Movement Facebook page for August.  My minimum goal will be 61,876 page views for the month, which averages to 1996 page views per day.  Unless I post a "fantastic and futuristic politics and government at the 2018 Teen Choice Awards" entry, which, now that I think about it, might be a good way to frame the winners, an overflow entry won't qualify.

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