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‘Awkward’ Star Nikki DeLoach: ‘We Really Want To Win’ A People’s Choice Award

Thu, December 6, 2012 3:50pm EDT by Andy Swift Add first Comment
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‘Awkward’ is up for Favorite Cable TV Comedy, and Nikki is urging fans of the MTV comedy hit to exercise their right to vote. You’re welcome.

Nikki DeLoach may not play the best mom in the world on Awkward — I think we all remember the effects of Lacey’s infamous “carefrontation” letter — but when it comes to her craft, Nikki’s dedication knows no bounds. “It meant a heck of a lot to us that we were nominated,” she tells, “so we want all of our fans to go out and vote for us. And no one else.”

“We really want to win this one,” she adds. “It’s nice to be acknowledged by the critics and to get great reviews, but it’s equally as nice to have your fans speak out and vote. We’re so stoked about [the nomination.]”

Awkward is up against some fierce competition, including It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia and Hot In Cleveland, so loyal fans should vote their fingers off over at the official People’s Choice Award site. Winners will be announced during the live show Jan. 9 on CBS!

Of course, voting for Awkward to win a PCA isn’t the only way you can support Nikki. Her new movie Flying Lessons is playing in select theaters from Dec. 7 to Dec. 13, a project she immediately fell in love with after reading the script.

“The movie has a lot to do with forgiveness and letting go,” Nikki explains. “It kind of poses that question: Can you really repair a relationship after it’s been so deeply damaged? And can you really learn to forgive yourself?”

Nikki plays Mila, the best friend to Sophie (Maggie Grace), who returns to the small hometown she had always tried to forget. Her emotional journey — Nikki says both Sophie and Mila have “a lot of atoning” to do — leads her to care for an Alzheimer’s patient (Hal Holbrook), and the rest is weepy dramatic history.

You can also catch Nikki as “sassy” Julia in Golden Christmas 3, which re-airs Dec. 23 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 25 at 5 p.m. on ION Television.

— Andy Swift

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