‘Veronica Mars’ fans are so fierce! Not only did they manage to fund a Kickstarter campaign to get a big-screen version of the cult classic, but they also won an award at the first-ever mtvU Fandom Award for being the best fans ever!
Way to go, Marshmallows! mtvU, MTV’s 24-hour college network, announced winners of their first-ever Fandom Awards at Comic-Con: San Diego on July 24. Veronica Mars took home the biggest award of the night, “Fandom of the Year,” beating out 31 other nominees (yes, there were 32 total), including Community, Supernatural and Free! Iwatobi Swim Club.
‘Veronica Mars’ Wins mtvU Fandom Award
Tina Majorino, who played Mac in the short-lived, but critically acclaimed series, accepted the award from Orlando Jones of Sleepy Hollow at Petco Park.It was the largest award of the night, as there were 32 total nomoinees and mtvU’s website had a totally fan-voted bracket to determine who would win. Veronica Mars is definitely on a roll with bracket-awards! The film won Most Anticipated Movie of the Year at the MTV Movie Brawl 2014, which was also based on a fan-voted bracket!
More Winners At mtvU Fandom Awards
Other winners of the night include Game of Thrones, Hannibal, Harry Potter, Teen Wolf, John Green, and The Vampire Diaries. Damon/Elena (“Delena”), Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev respectively, of TVD took home the “Ship of the Year” award. “We want to thank you guys for all of your love and support of Delena,” Nina said in her acceptance speech. “Our ship has been through some ups and downs and we are not sure where we would be without your support,” Ian added in during the satellite recording. “So thank you, and we will try to keep it interesting for you.” MTV and mtvU will air the 60-minute “mtvU Fandom Awards Special” on July 27 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Are you happy Veronica Mars won the Fandom of the Year award? Tell us how you feel! — Chris Rogers Follow @ChrisRogers86