The 2013 People’s Choice Award nominees were announced Nov. 5, and nothing has us more excited than the ‘Favorite On-Screen Chemistry’ race. From ‘Castle’ to ‘Vampire Diaries’ to ‘Grey’s Anatomy,’ so many of our favorite shows’ hottest couples made the list!
There were so many great TV couplings this year, but we think PCA voters did a pretty good job nominating Kurt (Chris Colfer) and Blaine (Darren Criss) from Glee, Damon (Ian Somerhalder) and Elena (Nina Dobrev) from The Vampire Diaries, Castle (Nathan Fillion) and Beckett (Stana Katic) from Castle, Derek (Patrick Dempsey) and Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) from Grey’s Anatomy, and Emma (Jennifer Morrison) and Hook (Colin O’Donoghue) from Once Upon a Time. It’s a tight race, so we decided to weigh their chances before the big night.
Castle & Beckett, ‘Castle’ (ABC)
They’re getting married! Beckett accepted Castle’s proposal at the beginning of the season — which is wonderful, since it was basically clear from day one that they belong together. But as you’ll see in our exclusive clip from the Nov. 11 episode, they’re still getting used to what married life might look like.
Damon & Elena, ‘The Vampire Diaries’ (The CW)
This smokin’ couple finally got together last spring, but their relationship is never going to be easy. We recently learned that Elena is destined (literally) to end up with Damon’s brother (and Elena’s ex) Stefan (Paul Wesley), and Elena’s recent flirtation with Stefan didn’t help. However, their scenes together are just so damn smouldering that it’d be tough not to vote for them. Also, Damon earns major brownie points for A, finally working on his relationship with Elena’s little brother Jeremy, and B, doing everything he can to get her her best friend back.
Derek & Meredith, ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ (ABC)
This married couple is most definitely the most established pair on the list. With two kids and a long history, they’re finally enjoying a (relatively) peaceful existence as married lovebirds. You’d think their tranquility would make them a shoo-in, but voters tend to love their drama…
Emma & Hook, ‘Once Upon A Time’ (ABC)
Love triangle alert! This couple’s chemistry is practically off the charts, but there’s a major road block, here — mainly, that Emma is still in love with her ex-slash-baby daddy Neal (Michael Raymond-James). Of course, one could argue that the past is in the past for a reason. Neal already blew his shot with Emma, while Hook, who has remained loyal to his dead ex-lover for a millennia, is a pretty solid option. Though it would be really tough to work around that hook in the bedroom.
Kurt & Blaine, ‘Glee’ (Fox)
“Klaine” is one of the cutest, best dressed couples in the history of television. Blaine recently went through the trouble of flying in everybody the couple loves so they could be there when he got down on one knee and proposed. They’ve already overcome cheating and the struggles of maintaining a long-distance relationship, and we’ve got a feeling that Blaine will be moving to NYC right after graduation where they’ll plan a glam wedding.
— Shaunna Murphy