“May the best fans win, dammit!”
These are the words made immortal by MTV’s own Tyler Posey, at the amazing, infectiously happy mtvU Fandom Awards straight from the ground at San Diego Comic-Con. The awards, which aired on Sunday (July 27), were a celebration of everything that makes fandom great — love, support, generosity, shippers and Tumblr art.
Everybody from Posey to Chloë Moretz to Channing Tatum showed up to support their fandoms, with G-Eazy and and Linkin Park also stopping by to, you know, rock the house down.
And while there were so many moments that truly captured the fandom spirit, it was these 13 that were the clear highlights of an amazing show:
1. Joe Manganiello Loves “Orphan Black”
“Vampire shows are lame,” he said, when convincing MTV’s Josh Horowitz to subscribe to his favorite fandom. “’Orphan Black,’ that’s a show.”
Yes, yes it is.
2. Tyler Posey Loves Everything In General
3. “Game of Thrones” Honors Joffrey’s Memory; Wins “OMG Moment”
“It gave something that people wanted for a long time,” Peter Dinklage explained in a video, referring, of course, to Joffrey’s death. “But now they’re so conflicted, because they’re going to miss it.”
Natalie Dormer and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau took the stage to accept the award, with Jaime Lannister himself saying, “it’s a little weird to celebrate the death of a beautiful young child — my son. But yeah, he had it coming, right?” [Note: this was met with thunderous applause.]
“I just want to say that ’Game of Thrones’ fans are the best fans,” Dormer added, before referencing the Tyrell family motto, “Growing strong!”
Coster-Waldau then brought the house down when he gave the award to a fan, but Dormer made sure to honor her ex-castmate’s stellar work by saying: “If you could look after that, please, that’s for Jack Gleeson as well. He’s going to be missed.”
4. Delena Wins Ship Of The Year
“Our ship is going through an especially trying time, so we’ve never needed you guys more,” Dobrev added.
Then Nina made out with the trophy, probably because she thought it was another Salvatore brother. We can’t blame her.
5. G-Eazy Performs With Jay Ant
6. “Teen Wolf” Wins Fandom Feat Of The Year
“Look at this s—!” an excited Posey yelped, before graciously handing the mic to the bespectacled Hoechlin.
“We just want to say thank you guys so much for the support,” Hoechlin said. “You guys have always been amazing in supporting us and the show…but to see you guys, the fans of ’Teen Wolf,’ accomplish something by banding together — it’s just so impressive. We’re so proud of you guys — thank you for the support, thank you for what you do.”
7. Hot Neville Longbottom Accepts BFF (Best Fandom Forever) Award
8. The “Fault In Our Stars” Cast Honors John Green
9. Linkin Park Performs “Until It’s Gone”
10. Channing Tatum Gives Us An Exclusive Look At “The Book Of Life”
11. Chloë Moretz Gives Us An Exclusive Look At “If I Stay”
12. “Veronica Mars” Wins Fandom Of The Year
“’Veronica Mars’ fans are the best,” Tina Majorino gushed as she took the stage. “You guys did this, this was a dream of ours and you made it come true, and we will forever be indebted to you.”
(You’re welcome for my $10 donation, Tina!)
13. Retta Says What We’re All Thinking About Michael Fassbender
What was your favorite moment from the Awards? Did your fandom reign supreme?