“Outlander” fans, as we anxiously await the Season 3 premiere of Starz’s hit romance epic (which is set to premiere September 10), Gold Derby is helping to pass the time with the creation of our brand new Outlander Awards 2017. The inaugural awards event covers the first two seasons of “Outlander,” with categories such as Best Caitriona Balfe Performance, Best Sam Heughan Performance, Best Episodes and more.
In all there are 12 topics to vote for, so hurry and login to your Gold Derby account (or register for a free one via Facebook or Twitter) and then start casting your votes in our predictions center. You have until September 18, 2017 to make or update your final selections.
While “Outlander” has amassed a passionate fan following over the course of its first two seasons, the time-traveling love story has so far failed to connect with Emmy voters. In fact, the show has only nabbed three Emmy nominations: Best Original Dramatic Score (Bear McCreary) in 2015, and Best Costumes and Best Production Design in 2016. The show was not eligible for the current 2017 Emmys, which is why it has no nominations this year.
But Emmy’s loss is Gold Derby’s gain, as we are now giving “Outlander” its very own awards event to be voted on strictly by you, the fans! Below, see the 12 categories you can vote for in the first annual Outlander Awards. We’ve narrowed down the choices in each category to five, except for Best Writer and Best Director where we’ve listed every eligible contender. Be sure to cast your votes now!
Best Caitriona Balfe Performance (Season 1)
Best Sam Heughan Performance (Season 1)
Best Tobias Menzies Performance (Season 1)
Best Episode (Season 1)
Best Caitriona Balfe Performance (Season 2)
Best Sam Heughan Performance (Season 2)
Best Tobias Menzies Performance (Season 2)
Best Episode (Season 2)
Best Duncan Lacroix Performance
Best Kiss — added on August 17
At Gold Derby, you can also make your predictions for: Emmy Awards 2017, Creative Arts Emmys 2017, Oscar Nominations 2018, MTV Video Music Awards 2017, Gold Derby TV Awards 2017, “America’s Got Talent,” “Big Brother,” “So You Think You Can Dance” and “Project Runway.”