Jackson McHenry
July 09, 2014 AT 12:00 PM EDT

Forget the World Cup’s USA-Portugal-Ghana-Germany nightmare. A competition category that pits fans of Game of Thrones, Doctor WhoSherlock, Breaking Bad, and Teen Wolf against each other is a real “Group of Death”—and that’s just the TV Dramas.

After announcing the nominees for its Fandom awards last month (including everything from best ship to best new fandom), mtvU has upped the ante today to announce the contenders for the big prize: Fandom of the Year.

Culled from four categories (Movies, TV Dramas, TV Comedies, and Animation), the 32 nominees will duke it out through online voting on the network’s website. The winner will be announced during the “MTV Fan Fest” at Petco Park in San Diego on July 24 during Comic-Con. MTV and mtvU will also air a 60-minute “mtvU Fandom Awards Special” on July 27.

The nominees are:


The Hunger Games


The Hobbit

Veronica Mars

The Fault in Our Stars

Captain America: Winter Soldier

X-Men: Days of Future Past

Pacific Rim

TV Dramas


Teen Wolf

Game of Thrones

The Vampire Diaries

Doctor Who


Breaking Bad

Pretty Little Liars

TV Comedies


Parks & Recreation

New Girl


How I Met Your Mother


It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia

Brooklyn Nine-Nine


Attack on Titan

Free! Iwatobi Swim Club


Adventure Time

South Park


Blood Lad

Family Guy

Voting’s up over here. And in case this competition wasn’t enough for you, mtvU’s also opened up voting for it’s “Best Fandom Forever” category, which (like all the most important things in life) happens on Tumblr. The entries in that category are big hitters: Harry Potter, The Lord of the Rings, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Doctor Who, Sherlock, and Batman.

The most relevant quote comes from a franchise not in contention: May the force be with you.


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