Earlier this evening, during a broadcast of the red carpet of the 38th Annual People's Choice Awards, it was announced that "Supernatural" had won both awards it was up for! The above picture of both awards is courtesy of Co-Executive Producer Jim Michaels via his Twitter.
The first is a second win for them, Best SciFi/Fantasy Show. The second though is a MAJOR win, Best Broadcast Network Drama. An acceptance speech by Jared and Jensen was taped in Vancouver. The speech aired during the red carpet broadcast, which was shown on the little known cable network Reelz and via the People's Choice website. The win for Best Broadcast Network Drama was not mentioned during the broadcast at all, and the Best SciFi/Fantasy win only got a brief mention.
Here is that video. The guys are certainly grateful.
While we are all very proud of this win for our show, sadly, it seems that the People's Choice Awards are sending a clear message that some fans are more important than others. This is from Clif Kosterman on Twitter.
@bodyguard4jandj: awesome we win but can you f ing beleive no invite
Jared and Jensen did not receive an invitation to the awards! This is after fans spent hours and days online voting for the show and promoting the People's Choice Awards. We were encouraged by the network's publicists! This is definitely a slap in the face to a fandom that was only doing what this show is supposed to be all about, awards and recognition from the fans!!! "People's" choice.
As you can expect, there is a huge onslaught of fan protests going on right now. I'm gathering info on where to send protest letters, but currently protests are being sent to via tweets to @peopleschoice and through their Facebook page.
I'm getting a lot of retweets on this. If you wish to flood their twitter with this, feel free:
Here's the link to leave a message on Facebook. Where's the "dislike" button?