The first wave of voting has ended, and FOX has announced the final nominees for the Teen Choice Awards 2017: Choice TV Ship. Check out the list below to see who’s nominated and why they deserve your vote! If you’re convinced, click the ship’s name to vote for them!
#BELLARKE (Eliza Taylor & Bob Morley) – “The 100”
The only technically non-canon couple on the list, Bellamy and Clarke are close friends and allies who have survived the countless hazards of post-apocalyptic Earth together.
Why they deserve your vote: Although Bellamy and Clarke have never been physically intimate, fans swoon over the deep emotional intimacy the almost-couple shares. These two are incredibly supportive of each other and bring out the best side of one another. They are partners in every sense of the word. In fact, when they do finally get together, not much is really going to change. There’ll just be more kissing.
#BUGHEAD (Lili Reinhart & Cole Sprouse) – “Riverdale”
As unexpected as a Betty/Jughead romance might have seemed before Riverdale, there’s no denying the chemistry between these two.
Why they deserve your vote: While this may seem like an opposites-attract scenario, Bughead is so much more than that. These two characters share a genuine curiosity that bonds them, as well as a desire to seek justice. Plus, they complement one another perfectly. Jughead is uniquely able to comfort Betty, and Betty understands Jughead in a way no one else does.
#EMISON (Shay Mitchell & Sasha Pieterse) – “Pretty Little Liars”
Queen Bee Alison DiLaurentis and Swimmer Emily Fields were a match made in heaven who finally got together at the perfect time in their lives.
Why they deserve your vote: Alison and Emily have been attracted to one another from the very first season. Emily loved Alison through her darkest days and even her “death”. Originally a bit of a bully, it took Alison a while to become someone truly worthy of Emily. Once she became the best version of herself, she needed time to realize her feelings. When they finally did become a couple, however, it was perfect. Despite their late start, the couple is the steadiest at the show’s conclusion. They are in the process of raising two twin babies and freshly engaged.
#KARAMEL (Chris Wood & Melissa Benoist) – “Supergirl”
Mon-el of Daxam has traveled galaxies to end up on the same planet as Kara Danvers, giving new meaning to the phrase “star-crossed lovers”.
Why they deserve your vote: Many viewers will claim that Mon-el and Kara are perfect together because of their matched physical strength, but they are missing the point entirely. Karamel’s connection goes far beyond a match in physiology. These two characters make each other incredibly happy, and Kara’s smile when Mon-el is around could probably power the sun. Their chemistry is undeniable and they share a primary focus in protecting one another. It’s plainly obvious that Kara and Mon-el would do just about anything for each other.
#MALEC (Matthew Daddario & Harry Shum Jr.) – “Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments”
Warlock Magnus Bane is centuries old, but that doesn’t stop him from loving twenty-something shadowhunter Alec Lightwood.
Why they deserve your vote: This couple has a notably healthy relationship. Their age difference doesn’t negatively impact them, and they both exhibit an incredible maturity in their approach to love. Rather than insisting on being each other’s lives, they are happy simply being a part of them. Magnus and Alec want one another to have lives outside of the relationship, while still relying on each other for strength and guidance. After a long past, Magnus Bane considers Alec Lightwood his future.
#STYDIA (Holland Roden & Dylan O’Brien) – “Teen Wolf”
Stiles Stilinski and Lydia Martin are partners in detective work and two of the only non-werewolf members of the McCall pack.
Why they deserve your vote: Stiles, Scott McCall’s once-geeky sidekick, has loved Lydia since the third grade. It’s widely agreed, though, that his childhood love faded away and was replaced with a real adult love and respect for Lydia around the same time she developed feelings for him in return. Stiles has paid attention and listened to Lydia in ways no other character does – as Stiles reminds us in the season one finale, he’s the only one who ever noticed how smart Lydia truly is. Stiles has always known Lydia better than anyone, and sometime around season three or four, she begins to know him the same way in return. Lydia begins to lean on Stiles for support and encouragement, and his importance to her is communicated in small moments throughout the series, culminating in their spectacular kiss in season 6A’s finale. As stated by Holland Roden, they are two sides of the same coin.
It’s a tough choice to make, but vote with your heart! Which of these couples earned your vote for Choice TV Ship 2017? Let us know in the comments below or on twitter – @Pure_Fandom and @reagandpierce! And if you can’t get enough of that voting life, drop by our Pure Fandom Awards 2017 and throw your favorite character and ship a couple votes!