Okay, here's how this is going to work. There will be three weeks on nominations. Twice a week, ten categories will be up for nomination. Nominations for all categories stay open until voting begins, so just because the next round of categories is up doesn't mean you can't nominate couples for categories in previous rounds. All nominations can be PMed to me. I'm doing it this way instead of on the forums to try to eliminate any type of bias (like when teachers used to make you close your eyes before they took a vote). You can nominate up to two couples per category, and you do not have to submit a nomination for every category.
Also, I took a look at last year and I think eliminating couples from shows that are off the air from some categories will absolve the problem. By 'off the air,' I mean that the series finale of the show has aired as of today (June 13). If the series finale airs sometime during nominations, those couples are still fair game. An asterisk next to a category indicates that couples from cancelled/off the air shows are fair game. If there is no asterisk, nominations for such couples will not be counted. However, there is no bar on couples that are now implausible because one or both characters were written off the show. As long as the show is still on, go for it. Also, unless otherwise stated, the couple doesn't actually need to be together to be nominated.
If I feel like a category may need further explanation apart from just the name, I will provide a short description of exactly what that category is looking for, but if you have any further questions, feel free to post them here.
Last, I know everyone says this when we try to do these kinds of things, but please don't just nominate your favorite couples for every category.
Categories from Previous Rounds:
Favorite Overall Couple
Favorite Couple in a Drama Series
Favorite Couple in a Comedy Series
Favorite 'Golden' Couple
Favorite Supporting Couple
Favorite Love-At-First-Sight Couple
Favorite Love/Hate Couple
Favorite Couple That Started Out As Friends
Favorite Crime-Fighting Couple
Favorite Same-Sex Couple
Favorite Sci-Fi Couple
Favorite Couple that Wasn't Endgame*
Favorite Couple That Isn't Together Yet
Favorite Couple That Is Together
Favorite Couple on a Show That Ended*
Favorite Couple Where One or Both Characters Were Written Off the Show
Favorite "From Different Worlds" Couple
Most Ruined Couple
Most Unconventional Couple
Couple With the Most Drawn-Out Get-Together*
Couple With the Most Beautiful Love Story*
Most Surprising Couple
Most Epic Couple*
Most Dramatic Couple
Best Culmination of a Will They Won't They Couple*
Couple With the Best Eye Sex
Couple With the Most Angst
Favorite Pregnancy/Adoption Storyline
Hey guys, sorry for the delay. I've been on vacation. Actually, I've been in New York, and, as much as I love you all, I'd choose seeing Wicked on Broadway over fanpopping any day, so I'm really not sorry, only sorry that I didn't let you guys know ahead of time. So, without further ado, round four:
Favorite Love Polygon
This is like a love triangle, but with possibly more than three participants.
Favorite Affair/One-Night Stand
Most Heartbreaking Breakup
Worst Cheating Scene
Most Emotional Non-Breakup Scene
Favorite First Kiss
Favorite Sex Scene
Favorite Last Scene*
Since it's the last scene, these shows obviously have to be over. Also, this is the last scene of the TV series in question. Any movies that may have come afterwards are excluded.
Note: for categories that ask for specific scenes, such as favorite hug, most emotional non-breakup scene, etc., please provide the name and number of the episode in which the scene occurred.
As a side note, if a couple gets nominated for a category that they clearly don't fit into (categories that aren't open for interpretation), like if a couple from a comedy is nominated for Favorite Couple in a Drama Series, or if a supporting couple is nominated for Favorite Golden Couple, I'll PM you, provide you with an explanation as to why your nomination doesn't work, and let you know what category it would fit into. Because there are situations in which a nomination arguably could go either way (for instance, is Jibbs a golden or supporting couple, or does Psych count as a drama or a comedy), you are welcome to refute my decision and, if you have a compelling enough argument, I will definitely reconsider. Of course, I'm never going to send a nomination back just because I don't like the couple.