YA Academy Awards .... Nominations

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Welcome to the YA Academy Awards!

I love the Hollywood award season, but lately I haven't seen any of the movies. But I have read ALL the YA books (okay, a lot of them) and thought it would be fun to give out some awards. With prizes for you, of course!

This week will be nominations in the following categories:

Leading Man
Which YA guy kept your eyes riveted to the page? Maybe he's an action hero, maybe he's the sensitive type, maybe he's a lovable bad boy.

Leading Lady
Which YA girl was the bravest? The most touching? The one who made you feel all the gamut of emotions?

Best Supporting Actor
Which guy was the most reliable sidekick? The one who always had the hero (or heroine's) back?

Best Supporting Actress
Who was your favorite BFF? The most outrageous? The most loyal?

Best Comedy
Which book had you laughing out loud as you read?

Best Drama
Which book was the most gripping? The most suspenseful?

Any other categories you think we should have? Let me know!

Rules: Just like with the Academy Awards, there are a few guidelines. The books must be YA, and any book you nominate must have been published between January 1, 2012 and February 22, 2013. If you're not sure, just throw your nominations out there and I'll double-check.

Next week, February 15, we'll vote on the nominations. I'll put up the books/characters with the most nominations, and your votes will narrow the choices down to four in each category.

February 22 we'll do the final vote for the winners.

At every stage in the game, there is a chance to win. If you nominate, you get a chance. If you vote, you'll also another chance.

There will be three winners, drawn on Monday, February 25 each of whom can choose one of the winning books as their prize.

So, please put your nominations from those categories in comments, and then enter in the Rafflecopter. You can make one nomination or a whole list. You can nominate multiple books/characters in each category. You can explain your rationale, or just throw out the names. It's Friday, so we'll have as few rules as possible ;)



  1. What a great idea!

    Leading Man: Gavriel Duval from Grave Mercy.
    Leading Lady: Elisa from The girl of fire and thorns.
    Best Drama: Jodi Lynn Anderson - Tiger Lily (L)(L)

  2. This was so freaking hard to narrow it down:

    Leading Man: Warner- Unravel Me
    Leading Lady: Allyson from Just One Day
    Supporting Actor: Kenji- Unravel Me
    Supporting Actress: Estella: Small Damages
    Comedy: Ditched: A Love Story
    Drama: Quintana of Charyn

    I know some of these won't be the most popular choices but they're the ones from my heart:)

    1. Since you said I can do multiples!

      Leading Man- Froi from Froi of the Exiles and Quintana of Charyn
      Willem from Just One Day
      Leading Lady- Elisa from The Crown of Embers
      Josie from Out of the Easy
      Best Supporting Male- Dee from Just One Day (feels like he could be in Best Supporting Female Category too:)
      Best Supporting Female- Calla from The Raven Boys
      Drama- Days of Blood and Starlight

      Two more of the funniest books I read this year don't make the dates :(

      But FYI: Audrey, Wait! and Warm Bodies:))

  3. OMG this is so fun!!! Love it. I am bad at choosing for these types of things, but if I think of good nominations I will come back and comment.

  4. This is such a fabulous idea! Here are my nominations:

    Leading Man: Augustus Waters- TFIOS
    Duval - Grave Mercy
    Day - Legend

    Leading Lady: Blue- The Raven Boys
    Ismae - Grave Mercy
    June - Legend

    Best Supporting Actor: Ronan- The Raven Boys. He may not be a good boy, but he is an unbelievably interesting and well drawn out supporting character.
    Isaac - Pushing the Limits
    Thomas - Girl of Nightmares
    Tim - My Life Next Door

    Best Supporting Actress
    Theta - The Diviners
    Maddy - Taken by Storm

    Best Comedy - Social Suicide

    Best Drama - TFIOS, Pushing the Limits, Grave Mercy, The Raven Boys, I Hunt Killers, Black Heart

  5. Leading Man
    Perry from Under the Never Sky/Through the Ever Night - Veronica Rossi

    Leading Lady
    Nastya from The Sea of Tranquility - Katja Millay

    Best Supporting Actor
    Roar from Through the Ever Night/Under the Never Sky - Veronica Rossi

    Best Supporting Actress
    Erin in Easy - Tammara Webber

    Best Comedy
    Sam Cruz's Guide to Getting Girls - Tellulah Darling

    Best Drama
    Prodigy by Marie Lu

  6. Guys -- thanks so much!! I'll take nominations through the week, so you have time to think about it.
    I've been preparing for this huge blizzard we're expecting, but I will put in my nominations soon!!

    1. Take care during the storm:)

    2. Lady: Rachel from Defiance
      Man: Aiden from Pure
      Drama: Pushing the Limits

  7. For Leading Lady, it has to be Tris from Divergent. She was so brave and tough!

  8. Leading Man:
    Lucas from Easy
    Travis from Something Like Normal

    Leading Lady:
    Jacqueline from Easy

  9. Leading Man: Daemon Black (Onyx & Opal)
    Leading Lady: Clara Gardner (Boundless)
    Supporting Actor: Dee (Just One Day)
    Supporting Actress: Angela Zerbino (Boundless)
    Drama: Flawed by Kate Avelynn

    1. I must second the nomination for Dee! He made Just One Day pleasant.

  10. Leading Man
    Adrian Ivashkov from The Golden Lily

    Leading Lady
    Sydney Sage from The Golden Lily
    Hazel Grace Lancaster from The Fault In Our Stars
    Tris from Divergent
    Violet Ambrose from The Last Echo

    Best Supporting Actor
    Isaac from The Fault In Our Stars

    Best Supporting Actress
    Brook from The Essence

    Best Drama
    The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

  11. you know Adrian has got to be nominated for Leading Man and he will probably win so what's the point of voting? LOL :)

  12. Leading Man - Perry Under The Never Sky
    Leading Lady - Cate Cahill Born Wicked
    Best Supporting Actor - Roar Through The Ever Night
    Best Supporting Actress - Liv Through The Ever Night
    Best Drama - TFIOS

  13. Leading Man: Gabriel from Spark by Brigid Kemmerer (love him!)

    Leading Lady:
    1) Fia from Mind Games/Sister Assassin by Kiersten White (love her! she's bad-ass!)
    2) Jessamyn from Saving Mars by Cidney Swanson (for keeping her cool whilst trying to save her whole planet! This is one hell of a girl!)

    Best Supporting Actor: Lucas from Whispers in autumn by trisha leigh.

    Best Supporting Actress: Addie from What's left of me by Kat Zhang (for trying to get her sister back in control, even though it meant relinquishing control herself.)

    Best Comedy: Paranormalcy by Kiersten White

    Best Drama: Renegade by J A Souders

    I'm sure I've missed loads but my brain doesn't feel very up to the task today!

  14. I can't narrow this down! Lol! I'm going to have multiples in a few categories. I can't help it!

    Leading Man: Augustus (TFiOS), Lucas (Easy) & Aiden (Deity)
    Leading Lady: Hazel(TFiOS), Jacqueline(Easy)
    Supporting Actor: Roar (Under the Never Sky / Through the Ever Night)
    Supporting Actress: Erin (Easy)
    Comedy: Social Suicide
    Drama: I read too many good ones! Here's what I've narrowed it down to: TFiOS, Pushing the Limits, Easy, Flawed & all 3 books by Colleen Hoover (Slammed, Point of Retreat & Hopeless)

  15. Leading Man: Perry - Under The Never Sky
    Leading Lady:
    Supporting Actor: I'm doing 2 for this one, I hope that's okay?
    Leo - Mark of Athena
    Peter - Insurgent (such a jerkface, but his characterization was great)

    1. Villain - Again, Peter! Lol. I can't stand him, and it's soooooo good.
      Thriller - I don't really read thrillers :(

      (I suck at this. all the books I read are older than last year.)

  16. Leading Man - Kerrick from Scent of Magic
    Leading Lady - Sydney from The Golden Lily
    Best Supporting Actor - Simon from City of Lost Souls
    Best Supporting Actress - Ridley from Beautiful Redemption
    Best Comedy - The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead
    Best Drama - The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

  17. Leading Lady: Tris from Divergent/Insurgent
    Leading Man: Jace from the Mortal Instruments

    I'll have to keep thinking on the other nominations.

    steph0828 at hotmail dot com

  18. Leading Man - Adrian Golden Lily/Indigo Spell
    Leading Lady - Rhine Fever/Sever

  19. *Looks at list*

    Okay, I am usually really bad at this stuff but we'll see what I can come up with.

    Leading Man: Oh boy, I can't pick just one. Augustus (TFiOS), Four (insurgent), Perry (Through the Ever Night), Harlin (A Want so Wicked), Day (Legend/Prodigy)
    Leading Lady: June from Legend/Prodigy, Hazel from TFiOS, Clara (Unearthly books)
    Supporting actress: Maybe Angela in the Unearthly books
    Supporting actor: Cas in Altered, Isaac in TFiOS
    Best Drama: IDK does The Sea of Tranquility count? Maybe TFiOS. Does that count as a drama?
    Best Comedy: Apparently I don't read any. lol

    That was really hard.

  20. Oh man, what a fun idea, Jen!! Okay, let's see. THIS IS SERIOUS.

    Leading Man- Will Herondale, Dimitri Belikov, Adrian Ivashkov (yeah, I'm fickle), Christian Prescott, Archer Cross, Po from Graceling
    Leading Lady- Tessa Gray, Rose Hathaway, Penryn from Angelfall, Lyra from Golden Compass
    Best Supporting Female- Jenna from Hex Hall
    Drama- The Lost Girl, The Miseducation of Cameron Post,
    Comedy- Deadly Cool, Hex Hall

    Can't wait to see all the noms! I am sure I have forgotten way too many.

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden

  21. Leading Man
    Noah - Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry
    Adrian - The Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead

    Leading Lady:
    Eva - What's Left of Me by Kat Zhang
    Sydney Sage - The Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead

    Best Supporting Actress
    Alessandra - My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century by Rachel Harris

  22. Now how exactly am I supposed to narrow down all the awesome and amazing characters! This is going to be HARD!

  23. This is a great idea!

    Leading Man: Definitely Adrian Ivashkov
    Leading Lady: Sydney Sage because OMG I can't wait to read The Indigo Spell

    Best Supporting Actor: Roux from Also Known As! I loved her own unique brand of crazy!

    Best Drama: Speechless by Hannah Harrington

    Best Comedy: Also Known As by Robin Benway

  24. What a fun idea! Too bad it has to be from 2012, because there are some books published before 2012 that I wanted to pick, oh well.

    Leading Man: Daemon Black from Lux by Jennifer L. Armentrout
    Leading Lady: Greta and the Goblin King by Chloe Jacobs (she's so brave, tough, smart, and responsible)
    Best Supporting Actor: Roar from Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi
    Best Supporting Actress: Kat, a.k.a Kathryn from Alice in Zombieland (I know that she is a bit of an ego and that she can be really annoying sometimes, but she's an awesome friend, I wish I had a best friend like her)
    that girl who becomes Calaena's best friend in Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Mass (I forgot her name, I don't even know if I spelled her name right, I never wrote a review for this book on my blog)

    So you said that we can do multiples, I might nominate some others later.

    -Nazish @ Nazish Reads

  25. I'm going to vote for best drama as: Tempest.


  26. Leading Man- Adrian from The Golden Lily
    Leading Lady- Hazel from TFIOS
    Supporting Actor- Isaac from TFIOS
    Supporting Actress- Erin from Easy
    Drama- Speechless

    Awesome idea by the way :)

  27. Leading Men: Tod from Soul Screamers
    Dimitri & Adrian from VA
    Cassel from Curse Workers

    Leading Ladies: Riley from Demon Trapper's Daughter
    Karou from DoSaB

    Best Supporting Actor: Razor from the Iron Fey (okay, Razor is a gremlin, and he only plays a really minor roll... but he's so adorable, especially in The Lost Prince! XD And I'm not sure if non-humans count...)

    Best Comedy - Hex Hall - oh, all the snark! ;)
    Before I Wake- yep, still the snark!

    Best Drama - Before I Wake

    This is so hard. I was tempted to repeat the same series and characters in multiple categories! :)


  29. Leading Men:
    Malachi from Sanctum by Sarah Fine
    Falco from Venom by Fiona Paul
    Gabriel from Spark by Brigid Kemmerer
    Daemon from the Lux series by Jennifer L. Armentrout
    Noah from Pushing The Limits by Katie McGarry
    Will Herondale from TID by Cassandra Clare
    Aiden St. Deplhi from the covenant series by Jennifer L. Armentrout

    Leading Ladies:
    Lena from Sanctum by Sarah Fine
    Scarlet from Scarlet by A.C. Gaughen
    Cinder from Cinder by Marissa Meyer
    Scarlet from Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
    Cassandra from Venom by Fiona Paul

    Best Supporting Actor:
    Robin from Scarlet by A.C. Gaughen

    Best Support Actress:
    Alessandra from My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century

    Best Comedy:
    Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger
    Hex Hall series by Rachel Hawkins

    Best Drama:
    Survive by Alex Morel (got the tears flowing)

  30. This is such a fun idea! Let me see what I can come up with.
    Leading Man: Falco (Venom by Fiona Paul).
    Leading Lady: Cora (The Friday Society by Adrienne Kress).
    Supporting Actor: Kenji (Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi).
    Supporting Actress: Glisselda (Seraphina by Rachel Hartman).
    Drama: Pantomime by Laura Lam.

  31. Amazing idea! They should make real awards like these for books too!

    Leading Man: Collins (Finding You, Finding Me by Kailin Gow)
    Leading Lady: Clara (Radiant by Cynthia Hand)

  32. Leading Man
    Adam Kent OR Warner in Unravel Me
    R in Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion
    Four in Insurgent by Veronica Roth

    Leading Lady
    Juliette in Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi
    Tris in Insurgent by Veronica Roth

    Best Supporting Actor
    Kenji in Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi
    M in Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion

    Best Supporting Actress
    Nora in Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion

    Best Comedy
    Meant to Be by Lauren Morrill

    Best Drama
    Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi
    Insurgent by Veronica Roth

  33. Definitely Jase Garrett from My Life Next Door for Leading Man!

  34. Leading Man: Jase Garrett from my life nex door or Daemon Black from the Lux series!

  35. Leading Man -- Prince Maxim -- The Selection

  36. Leading Man
    Adrian Ivashkov-The Golden Lily/The Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead
    Gansey-The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

    Leading Lady
    Kami Glass-Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan

    Best Supporting Actress
    Laila-Pivot Point by Kasie West

    Best Drama
    Prodigy by Marie Lu
    Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

    I'm interested in seeing the nominations/voting for best comedy! I was looking through my books read and I realized I almost never read comedies even though that is like the only genre of movie I watch lol!

  37. Leading Man
    Bram from Dearly, Beloved
    Four from Insurgent

    Leading Lady
    Celaena Sardothien from Throne of Glass
    Nora Dearly from Dearly, Beloved
    Cinder from Cinder

    Best Supporting Actor
    Simon from The Mortal Instruments series

    Best Supporting Actress
    Pamela from Dearly, Beloved

    Best Drama
    Dearly, Beloved by Lia Habel
    Cinder by Marissa Meyer

  38. Leading Man

    - Darkling ( The Gathering Dark/ Shadow and Bone)
    - Perry ( Through The Ever Night)
    - Augustus ( The Fault in Our Stars)

    Leading Lady

    - Alina ( The Gathering Dark/ Shadow and Bone)
    - Hazel ( The Fault In Our Stars)

    Best Supporting Actor

    - Roar ( Through The Ever Night)

    Best Supporting Actress

    - Emily ( The Girl with the Clockwork Collar)

    Best Comedy

    - N/A

    Best Drama

    - The Selection by Kiera Cass

  39. Can I propose Best Thriller/Adventure? Don't Turn Around by Michelle Gagnon would be my nomination for that.

    Best Leading Lady
    Both ladies from Code Name Verity

    Supporting Lady
    The android whose name I am blanking on from Cinder

    Leading Man
    Butter from Butter by Erin Jade Lange
    Griffon from Transcendence by C.J. Omololu

    Best Drama
    Black Boy, White School by Brian F. Walker
    Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

  40. Leading Man: Augustus Waters (TFiOS)
    Leading Lady: Hazel Grace Lancaster (TFiOS), Sophie Mercer (Hex Hall #3)
    Best Supporting Actor: Isaac (TFiOS)
    Best Drama: TFiOS (I'm sensing a theme? :P), Speechless, Second Chance Summer
    Best Comedy: Hex Hall

    Btw, I love this idea! :D

  41. Leading Man: R from Warm Bodies, Perry from Under the Never Sky/Through the Ever Night

    Leading Lady: Aria from Under the Never Sky/Through the Ever Night, Ruby from The Darkest Minds, Nikki from Everbound

    Best Supporting Actor: Roar from Through the Ever Night, Mal from Shadow and Bone, Simon from The Mortal Instruments

    Best Supporting Actress: Nora from Warm Bodies, Laila from Pivot Point, Erin from Easy

    Best Comedy: Fang Girl

    Best Drama: The Evolution of Mara Dyer, Pushing the Limits

    This was fun! Can't wait till we get to the voting!!

  42. Love this! I've been trying to find a chunk of time where I could sit and think about this for awhile. :)

    Leading Man - Perry (UtNS), Duval (Grave Mercy), Akiva (DoSaB), Will Herondale (TID), Chaol (Throne of Glass)

    Leading Lady - Aria (UtNS), Ismae (Grave Mercy), Karou (DoSaB), Tessa (TID), Celaena (Throne of Glass), Cinder (Lunar Chronicles), Kami (Unspoken)

    Best Supporting Actor - Kenji (Shatter Me), Captain Thorne (Lunar Chronicles), Roar (UtNS)

    Best Supporting Actress - Iko (Lunar Chronicles), Zuzana (DoSaB)

    Best Comedy - Hex Hall, Losing It, Meant to Be, Torched

    Best Drama - What Happens Next, This is Not a Test, Mara Dyer, Everneath/Bound

    You need a Best Villain category. Everyone loves a good villain, right? My suggestions would be Warner and The Darkling. :P

  43. Leading Man: Jace Lightwood (City of Bones), Jared Lynburn (Unspoken)
    Leading Lady: Clara Gardner (Boundless), Karou (Daughter of Smoke and Bone), Kami Glass (Unspoken)
    Supporting Actor: Jem Carstairs (Clockwork Angel)
    Supporting Actress: Isabelle Lightwood (City of Bones), Angela Montgomery (Unspoken)
    Drama: Daughter of Smoke and Bone