Vote in the Outlander CASTIES! The first-ever fans-only awards!

Written by: Holly Richter-White


Outlander TV series, we love you!

Naturally, fans get a bit defensive when others, like Emmy or Television Critics Awards voters, don’t share our collective love in this, its second season.  We have faith, and know they will come to love it too - one day.

But until then, we, your fans, will recognize your tremendous efforts, and shroud you in the fabric of our collective adoration.

And as cast and crew has said, fan love is the BEST love of all.

So here we are, with the first awards specifically designed for the Outlander TV series by the Outlander Cast Blog: THE CASTIES.

Every fan of Outlander needs to vote in THE CASTIES.

And we know, from the thousands of tweets and posts, that we all have opinions on the best dialogue, best Highlander, and suggestions for plot lines and which characters we loved, and loved to hate, in Season Two.

We wish there was some way for us to reward the crew too, but we just don’t know how to differentiate most of their work behind the scenes. (unless you want to invite us to watch!) So thank you, Outlander Crew!

We also know fans adored all aspects of Episode 13.  It was certainly an amazing episode, so we tried to reflect that in THE CASTIES voting choices, to give the other episodes a fighting chance too.

So, come show your love and vote in THE CASTIES for your favorite of Outlander Season Two. Once you've voted, share the love with other Outlander fans by promoting the awards with #OutlanderCASTIES.

VOTE HERE
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RULES (because even fun things needs those):

  • Polls open from Wednesday, Aug. 17 to Friday, Aug. 26. 
  • One vote per Outlander Fan. 
  • Winners will be announced in September. 

Until then, join us on the Outlander Cast Clan Gathering on Facebook. Happy voting, Obsessenachs!

22 comments

  1. Voted, and laughed out loud at some points while I did, and at other times I felt like I needed a good cry all over again. And I'm not going to lie, seeing all of those amazing quotes just makes me want to watch the season again and again and again (again!) I love this whole idea of the Outlander Casties Awards and can't wait to hear other peoples thoughts and what wins! #OutlanderCasties

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  2. That was really intense but fun! I had to really think about favorite scenes, costumes, writers and directors! I wanted to put my voting on hold to watch over so I could be sure of my answers!
    Can't wait to see what you all think!!

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    1. The struggle was real, right?! I had that too!

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  3. It's little events like this that help me though Drought lander.
    Thank you AR

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    1. Agreed. Droughtlander is sooooooo... long. And sad.

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  4. The toughest was having to choose between Terry, Jon and Bear - each of them did the most astonishing work and the production would not have been the same without any one of them.

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  5. I must say I just zoomed through it to get the pain over of having to make some of those choices. I went with my first gut reaction in most cases or based on scenes that really grabbed me at first viewing. I tend to overthink so tried something different this time.

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    1. Fan pain. Best kind of pain, I think. Thanks for voting!

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  6. The last question about holes in the plot should have included a choice for Claire and Jaime not carving their initials in each other's hands and only giving each other mementos, which could be lost. A scar takes much longer to fade and had much more power on Claire's psyche during her time during the modern era to remind her that it hadn't all been a dream.

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    1. Agreed. But that's an outcome for S3 so we'll put it in the next one!

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    2. Agreed. But that's an outcome for S3 so we'll put it in the next one!

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    3. Agreed. They should have carved the initials...giving the rock was weak by comparison.

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  7. Phew, that was awesome! Thank you, Holly.

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    1. Thanks. You have to be a real fan to get through it, lol. All due to the help of the Outlander Cast Gathering on FB.

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  8. Every time I see episode 13, which I must say, has been about 3 times, I'm so disappointed in the 5-7 mins they gave to their goodbye w/o the carving of the initials, and the quick sex, just leaves me with a heart ache that the screen writers are more interested in making their own marks rather than staying true to the book. Believe me I understand tv adaptation is different however, I heard one of the producers use the excuse of" if they cut themselves they would have to deal with blood spilling and trying it to stop etc. My goodness they cut their wrists on their wedding day I didn't see that being such a big problem.
    I'm just worried that the producers have become more interested in getting Balfe n Menzies awards because their characters are multidimensional. Heughan is exceptional as Jamie, however if he couldn't get a golden globe nod or an Emmy for his performance in the first season, they'll never consider him.
    1.In the book Jamie's idea to use Claire as a bait to get young John Grey to talk
    2.in the book Jamie would never never let Claire go to witness BJR marriage to Mary w/o him. (Not even w Murtagh)
    3.in the book When Claire offered to kill Charles Stewart and Jamie refused she was glad that he made that decision, Dugal didn't hear the last part of their conversation and charged them before Jamie could get him to listen. And as much as Claire hated Dugal, she felt soooooo sorry for Jamie and knew the pain it caused him.
    What turned so many readers to love the show was how the producers and actors portrayed "Outlander" love scenes true to the book. Season 2 they decided, I don't know to be more, what I don't know conservative. Balbe didn't realize just how real the love scenes looked and wanted to cut back is a possibility.
    It's going to be a long drought lander for sure. Thanks u guys are great!!

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    1. The protagonist in TV/film drives the action. Since that is Claire, and the series was probably green-lit exactly because it is a female protagonist, Claire drives, or at worst is equivalent, in a lot of the action. It makes sense in the business end of things, and in the visual medium of film, but I understand how hard of a sell it is for book-readers. Thank you for voting!

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  9. Thank You Holly,I voted laughed at my choices this is lovely!

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    1. Thank you--- for voting! I truly loved re-visiting the season to make up the voting categories and nominations. I appreciated things that I didn't the first go-round.

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  10. Fun survey! Thanks, Holly. Hard to pick fav episode when most of them are soooooo good. My top favorite was not one of the choices, though- Ep 209 "Je Suis Prest". So many things to love: Highlander Boys reunion, Murder/marriage of Willie (even more hysterical when you know the BTS background of the actor's no-show & the scramble to re-work plots based on him), big time Dougal put-downs, Jamie showing his mettle as a true leader of men, Claire's PTSD, haunting marching music, and best of all, Jamie as an "unprincipled voluptuary"-- the man was born to play a pirate! How did they pack all of that juicy stuff into one episode??

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    1. Yes, 209 is great, as well. I guess the consolation is that we managed to pick out a few things from that episode... namely, Jamie as leader of the Fraser men and Claire's PTSD, and of course, Phillip John as director, and Matthew B Roberts as screenwriter. Thanks for voting!

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  11. I must agree with Jazzy to a large extent. They bought the rights to adapt a book series. I understand that. But I truly hope that Season 3 will do a better job of keeping the story true to the characters. After a brilliant season one that allowed both Heughan and Balfe to shine, they put a lamp shade on Jamie this season and turned Balfe's Claire into a bossy, manipulative egoist who still appeared torn between the husband she left behind when she decided to remain in the 18th century and the man who is supposedly her soul mate and the love of her life. Jamie and Claire are both the protagonists of the story. It is their story. Their life as a couple not just Claire's. And that relationship is what made Season 1 so fantastic, that and the phenomenal chemistry between Heughan and Balfe. They missed the boat, in my opinion, in season 2 by diminishing Jamie and putting too much emphasis on Claire as the strong woman. They sacrificed the relationship between the primary couple by pushing Tobias Menzies and increasing his screen time. There were moments of brilliance (Balfe in Faith and Heughan in the fortress speech and the finale)and moments of extreme disappointment (Laoghaire and Young Simon??? No time given to the healing between Jamie and Claire before moving right on preparing for war). I hope season 3 will bring the emphasis back to the relationship and once again show the equality of the couple which in and of itself is somewhat new and beautiful. In spite of writing that did not do justice to the beautiful dialogue from Diana's books for the character of Jamie or the magnificent acting of Sam Heughan, Sam still poured emotion into every scene from his confusion and struggle to explain to Claire about the bite marks on his thighs, to his heartbreak (barely seen) return home after the death of Faith, to his heart rending reaction to the death of Dougal at his hand (for some reason they thought Claire needed to help him), to the stoic and powerful final good bye as he placed Claire's hand on the stones in the finale. They need to stop thinking of Sam as the eye candy and recognize him for the brilliant actor that he is. He never disappoints.

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