Welcome to the 2012 YA Academy Awards!
Thanks so much to all of you who submitted nominations. Now it's time to vote -- I've narrowed it down to those characters and books that received the most votes. In categories without as many nominations, I included all suggestions.
Next week, we'll have four finalists in each category. If you want to know how your nominations were narrowed down in this round, I have notes at the bottom. But first let's get to voting!
VOTING IS CLOSED BUT YOU CAN NOW SEE WHO WON. THE TOP FOUR FINALISTS WILL MOVE FORWARD TO THE FINAL ROUND.
Best YA Leading Guy 2012
Best YA Leading Lady 2012
Best Supporting Guy in YA 2012
Best Supporting Girl in YA 2012
Best YA Drama 2012 -- vote for up to two!
Best YA Comedy 2012 -- vote for up to two!
Here are our top four nominees for Best Villain as of 9 am on Monday, February 18:
Warner from Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi (11 votes)
FINAL VOTING WILL BE 12:01 AM ON FRIDAY FEBRUARY 22 THROUGH 9 PM EST ON SUNDAY FEBRUARY 24.
All candidates had to appear in a book published between January 1, 2012 and February 24, 2013.
Nominations: I had to disqualify a couple of nominations that weren't published in 2012, or that weren't published as YA. For leading guys and ladies, plus the drama and supporting guy category, I included any valid nominee that had at least two votes. For best supporting actress and comedy, I included all the nominations.