Entertainment Weekly, Hulu Pair Up For EWwy Awards

ew.com.jpgFor its second annual people’s choice EWwy Awards, pop culture magazine Entertainment Weekly has partnered with online video Web site Hulu.com.

The EWwy’s are EW‘s answers to television’s Emmy Awards. They give readers a chance to honor their favorite shows and stars, including those perpetually snubbed by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Starting today, readers can vote online for their faves through EW.com and Hulu. Explained the two:

“EW.com’s EWwys programming will include galleries of photos for the ten categories with links back to Hulu’s EWwys package, as well as a series of posts on the award-winning blog PopWatch with embedded video clips of the nominees. Hulu will feature a thematic ‘carousel’ of videos at www.hulu.com/ewwys2009 with links to vote and review all the nominees at EW.com.”

hulu.jpgHere’s how it works: EW readers picked six nominees for each category for online visitors to pick from. For the next week, online visitors will be able to vote in the five comedy series categories (best series, best actor, best actress, best supporting actor, best supporting actress). Voting for the five drama series categories will start next Monday.

The winners will be announced on September 14, with recipients each earning a golden female sheep or “ewe” statuette.

“EW.com has received a hailstorm of emails and blog comments from fans who are outraged that their favorite shows haven’t been recognized,” EW.com’s managing editor Cyndi Stivers said in a statment. “They say, ‘How did the Emmys manage to ignore “True Blood”?’ and ‘What about “Battlestar Galactica”; what about “The Shield?” They had the most amazing final seasons!’ We’re delighted to join forces with Hulu so we can show as well as tell what our audience believes to be TV’s best.”

Read on for the full list of EWwy nominees

Best Comedy Series
Nominees include Big Bang Theory, Better Off Ted, Chuck, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Psych, Pushing Daisies

Best Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Nominees include Zachary Levi (Chuck), James Roday (Psych), Kyle Bornheimer (Worst Week), Adam Scott (Party Down), Nathan Fillion (Castle), Patrick Warburton (Rules of Engagement)

Best Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Nominees include Eva Longoria Parker (Desperate Housewives), Jordana Spiro (My Boys), Kaley Cuoco (Big Bang Theory), Spencer Grammer (Greek), Portia DeRossi (Better Off Ted), Billie Piper (Secret Diary of a Callgirl)

Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Nominees include Michael Urie (Ugly Betty), Chi McBride (Pushing Daisies), Ed Helms (The Office), Hamish Linklater (New Adventures of Old Christine), Keir Gilchrist (United States of Tara), Jason Segal (How I Met Your Mother)

Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Nominees include Kristen Schaal (Flight of the Conchords), Nicollette Sheridan (Desperate Housewives), Amy Ryan (The Office), Judy Reyes (Scrubs), Wanda Sykes (New Adventures of Old Christine), Becki Newton (Ugly Betty)

Best Drama Series
Nominees include Friday Night Lights, The Shield, Battlestar Galactica, True Blood, Rescue Me, Burn Notice

Best Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Nominees include Josh Holloway (Lost), Michael Chiklis (The Shield), Denis Leary (Rescue Me), Kyle Chandler (Friday Night Lights), William Petersen (CSI), Scott Grimes (ER), David Boreanaz (Bones)

Best Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Nominees include January Jones (Mad Men), Mary McDonnell (Battlestar Galactica), Connie Britton (Friday Night Lights), Regina King (Southland), Leighton Meester (Gossip Girl), Emily Deschanel (Bones)

Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Nominees include Kevin McKidd (Grey’s Anatomy), Jake Weber (Medium), Walton Goggins (The Shield), John Noble (Fringe), Nelsan Ellis (True Blood), Matthew Rhys (Brothers & Sisters)

Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Nominees include Elizabeth Mitchell (Lost), Alison Pill (In Treatment), Tricia Helfer (Battlestar Galactica), Lisa Edelstein (House), Chloe Sevigny (Big Love), Cote de Pablo (NCIS)