The "Scandal" cast loves its fans (a.k.a. Gladiators) and now, Kerry Washington and co. know just how much their fans love them.
In TV Guide Magazine's annual Fan Favorites Awards, "Scandal" won big: Washington was named Favorite Actress and the show earned the coveted Favorite Drama honor.
The magazine's LA Bureau Chief Michael Schneider stopped by the "Scandal" set to surprise Washington and her fellow cast members Darby Stanchfield, Katie Lowes, Guillermo Diaz, Jeff Perry, Joshua Malina, Tony Goldwyn and Bellamy Young with their awards, and surprised they were. The "Scandal" cast erupted in cheers and applause ... and TV Guide Magazine caught it all on tape (above).
"We wouldn't have a show if it weren't for our fans," Washington said. "We want to promise everyone who's watching that although there are a lot of things that we can fix, we did not rig this election."
Watch the "Scandal" cast react to their TV Guide Magazine Fan Favorites honors above and click through the slideshow below to find out who took home the rest of the Fan Favorite prizes this year.
The April 22nd edition of TV Guide Magazine's Fan Favorites Awards double issue goes on sale this Thursday, April 18.
Favorite Drama: "Scandal" (ABC)
"Thank you for watching and thank you for voting," the "Scandal" cast said in unison upon receiving the award.
Favorite Comedy: "The Big Bang Theory" (CBS)
"Big Bang" star Johnny Galecki (Leonard Hofstadter) talked to TV Guide Magazine about the studio audience. "They let the writers know if it’s up to par, they let us know if our performances are on pitch, and they give the crew a shot in the arm after a long week of work," he explained.
Favorite Ensemble: "The Big Bang Theory" (CBS)
"They really are a tangible character on the stage for us," Galecki said of the "Big Bang" studio audience. "We trust them implicitly and really, truly couldn't do the show without their guidance."
Favorite Actor: Jim Parsons, "The Big Bang Theory" (CBS)
"Well, hot damn!" Parsons said when he found out about the Fan Favorite honor. "I'm just really touched, and I'm just so happy people like watching it. One of the fun things about playing [Sheldon] is, he makes a lot of mistakes and says a lot of inappropriate things, but he is able to get away with it because he's coming from such an honest place."
Favorite Actress: Kerry Washington, "Scandal" (ABC)
"We wouldn't have a show if it weren't for our fans," Washington said upon receiving the award. "Although there are a lot of things we can fix, we did not rig this election," she joked.
Favorite New Show: "Arrow" (The CW)
"It's been amazing," "Arrow" star Stephen Amell told TV Guide Magazine of the show's fans. "Their interaction with us, having seen 19 episodes, is entirely different [from before we launched]."
Favorite Reality Competition: "The Voice" (NBC)
"When the show premiered, people thought we were crazy -- another singing competition?" host Carson Daly told TV Guide Magazine. "It's amazing that it's grown to this level, and we have the fans to thank."
Favorite Science Fiction: "Doctor Who" (BBC America)
"'Doctor Who' fans are wonderful," star Matt Smith told TV Guide Magazine. Showrunner Steven Moffat added, "I describe 'Who' fans as stunningly attractive with a broad sexual allure."
Favorite Classic TV: "Star Trek"
"My dad would have been flattered yet humbled," Eugene "Rod" Roddenberry, the son "Star Trek's" late creator, told TV Guide Magazine. "He had a genuine affection for the fans and knew he owed them everything. When he and my mom [the late Majel Barrett-Roddenberry, who played nurse Christine Chapel] made public appearances, they wouldn’t disappear behind the curtain afterward. They'd get off the stage, get down in the crowd and interact one-on-one, eye-to-eye with the people. It was one of my most treasured memories of them."
Favorite Couple: Beckett and Castle, "Castle" (ABC)
"I'm not surprised the fans showed up in force to vote, but I am grateful. It's nice to see that people are enjoying all the stages of this new relationship," Stana Katic (Beckett) told TV Guide Magazine. She added that she would "love" for Castle and Beckett to get married, saying, "Hopefully these two people choose each other, because nothing else is as good as being together and nowhere else is as good as with each other."
Favorite Villain: Klaus, "The Vampire Diaries" (The CW)
"'Vampire Diaries' is about the guilt of being who you are, but this is about fun -- embracing your nature and feeding all night!" Joseph Morgan (Klaus) said of his "Vampire Diaries" spinoff, "The Originals."
Favorite Bromance: Steve & Danny, "Hawaii Five-O" (CBS)
"Three years, and we've still only gone to second base," Alex O'Loughlin, who plays Steve, joked to TV Guide Magazine. "No comment," Scott Caan (Danny) replied.
Favorite Feud: Thomas vs. O'Brien, "Downton Abbey" (PBS)
"Our fans are obviously highly intelligent people. We thank them," "Downton Abbey" star Rob James-Collier (Thomas Barrow) told TV Guide Magazine. As for Thomas' feud with O’Brien (Siobhan Finneran), James-Collier said, "There are just too many nice people in the Abbey ... We're the complete antithesis!”
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