"When you love someone, you have no choice. Love takes your choices away."
That's the Shadowhunters quote Katherine McNamara used to start off her acceptance speech for Female TV Star of 2018 at the People's Choice Awards, and as she went on to explain, McNamara has had no choice but to love the fandom that got her here.
McNamara wasn't even an original nominee, but she won a spot as a finalist through write-ins and then went on to win the whole category thanks to fan votes.
"Thank you for making my life anything but mundane," she said to the fans.
"To our kickass cast and our incredible crew of beautiful artists, thank you for everything you taught me, for all the laughs, pranks, every single moment I will cherish," she continued.
McNamara wasn't even an original nominee in the category, and was added as a write-in after the first round of voting. She was up against quite a group of talented women, including Ellen Pompeo (Grey's Anatomy), Camila Mendes (Riverdale), and Viola Davis (How to Get Away with Murder).
"Shadowhunters is a story of unlikely heroes who form an alliance in divided worlds," McNamara continued. "It has been a real privilege to watch you, the fandom, do the same, to create a community of love and acceptance in our divided world. Our characters might be your heroes, but you angels are undoubtedly mine."
Shadowhunters airs on Freeform.