List of awards and nominations received by Psych

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Accolades received by Psych
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James Roday received four ALMA Award nominations for his performance as Shawn Spencer in the series.

Total number of wins and nominations
Totals 5 31
Footnotes

Psych is an American comedy-drama television series which was broadcast from 2006 until 2014. Created by Steve Franks, the series aired on USA Network for eight seasons with a total of one-hundred and twenty one episodes. Psych stars James Roday, Dulé Hill, Maggie Lawson, Timothy Omundson, Kirsten Nelson, and Corbin Bernsen, with Roday and Hill earning award nominations for their respective roles.

Roday portrays Shawn Spencer, a young man who possesses hyper-observant abilities and claims to be a psychic. He, along with his pharmaceutical salesman partner Burton "Gus" Guster (Hill), operate "Psych", a private detective agency based on Shawn's abilities. The two assist the Santa Barbara Police Department solve crimes, with the help of chief Karen Vick (Nelson), on-and-off retiree Henry Spencer (Bernsen), and detectives Carlton Lassiter (Omundson) and Juliet O'Hara (Lawson), the latter of whom Shawn was in a committed relationship with during the final four seasons.

Starting from its 2006 debut, Psych received five awards, coming from the Independent Investigations Group, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, the People's Choice Awards and the Imagen Foundation. However, the series received nominations for several other awards, including four ALMA Awards, two Creative Arts Emmy Awards, eight Image Awards, one People's Choice Award, and one Satellite Award. In total, Psych received thirty-one award nominations in its eight-year tenure. The show has been recognized in terms of awards for its first episode, "Pilot"; its musical team; the series itself; and actor James Roday. Roday and Hill also lead in nominations, with nine.

ALMA Awards[edit]

The American Latino Media Arts Awards (ALMA Awards) highlight the best American Latino contributions to music, television, and film. The awards are meant to promote fair and accurate portrayals of Latinos, and are organized by the National Council of La Raza.[1] The ALMAs were originally held in 1987 as the "BRAVO Awards". They became televised in 1995, and are currently aired by the National Broadcasting Company (NBC).[1][2] James Roday was nominated for his acting four times between 2008 and 2012 (no awards ceremony was held in 2010)[3] without a single win.

ALMA Awards and nominations received by Psych
Year Category Nominee Result Notes
2008 Outstanding Actor in a Drama Television Series James Roday Nominated [4]
2009 Year in TV Comedy – Actor James Roday Nominated [5]
2011 Favorite TV Actor – Leading Role James Roday Nominated [6]
2012 Favorite TV Actor James Roday Nominated [7]

Artios Awards[edit]

The Artios Awards are annually presented by the Casting Society of America and recognize the "originality, creativity and the contribution of casting to the overall quality of a project". The awards honor members of the Casting Society, and have been awarded yearly since 1985. Casting for theatrical, film, and television performances are all eligible.[8] The show was nominated once, for pilot episode casting, and lost.

Artios Awards and nominations received by Psych
Year Category Nominee Result Notes
2007 Best Comedy Pilot Casting Liz Marx Nominated [8]

ASCAP Awards[edit]

A man in a white shirt singing into a microphone
Musicians Adam Cohen (pictured) and John Robert Wood were both honored twice by the ASCAP for their work on the show

The ASCAP Awards are presented annually by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers and honor achievements in film and video game music and television theme music and scores.[9] Psych was twice honored for its music, both times recognizing composers Adam Cohen and John Robert Wood.

ASCAP Awards and nominations received by Psych
Year Category Nominee Result Notes
2009 Best in Shows – Cable Television Adam Cohen
John Robert Wood
Won [10]
2013 Top Television Series Adam Cohen
Steve Franks
John Robert Wood
Won [11]

Emmy Awards[edit]

Awarded since 1949, the Primetime Emmy Award is an annual accolade bestowed by members of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences recognizing outstanding achievements in American prime time television programming.[12] Awards presented for more technical and production-based categories (like art direction, casting, and editing) are designated "Creative Arts Emmy Awards."[12] Psych was nominated twice for creative arts awards, honoring both the show's music and an interactive video game. The series lost both awards.

Creative Arts Emmy Awards and nominations received by Psych
Year Category Nominee Result Notes
2010 Outstanding Music Composition For A Series (Original Dramatic Score) Adam Cohen
John Robert Wood
for "Mr. Yin Presents..."
Nominated [13]
2012 Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media-Original Interactive Television Programming Psych Hashtag Killer Nominated [14]

EWwy Awards[edit]

First presented in 2008, the EWwy Awards are presented annually by Entertainment Weekly and Hulu. The EWwys are given to shows that "are egregiously overlooked, underappreciated and essentially snubbed by the Emmy Awards", as voted by the public. The awards cover most Primetime Emmy categories.[15] The series received three EWwy nominations, once in 2008 and twice in 2009. Both the show itself and James Roday were nominated, losing to the series Chuck.[15]

EWwy Awards and nominations received by Psych
Year Category Nominee Result Notes
2008 Best Comedy Series Psych Nominated [16]
2009 Best Comedy Series Psych Nominated [17]
Best Lead Actor in a Comedy Series James Roday Nominated [18]

IIG Awards[edit]

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The Independent Investigations Group (founders pictured) honored Psych for promoting science in the episode "Pilot"

The IIG Awards are presented yearly by the Independent Investigations Group and recognize "movies, television shows, and people in the entertainment field for promoting scientific knowledge and values".[19] The awards were first presented in 2007, honoring the best and worst representations of science in the media. The show was honored with an Iggie Award at the inaugural ceremony, which was accepted by staff writer Daniel Hsia.[20]

IIG Awards and nominations received by Psych
Year Category Nominee Result Notes
2007 Iggie Award Daniel Hsia
for "Pilot"
Won [21]

Image Awards[edit]

The Image Awards are presented annually by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and honor "excellence in film, television, music, and literature by outstanding people of color" as well as people who "promote social justice through their creative endeavors".[22] The awards were first established in 1967 by the NAACP's Hollywood branch, and have been aired live on the Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX) since 1996.[23] The show was nominated for a total of eight Image Awards. Dulé Hill received nominations seven straight years, usually for "Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series", and writers Saladin K. Patterson and James Roday received a nomination for their work on the episode "High Top Fade Out". The series never won an Image Award.

NAACP Image Awards and nominations received by Psych
Year Category Nominee Result Notes
2008 Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series Dulé Hill Nominated [24]
2009 Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Dulé Hill Nominated [25]
2010 Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series Dulé Hill Nominated [26]
Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series Saladin K. Patterson
James Roday
for "High Top Fade Out"
Nominated
2011 Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series Dulé Hill Nominated [27]
2012 Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series Dulé Hill Nominated [28]
2013 Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series Dulé Hill Nominated [29]
2014 Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series Dulé Hill Nominated [30]

Imagen Awards[edit]

The Imagen Awards are organized by the Imagen Foundation and have been held annually since 1985. The accolades "recognize and reward positive portrayals of Latinos in all forms of media" and encourage and recognize the achievements of Latinos in the entertainment and communications industries".[31] The show received three Imagen Award nominations, all coming for James Roday's portrayal of Shawn Spencer. Roday won the award for best television actor in 2012.

Imagen Awards and nominations received by Psych
Year Category Nominee Result Notes
2009 Best Actor–Television James Roday Nominated [32]
2011 Best Actor–Television James Roday Nominated [33]
2012 Best Actor–Television James Roday Won [34]

NAMIC Vision Awards[edit]

The NAMIC Vision Awards are organized annually by the National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC) and are given for "outstanding achievements in original, multi-ethnic cable programming". The awards were first presented in 1994.[35] Dulé Hill was nominated twice for the best performance in a comedy series. He lost the first time to Carlos Mencia and the second time to Tracy Morgan.[36][37]

NAMIC Vision Awards and nominations received by Psych
Year Category Nominee Result Notes
2007 Best Actor–Comedy Dulé Hill
for "Spellingg Bee"
Nominated [38]
2010 Best Performance–Comedy Dulé Hill Nominated [39]

People's Choice Awards[edit]

The People's Choice Awards are presented yearly by the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS). The awards were inaugurated in 1975 and recognize the best works of the previous year, as selected by the vote of the public.[40] The series received back-to-back nominations for favorite cable TV series, losing the first time and beating the previous year's winner, Awkward, the second time.[41][42]

People's Choice Awards and nominations received by Psych
Year Category Nominee Result Notes
2013 Favorite Cable TV Comedy Psych Nominated [41]
2014 Favorite Cable TV Comedy Psych Won [42]

Satellite Awards[edit]

Formerly known as the Golden Satellite Awards, the Satellite Awards are annually presented by the International Press Academy. Inaugurated in 1997, the awards are presented for both film and television, honoring works that "are commonly noted in entertainment industry journals and blogs". The awards ceremony is held in Los Angeles, and the nominees are decided by registered members of the Press Academy.[43][44] Psych received one nomination for James Roday's acting. Roday did not win the award.

Satellite Awards and nominations received by Psych
Year Category Nominee Result Notes
2006 Best Actor in a Series, Comedy or Musical James Roday Nominated [45]

Young Artist Awards[edit]

The Young Artist Awards, formerly known as the Youth in Film Awards, are presented annually by the Young Artist Association. The awards honor outstanding performances by young performers in films and television and provide scholarships for other artists. Performers are eligible to receive a nomination if they are under 21. The awards have been presented since 1979 and are held in Studio City, California.[46] The series received two nominations. Calum Worthy was nominated for his guest performances in two episodes, and David Gore received a nomination for is appearance in "Not Even Close... Encounters". Neither received the respective awards.

Young Artist Awards and nominations received by Psych
Year Category Nominee Result Notes
2008 Best Performance in a TV Series - Recurring Young Actor Calum Worthy
for "If You're So Smart, Then Why Are You Dead?" and "Shawn vs. The Red Phantom"
Nominated [47]
2011 Best Performance in a TV Series - Guest Starring Young Actor 11-13 David Gore
for "Not Even Close... Encounters"
Nominated [48]

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