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by Cherszy (@cherszy)

Your Voice, Your Choice: This Is People’s Choice Awards 2011

Forget about the movie critics and the TV show experts because the first big awards show of the year is all about you (us) fans! Now on its 37th year, People’s Choice Awards once again recognizes the effort of the entertainment industry through the votes of the general public. The decision to whom the trophies will be handed to lies in your hands, so it’s really about fan effort in giving their favorite stars all the support that they need to get hold of that prized award.

People’s Choice Awards is all about the battles of fandom. Whose group of aficionados show more love for their idol? Who will reign supreme after all the votes are cast? Whose name and which shows do the crowd screams to win? Who is really the fan favorite?

Last night, the show got all fired up as it celebrates its 37th season in the business at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles where it welcomed all nominated celebrities to a night of style and glamor and kept all voters and viewers at an excitement cliff. Who is going to join fifth-time host Queen Latifah up on that beautiful stage and receive an award with a thankful heart?

Katy Perry with her prized trophies

Twilight probably sent all its supportive fans into a frenzy as it bagged a total of 4 trophies, making it the biggest winner of the season, while Katy Perry has proven herself to be everyone’s favorite California girl as she brought home 2 wins. Fireworks, anyone? Glee also proves how much of a crowd-pleaser it is with 2 wins as well.

Well, looks like the fans have spoken. And here are what they’ve got to say.

Movies

Johnny Depp winning a PCA trophy twice in a row

Favorite movie: The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

Favorite movie actor: Johnny Depp

Favorite movie actress: Kristen Stewart

Favorite Action Movie: Iron Man 2

Favorite Action Star: Jackie Chan

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Zac Efron posing for the red carpet cameras

Favorite Drama MovieThe Twilight Saga: Eclipse

Favorite Family MovieToy Story 3

Favorite Comedy Movie: Grown-Ups

Favorite Comedic Star: Adam Sandler

Favorite On-Screen Team: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner (The Twilight Saga: Eclipse)

Favorite Movie Star under 25: Zac Efron

Favorite Horror Movie: A Nightmare on Elm Street

TV

Favorite TV Drama: House

Favorite TV Drama Actor: Hugh Laurie

Favorite TV Drama Actress: Lisa Edelstein

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Jane Lynch, Cory Monteith, and Chris Colfer receive an award for the Fox hit 'Glee'

Favorite TV Comedy: Glee

Favorite TV Comedy Actor: Neil Patrick Harris

Favorite TV Comedy Actress: Jane Lynch

Favorite Competition Show: American Idol

Favorite  TV Crime Drama: Lie To Me

Favorite TV Crime Fighter: Tim Roth (Lie To Me)

Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy Show: Fringe

Favorite Talk Show Host: Conan O’Brien

Favorite TV Obsession: Dexter

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Kardashian sisters posing for their red carpet look

Favorite TV Guilty Pleasure: Keeping Up with the Kardashians

Favorite TV Guest Star: Demi Lovato (Grey’s Anatomy)

Favorite TV Doctor: Gregory House (played by Hugh Laurie)

Favorite TV Family: The Simpsons

Favorite Family TV Movie: Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam

Favorite TV Chef: Rachael Ray

Favorite New TV Drama: Hawaii Five-O

Favorite New TV Comedy: $#*! My Dad Says

Music

Favorite Male Artist: Eminem

Favorite Female Artist: Katy Perry

Favorite Song: “Love the Way You Lie” (by Eminem ft. Rihanna)

Favorite Rock Band: Paramore

Selena Gomez at the 2011 People's Choice Awards.

Selena Gomez smiling sweetly in her chic pink dress

Favorite Breakout Artist: Selena Gomez & The Scene

Favorite Pop Artist: Rihanna

Favorite Country Artist: Taylor Swift

Favorite R&B Artist: Usher

Favorite Hip-Hop Artist: Eminem

Favorite Music Video: “Love the Way You Lie” (by Eminem ft. Rihanna)

Online

Favorite Online Sensation: Katy Perry

Favorite Viral Video Star: “Single Ladies” Devastation

Congratulations to all the winners of 2011 People’s Choice Awards! Keep up the good work and you’re sure to get another round of nominations (and even victories) next year! And don’t forget to thank all your fans who probably abused their mouses just to click on your name on the polls a gazillion times! A note or a video of your gratitude is enough to make them smile and make them feel that their votes were truly worth it! Remember, without them, you are not a star. Without them, you’re not celebrated. So, say “thanks” and acknowledge their efforts.

And for all of you fans out there, how did your voting skills fare? Did you get your favorite stars their trophies or do you still need to work on your fan support for next year’s People’s Choice Awards? Whether your idol won or not, I know you had fun being excited for them and being part of the jury for an awards show.

So, how many of your bets won? Who did you support? Share them in the comments section below.

*As for me, 17 of my bets won out of the 44 categories. Pretty much glad about that result.

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