by Cherszy (@cherszy)
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?
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.
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
Favorite Drama Movie: The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Favorite Family Movie: Toy 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
Favorite TV Drama: House
Favorite TV Drama Actor: Hugh Laurie
Favorite TV Drama Actress: Lisa Edelstein
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
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
Favorite Male Artist: Eminem
Favorite Female Artist: Katy Perry
Favorite Song: “Love the Way You Lie” (by Eminem ft. Rihanna)
Favorite Rock Band: Paramore
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)
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.