Nothing says a new year like the beginning of a bunch of awards shows!!! Our first one: the People's Choice Awards. Unlike the Golden Globes and the Academy Awards, this awards show is voted on by us, the consumers that enjoy movies, music and television. I bet you are a little curious as to how everybody voted, or glad that I wrote this blog so you didn't have to watch for two hours just to see your favorite celebrity for five seconds, LOL. Well, lets get this show on the road!
-Queen Latifah, the host, opens the show by walking down the aisles toward the stage with a group of dancers. She sings Taio Cruz's "Dynamite" and get the audience pumped up and excited! I don't think I've seen that many people fist pumping at the same time... ever. I need to acknowledge I've never gone to a beach for Spring Break (that may help justify things).
-The first award, presented by Jennifer Aniston, is Favorite Comedic Star.... Adam Sandler. While accepting the award, Sandler is told by Aniston that the movie Grown Ups won for Favorite Comedy Film. Rob Schneider and David Spade join Sandler onstage and leave short, blippy speeches.
-Queen Latifah presents a sneak peek of the movie The Dilemma, starring Vince Vaughn and Kevin James.
-The award for Favorite Talk Show Host goes to Conan O'Brien.
-Sir Elton John presents the award for Favorite Country Artist, won by Taylor Swift. Before thanking her fans, Swift congratulates John for becoming a father :-)
-Selena Gomez performs. I thought it was kind of a sleepy song and I noticed that she was either singing too quietly or the microphone wasn't turned up loud enough. After the performance, she thanks her fans for winning Favorite Breakout Artist.
-Queen Latifah shows some footage of technical difficulties prior to the show. It included her in a hospital with Private Practice doctors, then with Dr. Drew doing an intervention. Latifah wakes up with the cast of Bones examining her body. She finally wakes up for good from the dream sequence to the stage directors requesting the backup host, Kathy Griffith. It was a comical skit indeed.
-Kate Walsh and Taye Diggs present the award for Favorite TV Comedy Actor. Neil Patrick Harris wins for How I Met Your Mother. He mentions that the last time he won this award, it was for the Doogie Howser Comedy Hour. He thought that was pretty cool. :-)
-Walsh and Diggs continue and present for Favorite TV Comedy Actress. As I predicted, Jane Lynch wins for Glee (which the show wins for Favorite TV Comedy). Lynch presented a very heartfelt speech (something Sue Sylvester would NEVER do). She was joined onstage by Chris Colfer and Cory Monteith.
-Latifah (in a gorgeous pink dress that I would wear myself... note to self, research designer) presents the video that won Favorite Viral Video Star. It was for "Single Ladies Devastation." It's a video where three kids are singing Beyonce's song. The little boy is told by his Dad that he's not a single lady, causing him to bawl like crazy. So adorable yet so funny!!!
-Two new actors present the award for Favorite TV Drama Actress. The award went to Lisa Edelstein from House. House also wins the award for Favorite TV Drama.
-Taylor Swift returns to the stage to present the award for Favorite Movie Actor. Dammit... Robert Pattison and Taylor Lauter are nominees! Oh good, they didn't win. :-) Johnny Depp did... and he was actually there to accept his award (he doesn't normally make appearances). He told Swift that he would be in trouble with his daughter if he didn't say hi to her. How cute.
-Queen Latifah gossips with the Kardashian sisters in the audience. It was goofy and lasted about two minutes... just enough Kardashian for me!
-Miranda Cosgrove (ICarly!!!) and Jim Parsons present the award for Favorite Movie Star Under 25 (basically High School Musical, Twilight and Harry Potter people). Zac Efron wins. He was very classy and acknowledged his other nominees. He was very classy in his acceptance speech.
-The audience (and us home viewers) are presented with a sneak peek of the movie Season of the Witch, starring Nicholas Cage.
-The award for Favorite TV Guilty Pleasure goes to Keeping Up with the Kardashians. I guess I can deal with the girls a little longer.
-Kid Rock is given the People's voice award and performs a new song! I missed hearing the name of it, but it was enjoyable!
-Hawaii Five-O wins for Favorite New TV Drama. Kind of ironic for it being a remake of an older TV show. The cast thanks the fans via Satellite.
-$#*t My Dad Says wins Favorite New TV Comedy. William Shatner accepts via Satellite.
-Ahhh!!! True Blood fix. Stephen Moyer and Malin Akerman present the award for Favorite Movie Actress. Kristen Stewart wins. I had a feeling that there would be a win for the Twihards somewhere! She did mention that she was a vampire earlier today, while filming Breaking Dawn.
-Supermodel Nikki Taylor comes onstage and represents Cover Girls national campaign.
-Queen Latifah visits the audience again. She says hi to Katy Perry before going "hysterical" with the Twilight cast. Again, goofy/silly little bit of interaction.
-Time for Favorite Female Artist!!! Mrs. Russell Brand (alright, Katy Perry) wins!!! She actually wins two awards, but since I was distracted momentarily by facebook chat, I can't recall what the other award was for (Best Song of the Year, maybe???).
-Vanessa Williams discusses the Special Olympics and encourages everyone to become a fan and support the United States team for the summer's world games in Greece.
-Ashton Kutcher and Natalie Portman present the last award of the night: Favorite Movie of the Year. I'm excited!!! The nominees are: Toy Story 3, Iron Man 2, Alice in Wonderland, Inception, and Twilight Saga: Eclipse. The only movie I have yet to see of the nominees is Inception (I know, I know... I own it and will get to it soon) And the favorite movie is:
Twilight Saga: Eclipse (also winner of Favorite Drama movie)
Yeah, it's the People's Choice Awards... meaning the Twihards voted, and voted, AND VOTED for it to beat the other films.
Anyways, that's the end of the show! Not too shabby this year but I'm waiting for a few other upcoming award shows in the next several weeks: The Golden Globes, The Grammys, and the Academy Awards. Yes, I will probably blog about those too!