People's Choice Awards 2014

The 2014 awards season kicked off last night with the People’s Choice Awards. These awards differ slightly from the ones that follow in that they are voted upon by the public, not by the winner’s peers.

Hosted by Beth Behrs and Kat Dennings, the opening montage was rather fun as nominees from the various categories showed up on the restaurant set of their show, 2 Broke Girls. The producers quickly went downhill from here. The jokes written for the presenters were, almost without exception, painfully bad. So bad, in fact, that several of them were visibly uncomfortable saying the words.

My other issue with this show is that the awards are all over the place. We didn’t get to see some of the important winners and, in fact, many (Favorite Movie, for example) were just announced as throw-aways. Most winners who were shown were gracious and lovely. Best of all, some of our favorites won:

FAVORITE NETWORK TV COMEDY: The Big Bang Theory
-- to which I say, absolutely. My favorite comedy right now thanks in no small part to
FAVORITE COMEDIC TV ACTRESS: Kaley Cuoco

FAVORITE DRAMATIC TV ACTRESS: Stana Katic
-- although some recognition that she is one half of the team is overdue, I am still bitter that Nathan Fillion wasn’t even nominated this year. But, I was a bit mollified by
FAVORITE TV CRIME DRAMA: Castle

FAVORITE ACTRESS IN A NEW TV SERIES: Sarah Michelle Geller
Because it will mean so much to so many of us, I reproduce the end of her acceptance speech: “But, also, for seven years, I had the privilege to be a part of one of the most amazing television shows and I’ve never gotten the chance to publicly thank them. The cast, the crew, and all the fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. So, thank you.”

FAVORITE CABLE TV DRAMA: The Walking Dead
-- although I don’t watch this, I was amused by
FAVORITE TV ANTI-HERO: Rick Grimes, The Walking Dead
-- guess the anti-heroes are what we root for these days.

FAVORITE TV BROMANCE: Sam, Dean & Castiel, Supernatural
-- I wholeheartedly agree.

FAVORITE ON-SCREEN CHEMISTRY: Damon & Elena, The Vampire Diaries
-- they came up to accept the award together, acknowledging that they are no longer together. Gutsy.
FAVORITE SCI-FI/FANTASY TV ACTOR: Ian Somerhalder
-- although I have stopped watching this show, Somerhalder is still one of my crushes.

And, just because it is Sci-Fi/Fantasy, doesn’t mean many of us watch it...
FAVORITE SCI-FI/FANTASY TV SHOW: Beauty and the Beast
FAVORITE SCI-FI/FANTASY TV ACTRESS: Kristin Kruek

The other winners were:

FAVORITE MOVIE: Iron Man 3
FAVORITE MOVIE ACTOR: Johnny Depp
FAVORITE MOVIE ACTRESS: Sandra Bullock
FAVORITE MOVIE DUO: Sandra Bullock & George Clooney, Gravity

FAVORITE ACTION MOVIE: Iron Man 3
FAVORITE ACTION MOVIE STAR: Robert Downey Jr.

FAVORITE COMEDIC MOVIE: The Heat
FAVORITE COMEDIC MOVIE ACTOR: Adam Sandler
FAVORITE COMEDIC MOVIE ACTRESS: Sandra Bullock

FAVORITE DRAMATIC MOVIE: Gravity
FAVORITE DRAMATIC MOVIE ACTOR: Leonardo DiCaprio
FAVORITE DRAMATIC MOVIE ACTRESS: Sandra Bullock

FAVORITE FAMILY MOVIE: Despicable Me 2
FAVORITE HORROR MOVIE: Carrie
FAVORITE THRILLER MOVIE: Now You See Me
FAVORITE YEAR END MOVIE: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

FAVORITE COMEDIC TV ACTOR: Chris Colfer

FAVORITE NETWORK TV DRAMA: The Good Wife
FAVORITE DRAMATIC TV ACTOR: Josh Charles
FAVORITE ACTOR IN A NEW TV SERIES: Joseph Morgan

FAVORITE COMPETITION TV SHOW: The Voice
FAVORITE CABLE TV COMEDY: Psych
FAVORITE PREMIUM CABLE TV SHOW: Homeland

FAVORITE CABLE TV ACTRESS: Lucy Hale
FAVORITE TV GAL PALS: Rachel & Santana, Glee

FAVORITE TV MOVIE/MINISERIES: American Horror Story
FAVORITE STREAMING SERIES: Orange Is the New Black
FAVORITE SERIES WE MISS MOST: Breaking Bad

FAVORITE DAYTIME TV HOST(S): Ellen DeGeneres
FAVORITE NEW TALK SHOW HOST: Queen Latifah
FAVORITE LATE NIGHT TALK SHOW HOST: Stephen Colbert

FAVORITE NEW TV COMEDY: Super Fun Night
FAVORITE NEW TV DRAMA: Reign

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST: Justin Timberlake
FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST: Demi Lovato

FAVORITE BREAKOUT ARTIST: Ariana Grande
FAVORITE POP ARTIST: Britney Spears

FAVORITE COUNTRY ARTIST: Taylor Swift
FAVORITE COUNTRY MUSIC ICON: Tim McGraw

FAVORITE HIP-HOP ARTIST: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
FAVORITE R&B ARTIST: Justin Timberlake

FAVORITE BAND: One Direction
FAVORITE ALTERNATIVE BAND: Fall Out Boy

FAVORITE SONG: Roar, Katy Perry
FAVORITE ALBUM: The 20/20 Experience, Justin Timberlake
FAVORITE MUSIC VIDEO: Roar, Katy Perry
FAVORITE MUSIC FAN FOLLOWING: Lovatics, Demi Lovato

2 comments:

Jess Lynde said...

This is definitely an eclectic collection of winners. Some make you go, "Sure, that makes sense," while others make you go "Huh. Really?" The voting "people" apparently watch a lot more of the CW than the people at large (based on ratings). I wonder if the demographic that the CW generally targets is just more likely to be really passionate about their shows, or more likely to vote in these kinds of things, or both. It's interesting.

I must reiterate my complaint from the nomination phase: Rick Grimes is not an "anti-hero." "Flawed hero"/"reluctant hero" are totally different than "anti-hero." And I can't believe that in this, the year of Breaking Bad --- the show the people miss the most, apparently --- that Walter White did not win this award. Perhaps because he's a villain and not an anti-hero? :)

Billie, I chuckled when I saw the winner for Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actress. I could just imagine you shouting, "Are you kidding me?!" This show's miniscule audience must be incredibly passionate about it. How does Kristin Kruek beat Tatiana Maslany?

Billie Doux said...

Jess, :) Kristin Kreuk? Really? I know there must be a demographic that loves her, though.

I'm glad Sarah Michelle Gellar isn't running away from Buffy any more. Maybe she feels better about it now that there's some distance.