The show itself was actually painful to watch. Whoever was hired to write the jokes missed the mark entirely. Hosted by Anna Faris and Allison Janney, the two women tried, but had nothing to work with. The presenters ranged from bad to very bad. Even worse, as the evening wore on, everyone realized how bad it was and began trying too hard. I was glad to see the end of it.
Several of "our" shows won, but very few made it on the air. As you can imagine from the sheer number of categories below, the broadcast had to choose which awards to air. These were the lucky few, or at least the ones where the winner was there to receive the award:
FAVORITE MOVIE ACTOR: Robert Downey Jr.
I love this man, but his acceptance speech was very odd. I hope he's still on the wagon...
FAVORITE ACTION MOVIE ACTOR: Chris Evans
FAVORITE COMEDIC MOVIE ACTOR: Adam Sandler
There is only one response to this win -- WTF? He stopped being funny about two decades ago.
FAVORITE COMEDIC MOVIE ACTRESS: Melissa McCarthy
I love her (even more now that I'm a Gilmore Girls fan). Her acceptance speech was very sweet.
FAVORITE DRAMATIC MOVIE ACTOR: Robert Downey Jr.
FAVORITE DRAMATIC MOVIE ACTRESS: Chloë Grace Moretz
Wonderfully articulate. It must be said, however, that she needs a new stylist.
FAVORITE THRILLER MOVIE: Gone Girl
Not my choice, but all right.
FAVORITE TV SHOW: The Big Bang Theory
FAVORITE COMEDIC TV ACTRESS: Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting
What a shock. That's my sarcastic voice.
FAVORITE NETWORK TV DRAMA: Grey's Anatomy
That win, I did not expect.
FAVORITE DRAMATIC TV ACTRESS: Ellen Pompeo
Not a complete surprise after the win above.
FAVORITE CABLE TV ACTOR: Matt Bomer
A tad ironic as his show was recently cancelled.
FAVORITE CABLE SCI-FI/FANTASY TV SHOW: Outlander
As my favorite show of the year was not nominated, I will be happy (very happy) with this one.
FAVORITE COMPETITION TV SHOW: The Voice
FAVORITE DAYTIME TV HOST: Ellen DeGeneres
Fifteen (15!) times this woman has won.
FAVORITE TV ICON: Betty White
Is there any other choice? 93 years old and still among the funniest women ever. She got an enormous reception; the applause literally stopped the show.
FAVORITE ACTRESS IN A NEW TV SERIES: Viola Davis
I don't watch her show, but she is fabulous.
FAVORITE MALE COUNTRY ARTIST: Hunter Hayes
I love his songs, so I was all right with this one.
FAVORITE COUNTRY GROUP: Lady Antebellum
What I'm really needing now
Is a double shot of Crown
Chase that disco ball around
'Til I don't remember
Go until they cut me off
Wanna get a little lost
In the noise, in the lights
As a sometimes bartender, these lyrics resonate a great deal with me.
FAVORITE HIP-HOP ARTIST: Iggy Azalea
Obviously, this poor girl had no idea she would win. She was very gracious, but flustered. She got to perform as well.
Favorite Humanitarian: Ben Affleck
Then there were the awards that didn't air:
FAVORITE MOVIE: Maleficent
FAVORITE MOVIE ACTRESS: Jennifer Lawrence
FAVORITE MOVIE DUO: Shailene Woodley & Theo James
FAVORITE ACTION MOVIE: Divergent
FAVORITE ACTION MOVIE ACTRESS: Jennifer Lawrence
FAVORITE COMEDIC MOVIE: 22 Jump Street
FAVORITE DRAMATIC MOVIE: The Fault in Our Stars
FAVORITE FAMILY MOVIE: Maleficent
FAVORITE NETWORK TV COMEDY: The Big Bang Theory
FAVORITE COMEDIC TV ACTOR: Chris Colfer
FAVORITE DRAMATIC TV ACTOR: Patrick Dempsey
FAVORITE CABLE TV COMEDY: Melissa & Joey
FAVORITE CABLE TV DRAMA: Pretty Little Liars
FAVORITE CABLE TV ACTRESS: Angie Harmon
FAVORITE TV CRIME DRAMA: Castle
FAVORITE CRIME DRAMA TV ACTOR: Nathan Fillion
FAVORITE CRIME DRAMA TV ACTRESS: Stana Katic
FAVORITE NETWORK SCI-FI/FANTASY TV SHOW: Beauty and the Beast
FAVORITE SCI-FI/FANTASY TV ACTOR: Misha Collins
Seriously. Look at the category. How to choose?
FAVORITE SCI-FI/FANTASY TV ACTRESS: Kristin Kreuk
FAVORITE LATE NIGHT TALK SHOW HOST: Jimmy Fallon
FAVORITE DRAMEDY: Orange Is the New Black
FAVORITE TV DUO: Nina Dobrev & Ian Somerhalder
FAVORITE TV CHARACTER WE MISS MOST: Dr. Cristina Yang played by Sandra Oh
FAVORITE ACTOR IN A NEW TV SERIES: David Tennant
FAVORITE SKETCH COMEDY TV SHOW: Saturday Night Live
FAVORITE ANIMATED TV SHOW: The Simpsons
FAVORITE NEW TV COMEDY: Jane the Virgin
FAVORITE NEW TV DRAMA: The Flash
FAVORITE MALE ARTIST: Ed Sheeran
FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST: Taylor Swift
FAVORITE GROUP: Maroon 5
FAVORITE BREAKOUT ARTIST: 5 Seconds of Summer
FAVORITE FEMALE COUNTRY ARTIST: Carrie Underwood
FAVORITE POP ARTIST: Taylor Swift
FAVORITE R&B ARTIST: Pharrell Williams
FAVORITE ALBUM: X by Ed Sheeran
FAVORITE SONG: "Shake It Off" by Taylor Swift
So, there it is. The first of the season. What do you think of the winners? Happy or not? Let us know in the comments.
ChrisB is a freelance writer who never ceases to be amazed about what the people will vote for.