People’s Choice Awards focus on young stars

The 38th annual People’s Choice Awards were given out last night and not long into the show, it became clear that the awards have become similar to the Teen Choice Awards, with kids able to vote multiple times online. For instance, in the Favorite Ensemble Movie Cast category, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 won against four movies aimed at a somewhat older crowd (such as The Help and Bridesmaids). Favorite Drama Movie went to Water for Elephants, against critically-acclaimed movies that will undoubtedly be up for Oscars, such as Moneyball and The Help. The win, however, served to get Twilight star Robert Pattinson (with a shaved head) on to the podium to accept the award, while young girls screamed throughout his entire acceptance speech. Not to say that this (focusing on younger audiences and/or actors) is a drawback — it was refreshing to see young actors winning over more established stars — for instance, Emma Stone getting not only Favorite Movie Actress but Favorite Comedic Movie Actress against Julia Roberts and Jennifer Aniston. In the TV Comedy Actress category, Glee‘s Lea Michele won against longtime TV stars Courteney Cox and Tina Fey. It was also a surprise when Chloë Moretz, at 14 the youngest in the Favorite Movie Star Under 25 category, took home the prize, having been nominated against the four main Harry Potter young stars — Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint and Tom Felton. With Kaley Cuoco from the sitcom The Big Bang Theory on board as the ditzy blonde host (at one point she said a line referring to a comedy sketch before the sketch had taken place), the show maintained its youthful presence. Here is a full list of winners from last night’s awards ceremony:

Favorite Movie
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

Favorite Movie Actor
Johnny Depp

Favorite Movie Actress
Emma Stone

Favorite Movie Icon
Morgan Freeman

Favorite Action Movie
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

Favorite Action Movie Star
Hugh Jackman

Favorite Drama Movie
Water for Elephants

Favorite Comedy Movie

Favorite Comedic Movie Actor
Adam Sandler

Favorite Comedic Movie Actress
Emma Stone

Favorite Movie Star Under 25
Chloë Moretz

Favorite Ensemble Movie Cast
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

Favorite Animated Movie Voice
Johnny Depp in Rango

Favorite Movie Superhero
Ryan Reynolds as Green Lantern

Favorite Book Adaptation
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

Favorite Network TV Drama

Favorite TV Drama Actor
Nathan Fillion

Favorite TV Drama Actress
Nina Dobrev

Favorite Cable TV Drama
“Pretty Little Liars”

Favorite Network TV Comedy
“How I Met Your Mother”

Favorite TV Comedy Actor
Neil Patrick Harris

Favorite TV Comedy Actress
Lea Michele

Favorite Cable TV Comedy
“Hot in Cleveland”

Favorite TV Competition Show
“American Idol”

Favorite TV Crime Drama

Favorite Sci/Fi/Fantasy Show

Favorite Daytime TV Host
Ellen DeGeneres, “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”

Favorite Late Night TV Host
Jimmy Fallon, “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”

Favorite TV Guest Star
Katy Perry, “How I Met Your Mother”

Favorite Celebreality Star
Kim Kardashian

Favorite New TV Drama
“Person of Interest”

Favorite New TV Comedy
“2 Broke Girls”

Favorite Male Artist
Bruno Mars

Favorite Female Artist
Katy Perry

Favorite Song of the Year
“E.T,” Katy Perry featuring Kanye West

Favorite Album of the Year
Born This Way, Lady Gaga

Favorite Pop Artist
Demi Lovato

Favorite Hip-Hop Artist

Favorite R&B Artist

Favorite Band
Maroon 5

Favorite Country Artist
Taylor Swift

Favorite Music Video
“Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.),” Katy Perry

Favorite Tour Headliner
Katy Perry

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  1. Carlie • January 12, 2012 @ 2:47 PM

    What got me is they know they’ve won before they get there. As they read off the list of nominees, you can tell who the winner is because you’ve already seen them in the audience. And I know Chloe is young, but she knew she was getting an award, she could have written a coherent speech. I like her as an actress but that was embarrassing to watch.

  2. Sylvia Prevost • January 12, 2012 @ 3:06 PM

    The girl who was up against the cast of Harry Potter movie and won, I taped this show and she was up out of her seat before they even finished saying her name? Water For Elephants a winner, give me a break! Absolute bullcrap!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. C-Dub • January 12, 2012 @ 3:59 PM

    What bothered me was the product placement. The constant talk about Twitter and FB and make up products. I did NOT enjoy the stupid sketch they did with the co-host who needed to get her make up and hair styled and the horrible product plugs. This was a bad attempt at a live commercial, horribly acted and just plain seemed in bad taste. Clearly they found a way to target the coveted young kids (especially females) and get them interested in the make up and crap not only during actual commercail time but thruought the whole show. It was one long stupid commercial.

  4. TheTruth • January 14, 2012 @ 11:45 AM

    I regret opening up this article, and I’m glad I didn’t bother to watch this.

  5. Jo-Anne • January 15, 2012 @ 3:01 PM

    I’m sorry I did tune in….boring

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