The People’s Choice Awards winners 2011 hold a special distinction. Last night, the People’s Choice Awards winners 2011 triumphed in the first award show of the new year. While many shows now let viewers choose who wins, this one got that idea over 30 years ago. Yet, like those other shows, they are vulnerable to a massive fanbase taking over the votes. Therefore, the People’s Choice Awards winners were filled with the usual fan favorites like Twilight, Glee, Katy Perry, Eminem, Johnny Depp and Adam Sandler.
Last night was the 37th straight year when the people got to decide who won. Some of those who showed up are used to winning trophies from fans, however. As such, they got to add just a few more to their growing collection.
As expected, the People’s Choice Awards winners 2011 included the Twilight gang. Eclipse was the Favorite Movie and Drama of the year, while Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner were the Favorite On Screen Team. Stewart was also the Favorite Movie Actress, although Johnny Depp somehow defeated Pattinson in the Actor category.
Along with the Twilight tweens, Adam Sandler also maintained his power as the Favorite Comedic Star. His box office hit Grown Ups was also the Favorite Comedy Movie as well. But for those under 25, the fans selected Zac Efron to lead them.
On the TV side of the People’s Choice Awards winners 2011, Glee and Jane Lynch prevailed as the Favorite Comedy and Comedy Actress. Yet another FOX show, House,cleaned up with wins for the show, Hugh Laurie and Lisa Edelstein. Host network CBS did well, as Neil Patrick Harris won for TV Comedy Actor, while Hawaii Five-O and S** My Dad Says were the top new shows.
For the music categories, Katy Perry was both the favorite Female Artist and Online Sensation. Selena Gomez was honored for being a Breakout Star, while Taylor Swift triumphed for Country Artist. In the untelevised portion of the show, Eminem won four times, twice for “Love The Way You Lie.”
The other untelevised winners 2011 included Demi Lovato – despite her still being in rehab – for her guest turn on Grey’s Anatomy. Movies such as Iron Man 2, Toy Story 3 and A Nightmare on Elm Street also won, as did TV shows like Dexter, Fringe, House and Lie to Me, and individuals ranging from Jackie Chan, Rihanna, Rachael Ray and Usher.
For those who don’t like these shows, and who usually win them, the People’s Choice Awards winners were probably bizarre. But as long as Twilight, Glee,Sandler and Disney singers remain popular, the fans will keep giving them the awards the elite shows won’t.
After this first award show of 2011, the next big event on the calendar is the Golden Globes next week.
Entertainment Weekly- “People’s Choice Awards: The most awkward moments (and the winners)”
MTV.com- “People’s Choice Awards Winners List: Eclipse, Katy Perry, More”