The 2011 People’s Choice Awards ceremony, hosted by Queen Latifah, will be held at 9 p.m. this evening at the Nokia Theater in downtown Los Angeles. Nominees include, inevitably, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, actors Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, and Taylor Lautner, in addition to Johnny Depp, Angelina Jolie, Julia Roberts and other box office favorites.
In addition to Eclipse, in the running for Favorite Movie are the following blockbusters: Lee Unkrich’s Toy Story 3, Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, Jon Favreau’s Iron Man 2, and Christopher Nolan’s Inception.
Presenters at the People’s Choice Awards 2011 ceremony include Pattinson, Stewart, Lautner, Zac Efron, Elton John, Neil Patrick Harris, Natalie Portman, Ashton Kutcher, Taylor Swift, Mila Kunis, and Conan O’Brien.
You can watch the People’s Choice Awards Red Carpet arrivals online via USTREAM (see above). The Red Carpet streaming should begin at 7:30 p.m. ET / 4:30 p.m. PT. The show will be broadcast live on the East Coast at 9 p.m. on CBS.
“This is the first and biggest party of the year” celebrating the fans’ choices, 2011 People’s Choice Awards host Queen Latifah told the crowd, among them Zac Efron, Taylor Swift, and Adam Sandler, gathered at the Nokia Theater in downtown Los Angeles.
The Queen added that “a record-shattering” 170 million votes were cast this year, “the biggest People’s Choice Awards’ voting of all time.” Of those, 168 million were for The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, and Taylor Lautner. (Actually, this last part about Eclipse and its stars didn’t come from Latifah. I am saying it.)
Queen Latifah later did a bit of self-promotion by presenting a clip from Ron Howard’s upcoming comedy The Dilemma, which caused a stir a while back because of a gay joke that some perceived as insensitive. Needless to say, the gay joke was not part of the clip. Vince Vaughn, Kevin James, Jennifer Connelly, Channing Tatum, Winona Ryder and Latifah herself star in The Dilemma.
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