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People’s Choice Awards: Twilight + Robert Pattinson & Kristen Stewart Among Winners

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If the Academy decides to listen to The People, they might want to find ways to nominate instead Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Taylor Swift, Mariah Carey, Taylor Lautner, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Ashton Kutcher, Daniel Radcliffe, Miley Cyrus,and Ellen DeGeneres. And make sure to bring Bela Lugosi back from the dead. Or at least have a blood-sucking musical number or two on the 2010 Oscar show. (As opposed to the usual musical numbers that merely suck.)

Vampires ruled at the People’s Choice Awards, held earlier this evening at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles. The Twilight Saga was the big winner among motion pictures, while HBO’s True Blood and CW’s The Vampire Diaries came out victorious in a couple of television categories. Mariah Carey herself looked like she’d been bitten right before accepting her best R&B singer trophy, whereas hostess Queen Latifah looked about ready to bite someone.

Twilight won four awards: favorite movie, favorite franchise, favorite on-screen team for vampire Robert Pattinson, human Kristen Stewart, and werewolf Taylor Lautner, the very dapper winner of the breakout male actor award.

Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds was The People’s favorite independent movie – Academy, pay heed! – while Lady Gaga was the favorite pop and breakout music artist. Academy, have La Gaga sing one or all of the nominated Disney songs (if any). Sandra Bullock (not Kristen Stewart?) was voted favorite movie actress – remember, Academy voters, the box office hit The Blind Side. Let those Oscar ratings go up once and for all!

“Thank you to everyone who voted,” Bullock told her fans, “because you’re voting for all the people who make me look good – and you’re making me look very good.”

The biggest surprise of the evening was that Johnny Depp, not Robert Pattinson, was the year’s favorite movie actor. Depp received his award from Sacha Baron Cohen, who named him the favorite movie actor of the decade after thanking the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory star for making it okay for “creepy middle-aged men to approach children and offer them candy.”

“The only reason that any of us are up here is because of you,” Depp told the crowd as the evening was about the come to a close. Not the most profound of statements, perhaps, but true nevertheless. Just as true is the fact that Cloris Leachman looked so totally cool as a leather-clad dominatrix in a Paranormal Activity spoof featuring Latifah.

Mary J. Blige, Cobra Starship and Nicole Scherzinger were some of the performers on the show, which also presented debut footage from Louis Leterrier’s Clash of the Titans, starring Sam Worthington and Liam Neeson, and Ridley Scott’s Robin Hood, starring Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett.

According to reports, a record 60 million votes (how many were repeats?) were cast in deciding the People’s Choice Award winners. I’ll be voting for Cloris Leachman a million times next year.

OMFG! Mariah Carey (above in Precious) is now being interviewed backstage at the People’s Choice Awards, holding her trophy for best R&B singer as if it were her baby. Some have predicted that she would get a best supporting actress Academy Award nomination for Lee DanielsPrecious, in which she plays a no-nonsense, mustached social worker. Gabourey Sidibe, Paula Patton, and Mo’Nique are her co-stars in that drama based on the novel Push by Sapphire.

“I’m really nice. People think I’m a diva because I walk around with 300 people,” Carey has just told journalists. OMFG!

Nice Mariah Carey may be, but her chances at the Oscars seem to be pretty nil at this point. The Academy, after all, is full of divas, and critics’ groups have mostly ignored her. The one running away with every best supporting actress award out there is Mo’Nique, who also seems to be very nice even though she plays a diva from hell in Precious.

Addendum: Some have said that Carey’s speech at the People’s Choice Awards was weird and incoherent. She sounded perfectly coherent while talking to reporters backstage.

Photo: Precious (Anne Marie Fox / Lionsgate)

Jan. 6 a.m.

This year’s 2010 People’s Choice Award winners will likely not get Academy Award nominations next February, but their public probably doesn’t care. Nominees include a whole array of teen and young-adult deities, among them Robert Pattinson, Brad Pitt, Drew Barrymore, Sandra Bullock, Kristen Stewart, and Vin Diesel.

Queen Latifah will be hosting the show later this evening, while scheduled presenters include Taylor Lautner, Kellan Lutz, Ryan Reynolds, Carrie Underwood and Mary J. Blige.

All five best picture nominees are box office blockbusters: Twilight, Star Trek, The Hangover, The Proposal, and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Avatar wasn’t included because it was a late 2009 release.

The best independent films are: (500) Days of Summer, District 9, Inglourious Basterds, Paranormal Activity, and (I hope you’re sitting) Tyler Perry’s Madea Goes to Jail. But most important of all are the best franchises: Harry Potter, Star Trek, The Twilight Saga, Transformers, X-Men.

The People’s Choice Awards will be telecast on CBS at 9 p.m. (ET/PT).

2010 People’s Choice Awards

2010 People’s Choice Award Winners: Jan. 6, 2010


Favorite Movie
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Star Trek
The Hangover
The Proposal
* Twilight

Best Movie Actor
Brad Pitt
Hugh Jackman
* Johnny Depp
Robert Pattinson
Ryan Reynolds

Best Movie Actress
Anna Hathaway
Drew Barrymore
Jennifer Aniston
Kristen Stewart
* Sandra Bullock

Best Action Star
Christian Bale
Gerard Butler
* Hugh Jackman
Shia LaBeouf
Vin Diesel

Best Comedic Star
Adam Sandler
Ben Stiller
* Jim Carrey
Ryan Reynolds
Vince Vaughn

Best Breakout Movie Actress
Anna Kendrick
Emily Osment
Ginnifer Goodwin
* Miley Cyrus
Zoe Saldana

Best Breakout Movie Actor
Chris Pine
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Sam Worthington
* Taylor Lautner
Zachary Quinto

Best On-Screen Team
Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds, The Proposal
* Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner, The Twilight Saga
Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
Hugh Jackman, Liev Schreiber, Ryan Reynolds,, Dominic Monaghan and Daniel Henney, X-Men Origins: Wolverine

Best Family Movie
Hannah Montana
The Movie

Ice Age
Dawn of the Dinosaurs

Night at the Museum
Battle of the Smithsonian

* Up
Where the Wild Things Are

Best Independent Movie
(500) Days of Summer
District 9
* Inglourious Basterds
Paranormal Activity
Tyler Perry’s Madea Goes to Jail

Best Franchise
Harry Potter
Star Trek
* The Twilight Saga

Best Comedy Movie
17 Again
Bride Wars
He’s Just Not That Into You
The Hangover
* The Proposal


Best TV Drama
Crime Scene Investigation

Grey’s Anatomy
* House

Best TV Comedy
Desperate Housewives
How I Met Your Mother
* The Big Bang Theory
The Office
Two and a Half Men

Best TV Drama Actor
* Hugh Laurie
Kiefer Sutherland
Mark Harmon
Matthew Fox
Patrick Dempsey

Best TV Drama Actress
Anna Paquin
Blake Lively
Jennifer Love Hewitt
* Katherine Heigl
Mariska Hargitay

Best TV Comedy Actor
Alex Baldwin
Charlie Sheen
Jim Parsons
Neil Patrick Harris
* Steve Carell

Best TV Comedy Actress
* Alyson Hannigan
America Ferrera
Amy Poehler
Eva Longoria Parker
Tina Fey

Best TV Obsession
Gossip Girl
The Hills
The Secret Life of the American Teenager
* True Blood

Best TV Talk Show
Chelsea Lately
Live with Regis & Kelly
* The Ellen DeGeneres Show
The Oprah Winfrey Show
The Tyra Banks Show

Best TV Sci-fi/Fantasy
* Supernatural
The Vampire Diaries
True Blood

Best TV Competition Show
* American Idol
Dancing With the Stars
Project Runway
So You Think You Can Dance

Best Animal Show
Animal Cops
* Dog Whisperer
It’s Me or the Dog
Rescue Ink

Best New TV Drama
Melrose Place
The Forgotten
The Good Wife
* The Vampire Diaries
Three Rivers
Los Angeles


Best New TV Comedy
Accidentally on Purpose
Cougar Town
* Glee
The Cleveland Show
The Middle
Modern Family


Best Male Artist (tie)
* Eminem
Jason Mraz
John Mayer
* Keith Urban
Tim McGraw

Best Female Artist
Britney Spears
Carrie Underwood
* Taylor Swift

Best Country Artist
Brad Paisley
* Carrie Underwood
Keith Urban
Rascal Flatts
Taylor Swift

Best Breakout Music Artist
Adam Lambert
Demi Lovato
Kris Allen
* Lady Gaga
Susan Boyle

Best Hip-Hop Artist
* Eminem
Flo Rida
Lil’ Wayne

Best Rock band
Green Day
Kings of Leon
* Paramore

Best Music Collaboration
Cobra Starship & Leighton Meester, “Good Girls Go Bad”
Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat, “Lucky”
* Jay-Z, Rihanna & Kanye West, “Run This Town”
T.I. & Rihanna, “Live Your Life”
The Lonely Island & T-Pain, “I’m on a Boat”

Best R&B Artist
Alicia Keys
Jennifer Hudson
* Mariah Carey

Best Pop Artist
Britney Spears
Katy Perry
* Lady Gaga
Taylor Swift
the Black Eyed Peas

Best Web Celeb
Andy Samberg
* Ashton Kutcher
Miley Cyrus
P. Diddy
Will Ferrell

People’s Choice Awards Site

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Eric -

She gave a gracioud acceptance speech at the Peoples Choice Awards. I guess when you’re that big of a star, people will always find something to make a big deal out of nothing. I doubt seriously she was the only one drinking at that awards dinner.

Jay -

I love this movie I think Inglorious bastard is probably in my top 3 movies for 2009 hope Tarantino makes another one this year,but Knowing him it should take 2-3 years before we see more of his work

Yvonne -

Congrats on the win!…I heard she won a breakthrough award too recently…Mariah has matured much from “Glitter” after all…Btw im loving “Angels Cry” with Ne-Yo *****

Adrian -

I saw the video in which she gave her speech nearly drunk. That was one of the funniest videos I have ever seen.

millie -

whats the peoples choice award? I can’t wait for deathly hallows. hello danrad

Cynthia Masen -

Yeah I can’t wait till the People’s Choice Award! Im totally watching it. Can’t wait to see Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart ,and Taylor Lautner. Well inother words, I can’t wait to see the Twilight Saga cast.


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