The People’s Choice? Vampires

peoples-choice-posterThe People’s Choice Awards, which were broadcast last night from Los Angeles’s Nokia Theater, are an awards show where, you guessed it the people pick the winners. This year, which was no real surprise, the people picked vampires.

The Twilight Saga, True Blood and The Vampire Diaries all got trophies Wednesday at the 36th annual event. Twilight won four trophies, including favorite movie, franchise and onscreen team for the trio of Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner, who also picked up the breakout male actor award.

Winners in the movie categories included Sandra Bullock as favorite movie actress, Hugh Jackman as favorite action star, The Proposal as favorite comedy movie and Up for favorite family movie. Sacha Baron Cohen, appearing as himself and not as his alter egos Borat or Bruno, presented Johnny Depp with a special award as favorite movie actor of the decade.

HBO’s True Blood and the CW’s supernatural series The Vampire Diaries were selected as favorite TV obsession and favorite new TV drama, respectively. Other winners in categories such as movies, TV and music included Inglourious Basterds as favorite independent movie and Lady Gaga as favorite pop and breakout music artist.

Other TV winners included American Idol as favorite competition show, Glee as favorite new TV comedy, Steve Carell as favorite TV comedy actor, Alyson Hannigan as favorite TV comedy actress, The Big Bang Theory as favorite TV comedy, House as favorite TV drama, Hugh Laurie as favorite TV drama actor and Supernatural as favorite fantasy TV show.

Throughout the show, host Queen Latifah appeared in spoofs of Twilight and Paranormal Activity, which featured a cameo by Cloris Leachman. The show also featured performances by Mary J. Blige, Cobra Starship and Nicole Scherzinger, as well as debut footage from Clash of the Titans, Robin Hood and Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains.

The full list of winners can be found here.

  • Matt Raub
    January 7, 2010 at 1:23 pm

    How is Basterds an independent movie? It cost $20 Million MORE than New Moon! Just because it was produced by the Weinsteins and they are no longer apart of a major studio? By that logic, Rambo, TMNT, and the Brothers Grimm are all independent movies. It was also produced by Universal. Does that mean they’re an indie studio? I call shenanigans!

    • Chris Ullrich
      January 7, 2010 at 6:26 pm

      Its the People’s Choice Awards, what do you want?

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