09 Jan People’s Choice 2014
Also known as “proof of stupid”. (Background from People’s Choice website, Full list of winners from THR, commentary is mine) Before I start I’d like to say that I’m writing this sentence AFTER my full review of the nominees and winners. I was overly critical of some things, overly marshmallow-y of others, but these are my thoughts and if you want to talk about them tune into my show Wednesday nights at or around 7pm on UStream.
“Despicable Me 2”
“Fast & Furious 6”
“Iron Man 3”***WINNER
“Star Trek Into Darkness”
What?! These were the top 5? I would have also chosen Iron Man 3 out of that pile of crap. Yes, I worked with Skydance to help them capitalize their fund to make Star Trek, but the next one is going to be way better so let’s wait for that before we start giving out awards. #newspockFTW
Favorite Movie Actor
Robert Downey, Jr.
I just want to say Thank God it wasn’t Channing Tatum.
Favorite Movie Actress
Favorite Movie Duo
Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto (“Star Trek Into Darkness”)
Jennifer Aniston and Jason Sudeikis (“We’re the Millers”)
Robert Downey, Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow (“Iron Man 3”)
Sandra Bullock and George Clooney (“Gravity”)***WINNER
Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy (“The Heat”)
I’m seeing a pattern. Did America only see 6 movies this year?
Favorite Action Movie
“Fast & Furious 6”
“Iron Man 3”***WINNER
“Star Trek Into Darkness”
“World War Z”
So yes, only 6 movies.
Favorite Action Movie Star
Robert Downey, Jr.***WINNER
Couldn’t see this one coming.
Favorite Comedic Movie
“Grown Ups 2”
“The Hangover Part III”
“Instructions Not Included”
“We’re the Millers”
Oh God, really? Does this mean we’ll get a Hangover 4 and a Grown Ups 3? Maybe a foreign film called “The Hot”. Maybe we can get expand the ratings meter to include negatives. Which, speaking of negative, I should apologize for in advance.
Favorite Comedic Movie Actor
They must have confused this with the 90s. Franco was in a funny film this year, right? This Is The End? I don’t think the other guys were.
Favorite Comedic Movie Actress
Sandy wins for…oh man…The Heat? I thought chicks were funnier.
Favorite Dramatic Movie
“The Great Gatsby”
“Lee Daniels’ The Butler”
Fine, I’ll accept Gravity, I’m just glad The Butler didn’t get anything.
Favorite Dramatic Movie Actor
LOL Channing Tatum…
Favorite Dramatic Movie Actress
I might have given this to Adams for American Hustle, if you want to call that dramatic, which I do. We reviewed it last night and then she was on Chelsea Lately, maybe I have crush on her now. Please note: I don’t watch Chelsea Lately. Damnit…
Favorite Family Movie
“Despicable Me 2”***WINNER
“Oz the Great and Powerful”
“Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters”
“The Smurfs 2”
Of these choices, agreed.
Favorite Horror Movie
“Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters”
“Insidious: Chapter 2”
Obviously the horror connoisseurs picked the bubble gum princess for this. Hi Chloe. 🙂
[caveat: yes there is a picture of Chloe and I hanging in the studio, not creepy]
Favorite Thriller Movie
“A Good Day to Die Hard”
“Now You See Me”***WINNER
“White House Down”
I must have the definition of Thriller mixed up. Red 2 was a comedy, White House Down was action, A Good Day to Die Hard was embarrassing and The Call was suspense. I actually really enjoyed Now You See Me, so I’m happy this was a thing.
Favorite Network TV Comedy
“2 Broke Girls”
“The Big Bang Theory”***WINNER
“How I Met Your Mother”
It’s not as funny as it used to be, but Glee and 2 Broke Girls are both awful. HIMYM needs to go away.
[caveat: I watch 2 Broke Girls every week, I can’t help it!]
Favorite Comedic TV Actor
Jesse Tyler Ferguson
Neil Patrick Harris
I don’t know who these people are, and I watch Glee, Modern Family, Big Bang Theory, but not the dumb mother show.
Favorite Comedic TV Actress
Kaley is great at playing a dummy, relatively good timing, fantastic assets, great wardrobe, but funny? I’d give this to Deschanel in a heartbeat- even though most of her humor comes from the writing and her supporting cast.
Favorite Network TV Drama
“The Good Wife”***WINNER
I say ‘boo’ to all of these shows. Sorry Hayden/Connie.
Favorite Dramatic TV Actor
The Good Wife is not good enough to give a supporting character the Fave Dramatic award. Caviezel has been KILLING IT on Person of Interest. Kevin Bacon is doing well on The Following, Mark Harmon is as good as ever in NCIS and Patrick Dempsey had a lot of fun making Transformers 3.
Favorite Dramatic TV Actress
Margulies needs a new show, Hargitay is from…L&O? I think she’s been on SVU for 15 years, let’s let the new people get some creds here. Is that what this was from? Maybe I missed her new show. Pauley Perrette is such an ancillary character on NCIS, she’s GREAT as Abbie but she’s never really had a breakout performance. That one flashback episode with the teddy bear and her best friend was good. Sandra Oh had a lot of fun making Transformers 3.
Favorite Actor in a New TV Series
Jonathan Rhys Meyers
Michael J. Fox
Ah, i LIKE this show, The Originals. BUT if you’re going CW I think either of the Amell brothers would have done fine. Arrow and The Tomorrow People are both better shows and those boys are very talented. I’ll skip the other entries: Tired, Phoning, Aww, Unfunny.
Favorite Actress in a New TV Series
Sarah Michelle Gellar***WINNER
I didn’t know people still watched West Wing. OH this is for Mom. Yeah that’s no good. Scratch the first two. Ming-Na is great on Agents of Shield but she really doesn’t have a lot of dialogue. Some of the action scenes are great but these are for acting, right? I do like Gellar on The Crazy Ones really isn’t terrible, I do like her. I do. If I keep saying it it’ll happen.
Favorite TV Crime Drama
There are a LOT of crime dramas out there. I’m glad they picked 5 good ones, I’m glad they picked Castle. The last episode was great and I’m glad the boys made it out of that fire alive.
Favorite Competition TV Show
“America’s Got Talent”
“Dancing with the Stars”
“The X Factor”
This is tied with Sing-Off, but that’s only a month long. I love the voice, I love the hosts, I love how sexy Christina looks these days. Even when she was bigger she flaunted her assets so that was always nice to see.
Favorite Cable TV Comedy
“Hot in Cleveland”
“Melissa & Joey”
I hated the musical, I was disappointed with the season premiere, but overall, from this list, Psych is the best. The rest are just terrible. Comic Book Men should have won.
Favorite Cable TV Drama
“Pretty Little Liars”
“Sons of Anarchy”
“The Walking Dead”***WINNER
I’m just glad it wasn’t Vanderpump Rules or Duck Dynasty. WHERE IS DOCTOR WHO?!??!!
Favorite Premium Cable TV Show
“Game of Thrones”
When is Netflix getting a shot at this? Forget the streaming category, everyone watches on DVR or the internet anyway. GoT, True Blood, Sherlock, Hemlock Grove.
Favorite Cable TV Actress
Please stop awarding mediocrity. Pretty Little Liars won’t go off the air if their people win awards. Stop it! Angie Harmon is great on Rizzoli and Isles, I love Maggie Smith but Downtown Abbie makes me snooze.
Favorite TV Anti-Hero
Dexter Morgan (“Dexter”)
Jaime Lannister (“Game of Thrones”)
Norman Bates (“Bates Motel”)
Rick Grimes (“The Walking Dead”)***WINNER
Walter White (“Breaking Bad”)
People are dumb.
Favorite TV Bromance
Blaine and Sam (“Glee”)
Ryan and Esposito (“Castle”)
Sam, Dean and Castiel (“Supernatural”)***WINNER
Sheldon, Leonard, Howard and Raj (“The Big Bang Theory”)
Ted, Marshall and Barney (“How I Met Your Mother”)
The only actual Bromance (i’m not counting HIMYM because it’s terrible) in this is between Howard and Raj. Ryan and Espo work together, are the best of friends, I don’t think it’s a bromance. I wonder if the people putting these voting things together actually track with these shows…
Favorite TV Gal Pals
Caroline and Max (“2 Broke Girls”)
Lily and Robin (“How I Met Your Mother”)
Meredith and Cristina (“Grey’s Anatomy”)
Penny, Bernadette and Amy (“The Big Bang Theory”)
Rachel and Santana (“Glee”)***WINNER
I would also have nominated Howard and Raj for this one.
Favorite On-Screen Chemistry
Castle and Beckett (“Castle”)
Damon and Elena (“The Vampire Diaries”)***WINNER
Derek and Meredith (“Grey’s Anatomy”)
Emma and Hook (“Once Upon A Time”)
Kurt and Blaine (“Glee”)
Stop it. You vote on terrible things. Is this list over yet?
Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Show
“Beauty and the Beast”***WINNER
“Once Upon A Time”
“The Vampire Diaries”
“The Walking Dead”
Makes sense, I’m sure nobody has heard of Doctor Who…
Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actor
Who needs 50 years of TV history when you have vampires! BUT I’m glad they threw Arrow a bone.
Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actress
I’m going to pretend she won this for Smallville.
Favorite TV Movie/Miniseries
“American Horror Story”***WINNER
“Behind the Candelabra”
“The White Queen”
Coven was fantastic. Agree with this one 100%. Honorable mention to Sharknado.
Favorite Daytime TV Host(s)
Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan
Dr. Phil McGraw
I have job.
Favorite New Talk Show Host
I am job.
Favorite Late Night Talk Show Host
I am usually too busy trying to finish my shows that Late Night is my signal to turn off the TV.
Favorite Streaming Series
“Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis”
“House of Cards”
“Losing It with John Stamos”
“Orange Is the New Black”***WINNER
This is fine. Honorable mention to every show on Hashtag Studios
Favorite Series We Miss Most
There are so many in this category, I do miss Fringe. Breaking Bad hasn’t been gone long enough, I see those guys everywhere. Vince Gilligan just helped with Sony’s Keynote at the International CES in Vegas!
Favorite New TV Comedy
“The Crazy Ones”
“The Michael J. Fox Show”
“Sean Saves the World”
“Super Fun Night”***WINNER
You let Rebel Wilson do all the voting for this, right? You locked her in a room for 3 weeks and said “Rebel, you can’t come out until you’ve filled out all of these ballots for New TV Comedy, be a good girl and hurry up, we’ll put the kettle on”
…cont’d…. I think Sean Saves has had maybe one or two shows, it’s not awesome, it’s not terrible, but it’s not favorite. The rest can wash away with the tide.
Favorite New TV Drama
“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”
“Once Upon a Time in Wonderland”
“The Tomorrow People”
The last 4 would have been the finalists for this. I LOVE Agents of SHIELD, but until last night I thought it was getting stale. Now I like it again. NOTE: THERE ARE NO SUPER HEROES IN THIS SERIES. It’s normal people, cool toys, and Coulson. That is all. – Sleepy Hollow is great, Reign, TO and TTP are all enjoyable.
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