2011 People’s Choice Awards

Taylor Rowland, Staff Writer

           On January 6 the 37th annual People’s Choice Awards aired on CBS at 9 o’clock. Stars filled the Nokia Theater with Queen Latifa leading a huge dance party to the hit song “Dynamite” by Taio Cruz. Queen Latifa hosted the event and provided entertainment for everyone. This has been her 5th consecutive time hosting the show.

                Eminem was the big winner of the night walking away with 4 awards. He won favorite hip hop artist and favorite male artist. Rihanna and Eminem’s song “Love the Way you Lie” won favorite song and favorite music video.

              Taylor Swift won big as well for winning favorite country artist. She beat out the big dogs, Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood. She also presented the award for favorite movie actor and her ex boyfriend Taylor Lautner was up for this award. Her moment on stage could’ve been awkward if he would’ve won much like her incident with Kayne West at the MTV music video awards the year before. Luckily Johnny Depp took home the award for his role in Alice in Wonderland. He was very grateful and told Taylor that his daughter told him she would be upset if he didn’t say hello to Taylor Swift.

            Taylor Lautner did not walk away empty handed, however. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse won favorite movie, and he took home an award for favorite on-screen team with his fellow co stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson. Queen Latifa made a big scene when she saw the three in the crowd. She acted like one of the million crazy Twilight fans.

          Kid Rock performed his single God Bless Saturday and rocked the house. Selena Gomez and the Scene also gave a lively performance. She sang her hit single “A Year Without Rain. ” Both of them got the crowd on their feet. In a poll on the People’s Choice Awards’ website Selena’s performance was voted best with 60% of the vote.

              The People’s Choice Awards show is the kick off to the award show season. Following these awards are many more so stay tuned. These are the winners:

CINEMA

  • Favorite MovieThe Twilight Saga: Eclipse
  • Favorite Action MovieIron Man 2
  • Favorite Comedy MovieGrown Ups
  • Favorite Drama MovieThe Twilight Saga: Eclipse
  • Favorite Family MovieToy Story 3
  • Favorite Horror MovieA Nightmare on Elm Street
  • Favorite Movie Actor – Johnny Depp, Alice in Wonderland
  • Favorite Movie Actress – Kristen Stewart, The Runaways & The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
  • Favorite Action Star – Jackie Chan, The Karate Kid
  • Favorite Comedic Star – Adam Sandler, Grown Ups
  • Favorite On-screen Team – Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart & Taylor Lautner, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
  • Favorite Movie Star Under 25 – Zac Efron

TELEVISION

  • Favorite TV ComedyGlee
  • Favorite TV Drama House
  • Favorite TV Comedy Actor – Neil Patrick Harris, How I Met Your Mother
  • Favorite TV Comedy Actress – Jane Lynch, Glee
  • Favorite TV Drama Actor – Hugh Laurie, House
  • Favorite TV Drama Actress – Lisa Edelstein, House
  • Favorite TV Crime DramaLie To Me
  • Favorite TV Crime Fighter – Tim Roth, Lie To Me
  • Favorite TV Sci-Fi/Fantasy ShowFringe
  • Favorite Competition ShowAmerican Idol
  • Favorite New TV Comedy – $#*! My Dad Says
  • Favorite New TV DramaHawaii Five-0
  • Favorite TV Doctor – Gregory House, Hugh Laurie
  • Favorite TV Family – The Simpsons, The Simpsons
  • Favorite TV ObsessionDexter
  • Favorite TV Guest Star – Demi Lovato, Grey’s Anatomy
  • Favorite Talk Show Host – Conan O’Brien
  • Favorite TV Chef – Rachael Ray
  • Favorite TV Guilty PleasureKeeping Up with the Kardashians
  • Favorite Family TV MovieCamp Rock 2: The Final Jam

MUSIC

  • Favorite Song – “Love The Way You Lie,” Eminem featuring Rihanna
  • Favorite Music Video Love The Way You Lie, Eminem featuring Rihanna
  • Favorite Male Artist – Eminem
  • Favorite Female Artist – Katy Perry
  • Favorite Rock Band – Paramore
  • Favorite Breakout Artist – Selena Gomez & The Scene
  • Favorite Pop Artist – Rihanna
  • Favorite Country Artist – Taylor Swift
  • Favorite R&B Artist – Usher
  • Favorite Hip-Hop Artist – Eminem

WEB

  • Favorite Online Sensation – Katy Perry
  • Favorite Viral Video Star – Devastation, Single Ladies