Wednesday, January 8, 2014

People's Choice Awards 2014

Before we get started:  I've never been a huge fan of the People's Choice Awards because even though they sound the most democratic, I can't say I trust an online poll to pick the "people's" choices. I also don't know how the nominations work. That being said, see this as a sort of dress rehearsal for "real" Awards Season, starting this Sunday with the Golden Globes (hosted by Amy Poehler and Tina Fey, I'm already sold).

Five minutes 'til showtime!

Our hosts tonight, Beth Behrs and Kat Dennings, are the dynamic duo from 2 Broke Girls (on CBS, the same network broadcasting tonight's awards). Side note: I started watching that show when it first aired and probably would still be a faithful watcher, except I had to stop because Season 1 coincided with my Funemployment stint and it hit too close to home for me.

8:05: So far so good--nice way to open by introducing a bunch of different nominees. And already 2 Sharknado references?

8:08: "servicing Brad Paisley" nope nope nope. "some of me are definitely dudes" yes.

8:10: Favorite Movie Actress: my choice was Gwyneth Paltrow. She was badass in Iron Man 3. Sandra's pretty cool too.

8:13: Favorite Album: If Justin Timberlake's 20/20 Experience doesn't win this, then I don't trust the People.

8:14: Yes, the People speak! Oh Ellen. And back to Justin...with relationship advice. It's true, little things make a big difference.

8:20: Favorite Daytime TV Host: Ellen--getting that lucky number 14. One of my favorite quotes comes from her ads: "You never know what funny can do."

8:23: Favorite New Daytime TV Host: Queen Latifah, former PCA host and only nominee I knew anything about.

8:26: I really love Stana's (from Castle) dress. It's ugly, but somehow works so well on her.

8:27: "Brave"...also known as the inspiration to "Roar." I like the song, but not this live version. Even with the pyrotechnics it's still a little boring.

8:34: Confessions from The Voice: What does Blake Shelton tell people who ask him where Miranda is? "I tell them where she is." Congrats on their PCA for TV Competition.

8:36: Okay, Drew...I get that you're pregnant, but...that's not the dress for you. Are you wearing a bra?

8: 38: Favorite Comedic Movie Actor: Adam Sandler--making this 4 consecutive wins for movies that did not do that awesome. He looks kind of disheveled.

8:40: SAWYER....I will never be over Lost.

8:41: Favorite Network TV Drama: GO Chicago Fire! Or you know, a show on the CBS network, like The Good Wife.

8:48: Favorite Comedic Movie: The Heat. I'm so glad a lady-leading film won this instead of a sequel. I haven't seen any of the nominees, so congrats ladies!

8:52: Why does no one know where to go? There's a surprising lack of stage direction confidence going on up there.

8:53: Brad "There are Paisleys on My Guitar" Paisley = bathroom break for me!

8:59: That's a cute dress, Beth. She's got some pipes too.

9:04: NOT A CUTE DRESS. Stay turned around, Malin.

9:05: Favorite On-Screen Chemistry: Not the presenters, that's for sure.

9:06: Well, they scripted their acceptance speech. Tacky, but it worked.

9:07: Favorite Pop Artist: It's a fight of the Mickey Mouse Club/Disney Child Katy and Bruno. Aaaand Britney can't get up the stairs.

9:14: Favorite Comedic TV Actress: Solid nominees all the way through, but what do you know...a win from another CBS network show. I think Kaley Cuoco is funny, but I don't think Big Bang Theory is that great.

9:16: Favorite Comedic TV Actor: Chris Colfer aka "High Pitched Rain Man" - I like his real life personality better than his Glee character's.

9:22: Norman is realll greasy. My roommate has an inexplicable crush on him. Favorite Action Movie Star: Robert Downey, Jr., to go along with the awards for Iron Man 3 as Favorite Action Movie and Favorite Movie. Did he have his speech prepared too? I don't think there are many surprises during this show.

9:26: OneRepublic, thank you for the best performance so far. Plenty of energy, no fireworks needed.

9:34: Stephan Colbert/PCA making fun of PCA? I like it.

9:37: Does Jennifer Hudson look really uncomfortable to anyone else? She made herself cry! What a sweetheart.

9:49: Favorite Actress in a New TV Series: Sarah Michelle Gellar in a super cute dress (like way cuter than Emily Deschanel's matronly frock).

9:53: I feel uncomfortable after that Charmin commercial. We just watched a minute of bears pooping off-screen.

9:54: Favorite Network TV Comedy: Big Bang Theory CANNOT be the People's Choice. NO POSSIBLE WAY. Are we surprised it's a CBS Network show? Ugh.

9:58: Whelp. I guess that's the end. They really meant it when they blocked off only two hours. Too bad we didn't get to see any other winners for the endless list of categories, including "Favorite Music Fan Following," "Favorite Series We Miss Most," and "Favorite TV Gal Pals."

Thanks to MY People, for watching and reading along with me. I'm a little rusty with my live-blogging, so I'm glad I got in some practice for Sunday night!


  1. Wow those two hours flew by. Thanks for the entertainment!

    1. I know, I thought they were joking when they said it was the end!

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