The Results Are In: The 2012 People’s Choice Awards Was a Waste of Time

Written by Sarah Prince January 13, 2012

After watching One Tree Hill’s final season premiere ever, a topic which I will return to another time, I tuned into the People’s Choice Awards. Admittedly, I didn’t vote this year. I think I stopped being an active participant in the winner selection process around the same time I stopped watching the Teen Choice Awards, which was initially sponsored by Teen People magazine – perhaps you still have a back issue of that now defunct publication lying around in your basement.

Although it was highly cheesy, I enjoyed the opening skit with host Kaley Cuoco and her Big Bang Theory co-stars on their show’s set. This video marked the first of many instances throughout the award show where entertainment was not so subtly promoted. Live in the auditorium, Kaley first interacted with front row attendees Neil Patrick Harris and Betty White, both of whom later appeared onstage as winners.

Then the first award went to Emma Stone, who was chosen as favourite movie actress. Upon accepting her award, she stumbled onto the stage wearing a pant suit to remind fans about the importance of staying true to yourself, which she insists is crucial for success, no matter how cliché the saying may be. The producers then panned to fellow redhead, How I Met Your Mother’s Alyson Hannigan, whose radiant smile indicated her genuine admiration for Stone. Shortly after changing out of his fake tuxedo turned dance costume, Hannigan’s co-star Harris was named favourite TV comedy actor, for which he graciously and succinctly thanked all his fans, especially those smart enough to follow the witty actor on Twitter.

Many of the presenters, nominees and award winners donned jewel tone clothing, but The Hunger Games’ Jennifer Lawrence’s sapphire blue cut-out mini dress was most buzz-worthy, which only lends intrigue to what outfit she’ll wear when she announces the 2012 Oscar nominations on January 24.

Kat Denning’s v-neck black dress, however, was not just less than buzz-worthy, but blah overall. Denning may star in 2 Broke Girls, but the actress is hardly broke in real life and she could have easily afforded to add a touch of glamour to her outfit. Nevertheless, her new sitcom created by Sex and the City’s Michael Patrick King was named favourite new TV comedy. Amidst the excitement while accepting, Denning’s co-star Beth Behrs wittily said, “Thank you very much for making 2 Broke Girls feel like a million bucks.”

Overall, the People’s Choice Awards winners were hardly surprising, as they could’ve been predicted based on ratings and according to which shows, movies and celebrities have become trending topics in the news, tabloids and social media in the last year. Personally, I muted the show when Demi Lovato and Faith Hill took to the stage to perform, so consider that my commentary about them.

Without the amusing conversation I had with other friends watching at the same time, watching the awards would have been a waste of time. Sometimes, you’re just better off scanning the list of winners to see if the people you rooted for took home a statue and the 2011 People’s Choice Awards fits in that category.

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Sarah studies Media, Information and Technoculture at The University of Western Ontario and enjoys live tweeting TV shows.

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