The People Have Spoken “Here Are The Winners”

peoples-choice-awards-2014spyAs we rake over the aftermath that was the 2015 People’s Choice Awards, all  I can say is, well, the people have spoken and superheroes continue to rule the movie pack, as Captain America, Iron Man and Batman were among the top winners.

The People’s Choice awards are similar to choice cuts of beef. Both are meat on display. Both come at a high price. Last night it was the cost of your valuable free time.

This root canal was a festival of self congratulation and the first of way too many award shows to come as Hollywood pays tribute to Hollywood on a job well done.


The Hosts Allison Janney and Anna Faris.

Our hosts for the 2015 People’s Choice Awards was Allison Janney and Anna Faris stars of the CBS comedy ‘Mom’.

I absolutely adore Allison Janney and would pay to watch her read the phonebook, but like the yellow-pages, the show’s teleprompter dialog was stale and uninteresting. You start looking forward to the commercials.

And speaking of commercials, the powers that be had contrived skits that were really sponsor driven shameless promotions. I know you have to pay the bills and in these challenging times be more creative, but I have news for you, it was not at all cleaver. Just annoying and frankly a waste of time for the audience and the sponsor’s money.

The man behind the curtain for this years People’s Choice Awards is Executive Producer Mark Burnett. (Nice beard.)

If you walked away or found something, anything, more interesting but now are curious as to whom picked up a bit of Crystal, here are the highlights and winners.

“Iron Man” and “Avengers” star Robert Downey Jr. was named favorite movie actor for the fourth year in a row, and favorite dramatic actor.

“I want to eat you up and you’re never going anywhere,” Downey said, quoting his toddler son.

Downey’s fellow Avenger, the real prince charming “Captain America” star Chris Evans won favorite action movie actor, and said “I don’t win stuff so this is kind of cool,” as he accepted the crystal statuette.

Amy Adams awarded her “Batman vs. Superman” costar Ben Affleck with the favorite humanitarian award, praising his work in providing aid and trying to change policy to help improve the lives of the people of Eastern Congo.

“I’ve been called a lot of things in my life but I’m not sure if humanitarian is ever one of them,” Affleck said.

That’s not what they call him in Vegas. I think it is big loser. They mean that with affection…………… to his money.

“The one way to combat the sad things we see, the terrible things we see, is to bring a little bit of kindness into the world,” he added, dedicating the award to his Eastern Congo Initiative.

The People’s Choice Awards are voted for by fans online in categories spanning film, television and music. The ceremony, aired live on the CBS network, kicks off Hollywood’s annual awards season that culminates with the Academy Awards on February 22.

Disney’s “Maleficent” triumphed over “Captain America,” “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “22 Jump Street” and “X-Men: Days of Future Past” for favorite movie.

Melissa McCarthy won the People’s Choice award for favorite comedic movie actress, while Adam Sandler won favorite comedic movie actor for the fifth consecutive year.

At 93, Betty White – best known for her role in the “Golden Girls” sitcom – was named favorite TV icon, accepting her award amid a standing ovation.

“When Melissa McCarthy came up on stage earlier tonight, she said she’d stay with us as long as you’d let her – you’ve abused that privilege with me,” the actress quipped.

“The Big Bang Theory” was named favorite TV show, and Viola Davis won favorite actress in a new TV series for “How to Get Away With Murder,” and thanked the show’s creators for “thinking of a leading lady who looks like my classic beauty.”

Australian rapper Iggy Azalea won favorite hip hop artist and also performed her hit “Beg For It.”


Favorite Movie
22 Jump Street
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Guardians of the Galaxy
X-Men: Days of Future Past

Favorite Movie Actor
Brad Pitt
Channing Tatum
Hugh Jackman
Mark Wahlberg
Robert Downey Jr. Winner

Favorite Movie Actress
Angelina Jolie
Emma Stone
Jennifer LawrenceWinner
Melissa McCarthy
Scarlett Johansson

Favorite Movie Duo
Andrew Garfield & Emma Stone
(The Amazing Spider-Man 2)
Chris Evans & Scarlett Johansson
(Captain America: The Winter Soldier)
Jonah Hill & Channing Tatum
(22 Jump Street)
Shailene Woodley & Ansel Elgort
(The Fault in Our Stars)
Shailene Woodley & Theo James (Divergent)-Winner

Favorite Action Movie
The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Guardians of the Galaxy
X-Men: Days of Future Past

Favorite Action Movie Actor
Chris EvansWinner
Denzel Washington
Hugh Jackman
Liam Neeson
Mark Wahlberg

Favorite Action Movie Actress
Angelina Jolie
Jennifer LawrenceWinner
Scarlett Johansson
Shailene Woodley
Zoe Saldana

Favorite Comedic Movie
22 Jump StreetWinner
Let’s Be Cops
The Other Woman

Favorite Comedic Movie Actor
Adam SandlerWinner
Channing Tatum
Jonah Hill
Seth Rogen
Zac Efron

Favorite Comedic Movie Actress
Cameron Diaz
Charlize Theron
Drew Barrymore
Melissa McCarthyWinner
Tina Fey

Favorite Dramatic Movie
The Fault in Our StarsWinner
The Giver
Heaven Is for Real
If I Stay

Favorite Dramatic Movie Actor
Ben Affleck
Brad Pitt
George Clooney
Matt Damon
Robert Downey Jr.-Winner

Favorite Dramatic Movie Actress
Chloë Grace MoretzWinner
Emma Stone
Meryl Streep
Reese Witherspoon
Shailene Woodley

Favorite Family Movie
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
How to Train Your Dragon 2
The LEGO Movie
Rio 2

Favorite Thriller Movie
Dracula Untold
The Equalizer
Gone GirlWinner
The Purge: Anarchy

Favorite Network TV Comedy
2 Broke Girls
The Big Bang TheoryWinner
Modern Family
New Girl

Favorite Comedic TV Actor
Ashton Kutcher
Chris ColferWinner
Jesse Tyler Ferguson
Jim Parsons
Ty Burrell

Favorite Comedic TV Actress
Amy Poehler
Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting
Melissa McCarthyWinner
Sofia Vergara
Zooey Deschanel

Favorite Network TV Drama
Chicago Fire
Downton Abbey
Grey’s AnatomyWinner

Favorite Dramatic TV Actor
Dax Shephard
Jesse Williams
Justin Chambers
Patrick DempseyWinner
Taylor Kinney

Favorite Dramatic TV Actress
Alyssa Milano
Ellen PompeoWinner
Emily VanCamp
Hayden Panettiere
Kerry Washington

Favorite Cable TV Comedy
Baby Daddy
Cougar Town
Faking It
Melissa & JoeyWinner
Young & Hungry

Favorite Cable TV Drama
Bates Motel
Pretty Little LiarsWinner
Rizzoli & Isles
Sons of Anarchy
True Detective

Favorite Cable TV Actor
Charlie Hunnam
Eric Dane
Matt BomerWinner
Sean Bean
William H. Macy

Favorite Cable TV Actress
Angie HarmonWinner
Ashley Benson
Courteney Cox
Kristen Bell
Lucy Hale

Favorite TV Crime Drama
Criminal Minds
The Mentalist

Favorite Crime Drama TV Actor
David Boreanaz
Kevin Bacon
Nathan FillionWinner
Shemar Moore
Simon Baker

Favorite Network Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Show
Beauty and the BeastWinner
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Once Upon a Time
The Vampire Diaries

Favorite Cable Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Show
American Horror Story
Doctor Who
Game of Thrones
The Walking Dead

Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actor
Ian Somerhalder
Jared Padalecki
Jensen Ackles
Misha CollinsWinner
Paul Wesley

Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actress
Ginnifer Goodwin
Jennifer Morrison
Jessica Lange
Kristin KreukWinner
Nina Dobrev

Favorite Competition TV Show
America’s Got Talent
Dancing with the Stars
Hell’s Kitchen
The Voice-Winner

Favorite Daytime TV Host(s)
Ellen DeGeneresWinner
Kelly Ripa & Michael Strahan
Queen Latifah
Rachael Ray
Steve Harvey

Favorite Late Night Talk Show Host
Conan O’Brien
Craig Ferguson
David Letterman
Jimmy FallonWinner
Jimmy Kimmel

Favorite Dramedy
Orange Is the New BlackWinner
White Collar

Favorite TV Icon
Betty WhiteWinner
Katey Sagal
Mark Harmon
Tim Allen
Tom Selleck

Favorite TV Duo
David Boreanaz & Emily Deschanel
Ginnifer Goodwin & Josh Dallas
(Once Upon a Time)
Jared Padalecki & Jensen Ackles
Nathan Fillion & Stana Katic
Nina Dobrev & Ian Somerhalder-Winner
(The Vampire Diaries)

Favorite TV Character We Miss Most
Dr. Cristina Yang played by Sandra Oh
(Grey’s Anatomy)
Dr. Lance Sweets played by John Francis Daley
Hershel Greene played by Scott Wilson
(The Walking Dead)
Leslie Shay played by Lauren German
(Chicago Fire)
Neal Cassidy played by Michael Raymond-James
(Once Upon a Time)

Favorite Actor In A New TV Series
Ben McKenzie
David TennantWinner
Dylan McDermott
Laurence Fishburne
Scott Bakula

Favorite Actress In A New TV Series
Debra Messing
Jada Pinkett Smith
Octavia Spencer
Téa Leoni
Viola Davis-Winner

Favorite Sketch Comedy TV Show
Drunk History
Inside Amy Schumer
Key & Peele
Kroll Show
Saturday Night Live-Winner

Favorite Animated TV Show
American Dad
Bob’s Burger
Family Guy
The SimpsonsWinner
South Park

Favorite New TV Comedy
Jane the VirginWinner
Marry Me
The McCarthys

Favorite New TV Drama
The FlashWinner
How to Get Away with Murder

Favorite Female Artist
Iggy Azalea
Katy Perry
Taylor Swift-Winner

Favorite Group
Imagine Dragons
Maroon 5Winner
One Direction

Favorite Breakout Artist
5 Seconds of SummerWinner
Charli XCX
Fifth Harmony
Meghan Trainor
Sam Smith

Favorite Male Country Artist
Blake Shelton
Brad Paisley
Hunter HayesWinner
Luke Bryan
Tim McGraw

Favorite Female Country Artist
Carrie UnderwoodWinner
Dolly Parton
Faith Hill
Lucy Hale
Miranda Lambert

Favorite Country Group
The Band Perry
Florida Georgia Line
Lady AntebellumWinner
Rascal Flatts
Zac Brown Band

Favorite Pop Artist
Jennifer Lopez
Jessie J
Taylor Swift Winner

Favorite Hip-Hop Artist

Iggy AzaleaWinner
Jay Z
Nicki Minaj

Favorite R&B Artist

Chris Brown
Jennifer Hudson
John Legend
Pharrell WilliamsWinner

Favorite Album
G I R L by Pharrell Williams
Ghost Stories by Coldplay
In the Lonely Hour by Sam Smith
My Everything by Ariana Grande
X by Ed Sheeran-Winner

Favorite Song
“All About That Bass” by Meghan Trainor
“Bang Bang” by Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj
“Maps” by Maroon 5
“Shake It Off” by Taylor SwiftWinner
“Stay with Me” by Sam Smith

One interesting point not to miss is David Tennant and the new show ‘Gracepoint’ were nominated for People’s Choice awards and yet the masterminds at the Fox have decided not to renew the series. This is what happens when the crazys run the nut house.  Listen to the people not Nielsens. Over 70 million people voted online.

Lou Ceffer for SPY Hollywood

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