5 take aways from The People's Choice Awards
Tony C. Lesesne
The 40th annual People's Choice Awards was held at the Nokia Theatre on Wednesday evening and guess what? We weren’t there. But we do have some valuable insight to share if you love TV, movies and all the creative stuff out there to watch and enjoy on the big and small screens. Here are five key takeaways that were obvious from the show:
1. PEOPLE ARE CHOOSING; More than 70,000 people voted on who they thought should be recognized for the 2014 edition. Anytime fans get involved in the process of selecting honorees, it gets pretty interesting. In fact, those same fans are the ones flocking to the theaters and plopping down in front of tv screens boosting their favorite star’s status.
2. NOT THE ACADEMY BUT COOL JUST THE SAME: Sure, the People's Choice Awards isn't on the same scale as the Academy Awards, but who cares? Those selected would much prefer to win the Oscar, but still being a “People’s Choice” selection is a career achievement for sure. It means that the honorees have earned a special place and the hearts of fans based on their performances, and their ability to connect with audiences.
3. SANDRA BULLOCK STILL RULES: With more than a decade of solid work under her belt, the star of the show was clearly Sandra Bullock. She scored multiple awards for her work in last year's critically acclaimed films “Gravity” and “The Heat.” Bullock accepted prizes for favorite movie actress in two categories, comic and dramatic.
4. GRAVITY IS IN THE DRIVERS SEAT: Gravity was also selected as the favorite romantic movie and Sandra Bullock (she rules) along with co-star George Clooney were selected as favorite movie duet. For those of you who saw the film, you can decide if the chemistry and timing between the two actors we're worth the awards.
5. 2 BROKE GIRLS ROCKED; 2 Broke Girls stars Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs handled the hosting duties with humor, class and great timing. Actors don’t always serve as great hosts for award shows, but these two beauties raised their collective stock values and will earn more viewers for their hilarious show as a result.