People's Choice Awards Winners: 'Harry Potter' Up, 'Glee' Down
The Emmys, Grammys, Golden Globes and Academy Awards should all come with a disclaimer: "The views and opinions held by this award-granting organization do not necessarily reflect the views of the people."
That much was made clear with last night's "People's Choice Awards" telecast, which had some shocking upsets and surprising choices in an awards show decided entirely by the votes of the general viewing public.
First, the unsurprising picks: "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" won for Favorite Movie and Favorite Book Adaptation, beating out nominees like "Bridesmaids" and "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" (the latter of which I forgot even existed).
Also fairly predictable were wins for Taylor Swift for Favorite Country Artist and "American Idol" for Favorite TV Competition Show.
But it would seem that some online organizing from fans may have robbed a couple of categories from the obvious picks. "Glee" would be the obvious choice for Favorite Network TV Comedy, or perhaps "The Big Bang Theory," but instead the award went to "How I Met Your Mother." This may be in part due to the campaigning of Neil Patrick Harris on Twitter... in fact, Harris won for Favorite TV Comedy Actor as well.
"Glee" didn't go home completely empty-handed, though, as Lea Michele won for Favorite TV Comedy Actress.
Another shocker was the CW drama "Supernatural," which beat "The Vampire Diaries" twice: once in Favorite Network TV Drama and again in Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy Show. "Supernatural" also won over of "True Blood" in the latter category... were "Supernatural" fans extra organized, or did the two vampire shows eat each other's votes?
"Vampire Diaries" star Ian Somerhalder was beaten in the Favorite TV Drama Actor category by "Castle" star Nathan Fillion, but his co-star (and girlfriend) Nina Dobrev won for Favorite TV Drama Actress.
There were plenty more shockers on the night (Lady Gaga over Adele?!), and you can see the entire list of winners over at the People's Choice Awards website.