The People’s Choice Awards (a.k.a. the most meaningless of awards ceremonies) aired last night, although nobody watched it and actors received their awards like they were pox-diseased blankets from the pilgrims. Because celebrities refuse to cross the Writers Guild of America’s picket lines, a "newsmagazine" version of the original ceremony aired. "Host" Queen Latifah giddily introduced the winners’ previously recorded acceptance speeches. Grey’s Anatomy‘s Katherine Heigl, who plays the bleeding-heart baker Izzie Stevens, was named favorite female star, while Patrick Dempsey, "McDreamy", was the favorite male star; Chandra Wilson, who plays the feisty Miranda Bailey, won favorite scene stealer.
Pregnancy and pirates are also apparently popular among America’s moviegoers. Knocked Up was voted favorite comedy, while Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End won best movie (and best "threequel", natch).
Full list of winners:
And the winners are:
Female TV Star: Katherine Heigl
Male TV Star: Patrick Dempsey
Talk Show Host: Ellen DeGeneres
Scene Stealer: Chandra Wilson
TV Drama: "House"
TV Comedy: "Two and a Half Men"
Reality Show: "Dancing With the Stars"
Game Show: "Deal or No Deal"
Sci Fi Show: "Stargate Atlantis"
Animated TV Show: "The Simpsons"
Female Movie Star: Reese Witherspoon
Male Movie Star: Johnny Depp
Leading Lady: Drew Barrymore
Leading Man: Joaquin Phoenix
Female Action Star: Keira Knightley
Male Action Star: Matt Damon
On-Screen Match Up: George Clooney & Brad Pitt
Movie: "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End"
Movie Drama: "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix"
Movie Comedy "Knocked Up"
Action Movie: "The Bourne Ultimatum"
Family Movie: "Shrek the Third"
Threequel: "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End"
Independent Movie: "Becoming Jane"
Female Singer: Gwen Stefani
Male Singer: Justin Timberlake
Group: Rascal Flatts
Pop Song: Justin Timberlake "What Goes Around… Comes Around"
Rock Song: Daughtry "Home"
Country Song: Rascal Flatts "Stand"
Hip Hop Song: Timbaland feat. Nelly Furtado & Justin Timberlake "Give it to Me"
R&B Song: Rhianna "Shut Up & Drive"
Song from a Soundtrack: "You Can’t Stop the Beat" from "Hairspray"
Reunion Tour: The Police
Funny Male: Robin Williams
Funny Female: Ellen DeGeneres