The People have Spoken! #PCA Winners!

This awards are in the order they were given out or announced.

Favorite Female Movie Star/Comedic Movie Actress : Emma Stone

2011 was a huge year for the Scottsdale gal with 3 big roles and we are just seeing what’s to come from her

Favorite Daytime Talk Show Host: Ellen Degeneres

Really no surprise here, the only person that could top Ellen would be Oprah who is no longer on air.

Favorite TV Comedic Actress: Leah Michelle – GLEE

GLEE may not get the ratings it once had but the fans are still strong and true and love their show. No surprise really here as Michelle beat out her fellow co-star Jane Lynch.

Favorite TV Drama Actress: Nina Dobrev

Vampire Diaries fans have some very strong willpower and tweeting power as they took the wild card in this cat. and jumped her over major network’s ABC & FOX favorite’s gals

Favorite TV Comedy Actor: Neil Patrick Harris – How I Met Your Mother

Repeat alert: Last year’s winner does it again as the the HIMYM star carries the title from last year despite some comp. from fellow CBS star Jim Parsons & FOX stars Colfer & Monteith.

Favorite Pop Artist: Demi Lovoto

The wild card in this category pulled out the win when may thought it would be a Katy Perry or Lady Gaga win. Her fan base really pulled it off esp. since they had to go against fans of Beyonce, Perry, Gaga and Rihanna.

Favorite Comedic Movie Actor: Adam Sandler

Adam Sandler is the true comedy man and has always been a fan favorite. His films may have not been critics favs. but they have always been favorites with the people and really who is choosing these awards tonight.

Favorite Movie Star under 25: Chloe Moretz

The “so-called” Harry Potter award as 4 out of the 5 nominees came from the billion dollar franchise goes to the only nominee not from the Potter franchise in Chloe Moretz who came onto the film scene thanks to Golden Globe and Oscar fav Hugo. It really came down to the fact that Potter fans may have never been able to truly pick between there favorite stars.

Favorite Band : Maroon 5

Favorite Drama Movie: Water for Elephants

Wow.. Another wild card win, but I really called it cause guess who plays the lead actor. Robert Pattinson fans really pulled this one off even over Oscar fav. such as the The Help.

Favorite Book Adaptation : Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2

Favorite TV Celebreality Star: Kim Kardashian

Favorite TV Drama Actor: Nathan Fillion – Castle

YES!!! The Canadian finally gets his due! Nathan has been perfect as Castle over the last 3 and half years and is finally getting his dues.

Favortie TV Crime Drama: Castle

YES!! As you can tell, you know which show I voted for, just a little upset that they didn’t get there own presentation. Season 3 was certainly the best season of Castle and glad Stana got to take the award as she should get used to awards as she very well may soon be getting her own!

Favorite Comedy Movie: Bridesmaids

Best Comedy of 2011 hands down! That movie rocked it and there acceptance speech made us remember how fun that film was! Bridesmaids really only had competition from Bad Teacher.

Favorite Late Night TV Host: Jimmy Fallon

Favorite Cable TV Comedy: Hot In Cleveland

The Powers of Betty White does it again. Happy Birthday to Betty White next week who turns 90. Certainly looks amazing for her age.

Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy show: Supernatural

Favorite R&B Artist: Rihanna

Favorite Movie Icon: Morgan Freeman

Favorite New TV Drama: Person of Interest

Favorite New TV Comedy: 2 Broke Girls

Best comedy of the year! CBS certainly knows how to run comedies and find them out of nowhere to become major shows.

Favorite Network TV Comedy Show: How I Met Your Mother

So pretty much any show with CBS affiliation got their award announced or given out. Plus most of the music awards were not given out live on the show.

Rest of the Awards that were not announced live on the show:

Favorite Movie: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

Favorite Movie Actor: Johnny Depp

Favorite TV Competition Show: American Idol

Favorite Action Movie: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

Favorite Action Movie Star: Hugh Jackman

Favorite TV Guest Star: Katy Perry – How I Meet Your Mother

Favorite Ensemble Movie Cast: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

Favorite Animated Movie Voice: Johnny Depp as Rango

Favorite Male Artist: Bruno Mars

Favorite Movie Superhero: Ryan Reynolds as Green Lantern

Favorite Female Artist: Katy Perry

Favorite Song of the Year:  E.T – Katy Perry feat. Kanye West

Favorite Album of the Year Born this Way – Lady Gaga

Favorite Cable TV Drama: Pretty Little Liars

Favorite Hip Hop Artist: Eminem

Favorite Country Artist: Taylor Swift

Favorite Music Video: Last Friday Night(T.G.I.F) – Katy Perry

Favorite Tour Headliner: Katy Perry

So there you have it, how many of your favorites made the winners list?

 

 

2012 People’s Choice Awards: The Nominees Are

You know were getting closer to 2012 when the nominees are announced for the Peoples Choice Awards are here. So here are the nominees and who I think should win. First we will start with the films

Favorite Movie:

  1. Bridesmaids
  2. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
  3. The Help
  4. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
  5. Transformers: Dark of the Moon
Who’s the Winner: All five films have there certain fan base, eclipsed at least the billion dollar mark in the box office and all could potentially win. I have a feeling Potter mania will steal this one along with other awards throughout the night. Many belive DH Part 2 is the best Potter film yet and all those Potter fans are all grown up and ready to vote their hearts out.
Wild Card: Bridesmaids could be the wild card but if you are really living on the wild side go with The Help.
Favorite Movie Actor:
  1. Daniel Radcliffe
  2. Hugh Jackman
  3. Johnny Depp
  4. Robert Pattinson
  5. Ryan Reynolds
Who’s the Winner: Quite the list, but since this is the people’s choice it could easily turn into a battle between the Twilighters and Pottermaniacs as the 2 leading men of the 2 of the biggest film franchise’s go head to head, even though Pattinson is nominated because of Water For Elephants.
Wild card: Johnny Depp, Captain Jack has always been a favorite.
Favorite Movie Actress:
  1. Anne Hathaway
  2. Emma Stone
  3. Jennifer Aniston
  4. Julia Roberts
  5. Reese Witherspoon
Who the Winner: Yet another amazing list…Emma Stone is the unknown among these other actress but Jennifer Aniston shined in Horrible Bosses and will walk away with the statue.
Wild Card: Emma Stone
Favorite Movie Icon
  1. George Clooney
  2. Harrison Ford
  3. Morgan Freeman
  4. Robert De Niro
  5. Tom Hanks
Who’s the Winner: So in the category we have among others Danny Ocean, Indiana Jones, Eddie Dupris, Jake LeMotta and Forrest Gump. Many could argue that Clint Eastwood should be on this list.
Winner: Harrison Ford, although I could see Clooney getting it on popularity
Wild Card: Morgan Freeman
Favorite Action Movie
  1. Fast Five
  2. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
  3. Thor
  4. Transformers: Dark of the Moon
  5. X-Men: First Class
Who’s the Winner: If Potter fans come out and vote, Harry and the gang will Apperate with the awards come Jan. 11th. Thor is the only non-sequel/franchise film on this list but it doesnt help here against the big draws of Potter or Transfomers.
Wild Card: Thor
Favorite Action Star
  1. Hugh Jackman
  2. Ryan Reynolds
  3. Shia Lebeouf
  4. Taylor Lautner
  5. Vin Diesel
Who’s the Winner: Once again we have a Twilight heart throb in a category but for a different film, this doesn’t bode well for the fellow nominees as Twilighters are very loyal. Hugh Jackman is also at the top of the list.
Wild Card: Ryan Reynolds
Favorite Drama Movie
  1. The Adjustment Bureau
  2. The Help
  3. Limitless
  4. Moneyball
  5. Water for Elephants
Who’s the Winner: Really could only be a 3 way race between Adjustment Bureau, Limitless and Moneyball. This ones a guess but Brad Pitt and america’s pastime could win it.
Wild Card: The Help
Favorite Comedy Movie
  1. Bad Teacher
  2. Bridesmaids
  3. Crazy Stupid Love
  4. Friends with Benefits
  5. Hangover Part 2
Who’s the Winner: Bad Teacher – It relates to everyone and so everyone saw it, same with Bridesmaids and this award it basically a two film race or it should be. Hangover is just done as in not funny and the other two can’t compete.
Who Should Win: Bridesmaids
Wild Card: Hangover
Favorite Comedic Movie Actor
  1. Adam Sandler
  2. Ashton Kutcher
  3. Bradley Cooper
  4. Ryan Reynolds
  5. Steve Carrell
Who’s the Winner: Adam Sandler. Carrell could also walk away with the statue. Cooper has only had the Hangover, Kutcher is funnier on TV shows and Reynolds is more the romantic comedy type.
Favorite Comedic Movie Actress
  1. Cameron Diaz
  2. Emma Stone
  3. Jennifer Aniston
  4. Mila Kunis
  5. Natalie Portman
Who’s the Winner: Cameron Diaz – Everyone has had one of those “Bad Teachers” in their lifetime and this was some of Cameron Diaz’s best work in comedy.
Wild Card: Mila Kunis aka the newbie
Favorite Movie Star Under 25
  1. Chloe Moretz
  2. Daniel Radcliffe
  3. Emma Watson
  4. Rupert Grint
  5. Tom Felton
Who’s the Winner: Why don’t we just say that someone from Harry Potter will win as the film’s stars have a 90% chance of winning. The “3 Musketeers of the Magical World” will lead the way.
Wild Card: Chloe Moretz…Really how is she going to beat the Potter stars
Favorite Ensemble Movie Cast
  1. Bridesmaids
  2. The Hangover Part 2
  3. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
  4. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
  5. X-Men: First Class
Winner: Harry Potter or Bridesmaids, although Captain Jack will make a run but will fall short
Favorite Animated Movie Voice
  1. Anne Hathaway(Jewel – Rio)
  2. Jack Black(Po – Kung Fu Panda)
  3. Johnny Depp(Rango – Rango)
  4. Katy Perry(Smurfette – The Smurfs)
  5. Owen Wilson(Lightning McQueen – Cars 2)
Favorite Movie Superhero
  1. Chris Evans(Captain America)
  2. Chris Hemsworth(Thor)
  3. James McAvoy(Professor X)
  4. Jennifer Lawrence(Mystique)
  5. Ryan Reynolds(Green Lantern)
Favorite Book Adaptation
  1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
  2. The Help
  3. I Am Number Four
  4. Soul Surfer
  5. Water for Elephants
Winner: Plain and Simple…Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Film 8 puts the francise on top.
Wild Card: All the other nominees shall we say, but Soul Surfer is a potential scene stealer.

Business in BC is changing thanks to HST Defeat.

Thanks to BC voters, British Columbia has taken a huge step backwards. BC will have to spend millions on returning to the previous GST/PST system as well as returning $1.6 Billion dollars to Ottawa.

Finance Minister Kevin Falcon said dismantling the HST and returning to the provincial sales tax will take time to do properly so residents should not expect a change overnight. In this referendum, 1.6 million voters — about 51 per cent of the registered voter base in B.C. — rejected the HST. Elections B.C. released on Friday results from the mail-in ballots from earlier this summer with 54 per cent voting to get rid of the HST and 46 per cent in favour of keeping the tax.

What does this mean for BC?

Well things such as haircuts and gym memberships will be cheaper but this also means some business see this as a step backwards in a economy where stepping back is a costly thing to do. Certain economies such as export and resource will be hit the hardest as under the HST, business receives a tax credit for costs, something that is not available under the PST. Mining will be hit but to what extent, remains unanswered, said Ben Chalmers of the Mining Association of B.C. The HST shaved $80 million a year in costs off goods and services purchased by the industry in B.C., he said.

“We are certainly concerned about the competitiveness of B.C. as a place to invest, He said. “Now B.C. is one of the only jurisdictions in Canada that doesn’t have a value-added sales tax. Now we know we are competing with places like Ontario, which has a much more efficient consumptive tax. That may be a factor in influencing people’s decisions on where they put their money.”

Another big bucks industry that could potentially be hit hard is the BC Film Industry as studios and producers could get the full HST back in a tax credit compared to only the PST under the GST/PST system. As well under the HST system tax self assessments were no longer necessary so in the end with the HST companies where getting all 12% of the tax back as well as saving in compliance costs which in a industry where every cent counts means a lot.

“The HST helped level the playing field in Canada’s nationwide motion picture industry and its loss will put B.C.’s industry at a significant disadvantage to our competitors.”

Now with the HST defeat, the film industry is forced to lobby to be exempt from the PST to be able to battle with Ontario and its film industry. “The hidden economic benefits are huge,” says Honey. “It’s a way bigger business than people realize.”

The question now is: Where do we go from here? How do we move forward to reinstate the GST and PST  in the best possible way to make almost everyone and every industry happy with the results.