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: TV Nominees

Here are the TV Nominees:

Favorite Network TV Drama

  1. The Good Wife
  2. Grey’s Anatomy
  3. House
  4. Supernatural
  5. Vampire Diaries
Winner: Grey’s has always been a favorite, but House was the winner last year. Plus the Good Wife has the Golden Globe acclaim.
My Choice: Grey’s Anatomy

Favorite TV Drama Actor

  1. David Boreanaz
  2. Hugh Laurie
  3. Ian Somerhalder
  4. Nathan Fillion
  5. Patrick Dempsey
Winner: Nathan Fillion needs his due(as well as co-star Stana Katic) as he has rocked the role as Castle for over 3 seasons. Perennial Fav. Dempsey or Laurie could steal the statue though.
My Pick: Nathan Fillion

Favorite TV Drama Actress

  1. Blake Lively
  2. Ellen Pompeo
  3. Emily Deschanel
  4. Eva Longoria
  5. Nina Dobrev
Winner: Eva could pull away this year… Desperate Housewives has alway been seen as a prime time “soap” but its in its final season and Eva needs her dues.
My Pick: Same

Favorite Cable TV Drama

  1. Dexter
  2. Game of Thrones
  3. Pretty Little Liars
  4. True Blood
  5. White Collar
Winner: This one is a tough call, Dexter did win the TV Obsession Award last year against all the same nominees except Game of Thrones which could be the series that takes it away from Dex. My favorite isn’t even up there (Boardwalk Empire)

Favorite Network TV Comedy

  1. Big Bang Theory
  2.  GLEE
  3. How I Met Your Mother
  4. Modern Family
  5. 2 & Half Men
Winner: The 5 Exact same nominees are back again for Round 2. Will GLEE win again or will fellow Emmy winner Modern Family win, but it could be the last round between these 5 as some tough competition will be coming up from the New Comedy category in 2013
My Pick: Big Bang Theory

Favorite TV Comedy Actor

  1. Alec Baldwin
  2. Chris Colfer
  3. Cory Monteith
  4. Jim Parsons
  5. Neil Patrick Harris
Its the funny man category and last years winner is back(Neil Patrick Harris). All 5 have the potential to win, but Jim Parsons has been the man to beat lately, but the wild card in this is GLEE Star and Canadian Cory Monteith.
My Pick: Jim Parsons, but I have a feeling Patrick Harris could repeat.

Favorite TV Comedy Actress

  1. Courtney Cox
  2. Jane Lynch
  3. Kaley Cuoco
  4. Lea Michele
  5. Tina Fey
Its the ladies turn and some familiar names are back again such as the 2011 winner in Jane Lynch and she looks to be the woman to beat, but don’t count out Fey even though 30 Rock isn’t as huge as GLEE.
My Pick: Tina Fey

Favorite Cable TV Comedy

  1. Hot In Cleveland
  2. It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
  3. Nurse Jackie
  4. Royal Pains
  5. Weeds
Cable TV category’s are always the toughest to call due to the fact that not everyone has access to these shows even though some cable TV shows are the best out there. Hot In Cleveland has gotten runs on network channels and Royal Pains was the most watched of all of the nominees.
My Pick: Nurse Jackie
Favorite TV Competition Show
  1. American Idol
  2. America’s Got Talent
  3. Dancing With the Stars
  4. So You Think You Can Dance
  5. The Voice
The Voice is the new kid on the block replacing Hell’s Kitchen from last years nominees and it could be the one to steal the award away from American Idol.
My Pick: The Voice
Favorite TV Crime Drama
  1. Bones
  2. Castle
  3. Criminal Minds
  4. CSI: Las Vegas
  5. NCIS
Last years winner Lie to Me isn’t even on the air anymore, so its a wide open category. NCIS is the ratings favorite, CSI the old and wise show and Castle the new kid. Could Castle of only 3 full seasons steal the show? NCIS goes home with the award.
My Pick: Castle
Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy Show
  1. Fringe
  2. Supernatural
  3. True Bloods
  4. The Vampire Diaries
  5. The Walking Dead
This is a tough one as the only show listed that I watch or have seen is The Walking Dead and True Bloods are the leaders of the pack. Cable TV may win it again, but The Vampitre Diaries is right there from all the Twilighters.
My Pick: The Walking Dead
Favorite Day Time TV Show Host
  1. Al Roker, Matt Lauer, Ann Curry Savannah Guthrie & Natalie Morales                      (The Today Show)
  2. Anderson Cooper (Anderson)
  3. Ellen Degeneres ( The Ellen Degeneres Show)
  4. Kelly Ripa, Regis Philbin (Live With Regis and Kelly)
  5. Rachel Ray(Rachel Ray Show)
They have broken the TV Talk Show Host catagory into two for 2012 and Ellen loves it! The perennial winner will try to get that People’s Choice Award but Regis and Kelly are in the way as there fans would love to see Regis go out on top.
My Pick: Ellen Degeneres Show
Favorite Late Night TV Host
  1. Conan O’Brien
  2. David Letterman
  3. Jay Leno
  4. Jimmy Fallon
  5. Jimmy Kimmel
The winner of the TV Host cat. last year is back in the new Late Night Cat. A lot of fans are still mad over what happened with NBC and the Tonight Show but his new show is on Cable and not network TV. Look for the younger generation to speak up and announce the King of Night(at least for now)
Favorite TV Guest Star
  1. Gwyneth Paltrow (GLEE)
  2. Jim Carrey ( The Office)
  3. Katy Perry (How I Met Your Mother)
  4. Kristin Chenoweth (GLEE)
  5. Michael J. Fox (The Good Wife)
All five of the guest appearances were the best of the year. Michael J. Fox was the only one to dip into a drama series with his appearance on the The Good Wife but the two GLEE appearances stole there respective nights.
My Pick: Kristin Chenoweth (GLEE) although Fox is the wild card
Favorite TV Celebrity Star
  1. Gene Simmons
  2. Giulianna Rancic
  3. Kathy Griffin
  4. Kim Kardashian
  5.  Tia and Tamara Mowry
If these nominations had been announced 2-3 weeks ago I would have been calling for a Gene Simmons win, but after all the Kardashian drama which included a trending Twitter topic of #thingslongerthenkimsmarriage I have a feeling the Kardashian is taking home the trophy.
Favorite New TV Drama
  1. A Gifted Man
  2. Grimm
  3. Hart of Dixie
  4. Once Upon a Time
  5. Pan Am
  6. Person of Interest
  7. Prime Suspect
  8. Revenge
  9. Ringer
  10. The Secret Circle
  11. Terra Nova
  12. Unforgettable
Two of the biggest category’s are the new TV series cat. Once Upon a Time and Terra Nova are surprises as there series have just started. Grimm was one of the critically disliked show on this list. Pan Am is the most similar to a show you would find on Cable TV. This Cat. will truly tell us who the fav show is. Its too early in the TV game to for shows to be picked up/cancelled unless truly devastating. Next Year will tell us who survives
My Pick: Pan Am
Favorite New TV Comedy
  1. 2 Broke Girls
  2. Allen Gregory
  3. Last Man Standing
  4. Man Up
  5. New Girl
  6. Suburgatory
  7. Up All Night
  8. Whitney
Last Man Standing is the newest kid on the block only premiering 2 weeks ago, but the fact Tim Allen stars in the show doesn’t hurt. 2 Broke Girls and New Girl are the critic’s favorites, but Up All Night has been getting the viewers and has the comedy stars.
My Pick: 2 Broke Girls

What If…9-11 had today’s technology.

Its a question many have ask as we pass the 10 year anny. of the September 11th attacks and in an era when news can come in a instant.

In 2001, there was no Twitter, Facebook, Youtube or even blogs. Internet was still a relatively new thing and many wonder how diffenent 9-11 could have been with the instant Internet and smartphone we have today. With In-Flight Internet now, we could have easily had emails, tweets and facebook messages sent out from Flight 11, 175, 77 and 93. At Ground Zero and across the USA, there would have been terrified Facebook status updates and video clips from camera phones.

Media has changed drastically since 9-11.

Such as how the world was never the same after Sept. 11th, news was never the same after social media broke into the world. If 9/11 happened today news coverage would not be limited to BBC, CNN and other networks such as ABC, it would have everywhere and anywhere.

Ten years is a long time especially in the technology department.

In 2001, Internet was brand new, text messaging was non-existent, no one had heard of Blackberry or BBM and smart phones such as the iPhone was nothing. In fact cell phones hadn’t even hit there climax yet. Cell phone networks weren’t what they are today and even if you got through you most likely were to get a busy signal. If these attacks had happened with today’s technology, the 1st reports would have come from Facebook updates or a pedestrian’s Twitter feed who had just witnessed the 1st plane hit the North Tower.

If you imagine 9-11 with Facebook and Twitter, how diffenent does that picture seem? Do people even think about posting on Facebook when they are close to dying and possibly facing their death. Cell-Phone pictures would have been taken and posted to Twitter & Facebook, people in the South Tower would have been taking pictures after the 1st plane hit thinking they were safe. What if South Tower victims had posted what was going to on to family and friends? Would they have evacuated sooner? Indecision and the unknown before them paralyzed many people on 9/11. Perhaps this social influence from loved ones would have mobilized more people to ignore building security’s initial instructions and leave the South Tower earlier.

What if United 93 had 2011 technology? With on-board wifi providing those with access to sites such as Twitter perhaps they may have learned of the attacks sooner and stopped there own hijacking in time to save their lives. The run of social media is sometimes even faster then the event it covers.

There is also the cons of todays technology as well:

1st, a nation was looking for all the answers as soon as the 1st plane struck and who knows what kind of stories and lies could have possibly made it out to the main stream media. All it would take is for 1 tweet to spread some false truth, Twitter would be taken over with back and forth re-tweets of peoples arguments with one another and Facebook would be flooded with status updates that aren’t 100% accurate, unlike in 2001 when all this happened over emails of rumors and pictures spreading like wildfire every few minutes rather then the seconds it takes now.

Social Media’s real time sharing is a different story. Messages are shorter and in twitters case limited to 140 characters but move across the globe in a blinding fast speed. Still as soon as something is posted on Facebook, another storie jumps in front of it. News Feeds across america would have been flooded with  posts of mourning, sadness, horror and anger. People who rarely post would feel compelled to weigh in, caught up in the heat of the moment.

First hand accounts would have added a whole new dimension as we would hear and see what was happening from a personal perspective through text messages or videos taken from camera phones would be an experience different from the viewpoints of giant media.

But how much phone or in-person contact would you actually have with your friends and family in the aftermath?

In 2001, 9-11 requitred us to truly think about what had just happened, to talk with family and friends as we tried to come to terms with it and collecting our emotions. Families affected still carry with them those mementos that have the voice of a husband/wife, father/mother, daughter/son, sister or brother on them, the one thing that may not have happened in today’s instant media world.  In 2001, the phone is all we had, the only way of letting family members know that we were safe.

We all had our own take or story of that day but everything we documented was through peoples stories verbally told on TV or on the streets, not on some computer screen. Talking is how we healed.

So today we came to expect tweets and news feed stories honoring those fallen heroes lost in 9-11 and rightfully so or 9/11 references, videos and tributes to grace our TV screens. On Sept. 12th though other then a few news stories its back to normal and tweeting about celebrities or NFL football.

I’m not saying that social media would make us care less if another event like 9/11 ever came along, because despite everything we believe and understand we don’t know how we as a nation or world would react and hopefully we never have to find out. Given the world we sometimes live in an answer could come sooner then we think and I believe the same sadness and anger felt on that day would be a very familiar feeling.

The healing process however, will change us forever.