The People’s Choice Awards is an American awards shows that recognizes accomplished individuals in pop culture. The ceremony has been held since 1975 and is completely voted on by the general public. The 2013 award show aired Wednesday night giving awards to many celebrities, television shows and movies. Here’s what you need to know.
1. The Hunger Games Dominated
“The Hunger Games” dominated at this year’s People Choice Awards with five trophies. The movie received favorite movie, action movie and movie franchise. “The Hunger Games” stars Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth received favorite on-screen chemistry while Lawrence took home trophies for favorite actress and favorite face of heroism. “The Hunger Games” follows Katniss Everdeen, played by Lawrence, as she fights for her life against 23 other young adults in a post-apocalyptic America.
“Thank you for loving movies as much as I do,” Lawrence said as she accepted her trophy.
2. Katy Perry was Runner Up
Katy Perry went home with the second most amount of awards including favorite female artist and favorite pop artist. She also was voted for favorite music video for “Part of Me ” and won the award for favorite music fan following.
3. “The Big Bang Theory” Won Favorite TV Show
“The Big Bang Theory,” a sitcom that centers around two quirky physicists and their neighbor, an aspiring actress, took home favorite TV show. Other television winners included “Supernatural” for favorite sci-fi/fantasy, “Castle” for favorite crime drama, “The New Normal” for favorite comedy and “Grey’s Anatomy” for favorite drama
4. Taylor Swift Got Favorite Country Music Artist
Taylor Swift humbly took home the award for favorite country music artist.
“Thank you for caring about this album and for caring about me,” she said as she accepted her award.
5. Maroon 5 Received Favorite Band
Maroon 5 took home this year’s favorite band award, while Jason Mraz got favorite male artist, Nicki Minaj got favorite hip-hop artist and Rihanna got favotie R&B artist.
6. Jennifer Aniston Received Favorite Comedic Actress
Jennifer Aniston received an award for favorite comedic actress alongside comedic male counterpart, Adam Sandler.
“I love the people, I really do,” Aniston said, accepting her trophy.
7. “Twihards” Got Favorite Movie Following
Hey, at least “Twilight” didn’t totally eat “The Hunger Games'” dust, even though technically it didn’t even win an award-its fans did.”Twihards” is the embarrassing name for “Twilight” fanatics. Their crazy obsession with Bella and Edward won the movie an awards for favorite movie following.
8. The X Factor Received Favorite Competition TV Show
“The X Factor” took home the award for favorite TV competition show while one of its judges, Demi Lovato received favorite celebrity judge. Sorry Simon.
9. Sandra Bullock was Presented with Favorite Humanitarian
Sandra became the first recipient to win the new category of favorite humanitarian. Bullock was recognized for her charity work including her commitment to Warren Easton High School in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina.
“I’m not at all being modest when I say I’m not doing anything compared to what they do on a daily basis,” Bullock said as she accepted her award.
10. Once Direction, Ellen DeGeneres and Robert Downey Jr. Also Took Home Awards
Here’s the full list of winners:
FAVORITE MOVIE – The Hunger Games
FAVORITE MOVIE ACTOR – Robert Downey Jr.
FAVORITE MOVIE ACTRESS – Jennifer Lawrence
FAVORITE MOVIE ICON – Meryl Streep
FAVORITE ACTION MOVIE – The Hunger Games
FAVORITE ACTION MOVIE STAR – Chris Hemsworth
FAVORITE FACE OF HEROISM – Jennifer Lawrence, The Hunger Games
FAVORITE COMEDIC MOVIE – Ted
FAVORITE COMEDIC MOVIE ACTOR – Adam Sandler
FAVORITE COMEDIC MOVIE ACTRESS – Jennifer Aniston
FAVORITE DRAMATIC MOVIE – The Perks of Being a Wallflower
FAVORITE DRAMATIC MOVIE ACTOR – Zac Efron
FAVORITE DRAMATIC MOVIE ACTRESS – Emma Watson
FAVORITE MOVIE FRANCHISE – The Hunger Games
FAVORITE MOVIE SUPERHERO – Robert Downey Jr.
FAVORITE ONSCREEN CHEMISTRY – Jennifer Lawrence/Josh Hutcherson/Liam Hemsworth, The Hunger Games
FAVORITE MOVIE FAN FOLLOWING – Twihards, Twilight
FAVORITE NETWORK TV COMEDY – The Big Bang Theory
FAVORITE NETWORK TV DRAMA – Grey’s Anatomy
FAVORITE CABLE TV COMEDY – Awkward
FAVORITE CABLE TV DRAMA – Leverage
FAVORITE PREMIUM CABLE TV SHOW – True Blood
FAVORITE TV CRIME DRAMA – Castle
FAVORITE SCI-FI/FANTASY TV SHOW – Supernatural
FAVORITE COMEDIC TV ACTOR – Chris Colfer
FAVORITE COMEDIC TV ACTRESS – Lea Michele
FAVORITE DRAMATIC TV ACTOR – Nathan Fillion
FAVORITE DRAMATIC TV ACTRESS – Ellen Pompeo
FAVORITE DAYTIME TV HOST – Ellen DeGeneres
FAVORITE LATE NIGHT TALK SHOW HOST – Jimmy Fallon
FAVORITE NEW TALK SHOW HOST – Steve Harvey
FAVORITE COMPETITION TV SHOW – The X Factor
FAVORITE CELEBRITY JUDGE – Demi Lovato
FAVORITE TV FAN FOLLOWING – SPNFamily, Supernatural
FAVORITE NEW TV COMEDY – The New Normal
FAVORITE NEW TV DRAMA – Beauty & the Beast
FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – Jason Mraz
FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – Katy Perry
FAVORITE POP ARTIST – Katy Perry
FAVORITE HIP-HOP ARTIST – Nicki Minaj
FAVORITE R&B ARTIST – Rihanna
FAVORITE BAND – Maroon 5
FAVORITE COUNTRY ARTIST – Taylor Swift
FAVORITE BREAKOUT ARTIST – The Wanted
FAVORITE SONG – “What Makes You Beautiful,” One Direction
FAVORITE ALBUM – Up All Night, One Direction
FAVORITE MUSIC VIDEO – “Part of Me,” Katy Perry
FAVORITE MUSIC FAN FOLLOWING – KatyCats, Katy Perry
THE PEOPLE’S VOICE – Christina Aguilera
FAVORITE HUMANITARIAN AWARD – Sandra Bullock