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The 36th People's Choice Awards (2010)

Welcome to DigitalHit's coverage of the 36th People's Choice Awards. The nominations were announced on November 10th, 2009, while the ceremony, hosted again by Queen Latifah, took place on January 6th, 2010.

9:00 PM ET

The People's Choice Awards begin with Queen Latifah singing about hosting the ceremony.

9:03 PM ET

Biggest party of the year? Really, Latifah?

9:04 PM ET

Ellen DeGeneres accepts her best talk show award. Shen then presents Favorite Comedy Movie. And the People's Choice Award goes to The Proposal. Ryan Reynolds and Sandra Bullock say co-star Betty White couldn't be there "because she crunking somewhere."

9:09 PM ET

Tim Gunn and Nicole of the Pussycat Dolls pimp the upcoming Russell Crowe Robin Hood flick.

9:14 PM ET

Latifah spoofs Paranormal Activity. Cloris Leachman appears as a dominatrix.

9:16 PM ET

Rascal Flatts present Favorite R&B Artist. And the People's Choice Award goes to Mariah Carey. Let's hope she's not wasted like she was at the Palm Springs Film festival last night.

9:21 PM ET

Kate Walsh, looking leggy tonight, is onstage to present the Favorite TV Comedy Actor to Steve Carell. His entire acceptance speech was full of setups for "That's what she said" jokes. I can guarantee this will be the best part of the night.

9:24 PM ET

Sofia Vergara and James Denton are here to present Favorite TV Comedy Actress. And the People's Choice Award goes to Alyson Hannigan.

9:27 PM ET

Jeff Probst shows a trailer for the upcoming Survivor: Hereos vs. Villians. Really?

9:32 PM ET

The presenters for Favorite TV Comedy are Jenna Elfman and Chevy Chase. One's a comedy legend and the other's Jenna Elfman. And the People's Choice Award goes to The Big Bang Theory.

9:36 PM ET

Christian Slater, star of The Forgotten, intros a performance by Mary J. Blige.

9:45 PM ET

Katie Cassidy and Kellan Lutz stroll out to the screams of the fans in the audience. They're task? To present Favorite Country Artist. And the People's Choice Award goes to Carrie Underwood. The former Idol winner slips on her way up to the stage.

9:47 PM ET

Paula Patton presents Favorite TV Drama Actor. And the People's Choice Award goes to Hugh Laurie. The voiceover announcer tells us that House has won TV Drama as well.

9:51 PM ET

Will.i.am shills for the upcoming Clash of the Titans remake.

9:57 PM ET

George Lopez is here to present Favorite Movie Actress. I'm assuming he was chosen because Sandra Bullock will win and she exec-produced his sitcom. And the People's Choice Award goes to Sandra Bullock of course. She gets a little emotional in her speech as she thanks her family.

10:02 PM ET

Jackie Chan and Tariji P. Henson are presenting Favorite Action Star. And the People's Choice Award goes to Hugh Jackman.

10:09 PM ET

Latifah now spoofs Twilight.

10:11 PM ET

Diane Kruger, Eli Roth and BJ Novak come out to accept Independent Movie. They then presnt Favorite Breakout Movie Actor. And the People's Choice Award goes to Taylor Lautner.

10:21 PM ET

Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Holloway stroll out to present Favorite Male Artist to Keith Urban. Which was a given since he and Nicole are in the audience.

10:24 PM ET

Colbie Caillat and Demi Lovato present a performance by Cobra Starship. I've never heard of them.

10:33 PM ET

Jessica Alba, a vision in silver, presents Favorite Web Celeb. And the People's Choice Award goes to Ashton Kutcher, who of course is Jessica's upcoming co-star in Valentine's Day.

10:38 PM ET

Kathryn Morris and Heroes's Greg Grunberg present Favorite New TV Drama. And the People's Choice Award goes to Vampire Diaries. They also present Favorite New TV Comedy. And the People's Choice Award goes to Glee. The Glee team take to the stage to thanks their energetic fans. They thank the audience with another lame product placement for DiGiorno pizza.

10:46 PM ET

Queen Latifah introduces LL Cool J. He's presenting Favorite Female Artist to Taylor Swift, which is a given as she's in the audience sitting close to the stage. Swift says it's a great way to start a new decade.

10:54 PM ET

Sacha Baron Cohen (a.k.a. Borat and Bruno) presents Favorite Movie Actor. And the People's Choice Award goes to Johnny Depp. They also announce he's Actor of the Decade. Cohen says Depp's performance as Will Wonka made it acceptable for middle-aged men to offer children candy again. Depp accepts the dual awards to a standing ovation.

And the nominees (and * winners) are:

TV drama

TV comedy

TV drama actor

TV drama actress

TV comedy actor

TV comedy actress

TV obsession

TV talk show

TV sci-fi/fantasy

TV competition show

Animal show

New TV drama

New TV comedy

Movie actor

Movie actress

Action star

Comedic star

Breakout movie actress

Breakout movie actor

On-screen team

Family movie

Independent movie


Comedy movie

Favorite movie

Male artist

Female artist

Country artist

Breakout Music Artist

Hip-hop artist

Rock band

Music collaboration

R&B artist

Pop artist

Web celeb