The 38th People’s Choice Awards (2012)

Welcome to DigitalHit’s coverage of the 38th People’s Choice Awards. The ceremony, hosted by Kaley Cuoco, took place on January 11th, 2012.


The show starts with a filmed sketch with the cast of The Big Bang Theory, the sitcom starring the award show’s host Kaley Cuoco. Cuoco’s character gets a gig as a sea filler at the show which seques into her hosting gig.

So we’re underway with the least surprising show of the awards season, since every winner knows that they’ve won, the other nominees usually don’t show up, and everyone acts like they’re surprised.


The Grey’s Liam Neeson, Dermot Mulroney and Frank Grillo are tonight’s first presenters, presenting Favorite Movie Actress. And the winner is Emma Stone, who has also won Favorite Comedic Movie Actress.


Sharon Osbourne and Jesse Tyler Ferguson are presenting Favorite Daytime TV Host. Sharon complains that her show, The Talk wasn’t nominated. The People’s Choice Award goes to Ellen DeGeneres who said that she shared the award "with you, the People’s".


Don Cheadle and Kristen Bell, from the new series House of Lies, share the task of presenting Favorite TV Comedy Actress. The People’s Choice Award goes to Glee’s Lea Michelle.


Hunger Games stars Liam Hemsworth and Jennifer Lawrence are also co-starring as the presenters of Favorite TV Drama Actress. The People’s Choice Award goes to The Vampire Diaries’s Nina Dobrev, who should probably earn another acting award for pretending to be surprised. She thanks the fans last, which is odd considering they’re the one who vote on this kudofest.

So, Adam Sandler’s in the audience. We can probably assume he’s won his category.


Rob Schneider and Cheech Marin, from the new show Rob, present Favorite TV Comedy Actor. And the People’s Choice Award goes to Neil Patrick Harris. He thanks his Twitter fans. He also thanks his partner and his twins.


Josh Hutcherson and Vanessa Hudgens, who co-star in the upcoming Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, intro a performance by Demi Lovato, winner of Favorite Pop Artist. She sings an utterly generic song that shows why she’s not the type of singer to get on the Grammys. In her category she beat out Beyoncé, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga and Rihanna, which just goes to show what a nutty show this is.


Glee’s Jane Lynch and ET’s Mark Steines are in a pre-taped segment where she plays the woman who does all the seating arrangements for the show.


American Reunion co-stars Alyson Hannigan and Jason Biggs are presenting Favorite Comedic Movie Actor. And the People’s Choice Award goes to…Adam Sandler. Remember we "predicted" that 23 minutes ago?


Glee’s Cory Monteith and Rock of Ages’s Julianne Hough make a cute non-dating couple as they present Favorite Movie Star Under 25. The People’s Choice Award goes to…Chloe Grace Moretz.


The stars of 2 Broke Girls, Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs, are now 2 People’s Choice Award Presenters as they hand out the hardware for Favorite Band to Maroon 5.


Chuck’s Zachary Levi and Twilight’s Ashley Greene are handing out Favorite Drama Movie. The winner of that particular People’s Choice Award is Water for Elephants, which is not surprising because thousands of screaming fans would have voted for it on the ’net just because Robert Pattinson is in it.


The cast of Pretty Little Liars do a pre-taped segment showing some of the winners of the awards that aren’t going to be televised. If the winners were lucky, none of them would have to show up.


Time for a pre-taped segment where Kaley Cuoco visits the cast of Parks and Recreation to show off their hidden talents like sword swallowing and beard growing.


Once Upon a Time’s Ginnifer Goodwin and Jennifer Morrison are presenting Favorite TV Drama Actor. And the People’s Choice Award goes to Castle’s Nathan Fillion. We also learn that Castle won the People’s Choice Award for Favorite TV Crime Show.


Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley talk over the girls’ screams as they present the nominees for Favorite Comedy Movie. And the People’s Choice Award goes to Bridesmaids.


Elisha Cuthbert and Matt Bomer introduce a performance by Faith Hill.


Jimmy Fallon, who has won Favorite Late Night TV Host, conducts a "state of TV" roundtable with a robot, a stuffed deer, and a robot. Just trust me.


Kaley gets a few things off her chest in case 2012 really is the end of the world. For example, pajama jeans are really for people who have just given up.

10:36 PM

Bones’ David Boreanaz and Cougar Town’s Busy Philipps talk about cable before presenting Favorite Cable TV Comedy. And the winner is Hot in Cleveland. The cast gets up to accept. They wish Betty White an early Happy Birthday for her 90th and she gets a standing ovation.


More from the Pretty Little Liars cast and the categories that didn’t get aired.


Ewan McGregor is on hand to present Favorite Movie Icon. And the People’s Choice Award goes to Morgan Freeman.


Two and a Half Men’s Angus T. Jones and NCIS’s Pauley Perrette are presenting Favorite New TV Drama which goes to Person of Interest. The People’s Choice Award for Favorite New TV Comedy goes 2 Broke Girls.


Red Tails castmates Terrence Howard and Cuba Gooding Jr. are presenting Favorite Network TV Comedy. And the People’s Choice Award goes to…How I Met Your Mother. The cast accepts the award.


And that’s it. The wild, wacky, nonsensical People’s Choice Award’s are over for another year.

Favorite Movie

  • Bridesmaids
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 *
  • The Help
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
  • Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Favorite Movie Actor

  • Daniel Radcliffe
  • Hugh Jackman
  • Johnny Depp *
  • Robert Pattinson
  • Ryan Reynolds

Favorite Movie Actress

  • Anne Hathaway
  • Emma Stone *
  • Jennifer Aniston
  • Julia Roberts
  • Reese Witherspoon

Favorite Movie Icon

  • George Clooney
  • Harrison Ford
  • Morgan Freeman *
  • Robert DeNiro
  • Tom Hanks

Favorite Action Movie

  • Fast Five
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 *
  • Thor
  • Transformers: Dark of the Moon
  • X-Men: First Class

Favorite Action Movie Star

  • Hugh Jackman *
  • Ryan Reynolds
  • Shia LaBeouf
  • Taylor Lautner
  • Vin Diesel

Favorite Drama Movie

  • The Adjustment Bureau
  • The Help
  • Limitless
  • Moneyball
  • Water for Elephants *

Favorite Comedy Movie

  • Bad Teacher
  • Bridesmaids *
  • Crazy Stupid Love
  • Friends With Benefits
  • The Hangover Part II

Favorite Comedic Movie Actor

  • Adam Sandler *
  • Ashton Kutcher
  • Bradley Cooper
  • Ryan Reynolds
  • Steve Carell

Favorite Comedic Movie Actress

  • Cameron Diaz
  • Emma Stone *
  • Jennifer Aniston
  • Mila Kunis
  • Natalie Portman

Favorite Movie Star Under 25

  • Chloe Moretz *
  • Daniel Radcliffe
  • Emma Watson
  • Rupert Grint
  • Tom Felton

Favorite Ensemble Movie Cast

  • Bridesmaids
  • The Hangover Part II
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 *
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
  • X-Men: First Class

Favorite Animated Movie Voice

  • Anne Hathaway as Jewel Rio
  • Jack Black as Po Kung Fu Panda 2
  • Johnny Depp as Rango Rango *
  • Katy Perry as Smurfette The Smurfs
  • Owen Wilson as Lightning McQueen Cars 2

Favorite Movie Superhero

  • Chris Evans as Captain America
  • Chris Hemsworth as Thor
  • James McAvoy as Professor X
  • Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique
  • Ryan Reynolds as Green Lantern *

Favorite Book Adaptation

  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 *
  • The Help
  • I Am Number Four
  • Soul Surfer
  • Water For Elephants

Favorite Network TV Drama

  • The Good Wife
  • Grey’s Anatomy
  • House
  • Supernatural *
  • The Vampire Diaries

Favorite TV Drama Actor

  • David Boreanz
  • Hugh Laurie
  • Ian Somerhalder
  • Nathan Fillion *
  • Patrick Dempsey

Favorite TV Drama Actress

  • Blake Lively
  • Ellen Pompeo
  • Emily Deschanel
  • Eva Longoria
  • Nina Dobrev *

Favorite Cable TV Drama

  • Dexter
  • Game of Thrones
  • Pretty Little Liars *
  • True Blood
  • White Collar

Favorite Network TV Comedy

  • The Big Bang Theory
  • Glee
  • How I Met Your Mother *
  • Modern Family
  • Two and a Half Men

Favorite TV Comedy Actor

  • Alec Baldwin
  • Chris Colfer
  • Cory Monteith
  • Jim Parsons
  • Neil Patrick Harris *

Favorite TV Comedy Actress

  • Courteney Cox
  • Jane Lynch
  • Kaley Cuoco
  • Lea Michele *
  • Tina Fey

Favorite Cable TV Comedy

  • Hot In Cleveland *
  • It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
  • Nurse Jackie
  • Royal Pains
  • Weeds

Favorite TV Competition Show

  • American Idol *
  • America’s Got Talent
  • Dancing With The Stars
  • So You Think You Can Dance
  • The Voice

Favorite TV Crime Drama

  • Bones
  • Castle *
  • Criminal Minds
  • CSI
  • NCIS

Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy Show

  • Fringe
  • Supernatural *
  • True Blood
  • The Vampire Diaries
  • The Walking Dead

Favorite Daytime TV Host

  • Al Roker, Ann Curry, Matt Lauer, Natalie Morales, Savannah Guthrie The Today Show
  • Anderson Cooper Anderson
  • Ellen DeGeneres The Ellen DeGeneres Show *
  • Kelly Ripa, Regis Philbin Live with Regis & Kelly
  • Rachael Ray Rachael Ray Show

Favorite Late Night TV Host

  • Conan O’Brien Conan
  • David Letterman Late Show with David Letterman
  • Jay Leno The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
  • Jimmy Fallon Late Night with Jimmy Fallon *
  • Jimmy Kimmel Jimmy Kimmel Live

Favorite TV Guest Star

  • Gwyneth Paltrow Glee
  • Jim Carrey The Office
  • Katy Perry How I Met Your Mother *
  • Kristin Chenoweth Glee
  • Michael J. Fox The Good Wife

Favorite TV CelebReality Star

  • Gene Simmons
  • Giuliana Rancic
  • Kathy Griffin
  • Kim Kardashian *
  • Tia & Tamera Mowry

Favorite New TV Drama

  • A Gifted Man
  • Grimm
  • Hart of Dixie
  • Once Upon A Time
  • Pan Am
  • Person of Interest *
  • Prime Suspect
  • Revenge
  • Ringer
  • The Secret Circle
  • Terra Nova
  • Unforgettable

Favorite New TV Comedy

  • 2 Broke Girls *
  • Allen Gregory
  • Last Man Standing
  • Man Up!
  • New Girl
  • Suburgatory
  • Up All Night
  • Whitney

Favorite Male Artist

  • Blake Shelton
  • Bruno Mars *
  • Eminem
  • Enrique Iglesias
  • Justin Bieber

Favorite Female Artist

  • Adele
  • Beyoncé
  • Katy Perry *
  • Lady Gaga
  • Taylor Swift

Favorite Song of the Year

  • The Edge Of Glory Lady Gaga
  • E.T Katy Perry featuring Kanye West *
  • Moves Like Jagger Maroon 5 featuring Christina Aguilera
  • Party Rock Anthem LMFAO featuring Lauren Bennet & GoonRock
  • Rolling in the Deep Adele

Favorite Album of the Year

  • 21 Adele
  • 4 Beyoncé
  • Born This Way Lady Gaga *
  • Femme Fatale Britney Spears
  • Own The Night Lady Antebellum

Favorite Pop Artist

  • Beyoncé
  • Demi Lovato *
  • Katy Perry
  • Lady Gaga
  • Rihanna

Favorite Hip Hop Artist

  • B.o.B.
  • Eminem *
  • Jay-Z
  • Nicki Minaj
  • Pitbull

Favorite R&B Artist

  • Beyoncé
  • Bruno Mars
  • Chris Brown
  • Ne-Yo
  • Rihanna *

Favorite Band

  • Coldplay
  • Foo Fighters
  • Linkin Park
  • Maroon 5 *
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers

Favorite Country Artist

  • Blake Shelton
  • Keith Urban
  • Lady Antebellum
  • Rascal Flatts
  • Taylor Swift *

Favorite Music Video

  • Judas Lady Gaga
  • Last Friday Night(T.G.I.F.) Katy Perry *
  • Party Rock Anthem LMFAO featuring Goonrock & Lauren Bennett
  • Rolling in the Deep Adele
  • Run The World (Girls) Beyoncé

Favorite Tour Headliner

  • Bon Jovi
  • Katy Perry *
  • Taylor Swift
  • U2
  • Usher