Can’t we just combine the People’s Choice Awards and Teen Choice Awards into one show at this point? We’re sure there are plenty of older people posing as teens to vote for the latter awards show, and basically both awards shows really come down to what is just a simple battle of fandoms. There’s nothing wrong with that, but it makes most of the winners rather predictable (see Taylor Swift for example).
Nonetheless, CBS aired its annual show Wednesday night, and in the midst of some very uncomfortable moments (watching Casey Wilson fawn over Ian Somerhalder, anyone from “Homeland” trying to act serious during this whole affair), we had some deserving winners. We do appreciate how this show does recognize some very good shows that are often ignored by the Emmys and Golden Globes due to their commercial appeal, and we also appreciate how the show is not too slanted towards the network that airs it (though they did save “The Big Bang Theory” winning until the end). In case you did not want to sit through two hours of self-congratulations and to see the millionth TV show to feature a performance from Alicia Keys, we’ve got the winners below along with some reaction.
Network TV Comedy – “The Big Bang Theory”
Cable TV Comedy – “Awkward”
New TV Comedy – “The New Normal”
TV Comedy Actor – Chris Colfer, “Glee”
TV Comedy Actress – Lea Michele, “Glee”
Network TV Drama – “Grey’s Anatomy”
Cable TV Drama – “Leverage”
New TV Drama – “Beauty and the Beast”
TV Drama Actor – Nathan Fillion, “Castle”
TV Drama Actress – Ellen Pompeo, “Grey’s Anatomy”
TV Crime Drama – “Castle”
TV Sci-Fi / Fantasy – “Supernatural”
Favorite TV Following – “Supernatural’s” SPNFamily
Premium Cable TV Show – “True Blood”
Reality Competition Show – “The X Factor”
Best Judge – Demi Lovato, “The X Factor”
Daytime TV Host – Ellen DeGeneres
Late-Night TV Host – Jimmy Fallon
Most of these awards are actually pretty on the money when it comes to the nominees: it’s hard to argue against “The Big Bang Theory” or “Grey’s Anatomy” against their competition here, and the win by “Leverage” was especially nice considering its recent cancellation by TNT. Now, let’s turn to what made us roll our eyes a little bit:
1. How in the world is “Beauty and the Beast” a winner in anything?
2. When you look at all of the competition on premium cable, “True Blood” is actually one of the worst choices on there in terms of quality. Where’s “Game of Thrones,” “Dexter,” “Homeland,” “Boardwalk Empire,” or “Girls”? Heck, we’d even take “Californication” over “Magic City” over it. (Then again, it is better than “House of Lies.”)
3. We’re just going to assume “The X Factor” won because voting took place while the show was on (though we have no qualms about Demi winning Best Judge).
Do you like the winners here, or did you even bother to watch the PCAs? If you want to read some more of the latest “Castle” news, you can do so over at the link here.