The 2010 People’s Choice Awards Are Handed Out

The 36th Annual

Celebrities of varying stature made their way out to the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in downtown LA last night to attend the People’s Choice Awards which were handed out in a lavish, televised ceremony. As you may know, the PCAs are voted on by the public so the winners are chosen by the fans … which makes this awards show unique among the many others. Here are a few photos from the red carpet arrivals (where newly engaged country singer Carrie Underwood was happy to show off her new bling — again) along with some deets about who won awards last night … I understand it was a good night for vampires:

The people have chosen vampires. “The Twilight Saga,” “True Blood” and “The Vampire Diaries” all sucked up trophies Wednesday at the 36th annual People’s Choice Awards. “Twilight” won four trophies, including favorite movie, franchise and on-screen team for the dreamy trio of Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner, who also picked up the breakout male actor award. The undead HBO fable “True Blood” and the soapy supernatural CW series “The Vampire Diaries” were respectively selected as favorite TV obsession and favorite new TV drama. Other winners in categories spanning movies, TV and music included “Inglourious Basterds” as favorite independent movie and Lady Gaga as favorite pop and breakout music artist. Queen Latifah, who returned as host of the fan-favorite ceremony for the fourth consecutive year, kicked off the show at the Nokia Theatre with a jazzy name-dropping number. Stars such as Hugh Jackman, Mariah Carey, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Ashton Kutcher, Taylor Swift and Ellen DeGeneres were on hand to accept their awards selected by Internet votes. “One for each of Sandra Bullock’s toes,” joked 11-time People’s Choice Awards champion DeGeneres. Other TV winners included “American Idol” as favorite competition show, “Glee” as favorite new TV comedy, Steve Carell as favorite TV comedy actor, Alyson Hannigan as favorite TV comedy actress, “The Big Bang Theory” as favorite TV comedy, “House” as favorite TV drama, Hugh Laurie as favorite TV drama actor and “Supernatural” as favorite fantasy TV show. Winners in the movie categories included Bullock as favorite movie actress, Jackman as favorite action star, “The Proposal” as favorite comedy movie and “Up” for favorite family movie. Sacha Baron Cohen, appearing as himself and not as his alter-egos Borat or Bruno, presented Johnny Depp with a special award as favorite movie actor of the decade. “The only reason that any of us are up here is because of you,” Depp told the audience. Throughout the show, Latifah appeared in spoofs of “Twilight” and “Paranormal Activity,” which featured a cameo by Cloris Leachman clad in a sexy leather ensemble. The show also featured performances by Mary J. Blige, Cobra Starship and Nicole Scherzinger, as well as debut footage from “Clash of the Titans,” “Robin Hood” and “Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains.”

It sounds like it was a fun show, unfortch I wasn’t home to watch. But you had to know that if the public was gonna be voting on the awards then the hot vampire trend going on in Hollywood these days was gonna be well-rewarded. I was very pleased with many of last night’s winners. After the jump, check out some photos from the press room of some of my fave folks who took home the pretty glass trophies …


Alyson Hannigan, FTW!!! Altho Hugh Jackman was a bit too tanned (or was it make-up?) for my taste, I do love his new haircut. Mariah Carey, lord, who knows if she was as drunk as she was at the Palm Springs International Film Festival a couple of nights ago but she sure did look happy last night, no? Click HERE to see a full list of 2010 People’s Choice Award Winners … did your faves win?

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  1. Chloe-Isabella

    Alyson Hannigan, amazing as per always! Judging by the pic Mariah is DEFINITELY not sober…. Thanks Trent! X

  2. nicole

    i LOVE the fact mariah bet out beyonce. and i havent been able to listen to her speech….everyones saying she couldnt walk and she had to be drunk…but after watching the video, i blame the dress for her not being able to walk.

  3. Heather

    Stupid ? What does “FTW” stand for?

  4. anna

    How on earth is Taylor Swift getting awards for her attrocious music (I get that she is very popular hence this peoples choice award) but dear lord! Has anyone ever heard her live performances. so so so aweful! anyways. Just my two cents. I am psyched for Alyson Hannigan’s win!

  5. Nikki

    @ Heather > I think it means, ‘For the win.’ I’m only guessing here, but it seems like a good fit! :)

  6. Mr. Gyllenhaal

    It was a good show. Mariah is crazy! Ryan R is hotter than ever. Sandra B is funny. I enjoyed it over all. Let the award season begin:)

  7. Paul From Toronto

    Anyone else find Taylor Lautner Looked Super Fine last night?? I still cant believe he is soo young..

  8. CHASE

    Is that Hugh Jackman? If so, he looks extremely ORANGE!

  9. Val 2.0

    Hugh-mpa Loompa.
    I love that Alyson Hannigan is doing “The NPH Point.”

  10. aimie

    i agree that mariah seemed drunk. not as bad as her palms spring thing… but she was on her way. i’ll say it’s a good thing her award came early. lol. and thanking nick for helping with her dress cuz it is “drama” and then “other things that we won’t talk about here…” lol. i about died, something she prolly will regret today

  11. Lisa

    Wow, if I would have know how good the A-list celeb turnout would be, i would have watched this instead of that awful Lakers game last night!

    @Trent- Did you catch Hugh Jackman on the Jay Leno Show last night? It was hilarious! Apparently he named his penis “Old James Rogers”… ROFL

  12. I’m digging that pic of Eli Roth. Woof!

  13. Anna with a capital A

    Heather- FTW means “for the win” I think

    I’m totally not feeling Sandra’s dress. It looks like the drapes from my grandmothers dining room.

    Taylor Swift always looks the same. Same wavy hair, same makeup. Same same

  14. ela

    i loved ryan and sandra together. my favourite new “couple”.

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