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Previewing the People’s Choice Awards

The first major awards show of the season officially kicks off tonight with the 38th Annual People’s Choice Awards! For viewers watching at home, the show will air live East Coast Time at 9/8c on CBS. Luckily, I was able to grab tickets over a month in advance, and so I will be presenting the first ever on-site report of the People’s Choice Awards for the Awards Circuit. I will be able to provide an in-depth news coverage of the event, as well as post some pictures and possibly video from my new iPhone 4S. It’s going to be a tremendous evening, where the stars from all various media forms — movies, television, and music — will be attending to receive their awards from the fans at home who voted in large numbers. Yes, the People’s Choice Awards may not hold precedent over the Academy Awards, but if Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part Two is able to win best film, that momentum and enthusiasm for the critically acclaimed final entry in the Potter series could push Academy voters into reconsidering the film come voting time. Without further ado, I would like to preview the show by listing the following nominations, and stating my opinions on who should win and who will win. Here is the complete nomination list:

Favorite Movie:
Bridesmaids
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2 — Should and Will Win
The Help
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Favorite Movie Actor:
Daniel Radcliffe — Should Win
Hugh Jackman
Johnny Depp — Will Win
Robert Pattinson
Ryan Reynolds

Favorite  Movie Actress:
Anne Hathaway
Emma Stone — Should Win
Jennifer Aniston
Julia Roberts
Reese Witherspoon —Will Win

Favorite Movie Icon:
George Clooney — Should and Will Win
Harrison Ford
Morgan Freeman
Robert DeNiro
Tom Hanks

Favorite Action Movie:
Fast Five
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2 — Should and Will Win
Thor
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
X-Men: First Class

Favorite Action Movie Star:
Hugh Jackman
Ryan Reynolds
Shia LaBeouf
Taylor Lautner — Will Win
Vin Diesel — Should Win

Favorite Drama Movie:
The Adjustment Bureau
The Help — Should and Will Win
Limitless
Moneyball
Water for Elephants

Favorite Comedy Movie:
Bad Teacher
Bridesmaids — Should Win
Crazy Stupid Love
Friends With Benefits
The Hangover Part II — Will Win

Favorite Comedic Movie Actor:
Adam Sandler
Ashton Kutcher — Will Win
Bradley Cooper — Should Win
Ryan Reynolds
Steve Carell

Favorite Comedic Movie Actress:
Cameron Diaz
Emma Stone — Should Win
Jennifer Aniston
Mila Kunis
Natalie Portman — Will Win

Favorite Movie Star Under 25:
Chloe Moretz — Should Win
Daniel Radcliffe — Will Win
Emma Watson
Rupert Grint
Tom Felton

Favorite Ensemble Movie Cast:
Bridesmaids
The Hangover Part II
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2 — Should and Will Win
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” — Should and Will Win
Katy Perry as Smurfette, “The Smurfs”
Owen Wilson as Lightning McQueen, “Cars 2”

Favorite Movie Superhero:
Chris Evans as Captain America — Should Win
Chris Hemsworth as Thor
James McAvoy as Professor X
Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique
Ryan Reynolds as Green Lantern — Will Win

Favorite Book Adaptation:
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2 — Should and Will Win
The Help
I Am Number Four
Soul Surfer
Water for Elephants

Favorite Network TV Drama:
The Good Wife — Should Win
Grey’s Anatomy
House
Supernatural
The Vampire Diaries — Will Win

Favorite TV Drama Actor:
David Boreanaz — Should Win
Hugh Laurie
Ian Somerhalder — Will Win
Nathan Fillion
Patrick Dempsey

Favorite TV Drama Actress:
Blake Lively — Will Win
Ellen Pompeo
Emily Deschanel
Eva Longoria
Nina Dobrev — Should Win

Favorite Cable TV Drama:
Dexter — Should Win
Game of Thrones
Pretty Little Liars
True Blood — Will Win
White Collar

Favorite Network TV Comedy:
The Big Bang Theory
Glee — Will Win
How I Met Your Mother
Modern Family — Should Win
Two and a Half Men

Favorite TV Comedy Actor
Alec Baldwin
Chris Colfer — Should and Will Win
Cory Monteith
Jim Parsons
Neil Patrick Harris

Favorite TV Comedy Actress:
Courteney Cox
Jane Lynch — Will Win
Kaley Cuoco
Lea Michele — Should Win
Tina Fey

Favorite Cable TV Comedy:
Hot in Cleveland
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia — Will Win
Nurse Jackie — Should Win
Royal Pains
Weeds

Favorite TV Competition Show:
American Idol — Should and Will Win
America’s Got Talent
Dancing With the Stars
So You Think You Can Dance
The Voice

Favorite TV Crime Drama:
Bones — Should Win
Castle — Will Win
Criminal Minds
CSI
NCIS

Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy Show:
Fringe
Supernatural
True Blood
The Vampire Diaries — Will Win
The Walking Dead — Should Win

Favorite Daytime TV Host:
Al Roker, Anne Curry, Matt Lauer, Natalie Morales, Savannah Guthrie; “Today”
Anderson Cooper, “Anderson”
Ellen DeGeneres, “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” — Will Win
Kelly Ripa, Regis Philbin; “Live With Regis and Kelly” — Should Win
Rachael Ray, “The Rachael Ray Show”

Favorite Late-Night TV Host:
Conan O’Brien, “Conan” — Should Win
David Letterman, “Late Show With David Letterman”
Jay Leno, “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno”
Jimmy Fallon, “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” — Will Win
Jimmy Kimmel, “Jimmy Kimmel Live”

Favorite TV Guest Star:
Gwyneth Paltrow, “Glee” — Should Win
Jim Carrey, “The Office”
Katy Perry, “How I Met Your Mother” — Will Win
Kristin Chenoweth, “Glee”
Michael J. Fox, “The Good Wife”

Favorite TV Celeb-Reality Star
Gene Simmons
Giuliana Rancic — Should Win
Kathy Griffin
Kim Kardashian — Will Win
Tia and Tamera Mowry

Favorite New TV Drama:
A Gifted Man
Grimm
Hart of Dixie
Once Upon a Time — Should and Will Win
Pan Am
Person of Interest
Prime Suspect
Revenge
Ringer
The Secret Circle
Terra Nova
Unforgettable

Favorite New TV Comedy:
2 Broke Girls — Will Win
Allen Gregory
Last Man Standing
Man Up!
New Girl — Should Win
Suburgatory
Up All Night
Whitney

Favorite Male Artist:
Blake Shelton
Bruno Mars — Should Win
Eminem
Enrique Iglesias
Justin Bieber — Will Win

Favorite Female Artist:
Adele — Should Win
Beyoncé
Katy Perry
Lady Gaga
Taylor Swift — Will Win

Favorite Song of the Year:
“The Edge of Glory,” Lady Gaga
“E.T.,” Katy Perry featuring Kanye West — Will Win
“Moves Like Jagger,” Maroon 5 featuring Christina Aguilera — Should Win
“Party Rock Anthem,” LMFAO featuring Lauren Bennet and GoonRock
“Rolling in the Deep,” Adele

Favorite Album of the Year:
“21,” Adele — Should and Will Win
“4,” Beyoncé
“Born This Way,” Lady Gaga
“Femme Fatale,” Britney Spears
“Own the Night,” Lady Antebellum

Favorite Pop Artist:
Beyoncé
Demi Lovato
Katy Perry — Will Win
Lady Gaga
Rihanna — Should Win

Favorite Hip-Hop Artist:
B.o.B
Eminem
Jay-Z
Nicki Minaj — Will Win
Pitbull — Should Win

Favorite R&B Artist:
Beyoncé
Bruno Mars
Chris Brown
Ne-Yo
Rihanna — Will and Should Win

Favorite Band:
Coldplay — Will Win
Foo Fighters
Linkin Park
Maroon 5 — Should Win
Red Hot Chili Peppers

Favorite Country Artist:
Blake Shelton
Keith Urban
Lady Antebellum — Should Win
Rascal Flatts
Taylor Swift — Will Win

Favorite Music Video:
“Judas,” Lady Gaga — Should Win
“Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.),” Katy Perry — Will Win
“Party Rock Anthem,” LMFAO featuring Goonrock and Lauren Bennett
“Rolling in the Deep,” Adele
“Run the World (Girls),” Beyoncé

Favorite Tour Headliner:
Bon Jovi
Katy Perry
Taylor Swift — Will Win
U2 — Should Win
Usher

So that is the nomination list and my predictions, everyone! I just want to reiterate, my “should win” picks are based on work done by the actor, artist, star, film, song, album, or television show of this past year. I obviously do not think George Clooney is more iconic than Harrison Ford, and I don’t begrudge you if you do, but George Clooney was iconic this past year as well as through the 2000’s more so than Harrison Ford in my opinion. My “will win” choices are based upon who the audience demographics were that voted online for the nominees — pure and simple. I look forward to my coverage and attendance of the 38th Annual People’s Choice Awards, and hope you all enjoy what I have to present for you from my on-site report! Post your predictions and thoughts on the People’s Choice Awards show below in the comments section.

What do you think?

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Written by Joseph Braverman

My name is Joseph Braverman. I am 31 years old and a graduate from the University of California, Santa Cruz with a Bachelor of Arts in Film and Digital Media. I love watching and analyzing films and television shows. I live in Los Angeles, CA, enmeshing myself in the movie industry scene in any way possible. Don't forget to follow me on Twitter @JBAwardsCircuit.

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