Thursday, 28 October 2010

2011 People's Choice Awards - First Round of Nominees

I love following the People's Choice Awards. I know it feels like an odd fit as I love to chat about Canadian, indie & foreign film, but there's something really fun about watching the (literal) popular vote. And I'm always curious during the show how many folks will have a Sally Field moment.

The People's Choice Awards have a two-tiered voting system. You can vote now in each category for up to 5 nominees and if you don't see your favourite listed you can add your selection under 'Other'. That's pretty sweet, I'm going to have fun adding some of my own options especially in the action star and comedic star cats that only have 3 ladies out of the 12 nominees, although those 3 nominees are up from 0 from last year - woohoo! Hopefully people voiced their opinions and made that happens. I think they could even things out even further by adding Favourite Drama Star and Favourite Horror Star with a majority of women nominees to balance things out. Lots of final girls and drama queens out there!

One huh moment was seeing Edge of Darkness, Inception and Shutter Island fit as Favorite Drama Movie nominees, but for genre categorization they only to action, drama, comedy, family & horror. So, out of those I can see how drama would be a fit even if I don't see how they quite meet the definition. I can see the effects of the genre analysis on the Movie Moxie Podcast is certainly staying on my mind! Actually, the genre film categories of action, drama, comedy, & horror are all new this year - last year they only had Favourite Family Movie and Favourite Movie. Also new this year is Favorite Movie Star Under 25 which I'm shocked I actually know who most of them are! Woot! Other changes from last year include no more Favorite Independent Film, Favorite Breakout Actor, Favorite Breakout Actress and Favorite Franchise categories.

The awards cover movies, TV and music, but I'm only looking at film here and those nominees are listed below. To see all Nominee Selections go here, and don't wait - get your votes in now as the second round of voting begins on November 9, 2010.

Favorite Movie
Alice In Wonderland
Clash of the Titans
Despicable Me
Grown Ups
How to Train Your Dragon
Iron Man 2
The Karate Kid
The Last Airbender
Shrek Forever After
Toy Story 3
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

Favorite Movie Actor
Ben Affleck
Bradley Cooper
Bruce Willis
Denzel Washington
George Clooney
Johnny Depp
Leonardo DiCaprio
Matt Damon
Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Pattinson
Taylor Lautner
Tom Cruise

Favorite Movie Actress
Amanda Seyfried
Angelina Jolie
Cameron Diaz
Diane Lane
Gwyneth Paltrow
Jennifer Aniston
Julia Roberts
Katherine Heigl
Kristen Stewart
Queen Latifah
Sarah Jessica Parker
Scarlett Johansson

Favorite Action Movie
The A-Team
The Book of Eli
Clash of the Titans
The Expendables
Iron Man 2
Knight and Day
The Last Airbender
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
Robin Hood

Favorite Action Star
Angelina Jolie
Bradley Cooper
Chloe Moretz
Jackie Chan
Jaden Smith
Jake Gyllenhaal
Milla Jovovich
Robert Downey Jr.
Russell Crowe
Sam Worthington
Sylvester Stallone
Tom Cruise

Favorite Drama Movie
Alice in Wonderland
Dear John
Eat Pray Love
Edge of Darkness
The Last Song
Letters to Juliet
Shutter Island
The Social Network
The Town
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps

Favorite Family Movie
Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore
Despicable Me
Diary of a Wimpy Kid
How to Train Your Dragon
The Karate Kid
Legends of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole
Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief
Shrek Forever After
The Sorcerer's Apprentice
Tooth Fairy
Toy Story 3

Favorite Comedy Movie
The Bounty Hunter
Cop Out
Date Night
Dinner For Schmucks
Easy A
Grown Ups
Hot Tub Time Machine
The Other Guys
Sex and the City 2
Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too?
Valentine's Day

Favorite Comedic Star
Adam Sandler
Chris Rock
Craig Robinson
Drew Barrymore
Emma Stone
Jonah Hill
Rob Corddry
Russell Brand
Steve Carell
Tina Fey
Will Ferrell
Zach Galifianakis

Favorite On Screen Team
The A-Team - Liam Neeson, Bradley Cooper, Sharlto Copley, Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson
Date Night - Tina Fey & Steve Carell
The Expendables - Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, Steve Austin, Terry Crews, Mickey Rourke, Bruce Willis
Grown Ups - Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, Kevin James, David Spade, Rob Schneider
Inception - Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page, Tom Hardy, Dileep Rao
Iron Man 2 - Robert Downey Jr. & Don Cheadle
The Karate Kid - Jaden Smith & Jackie Chan
Knight & Day - Tom Cruise & Cameron Diaz
The Other Guys - Will Ferrell & Mark Wahlberg
Sex and the City 2 - Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon
Toy Story 3 - Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Jessie, Bullseye, Mr. Potato Head, Mrs. Potato Head, Rex, Hamm, Bonnie, Slinky Dog, Barbie, Aliens
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse - Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner

Favorite Movie Star Under 25
Aaron Johnson
Alex Pettyfer
Amanda Seyfried
Blake Lively
Chloe Moretz
Daniel Radcliffe
Elle Fanning
Ellen Page
Emily Browning
Emma Roberts
Emma Stone
Emma Watson
Hailee Steinfeld
Jaden Smith
Jamie Bell
Jennifer Lawrence
Kristen Stewart
Mia Wasikowska
Michael Cera
Robert Pattinson
Saoirse Ronan
Shia LaBeouf
Taylor Lautner
Vanessa Hudgens
Zac Efron

Favorite Horror Movie
Case 39
The Crazies
The Last Exorcism
Let Me In
A Nightmare on Elm Street
Piranha 3D
Resident Evil: Afterlife
The Wolfman

This is the first of two rounds of voting, the next round will commence November 9, 2010. The People Choice Awards will be air live on January 5, 2011 on CBS.

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