And the People Choose…Vampires!!
If the whole vampire craze that has taken over the world wasn't clear to you before, it certainly should be after last night! It was then that the People's Choice Awards gave away seven - count em, seven! - awards to movies, TV shows, and music that are all vampire related! Here's the rundown for you on who won what.
The 36th Annual People's Choice Awards were handed out on Wednesday night. And while all you Twilight fans might think that each of the seven awards was given to the famous saga, only five of them were. Some may actually say four, but look again and you'll see that one of those awards probably wouldn't have been given without the famous movies. So, just what what awards did Twilight win exactly? The first of course, was for "Favorite Movie." This actually puzzles me a bit because it seems to be that the movie that won was Twilight, which came out in 2008. I would think the award was actually for New Moon, which did come out last year. But what do I know?
But there were a few other awards that the Twilight saga also took home. One was for "Favorite On-Screen Team", which is obviously the team of Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner, who play Bella Swan, Edward Cullen, and Jacob Black, respectively. Taylor Lautner also took home an award for "Favorite Breakout Movie Actor." Yes, Taylor does actually play a smelly werewolf in the movies but, who can think of Jacob Black and not think of vampires in the same thought? And of course, for "Favorite Franchise" (seriously, we're voting on franchises now?), Twilight picked that one up too. So where does the fifth Twilight award come from? It actually went to the band Paramore, for "Favorite Rock Band." And where did I get the Twilight connection from? Well, no one had heard of Paramore before Twilight and now you can't hear their breakout song, "Decode" without thinking of Bella's and Edward's relationship. And thanks to that song, Paramore ended up on the Billboard charts and on the Hot 100.
So, what other two awards were given out to vamps? Well, it may not shock you to know that Vampire Diariestook home the award for "Favorite New TV Drama", very deservedly so, and True Blood took home the award for "Favorite TV Obsession." Also, I think we would all agree, very deservedly so.
So, from last night's People's Choice Awards, it's clear that vamps are here, they're big, and they're going to be around for a long while yet!