Friday, January 9, 2009

people's choice?

So, the People's Choice Awards were the other night.. And, well, I have some things to say about it, of course.

First and foremost.. The nominees for a majority of the awards were terrible. I don't think they represented the year at all. A few examples:
-Favorite Comedy-- 27 Dresses, Get Smart, and Mama Mia!... Where's Step Brothers? Or Forgetting Sarah Marshall?
-Fave Female Movie Star-- Reese Witherspoon, Angelina Jolie, and Keira Knightly.... I mean, they're great people and all, but aren't there better people for 2008? Like, lots of them?
-Fave Funny Male star-- Adam Sandler, Jim Carrey, and Steve Carell.... Again, all funny people, but besides Steve, we've had a LOT of Adam and Jim. Now a lot of people are into the Jonah Hills, any Superbad character time, or Will Ferrell at least..

I just feel like it wasn't much of a "people's choice" if all of the choices weren't really there. HOWEVER, I AM happy with Ellen winning Talk Show Host, Chris Brown winning Male Singer, Rascal Flatts winning Group, Will Smith as Male Action Star [because at least he is still making TONS of GREAT movies], and Tina Fey as Funny Female. And, of course, the 32987 awards that The Dark Knight got. Those, were most certainly well deserved.

Anyways, on to the show.

Queen Latifah hosted, and let's just say, she's a WHOLE LOTTA WOMAN! She's pretty, and definitely comfortable in her own skin, and man can she work it!

Her opening was pretty funny, I thought. She did the whole "Yes we can is the answer tonight." And then went on to ask Robin Williams, Jim Carrey, Kid Rock, and Hugh Laurie if it was going to be a good time. All answers were pretty funny, I must admit.. Even though they all were "Yes We Can."

There were only two performers, which was a little disappointing. I was really happy with the past couple of awards shows and how they had a LOT of performers. But, at least these two were both people I LOVE.. Carrie Underwood and Rascal Flatts.

Carrie was awarded favorite person under 35, and performed "I Know You Won't," a powerful ballad from her latest album, Carnival Ride. I've decided it's impossible for her to look anything less than perfect. She always looks amazing, no matter what. She also always sounds amazing, no matter what song she is singing. Even though the song was pretty slow and no one knew it, she was able to pull it off.

The Rascal Flatts sang "What Hurts the Most" and "Life is a Highway." They sound a bit different live than they do on their singles, but it's okay.. It works. They sound raw and alive and amazing! :) It was cool to have them sing multiple songs, both of which were very popular in a variety of music cultures. So, Bravo, boys!

What was funny during their performance, though, was Jordin Sparks. She was LOVIN' it! They showed her just standing up out of her seat, by herself, dancing and singing to their performance. It was a little weird, and funny, but cool at the same time. I just want to know if she was officially in her own world, or if she's not afraid to get up and have a good time. [Really, she was geeking out the WHOLE show.]

Speaking of having a good time, Miss Kate Hudson... Hmmm.. For those of you who watched.. Did anyone else think she was completely hammered when she received her award?! First she starts hootin' and hollerin'.. Then she was rambling on and on and "I feel a song coming on" and then went on to talk about her son who was born on that day and she didn't know where he was but hopefully he was in bed. Umm, that's weird. Shouldn't you know what he's doing?! Maybe? There were other awkward comments too, but I forgot them by now.

Yeah. She's hammered. It's official.

All in all, I can't say I LOVED the show, but I didn't hate it, either. I was certainly entertained, and some of my people won [YAY ELLEN AND RASCAL!] so I'm happy.

Let me know what you thought, though! Right after you take a look at these pictures:


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