Hollywood Take 2: 2012 People’s Choice Awards Ratings

14 Jan

This is where LIH take a second look at the Top 5 happening stories in Hollywood this week and ask you to discuss them. The Award Show season has begun and first out of the gate, The People’s Choice Awards. So first let’s begin by reviewing the winners of the award.

a). The People’s Choice Award: Winners

This is the entire list of winners for each category below. [1]

  • Favorite movie: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
  • Favorite Movie Actress: Emma Stone
  • Favorite Daytime TV Host: Ellen DeGeneres
  • Favorite TV Comedy Actress: Lea Michele
  • Favorite TV Drama Actress: Nina Dobrev
  • Favorite TV Comedy Actor: Neil Patrick Harris
  • Favorite Pop Artist: Demi Lovato
  • Favorite Comedic Movie Actor: Adam Sandler
  • Favorite Movie Star Under 25: Chloe Grace Moretz
  • Favorite Band: Maroon 5
  • Favorite Album of the Year: Born This Way, Lady Gaga
  • Favorite TV CelebReality Star: Kim Kardashian
  • Favorite Book Adaptation: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
  • Favorite Drama Movie: Water for Elephants
  • Favorite Cable TV Drama: Pretty Little Liars
  • Favorite TV Drama Actor: Nathan Fillian
  • Favorite TV Crime Drama: Castle
  • Favorite Comedy Movie: Bridesmaids
  • Favorite Late Night TV Host: Jimmy Fallon, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
  • Favorite Cable TV Comedy: Hot in Cleveland
  • Favorite Movie Superhero: Ryan Reynolds as Green Lantern
  • Favorite Movie Icon: Morgan Freeman
  • Favorite New TV Drama: Person of Interest
  • Favorite New TV Comedy: 2 Broke Girls
  • Favorite Network TV Comedy: How I Met Your Mother
  • Favorite Network TV Drama: Supernatural
  • Favorite Movie Actor: Johnny Depp
  • Favorite TV Competition Show: American Idol
  • Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy Show: Supernatural
  • Favorite Action Movie: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
  • Favorite Action Movie Star: Hugh Jackman
  • Favorite TV Guest Star: Katy Perry, How I Met Your Mother
  • Favorite Comedic Movie Actress: Emma Stone
  • Favorite Ensemble Movie Cast: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Pt. 2
  • Favorite Animated Movie Voice: Johnny Depp as Rango, Rango
  • Favorite Male Artist: Bruno Mars
  • Favorite Female Artist: Katy Perry
  • Favorite Song of the Year: E.T, Katy Perry featuring Kanye West
  • Favorite Hip Hop Artist: Eminem
  • Favorite R&B Artist: Rihanna
  • Favorite Country Artist: Taylor Swift
  • Favorite Music Video: Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.), Katy Perry
  • Favorite Tour Headliner: Katy Perry

b). The People’s Choice Award: Ratings

It seems people are bored with the Peoples Choice Awards franchise. The ratings were down 7% from last year. Adult viewership was the lowest ever since 2008.[2]

c). Lionsgate purchase Summit

Rod Freidman and Patrick Wachsberger of Summit are now weighing options to become employees of Lionsgate or accept an offer by Colonial Capital (the second company who wanted to purchase Summit) to finance another business. Many are comparing this deal between Lionsgate & Summit to New Line that was shut down in 2008 shortly after being obtained by Warner Bros. The reason for shutting down New Line was due to the poor marketing of the film Golden Compass, which cost 200 million to produce but grossed only 70 million. Lionsgate is hoping Hunger Games will be a hit like Twilight. If it does not, it will put Lionsgate in worse shape than in 2011. [3]

d). The Directors Guild Awards (DGA) Nominees

  • Woody Allen: Midnight in Paris
  • David Fincher: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
  • Michel Hazanavicius: The Artist
  • Alexander Payne: The Descendants
  • Martin Scorsese: Hugo

For more details go to: Thompson Hollywood[4]

e). Academy of Motion Pictures: Revise Documentary & Short Film Rules.

AMPAS changed the rules for documentary and short films this year. They decided for a film to qualify it must receive a review in the New York Times or Los Angeles Times.[5] In addition to these changes eligible films will need to submit 200 DVD’s to the entire documentary branch, which is more than the 30 in previous years. Given most documentaries are very low budget it eliminates those who can’t afford to market their films.

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