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Genre Represented Well at People’s Choice Awards

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Hosted by Anna Faris and Allison Janney, the People’s Choice Awards 2015 aired on CBS, originating from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. The 41st annual ceremony was full of genre representation throughout the various categories, with many winners of interest to fandom.

Ben Affleck, who just wrapped shooting Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, won the Favorite Humanitarian award for his work with the Eastern Congo Initiative, an organization working to improve economic conditions in the African country. Through community-based initiatives and advocacy for better policies, EC is pushing for better living and working conditions in the region.

“It’s important for me to try my hand at philanthropy because I want to leave behind a record of someone who did more than just gobble up stuff for himself,” Affleck shared during the night. “I realize a life lived just for yourself is not much of a life.”

Co-star Amy Adams says, “The same qualities that make my friend Ben Affleck a phenomenal actor, director and writer are also what make him an extraordinary humanitarian. He puts his heart and soul into everything he does.”

Captain America star Chris Evans won Favorite Action Movie Actor, and he says that perhaps forty percent of the votes taking him to the top may have come from his mother. And he was at the the ready when Betty White won Favorite TV Icon, jumping up to escort her to the stage in true American Hero fashion.

In a similar vein, Robert Downey, Jr. — Favorite Movie Actor — quoted his son Exton: “I’m gonna eat you all up and you’re never going anywhere.” Downey being Downey, he also said, “I love people, I love movies, and I prefer people who love my movies.”

Other genre winners of the night: Kristin Kreuk, Jennifer Lawrence, Outlander, Beauty and the Beast, Maleficent, David Tennant. Listed here are the categories with most (or all) genre nominees and the winners.

And yes, Castle is genre.  Isn’t it?

Favorite Movie
22 Jump Street
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Guardians of the Galaxy
Maleficent
X-Men: Days of Future Past

Favorite Movie Actor
Brad Pitt
Channing Tatum
Hugh Jackman
Mark Wahlberg
Robert Downey Jr.

Favorite Movie Actress
Angelina Jolie
Emma Stone
Jennifer Lawrence
Melissa McCarthy
Scarlett Johansson

Favorite Movie Duo
Andrew Garfield & Emma Stone (The Amazing Spider-Man 2)
Chris Evans & Scarlett Johansson (Captain America: The Winter Soldier)
Jonah Hill & Channing Tatum (22 Jump Street)
Shailene Woodley & Ansel Elgort (The Fault in Our Stars)
Shailene Woodley & Theo James (Divergent)

Favorite Action Movie
The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Divergent
Guardians of the Galaxy
X-Men: Days of Future Past

Favorite Action Movie Actor
Chris Evans
Denzel Washington
Hugh Jackman
Liam Neeson
Mark Wahlberg

Favorite Action Movie Actress
Angelina Jolie
Jennifer Lawrence
Scarlett Johansson
Shailene Woodley
Zoe Saldana

Favorite Dramatic Movie Actor
Ben Affleck
Brad Pitt
George Clooney
Matt Damon
Robert Downey Jr.

Favorite Dramatic Movie Actress
Chloë Grace Moretz
Emma Stone
Meryl Streep
Reese Witherspoon
Shailene Woodley

Favorite Family Movie
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
How to Train Your Dragon 2
The LEGO Movie
Maleficent
Rio 2

Favorite TV Show
The Big Bang Theory
Game Of Thrones
NCIS
Once Upon a Time
The Walking Dead

Favorite Network TV Comedy
2 Broke Girls
The Big Bang Theory
Modern Family
Mom
New Girl

Favorite Comedic TV Actress
Amy Poehler
Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting
Melissa McCarthy
Sofia Vergara
Zooey Deschanel

Favorite TV Crime Drama
Bones
Castle
Criminal Minds
The Mentalist
NCIS

Favorite Crime Drama TV Actor
David Boreanaz
Kevin Bacon
Nathan Fillion
Shemar Moore
Simon Baker

Favorite Crime Drama TV Actress
Emily Deschanel
Lucy Liu
Mariska Hargitay
Robin Tunney
Stana Katic

Favorite Network Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Show
Beauty and the Beast
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Once Upon a Time
Supernatural
The Vampire Diaries

Favorite Cable Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Show
American Horror Story
Doctor Who
Game of Thrones
Outlander
The Walking Dead

Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actor
Ian Somerhalder
Jared Padalecki
Jensen Ackles
Misha Collins
Paul Wesley

Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actress
Ginnifer Goodwin
Jennifer Morrison
Jessica Lange
Kristin Kreuk
Nina Dobrev

Favorite TV Duo
David Boreanaz & Emily Deschanel (Bones)
Ginnifer Goodwin & Josh Dallas (Once Upon a Time)
Jared Padalecki & Jensen Ackles (Supernatural)
Nathan Fillion & Stana Katic (Castle)
Nina Dobrev & Ian Somerhalder (The Vampire Diaries)

Favorite Actor In A New TV Series
Ben McKenzie
David Tennant
Dylan McDermott
Laurence Fishburne
Scott Bakula

Favorite Actress In A New TV Series
Debra Messing
Jada Pinkett Smith
Octavia Spencer
Téa Leoni
Viola Davis

Favorite New TV Drama
Constantine
The Flash
Forever
Gotham
How to Get Away with Murder

 

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Click here for the full list of winners.

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Jason P. Hunt

Jason P. Hunt (founder/EIC) is the author of the sci-fi novella "The Hero At the End Of His Rope". His short film "Species Felis Dominarus" was a finalist in the Sci Fi Channel's 2007 Exposure competition.

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