Friday, January 13, 2012
She's the People's Choice Award winner for Best Pop Artist, a fact that got Demi Lovato all choked up during the live awards show at the Nokia Theater in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday, Jan. 11.
"The nominees are all people I look up to, and have aspired to be," Lovato admitted as she clutched her heavy Waterford crystal prize. Her competition was Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Rihanna and Katy Perry; Perry snagged five of the glittering statues, but missed the fun.
But the thousands of fans that packed the venue were not disappointed, as top stars from film, television and music filled the front rows and caused serious shrieking as they hit the stage. "Glee" star Lea Michele thanked her parents for their support as she won Favorite TV Comedy Actress, and Adam Sandler broke up the house with thanks to all his "public school teachers" when he won Favorite Comedic Movie Actor.
Faith Hill belted out "Come Home," her latest hit single, and Neil Patrick Harris gave the assemblage a giggle as he tried to take over hosting duties from Kaley Cuoco. He also won for Favorite TV Comedy Actor, and admonished his young twins at home in his acceptance speech to "go to bed!"
No one could have slept through the shrieking as Robert Pattison took the stage to accept the Favorite Drama Movie prize for "Water for Elephants." His newly shaven head didn't deter the screaming fans from almost drowning out his speech and the excitement didn't stop there. The crowd went crazy for presenters Ian Somerhalder, Ginnifer Goodwin, Julianne Hough and Ewan McGregor, who gave Morgan Freeman the first annual Favorite Movie Icon award.
And the biggest excitement of the night didn't come for the younger stars that graced the show, like Miley Cyrus, Vanessa Hudgens, Adam Levine, Kat Dennings, Nina Dobrev or Jennifer Morrison. That was reserved for beloved Betty White, who took home the trophy for her "Hot in Cleveland" win for Favorite Cable TV Comedy and is about to celebrate her 90th birthday on Jan. 17.
"I didn't do anything to get to 90," White said with a chuckle. "It just crept up on me!"