Friday, June 21, 2024

People Magazine Gives Awards More Ridiculous than People’s Choice, Golden Globes


More back slapping and self-congratulating: People magazine gave out awards tonight in Hollywood. This is why I do not live in Hollywood. Kate Hudson was named Role Model of the Year. She’s great, don’t get me wrong, but Kate Hudson divorced once, twice? Children by one, two different guys? Not one decent movie since “Almost Famous” in 2000? Jennifer Aniston got Movie Performance of the Year for an actress. This is for the dreadful “Cake.” She was better than Julianne Moore, Marion Cotillard, Reese Witherspoon, Emily Blunt or Patricia Arquette? Really? I mean, I am a Jennifer Aniston fan, but this is ridiculous. Why don’t they just call these various awards something like Publicists Promote Whoever Is in Town. Jennifer Lopez is Triple Threat? Like blackmail, murder, kidnap? I’m starting to think we deserve whatever Kim Jong Un is thinking.

Movie Performance of the Year – Actress

Jennifer Aniston

Breakout Star of the Year

Billy Eichner

Television Performance of the Year – Actor

Jon Hamm

Comedy Star of the Year

Kevin Hart

Role Model

Kate Hudson

On Screen TV Couple of the Year

Mindy Kaling and Chris Messina,

Movie Performance of the Year – Actor

Michael Keaton

Model of the Year

Karlie Kloss

Television Performance of the Year – Actress

Lisa Kudrow

Triple Threat

Jennifer Lopez

Next Generation Star

Chloë Grace Moretz

Hero of the Year Award

Nora Sandigo

Style Icon recipient

Gwen Stefani

PEOPLE’s Sexiest Woman

Kate Upton


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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