The greatest example of how democracy works and makes America great isn't our election process, it's the People's Choice Awards! Where else can Twilight dreamboat Robert Pattinson accept the Favorite Drama Movie award for... Water for Elephants? Is that even a real movie? Well, we're only concerned with television here, so isn't it awesome that the award for Favorite Cable TV Drama went to... Hot in Cleveland? Maybe we need some sort of electoral college for the PCAs.
Yes, the hot mess that is the People's Choice Awards was televised last night on CBS, and despite Hot in Cleveland's win, things skewed young and cute. Supernatural and its hunky Winchester brothers won Favorite Network TV Drama and Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy Show, reiterating that The CW's cult hit has a fan base that's a force to be reckoned with, especially when it comes to online polling.
How I Met Your Mother won the highest number of TV-related trophies (what do we call a People's Choice Award -- a Peepy?); the CBS sitcom scored for Favorite Network TV Comedy, Favorite TV Comedy Actor (Neil Patrick Harris), and Favorite TV Guest Star (Katy Perry). ABC's Castle was also well-represented, with wins for Favorite TV Crime Drama and Favorite TV Drama Actor (Nathan Fillion).
2012 People's Choice Awards Winners
Favorite Network TV Drama: Supernatural
Favorite Cable TV Drama: Pretty Little Liars
Favorite Network TV Comedy: How I Met Your Mother
Favorite Cable TV Comedy: Hot in Cleveland
Favorite TV Crime Drama: Castle
Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy Show: Supernatural
Favorite New TV Drama: Person of Interest
Favorite New TV Comedy: 2 Broke Girls
Favorite TV Competition Show: American Idol
Favorite TV Drama Actor: Nathan Fillion, Castle
Favorite TV Drama Actress: Nina Dobrev, The Vampire Diaries
Favorite TV Comedy Actor: Neil Patrick Harris, How I Met Your Mother
Favorite TV Comedy Actress: Lea Michele, Glee
Favorite Celebreality Star: Kim Kardashian
Favorite Late-Night TV Host: Jimmy Fallon
Favorite Daytime TV Host: Ellen DeGeneres
Favorite TV Guest Star: Katy Perry, How I Met Your Mother
Most Incessant Product Placement: CVS
For a list of all the winners (Harry Potter! More Katy Perry!), head over to the People's Choice Awards web site.