The People’s Choice Awards: They’re Really Serious About Letting The People Choose

noah | October 23, 2009 11:30 am

Perhaps concerned that upstarts like the American Music Awards and the Kids Choice Awards were infringing on their power-to-the-people award-show turf, the Peoples’ Choice Awards—the O.G. viewer-poll-determined pseudo-event—has decided to throw its nomination process open to the masses, thus allowing their producers to say that they really represent the people. (Or the people who are motivated enough to click through a very long Web ballot in order to honor their favorites, anyway.) They’re even having the unwashed keyboard jockeys out there vote on the trophy design! Who-ho-hoa! The music nominees they’ve “suggested” for fans to choose from are presented to you after the jump. They’re pretty standard (if a bit too kind to the Lonely Island), and I have to say that the possibility of MGMT, Susan Boyle, and Adam Lambert butting heads in the Favorite Breakout Artist category would be kind of awesome. Favorite Breakout Artist 3OH!3 Adam Lambert Asher Roth Cobra Starship Demi Lovato Kid Cudi Kris Allen Lady Antebellum Lady GaGa MGMT Susan Boyle Zac Brown Band Favorite Collaboration “Beautiful,” Akon, Colby O’Donis & Kardinal Offishall “Ego (Official Remix),” Beyoncé & Kanye West “Good Girls Go Bad,” Cobra Starship & Leighton Meester “Crack A Bottle,” Eminem, Dr. Dre & 50 Cent “Blame It,” Jamie Foxx & T-Pain “Lucky,” Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat “Empire State of Mind,” Jay-Z & Alicia Keys “Run This Town,” Jay-Z, Rihanna & Kanye West “Knock You Down,” Keri Hilson, Kanye West & Ne-Yo “Dead and Gone,” T.I. & Justin Timberlake “Live Your Life,” T.I & Rihanna “I’m On a Boat,” The Lonely Island & T-Pain Favorite Country Artist Brad Paisley Carrie Underwood Jason Aldean Keith Urban Kenny Chesney Lady Antebellum Miranda Lambert Rascal Flatts Reba McEntire Sugarland Taylor Swift Toby Keith Favorite Female Artist Alicia Keys Beyoncé Britney Spears Carrie Underwood Katy Perry Mariah Carey Miley Cyrus Pink Rihanna Shakira Taylor Swift Whitney Houston Favorite Hip-Hop Artist Beastie Boys Eminem Flo Rida Jay-Z Kanye West Kid Cudi Lil’ Wayne The Lonely Island Lupe Fiasco Pitbull Soulja Boy T.I. Favorite Male Artist Eminem Jason Mraz Jay-Z John Mayer Kanye West Keith Urban Lil’ Wayne Maxwell Ne-Yo Rob Thomas Tim McGraw Toby Keith Favorite Pop Artist Beyoncé The Black Eyed Peas Britney Spears Katy Perry Kelly Clarkson Lady GaGa Mariah Carey Miley Cyrus Pink Rihanna Shakira Taylor Swift Favorite R & B Artist Alicia Keys Beyoncé Jazmine Sullivan Jennifer Hudson Jeremih Keri Hilson Mariah Carey Mary J. Blige Maxwell Ne-Yo Usher Whitney Houston Favorite Rock Band All-American Rejects Daughtry Dave Matthews Band The Fray Green Day Kings of Leon Linkin Park Muse Nickelback Paramore Pearl Jam U2 There is also the opportunity for people to write in nominees, although something tells me that in order to avoid “Your Mom” being nominated for Best Female Artist the PCA people will want to skew really closely to their already-approved choices.People’s Choice Awards [Official site]