Open main menu

The 35th People's Choice Awards, honoring the best in popular culture for 2008, was held on January 7, 2009 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California. They were hosted by Queen Latifah in her third straight year as host, and was broadcast on CBS. Performers for the show included Carrie Underwood and Rascal Flatts.

35th People's Choice Awards
DateJanuary 7, 2009
LocationShrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, California
Hosted byQueen Latifah
Television/radio coverage

Due to the 35th anniversary of the People's Choice Awards and People Magazine, the two combined forces to create an award entitled "Favorite Star Under 35". The award was made for that one show and that show only. Multi-platinum singer, American Idol winner, and 5-time Grammy Award winner Carrie Underwood received the award based on the public's choice from an online poll.


Nominations and winnersEdit

The nominees for the awards were selected with the help of E-Poll Market Research[1] using what it describes as the People's Choice Online Community to achieve a nationally representative sample of respondents aged 13 or older. For each category, the respondents were provided with a set of candidates determined by national ratings averages, box-office grosses and music sales. The respondents then chose their favorites in Television, Movies and Music. They also had the option to write in their favorites where not included among the provided candidates. The top three selections in each category became the final nominees.[2] Winners were chosen online by those who registered with the awards shows official website.[3]


Winners are listed first in bold. Other nominees are in alphabetical order.[4]
Favorite New TV Comedy Favorite Song From A Soundtrack
Favorite Movie Drama Favorite Funny Male Star
Favorite Male Action Star Favorite Movie
Favorite Male TV Star Favorite Pop Song
Favorite Rock Song Favorite Female Singer
Favorite Male Movie Star Favorite Male Singer
Favorite TV Comedy Favorite Funny Female Star
Favorite Family Movie Favorite Female Movie Star
Favorite Comedy Movie Favorite TV Drama
Favorite Group Favorite Leading lady
Favorite Female TV Star Favorite Hip-Hop Song
Favorite Animated Comedy Favorite Leading man
Favorite Country Song Favorite Talk show Host
Favorite On Screen Match-Up Favorite R&B Song
Favorite Competition/Reality Show Favorite Female Action Star
Favorite New TV Drama Favorite Cast
Favorite Scene Stealing Guest Star Favorite Online Sensation
Favorite User Generated Video Favorite TV Drama Diva
Favorite Game Show Favorite Independent Movie
Favorite Sci Fi/Fantasy Show Favorite Superhero
Favorite Combined Forces

Favorite Star Under 35Edit

This special category was added into the 35th Annual Award show only, because both the People's Choice and People Magazine were both celebrating their 35th anniversary. This was a one-time award, so the current title-holder (Carrie Underwood) will be the only title-holder.


  1. ^ "How are nominees chosen?". Sycamore Productions. Retrieved 2008-12-31.
  2. ^ "People's Choice Awards". CBS. Archived from the original on 2007-09-14. Retrieved 2008-01-15.
  3. ^ "Influence Hollywood. Become a People's Choice Member". Sycamore Productions. Archived from the original on 16 December 2008. Retrieved 2008-12-31.
  4. ^ "People's Choice Awards Past Nominees & Winners: 2009". Sycamore Productions. Retrieved 2008-12-31.