In the midst of the prestige awards season, the People’s Choice Awards can serve as a healthy reminder that at least on some level, entertainment is made for the fans and wouldn’t exist without them. Whether through social media, or encounters at the grocery store, everyone on the carpet had their own favorite fan encounter, and none seem to tire of hearing when people like their work.
Presenter Olivia Munn (The Newsroom) described growing up in a military family, having to move around consistently and fight for herself. With her fans, she said, she didn’t have to fight anymore. They’d fight on her behalf. “My fans have given me everything,” said Munn on the People’s Choice Awards red carpet, Wednesday. “They’re people who are helping me make my dreams come true.”
Pretty Little Liars’ Shay Mitchell echoed Munn’s humbleness. “Without the fans we wouldn’t have the show. We found out last night that we took over half of Twitter during our premiere which is insane. It’s incredible. The support is amazing,” she said.