The People’s Choice Awards were last night and per usual they were a goddamn mess. Blake Lively won for best dramatic actress against Meryl Streep—that kind of mess.
The PCA is always some kind of nightmare fever dream of nonsense and fuckery, but Johnny Depp’s win for “Favorite Movie Icon” was a whole new level. Because he chose to thank those who stood by him and trusted him. You know. After he repeatedly and routinely abused his wife.
While accepting the favorite movie icon award at the show’s close, Depp told the audience, “I came here for one reason tonight and one reason only. I came here for you, the people, who through whatever good times or bad, you know, have stood by me, trusted me. Thank you.”
He added, “You’ve very, very graciously invited me here tonight. I appreciate that very much - you have no idea how much I appreciate it.”
People are bending over backwards to understand how Trump won and I think I’ve cracked it: start with people who vote in the People’s Choice Awards. There’s your answer.