Supernatural star Jared Padalecki returns from the TCAs, and has a differing opinion on the apparent SPN snub by the PCAs.
Today I caught up with 1 of our Best Of TV Awards 2011 sexiest actor & Best Sci-fi actor finalists Jared Padalecki. The 6'4 actor who plays Sam Winchester (up for Favorite Character) on Supernatural (Best sci-fi show finalist) was returning from Los Angeles where he was for a couple days to take part in the TCA panels.
Supernatural is also the recent winners of 2 People's Choice Awards. 1 for Sci-fi program, and 1 for the highly coveted drama program.
Recently it was stated publicly by multiple sources in the SPN family that Supernaturals stars were not invited to the PCAs, despite winning 1 of the most prestigous awards they give out. This sent massive irate ripples thru the fandom & that outrage was centered on the people who run the PCAs.
At the time, I was outraged along with all of you. It seemed illogical to me. Then, today I ran into Jared.
First thing I asked him was about the TCAs, which he did attend (Television Critics Association panels) just a day after the PCAs happened in the same city. He said it was just another day of work "flew down there, drove to it, did it, now flown back, and driving right to work" was his answer. I then asked him how he felt about not getting invited to the PCAs. This is where things went sideways.
Confused & unsure what I was referring to he said "we were invited, we just couldnt go because of work". Which I responded "really? Because theres a lot fo heat on the PCAs on twitter because Clif said you werent invited" he again re-iterated they certainly were invited. I asked if he would say that on camera, he said sure. I attempted to get it on camera, and he said it a 3rd time...of course my SHITTY camera (you failed me again stupid Canon SX130) didnt do what I needed it to. The photographers there shooting Jared then grabbed his attention & asked him about Gen & flying. My chance to get it on record gone.
Of course, after I was done, I posted a couple tweets about this, and then the shit hit the fan. A mixture of "ha, I knew it" tweets were mixed in with "wtf, you're lying" tweets, and a lot of "ok, Im confused because ... & ... said they werent invited" tweets flooded my @ messages.
Here is my theory on what the situation COULD be...and why some confusion. We have all either ourselves been involved in, or witness someone ask the hypothetical question. Something like "Hey *insert name here* if I were to ask you out, what would you say"? You arent actually ASKING the question, just theoretically if the questionc ame up...how would you respond. It gives the questioner the chance to ask without fear of total rejection. If you answer yes, then great, they meant it. If you answer no, it was just a "no, I wasnt actually asking" situation. I suspect this might be where the confusion here comes from. The PCAs asked SPN "hey, if we invite you, are you coming?" & they said "sorry, cant, working" so the PCAs didnt send them a formal invite. Making them officially not invited, but, had they said yes, would have been invited.
Of course, there is any variety of other explanations from 1 party being wrong, to the other party being wrong, to who knows what.
Whatever the complete answer is... congratulations to Supernatural on your 2 People's Choice Awards wins...and the several finalists in our awards still being voted on right now.
Anywho.. a few pics from his arrival. Would have had more...if I hadnt wasted the time trying to run video instead.
I occasionally argue with inanimate objects, but I usually win. So its all good.