Moonlight Wins People’s Choice Award! – January 2008 (Transcript)

This is a video of Queen Latifah announcing Moonlight as the winner, Alex O’Loughlin’s acceptance speech (recorded in Australia) and his answers to fan questions.

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Queen Latifah: You’ve been voting all night at for your Favorite New TV Drama, and now we are about to find out the winner. Here are your nominees:

Gossip Girl

Private Practice


 Queen Latifah: And, The People’s Choice for Favorite New TV Drama is ….. Moonlight.

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Alex’s acceptance speech: I’m ….. I’m lost for words. We’ll I’m not. I’ve got some words and I’ll give them to you now.

But I’m so incredibly happy. I feel so privileged to be a part of this show in the first place. And …. having to stop at 12 episodes, you know, because of the writers strike and stuff, has been really frustrating.

But to even be considered for this award was … was … was thrilling to me. Because it’s not about a panel of judges, it’s about my fans. It’s about all you people who watch the show.

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It’s about the people. The people voting. To know …. I found out today, we’ve had over 10 million votes, which is incomprehensible to me. And I’m just really, really thrilled.

I’m so, so happy to accept this award.

I’d love to say congratulations to Private Practice and Gossip Girl, the other 2 finalists with Moonlight. And thank you so much to all you people who voted for us.

And … and, let’s all pray for another season. And …  Thank you! Thank you!

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Question: What do you think will happen between Mick and Beth?

Alex: What do I think will happen between Mick and Beth? Well, quite a lot has happened already and … um … there’s a lot of water under that bridge.

There’s a lot of tension there as well, that has built up for the last 12 episodes. The relationship can only go so far for the show to continue to be a show, but something has to give in the next few episodes after 12.

But I’m not going to tell you what I think is going to happen.

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Question: What makes Vampires so sexy?

Alex: What makes Vampires so sexy? I don’t know, you’re asking a Vampire, I can’t tell you that. You have to tell me that.

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Link to video

My Thoughts

  • Interesting (and very sad) to know that both Private Practice(112 episodes) and Gossip Girl(121 episodes), who lost to Moonlight (16 episodes) in this poll, went on to do 6 seasons. It makes me feel that we as viewers (as well as Alex and the rest of the cast) were robbed of something special ……
  • But at least we got these few episodes to drool over and I hope that you once again enjoy all the beautiful captures of Mick, which Paula made for us.




Filed under Alex O´Loughlin, Awards, Contests, Mick wants to kiss you gently with his fangs., Moonlight, Transcript

11 responses to “Moonlight Wins People’s Choice Award! – January 2008 (Transcript)

  1. Too bad it didn’t last long. No offense but like Alex as Mick then Steve. Steve is a close second.


    • Mick had more soul for me to see Alex play than Steve.
      But for me anything that Alex do at that spesific time will be great – Like he said, “My real fans will follow me wherever I go” 🙂


  2. gracenotpark

    Man I remember voting for that…tho I voted only once cos I didn’t know it was a silly crazy-fan process. 😉 I was new to the show and hadn’t seen but an episode or two, but I voted anyway. I had no idea he was Australian until I saw him on that PCA clip. That clip was adorable and I reeeeeallllly fell for him at that moment. That clip is why I’m still here. 😆


    • I think many of us have that defining moment that sealed the Alex-deal for us and make us stay. Always interesting to hear when others got theirs …. 😛


  3. cwtshjan

    I didn’t see Moonlight until after I became a fan of Alex (that happened as he was going home in the plane in S1 ep ! of H50.) I think Mick is more sensual than Steve, but that’s because of the character difference. Alex is always sexy, even when he’s a serial killer. I would have loved to see more Mick though.


  4. Kath40

    I was a fan of Moonlight from the instant the first episode finished with that HUG. ♥
    I do remember voting for Moonlight thinking we didn’t have a chance cause anyone I asked around my city, friend or stranger, they never even heard of the show. 😦 Nevertheless I was so happy we were nominated. So imagine my excitement as I sat and watched the results and squealed and clapped for joy that we actually WON! 😀
    I knew Alex was from OZ, but his acceptance speech was the very first time I heard him speak with his sexy accent. ♥ I’ll never for get that moment ♥♥♥


  5. Leah

    He’s SO adorable in the clip! 🙂 So very humble and still is. Thank you for posting the video link!


  6. karen

    Had never heard of PCA, so had no idea Moonlight won. I watched the show from the very first episode though. I am soooo glad I missed all the post cancellation turmoil. Alex will always be Mick to me, no matter what characters he brings to life. Never get tired of those 16 little episodes. Hey, we got more epis than Firefly!!


    • Mick will always be my favorite Alex character. Yes, Steve is second. Thank you for the acceptance speech. I never saw it before and it’s wonderful. That man oozes sexuality!


      • Hi Lulu
        It is always great to know that even though we post old footage and interviews and news, that there are still some who has never seen it before.
        And yes – he is definitely sexy, personified. 😛


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