The Big Bang Theory had a strong showing at the People’s Choice Awards Wednesday night. The sitcom proved its continuing success by taking home the award for Best Television Show. Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, apparently unhindered in popularity despite that haircut and recent controversial statements about feminism, took home Favorite Comedic TV Actress for her work on Big Bang.
The entire cast showed up for The Big Bang Theory‘s big awards night, and Jim Parsons took to Instagram to mark the occasion. Displaying particular photographic skill, he posted a cast photo that only showed the backs of Parsons and his co-stars. It turns out this was not a particularly clever take on the selfie, as the photo is credited to Big Bang Theory executive producer Bill Prady.
Parsons captioned the photo: “A pic of our backs while we took a pic of our fronts at the People’s Choice Awards… #bbt.”
Johnny Galecki thanked the fans for making the show what it is.
“We truly have a love and passion for making this show together. Honestly, it’s a dream come true every day, and it’s never lost on any of us for a split-second that it’s entirely due to your love and support.”
Cuoco-Sweeting joked that her award likely came from some support on the home front.
“I know most of the votes are probably from my parents, thank you. I love playing Penny and I hope to play her for many more years.”
With The Big Bang Theory due to produce more episodes over the next couple of years, it is likely Cuoco-Sweeting will get her wish. As for Parsons, he is settling in with his success that came from The Big Bang Theory. A recent report revealed he has purchased additional units in a prestigious New York condo complex with his partner Todd Spiewak.
The fact that Big Bang Theory did so well at the People’s Choice Awards is evidence of its popularity with audiences. Critics have been less willing to reward Theory. A Guardian report in October 2014 notes that although Parsons has won four Emmys for playing Sheldon Cooper, the show itself has never won for Best Comedy Series. It has never been nominated for direction or writing.
The Guardian called the show “critic-proof,” as it is not only the most popular sitcom in the United States, but internationally.
The Big Bang Theory returns with a new episode Thursday night on CBS.