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Posted on: Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Vampires rule People’s Choice Awards

Associated Press

LOS ANGELES — The people have chosen vampires.

“The Twilight Saga,” “True Blood” and “The Vampire Diaries” all sucked up trophies Wednesday at the 36th annual People’s Choice Awards.
“Twilight” won four trophies, including favorite movie, franchise and on-screen team for the dreamy trio of Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner, who also picked up the breakout male actor award.
The undead HBO fable “True Blood” and the soapy supernatural CW series “The Vampire Diaries” were respectively selected as favorite TV obsession and favorite new TV drama. Other winners in categories spanning movies, TV and music included “Inglourious Basterds” as favorite independent movie and Lady Gaga as favorite pop and breakout music artist.
Queen Latifah, who returned as host of the fan-favorite ceremony for the fourth consecutive year, kicked off the show at the Nokia Theatre with a jazzy name-dropping number.
Stars such as Hugh Jackman, Mariah Carey, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Ashton Kutcher, Taylor Swift and Ellen DeGeneres were on hand to accept their awards selected by Internet votes.
“One for each of Sandra Bullock’s toes,” joked 11-time People’s Choice Awards champion DeGeneres.
Other TV winners included “American Idol” as favorite competition show, “Glee” as favorite new TV comedy, Steve Carell as favorite TV comedy actor, Alyson Hannigan as favorite TV comedy actress, “The Big Bang Theory” as favorite TV comedy, “House” as favorite TV drama, Hugh Laurie as favorite TV drama actor and “Supernatural” as favorite fantasy TV show.
Winners in the movie categories included Bullock as favorite movie actress, Jackman as favorite action star, “The Proposal” as favorite comedy movie and “Up” for favorite family movie. Sacha Baron Cohen, appearing as himself and not as his alter-egos Borat or Bruno, presented Johnny Depp with a special award as favorite movie actor of the decade.
“The only reason that any of us are up here is because of you,” Depp told the audience.
Throughout the show, Latifah appeared in spoofs of “Twilight” and “Paranormal Activity,” which featured a cameo by Cloris Leachman clad in a sexy leather ensemble. The show also featured performances by Mary J. Blige, Cobra Starship and Nicole Scherzinger, as well as debut footage from “Clash of the Titans,” “Robin Hood” and “Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains.”
Here is the list of winners at the 36th annual People’s Choice Awards:
— Favorite Movie: “Twilight.”
— Favorite On-Screen Team: “The Twilight Saga.”
— Favorite Franchise: “The Twilight Saga.”
— Favorite Breakout Movie Actor: Taylor Lautner.
— Favorite Movie Actress: Sandra Bullock.
— Favorite Comedy Movie: “The Proposal.”
— Favorite Independent Movie: “Inglourious Basterds.”
— Favorite Action Star: Hugh Jackman.
— Favorite Comedic Star: Jim Carrey.
— Favorite Breakout Movie Actress: Miley Cyrus.
— Favorite Movie Actor: Johnny Depp.
— Favorite Family Movie: “Up.”
— Favorite TV Drama Actor: Hugh Laurie.
— Favorite TV Drama: “House.”
— Favorite TV Comedy: “The Big Bang Theory.”
— Favorite TV Drama Actress: Katherine Heigl.
— Favorite TV Comedy Actor: Steve Carell.
— Favorite TV Comedy Actress: Alyson Hannigan.
— Favorite TV Obsession: “True Blood.”
— Favorite Talk Show: “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.”
— Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Show: “Supernatural.”
— Favorite Competition Show: “American Idol.”
— Favorite Animal Show: “Dog Whisperer.”
— Favorite New TV Drama: “The Vampire Diaries.”
— Favorite New TV Comedy: “Glee.”
— Favorite Female Artist: Taylor Swift.
— Favorite Country Artist: Carrie Underwood.
— Favorite Male Artist: Keith Urban.
— Favorite Breakout Music Artist: Lady Gaga.
— Favorite Hip-Hop Artist: Eminem.
— Favorite Rock Band: Paramore.
— Favorite Music Collaboration: “Run This Town,” Jay-Z featuring Rihanna and Kanye West.
— Favorite R&B Artist: Mariah Carey.
— Favorite Pop Artist: Lady Gaga.
— Favorite Web Celeb: Ashton Kutcher.