‘Hunger Games’ Victorious With Five People’s Choice Awards
LOS ANGELES (CBS SF) – “The Hunger Games” devoured the competition at the People’s Choice Awards on Wednesday, emerging the top victor with five trophies.
The blockbuster was named favorite movie, action movie and movie franchise and stars Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth had fans’ favorite on-screen chemistry. Lawrence also won favorite movie actress and “face of heroism.”
PHOTOS: People’s Choice Awards 2013
“Thank you for loving movies as much as I do,” Lawrence, who is likely to receive an Oscar nomination Thursday morning for “Silver Linings Playbook,” said as she accepted the favorite actress award.
Katy Perry won three awards at the Wednesday night ceremony in Los Angeles, where fans select the winners in categories spanning music, movies and television. She was the fans’ favorite female artist and pop artist. Her video for “Part of Me” also won.
“The Big Bang Theory” won for favorite network TV comedy at the fan-voted awards ceremony. Other TV honors went to “Supernatural” (sci-fi/fantasy), “Castle” (crime drama), “The New Normal” (new comedy) and “Grey’s Anatomy” (network drama).
Taylor Swift, clad in an white gown with a plunging neckline, was presented with the award for favorite country music artist.
“Thank you for caring about this album and for caring about me,” she said.
Other awards went to Robert Downey Jr. for favorite movie actor, Emma Watson for favorite dramatic movie actress and The Wanted for favorite breakout artist. Ellen Pompeo and Nathan Fillion also won favorite dramatic TV actress and actor, Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston won favorite comedic movie actor and actress and Maroon 5 took the award for favorite band.
“Glee” stars Lea Michele and Chris Colfer won back-to-back awards for comedic TV actress and actor. Both thanked the show’s fans, with Colfer adding, “it is so flattering to be exploited in your fan fiction.”
Ellen DeGeneres took home her 13th award for favorite daytime TV host. “It’s 2013, this is my 13th People’s Choice Award,” she said as she accepted the honor. “It is exactly as the Mayans predicted. So far, they got one right.”
Sandra Bullock became the first recipient of the favorite humanitarian award. The Oscar-winner received the honor for her philanthropic efforts, including her commitment to Warren Easton High School in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina.
“I’m not at all being modest when I say I’m not doing anything compared to what they do on a daily basis,” Bullock, 48, told the crowd during the Los Angeles ceremony, which was broadcast on CBS.
“The Big Bang Theory” star Kaley Cuoco hosted the People’s Choice Awards for the second consecutive year. The show opened with a montage of Cuoco in scenes from hit 2012 movies like “The Hunger Games” and “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2” before battling zombies dancing to “Gangnam Style.” She then arrived on stage and told viewers that more than 475 million votes were cast by fans for the night’s winners.
The ceremony also featured performances by Alicia Keys, Jason Aldean and Christina Aguilera, who was presented with the people’s voice award.
And The Winners Are…
Favorite Movie: “The Hunger Games”
Favorite Movie Actor: Robert Downey Jr.
Favorite Movie Actress: Jennifer Lawrence
Favorite Movie Icon: Meryl Streep
Favorite Action Movie: “The Hunger Games”
Favorite Action Movie Star: Chris Hemsworth
Favorite Face of Heroism: Jennifer Lawrence, “The Hunger Games”
Favorite Comedic Movie: “Ted”
Favorite Comedic Movie Actor: Adam Sandler
Favorite Comedic Movie Actress: Jennifer Aniston
Favorite Dramatic Movie: “The Perks of Being a Wallflower”
Favorite Dramatic Movie Actor: Zac Efron
Favorite Dramatic Movie Actress: Emma Watson
Favorite Movie Franchise: “The Hunger Games”
Favorite Movie Superhero: Robert Downey Jr., as “Iron Man”
Favorite On-Screen Chemistry: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth, “The Hunger Games”
Favorite Movie Fan Following: Twihards, “Twilight”
Favorite Network TV Comedy: “The Big Bang Theory”
Favorite Network TV Drama: “Grey’s Anatomy”
Favorite Cable TV Comedy: “Awkward”
Favorite Cable TV Drama: “Leverage”
Favorite Premium Cable TV Show: “True Blood”
Favorite TV Crime Drama: “Castle”
Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Show: “Supernatural”
Favorite Comedic TV Actor: Chris Colfer
Favorite Comedic TV Actress: Lea Michele
Favorite Dramatic TV Actor: Nathan Fillion
Favorite Dramatic TV Actress: Ellen Pompeo
Favorite Daytime TV Host: “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”
Favorite Late Night Talk Show Host: Jimmy Fallon
Favorite New Talk Show Host: Steve Harvey
Favorite Competition TV Show: “The X Factor”
Favorite Celebrity Judge: Demi Lovato
Favorite TV Fan Following: SPNFamily, “Supernatural”
Favorite New TV Comedy: “The New Normal”
Favorite New TV Drama: “Beauty and the Beast”
Favorite Male Artist: Jason Mraz
Favorite Female Artist: Katy Perry
Favorite Pop Artist: Katy Perry
Favorite Hip Hop Artist: Nicki Minaj
Favorite R&B Artist: Rihanna
Favorite Band: Maroon 5
Favorite Country Artist: Taylor Swift
Favorite Breakout Artist: The Wanted
Favorite Song: “What Makes You Beautiful,” One Direction
Favorite Album: “Up All Night,” One Direction
Favorite Music Video: “Part of Me,” Katy Perry
Favorite Music Fan Following: KatyCats, Katy Perry
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