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Jan062011

'The Twilight Saga: Eclipse,' 'House,' Eminem Tops at People's Choice Awards

Photo Courtesy - Summit Entertainment(LOS ANGELES) -- The Twilight Saga: Eclipse won four awards, including favorite movie and favorite drama movie, Wednesday night during the CBS broadcast of the 37th Annual People’s Choice AwardsTwilight star Kristen Stewart received the trophy for favorite movie actress, but co-stars Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner lost out to Johnny Depp for the title of favorite movie actor. The trio did win the People’s Choice Award for favorite on-screen team.  The three are currently filming Breaking Dawn, Part One and Part Two -- the fourth and fifth installments of the Twilight series.  Lautner told the audience, “Mark my words -- the best is yet to come.”

The Fox drama House and rapper Eminem also won four People’s Choice Awards.  House was named top TV drama and its stars Hugh Laurie and Lisa Edelstein were named favorite actor and actress in a drama, while Laurie’s role as Gregory House was named favorite TV doctor.  Eminem won People’s Choice Awards for favorite male musician and hip-hop artist.  The rapper’s hit duet with Rihanna, Love the Way You Lie, won awards for favorite song and music video.

The Fox series Glee was named favorite TV comedy and star Jane Lynch favorite TV comedy actress. Neil Patrick Harris from How I Met Your Mother was named favorite TV comedy actor.

Queen Latifah, who hosted the event live from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, announced that a record 175 million votes had been cast for this year’s awards. Instead of opening envelopes, presenters revealed the winners using Droid SmartPhones.

Elton John presented the award for favorite country artist award to Taylor Swift.  Taylor congratulated Elton on being a new dad, and then thanked the fans for everything.  She later presented the award for favorite movie actor to Johnny Depp.  Depp thanked the fans for the award, but made a point of saying if he didn’t say hi to Taylor Swift, he’d be in big trouble with his daughter.

Katy Perry won two awards, favorite female artist and favorite online sensation, while Rihanna and Usher were named favorite pop and R&B artists, respectively.

After being named favorite talk show host, Conan O'Brien thanked his staff and TBS, and noted what could have been a bad year turned into “one of the greatest years” of his life.

Selena Gomez and her band The Scene performed the title track from their new album, A Year Without Rain.  Afterwards, Selena was presented with the award for favorite breakout artist.  The evening’s second musical act was Kid Rock, who performed God Bless Saturday.

Zac Efron won the People’s Choice Award for favorite movie star under 25.  He told the audience that making movies is like a roller coaster with lots of twists and turns, but the best part is the feeling of a connection with the fans.  Efron added that receiving the award was a huge honor.

Keeping Up with the Kardashians was named favorite TV guilty pleasure.

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