The 37th PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS took place at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles last night (5th January 2010), and a record 175 million votes were cast to determine the winners of its annual honours, reports Time Magazine. The star studded event saw big wins for actors Johnny Depp and Adam Sandler, but it was vampire franchise 'Twilight' that snatched the headlines.
'The Twilight Saga: Eclipse', the third movie in the series, won four awards including 'Favourite Film, 'Favourite Drama', 'Favourite On-Screen Team', and 'Favourite Movie Actress', which went to Kristen Stewart. Receiving the awards on behalf of the film's cast, 18-year-old actor Taylor Lautner told the packed audience, "I can't believe this. You guys are unreal! For movie number three already?" Elsewhere, Depp scooped the 'Best Actor' award for his role as the Mad Hatter in Tim Burton's 'Alice in Wonderland', and 'Toy Story 3' won 'Favourite Family Movie'. Heartthrob Zac Efron took home the award for 'Favourite Movie Star Under 25'.
In the musical categories, Katy Perry was the evening's biggest winner, scooping both 'Favourite Female Artist' and 'Favourite Online Sensation'. In a message on her Twitter page, Perry wrote, "OH MY WE WON TWO PEOPLES CHOICE AWARDS! Thank you SO much! I really appreciate all ur continuous love & support! Remember u have the Power!"