Full list of winners & Pictures included below.
With a touch of sass and Neil Patrick Harris, “The Big Bang Theory” star Kaley Cuoco opened the 2012 People’s Choice Awards and set the tone for a night of good times when the show went live from Los Angeles on Wednesday night (January 11), kicking off what is sure to be an action-packed awards season.
The night was a mixed bag of awards for TV, music and movies, with Emma Stone, Demi Lovato and “Castle” as the big headlines of the night.
The guys of “The Grey” kicked off the night by handing out the award for Favorite Movie Actress to Emma Stone, who also won Favorite Comedic Actress. “You will literally make me cry,” Stone told the room. “I moved to L.A. eight years ago this week. And it is so insane to be standing up here right now.”
Favorite TV Comedy Actress went to “Glee” star Lea Michele, who beat out the night’s host. She dedicated her award to “my amazing cast, my glee club. All of you are my best friends. You guys are the best. And Ryan Murphy for bringing so many of my dreams and making them come true. This is for my fans, and ‘Glee’ would be nothing without you guys.”
“The Hunger Games” stars Liam Hemsworth and Jennifer Lawrence handed the award for Favorite TV Drama Actress to “Vampire Diaries” star Nina Dobrev, who seemed grateful to her fans for helping her win an award she wasn’t originally nominated for. “Wow guys, this is so great. You guys wrote and wrote and continued to write in that they cave in and gave me a nomination that I won!” she said in her lacy emerald green dress.
Josh Hutcherson and Vanessa Hudgens welcomed Favorite Pop Artist winner Demi Lovato to the stage. Adam Sandler displayed his signature and vintage charm in his acceptance speech for Favorite Comedic Movie Actor, thanking his teachers for helping him make his frequently critically panned box-offices smashes.
Cory Monteith and Julianne Hough shared some banter before they handed Chloe Moretz the Favorite Movie Star Under 25 prize. “I can’t even imagine that I’m in the same category as the whole ‘Harry Potter’ cast and I won,” the 14-year-old said before thanking her fans.
Robert Pattinson accepted the award for Best Drama Movie for the sweeping and romantic “Water For Elephants.” “Thank you very much,” Pattinson said. “When I was doing this movie, I had so much fun doing it.”
“Once Upon A Time” leading ladies Ginnifer Goodwin and Jennifer Morrison gave the Favorite TV Drama Actor trophy to “Castle” star Nathan Fillion. The show also won for Best TV Crime Drama.
“Vampire Diaries” hotties Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley showed their funny side when they presented “Bridesmaids” with the award for Favorite Comedy Movie. “We’d like to thank everyone who voted for ‘Bridesmaids.’ We’d especially like to thank Kristen Wiig,” Producer Judd Apatow said with the female-driven cast behind him, who then launched into a rendition of Wilson Phillips’ classic “Hold On.”
“Haywire” star Ewan McGregor had the distinction of handing out the Favorite Movie Icon prize to Morgan Freeman. “When I found out I had been nominated… I decided to look up icon so here’s what I found,” Freeman said, going on to joke about the many definitions of the word, before he said he was “forever grateful for this honor.”
“How I Met Your Mother” were the last to take the stage home when the cast accepted the award for Favorite Network TV Comedy.
By the end of the night, stars ranging from Rihanna (Favorite R&B Artist) to the cast of “2 Broke Girls” to Lady Gaga (for her album Born This Way) had nabbed a Waterford Crystal trophy.
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Favorite Movie Icon:
Favorite Action Movie Star:
Favorite Late Night TV Host:
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Favorite Comedic Movie Actress:
Favorite Animated Movie Voice:
Johnny Depp as Rango
Favorite Movie Superhero:
Ryan Reynolds as Green Lantern
Favorite Movie Actor:
Favorite TV Competition Show:
Favorite Daytime TV Host:
Favorite Network TV Drama:
Favorite TV Comedy Actress:
Lea Michele, Glee
Favorite TV Drama Actress:
Favorite TV Comedy Actor:
Neil Patrick Harris
Favorite TV Crime Drama:
Favorite Cable Drama:
Pretty Little Liars
Favorite TV Drama Actor:
Favorite SciFi Show:
Favorite Network TV Comedy:
How I Met Your Mother
Favorite New TV Drama:
Person Of Interest
Favorite New TV Comedy:
Two Broke Girls
Favorite Cable TV Comedy:
Hot in Cleveland
Favorite Album of the Year:
Born This Way, Lady Gaga
Favorite Comedic Movie Actor:
Favorite Movie Star Under 25:
Chloë Grace Moretz
Favorite Drama Movie:
Water For Elephants
Favorite Comedy Movie:
Favorite TV Celebreality Star:
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Favorite R&B Artist:
Favorite Tour Headliner:
Favorite Song of the Year:
‘E.T’ by Katy Perry featuring Kanye West
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Favorite Male Artist:
All eyes were on Miley Cyrus as she arrived at the 2012 People’s Choice Awards wearing a cream halter dress by David Koma, which featured a plunging neckline and a multi-colored mesh panel in the back. The teen queen accessorized with metallic Jimmy Choo heels and her gorgeous main squeeze, Liam Hemsworth.
Miley’s pal Demi Lovato made a dramatic entrance in a peach gown, which accentuated her curvaceous physique.
“Glee” star Lea Michele was white hot in her flapper-like frock.
Leather and lace may be all the rage, but the look didn’t translate very well on “Twilight’s” Ashley Greene
The leather-and-lace combo worked better on Kristen Bell, but was it an odd choice for this vocal vegetarian?
Vanessa Hudgens looked like Spider-Woman in her black-and-gold gown and dangling earrings
Usually Nina Dobrev wows in anything she wears, but the “Vampire Diaries” beauty disappointed in this lackluster green dress
Nina’s boyfriend and co-star Ian Somerhalder looked quite suave in his black-and-gray ensemble
Newly engaged “NCIS” star Pauley Perrette sparkled in a black strapless number
“Iron Man’s” Terrence Howard obviously couldn’t decide whether he wanted to go casual or dressy for the ceremony; why else would he pair his jeans with a velvety, printed jacket?
Hunky “Vampire Diaries” actor Paul Wesley rolled up his sleeves for a more casual look.
Pro dancer/singer/actress Julianne Hough showed off some serious skin in a backless frock
“The Big Bang Theory’s” Kaley Cuoco donned a gauzy gown with floral appliques to host the show
“White Collar’s” Matt Bomer was dashing as always in a sleek suit.
Actress Jennifer Lawrence was apparently trying to catch some waves in this mess of a dress. Surf’s down
“Bones” star David Boreanaz and his wife, former Playboy Playmate Jaime Bergman, were on smiles on the red carpet
Cobie Smulders of “How I Met Your Mother” missed the mark in her strapless undergarment-inspired mini and gold statement necklace.
We can’t even see “How I Met Your Mother” star Alyson Hannigan’s baby bump, but her hubby, Alexis Denisof, is clearly excited about it
Lucy Hale of “Pretty Little Liars” fame sported a unique frock. Let’s hope she didn’t trip on that chiffon train!
She may only be 14, but Chloe Moretz looked all grown up at the awards show