|Katy Perry reacts after accepting the "Favorite Pop Artist" award at the 2013 People's Choice Awards in Los Angeles, January 9, 2013. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
The Hunger Games and Katy Perry were the big winners at the People's Choice Awards in Los Angeles on Wednesday, landing a slew of top honours.
The pop star stepped up to claim the Favourite Pop Artist award at the Nokia Theatre and learned she had also scored the Favourite Female Artist and Favourite Music Video prizes, while her fans the KatyCats earned her the Favourite Music Fan Following trophy.
The Hunger Games cast picked up the Favourite Movie, Favourite Movie Franchise and Favourite Action Movie awards, while star Jennifer Lawrence was named Favourite Movie Actress and Favourite Face of Heroism - and her onscreen romance with Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson earned the trio the Favourite Onscreen Chemistry gong.
It was also a great night for British boy bands as One Direction and The Wanted both triumphed over their U.S. counterparts at the first big awards night of the year.
One Direction picked up the first award of the evening before the ceremony even got underway - their What Makes You Beautiful hit was announced as the Favourite Song during the pre-show red carpet event, and they went on to win the Favourite Album prize for Up All Night, while their chart rivals The Wanted beat them to become the surprise winners of the Favourite Breakout Artist trophy, also triumphing over fun. and Carly Rae Jepsen.
Stunned Max George told screaming fans at the ceremony, "This never happens to us. We've never won anything before... We never expected this at all... To win this and beat the people that we have..."
And bandmate Nathan Sykes admitted the win was a dream come true for him, adding, "Over Christmas, I was sat down with my mum and we were kind of talking: 'What do you want to do this year...?' and I said, 'The one thing I want to do is win a massive award...', so this is unbelievable."
The quintet then performed a brief a Capella version of the Starland Vocal Band's hit Afternoon Delight, which they dedicated to another People's Choice winner, comedienne and chat show host Ellen DeGeneres, for her support.
There were double wins for TV hits Glee, Castle and Grey's Anatomy, while Robert Downey, Jr. picked up awards for Favourite Movie Actor and Favourite Superhero, and he took a moment to remember superfan Joyce Schroeder, who passed away "a few days ago," aged 83.
As an image of him with the elderly fan was flashed up on a huge screen behind him, the movie star said, "The love and the fanship... lives on." He then dedicated the trophy to his late devotee.
The night's highlight came when Regina King presented her Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous co-star Sandra Bullock with the People's Choice first ever Favourite Humanitarian prize.
The Oscar winner was honoured with the special trophy in recognition of her philanthropic efforts, including her work with high schools in New Orleans, Louisiana following Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
The actress embarrassed her pal King upon hitting the stage, revealing, "She just dropped the F-bomb... None of you heard it, but I did!"
She then fought back tears as she paid tribute to her "little sick boy at home" - her adopted son Louis.
The full list of winners is:
Favourite Song - What Makes You Beautiful by One Direction
Favourite Cable TV Comedy - Awkward
Favourite Late Night Talk Show Host - Jimmy Fallon
Favourite Comedic Movie Actress - Jennifer Aniston
Favourite Country Artist - Taylor Swift
Favourite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Show - Supernatural
Favourite Band - Maroon 5
Favourite Daytime TV Host - Ellen DeGeneres
Favourite Comedic TV Actress - Lea Michele (Glee)
Favourite Comedic TV Actor - Chris Colfer (Glee)
Favourite Comedic Movie Actor - Adam Sandler
Favourite Breakout Artist - The Wanted
Favourite Movie Actress - Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games)
Favourite Pop Artist - Katy Perry
Favourite Female Artist - Katy Perry
Favourite Music Video - Part of Me by Katy Perry
Favourite Music Fan Following - Katy Perry's KatyCats
Favourite Dramatic TV Actress - Ellen Pompeo (Grey's Anatomy)
Favourite Network TV Drama - Grey's Anatomy
Favourite Dramatic TV Actor - Nathan Fillion (Castle)
Favourite TV Crime Drama - Castle
Favourite Movie Actor - Robert Downey, Jr. (The Avengers)
Favourite Movie Superhero - Robert Downey, Jr. (Iron Man)
Favourite Humanitarian - Sandra Bullock
Favourite Dramatic Movie Actress - Emma Watson (The Perks of Being a Wallflower)
Favourite Dramatic Movie - The Perks of Being a Wallflower
People's Voice Award - Christina Aguilera
Favourite TV Fan Following - Supernatural
Favourite Face of Heroism - Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games)
Favourite Movie Fan Following - Twilight franchise
Favourite Movie - The Hunger Games
Favourite Movie Franchise - The Hunger Games
Favourite Action Movie - The Hunger Games
Favourite Onscreen Chemistry - Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson & Liam Hemsworth (The Hunger Games)
Favourite New TV Drama - Beauty & The Beast
Favourite New TV Comedy - The New Normal
Favourite Network TV Comedy - The Big Bang Theory
Favourite Movie Icon - Meryl Streep
Favourite Action Movie Star - Chris Hemsworth
Favourite Competition Show - The X Factor
Favourite Comedic Movie - Ted
Favourite Dramatic Movie Actor - Zac Efron
Favourite Male Artist - Jason Mraz
Favourite Hip Hop Artist - Nicki Minaj
Favourite R&B Artist - Rihanna
Favourite Album - Up All Night by One Direction
Favourite Cable TV Drama - Leverage
Favourite Premium Cable TV Show - True Blood.
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