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"Hunger Games" tops People's Choice

posted 10 Jan 2013, 06:07 by Sam Mbale   [ updated 10 Jan 2013, 06:07 ]

Jennifer Lawrence and "The Hunger Games" picked up the most prizes at the People's Choice Awards.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIAUNITED STATES (JANUARY 9, 2013) (CBS/PROCTER & GAMBLE PRODUCTIONS, INC.) - Post-apocalyptic action film "The Hunger Games" was the big winner at the People's Choice Awards on Wednesday (January 9), picking up five awards including favorite movie of the year, while singer Katy Perry again led in the music categories.

"The Hunger Games," based on the trilogy of novels by Suzanne Collins, beat out "The Avengers," "The Amazing Spider-Man," "The Dark Knight Rises" and "Snow White and the Huntsman" for the coveted favorite movie accolade.

Jennifer Lawrence, who plays "Hunger Games" heroine Katniss Everdeen, won the favorite movie actress award over Mila KunisEmma StoneAnne Hathaway and Scarlett Johansson.

"The Hunger Games" was also named favorite action film and favorite movie franchise, while its stars Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth won favorite on-screen chemistry.

"The Avengers," which was nominated in eight categories, didn't go home empty-handed. Robert Downey Jr. was named favorite movie actor for his role as Iron Man in the superhero ensemble box office hit.

"You've chosen wisely," the actor joked on stage.

Adam Sandler picked up the fan favorite award for comedic actor, while former "Friends" star Jennifer Aniston picked up the favorite comedic movie actress award, beating outMila KunisReese WitherspoonEmily Blunt and Cameron Diaz.

Emma Watson of "Harry Potter" fame picked up the favorite dramatic actress accolade for her role in "The Perks of Being a Wallflower."

"Perks" was also named favorite dramatic movie, while "Ted," the raunchy R-rated comedy from "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane, was named favorite comedy film.

Katy Perry took home four trophies this year, including favorite female artist and a surprise win for favorite pop artist over Justin Bieber.

Fan favorite Taylor Swift beat out Tim McGrawJason AldeanBlake Shelton and Carrie Underwood for favorite country artist.

British boy band The Wanted won favorite breakout artist over other British band One Direction

Sandra Bullock was named favorite humanitarian for her efforts in helping victims of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans.

The People's Choice Awards named winners in more than 40 categories across film, television and music decided by 475 million fan votes through the People's Choice website.