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Host Kaley Cuoco is seen during the People's Choice Awards on Wednesday, in Los Angeles. (Chris Pizzello/AP)

Big winners at People's Choice Awards: Katy Perry, 'Harry Potter,' despite ratings drop (+video)

By Staff / 01.12.12

Wednesday evening, Hollywood stars walked the red carpet at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles for the 38th annual People's Choice Awards

The awards are voted by the people. Fans cast their vote for their favorite TV shows, movies, and musicians on the People's Choice website. 

Funny girl Kaley Cuoco from TV's "The Big Bang Theory" hosted the event, following in the steps of previous five-year host Queen Latifa. Cuoco was also nominated for Favorite TV Comedy Actress for her role as Penny. Even though she didn't win, reviews on the web say that she didn't do a bad job as host. Maybe next year we'll see Kaley again. 

Performer Katy Perry was the big winner of the night, topping five categories, including favorite female artist, tour headliner, song of the year for "E.T." with Kanye West, music video for "Last Friday Night," and TV guest star for "How I Met Your Mother." Although Perry was unable to attend the event in person, she tweeted after the show aired on CBS, "THANK U to every1 who voted for me for the @peopleschoice tonight! We won so many! Now I need to get more books 2 successfully display them!"

The second big winner was the last of the book-to-film series "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2," with four wins.

Among the highlights of the evening, "Hot in Cleveland's" Betty White was recognized for her 90th birthday. And Demi Lovato and Faith Hill both performed.

As the show went up against ABC's "Modern Family," which had 12.33 million viewers, the People's Choice only reached 9.85 million viewers, coming in second for the hour. That made it the lowest rated edition since 2008, when the show aired during the screenwriter's strike.

Did you watch the PCA's last night? Check out this video recap below:

Here is the list of winners from the evening, reported on the People's Choice website: 

Favorite movie: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

Favorite Movie Actress: Emma Stone

Favorite Daytime TV Host: Ellen DeGeneres

Favorite TV Comedy Actress: Lea Michele

Favorite TV Drama Actress: Nina Dobrev

Favorite TV Comedy Actor: Neil Patrick Harris

Favorite Pop Artist: Demi Lovato

Favorite Comedic Movie Actor: Adam Sandler

Favorite Movie Star Under 25: Chloe Grace Moretz

Favorite Band: Maroon 5

Favorite Album of the Year: Born This Way, Lady Gaga

Favorite TV CelebReality Star: Kim Kardashian

Favorite Book Adaptation: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

Favorite Drama Movie: Water for Elephants

Favorite Cable TV Drama: Pretty Little Liars

Favorite TV Drama Actor: Nathan Fillian

Favorite TV Crime Drama: Castle

Favorite Comedy Movie: Bridesmaids

Favorite Late Night TV Host: Jimmy Fallon, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

Favorite Cable TV Comedy: Hot in Cleveland

Favorite Movie Superhero: Ryan Reynolds as Green Lantern

Favorite Movie Icon: Morgan Freeman

Favorite New TV Drama: Person of Interest

Favorite New TV Comedy: 2 Broke Girls

Favorite Network TV Comedy: How I Met Your Mother

Favorite Network TV Drama: Supernatural

Favorite Movie Actor: Johnny Depp

Favorite TV Competition Show: American Idol

Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy Show: Supernatural

Favorite Action Movie: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

Favorite Action Movie Star: Hugh Jackman

Favorite TV Guest Star: Katy Perry, How I Met Your Mother

Favorite Comedic Movie Actress: Emma Stone

Favorite Ensemble Movie Cast: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

Favorite Animated Movie Voice: Johnny Depp as Rango, Rango

Favorite Male Artist: Bruno Mars

Favorite Female Artist: Katy Perry

Favorite Song of the Year: E.T, Katy Perry featuring Kanye West

Favorite Hip Hop Artist: Eminem

Favorite R&B Artist: Rihanna

Favorite Country Artist: Taylor Swift

Favorite Music Video: Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.), Katy Perry

Favorite Tour Headliner: Katy Perry

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