Big winners at People's Choice Awards: Katy Perry, 'Harry Potter,' despite ratings drop (+video)
Katy Perry, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, are the big winners at this years People's Choice Awards.
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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.
IN PICTURES: People's Choice Awards
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.
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
IN PICTURES: People's Choice Awards