Saturday 27 May 2017

Vampires stake claim at awards show

Robert Pattinson stars in the Twilight film franchise. Photo: Getty Images
Robert Pattinson stars in the Twilight film franchise. Photo: Getty Images

The Twilight Saga, True Blood and The Vampire Diaries sucked up trophies at the 36th annual People's Choice Awards.

Twilight won four accolades, including favourite movie, franchise and on-screen team for the dreamy trio of British actor Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner, who also picked up the breakout male actor award.

Fellow Briton Hugh Laurie scooped the favourite TV drama actor award for House.

The undead HBO fable True Blood and the soapy supernatural CW series The Vampire Diaries were selected respectively as favourite TV obsession and favourite new TV drama at the awards show in Los Angeles.

Other winners in categories spanning movies, TV and music included Inglourious Basterds as favourite independent movie and Lady Gaga as favourite pop and breakout music artist.

Queen Latifah, who returned as host of the fan-favourite ceremony for the fourth consecutive year, kicked off the show at the Nokia Theatre with a jazzy name-dropping number.

Stars such as Hugh Jackman, Mariah Carey, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Ashton Kutcher, Taylor Swift and Ellen DeGeneres were on hand to accept their awards selected by internet votes.

"One for each of Sandra Bullock's toes," joked 11-time People's Choice Awards champion DeGeneres.

Other TV winners included American Idol as favourite competition show, Glee as favourite new TV comedy, Steve Carell as favourite TV comedy actor, Alyson Hannigan as favourite TV comedy actress, The Big Bang Theory as favourite TV comedy, House as favourite TV drama, and Supernatural as favourite fantasy TV show.

Winners in the movie categories included Bullock as favourite movie actress, Jackman as favourite action star, The Proposal as favourite comedy movie and Up for favourite family movie.

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