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The 2011 People's Choice Awards were presented earlier this evening and the award for Favorite Movie went to 'The Twilight Saga: Eclipse,' which also won the award for Favorite Drama Movie.
Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner were all on hand to accept the award in person, to cheers from the rapturous audience.
Johnny Depp won the award for Favorite Movie Actor for his roles in 'Alice in Wonderland' and 'The Tourist.' The crowd, which was thrilled to see that Depp took the time out of his busy schedule to attend the ceremony, gave the popular actor a standing ovation for his surprise appearance.
The Favorite Movie Actress award, meanwhile, went to Stewart, who told the surprised crowd that she and her co-stars had been filming the final 'Twilight' film, 'Breaking Dawn,' earlier in the day before rushing to the ceremony.
The win was especially nice for Stewart considering she previously had been passed over for the Favorite Movie Star Under 25 award -- which was sponsored by Moviefone in partnership with the People's Choice Awards -- in favor of surprise winner Zac Efron.
Host Queen Latifah followed up the award to Stewart with an extended comedy bit riffing on the cast of 'Twilight,' who were sitting together in the front row.
Earlier, Jennifer Aniston presented the award for Favorite Comedic Star to Adam Sandler for his crowd-pleasing turn in 'Grown Ups,' which was the highest-grossing live-action comedy film of 2010. 'Grown Ups' also won the award for Favorite Comedy Movie.
People's Choice Awards 2011 Photos
Jennifer Aniston presents the award for Favorite Comedic Star at the People's Choice Awards on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011, in Los Angeles.
Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic
In the non movie categories, Katy Perry had herself an evening, winning the awards for Favorite Online Sensation and Favorite Female Artist. 'Hawaii 5-0' won the award for Favorite New TV Drama, while '$#*! My Dad Says' took home the statue for Favorite New TV Comedy.
Meanwhile, 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians' took home the award for Favorite TV Guilty Pleasure and Lisa Edelstein claimed the award for Favorite TV Drama Actress for her role on 'House,' which also won the award for Favorite TV Drama.
'Glee' took home the award for Favorite TV Comedy, with star Jane Lynch winning the award for Favorite TV Comedy Actress, while Favorite TV Comedy Actor went to Neil Patrick Harris for his role on 'How I Met Your Mother.'
Previously, Selena Gomez & the Scene was chosen as Favorite Breakout Artist, with singing ingenue Taylor Swift winning Favorite Country Artist. (Watch Taylor Swift perform 'White Horse' for AOL Sessions.) Conan O'Brien also took home the Favorite Talk Show Host award, upsetting Oprah Winfrey.
'"Single Ladies" Devastation' won the award for Favorite Viral Video Star.
This year's awards were aired live on CBS; multi-talented hostess Queen Latifah kicked off the night with a rousing song and dance number that set the tone for the evening by bringing fans out of their seats and in the aisles.
Here's the list of movie awards presented during the ceremony:
Favorite Movie: 'The Twilight Saga: Eclipse'
Favorite Drama Movie: 'The Twilight Saga: Eclipse'
Favorite Movie Actor: Johnny Depp
Favorite Movie Actress: Kristen Stewart
Favorite Comedy Movie: 'Grown Ups'
Favorite Comedic Star: Adam Sandler
Favorite Movie Star Under 25: Zac Efron
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