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“The Twilight Saga” was the big winner, nabbing awards for favorite on-screen team, favorite movie and more.
updated 1/7/2010 9:33:40 AM ET 2010-01-07T14:33:40

The people have chosen vampires.

“The Twilight Saga,” “True Blood” and “The Vampire Diaries” all sucked up trophies Wednesday at the 36th annual People’s Choice Awards.

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

The undead HBO fable “True Blood” and the soapy supernatural CW series “The Vampire Diaries” were respectively selected as favorite TV obsession and favorite new TV drama. Other winners in categories spanning movies, TV and music included “Inglourious Basterds” as favorite independent movie and Lady Gaga as favorite pop and breakout music artist.

Queen Latifah, who returned as host of the fan-favorite 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.

Slideshow: Celebrity Sightings Other TV winners included “American Idol” as favorite competition show, “Glee” as favorite new TV comedy, Steve Carell as favorite TV comedy actor, Alyson Hannigan as favorite TV comedy actress, “The Big Bang Theory” as favorite TV comedy, “House” as favorite TV drama, Hugh Laurie as favorite TV drama actor and “Supernatural” as favorite fantasy TV show.

Winners in the movie categories included Bullock as favorite movie actress, Jackman as favorite action star, “The Proposal” as favorite comedy movie and “Up” for favorite family movie. Sacha Baron Cohen, appearing as himself and not as his alter-egos Borat or Bruno, presented Johnny Depp with a special award as favorite movie actor of the decade.

“The only reason that any of us are up here is because of you,” Depp told the audience.

Throughout the show, Latifah appeared in spoofs of “Twilight” and “Paranormal Activity,” which featured a cameo by Cloris Leachman clad in a sexy leather ensemble. The show also featured performances by Mary J. Blige, Cobra Starship and Nicole Scherzinger, as well as debut footage from “Clash of the Titans,” “Robin Hood” and “Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains.”

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  1. Decade of Depp

    Johnny Depp takes the stage to accept the award for favorite movie actor of the decade at the 2010 People's Choice Awards in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Jan. 6. (Lucy Nicholson / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  2. Hostess with the mostest

    Host Queen Latifah performs the opening number at the 2010 People's Choice Awards in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Jan. 6. This was the fourth consecutive show the performer has hosted. (Lucy Nicholson / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  3. Woof!

    Taylor Lautner, who stars as Jacob Black in the "Twilight" films, was named favorite breakout movie actor. (Charley Gallay / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  4. Friendly words

    Keith Urban, Nicole Kidman and Carrie Underwood chat during the awards show. Underwood was named favorite country artist. Urban won for favorite male artist. (Christopher Polk / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  5. One time, at People's Choice Awards ...

    Alyson Hannigan accepts the award for favorite TV comedy actress for her role as Lily Aldrin in "How I Met Your Mother." (Lucy Nicholson / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  6. Natural red-carpet glow

    Jenna Elfman shows off her baby bump on the red carpet as husband Bodhi stands nearby. Elfman stars as Billie in "Accidentally on Purpose," which was nominated for favorite new TV comedy. (Matt Sayles / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  7. Making a 'Bang'

    Cast members from "The Big Bang Theory" celebrate their favorite TV comedy win onstage during the People's Choice Awards. The show beat out "Desperate Housewives" and "How I Met Your Mother," among others. (Kevin Winter / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  8. What's up?

    Jackie Chan strikes a classic pose as he arrives for the 2010 People's Choice Awards. The actor presented the favorite action star award. (Danny Moloshok / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  9. Shining star

    Sandra Bullock is having a golden year. The actress won the award for favorite movie actress, and her film "The Proposal" won favorite comedy movie. (Danny Moloshok / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  10. Oh, snap!

    Greg Grunberg, who plays mind-reading policeman Matt Parkman on "Heroes," shows off his gadget on the red carpet. The drama was nominated for favorite sci-fi/fantasy show. (Charley Gallay / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  11. Musical pairing

    Mary J. Blige, right, and husband Kendu Isaacs, a record industry exec, share a look as they arrive for the People's Choice Awards. Blige performed her song "I Am" at the ceremony. (Matt Sayles / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  12. Happy to be there

    Christian Slater shows his enthusiasm on the People's Choice Awards red carpet. (Jason Merritt / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  13. White hot

    Diane Kruger shows off her figure in a body-hugging dress at the People's Choice Awards. The actress stars as Bridget von Hammersmark in "Inglourious Basterds," which was nominated for favorite independent movie. (Danny Moloshok / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  14. Take a bow

    Singer Hayley Williams of the band Paramore puts her quirky sense of style on display at the People's Choice Awards. The group was nominated for favorite rock band. (Charley Gallay / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
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