People’s Choice Awards: ‘Harry Potter’ finale a fan favorite


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With no competition from a ‘Twilight’ film at this year’s People’s Choice Awards, ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2’ was free to clean up. The final installment of the wizarding franchise won awards — all of which are chosen by the general public through online voting — for favorite movie, favorite action movie, favorite ensemble movie cast and favorite book adaptation.

The ‘Potter’ magic wasn’t quite strong enough to win Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint or Tom Felton the award for favorite movie star under 25, which went to Chloe Moretz (of ‘Hugo’); perhaps the ‘Deathly Hallows’ stars split the vote against one another. Radcliffe also lost out in the category of favorite movie actor, which saw perennial winner Johnny Depp crowned once again. Depp added a win for favorite animated movie voice for his title character in ‘Rango.’


Emma Stone, who starred in ‘The Help’ and ‘Crazy, Stupid, Love,’ took home two awards: favorite movie actress and favorite comedic movie actress. And it seems Twi-hards had a bit of say after all, as the Robert Pattinson-starring ‘Water for Elephants’ won favorite drama movie, despite receiving mixed reviews and failing to set the box office on fire.

Following is a list of all the movie nominees and winners:

Favorite movie
‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2’ [winner]
‘The Help’
‘Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides’
‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon’

Favorite movie actor
Daniel Radcliffe
Hugh Jackman
Johnny Depp [winner]
Robert Pattinson
Ryan Reynolds

Favorite movie actress
Anne Hathaway
Emma Stone [winner]
Jennifer Aniston
Julia Roberts
Reese Witherspoon

Favorite movie icon
George Clooney
Harrison Ford
Morgan Freeman [winner]
Robert DeNiro
Tom Hanks

Favorite action movie
‘Fast Five’
‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2’ [winner]
‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon’
‘X-Men: First Class’

Favorite action movie star
Hugh Jackman [winner]
Ryan Reynolds
Shia LaBeouf
Taylor Lautner
Vin Diesel

Favorite drama movie
‘The Adjustment Bureau’
‘The Help’
‘Water for Elephants’ [winner]

Favorite comedy movie
‘Bad Teacher’
‘Bridesmaids’ [winner]
‘Crazy, Stupid, Love’
‘Friends With Benefits’
‘The Hangover Part II’

Favorite comedic movie actor
Adam Sandler [winner]
Ashton Kutcher
Bradley Cooper
Ryan Reynolds
Steve Carell

Favorite comedic movie actress
Cameron Diaz
Emma Stone [winner]
Jennifer Aniston
Mila Kunis
Natalie Portman

Favorite movie star under 25
Chloe Moretz [winner]
Daniel Radcliffe
Emma Watson
Rupert Grint
Tom Felton

Favorite ensemble movie cast
‘The Hangover Part II’
‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2’ [winner]
‘Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides’
‘X-Men: First Class’

Favorite animated movie voice
Anne Hathaway as Jewel in ‘Rio’
Jack Black as Po in ‘Kung Fu Panda 2’
Johnny Depp as Rango in ‘Rango’ [winner]
Katy Perry as Smurfette in ‘The Smurfs’
Owen Wilson as Lightning McQueen in ‘Cars 2’

Favorite movie superhero
Chris Evans as Captain America
Chris Hemsworth as Thor
James McAvoy as Professor X
Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique
Ryan Reynolds as Green Lantern [winner]

Favorite book adaptation
‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2’ [winner]
‘The Help’
‘I Am Number Four’
‘Soul Surfer’
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— Oliver Gettell