SOMETIMES being a no-show means you end up stealing the show. At least, that’s what happened to singer Katy Perry when she declined to show up for the 38th annual People’s Choice Awards in Los Angeles on Wednesday. Perry, who recently split from husband Russell Brand, ended up winning in five categories, including Favourite Female Artist.
Perry also won for Favourite Tour Headliner, Song Of The Year for E.T. (which featured rapper Kanye West), Favourite Music Video for Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.), and even took home an acting award as the Favourite TV Guest Star for her appearance on the CBS hit series, How I Met Your Mother.
The TV series was also a winner, beating the likes of Modern Family, Two And A Half Men and Glee to take the Favourite Network TV Comedy award, and Mother star Neil Patrick Harris nabbed the Favourite TV Comedy Actor trophy. Lea Michelle of Glee won for Favourite TV Comedy Actress.
Other winners that night were Emma Stone and Johnny Depp taking home awards for Favourite Movie Actress and Actor, respectively. Depp also won for Favourite Animated Movie Voice. Water For Elephants, starring Robert Pattinson, won Favourite Movie Drama, while Bridesmaids took the Favourite Movie Comedy award.
In the music categories, Maroon 5 won for Favourite Band, Taylor Swift won for Favourite Country Artist, Demi Lovato was Favourite Pop Artist and Rihanna was named Favourite R&B Artist.
Meanwhile, Hollywood legend Morgan Freeman was awarded the People’s Choice inaugural Favourite Movie Icon award.
He had earlier joked: “When I found out that I’d been nominated for the first-ever People’s Choice Movie Icon award, I decided to look up ‘icon’ and here’s what I found: The first definition said an icon is a tiny picture on a computer screen that represents a file.”
Source: Today Online