By CHRIS JOHNSON
She's electric: The singer lit up the ceremony in a strapless purple and white dress complete with blue neon lights which she teamed with pink peep-toe heels
Katy Perry was among the big winners at the People's Choice Awards in Hollywood last night as she collected two gongs.
Perry, whose infectious pop hits California Gurls and Teenage Dream dominated the charts last year, picked up trophies for favourite female artist and favourite online sensation, beating the flamboyant Lady Gaga.
The 26-year-old singer wore an eye-catching purple and white dress to the event at the Nokia Theater in Downtown Los Angeles which she teamed with peep-toe pink heels.
Speaking to the audience, she said: 'I've had an incredible year.'
Twilight stars: Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner are introduced by host Queen Latifah. The movie and it stars won a total of four awards
Leggy: Kristen, in Reem Acra, picked up the award for Favourite Movie Actress, beating off stiff competition from Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Aniston, pictured, Julia Roberts, and Katherine Heigl
Here you go: Sandler was sporting a black eye as he appeared on stage to accept his trophy
Taking to Twitter after the ceremony, Perry posted: 'OH MY WE WON TWO PEOPLES CHOICE AWARDS! Thank you SO much! I really appreciate all ur continuous love & support! Remember u have the POWER!'
In the movie stakes it was Twilight which stole the limelight, with the latest movie collecting four awards.
Organisers said a record 175 million votes were cast on social media and on the Internet for the favourite stars of television, movies and music in an awards show that is totally fan-driven and marked the start of the Hollywood awards season.
Thank you: The Kardashian sisters, from left Kim, Khloe and Kourtney, accept the award for Favourite TV Guilty Pleasure for their reality TV show Keeping Up With The Kardashians
Despite being the earliest of Hollywood's glittering awards shows, the People's Choice picks gave few clues this year to the likely winners of industry-voted awards such as the Oscars or the Screen Actors Guild honours.
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, the third installment of the popular vampire romance, won for favourite movie and favourite drama.
Twilight star Kristen Stewart beat veterans like Angelina Jolie and Julia Roberts to take the favourite movie actress trophy.
Winners: Glee dominated the television related awards leaving Jane Lynch with Favourite TV Comedy Actress and Glee with Favourite TV Comedy, Lynch seen posing here with co-stars Cory Monteith (L) and Chris Colfer
Honoured: Taylor Swift accepts the Favourite Country Artist while Johnny Depp won Favourite Movie Actor
Thumbs up: Elton John presented a smiling Swift with her trophy onstage at the Nokia Theater
'I can't believe this. You guys are unreal! For movie number 3 already?'
said 'Twilight' actor Taylor Lautner, accepting the trophies.
Twilight and its cast are not expected to be among Oscar nominees when they are announced on Jan 25.
Twilight also won the favourite movie People's Choice trophy last year for the first film in the franchise, The Twilight Saga, and the series has dominated fan-voted award shows for the past two years.
Double the fun: Taylor with singer and actress Selena Gomez, winner of the Favourite Breakout Artist award
With the band: Selena Gomez & the Scene, who performed at the event, collect their award
Alice in Wonderland star Depp took home the favourite movie actor trophy for the second year running.
Television honours went to musical comedy Glee and its scheming cheerleader played by Jane Lynch, while medical drama House picked up trophies for best drama and best actress for Lisa Edelstein.
The remake of Hawaii Five-O and the Twitter inspired comedy '$£*! (Bleep) My Dad Says' won for favourite new TV shows.
Doubling up: Pregnant Natalie Portman and co-presenter Ashton Kutcher announce nominees for the Favourite Movie award
Say cheese: Zac Efron, winner of the Favourite Movie Star Under 25 and How I Met Your Mother star Neil Patrick Harris, winner of the Favourite TV Comedy Actor award
Taylor Swift, whose Speak Now album was one of the biggest sellers of 2010, won best country artist.
Swift's award was presented by British singer Sir Elton John, a new parent with his partner David Furnish. 'Elton! Congrats to you! You're a dad now,' Swift told him, before thanking her own fans.
More than 44 awards were given out including one for best talk show host to comedian Conan O'Brien.
Hands in the air: Host Queen Latifah presented the awards show for the fifth year running and even performed at the show
O'Brien was forced out of his job on The Tonight Show at the beginning of 2010, and ended the year by launching his own show on cable channel TBS.
'I want to thank everyone who made what could have been a horrible year into the best year of my life,' O'Brien said.
Host Queen Latifah presented the awards show for the fifth year running.
Rocking it: Kid Rock was another of the star performers at the glitzy sho
The People's Choice for Favorite Breakout Artist is Selena Gomez & The Scene.
The rest of the Better With You cast on the red carpet
Zac Efron WINS Favorite Movie Star under 25 at 2011 PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS
The People's Choice for Favorite Movie Actor is Johnny Depp
Creeping up on the Kardashians
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