USA TODAY - The People have spoken, and it's Sandra Bullock they want.
The Academy Award-winning actress was the big winner at Wednesday's People's Choice Awards, taking home four awards including favorite movie actress and, along with George Clooney, favorite movie duo for Gravity.
"I'd like to thank my husband, Sean, for being there for me night and day," she joked of presenter Sean Hayes, who called her his wife when he announced her as winner of favorite comedic movie actress. Bullock went on to thank her co-stars and film crews, and also her son, Louis, "for letting me come out tonight. He's going to want to know why I got all these, and it's because people work a lot harder than Mommy to make her look good."
Fans cast more than 700 million votes to pick the winners.
Two Broke Girls actresses Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs hosted the show, and Sara Bareilles, OneRepublic and Brad Paisley performed.
Iron Man 3 took home the awards for both favorite movie and favorite action movie. The Big Bang Theory won favorite network TV comedy, with its star Kaley Cuoco winning favorite comedic TV actress.
Justin Timberlake nabbed three awards for favorite male artist, favorite R&B artist and favorite album for The 20/20 Experience. And with her win for favorite daytime TV host, Ellen DeGeneres became the winningest female in the award show's history, with a total of 14 crystal trophies. In his acceptance speech, Timberlake actually thanked "Ellen for the personal inspiration and the cookies - she bakes a hell of a cookie."
"I treasure this because it is from the people, and there is no better thing than knowing you are making people happy," said DeGeneres.
Queen Latifah, who won for best new talk-show host, echoed the sentiment: "This means so much to me because it's coming from you," she said upon accepting her award.
"I think about the fans out there and it means the world to me how nice you guys have been to me over the years," said Adam Sandler after accepting the award for favorite comedic movie actor, his fourth consecutive win in that category.
Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev, who steam up the screen in Vampires Diaries and are a real-life ex-couple, won favorite on-screen chemistry. But they said that things weren't awkward between the two co-stars.
Britney Spears nabbed her first People's Choice Award for favorite pop artist. "This is awesome," said Spears, thanking her family, her sons and her management team.
Jennifer Hudson was awarded the second annual People's Choice Award for favorite humanitarian, in recognition of her work with the Julian D. King Gift Foundation. Along with her sister, Julia Hudson, she founded the organization in 2009 in honor of her late nephew, Julian King. The foundation provides positive experiences for children of all backgrounds.
Paul Feig, director of Bridesmaids and The Heat, came dressed in an all-purple, Austin Powers-esque ensemble, and is prepping for a third film with Melissa McCarthy. "We're heading off to Budapest together. I'm going to make her a super spy," said Feig on the red carpet before the show. "There's going to be a lot of weeping and a lot of crying - just joking, but I do hope we'll be crying with laughter."
On funny lady McCarthy, he says, "she's got this sweetness and humor that not only comes across in person but on camera, and that's why everybody loves her."
Josh Holloway was happy that his new CBS drama Intelligence premiered Tuesday to good ratings. "Woo-hoo! So far, so good," said Holloway. "I hugged my wife as tight as I could without sending her into labor. She's very pregnant, ready to go. There's been a lot of texting, a lot of phone calls and a lot of just happiness."
In the new show he plays Gabriel Vaughn, a spy with a computer microchip implanted in his brain. "I don't think people will ever confuse me for this character," says Holloway. "I'm actually not computer savvy at all. My brother finds it quite funny that I play this character."
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