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Absent Katy cheered up as she sweeps the board at People's Choice Awards

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Recently separated Katy Perry had some news to cheer her up on Wednesday. The singer-actress won the most People's Choice Awards at the 38th annual fan-favourite extravaganza. Meanwhile, Morgan Freeman was bestowed with the first-ever favourite movie icon award.


Katy, who was absent from the ceremony, was honoured in five categories, including favourite female artist, tour headliner, song of the year for E.T. with Kanye West, music video for Last Friday Night, and TV guest star for How I Met Your Mother.

The singer, who is divorcing Russell Brand, told fans on Twitter earlier this week that she wouldn't attend the show but that "I want to thank u all for voting for me, fingers crossed!".Last night she took to the microblogging site to thank her fans after winning: "THANK U to every1 who voted for me for the People's Choice tonight! We won so many! Now I need to get more books 2 successfully display them! "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, the final installment of the magical film series starring Daniel Radcliffe, followed behind Katy with four wins for favourite movie, action movie, book adaptation and ensemble movie cast, but none of the film's stars were present at the ceremony, leaving more time on the CBS broadcast for winners in other categories.


Ellen DeGeneres, Nina Dobrev, Chloe Grace Moretz, Adam Levine, Lea Michele and Demi Lovato, who performed Give Your Heart A Break, were among the winners on hand to accept their awards selected by Internet votes. 

Emma Stone and Johnny Depp - another no-show - won two trophies at the ceremony, which was hosted by The Big Bang Theory star Kaley Cuoco. Johnny and Emma, respectively, won the favourite movie actor and actress awards, while the actor was also honoured as favourite animated movie voice for Rango, and Emma was selected as favourite comedic movie actress.

Winners in the movie categories included Hugh Jackman for an action star, Bridesmaids for a comedy movie, Water for Elephants for drama movie, Adam Sandler for comedic movie actor, and Ryan Reynolds as Green Lantern for favourite superhero.

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