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The People Choose Dark Knight

Awards season is in full red-carpeted swing. Queen Latifah hosted the 35th Annual People’s Choice Awards last night from the Shrine Auditorium and The Dark Knight swept five categories, including best on-screen matchup for Christian Bale and the late Heath Ledger. Bale accepted the award alongside director Christopher Nolan saying, “On behalf of all of the cast from the movie, thank you very much to the fans. Here's to Heath." The awards show, whose winners are decided via online voting by the public, also honored Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, but neither star accepted in person. Will Smith, who was also absent, took home two for favorite male movie star and favorite male action star, while American Idol’s Carrie Underwood nabbed three trophies for her limelight year. Best TV talk show host Ellen DeGeneres stepped in to present the night’s first award for Kate Hudson, who was inconveniently stuck in traffic 40 minutes away. Stars, they really are just like us.