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‘Dark Knight’ wins five People’s Choice awards

Bale (Matt Sayles / The Spokesman-Review)
Bale (Matt Sayles / The Spokesman-Review)
By Derrik J. Lang Associated Press

Holy People’s Choice Awards, Batman!

“The Dark Knight” soared away with every trophy it was nominated for Wednesday at the 35th annual fan-favorite ceremony.

The caped crusader flick won five awards, including favorite movie, actuion movie, cast, superhero and on-screen matchup, for Christian Bale’s Batman and the late Heath Ledger’s Joker.

“On behalf of all of the cast from the movie, thank you very much to the fans,” said Bale. “Here’s to Heath.”

Other recipients selected by Internet voters in categories spanning movies, television and music included “Dancing With the Stars” as favorite reality show; Brad Pitt as favorite leading man; Angelina Jolie as favorite female action star; and Ellen DeGeneres as favorite talk show host.

“WALL-E” won for best family movie, “27 Dresses” for best comedy and “The Secret Life of Bees” for best drama and independent movie.

Will Smith was named both the top male action star and best male movie star, Reese Witherspoon the best female movie star and Kate Hudson the best leading lady.

Funny male and female star trophies went to Adam Sandler and Tina Fey.

“House” was dubbed the favorite TV drama, the best TV comedy was “Two and a Half Men” and the top animated comedy was “The Simpsons.”

Hugh Laurie (“House”) won for male TV star, and Christina Applegate (“Samantha Who?”) for best female TV star.

In musical categories, Carrie Underwood was named favorite female singer and Chris Brown favorite male singer. Rascal Flatts took group honors.

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