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People's Choice Awards: 'Harry Potter' finale a fan favorite

January 12, 2012 | 12:35 am

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
With no competition from a "Twilight" film at this year's People's Choice Awards, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2" was free to clean up. The final installment of the wizarding franchise won awards — all of which are chosen by the general public through online voting — for favorite movie, favorite action movie, favorite ensemble movie cast and favorite book adaptation.

The "Potter" magic wasn't quite strong enough to win Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint or Tom Felton the award for favorite movie star under 25, which went to Chloe Moretz (of "Hugo"); perhaps the "Deathly Hallows" stars split the vote against one another. Radcliffe also lost out in the category of favorite movie actor, which saw perennial winner Johnny Depp crowned once again. Depp added a win for favorite animated movie voice for his title character in "Rango."

Emma Stone, who starred in "The Help" and "Crazy, Stupid, Love," took home two awards: favorite movie actress and favorite comedic movie actress. And it seems Twi-hards had a bit of say after all, as the Robert Pattinson-starring "Water for Elephants" won favorite drama movie, despite receiving mixed reviews and failing to set the box office on fire.

Following is a list of all the movie nominees and winners:

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