The Dark Knight dominates People’’s Choice AwardsJanuary 8th, 2009 - 6:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 8 (ANI): Batman blockbuster The Dark Knight grabbed a handful of trophies at the People’’s Choice Awards in Los Angeles on January 7.
The 2008 superhero film, which grossed more than 500 million dollars, topped the claimed Favorite Superhero, Favorite Movie, Favorite Onscreen Match-Up, Favorite Action Movie and Favorite Cast categories.
Batman Christian Bale, co-star Aaron Eckhart and director Christopher Nolan were honoured with a lengthy standing ovation as they walked the Shrine Auditorium stage to claim their prizes.
Bale further went on to raise one of the awards in remembrance of late fellow actor and villain in the film, Heath Ledger, saying: “Here’’s to Heath.
Heath had died from an accidental overdose of prescription drugs in January last year, reports Contactmusic.
The second highest-grossing flick in US box-office history had also won the title to be the Best Film of 2008 on a prominent movie news website Moviehole.net.
Other award-winners were:
Favourite Funny Male Star - Adam Sandler
Favourite Talk Show Host - Ellen DeGeneres
Favourite Male Singer - Chris Brown
Favourite Movie Comedy - 27 Dresses
Favourite Female Movie Star - Reese Witherspoon
Favourite Male Movie Star - Will Smith
Favourite R+B Song - No One by Alicia Keys
Favourite Leading Man - Brad Pitt
Favourite Male Action Star - Will Smith
Favourite Female Action Star - Angelina Jolie
Favourite Pop Song - I Kissed A Girl by Katy Perry
Favourite Animated Comedy - The Simpsons
Favourite Rock Song - All Summer Long by Kid Rock
Favourite Female Singer - Carrie Underwood
Favourite Leading Lady - Kate Hudson
Favourite Movie (Drama) - The Secret Life of Bees (ANI)
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