UNIVERSAL CITY, California -- They've been an underground sensation, an independent film, and an out-of-left-field hit. Tonight, the stars of "Twilight" took their ascension to the ultimate level: Best Movie winners.
"We're going to Disneyland!" Peter Facinelli screamed backstage, surrounded by the Cullen clan moments after receiving the Golden Popcorn for best film of the year.
"I feel fantastic, amazing," Ashley Greene marveled. "We won a lot of things!"
"We did well," Michael Welch agreed. "We won five out of seven, because Taylor and Rob couldn't both win, and then there was Best Song (won by Miley Cyrus)."
"Of course, we're all excited about best picture. But I'm also so excited for Kristen," Ashley said, adding that Stewart's win was an extra-special moment for the cast. "Because she won Best Female, it wasn't one of the 'breakouts' -- she was in a heavy-hitting category. I'm proud of her!"
"I'm proud of all my family right now," grinned Elizabeth Reaser, who plays Cullen matriarch Esme in the film series.
"I think it was pretty clear that Catherine should talk," Welch explained backstage, saying that the cast agreed beforehand to let director Hardwicke give the acceptance speech should they win -- but only because another main creative influence wasn't in the house. "Stephenie [Meyer] should have been here and, as Kristen said, accepted every award. Because this really is all her."
As they celebrated their wins backstage, the "Twilight" stars all agreed it would be a night they'd never forget.
"Brüno landing on Eminem!" Facinelli said when asked about his favorite non-"Twilight" moment.
"I loved Kings of Leon," Taylor Lautner added.
But even those moments paled in comparison to the coronation of "Twilight." "I feel like a winner," Ashley Greene laughed.
"It's kind of insane," Reaser agreed, as the cast all headed out into the night. "We kind of need to go party right now."
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