It wasn’t until an hour and a half into Wednesday night’s (January 5) People’s Choice Awards that the beloved “Twilight Saga” trio — Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner — finally made their appearance at the awards show, which meant fans unfortunately never got to find out whether Stewart would walk down the sapphire carpet with Pattinson, her rumored beau. But while the show began with a shutout for the “Twilight” stars, they ended up winning some of the biggest awards of the night, just as they did in 2010.
Johnny Depp won Favorite Male Movie Star for the fifth time in a row, beating both Lautner and Pattinson for the honor. Still sporting his “The Tourist” haircut, the favorite actor thanked his fans for the “stupefying honor” because it “comes from the people who keep us all here.”
Zac Efron also bested both Stewart and Pattinson (and his ex-girlfriend Vanessa Hudgens) as Favorite Movie Star Under 25, another surprising shutout. “What an honor it is to be nominated among my contemporaries,” Efron acknowledged, and thanked the connection he has with fans for keeping him around.
But where were the “Twilight Saga” fans, infamous for their skills that allow “Twilight” to continuously sweep fan-voted awards shows?
Turns out they were focusing their attention on getting Stewart the win for Favorite Movie Actress. The big three finally made their appearance more than three-quarters of the way into the show when Stewart accepted her big award. (By the way, it was Lautner — not Pattinson — who walked her to the stage.)
It was Stewart’s first time at the People’s Choice Awards, and in true KStew style, it was clear the “Twilight Saga” star was uncomfortable onstage. But she was sure to thank her fans, giving them a bit of a tease from the set of “Breaking Dawn.”
“We’re shooting ‘Breaking Dawn’ right now. It’s going really well; it’s really fun,” she said during her acceptance speech. Spoiler alert! “I was a vampire this morning in Baton Rouge, so it’s really weird.”
Since it took the trio so long to show up to the awards show, host Queen Latifah wasn’t going to let them off the hook so easily. They were seated front and center, and Latifah put them on the spot with a list of “questions” directed at their characters. Example: If a wolf ate a vampire, but the vampire wasn’t dead, could the vampire eat the werewolf from the inside out? The awkward smile on Lautner’s face was all the answer we needed. But the awkwardness was all worth it when Latifah mistook Pattinson’s description of the “posh” airplane that they flew on from Baton Rouge for “plush.” Oh, those silly Brits!
And “The Twilight Saga” ended the show with a bang, winning Favorite Movie, Favorite Drama Movie and Favorite Onscreen Team, presented by Ashton Kutcher and Natalie Portman. Pattinson beat Lautner and Stewart to the microphone, and Lautner threw some faux punches at his onscreen enemy. “Taylor wanted to go first, but I wanted him to go last,”
Pattinson joked, then let Lautner proceed.
“I can’t believe this! You guys are unreal,” Lautner gushed. “It still amazes me. For movie number three, ‘Eclipse,’ already, you guys have gotten us here today, but you guys have also given us the opportunity to, as Kristen said, be filming ‘Breaking Dawn.’
“I can’t wait for you guys to see it,” he continued. “Mark my words:
The best is yet to come.”
Stewart took the stage after him, adding to her previous acceptance speech, “I just want to thank our producer Wyck [Godfrey]. Dude, thank you so much, and everybody at Summit of course. And the fans.”
Last but not least, Pattinson took to the mic amid deafening screams from the crowd. He said he couldn’t hear what either of his co-stars said in their speeches, but “can guarantee they both wrote speeches.”
His spur-of-the-moment speech was short and sweet, saying, “Thank you so much for the fun, People’s Choice. Thank you so much for everything. It’s been a wonderful experience.”
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