'Dark Knight' Wins Big At People's Choice Awards
Posted on Thu Jan 8, 2009 08:00 AM PDT

Movies DarkKnight200PC.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - "The Dark Knight" swept the People's Choice Awards Wednesday night in Los Angeles, winning the award in every category it was nominated.

The latest Batman movie took home five awards, including favorite cast, superhero, action movie and on-screen match-up for Christian Bale's Batman and Heath Ledger's Joker.

Brad Pitt was named favorite leading man, while his partner Angelina Jolie was voted favorite female action star.

The animated film "WALL-E" picked up the award for favorite family movie, while "27 Dresses" took home the comedy award and "The Secrete Life of Bees" was voted best drama. "Bees" was also named favorite independent movie.

Will Smith received two crystal awards, winning favorite male movie star and male action hero.

Reese Witherspoon was singled out as the favorite female movie star and Kate Hudson was people's choice for favorite leading lady.