Katy Perry is in the popular clique now. The singer-actress won the most People's Choice Awards at Wednesday's 38th annual fan-favourite extravaganza. Perry, who was absent from the ceremony, was honoured in five categories, including favourite female artist, tour headliner, song of the year for E.T. with Kanye West, music video for Last Friday Night, and TV guest star for How I Met Your Mother.

Perry told fans on Twitter earlier this week that she wouldn't attend the show but that "I want to thank u all for voting for me, fingers crossed!" Actor Russell Brand filed for divorce from Perry last month.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, the final installment of the magical film series starring Daniel Radcliffe, followed behind Perry with four wins for favourite movie, action movie, book adaptation and ensemble movie cast, but the film's stars also weren't present at the ceremony, leaving more time on the CBS broadcast for winners in other categories.

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Canadian actress Nina Dobrev arrives at the 2012 People's Choice Awards in Los Angeles. Dobrev won for favourite TV drama actress. (Danny Moloshok/Reuters)

Ellen DeGeneres, Nina Dobrev, Chloe Grace Moretz, Adam Levine, Lea Michele and Demi Lovato, who performed Give Your Heart A Break, were among the winners on hand to accept their awards selected by internet votes.

"For all the Rachel Berrys out there, this one's for you guys," said Michele.

Emma Stone and Johnny Depp — another no-show — won two trophies at the ceremony, which was hosted by The Big Bang Theory star Kaley Cuoco. Depp and Stone, respectively, won the favourite movie actor and actress awards, while Depp was also honoured as favourite animated movie voice for Rango, and Stone was selected as favourite comedic movie actress.

"I moved to L.A. eight years ago this week with my mom, who's right there," Stone said while accepting her pair of crystal trophies. "It is so insane to be standing up here right now. It is hard to describe to you."

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Emma Stone was chosen favourite movie actress. The winners were selected by internet votes (Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)

Among the TV winners were How I Met Your Mother for TV comedy, Two Broke Girls for new TV comedy, Hot in Cleveland for cable TV comedy, Neil Patrick Harris for TV comedy actor, Supernatural for TV drama and fantasy show, Person of Interest for new TV drama, Pretty Little Liars for cable TV drama and Nathan Fillion for TV drama actor.

Winners in the movie categories included Hugh Jackman for action star, Bridesmaids for comedy movie, Water for Elephants for drama movie, Adam Sandler for comedic movie actor and Ryan Reynolds as Green Lantern for favourite superhero. Morgan Freeman was bestowed with the first-ever favourite movie icon award.

"When I found out that I'd been nominated for the first-ever People's Choice movie icon award, I decided to look up 'icon,"' Freeman said. "Here's what I found: The first definition said an icon is a tiny picture on a computer screen that represents a file."