The People’s Choice Awards celebrated fan favorites in television, movies and music at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles last night. Dressed in a bustier and sneakers, host Queen Latifah opened the show singing Taio Cruz’s “Dynamite” while the audience fist-pumped along.
The first performance of the evening came courtesy of Selena Gomez & the Scene. The 18-year-old looked gorgeous as she sang “A Year Without Rain,” the title track from her second studio album. She wore a strapless dress that accentuated her freshly tanned legs with a short front that flowed out into a long train.
Immediately after the song, Gomez was given the award for Favorite Breakout Artist, beating out B.o.B., Bruno Mars, Ke$ha and rumored boyfriend Justin Bieber. “Are you sure?” she said, visibly in shock, as she received the crystal trophy. Earlier she had told MTV that she didn’t expect to win: “I’ve completely accepted the fact that I will not be taking that one home.” Guess she was wrong!
The Texas native shrieked when she stepped off the stage and saw gal-pal Taylor Swift, who picked up the accolade for Favorite Country Artist.
Gomez’s one-time bestie Demi Lovato also won a trophy for Favorite TV Guest Star for playing a disturbed teen on medical drama Grey’s Anatomy last year and her movie Camp Rock 2 picked up the award for Favorite Family TV movie. Unfortunately, Lovato, who is still in rehab, was unable to attend the show.
Eva Longoria lost out to Glee's Jane Lynch for the Favorite TV comedy actress award. For a full list of winners, go here.
Here is Selena Gomez performing “A Year Without Rain” from last night’s show.