2012 People’s Choice Awards: Red Carpet Highlights

The stars came out to accept accolades from their fans, and they looked great doing it.

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Host and <i>Big Bang Theory</i> actress Kaley Cuoco arrived at the 2012 People's Choice Awards in a floor-length cream gown — her finest look of the evening. Click to see more red carpet looks.
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Cuoco opened the show with a skit that saw her in character as <i>Big Bang Theory</i>'s Penny — referring to the host of the People's Choice Awards as "some blonde bimbo from a sitcom."
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Ginnifer Goodwin, who plays Mary Margaret Blanchard in <i>Once Upon a Time,</i> was pretty in bright pink with this bold silhouette.
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Emma Stone, who won the first award of the night for Favorite Movie Actress, looked cute as ever in emerald — a favorite color of the evening.
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<i>Vampire Diaries</i> starlet Nina Dobrev worked the stage in her bright green Elie Saab dress when she accepted the award for Favorite TV Drama Actress — a win she credited entirely to her fans' write-in campaign.
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Whitney Cummings wore a long-sleeved, belted sequined dress as she watched the sitcom she created, CBS's <i>Two Broke Girls,</i> take home Favorite New TV Comedy.
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Ashley Greene arrived in a black DKNY dress and Brian Atwood heels. She presented her <i>Twilight</i> co-star Robert Pattinson with the Favorite Movie Drama award for his <i>Water for Elephants.</i>
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Dancer and presenter Julianne Hough rocked a daring dress that exposed her entire back — and then some.
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<i>High School Musical</i> graduate Vanessa Hudgens stepped out in a sheer black and metallic-detailed gown with a plunging neckline and flowing train.
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Meanwhile, fellow former Disney princess Demi Lovato showed off her curves in a peach gown by Marchesa. She performed live during the show and accepted the award for Favorite Pop Artist.
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Ellen DeGeneres, winner for Favorite Daytime TV Host, was accompanied by wife and <i>Arrested Development</i> star Portia de Rossi.
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Country singer Faith Hill looked slim and sleek in another favorite color of the night, a bright rosy red.
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<i>House of Lies</i> actress Kristen Bell looked red-hot in a sheer, lace and leather A-line dress with gold-accented heels.
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"How I Met You Mother" star Alyson Hannigan, who is expecting a baby soon, showed off her bump in this chic jewel-encrusted red mini.
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<i>Glee</i> star Lea Michele, who bested Tina Fey, Courteney Cox, Jane Lynch and Kaley Cuoco for Favorite TV Comedy Actress, wore a beaded and elaborately draped Marchesa gown with strappy silver heels.
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Presenter Sharon Osbourne was joined by daughter Kelly on the red carpet.
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Among host Kaley Cuoco's numerous outfits was this poufy red number.
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Presenters Terrence Howard, who kept it casual in a velvet paisley sports jacket and jeans, and a stylish Jennifer Morrison in Oscar de la Renta and a high bun prove that all styles have a place at the People's Choice Awards.
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Speaking of paisley jackets, <i>Jersey Shore</i>'s Ronnie Ortiz-Magro classed it up a bit, leaving his chain at home for the night.
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<i>Cougar Town</i> actress Busy Philipps accessorized a body-hugging cobalt sheath with black jeweled earrings and a high ponytail.
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Fourteen-year-old <i>Hugo</i> starlet Chloë Grace Moretz, who took home the award for Favorite Movie Star Under 25, looked perfectly age-appropriate in a black-and-emerald Proenza Schouler belted dress.
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Another "How I Met Your Mother" star, Cobie Smulders, made an appearance in this figure-hugging royal blue number.
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A very grown-up looking Miley Cyrus floated down the red carpet in this lovely white halter dress with a plunging neckline.
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Kat Dennings, who broke out into primetime this year on "Two Broke Girls" kept low-key in this black knee-grazing dress.
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Sophisticated sister actresses Tia and Tamara Mowry wore complimentary black and platinum hued gowns, and struck a sassy pose on the red carpet.
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