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The People's Choice is...

Winners are announced at the 40th Annual People's Choice Awards in Los Angeles.

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Former couple Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder prove that they still look great together, winning the People's Choice Award for best onscreen chemistry as lovers on The Vampire Diaries.

Dobrev and Somerhalder joked about their onscreen and offscreen relationships as they arrived on stage together to accept the award for one of the less traditional categories of the night.

"We started dating on the show," Dobrev, 25, said. "We started dating in real life," added Somerhalder, 35.

Not awkard ... Actors Nina Dobrev (L) and Ian Somerhalder, winners of the favorite onscreen chemistry award for <i>The Vampire Diaries</i>, joked about their offscreen break-up.

Not awkward: Actors Nina Dobrev (L) and Ian Somerhalder, winners of the favorite onscreen chemistry award for The Vampire Diaries, joked about their offscreen break-up. Photo: Getty Images

"Then we broke up in real life," the Canadian actress said. "And yet our characters are still dating on the show," joked Somerhalder, finishing her sentence.

"It's a good thing it's not awkward," said Dobrev.

The couple ended their relationship in May 2013 after more than three years together, but they have remained good friends, with their chemistry on screen still clearly palpable.

Actors Melissa McCarthy (L) and Sandra Bullock  a winning duo at the People's Choice Awards in LA.

Actors Melissa McCarthy (L) and Sandra Bullock a winning duo at the People's Choice Awards in LA. Photo: Getty Images

The two followed the exchange with rehersed awkward glances, before laughing and accepting their awards with a kiss on the cheek.

The People's Choice winners are chosen by fans, who can vote online across 58 categories spanning film, TV and music. This year, more than 700 million votes were cast, organizers said.

Actress Sandra Bullock swept the 40th People's Choice awards on Wednesday with four wins, cementing her status as a favorite among the fan-selected winners, while singer Justin Timberlake dominated the music categories with three wins.

Comedic actor Adam Sandler still holds audiences' favour with <i>Grown Ups 2</i>.

Comedic actor Adam Sandler still holds audiences' favour with Grown Ups 2.

Bullock, 49, picked up three awards for favorite movie actress, dramatic movie actress and comedy movie actress for her roles in existential space drama Gravity and in female buddy-comedy The Heat. She also won favorite movie duo alongside her Gravity co-star George Clooney, while the film won favorite drama movie.

"An actor can't do what they do without hundreds of amazing people working for them and alongside them. I learned so much this year. I got to work with Melissa McCarthy on The Heat. ... And on Gravity, the nicest people in the world would string me up and leave me there, and I still had an amazing time," the Oscar-winning actress said.

Singer Timberlake, 32, who returned to the musical spotlight in 2013 with the two-part release of The 20/20 Experience after more than five years away to focus on his acting, picked up three awards including favorite album.

Timberlake also won favorite male artist and favorite R&B artist, but was beaten in the favorite pop artist category by Britney Spears, who won her first People's Choice award in her career spanning 15 years.

Actor Robert Downey Jr. was named favorite action movie star for his leading role in Disney-Marvel's Iron Man 3, which also won favorite movie and action movie.

Adam Sandler won favorite comedic actor for the fourth consecutive time, this year for Grown Ups 2. While his films have failed to gain much favor with critics in recent years, Sandler is a favorite at the People's Choice awards.

- with Reuters

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