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Last Updated: Thursday May 27 2010 06:43 GMT

Twilight wins three film awards

Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner in a scene from the next Twilight movie, Eclipse

The Twilight film series won three big prizes at the National Movie Awards.

New Moon beat Avatar and Alice in Wonderland to be best fantasy movie and Eclipse - the next Twilight flick - was named the most anticipated summer film.

Robert Pattinson also won performance of the year, beating his co-stars Taylor Lautner and Kristen Stewart.

Harry Potter did well too, taking home a special recognition award for the franchise and best family movie for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

Emma Watson and Daniel Radcliffe
Emma Watson and Daniel Radcliffe are filming for the last Harry Potter movie

Members of the public voted for the winners, who were announced in a ceremony at London's Royal Festival Hall on Wednesday.

The Half-Blood Prince beat stiff competition from Up and Nanny McPhee And The Big Bang to win the best family category.

Picking up the award with his Potter co-star Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe said: "It's fantastic for us, six films in with two more to go, to still be getting this kind of recognition."

Emma added: "This is such an incredible honour. It's so wonderful that you still love these films. We still love making them."

Their co-star Rupert Grint was sick so couldn't attend.


Robert Pattinson
Some of the crowd booed when they were told Robert Pattinson couldn't be there

There were some boos from the crowd when they were told Robert Pattinson couldn't be at the event because he's away filming.

Instead, the British actor sent a video message, saying: "It means a lot to me because you the fans decided the winner. Thanks for voting for me."