Country, Rap, Rock Are People's Choice
Americans love country, rap, and rock, according to the results of the 29th Annual People's Choice Awards. Country act the Dixie Chicks and rock group Creed tied for the favorite group or band honor aAmericans love country, rap, and rock, according to the results of the 29th Annual People's Choice Awards. Country act the Dixie Chicks and rock group Creed tied for the favorite group or band honor at last night's (Jan. 12) ceremony, while country superstar Faith Hill was honored as favorite female musical performer, and rapper Eminem took the male award.
Hill was on hand to accept her award, thanking the people who voted as her husband Tim McGraw watched, smiling, from the audience. The Dixie Chicks offered a videotaped acceptance, with lead singer Natalie Maines thanking fans from the Austin, Texas, studio where the group is recording and rehearsing for its upcoming tour. Creed and Eminem were not present; their awards were accepted by their presenters.
Aired live on CBS from the Pasadena (Calif.) Civic Auditorium, the show was hosted by actor Tony Danza. Nominees and winners of awards in 16 film, television, and music categories were determined by a nationwide poll conducted by the Gallup Organization.
Two categories -- best new comedy series and best new television drama -- were determined by an Internet vote that ended during the show. Hundreds of thousands of voters gave the awards to ABC's "Eight Simple Rules for Dating Your Teenage Daughter" and CBS' "CSI: Miami," respectively.
Here is the full list of People's Choice Awards winners:
Favorite female musical performer: Faith Hill
Favorite male musical performer: Eminem
Favorite group or band: (tie) Dixie Chicks and Creed
Favorite motion picture: (tie) "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" and "Spider-Man"
Favorite dramatic motion picture: "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring"
Favorite comedy motion picture: "My Big Fat Greek Wedding"
Favorite motion picture actor: Mel Gibson
Favorite motion picture actress: Julia Roberts
Favorite television dramatic series: "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation"
Favorite television comedy series: "Friends"
Favorite female television performer: Jennifer Aniston
Favorite male television performer: Ray Romano
Favorite reality-based television program: "Survivor: Thailand"
Favorite daytime dramatic series: "Days of Our Lives"
Favorite new television comedy series: "8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter"
Favorite new television dramatic series: "CSI: Miami"