Country and teen pop reigned supreme at the 28th annual People's Choice Awards, held last night (Jan. 13) at the Pasadena (Calif.) Civic Auditorium. Garth Brooks beat out Tim McGraw and George Strait

Country and teen pop reigned supreme at the 28th annual People's Choice Awards, held last night (Jan. 13) at the Pasadena (Calif.) Civic Auditorium. Garth Brooks beat out Tim McGraw and George Strait to win the favorite male musical performer award, marking the 12th time he has walked away with the honor.

"We've been fortunate enough to be here before, it never grows old," Brooks said in accepting the award. "This is a special time for us... we've announced our retirement from music, so this is gonna be the last time we get to stay here." Taking a moment to acknowledge the fans in the audience, he added, "They say this comes from you guys, if it's true, I love you to death!"

The favorite female musical performer award went to Faith Hill, while 'N Sync came out on top of the favorite musical group or band trophy.

One of country music's queens was also a winner, although not in a musical category. Reba McEntire took home the award for favorite female performer in a new television series, for her work on the WB sitcom "Reba." McEntire performed the show's theme song prior to accepting the honor, her ninth from the People's Choice Awards..

Modern rock act Smash Mouth was also on hand to perform its cover of "I'm a Believer," which was featured in the favorite motion picture winner, "Shrek."

Actor Tom Hanks was the night's big winner, taking home two awards: favorite motion picture star and favorite motion picture star in a drama.

Nominees and winners of the People's Choice Awards are determined by a nationwide poll conducted by the Gallup Organization. No suggestions of entries or nominees are given for the 18 categories covering film, television, and music.

Here is the complete list of winners:

Favorite motion picture: "Shrek"
Favorite motion picture star in a comedy: Eddie Murphy
Favorite motion picture star in a drama: Tom Hanks
Favorite motion picture star: Tom Hanks
Favorite motion picture actress: Julia Roberts
Favorite male television performer: (tie): Kelsey Grammer, "Frasier"; Ray Romano, "Everybody Loves Raymond"
Favorite female television performer: Jennifer Aniston, "Friends"
Favorite male performer in a new television series: Damon Wayans, "My Wife and Kids"
Favorite female performer in a new television series: Reba McEntire, "Reba"
Favorite television comedy series: "Friends"
Favorite television dramatic series: "ER"
Favorite new television comedy series: "My Wife and Kids"
Favorite new television dramatic series: "Alias"
Favorite reality-based television program: "Survivor: The Australian Outback"
Favorite daytime dramatic series: "Days of Our Lives"
Favorite male musical performer: Garth Brooks
Favorite female musical performer: Faith Hill
Favorite musical group or band: 'N Sync

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