The trio of musical categories for the 28th annual People’s Choice Awards are populated with a nearly equal mix of country and pop artists. Country artists dominate the male musical performer slate as Garth Brooks, Tim McGraw, and George Strait will compete for the honor.
Faith Hill is the lone country nominee in the female musical performer category. She’ll go head-to-head with pop icons Jennifer Lopez and Britney Spears. In the musical group column, rival boy bands ‘N Sync and the Backstreet Boys will vie for the prize against country act the Dixie Chicks.
Nominees are in 18 categories covering film, television, and music, and the winners are determined by a nationwide poll conducted by the Gallup Organization. Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington lead with nominations in the favorite film actor and favorite dramatic actor categories.
Actor/comedian Kevin James (“The King of Queens”) will host the Jan. 13 ceremony, which will air live on CBS.
Here is the full list of People’s Choice Awards nominees:
Male musical performer: Garth Brooks, Tim McGraw, George Strait
Female musical performer: Faith Hill, Jennifer Lopez, Britney Spears
Musical group: ‘N Sync, Backstreet Boys, Dixie Chicks
Motion picture: “The Fast and the Furious,” “Pearl Harbor,” “Shrek”
Favorite actor: Mel Gibson, Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington
Favorite actress: Sandra Bullock, Jennifer Lopez, Julia Roberts
Comedic performer: Jim Carrey, Eddie Murphy, Ben Stiller
Dramatic performer: Tom Hanks, Anthony Hopkins, Denzel Washington
Television drama: “ER,” “Law & Order,” “The West Wing”
Television comedy: “Everybody Loves Raymond,” “Frasier,” “Friends”
Male television performer: Drew Carey, Kelsey Grammer, Ray Romano
Female television performer: Jennifer Aniston, Calista Flockhart, Oprah Winfrey
Male performer in a new television series: Jason Alexander, “Bob Patterson”; Scott Bakula, “Enterprise”; Damon Wayans, “My Wife and Kids”
Female performer in a new television series: Ellen DeGeneres, “The Ellen Show”; Kim Delany, “Philly”; Jill Hennessy, “Crossing Jordan”; Reba McEntire, “Reba”
Reality-based television show: “The Real World,” “Survivor: The Australian Outback,” “Temptation Island”
New television comedy: “The Ellen Show,” “My Wife and Kids,” “Scrubs”
New television drama: “Alias,” “Crossing Jordan,” “Law & Order: Criminal Intent”
Daytime drama: “All My Children,” “Days of Our Lives,” “The Young and the Restless”