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Force was with George Lucas as 'Star Wars' tops viewer awards

Force was with George Lucas as 'Star Wars' tops viewer awards

The force was with "Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith," which was named favorite movie and favorite movie drama at yesterday's 32nd annual People's Choice Awards.

Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres and TV star Jennifer Garner also won multiple awards. Garner, of TV's "Alias," got the nod for female action star and female TV star.

DeGeneres was honored as favorite daytime talk show host and funny female star, the same awards she took home last year.

Johnny Depp again was named favorite male movie star, although Sandra Bullock took female honors over Angelina Jolie and Nicole Kidman. Last year's winner, Julia Roberts, wasn't in the running.

Brad Pitt returned as favorite leading man.

Reese Witherspoon collected the trophy for favorite leading lady playing country singer June Carter in "Walk the Line." One night earlier, Witherspoon won a Critics' Choice award, but like Lucas she noted that the popular voting for the People's Choice held a special appeal.

"You guys voted for us. Not the stuffy people in closed rooms ... people who voted actually go to the movies," she said.

On TV, the favorites included "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," "American Idol" and "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" - all repeats.

Ray Romano was named favorite male TV star even though his show, "Everybody Loves Raymond," has been off air for many months. The show also earned the title best TV comedy.

In one of the award program's funnier moments, Romano tried to coax his 13 year-old sons to join him onstage as they had in years past. But they refused, and Romano teased them in front of the packed house at Los Angeles' Shrine auditorium.

"Now all of a sudden, it's not cool to be with dad ... We got girlfriends. We got body hair," he said. The boys lowered their heads and hid their faces from the TV cameras.

The nominations were determined by editors at Entertainment Weekly, the People's Choice production team and a panel of pop culture fans. Winners were determined by Internet voting.

The complete list of favorites:

MOVIES

Female movie star: Sandra Bullock

Male movie star: Johnny Depp

Leading lady: Reese Witherspoon

Leading man: Brad Pitt

Female action star: Jennifer Garner

Male action star: Matthew McConaughey

On-screen matchup: Vince Vaughn & Owen Wilson (in "Wedding Crashers")

Movie comedy: "Wedding Crashers"

Movie drama: "Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith"

Family movie: "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory"

Movie: "Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith"

MUSIC

Female performer: Kelly Clarkson

Male performer: Tim McGraw

Group: Green Day

Tour: U2

Song From a Movie: "These Boots Are Made For Walkin'," as performed by Jessica Simpson in "The Dukes of Hazzard"

TELEVISION

New TV comedy: "My Name is Earl"

New TV drama: "Prison Break"

Comedy: "Everybody Loves Raymond"

Drama: "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation"

Reality show, competition: "American Idol"

Reality show, other: "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition"

Late night talk show host: Jay Leno

Daytime talk show host: Ellen DeGeneres

Female TV star: Jennifer Garner

Male TV star: Ray Romano

OTHER

Funny female star: Ellen DeGeneres

Funny male star: Adam Sandler

Crest Whitestrips Fans Favorite Smile: Cameron Diaz

Nice 'N Easy Fans Favorite Hair: Faith Hill

Olay Total Effects Fans Favorite Look: Jennifer Aniston


Updated : 2021-04-14 14:57 GMT+08:00