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01.08.2009

THE 35TH ANNUAL PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS KICKED OFF AWARD SEASON WITH BIG NAMES AND EVEN BIGGER SURPRISES

Winners Include "The Dark Knight," Carrie Underwood, Will Smith, "House," "Wall-E," Reese Witherspoon, Chris Brown, Ellen DeGeneres, "The Secret Life of Bees," Angelina Jolie, "Dancing with the Stars," Christian Bale, Kid Rock, Brad Pitt, "Two and a Half Men," Katy Perry, Hugh Laurie, Christina Applegate, Robin Williams and Heath Ledger

 

Winners for THE 35TH ANNUAL PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS were announced during a live broadcast hosted by Queen Latifah on Wednesday, Jan. 7 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/ delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.

 

Four categories remained open for online voting through the first hour of the live broadcast - Favorite New TV Comedy ("Gary Unmarried"), Favorite New TV Drama ("The Mentalist"), Favorite Online Sensation ("Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog") and Favorite User-Generated Video ("Barack Roll").

 

Two contests were announced during the award show, featuring two People's Choice Award favorites. Winner for Favorite Group of 2008, Rascal Flatts told fans to create and vote on the cover art for their 6th studio album, Unstoppable. Host and nominee Queen Latifah is offering singer/songwriters the chance to be featured on her upcoming album, Persona. Submissions for both contests will be accepted at the People's Choice Web site, http://www.pcavote.com/.

 

 

The complete list of winners follows:

 

MOVIES

 

Favorite Movie

The Dark Knight

  

Favorite Family Movie 

WALL-E

  

Favorite Action Movie

The Dark Knight

  

Favorite Movie Comedy 

27 Dresses

 

 

  

Favorite Movie Drama

The Secret Life of Bees

 

Favorite Independent Movie 

The Secret Life of Bees

 

Favorite Cast 

The Dark Knight (Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart, Michael Caine, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman)

 

Favorite Male Movie Star

Will Smith

 

Favorite Leading Man 

Brad Pitt

  

Favorite Male Action Star 

Will Smith

 

Favorite Female Movie Star

Reese Witherspoon

 

Favorite Leading Lady

Kate Hudson

 

Favorite Female Action Star

Angelina Jolie

 

Favorite On-Screen Match Up 

Christian Bale & Heath Ledger (The Dark Knight)

 

Favorite Superhero

Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne/Batman

 

TELEVISION


Favorite TV Drama 

House

 

Favorite TV Comedy 

Two and a Half Men

 

Favorite Animated Comedy 

The Simpsons

  

Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy Show 

Heroes

  

Favorite Competition/Reality Show

Dancing With the Stars

 

Favorite Game Show

Deal or No Deal

 

Favorite Male TV Star 

Hugh Laurie

 

Favorite Female TV Star

Christina Applegate

 

Favorite Talk Show Host 

Ellen Degeneres

 

Favorite Scene-Stealing Guest Star 

Robin Williams on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

  

Favorite TV Drama Diva 

Kyra Sedgwick as Deputy Chief Brenda Johnson on The Closer

 

FAVORITE NEW TV COMEDY

Gary Unmarried

 

FAVORITE NEW TV DRAMA

The Mentalist


MUSIC

  

Favorite Male Singer 

Chris Brown

  

Favorite Female Singer

Carrie Underwood

  

Favorite Group

Rascal Flatts

  

Favorite R&B Song 

"No One" by Alicia Keys

 

Favorite Pop Song

"I Kissed a Girl" by Katy Perry

 

Favorite Rock Song

"All Summer Long" by Kid Rock

 

Favorite Country Song

"Last Name" by Carrie Underwood

  

Favorite Hip Hop Song

"Low" by Flo Rida featuring T-Pain

  

Favorite Combined Forces

"No Air" by Jordin Sparks featuring Chris Brown

 

Favorite Song From a Soundtrack 

"Mamma Mia" by Meryl Streep from Mamma Mia!

 

MISCELLANEOUS

 

Favorite Funny Male Star 

Adam Sandler

 

Favorite Funny Female Star

Tina Fey

 

Favorite Star Under 35

Carrie Underwood

 

FAVORITE ONLINE SENSATION

Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog

  

FAVORITE USER-GENERATED VIDEO

Barack Roll

 

THE 35TH ANNUAL PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS is produced by Procter & Gamble Productions, Inc., which is represented by MediaVest Worldwide Inc., supervisors of the production.  Fred Nelson is the President of People's Choice.  Carol Donovan is the executive producer for the fifth year. Central Talent Booking is the talent consultant.  Bruce Gowers  directed the special.  The People's Choice community at http://www.pcavote.com/ serves as a year-round destination for entertainment enthusiasts to voice their opinions on pop culture.

 

RATING: TVPG-L