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[12/02/04 - 12:00 AM]
Additional Categories and Nominees, Including Favorites in Film and Country Music, Are Announced for 'The 31st Annual People's Choice Awards,' to Be Broadcast Sunday, JaN. 9 on the CBS Television Network

[via press release from CBS]

ADDITIONAL CATEGORIES AND NOMINEES, INCLUDING FAVORITES IN FILM AND COUNTRY MUSIC, ARE ANNOUNCED FOR "THE 31ST ANNUAL PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS," TO BE BROADCAST SUNDAY, JAN. 9 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

"Favorite Movie," "Favorite Movie Villain," "Favorite Country Group," Favorite On-Screen Chemistry" and "Favorite Animated Movie Star" Are Among the New Categories

Additional categories and nominees, including favorites in film and country music, have been announced for THE 31ST ANNUAL PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS, to be broadcast live from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, Calif., Sunday, Jan. 9 (9:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.

The second round of voting for THE 31ST ANNUAL PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS has begun, and includes categories such as "Favorite Movie," "Favorite Movie Villain," "Favorite Country Group," "Favorite On-Screen Chemistry" and "Favorite Animated Movie Star." Starting immediately, fans can vote for their favorite nominees in the new categories at www.pcavote.com. Voting will close at 12:00 Noon PT on Monday, Dec. 13. Only the categories of "Favorite New TV Comedy" and "Favorite New TV Drama" will remain open through the first hour of the live broadcast.

THE 31ST ANNUAL PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS is being produced by Procter & Gamble Productions, Inc. The People's Choice Awards is fully sponsored by products of Procter & Gamble, which is represented by MediaVest Worldwide, Inc., supervisors of the production. Carol Donovan ("GQ Men of the Year Awards") is the executive producer. Central Talent Booking is the talent consultant. Bruce Gowers ("The American Music Awards") is directing the special.

The list of additional categories and nominees follows:

FAVORITE MOVIE
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Fahrenheit 9/11
The Incredibles
Shrek 2
Spiderman 2

FAVORITE MOVIE DRAMA
The Bourne Supremacy
Collateral
Finding Neverland
The Passion of the Christ
Ray

FAVORITE MOVIE COMEDY
13 Going on 30
Anchorman
Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason
Mean Girls
Shrek 2

FAVORITE SEQUEL
Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Kill Bill Vol. 2
Shrek 2
Spiderman 2

FAVORITE MOVIE VILLAIN
Bill in Kill Bill Vol. 2 (David Carradine)
Doc Ock in Spiderman 2 (Alfred Molina)
Elle Driver in Kill Bill Vol. 2 (Daryl Hannah)
The Fairy Godmother in Shrek 2 (Jennifer Saunders)
Sirius Black in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Gary Oldman)

FAVORITE ANIMATED MOVIE
The Incredibles
The Polar Express
Shrek 2
SpongeBob Squarepants, The Movie
Team America: World Police

FAVORITE ANIMATED MOVIE STAR
Donkey in Shrek 2 (Eddie Murphy)
Elastigirl in The Incredibles (Holly Hunter)
Frozone in The Incredibles (Samuel L. Jackson)
Puss In Boots in Shrek 2 (Antonio Banderas)
Shrek in Shrek 2 (Michael Myers)

FAVORITE ON-SCREEN CHEMISTRY
Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler (50 First Dates)
Kate Winslet and Jim Carrey (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind)
Kate Winslet and Johnny Depp (Finding Neverland)
Kirsten Dunst and Tobey Maguire (Spiderman 2)
Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson (Starky and Hutch)

FAVORITE COUNTRY GROUP
Alison Krauss & Union Station
Brooks & Dunn
Lonestar
Rascal Flatts
SheDaisy

FAVORITE COUNTRY MALE SINGER
Jimmy Buffet
Alan Jackson
Toby Keith
Tim McGraw
Willie Nelson

FAVORITE COUNTRY FEMALE SINGER
Loretta Lynn
Martina McBride
Reba McEntire
LeAnn Rimes
Shania Twain

FAVORITE HAIR
Courteney Cox Arquette
Penelope Cruz
Jennifer Garner
Kate Hudson
Charlize Theron

FAVORITE LOOK
Brandy
Cameron Diaz
Kate Hudson
Scarlett Johansson
Natalie Portman

FAVORITE SMILE
Rosario Dawson
Jennifer Lopez
Sarah Jessica Parker
Julia Roberts
Aisha Tyler

FAVORITE FUNNY MALE STAR
Jack Black
Jim Carrey
Will Ferrell
Jon Stewart
Ben Stiller

FAVORITE FUNNY FEMALE STAR
Ellen DeGeneres
Tina Fey
Debra Messing
Megan Mullally
Wanda Sykes

Note: Nominees for the second round of voting were determined in the same way as the first. Partnering with the culture-savvy editors at Entertainment Weekly, the new production team compiled a list of categories and potential nominees to reflect what is current and what people are listening to and watching. Entertainment Weekly's Front Row Panel of over 6,000 entertainment enthusiasts from across the country voted for their top five selections in each category, which became the official nominees.

RATING: To Be Announced





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