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[01/08/09 - 06:23 AM]
The 35th Annual People's Choice Awards Kicked Off Award Season with Big Names and Even Bigger Surprises
The night's TV winners included "House," "Two and a Half Men," "Heroes," "The Simpsons," "Dancing With the Stars," "Deal or No Deal," "Gary Unmarried" and "The Mentalist."

[via press release from CBS]

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 being 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 is directing 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





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· CLOSER, THE (TNT)
· DANCING WITH THE STARS (ABC)
· DEAL OR NO DEAL (NBC)
· GARY UNMARRIED (CBS)
· HEROES (NBC)
· HOUSE (FOX)
· LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT (NBC)
· MENTALIST, THE (CBS)
· SIMPSONS, THE (FOX)
· TWO AND A HALF MEN (CBS)









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