People's Choice Awards - Winners!

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On CBS tonight, one of the only award shows which blame can only be put on the viewers aired. I'm talking of course about the People's Choice Awards, and this year's edition may be the most important for the ceremony--it turned 35 years old tonight. Not only is it a birthday, it also is rebounding from last year's writers strike (which left then host Queen Latifah to fend for herself) and is still building upon its change in voting system--in 2005 it went online to let the "people" choose its winners.

Latifah once again hosted this year's event, which features categories from the worlds of film, music, and our favorite, television. Sure it isn't the Oscars, Emmys, or *gasp* even the Golden Globes (example: best new comedy nominee...Kath & Kim?), but the PCAs are a bit of fun and represent a different kind of awards show...an awards show that loves network television, doesn't think Lost is a good drama or The Office is a good comedy, and has a favorite game show category.

The highlights in the television crowd included House, which came up big with the best drama award and best male actor award for Hugh Laurie. On the comedy side, Two and a Half Men took the show prize, and Christina Applegate won the best actress prize for her role in Samantha Who?. CBS won both new show awards for Gary Unmarried and The Mentalist.

In other media, The Dark Knight won a ton of film awards, and Chris Brown and Carrie Underwood topped the music awards.

The winners in the television categories are listed below in bold. A list of all winners is available at the People's Choice Awards Web site.

Favorite TV Drama
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Grey's Anatomy
House

Favorite TV Comedy
Samantha Who?
Two And a Half Men
Ugly Betty

Favorite Animated Comedy
Family Guy
The Simpsons
South Park

Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy Show
Heroes
Supernatural
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles

Favorite Competition/Reality Show
American Idol
Dancing With the Stars
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

Favorite Game Show
Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?
Deal or No Deal
Jeopardy!

Favorite Male TV Star
Patrick Dempsey
Hugh Laurie
Charlie Sheen

Favorite Female TV Star
Christina Applegate
Sally Field
Mariska Hargitay

Favorite Talk Show Host
Ellen DeGeneres
David Letterman
Regis Philbin & Kelly Ripa

Favorite Scene-Stealing Guest Star
Luke Perry on Law & Order: SVU
Britney Spears on How I Met Your Mother
Robin Williams on Law & Order: SVU

Favorite TV Drama Diva
Holly Hunter as Grace Hanadarko on Saving Grace
Mary-Louise Parker as Nancy Botwin on Weeds
Kyra Sedgwick as Deputy Chief Brenda Johnson on The Closer

Favorite New TV Drama
90210
Fringe
The Mentalist

Favorite New TV Comedy
Gary Unmarried
Kath & Kim
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