People’s choice: ‘Friends,’ ‘CSI,’ ‘Survivor’

Jan 13, 2003  •  Post A Comment

The people have spoken.
Jennifer Aniston and the show “Friends,” along with Ray Romano and the series “CSI” and “Survivor: Thailand,” were all honored Sunday evening at the 29th Annual People’s Choice Awards in Pasadena, Calif.
Ms. Aniston, who won her first Emmy last year, was named Favorite Female Television Performer, and “Friends” won as Favorite Television Comedy Series.
Mr. Romano was honored as Favorite Male Television Performer, although his show “Everybody Loves Raymond” was not one of the evening’s winners.
The CBS ratings blockbuster “CSI,” about police forensic experts in Las Vegas, was named Favorite Television Drama Series.
The CBS reality hit “Survivor: Thailand” was named Favorite Reality Based Television Program.
The NBC soap opera “Days Of Our Lives,” which has been on the air since 1965, was honored as Favorite Daytime Dramatic Series.
In music, the winners were singer Faith Hill, rapper Eminem and the groups Creed and the Dixie Chicks (which tied).
In movies, “Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring” and “Spiderman” were tied for favorite, while “Rings” was also named favorite drama. The favorite movie comedy was the year’s sleeper hit “My Big Fat Greek Wedding,” while Mel Gibson and Julia Roberts were named as acting favorites.
Most of the awards were based on a national Gallup Poll. The star-studded event was hosted by Tony Danza and broadcast on CBS. It was produced by Procter & Gamble Productions, in association with Walter C. Miller Productions and supervised for P&G (which is the sole network sponsor of the show) by MediaVest Worldwide.