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Peoples Choice Awards - Overlooked by FOX

Reported by Marie Therese - January 6, 2005

Newshounds Editorial

The Peoples Choice Awards. Sunday night, 9PM ET (delayed PT). Movies, TV shows, entertainers, etc. all picked by "the folks." Fahrenheit 9/11 is up for Best Picture and Passion of the Christ in the running for Best Movie Drama. Where's FOX News Channel on this one? Doesn't it have all the earmarks of a MONUMENTAL STRUGGLE between GOOD in the person of Mel Gibson, battered, beleaguered champion of all that's holy & sanctified and EVIL in the person of (hiss, boo) Michael Moore, the FAT TRAITOR who wants to SELL US to the nearest AL QAEDA terrorist while gleefully counting his money all the way to the bank?

Well, FOX is probably hedging its bets.

In the event Moore loses and Gibson wins, FOX will be all over it, singing hosannas in praise of Gibson while their resident prophet, Saint William of Loofah, heralds it as another VICTORY FOR GOD.

If, on the other hand, Moore wins and Gibson loses, why, they've got that covered, too. They'll just drag out a cadre of their multi-million dollar holy men to pound the pulpit and lament the victory of Satan and the demons of darkness (that would be me and whoever else voted for Fahrenheit 9/11!).

And, if both win - well, then FOX will probably ignore it. After all that would just prove what everyone already knows. The country is split right down the middle.

So, loyal readers, mark your calendars. Invite the gang over. Break out the popcorn, pretzels, brew and beer-nuts and spend the night just having a good time watching a silly awards show.

(I promise I won't tell if you happen to have a buck or two riding on the outcome!)

Here is the list of nominees. Feel free to post your choices and spend some quality time discussing the absolutely frivolous!

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 Animated Movie
  The Incredibles
  The Polar Express
  Shrek 2
  SpongeBob SquarePants, The Movie
  Team America: World Police

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

Favorite Animated Movie Star
  Donkey in Shrek 2 (Eddie Murphy)
  stigirl 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 Villain Movie Star
  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 On-Screen Chemistry
  Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler (50 First Dates)
  Kate Winslet and Jim Carrey (Eternal Sunshine)
  Kate Winslet and Johnny Depp (Finding Neverland)
  Kirsten Dunst and Tobey Maguire (Spiderman 2)
  Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson (Starsky and Hutch)  

Favorite Female Movie Star
  Nicole Kidman
  Julianne Moore
  Julia Roberts
  Charlize Theron
  Reese Witherspoon

Favorite Male Movie Star
  George Clooney
  Tom Cruise
  Johnny Depp
  Tom Hanks
  Denzel Washington

Favorite Female Action Movie Star
  Kate Beckinsale
  Halle Berry
  Angelina Jolie
  Keira Knightley
  Uma Thurman

Favorite Male Action Movie Star
  Matt Damon
  Hugh Jackman
  Tobey Maguire
  Viggo Mortensen
  Will Smith

Favorite Leading Lady
  Drew Barrymore
  Jennifer Garner
  Natalie Portman
  Kate Winslet
  Renee Zellweger

Favorite Leading Man
  Zach Braff
  Jim Carrey
  Colin Farrell
  Jude Law
  Brad Pitt

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