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[10/28/04 - 12:00 AM]
Nominations Are Announced for 'The 31st Annual People's Choice Awards,' to Be Broadcast January 9 on the CBS Television Network

[via press release from CBS]

NOMINATIONS ARE ANNOUNCED FOR �THE 31ST ANNUAL PEOPLE�S CHOICE AWARDS,� TO BE BROADCAST JANUARY 9 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

Oprah, Charlize Theron, George Clooney, Maroon 5, Prince, Will Smith, David Letterman, �CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,� �CSI: NY,� Marg Helgenberger, �Everybody Loves Raymond,� �The Amazing Race� and Dr. Phil McGraw Are Among the Nominees

The nominees for THE 31ST ANNUAL PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS were announced by �Listen Up� stars Jason Alexander and Malcolm-Jamal Warner and �Desperate Housewives� stars Eva Longoria and Nicollette Sheridan at a press conference at the Hollywood & Highland shopping and entertainment center. The winners will be revealed Sunday, Jan. 9 (9:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.

This year's show has been revamped to include significant changes that reflect today's entertainment preferences. Also, for the first time, a dedicated web site has been created for fans to vote for their choices in all categories. Votes can be placed at www.pcavote.com starting today. Winners will be announced on the Jan. 9 broadcast.

Partnering with the culture-savvy editors at Entertainment Weekly, the new production team compiled a list of categories and potential nominees which reflect what is current and what people are listening to and watching. As part of the change, thousands more fans had the opportunity to participate in the nomination process through Entertainment Weekly's Front Row Panel of over 6,000 entertainment enthusiasts recruited by the magazine from across the country. Panelists voted from the list of categories and potential nominees provided, and will also be able to write-in their own nomination choices. The top five selections in each category became the official nominees.

The list of nominees follows:

MOVIES

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 MAN
Zach Braff
Jim Carrey
Colin Farrell
Jude Law
Brad Pitt

FAVORITE LEADING LADY
Drew Barrymore
Jennifer Garner
Natalie Portman
Kate Winslet
Renee Zellweger

MUSIC

FAVORITE GROUP
Evanescence
Maroon 5
No Doubt
OutKast
U2

FAVORITE MALE SINGER
Eminem
Josh Groban
John Mayer
Prince
Usher

FAVORITE FEMALE SINGER
Sheryl Crow
Norah Jones
Alicia Keys
Avril Lavigne
Sarah McLachlan

FAVORITE REMAKE
�Carwash� Christina Aguilera/Missy Elliot/Lil� Kim
�The First Cut is the Deepest� Sheryl Crow
�It�s My Life� No Doubt
�Livin� La Vida Loca� Antonio Banderas & Eddie Murphy
�Take My Breath Away� Jessica Simpson

FAVORITE COMBINED FORCES
Christina Aguilera / Missy Elliot / Lil� Kim �Carwash�
Black Eyed Peas / Justin Timberlake �Where is the Love�
Norah Jones / Dolly Parton �The Grass is Blue�
Lil� John / Usher �Yeah!�
Britney Spears / Madonna �Me Against the Music�

TELEVISION

FAVORITE NEW TV COMEDY
�Complete Savages�
�Entourage�
�Father of the Pride�
�Joey�
�Quintuplets�

FAVORITE NEW TV DRAMA
�Boston Legal�
�CSI: NY�
�Desperate Housewives�
�Jack and Bobby�
�Lost�

FAVORITE TV COMEDY
�Arrested Development�
�Everybody Loves Raymond�
�Scrubs�
�That '70s Show�
�Will & Grace�

FAVORITE TV DRAMA
�Alias�
�CSI: Crime Scene Investigation�
�Gilmore Girls�
�The O.C.�
�Sopranos�

FAVORITE FEMALE TV STAR
Jennifer Garner (�Alias�)
Lauren Graham (�Gilmore Girls�)
Marg Helgenberger (�CSI: Crime Scene Investigation�)
Debra Messing (�Will & Grace�)
Megan Mullally (�Will & Grace�)

FAVORITE MALE TV STAR
Jason Bateman (�Arrested Development�)
Zach Braff (�Scrubs�)
Matthew Fox (�Lost�)
Matt Le Blanc (�Joey�)
James Spader (�Boston Legal�)

FAVORITE LATE NIGHT TALK SHOW HOST
Jimmy Kimmel
Jay Leno
David Letterman
Conan O�Brien
Jon Stewart

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

FAVORITE DAYTIME TALK SHOW HOST
Tony Danza
Ellen DeGeneres
Dr. Phil McGraw
Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa
Oprah Winfrey

FAVORITE REALITY SHOW/COMPETITION
�The Amazing Race�
�American Idol�
�The Apprentice�
�Survivor�
�Last Comic Standing�

FAVORITE REALITY SHOW/MAKEOVER
�Extreme Makeover: Home Edition�
�Pimp My Ride�
�Queer Eye for the Straight Guy�
�Trading Spaces�
�What Not to Wear�

FAVORITE REALITY SHOW/OTHER
�Airline�
�Newlyweds�
�The Real World�
�The Surreal Life�
�Wife Swap�

*Additional feature film categories will be announced at a later date

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.

RATING: To Be Announced





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· AIRLINE (A AND E)
· ALIAS (ABC)
· AMAZING RACE, THE (CBS)
· AMERICAN IDOL (FOX)
· APPRENTICE, THE (NBC)
· ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT (NETFLIX)
· BOSTON LEGAL (ABC)
· COMPLETE SAVAGES (ABC)
· CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (CBS)
· CSI: NEW YORK (CBS)
· DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES (ABC)
· DR. PHIL (SYNDICATION)
· ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW, THE (SYNDICATION)
· ENTOURAGE (HBO)
· EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND (CBS)
· EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION (ABC)
· FATHER OF THE PRIDE (NBC)
· GILMORE GIRLS (CW)
· JACK & BOBBY (WB)
· JOEY (NBC)
· LAST COMIC STANDING (NBC)
· LIVE WITH KELLY & MICHAEL (SYNDICATION)
· LOST (ABC)
· NEWLYWEDS: NICK & JESSICA (MTV)
· OC, THE (FOX)
· OPRAH WINFREY SHOW, THE (SYNDICATION)
· PIMP MY RIDE (MTV)
· QUEER EYE (BRAVO)
· QUINTUPLETS (FOX)
· REAL WORLD, THE (MTV)
· SCRUBS (ABC)
· SOPRANOS, THE (HBO)
· SURREAL LIFE, THE (VH1)
· SURVIVOR (CBS)
· THAT '70S SHOW (FOX)
· TONY DANZA SHOW, THE (SYNDICATION)
· WIFE SWAP (ABC)
· WILL & GRACE (NBC)





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