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Patriot’ Mel Gibson wins people’s hearts

January 8, 2001

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— Heartthrob actor Mel Gibson was honored twice Sunday night at the People's Choice Awards.

Gibson won for Motion Picture Star in a Drama and the more general Motion Picture Actor category. The 45-year-old Gibson beat out Tom Hanks, 44, and Denzel Washington, 46, who also were nominated in both categories.

Actor Mel Gibson accepts his awards for favorite Motion Picture
Actor and favorite Motion Picture Star in a drama Sunday at the
27th annual People's Choice Awards in Pasadena, Calif.

Actor Mel Gibson accepts his awards for favorite Motion Picture Actor and favorite Motion Picture Star in a drama Sunday at the 27th annual People's Choice Awards in Pasadena, Calif.

Gibson's "The Patriot," Hanks' "The Green Mile," and Washington's "Remember the Titans" dominated the movie categories with each gaining nominations for Motion Picture and Dramatic Motion Picture. "The Green Mile" won the awards in both categories.

Veteran big-screen star Bette Midler won a People's Choice award for Female Performer in a New Television Series. The other nominees were Jessica Alba of "Dark Angel" and Geena Davis for her work in "The Geena Davis Show."

John Goodman also won for his performance in a new television series, but his show "Normal, Ohio" already has been canceled.

The NBC hospital series "ER" won best television drama for the eighth consecutive year.

The awards also included three categories that were determined by Internet voting. Those categories included New Television Comedy Series, New Television Dramatic Series and Reality-Based Television Program.

The 27th Annual People's Choice Awards was held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. The ceremony was the first of the year's many awards shows, which include the American Music Awards, Golden Globes and the Academy Awards.

Nominees and winners were selected by a Gallup Organization poll. Organizers of the ceremony did not specify how many people were polled.

The complete list of winners:

Motion Picture: "The Green Mile."

Actor Michael Clarke Duncan shows off two awards for the film "The
Green Mile" at the 27th annual People's Choice Awards in Pasadena,
Calif. Duncan starred in the film, which won for Favorite Motion
Picture and Favorite Dramatic Motion Picture.

Actor Michael Clarke Duncan shows off two awards for the film "The Green Mile" at the 27th annual People's Choice Awards in Pasadena, Calif. Duncan starred in the film, which won for Favorite Motion Picture and Favorite Dramatic Motion Picture.

Dramatic Motion Picture: "The Green Mile."

Comedy Motion Picture: "Meet the Parents."

Motion Picture Star in a Comedy: Jim Carrey.

Motion Picture Star in a Drama: Mel Gibson.

Motion Picture Actor: Mel Gibson.

Motion Picture Actress: Julia Roberts.

Male Television Performer: Drew Carey.

Female Television Performer: Jennifer Aniston.

Male Performer in a New Television Series: John Goodman, "Normal, Ohio."

Female Performer in a New Television Series: Bette Midler, "Bette."

Television Comedy Series: "Friends."

Television Dramatic Series: "ER"

Male Musical Performer: Garth Brooks.

Female Musical Performer: Faith Hill.

Musical Group or Band: 'N Sync.

New Television Comedy Series: "Ed."

New Television Dramatic Series: "Dark Angel."

Reality-Based Television Program: "Survivor."

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