‘9/11’ tops at People’s Choice

Pasadena: Two controversial films that defied the odds to earn millions at the box office joined a familiar green ogre to take top honours at the 31st Annual People’s Choice Awards on Sunday. The Michael Moore film “Fahrenheit 9/11,” which took a critical look at President Bush’s actions after the September 11, 2001, attacks, won the favorite movie award, while Mel Gibson’s explicit “The Passion of the Christ” won in the favorite drama category. Moore dedicated his win to the US troops fighting overseas. The animated “Shrek 2” swept a number of categories, being named favorite comedy, favorite sequel and favorite animated movie. The character of Donkey in “Shrek 2,” voiced by Eddie Murphy, was named favorite animated movie star, while the Fairy Godmother, voiced by Jennifer Saunders, won in the favorite movie villain category. Perennial favourites Julia Roberts and Johnny Depp won for favorite female and male movie star. Matt LeBlanc and Marg Helgenberger won for favorite male and female TV stars.

“Will & Grace,” won for favourite TV comedy. “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” was named favourite TV drama. — AP