People’s Choice noms reveal…people’s bizarre tastes

It’s never easy to gauge the true tastes of American audiences when it comes to what they watch and listen to.

The nominations for the 28th Annual People’s Choice Awards–sponsored by the Gallup Organization–were announced on Tuesday and some surprising picks lead the pack. Actor Jason Alexander (of ABC‘s axed sitcom Bob Patterson) received a nod as favorite male performer in a new television series, and the high-octane flick The Fast and the Furious scored a nomination as well.

Here’s the complete rundown of those nominated for the upcoming ceremony to be held Jan. 13, 2002 in Pasadena and broadcast on CBS:

Motion Picture: The Fast and the Furious, Pearl Harbor, Shrek

Motion Picture Star in a Comedy: Jim Carrey, Eddie Murphy, Ben Stiller

Motion Picture Star in a Drama: Tom Hanks, Anthony Hopkins, Denzel Washington

Motion Picture Actor: Mel Gibson, Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington

Motion Picture Actress: Sandra Bullock, Julia Roberts, Jennifer Lopez

Television Comedy Series: Everybody Loves Raymond, Frasier, Friends

Television Dramatic Series: ER, Law & Order, The West Wing

Male Television Performer: Drew Carey, Kelsey Grammer, Ray Romano

Female Television Performer: Jennifer Aniston, Oprah Winfrey, Calista Flockhart

Male Performer in a New Television Series: Jason Alexander, (Bob Patterson), Scott Bakula (Enterprise), Damon Wayans (My Wife and Kids)

Female Performer in a New Television Series: Ellen DeGeneres (The Ellen Show), Kim Delaney (Philly), Jill Hennessy (Crossing Jordan), Reba McEntire (Reba)

Male Musical Performer: Garth Brooks, Tim McGraw, George Strait

Female Musical Performer: Faith Hill, Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez

Musical Group: ‘N Sync, Backstreet Boys, Dixie Chicks