This one just gets weirder and weirder. Now in its 27th year, the People’s Choice Awards have announced their nominees and the results are even more worth a recount than that mess in Florida.
Culled by a nationwide Gallup poll of 213 million Americans, according to Reuters reports, the voters picked “The Patriot,” “Remember the Titans” and “The Green Mile” as best film nominees. But the problem is, “The Green Mile,” starring Tom Hanks, was released last year. Hmmm.
The award show, which honors those in film, music and TV, will pay tribute to favorites like Mel Gibson, Britney Spears and, um, Alabama.
On the TV front, Michael Richards (“The Michael Richards Show”) and John Goodman (“Normal, Ohio”) are each nominated in the favorite male performer in a new TV series category along with “Ed’s” Tom Cavanagh — despite the fact that these shows are all ratings stinkers (yeah, that makes sense).
Once again, however, the American masses are sticking with NBC favorites like “Frasier,” “Friends” but are taking a chance this year by adding “The West Wing” to their nominees list.
Musically, the Backstreet Boys were snubbed this year and replaced with rival ‘N Sync to go up against the Dixie Chicks and Alabama — which makes us wonder if the boy band has somehow gone country.
In the girl pop column, Britney Spears and Shania Twain are back to contend with Faith Hill this year.
Here’s the list of nominees:
Favorite Male Television Performer
Favorite Female Television Performer
Favorite Male Performer In A New Television Series
Favorite Female Performer In A New Television Series
Favorite Motion Picture
Favorite Comedy Motion Picture
“Meet the Parents” “Nutty Professor II: The Klumps” “Scary Movie”
Favorite Motion Picture Star In A Comedy
Favorite Motion Picture Star In A Drama
Favorite Motion Picture Actor
Favorite Motion Picture Actress
Favorite Male Musical Performer
Garth Brooks Ricky Martin George Strait
Favorite Female Musical Performer
Faith Hill Britney Spears Shania Twain
Favorite Musical Group Or Band
Alabama Dixie Chicks ‘N Sync