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The People Have Spoken

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Mar 19, 2001 | 11:51am EST

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).

"Dark Angel's" Jessica Alba will face off with Bette Midler and Geena Davis in the same category for women.

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

Drew Carey Kelsey Grammer Ray Romano

Favorite Female Television Performer

Jennifer Aniston Jenna Elfman Calista Flockhart

Favorite Male Performer In A New Television Series

Tom Cavanagh -- ``Ed'' John Goodman -- ``Normal, Ohio'' Michael Richards -- ``The Michael Richards Show''

Favorite Female Performer In A New Television Series

Jessica Alba -- ``Dark Angel'' Geena Davis -- ``The Geena Davis Show'' Bette Midler -- ``Bette''

Favorite Motion Picture

"The Green Mile" "The Patriot" "Remember the Titans"

Favorite Dramatic Motion Picture "The Green Mile" "The Patriot" "Remember the Titans"

Favorite Comedy Motion Picture

"Meet the Parents" "Nutty Professor II: The Klumps" "Scary Movie"

Favorite Motion Picture Star In A Comedy

Jim Carrey Eddie Murphy Adam Sandler

Favorite Motion Picture Star In A Drama

Mel Gibson Tom Hanks Denzel Washington

Favorite Motion Picture Actor

Mel Gibson Tom Hanks Denzel Washington

Favorite Motion Picture Actress

Sandra Bullock Julia Roberts Meg Ryan

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

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