Animated movie sequel Shrek 2 swept the boards at last night's (09JAN05) 31st Annual People's Choice Awards with a staggering five wins.

The film defied the odds by collecting gongs for Favourite Movie Drama, Favourite Movie Comedy, Favourite Animated Movie, Favourite Sequel, Favourite Animated Movie Star and Favourite Villain Movie Star.

FAHRENHEIT 9/11 shocked viewers by claiming the Favourite Motion Picture award - despite attacking US President GEORGE W BUSH - while last year's (04) other controversial picture, Mel Gibson's The Passion Of The Christ won the Favourite Movie Drama prize.

Hollywood darlings Julia Roberts and Johnny Depp were crowned the most popular male and female movie stars, while Renee Zellweger was named the Favourite Leading Lady for her portrayal of loveable 'singleton' Bridget Jones in BRIDGET JONES: THE EDGE OF REASON.

Brad Pitt's victory as the Favourite Leading Man for his part in movie epic Troy was overshadowed by his recent split from wife Jennifer Aniston.

The ceremony, hosted by TV stars Jason Alexander and Malcolm-Jamal Warner, was held at the California's Pasadena Civic Auditorium and broadcast on America's CBS TV network.

The nominations were chosen by editors at US magazine ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY, the People's Choice production team and a panel of pop culture fans, while winners of the 38 film, television and music categories were determined by internet voting.

The full list of winners are:

Favourite Motion Picture: FAHRENHEIT 9/11

Favourite Movie Drama: THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST

Favourite Movie Comedy: SHREK 2

Favourite Animated Movie: SHREK 2

Favourite Sequel: SHREK 2

Favourite Animated Movie Star: DONKEY IN SHREK 2 (Eddie Murphy) Favourite Villain Movie Star: THE FAIRY GODMOTHER IN SHREK 2 (Jennifer Saunders) Favourite On-Screen Chemistry: DREW BARRYMORE AND ADAM SANDLER (50 FIRST DATES)

Favourite Female Movie Star: JULIA ROBERTS

Favourite Male Movie Star: JOHNNY DEPP

Favourite Female Action Movie Star: Angelina Jolie

Favourite Male Action Movie Star: Will Smith

Favourite Leading Lady: RENEE ZELLWEGER

Favourite Leading Man: BRAD PITT

Favourite New TV Comedy: JOEY

Favourite New TV Drama: Desperate Housewives

Favourite TV Comedy: WILL + Grace


Favourite Female TV Star: Marg Helgenberger (CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION) Favourite Male TV Star: MATT LeBLANC (JOEY)

Favourite Late Night Talk Show Host: David Letterman

Favourite Daytime Talk Show Host: ELLEN DeGENERES

Favourite Reality Show/Competition: American Idol

Favourite Reality Show/Makeover: EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION

Favourite Reality Show/Other: NEWLYWEDS: NICK AND JESSICA

Favourite Country Group: BROOKS + DUNN

Favourite Country Female Singer: Shania Twain

Favourite Country Male Singer: Tim Mcgraw

Favourite Group: U2

Favourite Female Singer: Alicia Keys

Favourite Male Singer: Usher


Favourite Combined Forces: LIL' JOHN / USHER - YEAH!

Favourite Funny Female Star: ELLEN DeGENERES

Favourite Funny Male Star: Jack Black

Favourite Smile: JULIA ROBERTS

Favourite Hair: Jennifer Garner

Favourite Look: Kate Hudson.

10/01/2005 09:41