Steven Spielberg picked up another honor for one of his movies Tuesday — this time not for “Schindler’s List” but “Jurassic Park,” which nabbed the People’s Choice Award as favorite motion picture.
The 20th annual awards ceremony also scored a shut out on its longtime broadcast home, CBS, as ABC received awards in seven of the eight television categories, with the only remaining honors going to NBC’s “Frasier” (in a tie with ABC’s “Grace Under Fire”) and its star Kelsey Grammer as favorite new comedy series and male performer in a new series.
“Grace’s” Brett Butler was voted favorite female lead in a new show, and the rest of the TV honors also went to ABC, including a double win for “NYPD Blue” as favorite overall and new dramatic series. “Home Improvement” claimed its third People’s Choice Award among comedy series, while its star, Tim Allen, and “Roseanne’s” Roseanne Arnold picked up their third and fourth awards, respectively, as favorite TV performers.
Two other box office smashes, “Mrs. Doubtfire” and “The Firm,” were chosen as favorite comedy and drama motion picture.
Spielberg, who accepted for “Jurassic Park,” also received a special career-achievement honor.
Awards are chosen through surveying by the Gallup Organization. A complete list of the winners follows:
Favorite motion picture: “Jurassic Park.”
Comedy motion picture: “Mrs. Doubtfire.”
Dramatic motion picture: “The Firm.”
Actor in a comedy: Robin Williams.
Actress in a comedy: Whoopi Goldberg.
Actor in a drama: Tom Cruise.
Actress in a drama: Julia Roberts.
TV comedy series: “Home Improvement.”
TV dramatic series: “NYPD Blue.”
New TV comedy series: “Frasier,””Grace Under Fire.”
New TV dramatic series: “NYPD Blue.”
Male TV performer: Tim Allen.
Female TV performer: Roseanne Arnold.
Male performer in a new TV series: Kelsey Grammer.
Female performer in a new TV series: Brett Butler.
Male musical performer: Garth Brooks.
Female country music performer: Reba McEntire.
Rock group: Aerosmith.