“Titanic” continued its winning ways Sunday, capturing the award for best movie of 1998 at the 25th annual People’s Choice Awards ceremony.
Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock were selected as favorite film stars, while Tim Allen of “Home Improvement” and Helen Hunt of “Mad About You” won in the television categories.
TV shows “ER” and “L.A. Doctors” were honored along with singers Garth Brooks and Celine Dion.
Three special “all-time favorite” awards were given to Harrison Ford (movies), Bill Cosby (TV) and Elton John (music).
Senior Daily Variety columnist Army Archerd, his wife, Selma, Lew Wechsler and Bunnie Stivers received the Crystal Award for their contributions to the People’s Choice Awards.
CBS aired the awards show live Sunday (9-11 p.m./ET, delayed 9-11 p.m./PT).
The awards, the first nationally televised kudos show of the year, originated for the first time from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, previous venue for many years of the Primetime Emmy Awards.
For the first time, the awards used votes of Internet users in the three all-time favorite categories.
And the winners were:
All Time Favorite TV Star: Bill Cosby
All Time Favorite Movie Star: Harrison Ford
All Time Favorite Musical Performer: Elton John
TV Dramatic Series: “ER”
TV Comedy Series: “Frasier” and “Seinfeld” (tie)
New TV Dramatic Series: “L.A. Doctors”
New TV Comedy Series: “Jesse” and “Will & Grace” (tie)
Male TV Performer: Tim Allen
Female TV Performer: Helen Hunt
Male Performer in a New TV Series: Nathan Lane
Female Performer in a New TV Series: Christina Applegate
Male Musical Performer: Garth Brooks
Female Musical Performer: Celine Dion
Favorite Motion Picture: “Titanic”
Dramatic Motion Picture: “Titanic”
Comedy Motion Picture: “There’s Something About Mary”
Motion Picture Actor: Tom Hanks
Motion Picture Actress: Sandra Bullock