Willis starrer cops three People’s Choice awards

'Sense' named top pic

“The Sixth Sense” scared away the competition Sunday at the 26th annual People’s Choice Awards, nabbing three nods, including overall favorite motion picture and actor for pic’s star Bruce Willis.

“Sense” also won top dramatic film of 1999. Also racking up multiple nods in film was “Big Daddy,” voted favorite laffer. Pic’s star Adam Sandler was crowned best actor in a comedy.

Julia Roberts and Harrison Ford won favorite film actress and top star in a drama, respectively.

On the television front, Drew Carey (ABC’s “The Drew Carey Show”) and Calista Flockhart (Fox’s “Ally McBeal”) were anointed favorite male and female performers.

Favorite comedy series went to “Friends,” and “ER” took home the drama nod.

Jennifer Love Hewitt (Fox’s “Time of Your Life”) and Billy Campbell (ABC’s “Once and Again”) were the choices for best new female and male performer.

In music, Ricky Martin, Shania Twain and the Backstreet Boys — all Grammy nominees — won awards: Martin for favorite male music performer; Twain, female performer; and Backstreet Boys, musical group or band.

The People’s Choice Awards, voted on using the results of a Gallup Organization-led nationwide poll, aired Sunday on CBS. Show was hosted by Don Johnson and Cheech Marin. Coordinating producer was Daily Variety’s Army Archerd, a founder of the kudocast.

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