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Encyclopedia > People's Choice Award

The People's Choice Awards, held annually in January, is one of the few awards shows to be based on popularity. It is also the only awards show that honors every entertainment category (movies, music, and television).


The awards are based upon annual results from A Gallup Poll is an opinion poll frequently used by the mass media for representing public opinion. The poll is named after its inventor, the American statistician George Gallup. The poll typically uses a simple random sampling method in order attempt to keep the level of bias to a minimum... Gallup polls. Each year, Gallup takes a survey of different categories for favorite actor, actress, movie, artist, television program, or group. The scope is unlimited—the public can choose whoever or whatever they wanted. The results of the annual survey are announced in the form of the People's Choice Awards.


What is unique about the People's Choice Awards is that every year there is at least one tie in any given category (on occasion, the voting in a select category is so close that Gallup declares a tie in that area). For instance, in 2003 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar, and also: The International Year of Freshwater The European Disability Year Events January January 1 - Luíz Inácio Lula Da Silva becomes the 37th President of Brazil. Pascal Couchepin becomes President of the Confederation in... 2003, both Tobey Maguire in Spider-Man Spider-Man is the name of an extremely successful movie (released on May 3, 2002) which stars Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst and Willem Dafoe and was directed by Sam Raimi. It is an adaptation of the story of how the Marvel Comics superhero Spider-Man... Spider-Man and The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring is a film, released on Wednesday, December 19, 2001, directed by Peter Jackson with a runtime of 178 minutes (2 hours, 58 minutes). It retells the adventures of the members of the Fellowship of the Ring that is contained in... The Lord of The Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring tied for Favorite Motion Picture.


The winners of the 31st annual awards (airing January 9 is the 9th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 356 days remaining (357 in leap years). Events 1431 - Trial of Joan of Arc began in Rouen, the seat of the English occupation government. 1760 - Afghans defeat Marathas in Battle of Barari Ghat. 1768 - Philip... January 9, 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. Events January Iraqi police officers hold up their index fingers marked with purple indelible ink, a security measure to prevent double voting. Worldwide aid effort continues to develop in response to the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake. January 3... 2005) will be decided by online voting (see External links below).


The People's Choice Awards currently air on CBSs first color logo, which debuted in the fall of 1965. CBS Broadcasting, Inc. is a major radio and television network in the United States. CBS was one of the three commercial television networks that dominated broadcasting in the United States before the rise of cable television. In the... CBS and is produced by Procter & Gamble Co. (P&G) (NYSE: PG) is a global $50 billion (sales per year) consumer goods corporation based in Cincinnati, Ohio that manufactures a wide range of consumer products. The company has approximately 106,000 employees. Television Logo controversy Former P&G logo The company received... Procter & Gamble Productions.


External links

  • People's Choice Awards voting site (http://www.pcavote.com/)
  • Information and results (http://www.imdb.com/Sections/Awards/Peoples_Choice_Awards_USA/) at the The Internet Movie Database (IMDb), owned by Amazon.com, is an online database of information about movie stars, movies, television shows, commercials, and video games. The IMDb has an extensive amount of information on works, including basic details such as actors and directors, plot summaries and reviews, as well as... Internet Movie Database.

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In 2004 Craig Ruddy's image of David Gulpilil, which won both the main prize and the "People's Choice" award, was challenged on the basis that it was a charcoal sketch rather than a painting.
The other category is the Peoples Choice Award in which votes from the viewing public are collected to find a winner, this award also comes with a monetary prize of $2,500.
Twice there has been a matching Packing prize winner and Peoples choice award (neither won the main prize), to Paul Newton's portrait of Roy Slaven and HG Nelson in 2001, and to Jan Williamsons portrait of singer/songwriter Jenny Morris the following year in 2002.
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