Gary Susman
December 05, 2002 AT 05:00 AM EST

What’s your favorite TV comedy? Your favorite recent movie? According to the pollsters at the Gallup organization, your favorite sitcom is probably ”Friends” or ”Everybody Loves Raymond,” and your favorite recent flick is probably ”Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring” or ”My Big Fat Greek Wedding.” Those are the shows and films that earned the most nominations for the Gallup-driven People’s Choice Awards, as announced Wednesday at a Los Angeles press conference hosted by Jami Gertz and Mark Addy of CBS’ ”Still Standing.” (Alas, no nominations for them or their program.)

”Friends” and ”Raymond” are  up against each other for three awards, including Favorite Television Comedy Series, Favorite Male Television Performer (Matt LeBlanc vs. Ray Romano) and Favorite Female Television Performer (Jennifer Aniston vs. Patricia Heaton). ”The Bernie Mac Show” got two nods (Favorite New Television Comedy Series and Favorite Male Television Performer), as did ”Will & Grace” (Favorite Television Comedy Series, and Favorite Female Television Performer for Debra Messing).

In movies, ”Fellowship” and ”Greek Wedding” led the nominees and are facing off against each other for Favorite Motion Picture; the Hobbits are also up for Favorite Dramatic Motion Picture, while Nia Vardalos’ Cinderella story is up for Favorite Comedy Motion Picture. Mel Gibson is a candidate for Favorite Motion Picture Actor, as ”Signs” is for Favorite Dramatic Motion Picture.

In musical categories, the wealth was spread across hip-hop (Eminem, Nelly), pop (Celine Dion, ‘N Sync), and country (Alan Jackson, Faith Hill, Dixie Chicks). The winners will be named in a ceremony hosted by Tony Danza on CBS on Jan. 12. A full list of nominees is below.

Favorite Male Television Performer
Matt Le Blanc (”Friends”)
Bernie Mac (”The Bernie Mac Show”)
Ray Romano (”Everybody Loves Raymond”)

Favorite Female Television Performer
Jennifer Aniston (”Friends”)
Patricia Heaton (”Everybody Loves Raymond”)
Debra Messing (”Will & Grace”)

Favorite New Television Dramatic Series
”CSI: Miami”
”Everwood”
”Presidio Med”

Favorite New Television Comedy Series
”The Bernie Mac Show”
”Cedric The Entertainer Presents”
”8 Simple Rules For Dating My Teenage Daughter”

Favorite Television Dramatic Series
”CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”
”ER”
”Law & Order”

Favorite Television Comedy Series
”Everybody Loves Raymond”
”Friends”
”Will & Grace”

Favorite Reality-Based Program
”Fear Factor”
”The Real World: Las Vegas”
”Survivor: Thailand”

Favorite Daytime Dramatic Series
”All My Children”
”Days of Our Lives”
”The Young and the Restless”

Favorite Male Musical Performer
Eminem
Alan Jackson
Nelly

Favorite Female Musical Performer
Celine Dion
Faith Hill
Jennifer Lopez

Favorite Musical Group or Band
Creed
Dixie Chicks
‘N Sync

Favorite Motion Picture
”Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring”
”My Big Fat Greek Wedding”
”Spider-Man”

Favorite Dramatic Motion Picture
”Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring”
”Red Dragon”
”Signs”

Favorite Comedy Motion Picture
”Barbershop”
”My Big Fat Greek Wedding”
”Mr. Deeds”

Favorite Motion Picture Actor
Mel Gibson
Tom Hanks
Denzel Washington

Favorite Motion Picture Actress
Halle Berry
Sandra Bullock
Julia Roberts

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