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TROPHY TIME Tom Hanks didn’t even appear in a movie in 2001, but he still picked up the favorite motion picture actor and favorite dramatic motion picture actor awards at last night’s 28th annual People’s Choice Awards. It was same-old same-old for a lot of folks at the ceremony, with winners selected by a nationwide Gallup poll. Julia Roberts was named favorite motion picture actress, for the eighth time. ”ER” won a ninth straight citation as favorite TV drama. Garth Brooks won favorite male musical performer, for the 12th time. Reba McEntire, winner of eight previous awards for her music, won a ninth as best female performer in a new TV series for her show ”Reba.”

Others honorees at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium show included ”Shrek” (favorite motion picture), Eddie Murphy (favorite comedy motion picture star), Kelsey Grammer and Ray Romano (who tied for favorite male TV star), Jennifer Aniston (favorite female TV star), Damon Wayans (favorite male performer in a new TV series, ”My Wife and Kids”), ”Friends” (favorite TV comedy), ”My Wife and Kids” (favorite new TV comedy), Faith Hill (favorite female musical performer), and ‘N Sync (favorite musical group).

Russell Crowe won his third straight best actor award (after ”Gladiator” and ”The Insider”) from the Broadcast Film Critics Association at the group’s 7th annual Critics’ Choice awards Saturday night. The citation was one of four for ”A Beautiful Mind,” including best picture, best supporting actress (Jennifer Connelly), and best director (Ron Howard, who tied with ”Moulin Rouge”’s Baz Luhrmann). Accepting his award, Crowe praised his director, saying, ”Suffice it to say, ‘Opie done good!’ ” Then he apologized to Howard. ”I’m sorry, mate! I’m sorry!”

Best actress went to Sissy Spacek for ”In the Bedroom.” ”Sexy Beast”’s Ben Kingsley won best supporting actor. ”Memento” won best screenplay, and the ”Gosford Park” cast won best ensemble. The awards were selected by the group’s 160 TV and Internet-based critics and handed out at the Beverly Hills Hotel in a ceremony hosted by Bill Maher. It’ll be televised tonight on E!…

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